Monthly Archives: November 2011

Thanksgiving Tablescape

Happy {Belated} Thanksgiving!

After cooking and cleaning for several days straight, I AM BEAT! I bet you are too! Our Thanksgiving was a success with a couple blunders here and there, but who’s counting 😉 It was the first time we deep fried a turkey and our meat thermometer wasn’t calibrated correctly. It must have been all those hot 120 degree summers we left the thermometer on the patio…heehee. But, all in all the food ROCKED and the guests had a great time (or at least I think they did)!

Here are some pictures of my tablescape! I HAD to include some crafty goodness, so I made stamped and letterpressed menus, wine charms, and placecards!

This Thanksgiving, I really tried to decorate with things I already on hand, but added some mini pumpkins that I found on clearance at Safeway, a couple acorn squashes from our veggie box this past week, and some wheat (also on clearance at Safeway)! I think all the extra details helped make the guests feel special and welcomed.

We ate.

Some of us drank.

We laughed.

It was an awesome time! I also made a kids table and forgot to take pictures….lol. I was able to snap these pictures before our guests arrived. I also intended to take pictures of Chris deep-frying our turkey, the guests, and “the spread”, but was too caught up in the moment. Don’t you love it when that happens! Sometimes it’s just nice to get out from behind that lens and BE 🙂

So, how many of you braved the sales today!!!? Any good finds?

Thanks for dropping by,

Materials: Lawn Fawn Stamps (Sally’s ABCs), Lifestyle Crafts Letterpress Kit (Thicket), Paperzone Letterpress Paper, Orange Letterpress Ink, Memento Ink, Divine Twine (Grey), May Arts Ribbon, Crop-a-dial

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Video Tutorial: Making a Custom Gift Box!

Photo Tutorial: CupCards To Go Holiday Treat Container!

Here’s my Christmas Tree Treat Container that I designed using the CupCards To Go Holiday Kit, Sugar Plum! There are limited quantities, so snatch ’em up while you can 😉

Supplies:

5 Steps:

Voila!

My kids LOVE when I make these with them!

Thanks for looking,

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week: Flashback…Pa-Rum-Pa-Pum-Pum

Good Morning!!!

Today the design team is revisiting Cozy Christmas & Pa-Rum-Pa-Pum-Pum!

I decided to use Pa-Rum, Smitty’s ABCs, Teeny Tiny Backdrops, and Plus One to create a custom gift box with a matching card! I’ll be saving this set for Christmas 2012 for Lillianne (due Feb 2nd)! I used many of the stamps from Pa-Rum to create a custom stamped background on my card base and mixed the sentiment from Pa-Rum with some Smitty’s ABCs to make my very own sentiment. Because the stamps are Photopolymer Clear Stamps, they bend easily to make rounded sentiments!

I hope you’ll check out the rest of the Design Team all week long:

Chan Vuong http://humblechan.blogspot.com/

Chari Moss http://littlemisslittleness.blogspot.com/

Julie Campbell  http://www.stampedinhisimage.blogspot.com/

Latisha Yoast  http://crafteebee.blogspot.com/

Lea Lawson http://leascupcakesandsunshine.blogspot.com/

Lynnette Kauffman http://nettersnotables.blogspot.com/

Nichol Magouirk http://www.nicholmagouirk.typepad.com/ 

Teri Anderson http://terisplace.wordpress.com/

Thanks again for dropping by,

Materials: Lawn Fawn Stamps (see links above), Bazzill Cardstock, Neenah Solar White cardstock, Copic Markers (C00, C01, E0000, E31, E33, R20, R0000), May Arts Ribbon, Girls Paperie Button, Lifestyle Crafts Nested Shape Dies, Zip Dry, Ohmycrafts! Red Line Tape, Scor-pal

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week: Flashback…Happy Hanukkah

Hello again!

Today, the Lawn Fawn Design Team is showcasing Winter Bunny, Winter Fox, and Happy Hanukkah– all three holiday mini sets!

I’ve made another custom gift box with a coordinating card using Happy Hanukkah! I am obsessed with making these precious gift boxes, so much that I’ll have a tutorial ready for you for Friday!

