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Tuesday, November 2, 2010
I'm Thankful Today Because.... Remember When?
Just Inspirational Challenges... I haven't had much of a chance to check out many of their past challenges, but this week's was to create any shaped card... And since I was *just inspired* to create one of these throwback turkey cards, I thought I'd enter it over there. :) Initially, this is the idea I had for creating a card for the Cricut Cardz Challenge #48 as well (their challenge was to create a Thanksgiving Card using the 'Card Feature' from any cartridge -- I used the Card Feature on A Child's Year Cricut Cartridge to make the hand card -- The feathers are from Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons Cricut Cartridge -- The beak, snood, and eye were all hand-cut -- I should mention that my plan was to glitterize him, but The-Girl-Child had borrowed my bag of stickles for a school project and 'forgot' to return them... Therefore, I was unable to make this boy turkey look completely girly :)... Brown chalking inks finished off the edges of the fingers and feathers, and the lettering was done with a black fine tip marker). Despite the simplicity of the card, it also inspired quite a lot of thinking on my behalf... My rant begins below, so if you're interested in exploring a small sampling of my silliness, I invite you to continue...
For several weeks now, I've been thinking about November... It's such an important month... It's the kick-off for the holiday season, it's the month when people really travel to reconnect with family and loved ones, and it hosts a day just for celebrating why we're thankful!!
In addition to all of these great things about November, there are a few not-so-great things that I sometimes think about... It's the first month of the season that I'm really cold (and I don't particularly like being cold!), the sun makes fewer appearances (and this makes me sad!), and other equally distressing things that I honestly don't want to give much thought to!!
Because of this, I decided I really wanted to dedicate each day in November to remembering why I'm thankful... I thought perhaps I could do a scrapbook page or something each day -- anything to remind me why I'm so incredibly blessed!! I invite you to take this challenge with me!! As I complete my pages, I'll upload some of them here, so please come back and follow along. I may keep a few of them private, but my goal is to be Thankful Everyday in November!! :)
So here's day one (on November 2nd -- hee hee -- I'll explore my reason for why I'm thankful I didn't get to post day one until day two shortly)...
I'm ridiculously thankful that I have such wonderful parents. My parents are the reason I am so close to my own children. They are the reason that I've embraced being a mother and held on to the fleeting moments spent with now-teenage kiddos. I never remember hearing either of my parents say "Oh, I can't wait til our kids are grown and out of the house," but I do remember feeling like I was always welcome back, like their home would always be my home (even with that Freddy-Cat of theirs!). And that is always how I want my kids to feel... Like my home will always be their home too. I don't look forward to both of them being off to college next year... But, I'll always look forward to seeing what their futures have in store for them.
I would absolutely LOVE for you to leave a comment telling me what you're most thankful for today!! :) Also, please be sure to hop on over to the Just Inspirational Challenge #18 and Cricut Cardz Challenge #48 to see what everyone else created too!! Thanks so much for stopping by!! Please come again soon!!