Sunday, November 25, 2012

post Thanksgiving Thanksgiving post (CAS(E), PC)

You might have heard me say that since Germany doesn't recognize Thanksgiving, we have our own Turkey Day.  Usually on the Sunday after Thanksgiving.  Yes, that means today.   And usually inviting either Americans, or Germans who have lived in the US - figure they appreciate the whole celebration a bit more.

Note:  Not to mislead you.  Germans totally appreciate a yummy meal.  Even my godson, who now over 20, still loves to come for Turkey Day.  And especially the sweet potatoes.  This, a kid who when he was little, would not eat anything green  (as in, vegetable).  Once when we were babysitting him he projectiled his baby food spinach across our living room!

This year we are 14 people.  We have an open kitchen/dining area and although dinner is buffet style, I usually make placecards.  (Because I like to pre-arrange the seating but mostly cuz it's an excuse to make something creative!)

So I challenged myself - as if in addition to a turkey and ham and all the other sides given the small ovens we have over here I needed another challenge (breathe, Maria) -  to play some challenges with my placecards.  My XXS placecards, I should say.  Warning:  went a bit non-traditional with my colors this year.

 I did use Thanksgiving inchie stamps!  Just changed up the colors a bit.  Motivated by my choice of table decorations.

This was a "morning of" photo.  If I remember to take a shot of the set table I'll post it later...

Which challenges did I play?
CAS(E) This Sketch #6 although I flipped it and shrinky dinked it.

Paper Crafts Connection - November gallery challenge to use decorative tape.  I'd intended to stamp the strip behind the focal image, but then remembered my red/white striped washi.  And the whole time I was struggling with how I was going to hang them on the wine glasses... Duh!  Use washi tape and stick'em on the water glasses.  There are still a couple under-agers and they don't get wine glasses anyhow.  And it fits my non-traditional take on Turkey Day this year too!

Washi = Love.

Hope you enjoyed your (holiday) weekend.  As you read this I'm likely stuffing myself...

Supplies for placecards
Paper: CS American Crafts, glitter CS DCWV
Stamps: Inkadinkado
Ink : Hero Arts Shadow
Tools: square punch EKS, small circle punch for corners, alpha die PTI
Other: washi


Jackie Rockwell said...

FUN and clever Maria! Love the bright non-traditional colors. So glad you played along with us in this week's CAS(E) this Sketch!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fun... washi= love, grin.

shirley-bee said...

Clever way to do place cards, Maria! Love the non-traditional scheme with the washi.

lostinpaper said...

Fantastic! LOVE those placecards, and such an awesome bright cheery table.... can't wait to see the 'after' shot!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS(E) this Sketch!

Karen B. said...

What a gorgeous table and the place settings are divine! I adore the glitter! And to have an excuse to be creative to boot!

Kim S said...

How perfectly creative!! I love your idea and it's already in my inspiration files! So glad to see you at CAS(E) this Sketch!

Darnell said...

You are so creative. I love your little shrinky-dinked alphabet name cards and choice of nontraditional colors!!

I also loved that you shared with me what happened to your sweet potatoes! I thought everyone would have at least a "minor" incident to share, but you and I so far are the only ones to have that extra dramatic flourish to our Turkey Days!!

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