Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Featured on Pink By Design - again!

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I am very honored and excited to announce I was again featured on The Pink Cricut's Link Up Tuesday!

This is my second time and since I am such a fan of Sarah Hamer and her work - I feel so thankful to have a project featured again!
Thank you Sarah! 
Just wanted to share and to wish all of you a very safe, happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

It Is Almost Thanksgiving!

Hello and Happy Thursday to you!
I have been missing from blog land for the last couple of weeks due to having gall bladder surgery.

I am happy to report I had my follow up appointment with the surgeon and I am doing fine and able to slowly increase my activity level as I see fit!  I was excused from posting projects from the design team while I recovered.

Can you believe we only have TWO WEEKS until it is Thanksgiving Day?  Oh my!
Today's assignment on My Cricut Craftroom was Thanksgiving Table.  I decided to spruce up my
Thanksgiving table with a few new table decor projects.
I started out by making napkin rings.  For this project I used something we all have and use everyday in our homes...empty toilet paper tubes!  Well, I guess most people don't use EMPTY toilet paper tubes daily, but you know that I mean they are easy to be found!

I cut each tube to be 1 1/2 inches wide and covered them with paper from Bo Bunny Apple Cider Collection.  (Is that paper collection NOT THE CUTEST??).

I glued the paper around the tubes after cutting strips of paper to fit the "rings" and then added a leaf to each
for a little more decoration.  The leaves were found on the Artiste Cartridge on page 78 - I cut a variety of sizes so I could mix and match and see what I liked best for the finished project. I ended up using leaves cut at 2 3/4 inches and 3 inches.
I ran them through the Cuttlebug to give them some texture.
 Here are the napkin rings before I added the leaves: 

And here is one of the napkin rings with the leaf added! 
Next, I used the Thanksgiving Seasonal Cartridge to cut place card holders.
I cut both the base the layer to make the place card.

I will add the guests names once my guest list is complete!
For the final piece of my tablescape... I made favor boxes to resemble a piece of Pumpkin Pie!
This way guests can have a little snack for later!
I plan to fill it with either Hershey Kisses or Dark Chocolate Hershey Nuggets.
I added a swirl of tulle to resemble Whipped Cream on top!

I decided to try "Glubbers" and I really was not happy with the results.
Just did not stick as well as I wanted.
Here are a couple more shots of my "ready for Thanksgiving Table"!

I hope this gives you some ideas for decorating your table for the holiday!
Let me know what you think!
Please head over to My Cricut Craftroom and check out the projects my fellow design team
members created for you! 

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