Thanksgiving Card and Lexi’s Diagnosis

Are you like me, and need a Thanksgiving card (or two) to send out to family and friends? If so, why not create this textured beauty? With minimal stamping, this Thanksgiving card is all about layers and die cuts. It’s Friday, and time to celebrate at Festive Fridays – Home of the Inspo List!
Thanksgiving Card

For this week’s challenge,  we are inspired by Thanksgiving.  Remember – at Festive Friday, you do not need to actually celebrate the occasion.  Your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project.  I used a thankful theme, burlap, twine, leaves, wood and pumpkins on my card this week.  I can’t wait to see what YOU create!

Thanksgiving Card

Colors of the Day

Thanksgiving Card

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

If you have a little time on your hands, there is nothing difficult about today’s card. It’s basically layering paper – you can find the measurements in the tutorial – and die cutting leaves, a fence, and a pumpkin. It’s even easy to create the sentiment, since it is punched out using the Classic Label Punch.  The rest is just embellishing!

Thanksgiving Card

To download a free tutorial for today’s Thanksgiving card, which includes all the paper measurements, please click on the button below. For every card which has been posted on my blog this year, there is a free tutorial. To visit the 2020 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery, CLICK HERE. To visit the 2019 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery, CLICK HERE.

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the  Festive Friday Challenge Design team:

Ann Schach

Beth McCullough

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Stephanie Lanzalotto

Melva Peters

Judy Rozema

I have been remiss these past few months in answering emails and mailing out packages.  I apologize. My dear sweet Lexi has inoperable cancer. She has a fist sized tumor at the base of her bladder.  After discussing it with her specialist, we have decided to let her enjoy her remaining days here with her pack, being surrounded by those who love her.  She is on the same protocol that has extended Brody’s life, and we are hopeful it will allow us to have many more wonderful days, weeks, months and maybe even years, with her. It has taken me some while to work my head around this, as I go through the stages of grief, and my mind has not been on stamping.  Take care, my friends, and hug your fur babies…

Thanksgiving Card

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  1. Sending prayers for Lexi and you. You and Lexi and so fortunate to have other.
    As always, love your card. Paper layers and depth are my favorite way to make cards. Your card has so much interest and texture. Here’s another one of your cards for me to case for Thanksgiving 2021! Thank you for the instructions.

  2. Another gorgeous card, Ann! It’s perfect 🙂 I’m so very sorry about Lexi’s diagnosis. Praying for peace and comfort for you and Kim and Lexi.

  3. Ann, the colors and dimension of all the layers in your card are gorgeous! Sending hugs to both you and Lexi.

  4. Thinking of you as you try to come to terms with Lexi’s diagnosis. I know from experience how difficult that is.

    Your card is beautiful. I love all the textures and layers that you have built into it.

  5. Beautiful card. Love all the details that you put in every card. Sorry to hear about your sweet Lexi. Wishing you many more days with her.

  6. Oh Ann, I am so sad to hear of Lexi’s condition. I know she will be happy and well cared for, as Brody has been. It is so sad that two beautiful family members are ill.

  7. Hello, Ann,
    Please excuse this belated message but I am sorry to read of Lexi’s health circumstances. She looks so beautiful in all her photos you have shared which to me shows what good care and love she has always received and will continue to receive. Blessing to you, your family and Lexi!

  8. I’ll keep your family and Lexi in my prayers. I have a fur baby, as well. The thought of Lucy being in that condition, makes my heart cry. I pray she has many more years with you and her pack. If not to be, I pray it’s a peaceful death with family and pack around her. She knows she’s loved. that’s what counts. And you are doing everything humanly possible to let her lead a good life. That’s all our fur babies want from us, a g0ood life, lots of kisses, hugs, belly rubs, and of course we mustn’t forget treats! I’ll keep you all i98n my prayers.

  9. Your card is gorgeous – so full of autumn, my favorite season. I love the design and all of the wonderful elements you used. I am so sorry to hear about Lexi. Wishing you peace and the strength to make the choices that are right for both of you as time goes on.

  10. What sad news you have shared with us today!!! I know how dear your dogs are to you! I’m so sorry you’ve had two with cancer! Animals are part of the family and I know it is so difficult for you at this time! We had two dogs who were shot only a few days after my husband died and it was devastating, especially for the children! I send you love and hugs! Thanks for you car sample today! I know it must have been difficult for you to concentrate on that.

  11. Very beautiful card Ann. I am so sorry about Lexi, I know your heart is broken. My thoughts are with you and I do hope you experience a log long time with both furbabies. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and stay well.

  12. You really created a beautiful Thanksgiving card! I’m so very sorry about Lexi. We love our furry family members and it is so difficult to go through these times when we know there isn’t much we can do about it. We lost our first one in 1994 and then the second about 11 years ago. I still miss them! Sending hugs and prayers for you and Lexi!

