Sunday, November 20, 2011

Simply Sunday Challenge

Happy Son-day everyone!
I hope you are at home relaxing and hopping around the blogosphere on this wonderful day the Lord has made.  Today my post is a Simply Sunday Challenge with Getting Cricky and K. Andrew.  The theme is Give Thanks. The design team and I created projects that reflect something we are thankful for:  friends, family, salvation, crafting :) Here is what I made:
 It looks like a card, and it certainly could be, but it's actually more than a card...I'll show you further on down.  Everything you see came from my stash.  Papers from Leaving Prints and Daisy D's and cardstock from who knows where??? :0)  Of course the stamps are from K. Andrew Designs.  It is the Scripture Sayings set.  I'll also show it to you on down the post.  Even the cute little flourish in the top corners are from that set. This design inspiration came from a great card in the Cricut Holiday idea book created by Jennifer Gallacher at I don't know her but she did a great job.
 I love this scripture, "In everything give thanks" Thes. 5:18.  That is hard to do sometimes.  I often forget that God deserves credit for all I am able to accomplish and that I should be thankful to Him. You know we pray when things need to be fixed, but do we pray a prayer of thankfulness because things are going well?  We should.
 The leaves were cut at 1 1/2" from the Flower Shoppe Cricut cartridge. Love this one! I used a circle scissor for the circles and an EK punch for the edges.  And I had to show you this awesome button up close.  It was perfect for this project and was in a bunch of green buttons in my stash of embellishments.  Serendipity!!!
 Now to the cool part.  It's not a's a booklet.  A thankful booklet!  I made one for each of my family members that are coming to our house for Thanksgiving.  It is a place for everyone to write down the things that they are thankful for.  They can take it home and add to it as the year goes along.  It's kind of like a mini gratitude journal of sorts.  I hand stitched the binding using bakers twine.
Here is the whole group that I made for everyone.  Thank goodness everyone is not coming, I would still be making them.  Oh wait!  That is not something that I should be thankful for...hhhmmmm....gotta work on that!
So this is the stamp set that I used to create the booklets:
K Andrew Designs
Just click on the image to take you to the store.  Today only all K. Andrew stamps are 20% off when you use the discount code of: cricky20.  Thanks Kristal for the sale!
Here's how the challenge works:
1. Post any Give Thanks project that you would like & link it up at Getting Cricky on the Simply Sunday Challenge post by midnight December 3.
2.  Post as many projects as you want that fit the theme.
3.  Make sure the Getting Cricky blinkie is posted on your side bar and your post is linked back to the Getting Cricky blog.  You can find the post and the blinkie HERE.
4.  Leave a comment here and at Getting Cricky.
5.  HAVE FUN and spread the word.
6. A random winner will be chosen to win a surprize Cricut Cartridge!!!

I wanted to show you the other decoration I made for my Thanksgiving guests.  Here is a picture of it and HERE is a link to the original post where I detailed it for you.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you will make a project and link it up.  I pray you and your family are blessed with a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!


  1. Jana love your project its so creative and I am sure your family members will love it too!! Thanks for the reminder to pray a prayer of Thanksgiving!!
    Getting Cricky DT Sister

  2. What a clever and creative idea, Jana!! I love these! The design is just fabulous! And I absolutely love the banner, too!! Awesome projects :)

    Getting Cricky DTM - Sister

  3. OK now, I thought this was just a beautiful card, but when I saw that it was a booklet, oh my goodness, I loved it even more. What a delightful keepsake for your guests. This is so special. And the buttom is just an little extra special treat.

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving from you sister DT member.

  4. This booklet is a great idea and so pretty. I'm sure your family will treasure it.
    Getting Cricky JrDT

  5. You have created a very cool project! Deffinitly a job well done! I'm sure your guests will be excited to get these!! And FYI Your banner is great!!! :)
    Keep Em' Coming!! <3 Your Projects!

    Getting Cricky JrDT

  6. Great job on both Jana, Love the colors!!
    Hug's and Happy Craftin :)

    Ildi-Getting Cricky SrDTM
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  7. Jana your projects are awesome! And you are so right we do sometimes forget to offer that prayer of Thanks! Thanks for reminding us!
    Miranda :)
    Getting Cricky JrDT

  8. What a fabulous project! :)

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Getting Cricky Junior DT

  9. Jana these are beautiful! I bet your family loved them. What a great way to write down your blessings. The banner is beautiful as well.
    Thanks for sharing
    Heather GC JrDT sister