I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Mine was the best I have ever had. Robbie and Marie have been helping me cook for years. This year the only things I did were roast the turkey and cook the frozen peas and corn. Both kids made everything from scratch. Marie did the cooking and Rob did the baking. Marie made the fruit cup, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberry and yam casserole, carrots and craisins casserole, squash casserole, and cranberry sauce. Robbie baked an apple pie, a mince pie, 4 loaves of date nut bread, 3 loaves of pumpkin bread and new on the menu this year an amazing pumpkin praline cheesecake. Everything looked and tasted fantastic. I may never have to cook on Thanksgiving again!
|Marie would kill me if she knew I posted this picture!|
|Rob now poses for pictures!|
Thanksgiving is over. My fall dishes are stacked and ready to put away. Some of my Christmas dishes are in the dishwasher getting rinsed off before I put them in the cabinet and on the shelves.
I've put away all of my fall paper crafting tools and am focusing on the Christmas gift and card orders I need to fill and the cards I will be making for friends and family. Last night I made a couple of Christmas twisted easel cards. I watched the excellent tutorial on Christina's amazing blog at this link
and read her directions at this link http://www.card-making-magic.com/twistedeaselcard.html
The twisted easel cards are easy to create. My cards measure 4.25" x 4.25" and will fit in an A2 envelope.
Since this was my first time using this technique my first card was very basic.
I used a purple Marvy Uchida circle punch to create the moon. The Santa and "Believe" images were created with A Muse wooden Artstamps. The layering paper is from SEI.
I used one of my favorite Snowman stamps from Great Impressions on this second card.
The text is from a Studio 18 stamp. The layering paper is from Memory Box. I stamped the snowman onto the layering paper and used a marker to color his arms. Then I stamped and fussy cut just the body of a second snowman and glued it on top of the first one. I used a Quickie Glue Pen to help me apply fine sparkling glitter to the card.
I'm planning to spend the afternoon creating cards so stop by again tomorrow to see what I made.
Have a great day!