You are invited to share with me the Joy there is in creating Art. I mean the "I can do it" and "it's fun" and "it's beautiful" kind of art, whether it is "museum quality" or not. Here you will find some of what I like to do and, I hope, share some of your joy, too.

Welcome to my blog, Rae Ann.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Another 'Give Thanks' Card

There's a lot to say about this one: symbolism, cartridges used, and challenges entered.

While planning this card I decided to represent a number of things for which to be thankful.  The pumpkin stands for the autumn bounty that is associated with Thanksgiving as well as basic needs that we have satisfied.  The little silhouette stands for loved ones; the flag represents our country and those who are fighting to keep us free.  For all this and much more we give thanks.

Cartridges used: 
Phrases -- the phrase 'Give Thanks" and the brown background for the silhouette.
Everyday Paper Dolls -- the pumpkin and the red/orange leaves.
The Best of 2010 -- the silhouette which is part of the Little Miss Muffet from Nursery Rhymes.
Picturesque -- the green leaves.
Teddy Bear Parade -- the flag, from the patriotic girl Teddy Bear ( I printed it out in white and colored it with markers.

Challenges Entered: (Click on the challenge name to see the other entries at that site,)
Pile It On -- Orange, Yellow, Brown
My Craft Spot -- Thanksgiving
Bitten By The Bug2 -- Gratitude
Exploring Cricut -- Count Your Blessings
Die Cutting Divas -- Thanksgiving
Shopping Our Stash -- I'm leafing it up to you

I wish you all a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving.

Rae Ann


  1. OMGosh, this is an awesome card!!! I love that you used some die cuts to symbolize the things you are thankful for and I just adore that you put the American flag in there for our great nation and our wonderful soldiers! I have two sons that serve and I want to be the first to thank you for remembering them at this holiday!! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 ;-)

  2. Rae Ann, I love this card. The symbolism and the Thanksgiving Holiday theme is fabulous. Love that we know that for which you are thankful. Wonderful take on the BBTB2 challenge - thanks for joining us.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Love this card and thanks so much for entering our challenge at Exploring Cricut.

  4. I hope you have a nice day! Very good article, well written and very thought out. I am looking forward to reading more of your posts in the future.teddy bears for babies

  5. what a beautiful and inspiring card, so much thought and love went into each idea and each bit of it! thanks for sharing it with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH this week, as well! happy thanksgiving! ♥

  6. Wonderful! I love all the cuts for the symbolism. Really a special card. Thanks for joining BBTB2. Stephanie

  7. Fantastic card!! I so love it! Thank you so very much for joining our challenge at Exploring Cricut!!!! :)

  8. Fabulous card! Love that each cut represents something you are thankful for. Thanks for sharing it with us at BBTB2.
    Jayne x

  9. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

    Carson's Creations

  10. Rae Ann, this is just absolutely wonderful......I love all of the details. Thanks for joining with us at BBTB2 for our thankful challenge.

  11. Perfect for Thanksgiving...thanks for playing along with us at DCD!! Lee-Ann :)

  12. What a fun card! I love the collage of seasonal icons...especially how you added the flag! LOVE IT! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

  13. Very pretty Thanksgiving card!!
    Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  14. How lovely! I loved reading about the significance behind all the images you chose :) Thanks so much for playing at Shopping our Stash with us this week!

  15. Such a great card and I love all the images and what they stand for . You are so creative. Thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2 this week.

  16. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at DCD.


  17. Your card is WONDERFUL!!
    Thank You for joining us at PIO last week!
    Have a GREAT day!