Sunday, November 1, 2015

Blogging Friends Blog Hop--November, a Time for Reflection





Hi All,

    Welcome to the November edition of Blogging Friends Blog Hop!

     It's November 1st and for most of us that brings thought of holiday dinner, turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce.  All the food groups we love but only seem to eat once or twice a year. Personally, I think cranberry sauce is underrated.  Especially homemade. Nothing like the aroma of cranberries simmering on the stove...pop, pop, pop they go. I have a great recipe for cranberry relish that I make 3 or 4 times before the cranberries disappear from the groceries.  I freeze it in tubs for the warmer weather.  It's very refreshing to eat on a hot summer day, especially with some grilled chicken and vegetables.  I'll post the recipe later this week.

    November makes me thing of everything turkey!  So I had lots of ideas for this months Blogging Friends Blog Hop challenge which is Thanksgiving/Fall themed.  This little guy came to me while I was at work.  Just popped into my brain.  I rushed home and put him together in no time flat.


I hand cut his beak and used the Espresso ink pad to color a pie piece box I received in a Paper Pumpkin kit earlier in the year.  You just never know what might show up in your Paper Pumpkin kit or how you may end up using them!

I hope you enjoy him!


Here's some of the supplies I used to create him.  The tail feathers, arms & wattle are all Vintage Leaves stamped & die-cut.  I used the Early Espresso stamp pad to color my pie box. I used my triangle punch for the beak. The eyes were punched as well.  His sign is hand written.
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I made a second project for the Blogging Friends Blog Hop.  I wanted to show my appreciation for some lady friends at a crop I was at recently. 


 The picture doesn't do it justice.  There were a couple chocolate Kisses inside each box.  And a pull out pop up card. The card fit inside in a nice neat little folded package so when it was pulled up each person got a special message from me telling the I was grateful for them!  

Thanksgiving is a great time of year to embrace your family and friends and let them know they are truly special and loved.

I am grateful for my wonderful husband and children, my loveable grandkids, all my family and my friends.  I carry them with me always in my heart.

Wishing you all a
 Blessed Thanksgiving! 


                             This is the inside card from the box.


Here's the supplies I used to make this treat box.
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Make sure you hop on by to see what the rest of the group is doing. 

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1. Crystal

2. Lisa

3. Anna M

4. Chris---You are Here!

5. Libby

6. Anne P 

7. Danica

8. Deborah

9. Jessica

10. Jodi

11. Mary










20 comments:

  1. Fun projects! I especially love that accordion tag idea! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Anne! The tags cute, can be used as a bookmark.

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  2. Great job on these projects, Chris! You did a similar turkey themed box as Anne did. Two great minds think alike. Hugs, Crystal

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    1. Thanks Crystal...I noticed the theme as well. Maybe we can do something like that as a group. Pick some supplies and see what everyone comes up with.

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  3. Love your projects Chris! Great idea with the pop-up card in the box!

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    1. Thank you Lisa! I'm stocking up on the boxes...so many creative things to make.

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  4. These are all really cute projects. That was such a great use of the pie box from that Paper Pumpkin kit!

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    1. I knew that kit would come in handy some day! Thanks Jodi

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  5. Greaet! I just love that hardwood box. That's one of my favorite stamps!

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    1. I'm loving these boxes...so many things you can use them for! Thanks Anna

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    1. Than you Mary! Super happy you are here with us!

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  7. Ha ha!! I love the turkey with the 'Eat Ham' sign! :) I'm going to have to remember your accordion note card - great idea!

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    1. I saw a billboard on 480 with 2 cows writing "eat chicken" and that became my comical relief!

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  8. Oh my Chris, that Turkey is too cute! You are making me want those leaf framelits now :) Love it!

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    1. Thanks Danica....so many things to do with these leaves and not enough time to do them!

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    1. Thank you Heather! I had lots of fun making these too!

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  10. You're just too clever with the things that just "pop" into your head...Great idea and thanks for sharing...

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    1. Thanks June! I'll be bringing this stamp set to the crop next week. It's quickly becoming one of my favorites!

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