Monday, October 4, 2010

A Thankful Month!

In Canada, we celebrate Thanksgiving in October, and I have a lot to be thankful for this month!

First, my beautiful family. That's a given! It's a beautiful fall day and I think we'll go out and  rake play in the leaves. My kids are growing up so fast, I remember when they were little and a pile of leaves would keep them amused for hours. I'll be lucky to get their "help" raking for 10 minutes today, they'll want to be at the playground with their friends.

Second, my blog followers has hit 100! When I started this blog in January of this year, I really was thinking it would be used as a place to post my pics to enter challenges. I never dreamed that I would meet so many wonderful and talented people here in blog land, let alone get so many visitors who would want to follow along with me. Thank you all so much for your visits and your comments. They are truly appreciated!

Third, Mary from Heart 2 Heart has invited me to be the Guest Design Team member for this month! Wow!
I have been following the CTMH challenge blog since day one, and I have found so much inspiration from the Design Team and the creative gals who play along each week. I am thrilled to be a part of the H2H blog and just hope that I can give back in some way for all the ideas I have found at H2H. Thank you for inviting me to be a part of the DT for October!

And, on that last note, the challenge at H2H this week is to create a birthday project of any kind.  In keeping with the thankful theme of this post, I want to post a birthday card I made for someone who I am very thankful Mother.  This is a very special card I made for her 65th birthday.

you can click on the pictures to get a larger view if you would like to read the text.

It's more than a card, it's a booklet of world events and pop culture in the year she was born.
It required a bit of research, but it was SO worth it for her reaction! 
She passed it around to everyone, and even took it to work to share with the staff.

I have made these birthday books before,
if you're interested, I posted a very long tutorial with research links HERE.

If you have a birthday coming up that you need a card for, pull out your CTMH supplies and create something fabulous! Then hop on over to the Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog and share it for this week's challenge. If you're stuck for ideas, just check out what the uber-talented H2H Design Team and challenge players have for you, there is always inspiration to be found at H2H.

So Thankful for all of you who are
following my blog and leaving comments!
Sending cyber-hugs!

CTMH products:
Silhouette Level 2 paper pack
Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks stamp pad
Z2103 Bamboo Exclusive Inks stamp pad
Z1218 Brads basic Assortment
Z1243 Pewter spirals
Z1300 Just Blooms White Daisy Variety pack
Colonial White Organdy Ribbon
Pewter Eyelets 
Connections club charms
No stamps on this one :(
other supplies:
Ice stickles
pewter heart brads and cherub charm from my stash
Text done in MS Word 


  1. Hi Lorrinda

    Wow, Absolutely AWESOME! Your Mum is going to love this. These cards/ booklets that you make are just the best idea for a really meaningful gift.

    Michelle :-)

  2. Oh Lorrinda! This is such a wonderful and touching gift you've handmade for your Mother. It is so much more than a card and filled my ducts with tears.

  3. Congrats on being the Guest DT member on H2H! Beautiful gift, such a great idea, it looks like a lot of fun to put together, and to read.

    Great flag:)

  4. Such a beautiful gift! Hope you enjoy your time with us at H2H as Guest DT!


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