My Heart Is Full Of Thanks Card

My Heart Is Full Of Thanks Card

What Did I Create This Week?

When I create, I like to play. I like to surround myself with the time and space to tinker and let my imagination run wild.

But, like you, I live in the real world. I don’t have unlimited time to devote to my craft. Sometimes, all I have is a few stolen moments, here and there, to create a card.

As we approach Thanksgiving, I wanted to focus on sharing a message of gratitude in a limited amount of time. So, I incorporated a few colorful die cuts as the artwork for the card.

An oval die cut forms an autumn-colored backdrop for today’s message and for the bountiful cornucopia.

I distressed the edges for an added touch of color coordination – and to spotlight as my Favorite Technique for the City Crafter Blog Challenge.

Sometimes the best cards are the ones that are the simplest yet the most heartfelt.

Thank you for blessing me with your visits to Create With Joy each week. I am SO thankful for you and wish you the most joyful of holiday seasons!

Now it’s your turn to share what you’ve created this week. I personally invite you to share your creativity at one of our weekly parties!

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What Are The Crafty Cats Up To This Week?

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Who doesn’t love the naughty antics of our Crafty Cats?

This week, while Dad was on kitchen duty, Magellan took full advantage of his naïveté and decided to go for a romp in the fridge! Yes, you read that right! I wasn’t around at the time of the incident, but one of our roving photographers managed to catch the event as it unfolded!

Be sure to drop by this week’s Wordless Wednesday for the full photographic scoop – and while you’re there, be sure to share your favorite photos as well!

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These challenges encourage you to incorporate different techniques into your project!

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66 Responses to “My Heart Is Full Of Thanks Card”

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  1. Bridget Larsen Australia
    Twitter: YeeLarsen

    Very interesting card indeed love the mish mash of colours
    Bridget #1

  2. Chris Porter says:

    What a happy card! I love that sentiment, and am with you in only having snatches of time to spend at my desk. Fortunately, I get lots of time, crafting on the sofa, alongside Mum, too. Happy WOYWW, Chris # 8

  3. Laura Love says:

    What a neat card! I love how you colored the Indian Corn! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week! We hope to see you play along with us again soon!

  4. chanya13 says:

    Beautiful !!! Love colours and image. Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

  5. Ginny says:

    cute card!! Looks like you have been super busy with challenges!! Have a great Thanks giving! Hugs and Thanks for sharing,
    Happy WOYWW Ginny #43

  6. racchel taylor says:

    lovely card thanks for sharing with 613 AC Rachel dt

  7. Jane says:

    Great colouring and sweet sentiment. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  8. Hi, I’m popping in from WOYWW. I had a look around your website – so many challenge blogs my head is spinning! I’ve linked up with Creative Monday – I’ll have to come back and make some visits after I finished my WOYWW rounds. Have a wonderful, creative week! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #41

  9. Julia Dunnit says:

    Is the cornucopia a die cut? It looks very hand painted – nice! I can’t imagine how you keep track of all the challenges and things you participate in when you show a card, a job in itself!

  10. Ros Crawford says:

    Wonderful card and great technique! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  11. sue says:

    Lovely card thanks for joining us at CC&CC cheers Sue N x

  12. Nan G says:

    Great card. Love the mischievous Magellan! in the fridge no less! 🙂 🙂 Have a wonderful thanksgiving.

  13. Lisca Meijer says:

    Your ‘My heart is full of thanks’ card is beautiful.
    I couldn’t find your WOYWW page, so I’ll comment on this one.
    Have a great week,

  14. Cazro says:

    A cornucopia of delights, thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

  15. Sharon Madson says:

    Cute card and cute kitty! I went to the link for Love to Scrap and it is cards. I thought it would be scrap pages. Thanks for all the links. #57

  16. Stella says:

    Lovely! Love the distressed edges. Thank you for being with us at CCCB!

  17. Pat says:

    Now I know where to come when I need a different kind of challenge. Thanks for the detailed and categorized list. Nice to meet you.

    Pat #66

  18. NINI says:

    Thanks for joining us at SAAC this week
    Fanny SAAC DT

  19. Ohhh Snap says:

    Beautiful card! And so appropriate for the season. Beautiful cat too : ). Happy WOYWW! #68

  20. Rhonda says:

    Wonderful Card, Thank you for joining in on our first challenge over at “A Crafty Mess”. Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon…

    Rhonda DT

  21. Cazzy says:

    Nice card, Happy WOYWW. What a lovely crafty cat, our dog Sooty would be in the fridge if he could too!

