Saturday, November 19, 2011

Some Thanksgiving Decor and a layout...

I used this month's store kit from Memorable Seasons to create some fun Thanksgiving decor for the house!  My challenge this week was to use this ad below from an old Real Simple magazine to create a project or layout. 

I really loved the simple line drawings arranged in these frames.  It reminded me that I had these stamps that I have always loved but never used.  They are some older ones from Imaginesce.  I stamped each leaf and the title on some cream cardstock and then cut black frames with my cricut and some are dies.  I arranged them on an orange piece of cardstock and added a ribbon below and its done!  Very easy and very pretty hanging in the hallway as you enter our house!

I was working with the bracket shaped dies and punches and started punching some patterned papers, too.  I decided that I was going to make some really simple place settings for Thanksgiving this year.  We are having about 12 people total...I can't wait...I love to entertain!

I typed up each persons name, cut it into a banner strip, added a piece of ribbon and then stapled it to the card.  I fussy cut some leaves for the front and made a simple tent for the back to make them stand up. 

And lastly, a layout to share.  I used a Sketchy Thursdays sketch from a few weeks ago. 

I just love these photos of Charlotte picking up acorns when we were on our trip to the Smoky's a few weeks ago.  But what I love most is the chipped nailpolish and the dirt under her fingernails.....just how a girl should be in my book!  :)  So that is what my journaling is about..

I used some Studio Calico papers and embellies.

It was a bit hard to find some papers that went on this page because of the colors in Charlotte's shirt...i really played around a lot until I found the ones I liked.  I used some FabRips and tissue paper and stitched them under the photo.

Of course some fussy cutting of leaves and circles.

And I really love the look of journaling strips....I need to use them more.

Last weekend was the online crop at Cocoa Daisy...I have done EIGHT pages so far!  :)  I can't wait to share them all with you in one post!  :)

1 comment:

Diana Waite said...

your place settings turned out SO cute! LOVE this layout as well--GREAt take on the sketch!