Sorry I've been quiet a few days. Things are getting really busy around here. Christmas is only a couple weeks away, there are presents and ornaments to finish making, cookies to bake, the house to decorate, classes to organise...
Not to mention wedding stationary to finish (actually I have just finished the invites today! One huge item to tick off my ever growing to-do list!). And now MOCK GCSEs have begun at the school so I am busy invigillating pretty much every day this week and next.
Anyway, this past weekend was Thanksgiving - the American folk get Thursday off for it but as we don't here in England we have to hold off and wait a couple extra days to celebrate on the Saturday. Its always as my parents but I do the decorating and bake a couple dishes too. I just thought I'd share a little of our celebrations with you!
|The Table - flowers, pumpkins, squashes, dried corn, cranberries and leaves were the centre piece. Oh and of course the pilgrim and american indian.|
Inside the pocket was space for a napkin and a pretty lined sheet of paper to write down all the thing we were thankful for.
I deviated slightly from the kits suggestion here. Included were little cards to write what food it was but the table gets pretty crowded and everything gets passed around I decided I didn't want them. Also I really wanted something nice to pop a few choccies in for after dinner/to take home, so I did a little adapting and whipped these up.
I did add a couple things that weren't included in the kit - a little Vanilla and Crushed Curry cardstock, a stamp from Trust God, Espresso and Tangerine Tango ink and a bit of doily, plus I used the Artisan Label and Chalk Talk framelits.
There was LOADS of linen thread in the kit and there were a few other bits that I didn't use so will probably make them into cards when I find a spare moment.
I LOVED the chalk style banners and the precut flowers were just fantastic! A real time saver and great for the professional look for someone who might not have lots of fancy tools like the big shot! We'll be seeing a lot more of these kits from Stampin' Up! in the future and I personally love it!
|Pie!!! Pumpkin (baked by my lovely mummy), Chocolate Orange, and Pecan!! Yum!|
I hope you enjoyed a little taste of Thanksgiving!