Monday, November 19, 2012

"Count Your Blessings" at Exploring Cricut

 Hello Cricut Fans,

I sure hope you enjoyed all my turkeys yesterday, especially since there is a new challenge at Exploring Cricut today.
The Challenge: Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is America's preeminent day. It has a very interesting history. Its origin can be traced back to the 16th century when the first Thanksgiving dinner is said to have taken place.
In 1789, following a proclamation issued by President George Washington, America celebrated its first Day of Thanksgiving to God under its new constitution. That same year, the Protestant Episcopal Church, of which President Washington was a member, announced that the first Thursday in November would become its regular day for giving thanks, “unless another day be appointed by the civil authorities.” Yet, despite these early national proclamations, official Thanksgiving observances usually occurred only at the State level.
Much of the credit for the adoption of a later ANNUAL national Thanksgiving Day may be attributed to Mrs. Sarah Joseph Hale, the editor of Godey’s Lady’s Book. For thirty years, she promoted the idea of a national Thanksgiving Day, contacting President after President until President Abraham Lincoln responded in 1863 by setting aside the last Thursday of November as a national Day of Thanksgiving. Over the next seventy-five years, Presidents followed Lincoln’s precedent, annually declaring a national Thanksgiving Day. Then, in 1941, Congress permanently established the fourth Thursday of each November as a national holiday.
 Here is my Exploring Cricut project...
The rust colored ribbon with gold trim brings out the feather colors along with the leaf buttons. I bought that ribbon last year, but Michaels had it on sale as a Daily Doorbuster yesterday (Sunday) for 70% off. Be sure to watch for more deals! Black Friday is coming soon!
pattern paper ~ scrap box
kraft paper and brown card stock
Create a Critter Cricut cartridge
rust and gold ribbon
yellow leaf buttons
gold embroidery floss
Spellbinders ~ Labels 5
"With Thanks" stamp
brown ink
Be sure to come back tomorrow for one more Thanksgiving card as part of the Die Cuttin' Diva design team. Then it will be Christmas card time! I am actually excited this year for the holidays. Can you believe I saw someone with their Christmas lights on last night? They were super pretty, but my thought is you wait until the Friday after Thanksgiving. What do you think?
Looking forward to seeing all the Thanksgiving projects you make this week.
Stay Creative,


  1. Fantastic card I love the turkey image. Caroline xxx

  2. Pretty Thanksgiving is before Halloween in Canada...we don't have this problem with Christmas lights on or before Thanksgiving. In Canada however...a lot of people find it rude to holiday decorate before the 12 of November...the 11th is Remembrance's rude to the veterans to put those decorations up before their day is finished. Lee-Ann :)

  3. Love your turkey card!!!
    Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    Sherrie K

  4. Very cute card!! I like the leaf buttons!

  5. OMG! so cute and I love those leaf buttons:) Fabulous Thanksgiving card! Have a fantastic day my friend:)

  6. I love this little turkey. He's so cute! I did a treat topper with him last year for my RAs. Love it!! :)

  7. The turkey is so cute!! And the leaf buttons are fabulous!! Have a great week :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. Fabulous card!! love the cute turkey!!

  9. Love the historical info-I'm kind of a history geek and love interesting trivia like that :) The rust color ribbon is wonderful with the turkey-really makes it all pop! And I love that turkey from CAC! Wish I wasn't working Thanksgiving and Black Friday-no shopping for me this year-insert sad face-because I'm sure I'll be too tired even to venture online. And I completely agree that Christmas lights before Thanksgiving has even arrived is a definite DON'T! I saw someone here too that turned them on yesterday!!!!

  10. Love your card! Thanks for stopping by LoveBug Creations blog so I'm returning the favor - Happy Thanksgiving!

  11. Thanks for visiting my blog...Your creations r stinkin cute..Happy Crafting:) Krista

  12. that is turkey cute! Love the leaf buttons! You should enter it over at cut It Up Challenges. How's school going?

  13. I LOVE this turkey. What a beautiful job! I love THanksgiving. It truly is my favorite time of year.


  14. How cute is this! I can't wait until I can afford a Cricket! I also love the interesting history lesson.

  15. How adorable!! I so love your turkey and those leaf buttons are the best! Thank you so much for the history lesson. I tend to forget some of this stuff. Thank you for reminding me. And my thoughts on the lights are like yours. Wait!!! Also, no Chirstmas music until after lunch time Thanksgiving Day!! I guess I just wish for days of yore when the Holiday Season started after Thanksgiving. Not before Halloween!!!! :)


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