Monday, October 10, 2011

*Fall to Layout #161*

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my Canadian friends.  We typically try to do our big  meal on the weekend but instead I am going to be cooking it today.  We have 5 others joining us for dinner tonight for turkey and all the fixins!  I love the way the house smells when it's all cooking... and I love that we get the leftovers!

I am feeling rather blue today....  I had thought that this year would be easier, but I am missing my parents so much today.  There is such a hole in my heart.  I am thankful that I miss them so much because it means they meant a lot to me... I am just so sad that they are gone from my life.  I miss seeing them, hearing them, being held by them.  I truly find it difficult to feel thankful when I feel like this....  but I am thankful for a happy and healthy family, a wonderful husband, great friends, a supportive and loving extending family, a roof over our heads and food on our plates.

I love the card that I created for this week's sketch over at the Clean and Simple stamping blog... I hope you'll find a little time to play along with us this week!
Items Used:
*Cardstock: PTI White; Stampin' Up! Old Olive, Melon Mambo

*Images: PTI Mega Mixed Messages
*Ink: Stampin' Up! chocolate chip
*Tools: Stampin' Up! circle punches; Big Shot; Tim Holtz die
*Embellishments: unknown button; unknown brads; Prima flowers; satin ribbon
*Challenges:  FTL161


Gail said...

this is just beautiful Nancy..i'm sorry you're feeling blue..but it is always hard at this time of etc.I started a tradition about 14 yrs. ago..every c'mas eve we light a candle light the way for family and friends lights the way and welcomes their spirit into our hearts and home..i have many many fllowers on this from all over the it is also a way to welcome new friend..hope you'll share and pass it on..loves ya

Myrna said...

Wow, beautiful card.

KriskropMemories said...

Such a pretty card!
Sorry about the blues, I can relate. I am just thankful for my little ones to concentrate on.
Hope you had a wonderful celebration, enjoy the leftovers :)