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November 22, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello everyone!

We are still a couple of days away from Thanksgiving in America, but I'm posting now as I'll be up to my elbows cleaning and cooking in the next coupla days, just like so many of you. This will be our 41st Thanksgiving dinner in this house with beloved friends and family. We are more blessed now than we've ever been.

I count each of you as part of my many blessings and I'm grateful to have you here! Here is my card for you:
Since I made a few different designs for this time of year, this is a picture-heavy post. I am going to skip the ingredients, but please feel free to email me if you have any questions.

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Uber CAS. (Look, BABES, I found a way to use some of that Washi tape!)
Gratitude.
Challenges
Share Our Badge!
Snippets Playground Badge
QACAS PP.

The green leaf paper is handmade with a lovely soft texture. These beautiful papers only needed the addition of a simple sediment and some of them work for either gender. Bonus.

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73 comments:

Maxine D said...
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Maxine D said...

Oh - I'm first again!! Love your cards Darnell - especially the leaf banner ones. Your really do rock card making and make some wonderful CAS ones.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, including Hammy!!.
Blessings
Maxine
p.s. Don't let Hammy over indulge on Thursday!!

Kathyk said...

Woo Hoo! What a splendid (and autumnal) selection of cards - HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you and your family, Darnell

Kathyk

brenda said...

Beautiful Autumnal creations Darnell, each so different but the first has to be my favourite, it is just glorious. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving.

B x

Sue said...

Hi Darnell, Fab cards.

Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

Ros Crawford said...

Stunning cards and my favourites are the whole set you made ... Just gorgeous! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Pat said...

What a gorgeous selection of cards Darnell, I love that plaid ribbon and the leaf, and the washy tape looks great, and then the sets of cards are fabulous. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! What an amazing collection of beautiful cards! Especially love the one(s) with the fishtail banners! Hugs, Chrisx

Redanne said...

Oh what a veritible feast for these tired old eyes!! Gorgeous cards, each and every one, love them all.... Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours and I feel truly honoured to have you in my life, you are one of the great treasures in life! Hugs, Annie xx

Marilyn said...

Awesome cards!!

Birgit said...

What a sweet display of cards! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Darnell!

Di said...

Wowser Darnell - I adore all of these cards - most especially the snippets ones with the fishtails banners. Great work, as always of course.

Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving on Thursday!

Hugs

Di xx

Jeanne said...

Wishing you a joyous Thanksgiving, Darnell. Beautiful work from a beautiful soul. I so appreciate your wonderful take on life and all its blessings.

cuilliesocks said...

What an array of wonderful cards Darnell, sneaky favourite is the first one because of that glorious ribbon, but really love them all. Have a wonderful time with your family and friends, Kate x

Ruth said...

What gorgeous cards! I love all the colours and most especially that tartan/plaid ribbon on the first. Enjoy your day. It happens to coincide with my 40th birthday this year, so I'm pretending that everyone is celebrating because of me 😂 Lol! Xx

artful-notions said...

I just love your cards! Always beautifully done, and a bit of whimsy and fun! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Hugs!

Heidi Stamps said...

All your cards are so lovely! I love the ribbon in the first one, it can be so hard for me to use ribbon.
Have a great Thanksgiving!

!neke said...

You made lovely autumn cards !!!!!
Like the one with the tape ! Funny one !

Leslee said...

Beautiful autumn cards! Especially love the banner one! Have s blessed Thanksgiving!

Jen W. said...

All of these are gorgeous! I love the ribbon on the first card but that second one, the CAS beauty with the perfect use of washi tape has stolen my heart. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Danielle said...

I really like all of the cards you show today.... I think we have the same thing with washi tape, nice to buy but hard to use ;-) Thank you for your inspiration, the cards with the banners are really inspiring me! In the Netherlands we do not celebrate Thanksgiving, but I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones!

Carole said...

Wonderful selection here Darnell....you have been busy. I like the banner cards...great design! I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs xx

Sandy Trefger said...

Beautiful Thanksgiving card! Love the ribbon! Thank you for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.

Cat Craig said...

Darnell, Happy Thanksgiving. Wonderful collection of cards today. Enjoy the holidays and I hope you have help with the cooking and cleaning.

