Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving Greetings!

Hi, all!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I want to thank you all for taking the time to join me on this blogging journey.  It is wonderful to "meet" new friends and be able to share a bit of my stamping passion and thoughts.  God has blessed my family and me so greatly, and we are all so thankful!

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, most importantly because of God's grace, His amazing artistry in the colors of the season, and in being able to have my family around me.  We had our daughters and their families for an early breakfast before they had to go off to inlaws' houses for the main dinner.  However, for the past several years, my husband and I have been "adopted" by my eldest daughter's husband's family (a large one!) and invited to one of their houses for a wonderful, large Thanksgiving feast!  I miss making my turkey, but, boy does the Hershberger clan ever know how to make a true feast!  Homemade pies "up the gump stump", as my dad used to say; turkey, ham, and all the fixins'; and then we all bring something to add to the selection.  I took deviled eggs and a new recipe for a Holiday Broccoli Gratin that was gobbled up immediately (I was so thrilled they liked it)!  I was so pleased to not have to cook much this year, as the oven we inherited when we downsized and moved to our current home is absolutely horrible for baking - it burns everything on the bottom if I'm not REALLY careful.  The turkey in this oven would have probably been charcoal!!!! HA!  Maybe Santa will bring a new oven??????  I can hope......
Anyway, it was a very nice day - God is good!

I'd like to share a card that I made recently that can be used for a number of occasions.  I have left the inside blank so that I could use it as needed. 

The incredible paper is from October Afternoon Thrift Shop by Cosmo Cricket on top of SU's Natural White cs.  SU black grosgrain ribbon is in the middle topped by a piece of 60+-year-old white cotton lace that I inherited from my MIL's stash of lace.  A white paper flower has a beautiful black and rhinestone button in the middle (again, a 60+-year-old button from the huge can of buttons my MIL had - they really knew how to make beautiful, artistic buttons then, didn't they?!).  I absolutely love using the old with the new, don't you?

While the picture above has a distinctly pink hue, it is really black and white.  I tried and tried to get a better, more realistic picture, but, alas, it wasn't to be.   I LOVE this paper!  This is being entered in the following challenges:

No Time To Stamp - ssnotime167 - Black Friday challenge (;
CCEE Challenge #CCEE1047 - using lace on the entry (

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a blessed weekend!



  1. This is just gorgeous!

    Thanks so much for joining us in this week's Stamp Simply "Black Friday" challenge!

  2. So elegant Kris! LOVE your choice of dp and layout! Well done my friend and I'm so glad to hear you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family!