Feel So Blessed Australasian SOTM Blog Hop …

Hi and welcome aboard our Feel So Blessed SOTM Australasian Close to my Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Nell Ward’s blog, then you are in the right place.

If you landed here by accident, welcome, please join by following the link at the end of this post.

Thanksgiving is not a traditional celebration downunder – in fact, I’m sure there are many kiwis and Aussies who are not at all familiar with it.  After living in America for four years, and having US kiddies, it’s a ‘holiday’ we know well.   I think it has so much merit in celebrating, whether or not it’s a tradition for you.  Sitting down with loved ones, sharing why you feel blessed and what you’re grateful for is a great way of putting some perspective into your life.  It reminds me of the saying below;

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This months’ Feel So Blessed SOTM was obviously designed to decorate cards or pages with a Thanksgiving theme.   However, there are also some beautiful ‘generic’ messages on the stamp, that could be used in a range of mediums.

Say thank you

Today I’ve created a card to share with you, that is simply a thank you card.  I firmly believe that there is enormous power and pleasure in sending someone a card that says thank you.  And it’s a two way thing.  I get so much joy creating a card for someone, and when I pop it in the post, I think of the joy they’re going to receive, when they see a nice hand addressed envelope in amongst their mail.   I mean who gets those these days??!  It’s a win win situation too.  There is so much pleasure to be gained when you create something for someone else.  And can you imagine how special you can make the recipient feel, to receive an unexpected card in the mail?  Even nicer when it’s saying ‘you’re appreciated’.  I mean, who doesn’t like to be recognised?

I have to confess to ‘cheating’ on this card, because the idea for it was sparked by a very clever consultant on my team, Nadine Baker.  She created a version of this card that was her entry in a card swap held at my recent team retreat.  I loved what she did, but have modified it slightly to teach as part of my September card classes.

Card created using Feel So Blessed SOTM

Along with our September SOTM, Feel So Blessed, I’ve also used CTMH’s new embossing folder, Leaves.  After embossing it on Sweet Leaf cardstock, I’ve sanded the top of it.  Our lovely white core cardstock, means that you get this fabulous effect when you sand it.  It really does bring a whole new dimension to it.  If you’re keen to re-create this look, make sure you order the sanding kit now, as it’s in our ‘going soon’ section.

Now as good as this card looks right now (!), check this out;


Cool huh?!!

thanks sotm 2 sept

A little fancy folding and voila!  What makes it even cooler is that it’s so easy to make. To start,  use an 8″ square. Then score at halfway horizontally and vertically, and then once across a diagonal.  And that’s it! 🙂

I hope you’ve enjoyed my little creation, along with all of the others in the hop.  If you’re in NZ, and don’t have a consultant, you can order any products you need (or want!), from my website http://megan.closetomyheart.co.nz

And right now, carry on the inspiration by popping on over to Colleen at Colsie’s Scrappy Fusions

Thanks for stopping by,




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