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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Autumn Blessings Blog Hop

WELCOME to the Autumn Blessings Blog Hop. It goes along with the Autumn Blessings Crop at CardSwaps. The crop is from November 16-19, 2011 and you have until November 22, 2011 to get your projects posted to the challenge threads and in the drawings for prizes.  Hop the blogs first THEN go see what the challenges and games are, you won't regret it.  At the end of the Blog Hop, you'll find a link to the CardSwaps board. We hope to see you there!

You should have arived here from Ana's blog. If not, you should consider starting starting the hop from the beginning, which is Lora's blog

Lately I've been thinking about how blessed I am.  Especially the blessing to be married to my husband.  It is pretty remarkable that someone would choose to spend their life with another person and I am so grateful that my husband has made this choice.  Not to say that is has always been bliss, we have had our ups and our downs.  We've struggled through college together, been super, SUPER broke together, and lost loved ones together.  On the up side, we've had 3 beautiful children together and thankfully, we are not broke anymore.  My husband has a good job and I have the privilege of staying home with our children.  My biggest blessings have come in large part because of my husband and a very loving Father in Heaven. I am truly blessed!  And I am reminded of that every year during the holidays.  I LOVE this time of year, my whole being is just filled with the spirit of gratitude and I see my life in a new and better light.

This is why I chose my project, I wanted to remember to "Count my Blessings."  It's a board about 6x15 inches.  I painted it red, then yellow, then red again (I didn't know what I wanted when I started), then smeared some brown over the top to make it looked a little distressed -and the red was too bright on its own.  I chose colors and papers that were fall-ish yet still generic enough I can leave my sign up all year if I choose.  If you know me, you know I love red, and it's never out of season at my house.

You could take the same idea and cut your words out smaller and put them on a card.  I think it would make a nice card.

Now go "count your blessings" while you hop through this fabulous blog hop.  Angelina is next.

Traci  <-- You are here....