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely selection of cards Darnell

Anne

Isabelle Siry said...

What a gorgeous array of cards Darnell ! They are all beautiful but my favourites ones are the Gratitude series ! They are absolutely stunning ! So much peace in it ! Have a very happy thanksgiving with your family and friends ! Thanks for sharing.
Izzy Scrap

Bobby said...

Your collection of patterned paper, handmade or not, is gorgeous. Beautiful QAECAS cards to celebrate the holiday. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Darnell.

Sandra H said...

Beautiful array of cards Darnell the colours on the Happy Thanksgiving card are gorgeous and the ribbon is beautiful too! all of your cards and projects are stunning sending lots of love x

scrAPpamondo said...

Happy Thanksgiving darnell, you have had so busy! Lovely all your cards, expecially these with the banners, love the leaves pattern and the design!

oldpunca said...

Thank you for beautiful Thanksgiving card, dear Darnell. You have created a bunch of amazing cards this time. :-)
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
Hugs, Sonja

Mrs A. said...

A most bountiful collection. Have a lovely thanksgiving. Do hope most of it won't be in the kitchen. Tell Hammy to get his own dinner! Hugs Mrs A.

Sharon Underwood said...

Beautiful cards, Darnell! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Sheri said...

Well I picked a new favorite each time I saw a new card BUT my final choice is for the last card. Oh my what a beauty. But that is not to say I don't love them all. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Verna Angerhofer said...

All your cards are so beautiful! I just love that ribbon on the first one. And, I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving as well. I am cleaning like crazy too!

Birgit said...

Great cards! I love the felt on the first card and this is a perfect way to use washi tape. I also love the hand made paper because some paper never should be covered.

Sybrina K said...

What pretty cards, Darnell! Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving celebration with loved ones, friends, and family. :)

Loll said...

Beautiful collection of Thanksgiving cards Dolly. You've been busy!! Enjoy your special day with family and friends. xx

graham Brand said...

LOVE your cards today, especially the CAS Autumn and rake!
Take it easy with the cleaning so you can enjoy the cooking!
Happy Thanksgiving!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful cards. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
Yes, I will be busy cleaning and cooking also.

Brenda said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Auntie! I can't believe we are into the holidays. I am loving all your beautiful cards. Love your washi tape, love the banner papers, just love all your cards! Hugs, Brenda

Rose said...

Such a fabulous collection of cards Darnell! I love the rake with washi tape but they are all lovely. I hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving with family & friends.

Geri said...

Wowzers girl...you have been a busy, busy lady! AH-MAZING, BEAUTIFUL creations resulting from your craft room time! Love the plaid ribbon, love the washi tape (yay you!), LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the STUNNING gratitude cards (the images are gorgeous), and love the sweet simplicity and earthy colors in the beauties found in the QACASPP section of the card shop!

W.T.Purkiser is a wise, wise person!

Lisa said...

This are all beautiful but the Grateful card is my favorite, love the colors on that one!! Wishing you and yours the happiest of Thanksgivings sweet Darnell!!

Donna said...

What fabulous cards, great colors and designs, like that ribbon on the first one! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Susanne Vargas said...

So many fabulous cards! These are great ways to use up our collection of PPs!
Wishing you and the Mister a very Happy Thanksgiving!

nancy littrell said...

Everyone of your beautiful cards are full of Thankfulness and Love! I am so thankful for your friendship, Darnell and for you sharing ALL your creative beauties. Hugs and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Nancy

Greta said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family, Darnell--enjoy the holiday! Beautiful cards I know all the recipients are enjoying! Love how you used the Washi!

Donna said...

A wonderful assortment of cards, Darnell.
I particularly love those patterned paper beauties. Such a clever idea. X

Cheryl W. said...

Lovely cards - all of them! Your brain is a bottomless pit of wonderful card ideas. Enjoy your Thanksgiving gathering.

sandie said...

Wonderful cards and have a superb Thanks giving, you are a blessing to the card making world xx

Gerrina said...

Your thankyou card is so warm; must give the recepiant an instant warm feeling! And great use of the washitape plus I love the super cas-design! Your series look good, especially the monochrome leaf-cards; they are beautiful and as gender-neutral as you can make a card :)! Hugs, Gerrina

Aileen Ryan said...

