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Monday, November 20, 2017

Being Thankful

Hello friends! Welcome to this week's Bitten By the Bug 2 Cricut Challenge. Caroline, my dear Design Team sister is hosting this week's challenge - Anything Goes Thanksgiving. Use your Cricut to create any type of project for Thanksgiving. I chose to create this Thanksgiving card. 

I am especially aware of all that I have to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.  My family - which has grown by one, my health - especially since having back-to-back illnesses since Halloween, and loving and supportive friends.  

Baby Nathan has had a few rough days, as have his parents, but he seems to be settling into a routine.  I am so thankful that Aaron has this bonus week to spend with his wife and son, and that Crissie might continue to recover from her ordeal.

I have had three seasonal illnesses since Halloween and I am so thankful that this is NOT my normal routine.  It started with a head cold which became a sinus infection.  As the infection was clearing I caught the upper respiratory virus that is spreading like wild fire throughout the southeast.  It was pretty miserable, but I seem to be at the tail end of this crud.  Though the worst part was not the illness, it was being quarantined away from my grandchildren!  I am very much looking forward to seeing all three of them (and their parents) on Thanksgiving Day. 
So as my card says, I am (especially) THANKFUL this year!

I used three Cricut cartridges to create this card: Flower Market, You are Here, and Basic Shapes. The circle and square mats were cut with Basic Shapes, the flowers and other flora were cut using Flower Market, and the word Thankful was cut from the You Are Here cartridge. I printed the little prayerful pilgrim boy and cut him our using the Cricut Explore before adding him to the card. 

Have you been by the Bitten By the Bug 2 blog yet?  The Design Team has created a variety of fabulous Thanksgiving projects to inspire you last minute crafting!  After you create your new Thanksgiving project be sure to link up with us at BBTB2.

Close To My Heart News:

In addition to the sale news I am sharing below, I have news regarding Close To My Heart cartridges.  In the future Close To My Heart will be switching to digital cartridges only.  They will not produce any more physical cartridges of You Are Here and Flower Market once the current supply has sold out.  If you would like to have either of these cartridges, please purchase them in the very near future, or you may miss the opportunity to own the physical cartridges.

And I mentioned a sale:  During November, save on crafting essentials like paper, ribbon, die cuts and stickers during our Just for FUN sale! Save 40% on bundles of coordinating Fundamentals products, or save 30% on individual items!

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  1. This is such a beautiful card. The flowered wreath is beautiful and really highlights this cute little pilgrim! So glad that you are feeling better and able to enjoy those grand children again. Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Susan, glad you are getting over all your crud and can enjoy those beautiful grandbabies. I got to spend Thanksgiving with my grandsons from Florida and it was fabulous! Your card is also fabulous!