Friday, October 22, 2010

Thankful Thoughts

Happy Friday! 

I sure hope you have stopped over from Deedee's!  We are having a hop this fine Friday!  And our theme is
"Thankful Thoughts!" 

It is a great time of year to celebrate the things that we are thankful for.  God's bounty is visible in not only the crops and changing of the seasons, but in the beautiful food we prepare for our families this time of year.  When our loved ones and friends are far away, we create beautiful objects to let others know how thankful we are for them to be in our lives.

 Please join us today as we express our thankful thoughts through papercrafting. We hope our projects will inspire you to share some thankful thoughts of your own. Here's how the hop works:

To participate, visit each of the participating designers' blogs to see a fun project using one of our digis, and leave a comment on their post for a chance to win a free digi of your choice from our store! You have until 12 noon ET on Sunday to comment. Each of us will choose a winner Sunday evening, and they will be announced on Monday on the Crafting Blog. Please be sure to check back to see if you have won!  To make it easy for you, here is the list of designers! 
April
Ceal
Darsie
Deedee
Jerusha
Kathy
Kelly
Lawren
Melissa
Michele
Robin
Sandy
Deedee is also giving away a $15 store credit, so make sure to leave a comment over there!  And, did you pick up your freebie from Deedee?  It's a little token of appreciation from her (and us); a show of thanks for how supportive you are to us all in our crafting journey....

Your next stop is Ceal's blog....hop on over there!

OOPS!
I almost forgot to show you my card!  I went a little out of season, but wanted to make something for my BFF to let her know how much she means to me.  We have been friends for our 'forever.'  And, I am not talking just the good times!  We have shared those, but also our heartbreaks and disappointments!  No matter how close or far we live to one another our thoughts and prayers are with the other.  She truly is my BFF.


My card uses Ladybug Hugs and also includes a detachable bookmark!  (We are both readers, so she is lucky to be getting this, since I fell in love with it after it was complete!)  The paper is from my never-ending box that I bought sight unseen from a SCS friend (HI SAM) and the ribbon was from the dollar bin at Mike's.  The flowers I have had forever and it is a generic brad holding them together.  I printed the image twice and used it on both the front and the bookmark.  One of the extra ladybugs was colored and cut out so I could add it to the front sentiment.  It is also popped up with a small dimensional.  The inside was left completely blank so that I have a lot of room for my hand-written message!!

Thanks for stopping by - I truly am THANKFUL for all the love found throughout these crafty blogs!

Huggz,
April

33 comments:

Tink said...

Beautiful Card!

Lone Pine Designs said...

What a lovely card and matching bookmark...your BFF will love it too!

Tammy said...

Awesome friendship card April. I"m sure your friend is thankful for you too.

Sandy said...

This is such a great idea! I love the bookmark being detachable. What a great set!!!

Michele said...

wonderful card and bookmark, April! I love the red gingham and blue dots together.

Paige said...

Cheerful card! I love the sentiment "Ladybug Hugs" so cute!

Tricia said...

Cute April! This is one of my favorite sets!! :-)

Barb said...

Sweet Card April--love the colors!

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Very cute and I love the bookmark card, such a great idea.

Stephanie said...

very cute!

Jenn said...

The card is adorable! Great job on the coloring. Have fun with the hop!

CanadianScraps43 said...

April what a wonderful post. I so love your non-tradtional coloured card and bookmark. I so love how bold and cheerful they both are and I would love to have a bookmark like that one. You have really created some precious gems here sweetie. So great seeing you here on this great and wonderful team. Hugs.

Marlene said...

What a sweet card and bookmark!

MiamiKel said...

Miss April, I knew without seeing this that it was going to be adorable! Your creativity and reaching beyond never ceases to amaze me! Your BFF will love this and beyond - I agree, it's nice to see a change of pace in a thankful hop to see your reds and blues and non traditional gratitude card - it's beyond sweet!! Wonderfully made, just as you are! x0x0

Purple Card Lady said...

Beautiful creations! Thank you for sharing.

Becky said...

What an adorable card, lovely colors.

TN Granny said...

April,
Love the gingham and your bookmark is darling. Great work on the card and bookmark.
Stampin hugs,
Jeanine

KER said...

what a sweet card...love your style

DQ said...

Great card, love the bookmarker, and the colors you chose for the card!

Robin Parker said...

What a very cheery card. Love the color combination and have always loved ladybugs. Great job!!

Danie M said...

Beautiful Card April. I love the red checked paper and the idea of including a bookmark so that your friend can be reminded of her good friend constantly.

linda said...

This is beautiful. I love the bookmark idea. I will remember it. Thanks for the inspiration

Ceal said...

oh this is super cute April, I am sure your friend will love it

Moments by Marla said...

Beautiful card. I love this sentiment! Thank you for some fabulous inspiration.

Lynn McAuley said...

I love this delightful ladybug card with its bookmark surprise!! Fabulous work, April!

Linda said...

Beautiful card and matching bookmark. It looks very cheerful and pretty!!

Debbie D said...

What a special friend you are. Good inspiration for all. Love the matching set.

Kards by Kathi said...

Great blog and terrific blog. Thanks for sharing. Love your project.
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Lawren said...

April, I love how this set came out. Awesome job on the bookmark and card.

Debra said...

Beautiful project! Thanks for letting me play. I am a new follower.

xdebrax@yahoo.com

Tammy Miller said...

Well very cool I love everything about and the colors are awesome!

Deedee Anderson said...

This is wonderful, April! Such great colors, and I really like the extra ladybug you added to the greeting on your card. The bookmark is going to remind your friend how much she is loved by you every time she uses it -- what a marvelous gift! Hugs, Deedee

djones said...

Beautiful!!! Your BFF is going to love this. Your coloring is superb!!! This is so bright and cheerful.