Friday, August 16, 2013

My Gratitude Campaign Gets a New Name

I have been asked by The Gratitude Campaign to change the name of my Gratitude Campaign, and I am happily complying. The sameness of the names honestly never even occurred to me since one focuses on the military and the other on honoring Thanksgiving with cards.

The Gratitude Campaign encourages respect for United States military personnel, and if you've been reading Simplicity for any length of time, you know my proud and patriotic commitment to our troops--past, present, and future. Y'all also know I was married to the military for 20 years of deployments, sacrifice, and unbelievable joy, and y'all know that I send cards to Operation Write Home and other groups that give cards to our troops. I am in full support of the work that The Gratitude Campaign organization does, and respect their right to protect their brand.

So let's all shift our thinking a bit and call my card-making challenge The Thanksgiving Crusade! After all, we're crusading to save the message of Thanksgiving amidst the rush-rush-rush of the busy holiday season.

The Thanksgiving Crusade.

I like it. And I can't find any websites with that name or url, so hopefully we won't step on any more toes. I don't make money off this blog thing, so hiring a lawyer isn't in the budget!

Here's my first card to be listed under The 2013 Thanksgiving Crusade. It's for all the kraft-lovers out there. I know. I used kraft on white, which is sort of cheating, but seriously, I love the contrast, especially with the white-and-orange baker's twine!

Remember to link up your Thanksgiving Crusade cards HERE.  You will also see last year's cards on that same page. Just scroll down for some lovely inspiration!

stamps: Hero Arts (November), Papertrey First Fruits
ink: Memento
paper: Papertrey kraft, white
accessories: Doodlebug baker's twine, dimensionals, scallop scissors to round the corners of the raised panel


  1. Great card, I also love the combination of kraft and white + one colour (pink, blue, red... all beautiful!).

  2. I love your card Susan. A perfect CAS card! I love the new name! Here's to the Thanksgiving Crusade!

  3. hi susan!
    love the card and love the new name!
    thanks, as always, for your inspiration!
    marty ferraro

  4. Wonderful color combo - love the twine. And I like the name change.

  5. I'm aware of the military's Gratitude Campaign and it never even registered that the names conflicted. I like the new name, however. I am one of those kraft lovers, so am loving this card. I like that you used only one non-neutral pop of color. I'm also a huge fan of orange, so you had me at kraft and orange. :-)

  6. Great new name, Susan! Fabulous design too, love the twine wrapped sentiment panel :)

  7. Brilliant idea and card design all around!

  8. Kraft is at it's best when paired with white. I especially love when something is stamped on it in white, or colored in with white crayon.

    Thanksgiving Crusade sounds perfect.


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