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Good morning, Friends!

We are doing the countdowns here in the McMillen household.   Five more days until Levi’s 15th birthday.   Eleven more days until Thanksgiving and my birthday.   Fifteen more days until my mother in law’s birthday.    Forty Two days until Christmas!!

Truth be told, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.   Not just because my birthday often falls on Thanksgiving, but because it brings back such wonderful memories.   I grew up in a large family.   My mother was one of ten children.   My grandparents (maternal) had nearly 50 grandchildren and I have lost count on the number of great-grandchildren.   Thanksgiving was always an amazing time.   We had a tradition of inviting people to Thanksgiving dinner who were without family for some reason or another.   We always had Thanksgiving dinner and my aunt’s house.   She was the only one who had enough room to accomodate such a large crowd!

This year, Thanksgiving is at my house.   It will be a small gathering… just 10 of us.   I am still looking for someone who doesn’t have a place to go to join us :).

Today’s Limited Supply Challenge on SCS is called Flights of Gratitude.   We were to make a thanksgiving/fall card to include a bird.   It’s perfect!   We are also showcasing the new Nuts about You set from Our Craft Lounge.

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I first stamped the sentiment and masked it with a circle punch.   I then stamped the leaves around it to create the ”wreath”, then popped on nuts, a few extra leaves and the birdie.

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Here are my deets:

Stamps:  Our Craft Lounge’s Nuts about You and Reindeer Kisses (birdie)

Colors: Very Vanilla, True Thyme, Chocolate Chip, Dusty Durange, dps

Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, copics

Accessories: ribbon, jute, eyelet border punch, scallop circle punches, dimensionals

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“Our Craft Lounge is celebrating it’s FIRST BIRTHDAY this month!  Go on over to The Lounge  or The Forum and you can join in on the fun scavenger hunt they are hosting!  Good luck!”

Here is the link to the “contests” section of the Forum

 

Just an FYI about the prizes:
1st place winner – 2 stamp sets, 5 sparkly fluff jars, 2 chunky glitters
random honorary winner – 1 stamp set

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Thanks for stopping by!   I hope you have a blessed day!

    ~~ Holly ~~

4 Responses to “~ Nuts About Thanksgiving ~”

  1. on 13 Nov 2009 at 10:34Marisa

    Cute card, Holly! Love the string “X’s” on the sides. Enjoy your countdowns 😀

  2. on 13 Nov 2009 at 11:48Elizabeth S.

    What a beautiful card for Thanksgiving!! Your post today was almost like reading about me except for my birthday not being in November but I am from a family fo 10 and my husband from 11. I am sure glad we didn’t have that many so I too lost count of grandkids and great-grandkids let alone great great grandkids.

  3. on 13 Nov 2009 at 14:24Kim P

    Holly this card is beautiful!! Love the warm colors!

    Sounds like you have lots of celebrating to do! Have fun!!

  4. on 13 Nov 2009 at 15:12Yvonne

    Oh, this is absolutely gorgeous!
    Love the colors, the design and those stitches are
    so decorative!

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