I like turtles.  Did you know that?  I just think they are strong, have a long life and have patience.  They are not as slow as some people think they are... they can bite you very quickly if you are not careful and can run away from you if you are not looking.

I actually have a pet one, called Mingui. :)

I made these ATC's for a swap group and the optional theme was animals.  So I decided to use these "old" stamps from Unity Stamp Co.  

For the base I used Kraft cardstock.  I stamped the heart and sentiment first, and then embossed through the Cuttlebug machine.

I stamped the two turtles in different patterned papers and fussy cut both to assemble as shown.

At this date, my friends should have received these turtles with love... :) 

Everyday... give thanks...

There's always a reason or ten, to be thankful everyday.  Focus on the positive and all the blessings you have received in your life. 

Did you eat today?  Do you have a place you can call home and come back everyday after work?  Do you have a job?  Do you have someone to care about and someone that cares about you?
You are blessed.

Don't complain about having a bad hair day or because things sometimes don't go the way you'd wanted.  It's called life.

It's difficult to be always positive and happy because we are human beings and we have feelings...  But you can try doing your best and you'll see the difference in life.

Happy Thanksgiving!

(ATC's called "Give Thanks"; made for a swap Unity Stamps ATC group.  Hope you like them.)

Be thankful.