Friday, November 28, 2008
...like my turkey! Are you? I hope you all had a very nice Thanksgiving Day. I know I did. My DH and I hosted dinner at our house for his mom and dad and my mom. I made the dinner, my mom made the sweet and sour cabbage ("kapusta" in Polish) that we all love, and my MIL made the pies...pumpkin, lemon meringue and chocolate. Hence, I'm stuffed! I decided to make place cards this year because I was inspired by Nichole Heady's blog entry about table settings using her First Fruits set. I guess I was most inspired by Debbie Olson's setting and made these place cards. I stamped the pineapple in Appricot Appeal and Garden Green on vanilla cardstock. That green is so rich! I just got this pad a few weeks ago and don't understand why I never got it sooner! I cut and embossed it using the oval nestabilities then backed it with a piece of Appricot Appeal using a larger oval. The Garden Green base (4.25" x 5.5") was run through the swiss dots cuttlebug folder and folded in half. I used a glitter pen on the dots of the pineapple and it shined in the light. I used Women of Life and Men of Life (which I just got on Wednesday, in time to do these!) for the "names". I decided to go generic for my DH and I, using "son" and "daughter". (I had a "husband" stamp, but not "wife"!) I made two "mom" placecards, but only took a picture of one of them. Everyone thought they were pretty and took them home. I gave the son and daughter ones to my MIL to use when she has us over for dinner sometime (soon I hope!). Have a great weekend and "Happy Shopping" to all of you crazy shoppers out there! Oh, and remember...blog candy as soon as I reach 10,000 hits!!
Stamps: Women of Life, Men of Life, First Fruits (all PTI)
Paper: Vanilla, garden green, appricot appeal
Ink: Appricot appeal, garden green
Accessories: Oval nestabilities, small and large SU oval punches, glitter pen, swiss dots cb folder