    Cazzy #42

  22. Thanks for sharing with us at Mema’s Crafts and good luck in the challenge.

  23. Fabulous!!! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  24. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing!

  25. Bev says:

    Such a lovely card – with a special message for all! loved your description of the oricess as well. happy Thanksgiving!

  26. I love your abstract watercolor look!! Great card for the Thanksgiving season!!! I love your cats too!! They are gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door!

  27. jo says:

    Gorgeous card!

  28. Very cute and fun cornucopia! Unbelievable number of challenges- best of luck!
    Thanks for playing AAA Cards “THANKSgiving” challenge. Happy Holidays, Victoria Lavender

  29. ~ginny says:

    We so appreciate you’re sharing your project & creativity at 613 Ave C ! What a nice design! I love the oval with the sentiment anchored there. Colorful, warm colors that look almost American Indian inspired. Nicely done!
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave Create – [Challenge #99 Anything Goes w/optional use Subway Art]
    RubberMAD (

  30. Marlene says:

    A beautiful card. Thank you for sharing with us at Dream Valley Challenge. Marlene

  31. Donna says:

    Great card

    Thanks for joining us on speed crafters challenge
    Donna xx

  32. What a lovely card. I know how hard it is to find creative time when there’s so many other things that demand our time. After working all day I enjoy sitting in my chair and knitting. I’m fortunate that I get to do that as I live alone and don’t have anyone other than my animals demand attention. The photo of Magellan in the fridge cracked me up. He definitely takes after his namesake!

    I’ve had my Thanksgiving meal so it was a perfect time to visit desks – either that or take a nap!!

    Happy belated WOYWW
    Kay (21)

  33. Sandy says:

    Love this! Especially the sentiment! Happy Thanksgiving! And thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

  34. Beth P says:

    I love the card but I especially love your “shopping” kitty! My kitty does that periodically too with the look on his face as if to say, “hmmm, now let’s see, what would I like to snack on!” lol!
    Hugs and see you next week,
    Beth P
    WOYWW #70

  35. Julia says:

    I like the way your corn was colored. It caught my eye right away. I would also like to have more time to craft – we catch the moments when we can, don’t we? So glad you found the time to link up to AAA this week.

  36. Kaye Swain says:

    Oh how cute! I had plans to make place cards for our Thanksgiving dinner but what should have been a fast and fairly easy software update has turned into a full 4-6 days of fixing it and rebuilding it – with no access Wednesday or Thursday. Ah well, I’ll try again at Christmas and am VERY thankful to have my computer back to working even better than before. Have a blessed and beautiful week. And Happy Pink Saturday.

  37. Alana says:

    Lovely card thank you for joining the get creative challenge, good luck Alana dt member

  38. Ellen says:

    What a pretty fall card! I love your die cuts and sentiment!
    Thank you for sharing with us at Cards in Envy! I hope you join us again soon!

  39. Cass says:

    Wonderful! thanks for joining us at Open Minded Challenges this week

  40. totally awesome card and Just ADORE this cat picture!!! Talk about being caught in the act!!!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

  41. Mackie says:

    What a great creation! Thanks for joining us at!

  42. Tina says:

    Beautiful watercolor image, it’s very colorful, just like Autumn. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

  43. Dana Joy says:

    Fantastic project. Thanks for playing with us at Party Time Tuesdays!

  44. Kimberly Wiener says:

    What a great cornucopia!!! Thanks for joining AAA Cards, hope you join in the new Blue Christmas Challenge too !! Sounds like fun!

    -Kimberly Wiener (Guest Designer)

  45. Marcy says:

    Pretty Thanksgiving card! Love how colorful and fun this is. Thanks so much for joining our challenge this week over at Loves Rubberstamps!

  46. Super cute card! Thank you for sharing on this weeks Artistry Challenge. Melissa – Vandicrafts

  47. Ingrid Kristina V says:

    wow! What a long list of challenges meticulously organised! thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Speed Craft! It looks like you had some real fun! Ingrid x

  48. Helen says:

    Great card – love the layout you’ve used.

    Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

    Helen x

  49. Kimbo says:

    Colourful thankful card

    Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz this week and hope to see you again soon x

  50. Char says:

    What a beautiful card!!! Thanks so much for sharing this week at CCCB 🙂 Have a great week!

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