Thursday, November 24, 2011


Remembering to remain grateful can be a full-time job around here. Nevertheless, this sentiment is so true. Being grateful for all I have is a great way to get happy.

Something that made me happy recently was FINALLY capturing these turkeys on film. For several weeks, I had passed this big flock of about 30 birds on my way to and from work each day. They were culling a harvested corn field and I really wanted to take a photo. There's not a very good place to stop, though, and a few times, I cruised back and forth trying to pull over, but something always stopped me: once it was some construction vehicles in the way; another time, I had driven past for a while, feeling late for work, but then decided to turn around and go back, only to find the turkeys had moved into the woods; one time, just as I was about to pull over, a work truck pulled over right in the space I had scoped out. Eventually, I succeeded, even though the photos aren't all that great. I am so glad I did, too, because the next day, they were gone!

(I bet these fat, corn-fed birds would be grateful to know they are protected!)

The leaves are from French Foliage; I stamped them on Naturals White card stock in Tangerine Tango, So Saffron and Crumb Cake and rock-and-rolled them in Cajun Craze, River Rock and Early Espresso. I also used the splatter image in Crumb Cake for a little more textural interest. I stamped the sentiment, from Pursuit of Happiness, onto vellum, punched it out with the Curly Label punch, and attached it with a cute little leaf brad from Creative Impressions. The mat layer is Cajun Craze and I mounted it on an Always Artichoke card that was hanging around which matched the bit of twine that finishes off this simple but pretty card.

I think the sentiment inside is from (retired) All Year Cheer .

Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

1 comment:

  1. So glad you were able to capture these guys on film. What a great card too. Love this. Enjoy your holiday. I'm looking forward to seeing you Sunday!