Sunday, November 21, 2010

Ethan's Thanksgiving card

Happy Sunday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. This was such a laid back day for me.
My day started with church. Our worship team was exceptional today. I forgot to mention something to them after service. (Note to self-send Jesse an email!!)

Our Pastor had a different message today. It was about our names and the meaning behind them.
He said  our names speak of who we are and carry great influence in our culture whether we acknowledge it or not.

In our culture, most people don't know the meaning of their name. Or when we are naming our children we don't research the meaning of that name.
Several years ago for Christmas, I researched the meaning of my grandson's names. I put it on designer paper and framed it for them. They have them on their dresser,s and often I remind them of what their names mean.
Austin - means "guided by God"
Aidin - means - "little fire"
Ethan - means "steadfast in truth"

After, church I enjoyed a leisurely lunch, and then I decided to make a few cards. I did finish 2 that I will show on my blog in the next couple of days.

Yesterday, I had 3 of my stamp group over for an afternoon of stamping. We started with lunch first. I made some beef barley soup that they really enjoyed. And a "fruits of the forest" pie for dessert. I picked this up at our local bakery and it was really delicious. It had red raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and rhubarb. I don't usually buy store bought pies but this bakery is a top of the line. I wasn't disappointed in the least.

We all worked on different projects yesterday-mostly Christmas. I needed one more Thanksgiving card. It was for Ethan and he asked for a card with candy in it. Bless his little heart, he loves candy and this is a way for him to get some.

I bought some Stampin-Up sweet treat cups a while ago but never used them.  I knew that his card would be something with these cups so I fill it with m&m's

My friend Linda, brought me this stamp set "something sweet" to use with the cups and the idea for the card layout as well. I stamped in cajun craze for more of a fall look.

The cardstock on the side of the card pulls away to release the candy. I punched a leaf so he can pull that and also to make it look a little more fallish.
That way he wont have to destroy the card to get what his goodies.

My designer paper is from cloud 9 "cinnamon stick" collection. I added 3 small leaves in the corner and that completed my card.

This is for a couple of challenges as well:

1. The crazy for challenges blog had a fun challenge. Our hostess, Cindy Haffner, wanted us to use circles on our card. My background paper has lots of circles as well as the sweet treat cup and the m&m's.

2.  The Fab 'n' Funky blog had a forget me not challenge. We were to use a stamp or digi image that was forgotten. Linda brought me a stamp from her stash. And my dp is older stuff as well as my leaf embellishments.

Well, it's time to put the wraps on this post. Good night and God bless!

card recipe:
stamps: something sweet
paper: su cajun craze, ww, cloud 9 dsp
ink" cajun craze
accessories: sweet treat cups, me&m's, nesties rectangle die, leafs (unknown), leaf punch (marvy uchida)


  1. Super cute card for Ethan! I am sure he will love it!
    Sounds like your stamp group was fun and the pie....oh my....

  2. This is adorable, mary, and perfect for a little boy with a sweet tooth....great papers, colors, and I love that fun candy machine!!!!

  3. What a fun card! Love the little "gum ball machine" filled with yummy looking goodies.
    So cute.
    Very interesting about the meaning of names.

  4. What a fab card for Ethan!! TFS! And I am so glad you will be on the Belli team with me!! Happy Thanksgiving, MAry!! Hugs!

  5. What an adorable Thanksgiving card, Mary! And I'm so jealous that you had some fruit of the forest pie!! Eight years ago I spent Thanksgiving in the hospital (on total bedrest for the last 6 weeks of my pregnancy with my youngest) and the hospital cafeteria served this DELICIOUS pie! That evening during visiting hours, I sent my husband down to buy us the last slice of fruit of the forest pie to share. :) All's well that ends well: my baby turns 8 next week!! But I *still* think (ever so fondly) of that yummy fruit of the forest pie I had in the hospital that Thanksgiving :)

  6. Wow that's an awesome little m&m card there Mary!! Too SWEET!!! YES, I am still a paper doll!! One precious month left with my grand daughters living here and then they are off to island in the Indian Ocean for 3 years and I will not see bear with me, I will be better at commenting after they leave.......

  7. What a sweet treat for your grandson! Sounds like you had a great stamping time with your friends...I always look forward to our stamp club meeting every other month. I missed the last meeting and so it seems like an eternity until the next one.

  8. What a fun card for Ethan, Mary - I'm sure he'll love it! Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!

  9. Such a cute card! I was just thinking about that set. Perfect and sweet! :o)

  10. What a fun card. I bet Ethan loves it. You are such a wonderful Grandma.



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