Friday, November 4, 2011

What I Am Thankful For Blog Hop Day 1

Welcome to the "What I Am Thankful For" Blog Hop. This hop is scheduled from Nov. 4 at 8:00 am through Nov. 5 at 11:00 pm (central time).

If you just happened to come to this blog, you can go back to the beginning with Lisa Peters- http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/. If you came from Cathie at http://cathiescafe-scraphappy.blogspot.com/ then you are on the right track.

We're so excited to be doing this hop and we have a fabulous lineup with some very talented ladies. There will be lots of fun projects, along with some great blog candy, and a great grand prize for this hop.

The hop is a 2 day hop so you will have plenty of time to make it through the whole hop lineup twice. Check out each blog and see what blog candy you can win at the individual stops. Please come back both days to see great projects.

Here is the complete lineup:
Lisa http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
Ashley http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com
Jamie http://myamusinglife.blogspot.com
Cathie http://cathiescafe-scraphappy.blogspot.com/
April http://www.curlsandgrins.blogspot.com/ You are here
Sherry B http://www.patternsbysher.blogspot.com Your next stop
Anita http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com
Gina http://californiascrappin-gcinderella21.blogspot.com/
Amy http://www.lovetocrop.com
Janet http://www.createatdreamscrapbooks.blogspot.com/
Shawnee http://www.blessedonthebrightside.com
Rachelle http://www.creationsbyrachelle.blogspot.com
Amber http://pixiperfectcreations.blogspot.com/
Barbara http://barbarab3.blogspot.com/
Sherry W http://www.upordowntheyrebeautiful.blogspot.com/
Christina http://cema1cema.blogspot.com
Linda http://lindascreativity.blogspot.com
Theresa http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com
Vicki http://mawmawsthoughts.blogspot.com/
Suzanne http://cricutcraftingrammy.blogspot.com/


This week I have been reminded to be thankful for today. That's all, just today. One of my dear friends who attended my monthly crops passed away last night after a sudden illness. I just saw her at church this weekend and everything was just fine, so this is quite a shock to all of us who knew her.  Her time in ICU this week was a time of reflection for many of us.  We always make plans for tomorrow but we forget that this moment is all we have. Count your blessings and share your gratitude with those around you...

I created this layout using Close to my Heart products: Roxie Papers; 10 Things Stamp Set; Tulip pleated ribbon; Bling Assortment; Black, Colonial White and Desert Sand cardstock. My favorite element is the 10-Things Pocket. It includes 10 numbered strips, perfect for journaling. The hearts and scalloped circles are cut with the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge. I used Black and Tulip inks for stamping and distressing.

If you enjoy my blog, I would love for you to become a follower. I also have a Facebook page where you can find out lots of great information, including a special surprise to show my gratitude for everyone who likes my page!

As for blog candy...

To be eligible for the grand prize, you must visit each blog, leave a comment and then become a follower of every participant in this hop. You also MUST visit Lisa's blog and leave a comment on her blog for the day and also become a follower at "Scrapping With Lisa" and her facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Scrapping-with-Lisa/130882060268842. Please let her know if you don't do facebook and she won't count that against you for the blog candy. Now for the blog candy, I bet you are wondering what it could be. It will be a grab bag full of goodies!

Your next stop is Sherry B at http://www.patternsbysher.blogspot.com . Have a great day and please stop back tomorrow for another great project.

19 comments:

Cathie w said...

great "thankful" project....TFS!!!


cathie
scraphappycat@gmail.com

Jackie said...

great 'thankful' idea! I am thankful for each day i get to be here, good job, good message!
simple but great!

already a follower,
www.inspired-by-scrapping.blogspot.com
jackie

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Love your project. Great idea and so thought provoking. So sorry for the loss of your friend. We just went through that with a cousin of my H's. God bless!

Brittney said...

Beautiful Layout!
So very sorry for your loss.
New follower!

-Brittney
rnbw_skittles32@hotmail.com
www.brittneyscricutcreations.blogspot.com

Nikki said...

Hi there :) I absolutely love your layout and your message today <3 I am so so sorry about the loss of your friend. Thank you for reminding me to stay in today and be thankful for each moment :) I will do a lot of reflecting after my visit here with you <3 God Bless you and your loved ones always :) Thanks again :) New follower :)

www.paperpiecingsbynikki.blogspot.com

Nikki ;)

Diana said...

Sorry for the loss of your friend. Your page is a great reminder for all of us.
TFS
i'm also now a follower :)

TFS
dj_enns@yahoo.com

shersl84bed said...

Beautiful page, sorry to hear about the loss of your friend.

ShersL84bed@aol.com

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about your friend I also lost two dear sweet friends from church this year it is so hard. Big hugs Alesia

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lindaplus3 said...

So very sorry for the loss of your friend,, my mother passed Oct. 8th of this year and it is true to be thankful for this day, this moment ...:) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

Vickie said...

So sorry for your loss of your friend. Your project is great. I became a follower also of your page.

Judy said...

Beautiful layout and I am so sorry for your loss. You are so right -- live for each and every day:-) I am a fan and follower...
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com
scrappinana.blogspot.com

marg0006 said...

You are sooo right. I am sorry for your loss. I am grateful every new day I open my eyes.
marg0006@verizon.net

Rehanna said...

Many prayers for your loss! I appreciate your message very much. What a great reminder. Thanks for such an inspirational project to help with an "attitude of gratitude"! :)

lisastuf said...

What a pretty layout!
I am so sorry for your loss and you are so right about just being thankful for "Today".
Thank-you for the important reminder and giving me inspiration!
I am now a follower of your blog & your FB page.
Lisa H.
lisastuf.blogspot.com
lisatuf at gmail dot com

Vicki said...

I think it is a great layout! Perfect for counting your blessings and making them known..:)

transport7800@aol.com
http://mawmawsthoughts.blogspot.com/
follower

Edwina said...

Yes there is a lot to be thankful for. I love your layout! The pocket for 10 things to be thankful for is great! Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown edwinabrown@comcast.net

bluecrayons said...

im sorry to hear of your special friends. hugss for all

im liking your project. your words couldnt be any more right . thanks for that i needed to read that today.

rhelm @ tampabay .rr. com

Cindy said...

Hi nice layout i love plaid in the winter it just seems to be a never go out of style for me. sorry to hear about your friend. tfs
i'm a new folower
cbcotton @ yahoo dot com

craftaholic said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. Thank you for your inspiration!! I am a follower here!

http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
Rexann♥