Wednesday, November 26, 2008

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

I have a few quick projects to share that I meant to post this morning but I got on a roll with errands and such and forgot. First I tried out the Criss Cross card technique I found here on SCS. Beate has such great tutorials! These are thank you cards I made for Joeys kindergarten teachers. He had a bit of a rough time adjusting to a large class and they helped us to help him get more comfortable and really enjoy school. He is in a dual language program which means the entire kindergarten curriculum is taught in both english and spanish through 5th grade (if he chooses to remain in it that long). It's great for him because he's kinda smart and gets bored easily! I just wanted them both to know that my hubby and I appreciate their extra effort to transition Joey into kindergarten.

The next are a votive holder that I made for my sil whose house we are going to for thanksgiving dinner. I got the idea from Lisa over at Poppy Paperie. It's filled with river rocks and a few scented pine cones. My votives/holders was either larger than hers or my tin is smaller so I could only fit two, but it's still pretty and smells really good!


The last are my turkey fry boxes. I made 6 of them to fill with candy and give to the kids on thanksgiving. I would have loved to make one for each person but my sil informed me that there will be no less than 22 persons in attendance...glad I'm not cooking!! I used different punches to create the turkey including a maple leaf for his tail. The box is a die from Sizzix. His eyes I made with a black gelly roll pen. I love these little guys!


Well, off to bed! Me, hubby, and the boys are headed into NYC in the morning for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. I can't recall that I have ever been to the parade although I don't live that far from the city that I shouldn't be there at least once! I don't do well in crowds ;)


I wish everyone a very happy and blessed thanksgiving!!

16 comments:

shel9999 said...

Pretty, pretty and oh so cute!!! Have a GREAT Thanksgiving, Danielle!

Rose Ann said...

Your Criss Cross cards turned out great, and I love your pretty votive holder!! Your turkey fry boxes are sooo cute, Danielle!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Lauri said...

Great projects!!! You certainly have been busy! Have a great time tomorrow in the city; hope you do okay with all the people!! Happy Thanksgiving!

Ila said...

These are all Gorgeous!! I love the crisscross cards are Beatiful....the hostess gift is lovely and so perfect...the fry box is fabulous and such a neat idea...the kiddies will be so happy....And a Happy Blessed Thanksgiving to you and your family!!....Hugs,Ila

Bonnie (eggette) said...

Oh my goodness, you are a genious! I love those little turkey's and your candle holder is beautiful! Have a Happy Thanksgiving my friend!

Amy said...

Stunning projects and fantastic colours! I love your little turkeys... they look great!

Lorraine said...

great projects. those turkey boxes are adorable! You will have a great time at the Parade. Everyone should do that at least one time. I remember taking our kids and it was freezing!!! but we have memories of that day that will last a life time! Enjoy!

Joan said...

Wow Danielle - These little turkey's are adorable! I also need to thank you for the wonderful Get Well card you sent! I love the little ladybug with the bandaid! It perked my spirits that day; thanks so much. Joan

Shirley said...

Beautiful projects! Have a great Thanksgiving Day!

Curt in Carmel said...

Everything on this post today is awesome! Love the votive project, and those cards and fry holders are amazing! Hope you had a great time at the parade! I watched some of it on TV while I was cooking. Best, Curt

Velta said...

Love this stuff...Your work is amazing...and I will bet you love what you do, because these are too cute :)

Pat's little corner of the world said...

Danielle,
This is my first time on your blog...You are a wonderful stamper and I love your blog...Your cards are GREAT..I will be back often..I hope you go and take a peek at my blog..

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

What fantastic projects! The votive basket is gorgeous, and those fry box turkeys are just darling. What fun!!

Linsey said...

OMG!!! Danielle! You are amazing, girl (which I already knew anyway)!!! But gosh, you are on a roll! I love it all! The criss cross cards are gorgeous--that festive Thanksgiving basket is absoulutely divine--and yuour turkey fry boxes are so adorable!!! Your sil is one lucky lady to have you for a sis-in-law! And you went to the real-life Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, WoW!!! How totally awesome! If I were any closer to you, I would make you take me to NYC (a lifelong dream of mine) and we could brave the crowds together, lol! I hope you had a wonderful time!

And I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award today on my blog--you are such an inspiring and supportive friend to me and I luv ya! :) hugs~

Julia Aston said...

You have been busy Danielle!! I love these projects!! what great turkey fry boxes! those heart circle turkeys are adorable! and I love the votive holder! Criss cross cards are one of my favs and the colors you used are just lovely!!

Candy said...

Wow all of them look fabulous, love the cute little turkeys!!