Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

These are a few of the photos I took this afternoon.  We are very fortunate to have power--it only blinked twice last evening but never went out.  There are thousands of people without electricity, though, not too far from here.  The sun is shining on that eleven-inch snowfall and it's a beautiful day.

late afternoon:

Monday, November 24, 2014

ThanksGiving: Gratitude Jar

This is my post on Outside the Box's Blog today!

Thanks Giving: Gratitude Jar

I saw the idea for a gratitude jar in a magazine and adapted it for use at my Thanksgiving table.  I used an old blue Quick Seal glass canning jar that had belonged to my grandmother and made a large tag for it using Memory Box dies.
Memory Box Materials Used:
  • Pavilia Bloom Background die no. 98899; Mango Dots Paper
  • Pavilia Bloom Outline die no. 98888; Squash Moroccan Paper
  • Holly Branch die no. 98912; Dill Cardstock
  • Pinecone Corner die no. 98685; Dill Cardstock
Other Materials:
  • Brown Cardstock, The Paper Cut
  • Hero Arts Forever Green Ink
  • Jumbo Dauber, Imagine Crafts
  • Glue Dots; Glue Pen; Dimensional Dots; Ribbons from my ribbon bin
Steps to assemble tag:
I stamped a stack of small tags using the Simple Wreath stamp D1949 and Hero Arts Forever Green ink.  I will place a few at each place setting with a pen so that everyone can write down the things they are thankful/grateful for before placing each completed tag in the jar.
Maybe this will be the beginning of a new tradition in my home.  Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Getting Ready for the Holidays

I figured it was about time for me to update my blog with some photos for holiday cards and tags inspiration.

Holly Bouquet Tag
Detailed directions are on the Outside the Box blog today, Monday Nov. 10th:

And here are a few of the cards I've made recently (all of which will be for sale at the Holiday Craft Fair, Litchfield Plains Baptist Church, Saturday November 22, 9AM to 2 PM).