Saturday, November 19, 2011

Welcome to Our "Giving Thanks" Blog Hop!


Welcome to the CookingWithCricut.com “Giving Thanks” Blog Hop!  Today’s hop is all about Thanksgiving decorations – for your home and table.

No one knows for certain when the “first” thanksgiving occurred. People have been giving thanks for as long as people have existed. Indigenous nations all over the world have celebrations of the harvest that come from very old traditions; for Native peoples, thanksgiving comes not once a year, but every day, for all the gifts of life.

So, even though it is tucked between the two monster-sized holidays of Halloween and Christmas, and receives far less attention, Thanksgiving is a very important holiday. It is a time for us to give thanks to our God, for the things he has bestowed upon us; a time for family and friends; a time for turkeys, stuffing, and pumpkin pie; and a time for Indian corn, holiday parades and football games.

We are so blessed and thankful for your continued support and encouragement!  And we always love to see what you create for our weekly challenges and blog hops.  
Here are some wonderful Thanksgiving Graphics Freebies




CLICK HERE for the Link to download the Printable Versions
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Now it's your turn! Link up your Thanksgiving project at CookingWithCricut.com. We have several free graphics for to you to choose from to use in your project.  They must be used in your project if you decide to link up with us.   Projects need to be "Thanksgiving in nature" and need to be home decor and or Thanksgiving feast decorations and projects. Some examples:  door wreaths, napkin rings, table place cards, mantle decorations, centerpieces, wall decor, scrapbook layouts, etc.  NO GREETING CARDS.



Here are a few guidelines: 
  •  Must follow the challenge topic and use one of the free files provided at CWC.
  • Must be a NEW project for this challenge. No back dated posts please.
  • Must have a link back to this post on your blog.
  • Must link your project post through Inlinkz and not just your blog.
  • Must use your Cricut in some capacity.
  • Must HAVE FUN!
  • You may gladly combine challenges . . . we love to pile it on TOO!

The Design Team will pick their three favorites and one lucky person will be chosen randomly to win one of the prizes being offered in this hop. There is also a prize for just leaving us a comment on the CWC blog. One catch, those leaving comments MUST be a CWC follower. Each prize winner will receive a $10 gift voucher- download from

You have until midnight (Eastern Standard Time) on Sunday, November 27 to link up your Thanksgiving project -- remember decorations only, no cards!  Winners will be announced on Friday, December 2.

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

~ the CWC Design Team


If you should happen to get lost along the way, here is the complete line-up:

7 comments:

Charlotte said...

Just a wonderful blog hop today!! A great celebration of thanks for all we have.
Charlotte

Heather P said...

Thanks, Melin for the awesome graphics freebies! I LOVE all things vintage, and these are just awesome! Some great inspiration on the hop today!
Heather :)

Maria's Craft said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [20 Nov 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Vicki and Don said...

I'm thankful there are so many creative, wonderful blogs to get such awesome inspiration at! :-)

Maria's Craft said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [21 Nov 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Maria's Craft said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [22 Nov 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Maria's Craft said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [22 Nov 08:50am GMT]. Thanks, Maria