Saturday, November 5, 2011

Time to Give Thanks!

I love Thanksgiving! Nothing better than family, friends, and food all meshed together at one time! But sometimes it's hard to actually enjoy it! Everybody is rushing toward Christmas before Halloween is even over. So I have promised myself this year that I will make a concerted effort to focus the month of November on being grateful and giving thanks to God for all the wonderful blessings in my life! And try to mostly put off any Christmas preparations until after Thanksgiving is over and we have given God his due, at least for a short time.

I got that cute graphic from Facebook - thought it was appropriate to share it here!

Over at The Outlawz this week, we are doing Thanksgiving projects for our Saturday Paper a la Mode Challenge. I have two projects to share - the first is a CD holder that I made. This one is for storing away my fall photo CDs of football games, Halloween, Thanksgiving, back to school, and all those other Autumn events. You could give these to family and friends as gifts, or try decorating it a bit different and put music CDs in it as a gift.

Then this next one is strictly for Thanksgiving - a pretty little card where I applied some leaf-shaped brads and sewed on some pretty golden beads.

I hope everyone can find more reasons to be thankful than they can even list! Hugs to you!

Update: I decided to put a series of photos together with some brief instructions about how to make the CD cover - if you can't read the words, just let me know and I'll send it to you in an email or something. I apologize for the lighting in these photos - it was hard to get in a good spot for lighting in my craft room.


  1. I'm so glad you put your instructions here Theresa! I am going to make a few of these - such a great idea! and yours is so beautiful!!

  2. Gorgeous cards Theresa....thanks for the great little tute, will have to give this a go one of these days :)
    Hugs xx


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