Monday, December 8, 2014

Heartfelt Thanks {and Thanksgiving Day photos}



Are you tired of seeing those fabulous Verve Loopy Flowers yet?  I love them...and have quite a few pre-cut so you'll probably see more of them soon.  My stash of birthday and thank you cards are done to only a couple and last week I was in need of two thank you cards for a client.  I loved the sketch layout of Vicki's MUSE card this week so I was quickly inspired to combine PaperSmooches and Simon Says Stamps sentiments for this card. Love the end result of a very bright and cheery card.

I mentioned earlier that we had a house full of 36 for Thanksgiving. The only person missing for Thanksgiving was my mum who was in Florida with her brothers and sister-in-laws. Lucky her!  We had a fabulous time celebrating with both sides of our families and a few long time family friends.  We had four tables set up throughout our first floor to make sure everyone had a seat and the food was absolutely amazing.  Here are a few layouts from Thanksgiving Day.

These three (Ryan and his two cousins, Madeleine and Elizabeth) always crack me up. They are very close and he was so thankful they were both home from college to hang out. Unintentionally they were all wearing black so they needed to pose for "pre-Black Friday" pictures. Later that night they did hit the Black Friday sales and got some great deals at the local outlet mall.


Then I asked the three of them to take pictures with my camera.  Elizabeth can take credit for most of these pictures...laying on the ground to take several of them!

And this is a typical get together with all the cousins...the whole gang wrestling, the girls planning a dance routine and lots of great time catching up.

At the end of the night, I busted Collin in the kitchen hitting the whip cream (after all the desserts were put away thankfully.)  Marcel couldn't quite figure out how to use the whip cream...so of course, Collin had to show him the ropes.

We certainly are blessed that our families get along so well together!

19 comments:

  1. Love these loopy flowers, Lynn!
    Awesome pictures! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. From your photos, your family will treasure these memories for years to come! Looks like everyone had a great time. The whipped cream photos cracked me up...something my boys did too (and probably still do when no one's looking!) And nope, not tired of the pretty loopy flowers. You work magic with this set, so keep 'em coming! Great card. Bev

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  3. Wonderful Muse card! Thanks for joining in~

    Family = fun for the holidays. Thanks for sharing your family with us! I also love how you posted the pictures - is that a program?

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  4. Love those loopy die cuts and that you made a non-Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at Muse this week!

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  5. YIKES! 36?! That is a whole lotta work but so much fun too! Love all those awesome photos, Lynn! You truly are blessed!

    And your card is fabulous! I love the bright, happy colors! ♥

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  8. gorgeous card, love the fresh colors!
    Super fun pics Lynn!
    The embedded comment box works!!!

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  9. I am loving that loopy flowers....I should pay more attention when I ordered Verve Stamps not too long ago! The flower colors really POP!! love the festivity in your household! So happy to see everyone's having a blast!

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  10. Love the card and especially seeing pictures of all my boyfriends! Missing the Mangans and Bransfords!

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  11. those dies are just gorgeous we wont get fed up with them! this looks like such a fun party!

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  12. Never will tire of those flowers Lynn--beautiful card. I LOVE your layouts so much, what a beautiful family they all look like they are having so much fun!

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  13. Don't think I could ever get tired of any of your cards, Lynn ... these loopy flowers are fabulous! Wonderful photographs ... looks as though everyone had such a fantastic time! Anita :)

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  14. I like that flower with the loops, peach color looks great and great pics too !

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  15. Adore those loopy blooms and loving them in coral! Darling card using them. Always love seeing how much fun you have when you all get together :) Family is where it is at and what a joy to see such a close one!

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  16. The elements you chose works so well with the color an lovely sentiment. Makes a great card!

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  17. I will never get tired of those darling loop flowers! What a bright and cheerful card! Blessed indeed, but children live what they learn and your family has made "family" a priority. These photos crack me up! ox

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