Sunday, November 27, 2011

Let's All Give Thanks

Well hello there crafty friends! I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and enjoyed spending time with thier loved ones and most importantly taking time to think about all that we have to be thankful for. I am so blessed to be able to wake up each morning and see all this beautiful world that God has created for us. I'm reminded each and every day that without Him, nothing would be possible!

I just wanted to share a super cute banner that I created to use at a feast that we had for the Mentoring program that I co-run at my school and after I used it for our feast, I sent it to my grandmother so that she could have it to use at our family dinner, for hopefully many more years! :)

This sentiment and image are from the K.Andrew Designs Fall-O-Ween set

This handsome guy was cut from the Create A Critter cart.

Here is the banner hung above my fireplace.The base, layers, and letters were all cut from Birthday Bash, I love that cart when making banners!

Another close up

And the other side.

I also wanted to share a centerpiece that I created for the feast that we had at school. Basically, as each guest arrived they had to take one of the leaf sticks and write something that they were thankful for. Then the centerpiece came together as each person added thier leaf. Everybody really enjoyed this part of the feast and it was great to see the beautiful decoration that we created as a group!

I used my Gypsy to make the cards and then attached them to bamboo skewers. I used Tim Holtz distress ink in Vintage Photo to ink around the edges of each leaf. The basket was purchased at Michaels for 40% off!

This is a close up of the tag that I added to the front. The sentiments and image are from K. Andrew Designs Scripture Sayings and Winged Things Sets

Here is a view of the full basket, this was pre-feast so I could transport it to school.

Well that's all I have for today. I'm going to be entering these into the current Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge- Give Thanks! Be sure to check out Kristal's awesome stamp sets! They are AMAZING! Best of all they are made right here in the USA and $1 from each set sold is donated to a charitable cause! How awesome is that! Head on over to her store, K. Andrew Designs, to see exactly what I'm talking about. You will be glad that you did! :)

 I am so thankful for each of my followers who take time out of their day to stop by to see what I have been up to! Thank you for stopping by. Be sure to stop by later this week to see what other crafty things I've got up my sleeves! I'm off to start working on some Christmas decorations and cards! I can't believe I'm actually getting started early, I am definitely in the spirit already! :)

Until Next Time....
Big Crafty Butterfly Hugs...



Lynda i love the banner and the centre piece very cute/pretty!!
Getting Cricky DT Sister

Letillia said...

Your Centerpiece and Banner are both ADORABLE! You Rocked this Challenge! Thank You for joinig this Simply Sunday Challenge!

Letillia, Getting Cricky JDtm

scrapinmamaof2 said...

The banner is so stinkin cute! I love the colors. The center piece is a great idea. I bet everyone loved it. Thanks for sharing.
Heather your Getting Cricky JrDT sister

Anita Braddock said...

What a great Banner. love it and the co,ors and stamps are perfect. thanks for sharing.
Anita Getting Cricky Jr DT member

Amanda said...

Great job! Your banner is adorable! TYFS :)

Getting Cricky JrDT

Cheri said...

The banner turned out really well. I really like the "thankful" basket. This is a super project and is so pretty.
Cheri - Getting Cricky JrDT

Miranda said...

Great Projects! Thanks for playing along with us for the Getting Cricky Simple Sunday Challenge!
Miranda :)
Getting Cricky JRDT

Sugarlips said...

I love it! That banner is so adorable! I don't have that cartridge, but I may need it. :)

Getting Cricky DT Sister

jo ( said...

So super adorable! :)

Thanks for playing along with us at Getting Cricky's Simply Sunday Challenge!

Getting Cricky Junior DT Sister

Lisa said...

Both projects are so fabulous! I love the banner and the centerpiece is so awesome! :)

Lisa said...

Super cute!