Friday, November 18, 2016

Give Thanks Blog Hop

'Thank you' is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding. 
Alice Walker

Welcome to the Give Thanks Blog Hop!  You should have arrived from Jearise or if you are lost start at the beginning (Alicia's blog).  As we approach the holiday season, I think it is appropriate we should reflect on things for which we can be thankful.  We can be grateful for the little things and we should be grateful for the big things.  We should take the time to give thanks for all the persons and moments that make our lives so special.  

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Now on with the hop!
The whole team participated by making Thank You cards-

Tantalaya's card

After all of the Fall colors for this I went to the other side of the wheel. I want a light and pretty card to say thank you. I used BoBunny paper and took this card to the next level with the embellishments. Fun with sequins and brads and then to top it off we added a beautiful ribbon. simple stamping and great embellishments make this a fun and vibrant Thank You card.- Tantalaya

Gracie's Card

My granddaughter just had a birthday and she needs to send thank you notes.  I made her some easel cards with a large area for her to write.  I used a purchased digital image and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers.  I added a heavy black outline and fussy cut the bear.  He is mounted on yellow cardstock and I added some brown metal dots.  The card base is brown cardstock. The inside panel has pop dots behind it to help the easel stand.  I had to make 10 so they had to be simple! ~ Gracie 

Kimberly's car

This month we were asked to create a Thank you Card.  I created a clean and simple design that can be made in multiples using different colors.  It is great to have extra cards ready to use at any time.  Both stamp sets used are from SOA Beautiful World Collection.  I used light blue dye ink to stamp the cheveron images (by Catherine Pooler).  There are two in the set, each stamped twice. I stamped the Thank You (by Casual Fridays) in a darker blue, to creat contrast.  A sliver of silver glitter paper adorns the left side of the card.  Easy Peasy, right? - Kimberly 

Robbie's card

We all need thank you cards.  I have a quick one for you today.  All supplies are Stampin’ Up.  I began with a card base of Very Vanilla that measure 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored on the long side at 4 ¼”.  Cut a piece of  Petals and Paisleys Designer Series Specialty paper at 4” x 5 ¼”.  Attach to the card base.  Using the Copper Foil sheets and the Hello You Thinlits, cut out the word “Thanks”.  Use your Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue to apply small dots to the back of the word.  Set aside to dry.  Use the Paisleys and Posies bundle to stamp the flower using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Use the Cajun Craze, Delightful Dijon, and Mint Macaron markers to color the flower.  Use the coordinating framelits to cut out the flower.  Use a Stampin’ Dimensional behind the flower to attach the flower to your card.  Take the sentiment and attach to your card.  You now have a cute Fall Thank You card!- Robbie

Sue's card

For my Thank you card, I started by inking a portion of The Crafters Workshop’s Mini Chickenwire Reversed stencil with pumice stone distress ink. I then stamped the sentiment from Simon Says STAMP Many Thanks stamp set, stamped with Hero Arts Shadow Ink Pale Tomato. I added images from Paper Smooches’ Reflections stamp set, stamped with Hero Arts shadow inks (Lime Green and Pale Tomato). I matted the card with pink cardstock to add a bit more pop.- Sue

Denise's card

My brother has suffered from chronic pancreatitis for several years and recently had it removed and the insulin producing cells implanted into his liver where they are producing insulin.  He wanted to send several thank you cards to all those who cared for him and have continued to help as he heals.  The color associated with Pancreatitis and Pancreatic cancer is purple, so I embossed a white card using a folder from Sizzix.  I then used a blending tool to rub Dusty Concord Distress Ink over it.  I cut the ribbon and did the writing using my Cricut Explore.  It is based on a tattoo that my brother has and it has become his motto. - Denise

Up next is Theresa


  1. Great cards! I love them all and will be praying for your brother, Denise.

  2. What a line-up! Denise, what a lovely card you made for your brother to send. I hope he improves each day!

    1. Thank you Kim. He is a little better each day with just a few setbacks.

  3. The design team has done another outstanding job. Thanks to all of you.

  4. Love all these thank you cards and so thankful they shared them with us. Great job everyone.

  5. wonderful cards ladies! thanks so much for your creations!


  6. SUch lovely Thank you cards!! Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. Great thank you cards! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

  8. WOW!!! What wonderful cards.


  9. All of the Thank You cards are wonderful. Thanks for sharing how you each made them.

  10. They're all such great cards! What a way to say, "Thank you!"