Saturday, November 14, 2009

Thanksgiving Pumpkins Card

Hello Friends! Happy Saturday to all of you! On Facebook, people are posting on a daily basis what they are thankful for and I've decided to start doing that. On Facebook, my first Thankful post was "I'm thankful because God has given me so many opportunities to be happy and I've taken most of them". I know it sounds a little nonchalant or flippant but I am sincere about my comment.

God gives us many opportunities to be happy, almost serving them to us on a silver platter, and many times we miss those opportunities. We are, at times, clouded by "emotional" issues that we don't even realize that the opportunities to be happy are there on so many levels. I think we sometimes expect something grandiose and overly meaningful to consider it as a source of happiness.

I have, after a few life disappointments and even sadness, come to realize that collectively, all the little things that life has to offer are a source of true happiness. Something as simple as being able to spend an hour or even a few minutes doing what I love doing is happiness to me. I'm happy because I woke up healthy again for another day. . .so insignificant, but yet so meaningful.

Anyway. . .I don't mean to be philosophical but I wanted to explain why I made that "thankful" comment. I really do feel that I'm blessed to recognize when God is giving me the opportunity to be happy. . .I do miss a few of them but most times, I take them and run with them. . .:)

Well, since we are on the subject of being "thankful", a Thanksgiving card is a perfect project for the occasion. I had colored the image a while ago and haven't had a chance to use it. One night while watching television with my family, I decided to color a few images with my Prismacolor Pencils. I'll post another card using those images tomorrow. Or, if I'm in the mood, I'll post it later today. I really need to get on the ball with my crafting. I feel I've been wasting a lot of time. Next year, I'll be better. . .:) It may be too late for this year to be on the ball but there's always next year and in the mean time, keep trying. . .:)

I don't know who made this stamp image. It's an unmounted stamp that I've had for a while now and I did not label it with the company name so I don't know who makes it. It's a pretty image . . .sorry, I can't share the info where to buy it!!

Well, I hope you'll find the time to find happiness in the simple things in life today! If you are receptive to them, you definitely will find a lot of things to be happy about!

Hope you all have a wonderful Saturday!!

Card Details:

Stamps: ?, SU Teeny Tiny Wishes (sentiment)
Paper: SU Apple Cider DSP, SU Only Orange, Old Olive
Ink: Prismacolor Pencils
Accessories: Borderbilities, Satin ribbon, Nestabilities, SU Word Window Punch


Leslie said...

Your card is beautiful. Love the coloring and the bow.

lisa808 said...

This card is stunning! The coloring of the pumpkin image is fabulous and that bow is a wow!

Shirley N said...

Your coloring is just gorgeous, Maria and I love your bow, too!

Tessa said...

beautiful card! love the details!!

Diane said...

Stunning!!! You are so right about being Thankful for the little things!

PaperCrafty said...

Beautiful card Maria!! Love the image and yummy ribbon!!

Kim said...

your card IS beautiful, but your attitude is stunning :) We all need to be thankful for so much more than we are :)

Carmen said...

This card is really quite lovely!

Terry Oulboub said...

What a beautiful card - I love those colors and that beautiful bow. Great job, as usual Maria!

Darlene L said...

What a stunning card--the richness of the ribbon really sets it off. Love the coloring on the pumpkins.

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