Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all my USA friends.
And to all my international friends: Although you may not celebrate the day as the holiday that we do here in the States, I hope that you will take a few moments to pause and think about all those blessings that you have in _your_ life for which you feel gratitude & thankfulness. We should not need a specific day to contemplate those things, but it's a good reminder when we have a holiday that celebrates them. I hope that you can spend the day with your family or someone you love.
Please check the tab at the top (Cards by Friends)for some lovely holiday cards we have received - and enjoy them with us. In our family, we have such a lot of blessings during our lifetime. One particular area for which I feel especially thankful, is that during this blogging adventure, I've gotten to know so many of you. Have enjoyed your crafting skills, and learned a bit about where you may live in the world. It's a blessing I never had considered some years ago...and I'm very grateful for it.  
Today's card is dedicated to all those lovely people who visit here, leave encouraging & kind comments. I always feel so humbled by that, and even more so, when I pay a return visit and can enjoy work that amazes me with the beauty & skill of the crafter.
- Sweet Stamps Avery (3044J) - colored with Copics & WoS & Pentel fine point pens.
- S/B Labels 39 (S4-462), edged with DI Spiced Marmalade, then Antique Linen  while still in the die. 
- card base covered with a white c/s that had been sponged with Wild Honey, Shabby Shutters, Pine Needles. Sponged Salty Ocean over the greens, then spritzed with a gold spray for some glisten.
- PBlack sentiment die cut - 2 layers, colored with Copics in oranges.  Added a few blue sequins.
Wherever you may be in the world today, I wish you Thankfulness and Happiness. Thanks for joining me today. God Bless. Big Hugs


  1. Hope you are having a Happy Thanksgiving Mary. Love your card and the lovely sentiment that goes with it. It's a pleasure to visit you to see what you have been up to and "listen" to your adventures xx

  2. Happy Thanksgiving Day Mary. Love your card. Lots of interesting things here too. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

  3. Happy Thanksgiving Mary and your family.

    B x

  4. Happy Thanksgiving Mary! hope you and your family have a wonderful day. Your card is stunning!!! lots and lots of huggles Sue xxx

  5. Beautiful!!!! Absolute gorgeous coloring on that wonderful image. Thanks for all the inspiration you bring to my life!
    Have a fabulous Thanksgiving day!

  6. Thank YOU for sharing your beautiful card with us Mary, it is so pretty! I hope that you and yours are having a wonderful Thanksgiving. It has been wonderful getting to know you too! Hugs, Anne xx

  7. Happy Thanksgiving to you Mary. Just love the card you made and the wonderful colouring. x

  8. A cute image Mary and so beautifully coloured. Yes, we should be grateful for all the great things that we have in our lives, including our family, our friends, and our hobby which gives us so much, not least getting to know lovely and talented people all over the world. So thank you for your lovely words and I hope Thanksgiving has been a good day for you and yours. x

  9. fantastic job of colouring there Mary! I suck at it! Lovely card1 Hazel xx

  10. This is gorgeous Mary. The image is fabulous and beautifully coloured. The wording is lovely.
    Enjoy the rest of your week.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  11. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours Mary, have a fantastic time.
    Love your stunning card.

    Patricia x

  12. A lovely face on this little Lady and a brilliant card Mary.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, hope you have a lovely day.

    Kath x

  13. Lots of things to see on your lovely card Mary. Hugs, Veerle x

  14. Hi Mary, I hope you are enjoying your Thanksgiving holiday. I think it is a brilliant reason to have a holiday. I also enjoy communicating with people in different parts of the world. When I was a youngster it was popular to have pen friends in other countries but although my sister wrote to a girl in America for a while I was never much of a letter writer and never got round to it.
    However in blogland it is so easy to make contact, and as we all share a common interest to start with it is easy to make friends.
    I thank you for your friendly comments on my blog and for your interesting posts on yours.
    Your card today is lovely, I love the vibrant colours and harvest themed image.
    Jean x

  15. Hi Mary, Happy Thanksgiving, hope you're having a good day. I love your card and the reason you have posted it. Such lovely sentiments and I wish you the same dear friend. I do enjoy visiting your blog to see what you have been creating. Lots of Hugs Jennifer xx

  16. Gorgeous card Mary, I like the design, Happy Thanks giving
    Kevin xx

  17. I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving day! Your card is beautifully colored and designed, and I love the die cut sentiment! Wishing you a fun weekend of shopping :)

  18. Happy Thanksgiving to you Mary - and yes we are grateful for many things in our lives - especially family.

  19. Hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving day and love your beautiful card and beautifully coloured image
    Carol x

  20. Beautiful card Mary!! Thanks for sharing with us. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

  21. I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful, Mary. Your card is lovely :) The sentiments expressed in your post are beautiful.

  22. Oh my goodness Momma Mary, this card is gorgeous!!! So much detail and the cooling is fabulous. I love the beautiful bright and rich colos. Hugs, Brenda

  23. A lovely card Mary and special, as it comes with good wishes.

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration.

  24. What a gorgeous card!! The image is so colorful and beautiful!! This is just fabulous!! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  25. Just beautiful, Mary! So thankful to have you as a friend!

  26. What a pretty card Mary, beautifully coloured too, love it, hugs Kate x

  27. So colorful and the colors are gorgeous. Sweet Thanksgiving wish! We all have much to be Thankful for don't we? Thanks for your sweet encouragement this year!!! Hugz


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