Good Morning Friends
Another Thankful Thursday. And another chance to remind myself of all the ways I've been blessed. For today - I get to focus on the fact that my son, who although just a month shy of 12 yrs old, is still cuddly and affectionate. No - of course not in the smoochy, huggy sort of way he was when he was very young. But affectionate nonetheless.
He never fails to leave for school and tell me he loves me as he walks out the door. Usually he will search me out first and give me a kiss goodbye. And he gives a lot of hugs lately. Whenever he is thankful for anything (and for a 12 yr old boy, this usually means I said yes to his request to have a cookie), well, lately when he is thankful for some little thing I have done, he comes and wraps his arms around me and looks up at me with his huge brown eyes and gives me a hug. I think secretly he is assessing each time, how tall he is in relation to me and anticipating the day when he can hug me and look down on me (and this day will come soon enough, I know). But for now, I am loving this affectionate stage. And the knowledge that my "baby" is growing into a handsome and caring young man.
You better believe it!
As for my card installment today --> We used the Hexagon Hive thinlit as part of our club card classes this month and I have been toying with the idea of pairing it with our Hexagon Punch. So last night I decided to try see what I could come up with.
And I love it!
This piece from the Sweet Sorbet designer paper (FREE during Sale-A-Bration) offered a striking pattern and colour palette as a basis for my card. I used my Hexagon Punch to create 'large' hexagons from the coordinating colours of cardstock and mounted these behind the solid windows that remain when you create the backgound piece with the Hexagon Hive thinlit. I also used the hexagon hive thinlit itself to "punch out" smaller hexagons from these same coordinating colours. Embossed and mounted on top of the solid windows, these gave me just the effect I was looking A sentiment, a few rhinestones, and my card was complete.
I am loving the way the punched Hexagon pieces layer so well behind the thinlit!! What do you think?
Off to be useful today - I hope - but I leave you with this. A gentle reminder.
Be thankful in the here and now for all the precious moments you have with the ones you love.
Have a wonderful day and God Bless, ~Cynthia <><
Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper 
Itty Bitty Banners Clear-Mount Stamp Set 
Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad 
Card Stock :
Crisp Cantaloupe 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock 
Pool Party 8-1/2 X 11 Card Stock 
Pistachio Pudding 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock 
Summer Starfruit 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock 
Whisper White 8-1/2X11 Card Stock 
Hexagon Punch 
Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents 
Stampin' Dimensionals 
Big Shot :
Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die 
Bitty Banners Framelits Die