Week of Thanks {Day 1}

Hi everyone,

I'm so glad you are here to join me! In the U.S., it is Thanksgiving week. This year I have been steam rolling into Christmas due to various reasons and realized... Hey! Thanksgiving is still coming! So, not one to want to rush things (ahem) I thought, what better way to take some time to honor this holiday than by sharing some cards and thoughts.

There is nothing formal about this week! But, I hope that my cards inspire you creatively and I hope that the words I share might encourage you this holiday season. 

It is no secret that I am a Christian and believer in Jesus. It is a part of my life that is very near and dear to me. While I don't believe that forcing something onto someone is a good thing, I do believe that God wants me to share my story and faith with others. Then, it's up to you what you do with it. So, with that said, most of my thankfulness stems from all that God is and has done in my life. This past year has been a pretty incredible one as I've stepped into roles I've desired but haven't always felt capable or worthy enough. Isn't that funny? We can have a huge passion for something but be afraid to take the step towards making it reality. SO weird! But it's the truth! I'm thankful for the shove to take on women's ministry at my church. It has been so wonderful getting to know the women who come and to provide many opportunities for growth and connection.

Moving onto the card... I just love utilizing product that isn't necessarily themed to the occassion. For example, the papers used for this card are not "thanksgiving" or "Fall" focused. These are from the September Skies collection by Heidi Swapp - always a fave!

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Heidi Swapp, Doily: Doodlebug Design, Canvas tag: Canvas Corp, Wood veneer heart: Studio Calico, Enamel Dots: Bella Blvd, Pleather Bow: American Crafts, Washi Tape: Unknown, Ink: Versafine, Stamp: Fiskars

Thanks for joining me today! I'd love to hear something you are thankful for this year. Did anything challenge you that you are so very thankful for taking the risk or leap of faith?