Friday, November 18, 2011

Give Thanks Blog Hop Nov 19-20

Hey everyone and welcome to the hop!!

This hop is hosted by Denise Purdy Lewis -
 and you should have arrived here from

Especially Ashley - but if not its okay just head on over to Denise to start from the begining.

I happen to be thankful for many family, my friends, my life, the health of my children and family, the love and support I get from my boyfriend. In a perfect world everyone would be totally happy and not really appreciate the time we have or the people we have in our lives. I happen to know life is short and painful and imperfect but it would not be life if it was any other way. I know that this is the season of thanks but to be honest I am thankful everyday because I am truely blessed.

There are times when I don't understand why or why not but I am learning to accept things that cannot be changed. I am the type of person that doesn't like to have things sitting there not making sense but in life I am learning that not everything makes sense. Not everyone understands things the same and people see things differently everyday and moment. I have come to accept it now and I admit because of this I am more thankful and happier than ever before.

I used to look to my crafts as a stress relief and while it does still help on those stressful days I look to my crafts now as a way to show my family and friends how much I love them and how much they all mean to me. There are many things that I would love to do and its true I am my worst enemy most of the time but because I am thankful I am learning not to be so hard on myself. I can't change the world. I can't change the way people think or feel but I can control myself and for that I am totally GRATEFUL!!!

Life is short, appreciate the people you have, the memories you hold dear and the love that you have, had and will have!!!!

Here is a simple card that I made representing the season of thanks!!

I hope that you have a wonderful season of thanks!!!

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Thanks for stopping by!!!



  1. Very nice card. I love the leaves. I wanted to make some with my cricut not long ago, but of course I didn't have one on my carts.

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  2. Alina! This is super cute! I love all the fall colors and leaves and pumpkins so fun! I am so honored to be in this hop with you!

  3. Great card. Love all the details.


  4. I love your card, it looks like you really put alot of thought into it. The reciever will apreciate it

  5. Such a lovely card, thank you for sharing it.

  6. cute little card

  7. Super cute card, Alina! Thanks for sharing! :)


  8. Cute card! Thanks for sharing.


  9. Great project Alina.


  10. such a cute card! hope you visit my blog!