Sunday, August 14, 2011

Counting my blessings

I thought that in honour of my 39th birthday, that I would count my blessings today. So here's what I'm thankful for today, all the way to 39...

1. That my Saviour loves me, no matter what.
2. Cameron:

3. Austin:

4. Jonah:

5. Sage:

6. The rest of my family:

7. Great friends.
8. My church family.
9. Grace.
10. Books to read.
11. Chocolate M&Ms.
12. Summertime.
13. The feel of the sun on my skin.
14. My bike.
15. Our home.
16. The flowers that bloom in my yard despite my neglect.
17. My job.
18. The fact that my job allows me two months+ off in the summer.
19. Waterslide parks.
20. Shopping trips.
21. New clothes.
22. A hobby I adore.
23. Birthday greetings from online & real life friends.
24. Safeway birthday cakes.
25. Supper out.
26. Praise songs.
27. Media that connects us to others.
28. Road trips.
29. New scrappy supplies.
30. Notes of appreciation.
31. Fun things to plan.
32. Flavoured popcorn.
33. Diet A&W root beer.
34. Taekwondo training.
35. Our vehicles.
36. Our beach pass.
37. Spending time with friends.
38. Board games.
39. That I'm still in my thirties. ;)

And before I go, I want to share this card that I made using this week's Make it Monday at Papertrey Ink: Customizing ribbon. I made it for my friend, Beth, who is moving away at the end of the month. I wanted to let her know what a blessing our friendship has been to me.

I used Papertrey Ink cardstock (Kraft, Stamper's Select White and red), stamp (Beautiful Blessings), dies (Love Lives Here, Half& Half) and buttons. The twill was from my ribbon box and the teal cardstock is SU!

Thanks for looking!

Here's the second card that I made using this week's Make it Monday at Papertrey Ink: Customizing ribbon.


Marybeth said...

Happy Birthday LEIGH! You have a beautiful family and yes many Blessings.
Your card is AWESOME Such a great idea. I could go on and on.

Debbie Gaydos said...

What a lovely post! You are very blessed. This card, oh my gosh, TOO CUTE for words. I love the little houses. Sometimes I feel like I have to stamp, stamp, stamp on a card, but this is lovely with so little actual stamping!

Stephanie said...

Leigh....As mentioned before......Happy, happy birthday!!!! You are truly blessed and I bet that list was done with ease.

I absolutely adore this card! The colors are just magnificent! Love how you cut 3 of the houses into the Half & Half die.......Just beautiful!

stefani said...

Happy birthday. :-) I love your list of blessings and the card too.

Anna said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! I loved reading your are truly blessed and really the 40's are too bad but I am onyl a few months in !
Love your card!

Ally said...

Happy, happy birthday, Leigh!

That's a wonderful list of blessings. And your card is fabulous, too! ;-)

Cheers and Best Wishes.

Deanna Jean said...

First off...Happy Birthday! I LOVE your list of things you are thankful for. God had put many blessings in your life.

Your cards are super cute too. Making me think I need that die. Something else to add to my ever growing PTI wish list.

Mad for Paper said...

Happy Birthday. Looks like a great time. this card blows me away again with the embedded dies.

Joyce said...

What a great post. I hope you had a great birthday. You do have a lot of blessings in your life. I like how you are using the love lives here dies without the stamps. You are inspiring me to put those dies on my list.

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Happy birthday Leigh!

Holly Saveur said...

Happy Birtday to you!Have a great day!