- Lynne - http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
- Susan - http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/
- Amy - http://www.lovetocrop.com/
- Shawnee - http://www.blessedonthebrightside.com/
- Jearise - http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com
- Anita- http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com
- Kari - http://purplefuntastickcreations.blogspot.com/
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Thankful Hearts Blog Hop
Welcome to Thankful Hearts Blog Hop - if you're here for the Hopping through the Holidays, please click here, or please feel free to check out our projects for Thankful Hearts Blog Hop.
Thanksgiving is one of those holidays which always seems rushed! Rush to get the turkey and all of the fixin's. Rush to make out your Black Friday Shopping List and then rush everyone home to go do your shopping. Rush to have dinner done either before the football games or during halftime. Rush to visit family and friends. Rush to Eat and Eat and Eat! And when all is said and done and the rush is over - you might say "I'm grateful just to sit down and relax"!
Well, this year is different, it's time to sit back, take it easy without the rush. With Thanksgiving being one of our favorite holidays, it is a time to be thankful, reflectful, and to have a thankful heart. Sasha, Lynne's 6 year old granddaughter, has a heart shaped box which was conceived from a cartoon character that she watches, Kai-lan. Kai-lan is a Chinese girl that wears a heart-shaped box around her neck and fills it with things that makes her heart happy.
We want to share "what makes our heart happy" and thankful through either cards and/or layouts. It is time to reflect and remember that the first Thanksgiving was celebrated to give thanks to God for a bountiful Harvest. Our Harvest is our lives. We are expressing our Thanks from our hearts to God and the people who have come into our lives whether they be family or friends.
We do have some blog candy to offer to help you finish your fall projects just in time to start your holiday projects which include self-stick gems, stick pin, Candi foam pads, and a Family Scrapbook Kit along with a paper mache heart to decorate to hold the things that make your heart happy! To be eligible for the blog candy, please leave a comment on each of the participants along with what you're thankful for or what makes your heart "happy".
Here's the line-up in case you get lost along the way as I'm sure all the breadcrumbs are being used for "stuffing" . . .
I have made a heart similar to Kai-Lan to hold some of the things that makes my heart "happy".
I covered a paper-mache heart with cardstock on the top and bottom sides. The side of the top, I covered with ribbon to coordinate with my heart. The sentiment on the top is cut at 1.75 from Thanksgiving Cricut cartridge. The little bling bling flowers were from a RAK from Janet Smith - thank you Janet, you're the best! Holes were drilled on the bottom of the heart to string ribbon through which was also in the RAK package from Janet.
Now, for the inside as to what makes my heart "happy", I thought I would use as the "literal" sense with silhouettes cut in coordinating colors. These were cut in various sizes ranging from 2 inches to 2.50 inches from A Child's Year Cricut cartridge and Heritage Cricut cartridge.
Some of the things that make my heart "happy" is the Bible, nature, God's house, children, parents, schools, friends, and a roof-over-my head.
Your next stop along the way is the amazing crafty talents of a dear friend, Susan.
Thank you sew much for hopping along with us today! Have a very Blessed Thanksgiving with the things that make your heart happy!
Hugs and Love,