Monday, November 25, 2013

Feeling Thankful

Er..um...hello?!  Anyone out there?  I have been missing all of you so much, the craft time, the blog browsing, the crafty connections with new friends.   So today, as Thanksgiving in the US is only a few days away, I just wanted to let you all know that that I am thankful for you.  There are so many amazing, talented and kind crafters out there, both men and women.  Those of you that I have been lucky enough to make a connection with, thank you from the bottom of my heart, I value having you in my life even it if is just a quick blog glance (from me to you or vice versa) to a brief moment of support to a full blown friendship.  For those of you that I have yet to connect with, I am thankful in advance and hope that we do get to connect.

While we are talking about thanksgiving, I wanted to share a SUPAH yummy recipe that my family will be making over the Thanksgiving holiday.  Seriously, it is too good to NOT share!  I have to say, I was never really a brussel sprouts fan, but this, I could eat this for breakfast lunch and dinner, so I implore you nay-sayers to give it a try!  Cheese makes anything good right?! ;)  This fantabulous brussel sprouts au gratin recipe can be found here.

Though it is focused on Christmas and not Thanksgiving, I do have a card to share with you today.  I used my brand new Sweet Stamp Shop set Monogram It.  I'll be completely honestly with you, though I love all the stamps in this set, I bought it purely for this deer.  Super trendy and fun and I was imagining stamping it in gold....drooling.  So I did just that, bought it and stamped it in gold.  I LOVE it and want to make more, more, more of this card!  I hope you like it too. :)  And while I am at it, I am going to enter this into a few challenges: Ribbon Carousel Challenge #87- Holidays & Celebrations, CAS Colors & Sketches #52, City Crafter Challenge Blog #186- Decorate it! (though technically not a wreath, it has the feel so I'll play for fun, probably won't technically qualify...) and finally, The Shabby Tea Room #184- Christmas is Coming.

Before you go, can we get back to Thanksgiving for a minute?  For my Question of the Day, I'd love to know what you are thankful for this Thanksgiving (or in general)?  AND/OR what is your favorite holiday recipe (feel free to link up a recipe if you like, I'd love to see it)?  

Thank you all for stopping and I hope your week is wonderful and you find yourselves full of thanks!

BTW- don't forget to come play along in the Cut-it-Up Challenge Blog, we are working on Advent or Countdown Calendars.  The deadline for submission is Wednesday. :)




12 comments:

cm said...

I most certainly have missed you, and certainly understand how *hectic* times can interrupt card-making time, blogging and visiting! It's great to know that you're well - and your thankful post is ever to heart-warming! I, too, am ecstatically grateful for the wonderful people I've met in this welcoming, supportive community; you, in particular,have been a most delightful *discovery*! Thank you for your comments, your creativity shared, your inspiration that sparks. Our Canadian Thanksgiving has passed, but I'm feeling the need for a 'celebratory meal' of some kind to bridge the gap until Christmas. Your card is FABULOUS! The deer embossed in gold: eye-catching and striking! Your sprouts recipe looks yummy; may have to indulge! A couple finishing touches on my Advent calendar, and I'll be heading over to Cut-it-Up! Happy Monday!
c

Rose said...

this is so pretty and i love the dear image :)

Beverley said...

Hey! Though we don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in the UK I wish you a happy & healthy one. The paper crafting community is such a wonderful place & I love reading how it helps, supports & blesses people all round the world as we connect through our passion for crafting. Your card is stunning, I love the DP you've used and I am loving the burlap trend too. Hugs Bev x

Ros Crawford said...

What a sweet card this is ... Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Tina M said...

Ohhh how pretty! Love the texture contrasts! Thanks for joining us at The Shabby Tea Room!

Tib said...

I am thankful for you, and your continued connection to a life that seems so far away.
I am thankful for my daughter, who is stepping up to the plate in college - getting good grades, getting involved.
I am thankful for my job, my home, and all that I have, it is more than many.
xoxo

wienerhoneymooners said...

Hugs Katie!!! I celebrate my family. I am so blessed. And to craft, a blessing too. Everyone out here. Joy to all.

~amy~ said...

I LOVE Brussel Sprouts so thank you for sharing that recipe!!!!!!!

Your card is beautiful...I bought that set but have yet to ink it up.

We need to get together!!!!!!

I'm thankful for my family and my paper crafting family too :)

Noelle said...

wonderful card, as always! I am most thankful for my hubby and our 3 boys. Life would not be nearly as amazing without them! I am making an apple cake for Thanksgiving, sadly the recipe is not online, but it is yummy! Hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving, Katie!! :)

karen h said...

Wonderful card - love all the richness and texture! Thanks for joining us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

-Aneta- said...

Beautiful piece of art with a hint of burlap ! Thank you for joining TSTR challenge !

Stacey Schafer said...

love this, Katie! the deer image and the burlap are a perfect pairing!