Wednesday, November 25, 2009

austin's card

happy thanksgiving to all who are visiting the charmed life blog. I am writing up this post on wednesday evening. I spent the day cleaning and then doing my prep work for my thanksgiving feast.

my husband's family will be joining us for dinner. I bought a 22 lb turkey since we love leftovers and some of the family will want to take a plate home.

I also invited a young couple from church to join us as well. they are from texas and have no family here to celebrate with. my husband & I are like parents to them.

we just love ruben & aidee.

now onto my card for today. this is the last of my thanksgiving cards. I made it for my oldest grandson, austin. he doesn't notice all the details of the card like his brother. rather, he looks for something special in what I write to him.

so on the front I used rub-on words that mentioned all the food items he likes on thanksgiving. then on the inside I used a rub-on that read"thankful hearts". my thought was that our hearts should be thankful for all the blessings we have.

I wrote in his card that our hearts are thankful that we have him as a grandson. he had a rough day at school and this was perfect timing for him to hear that. he gave me the biggest hug and an "I love you grandma". he made my day as well.

on this card I used close to cocoa and summer sun cardstock. my designer paper is from heidi grace. I used the other side of this on a card a couple of days ago. I liked the big sunflowers on this side and knew they would work well with the idea I had.

my scarecrow is an embossed die-cut from we r memory keepers. I cut him out and popped him up on dimensionals. then I used rub-ons for all the words.
this picture came out a little dark but in real life it looks lighter.

well, its time to wrap this day up. I leave you with a few of the words from an old hymn titled

"count your blessings".
count your blessings,
name them one by one
count your blessings
see what God hath done


  1. What a super cute Thanksgiving card, Mary...sooo fun with that adorable image and I love how you created the sentiment!!!! Have a great Thanksgiving!!!

  2. cute card. BTW, tried leaving a comment on the Nov 22 post--it was not available. I could see the comments, but no box for me to leave one. it is: such a regal card, just amazingly beautiful. Love the colors. TFS

  3. what a wonderful card for your grandson - and how nice that he appreciates the special message you incorporate into it just for him!



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