  13. I’m so sorry to hear about Lexi. My heart is breaking for you.
    Hopefully, her meds will work and she will remain with you for a long time.

  14. I am so sorry to hear about Lexi’s diagnosis. Our fur babies are our children.
    I will keep you and Lexi in my prayers.

  15. I am so sorry to hear about Lexi’s diagnosis. Our fur babies are our children.
    I will keep you and Lexi in my prayers.

  16. I cannot say anything more than others have said! I grieve for you, Lexirpe and for your family!

  17. Ann, I am so sorry to hear about Lexi. Our sweet Holly crossed over the rainbow bridge in June and we went through a similar situation with her. Our fur babies are part of the family and we grieve for them just as for other family members. My thoughts are with you and your family in the days ahead.

  18. Oh… I am weeping……she is soooo special. She looks just like Thor only a smaller version and not quite as grey. I have always had a soft spot in my heart for her ever since I met her. Hugs my friend.

  19. Beautiful beautiful card, Ann.
    Sorry to hear about Lexi. Sending many prayers.

  20. Sending my thoughts and prayers your way for Lexi as well as for you and your family! Enjoy each and every day with her as I know you already do. I have a Fur Baby (my Manx ~ Sweet Pea ~ 15yrs old) that has a medical condition and wonder how much more time she has with me before I have to make a certain decision that would be in her best interest. Until that time, my gaze lingers longer on her at times and kisses/hugs/cuddling are enjoyed that much more each and every day. We LOVE our Fur Babies and they are truly a member of our families. We are so blessed to have such love in our lives that give us comfort and joy and in turn we do the same for our Fur Babies. Sending HUGS!

  21. My two fur babies, General Catton and Eleanor, Queen of Norway, and myself send you many ? and kitty kisses. Lexi is in good hands and will feel your soothing love and care until the end, which we hope is far away. Please take care of yourself as well.

  22. Ann, I’m so sorry to hear of Lexi’s diagnosis. Our fur babies are so precious to us. I know she will be loved beyond measure with you and your family.

  23. Sending hugs to you, Ann! Praying for many more days together for the two of you. Your card is lovely!

  24. Wonderful card. Love all the components to it. So sorry to hear about Lexi and her diagnosis. Hugs to you all.

  25. Gorgeous card, Ann!
    ? for you, Lexi, and your family. Just like people, pets come into our lives and leave impressions on our hearts! Treasure every moment we’re all given ❤️

  26. I feel your pain for your sweet Lexie. Love and hugs are what will help you both right now, so sending lots of hugs and prayers to both of you. ??

  27. Oooooh, Ann, my heart is sad, poor baby , she has given us so much joy with all the sweet photos you have shard , my prayers are with you all, please give her a GIANT HUG AND KISS, AND yes let’s enjoy her , she’s so pretty , love her ????
    Hugs to you all,
    Frenchie ?with a sad heart, ps your card is more then just paper put together, it’s BEAUITFUL Ann like always. ??

  28. Couldn’t help but tear up with your news about Lexi. Important to hug our fur babies while we have them because God will want them back some day. We are their Heaven.

    Lovely card – layers make the difference.

  29. I’m so sorry to hear about your sweet Lexi. She’s adorable. Wishing you peace and Lexi pain-free, happy days with her family.

  30. Ann, what joy your card and pic brought me this morning. She is a beautiful girl…those ears! I’m sorry you received such heartbreaking news. I’d hug my fur baby but Lord Chesterfield does not even like being picked up. He wants to be petted when HE wants it only. But then, again, cats get whatever they want whenever they want. I hope get to fully enjoy some memorable times with your fur babies.

  31. Hello Ann: I’m so so sorry to hear about Lexi, that picture of the two of you is a perfect example of the love that you feel for each other.
    Enjoy her company for as long as you can, remember you will always have the memories of this magnificent and beautiful friend.
    I’m hugging my fur baby now, she’s sitting on my lap as I write this note, she’s a beautiful black kitty named Ivy, she is almost 3 years old.
    Stay healthy and safe.
    Sending lots of love.

  32. Ann, so sorry to hear about your sweet Lexi’s diagnosis. What a beautiful picture of the two of you.

  33. Ann I’m so very sorry to hear about sweet Lexu’s diagnosis. How devastating foe you, especially when you’re already dealing with this with Brody. Our fur babies bring us the greatest joy and then the greatest pain when these things happen. Praying for good, pain free times for her. Hugs!

  34. Beautiful card, Ann! I am so sorry to hear about Lexi’s diagnosis, but I know you and your family will give her the absolute best care!

  35. Ann, I am so sorry about Lexi. Hopefully, she will have many more happy months/years with you. It’s hard I know.

  36. I am so very sorry about Lexi. It is just heartbreaking. I do feel your grief as every dog we have lost still has a piece of my heart.

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