I hope you’ll check out the rest of the Design Team all week long:

Chan Vuong http://humblechan.blogspot.com/

Chari Moss http://littlemisslittleness.blogspot.com/

Julie Campbell  http://www.stampedinhisimage.blogspot.com/

Latisha Yoast  http://crafteebee.blogspot.com/

Lea Lawson http://leascupcakesandsunshine.blogspot.com/

Lynnette Kauffman http://nettersnotables.blogspot.com/

Nichol Magouirk http://www.nicholmagouirk.typepad.com/ 

Teri Anderson http://terisplace.wordpress.com/

Thanks again for dropping by 🙂

Materials: Lawn Fawn Stamps (Happy Hanukkah), Lifestyle Crafts Nested Shape Dies, Neenah and PTI Cardstock, Memento and CTMH ink, Stickles, Michaels Satin Ribbon, Zip Dry, Ohmycrafts! Red Line Tape, Kaisercraft Pearls, Copic Marker

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week: Flashback…Bows & Holly

Hello Blogosphere 🙂

This week is Lawn Fawn’s Inspiration/Flashback Week! We’re going to be looking at projects using some NEW Lawn Fawn sets as well as some OLDish Lawn Fawn sets!

My project uses Bows & Holly! I used my Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Shapes to create a custom gift box as well as a shaped card to match!

I hope you’ll check out the rest of the Design Team all week long:

Chan Vuong http://humblechan.blogspot.com/

Chari Moss http://littlemisslittleness.blogspot.com/

Julie Campbell  http://www.stampedinhisimage.blogspot.com/

Latisha Yoast  http://crafteebee.blogspot.com/

Lea Lawson http://leascupcakesandsunshine.blogspot.com/

Lynnette Kauffman http://nettersnotables.blogspot.com/

Nichol Magouirk http://www.nicholmagouirk.typepad.com/ 

Teri Anderson http://terisplace.wordpress.com/

Stay tuned for a tutorial video showing how to make one of these gift boxes 🙂

Materials: Lawn Fawn Stamps (Bows & Holly), Neenah and Clear and Simple Cardstock, Scor-pal, PTI ribbon, Copic Markers (C1, R0000, RV29, R27, G0000, YG63, G85), Stickles, Lifestyle Crafts nested shape dies, Zip Dry, Ohmycrafts! Red-line Tape

CupCards To Go Holiday Kit: Sugar Plum

Hello Everyone!

How was your Halloween? Now that it’s November, we can truly start thinking about Christmas, but more importantly our Christmas cards!!!! This month, CupCards To Go is offering a jam-packed Holiday Kit, Sugar Plum!

Here are some of my creations (note the sweet red cards and envies):

Yummy trims!

Fun add-ons (white pearls) paired with Lawn Fawn’s ornate ornaments stamp set!

Whimsical patterned papers and FUN stickers!

Everything coordinates perfectly for the season!

Here’s my 5-step Christmas Tree Treat Container!!!! Check out the blog for my details 🙂

Holiday Kit!

Kit Name: Sugar Plum

Kit Contents:
1 BELLA BLVD Christmas Wishes-penguins
1 BELLA BLVD Christmas Wishes-dots
1 BELLA BLVD Christmas Wishes-scallops strips
1 BELLA BLVD Christmas Wishes-hearts
1 BELLA BLVD Christmas Wishes-stripes
1 BELLA BLVD Christmas Wishes- trees
1 CRATE Peppermint-candy cane
1 CRATE Peppermint-ornaments
1 CRATE Peppermint-snow globe
1 IMAGINISCE Santas Little Helper-circles
1 MME 12 Days of Christmas-it’s the season
1 MME glittered-holly
1 MME glittered-noel
1 MME glittered-tinsel

5.5×4.25″ Cards:
5 Basis-Red
5 Basis-White

Envelopes:
5 Basis-Red
5 Basis-White

Embellishments:
-FLATS
1 MLYB clear+glitter sentiment stickers
1 Bella Blvd minature sticker sheet
1 MME layered sticker sheet

-GOODIES
1 strip Q&Co. red pearls
5 IMAGINISCE diecuts (assorted)
2 DCWV glitter journal box stickers (assorted)
1 strip MME rhinestones
1 MME rhinestone tree sticker
5 CRATE buttons (assorted)
3 MME decorative brads (assorted)
3 sentiment tags

Ribbons/Trims:
1/2 yard May Arts blue/white stripe
1/2 yard May Arts dark celery ricrak
1/2 yard May Arts fuschia w/white dots
1/2 yard May Arts red/white twill stripes
1/2 yard May Arts metallic silver curl (wired)
1/2 yard May Arts red/green wide stripe
1/2 yard May Arts red box pleat sheer
1/2 yard May Arts white ruffle edge

Toppings of the Month:
CRATE Peppermint Trims
White Pearls
Reindeer Stamp
Snowman Stamp