What a fantastic collection of cards, I wanted to mention each seperately to let you know how much I love them but my head is so overloaded at the moment I am struggling to remember who I am :) the washi tape works perfectly how you used it. Those fantastic tag cards so so pretty and that wonderful paper, I couldnt believe how wonderful it was when I enlargened the pikturs. Hope you have a wonderful and family rich time at Thanksgiving. Hugs Aileen

Bonnie said...

All are beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving to you. You are a blessing to so many! xoxo

Em Louise Fairley said...

Gorgeous cards, as always. Happy Thanksgiving to you, the Mr and your family.
Hugs,
Em xoxo

OH Babs said...

You have been busy. I like the leaves and banner design guess it will go in my Pinterest file under sketches/layouts. Gobble, gobble - Barb

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh wow - those trio cards are beautiful - is that paper or did you stamp the fishtail design? Just stunning. Happy turkey Day to you and your's - Enjoy the family time~

Mac Mable said...

Happy Thanks giving to you are your family x Thank you for sharing these beautiful cards with us. Brought a warm smile to my face x

Craftychris said...

Ooh such beautiful autumnal cards! I love them all! Each design is so special in its own unique way, just like you! I hope all your preparations go well and that you all have an absolutely wonderful time this thanksgiving! xxx

Linda said...

Beautiful cards, Darnell. I want to wish you and your family a very blessed and Happy Thanksgiving.

JD/ Jill said...

All your cards are wonderful! Hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving day!

Anita in France said...

Wow, what a treat, Darnell ... so many beautiful cards! Gorgeous plaid ribbon on the first ... fabulous to see that washi make such a beautiful appearance on the second (especially as it was so shy and retiring on it's first outing!) ... STUNNING gratitude selection ... and a confection of loveliness in that QACAS PP sextet! Wise words indeed, my friend ... what a brilliant quote! Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving to you and all of yours ... hope you're enjoying every moment! LYAMYHMA! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Colleen said...

Stunning assortment of cards, Darnell! Love your last series of the leaf ones...so gorgeous!! 41 years in the same house! that is amazing. Hope you have had a wonderful day...we kept it low key here today, our big feast will be on Sunday, so DH and I actually went out to a restaurant and ate! Happy Thanksgiving friend! Heart Hugs, Col

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Cool cards. Congrats on the use of washi tape. I really like that top card. That ribbon makes my heart go pitter patter (in a good way, no need to get the nitroglycerin out).

Claire Grantham said...

Happy Thanksgiving Darnell. Hope you had a wonderful day with your family. Cx

Neet said...

First of all, thank you for your warm wishes on my blog post.
Now to your post. I love the cards you have made, and the washi tape one especially caught my eye. Love the tape - was it that colour or have you coloured it? It really is eye catching and the two lines of it are just perfect. Makes it a real crisp ad clean card.
Hope you had a lovely day with beloved friends and family. 41 years - that is some achievement!
Hugs and Blessings
Neet xx

Barbara Schiassi said...

Amazing collection of cards! love all!!!! Colors are fantastic, Great works!hanks for joining us this week on Simon SAys Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

maria f. said...

Oh yes! All of these are so beautiful and perfect for Thanksgiving.

Donna Nuce said...

Fabulous cards every one of them Darnell. Thanks so much for joining us at Cards in Envy! Have a great day.

cm said...

Given that your array of cards has rendered me speechless, I'll just echo the others: Gorgeous! Stunning! And how blessed I am to have YOU in my life! Hope your Thanksgiving was superb in every way!
Hugs~c

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

What beautiful cards! Love all of them, so perfect. Thank you for joining us at Cards in Envy! ~ Marilyn

JD/ Jill said...

I love all those cards! I would never be able to pick a favorite! Wonderful work!

Sybrina K said...

Darnell, Looks like I'm late to this party. (Better late than never?!) Regardless, these are three very pretty cards, and I just adore the leaf banner card. Gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with our Thank You Challenge at Cards in Envy. :)

wendipooh13 said...

what a great batch of cards!!! wonderful work!!! thanks for playing with Cards In Envy!!!