Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

     Just thought I'd pop in really quick to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. I don't know about your house but mine is smelling really awesome right about now, lol. The table is set and the soups on (literally), the turkey is roasting and the Feast is ready to begin. I thought I'd leave you with a few pics of the table. It wouldn't be an event at my house without some sort of place card holder so I used Art Philosophy to make these cute pillow boxes and a 2 1/2" acorn to put the names on. The inside is filled with Skittles since I forgot to get dinner mints.
     I hope you remember to enjoy the family moments and that there is peace at your gathering. We plan on making Gingerbread houses after we eat while the guys watch Football. To answer your question before hand: No I don't do Black Friday, I love to enjoy one holiday at a time! Blessings to you all~

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

It's Snowing!!!!

     Welcome to my new family of followers and my post as a Design Team member for My Cricut Craft Room. I hope you are all ready for Turkey Day, lol. I'm having one of my daughters and her husband and their 3 children and one of my sons and his girl friend for the Feast tomorrow. Today I will be making pies and a wonderful Amaretti cookie and squash dish. Yum!!!
     Today we were to use a bonus feature to make snowflakes. I used the Cricut cart "When It's Cold Outside!" to make some 3D snowflakes for a terrarium I have. Let me show you how I started.
     Once again I used some scrap card stock I had left. I love the sheen this card stock has. It is from a stack of Recollections paper I had on hand. Here are the ones I cut from a cream card stock but I also cut some out of a silver that I also had. I used 3 different styles of the snowflakes and cut some @ 1 1/2" and 1 1/4". You need 2 different pieces for each snowflake since they have a slot to put them together.
     Next I added some silver stickles to the silver paper and diamond to the cream paper. Next came the fun part, seeing the dimension when they were put together!

     Aren't these just adorable? As you can see from the picture they are just a little bit different, almost like real snowflakes!!! Next I used some clear mono filament to hang these inside the terrarium.
     I bet you are asking yourself "okay so you have snowflakes hanging in a glass container, big deal". Well this happens to be in a corner of my kitchen that everyone passes by so I wanted it to be a focal point. I have quite the collection of Dept. 56 Snow babies so I tape blue and gold lights to the inside and cover the wires with fluff and then strategically place my snow babies in there. The kids love to just stop and stare. As soon as I get my decorating Mojo on, I be sure to show you some pics.
     Now its time to head back over to My Cricut Craft Room and leave some love over there! I sincerely hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving Day.


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