Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!


Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! I hope you are having some quality time with your family and friends and are eating lots of yummy food!! I am celebrating Thanksgiving for the first time in Texas and my inlaws have made the trip from Indiana to be with us! And we have some amazing neighbors who are going to deep fry a turkey for us (apparently this is a big deal in Texas!) It is sure to be a great day!

Even though it is Thanksgiving, we still have a new challenge for you at Sketches in Thyme!! And this week.... we made it super easy for you! It is an open challenge week so you get to pick the sketch you would like to use!! And, if you can't find a sketch you like, you can create your own! Here is the layout I created this week....

I used sketch #131 from Creative Scrappers....

I loved this sketch  but by the time I finished my LO, it really didn't look much like the sketch any more!! But that is okay because I really love the way this one turned out!! This picture is of my darling daughter Lauren when she was about 5 years old! This picture totally captures her spirit! And I love the way the background paper matches her dress so perfectly!! Here are some close ups of the layout....

 I was able to punch this cute little fox out of some coordinating paper! Isn't it darling!?!!

And check out this darling little bird!! I used a border punch to create the edge on the pleated part and my itop tool to make the bird into a brad!! Too cute!

Supplies used:
Paper: Imaginsce (Twitterpatted), Bazzill, Co'ordinations
Itop Tool
Border punch - Fiscars
Cricut - Create a Critter, Everyday Paper Dolls
Flowers - Queen and Company
Alpha stickers - Thickers from American Crafts

And... I am so thankful for the good friends I have made through my blog and design teams! Three of those wonderful ladies have passed this award on to me this week....can you believe I received this award 3 times?! I feel sooooo loved!! I really, really do!!


Crystal was the first to pass this award on to me!! She is such a sweetheart and always takes the time to stop by my blog and say really nice things about me!! And she has an adorable little girl that is usually the star of her scrapbooking layouts!! Her blog is called Crafting for Caitlyn!

Audrey was next to pass this award on to me! Her blog is called Cute and Some... and I have to say... everything on her blog IS cute and some!! She has the best gift ideas and is soooooo incredibly sweet!

And last night, Becky passed this award on to me! She sent me the nicest email that totally made my night! If you haven't been to Becky's blog, Scrappin' Becky B., you need to check it out! Not only does she do beautiful layouts, she has the most amazing recipes!! (I have the Easy Apple Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting recipe on my counter to make!! YUMMMM!!)

So... now that I have accepted this award, here are the rules....
1. Thank and link back to the person (or people) who awarded you this


2. Share 8 things about yourself


3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered


4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards

Well... it just so happens that Kristin (my 19 year old daughter) is home for college break. I asked her to help me with my list of 8 things....this is what she said about me!!

  1. I hate buffets (So true.... knowing that other hands have touched all the serving spoons and food totally grosses me out!!)
2. I can fix just about anything...from broken hearts to dishwashers
3. I have way toooo much clothes and jewelry (Seriously... is that even possible?!!)
4. I have a serious sweets addiction.. and I love to make desserts for family get togethers (very true... chocolate is a major weakness for me!)
5. I love to decorate (Especially around the holidays!! My husband thinks I am over the top at times, but it makes me happy so he leaves me alone!!)   :)
6. I prefer to wear dresses (And finally got Kristin to wear dresses too!)
7. I am always cold... that is why I love this move to Dallas (We just had three 80 degree days that made me very happy!!)
8. My sisters and my mom are my best friends (This is soooo true! I love my family!!)

Now I need to pass this award to 8 blogs.... in random order....
1. Momma Said (Anne)
2. Scrap it Girl (Kimberly)
4. Gaby

Please visit these ladies and show them some blog love.. and also stop by and check out the three incredible ladies who passed this award to me! Each one is unique and has great things to offer!

I really do feel blessed by all the friends I have made through scrapbooking and blogging! I know I have not been a good blogger this week (with my inlaws in town I am way behind on my blog visits but promise to get caught up soon!) But even though I am not being a good blog friend right now, three of you still thought enough of me to pass me this award, and that really means a lot!! Enjoy your Thanksgiving!!

29 comments:

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

This is gorgeous! Love the picture too.
Have a blessed and fabulous Thanksgiving!

Dawn said...

Loved this picture when I seen it! It is just adorable and so cute with all the details on this layout.
Enjoy your family this week, that is what Thanksgiving is all about.
Congrats on receiving the award from so many-you truly are loved by many.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Really fun lay-out love all the fun details!

Tanya R said...

Absolutely Adorable!
Hugs
Tanya

Scrap It Girl said...

I love the layout of your daughter.. I love bright colors and the fun layers you used in this design.. Thank you for the blogger award.. Hopefully I can figure it out tomorrow! lol thanks again

Fern said...

Oh Barb, what a cute, cute, cute, layout!!! Love the colors, the texture on the tree, the brad and the cute animals!! But the cutest thing is Lauren... Great photo!!!! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!! Don't buy tooo many clothes or jewelry today!!!! lol.... Hugs!!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What a GORGEOUS layout with the perfect photo! LOVE IT!

Kim said...

Barb,
I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I love this layout! I keep finding wonderful little hidden treasures in it. Such a fun take on the sketch!
It feels so good to finally get time to visit. My gran's pacemaker went just fine, she is just like a new woman!
Blessings,
kim xXx

Lori Apgar said...

Barb ~ I love your layout!! The photo is fun and I love the colors you used!!

Heidi McGregor said...

I adore your layout! It's so stinkn' cute! Thanks for sharing! Lovn' your blog :o)

Sandi Cl~ said...

Totally cute layout! Love that photo and I've used those same papers and loved them!!! Just thinking about you guys being new to TX, have you taken your in-laws to see the ICE exhibit at the Gaylord? Quite a fun thing to do! Then you can go down the road to GM Mills, kind of an outlet one but my girls and I have lots of fun there! Also, if you like costume jewelry, you need to check out SAm Moon .. tons of fun! Happy holiday .. and hoping to meet you sometime soon.

Angi @ CokiePop said...

YES!!!! Fried Turkey is a big deal in Texas. :) Hope you liked it.
Your layout is fab. Love all of the gorgeous color and your punches:)

Scrap It Girl said...

Hi Barb, Thanks for the blog award! My 1st ever~ I added it to my site just now, it took me a few minutes to figure that out..lol I have enjoyed checking out your site. Thanks again

Becky B. said...

Super cute layout...I love how you covered the brad with that cute little bird paper! By the way, deep fried turkey is a big hit here in Oklahoma too...must be a southern thing, eh?!?!

Blessings,
Becky B.

Pias Doodling said...

What a darling take on the sketch! Love it all! Hugs Pia

Diana said...

Oh BARB this is so cute!!! I love all those flowers with the little critters. beautiful photo.

Debbie said...

Cute, fun and colorful! Love how well the papers and embellishments go together with your cute picture!

Caro said...

Love that picture! And the layout is cute, perfect for it!

Brenda said...

Barb,wow,lovin these bright colors and elements..you out did yourself...lovely...

Sandra 365 Days Of Cricut said...

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sandra

Sandra 365 Days Of Cricut said...

I love your layout!! I am your newest follower feel free to come check out my blog at

www.365daysofcricut.blogspot.com

sandra

Scossie Jane said...

Hi Barb, I'm finally back in Blogland - really 'missed' you guys while I was away and hopping over to your blogs to see what you have been up to....
Anyways, I'm back now. Loving this layout - such fun with all the wonderful colours. Really love the pink bunny, he is tooooooo cute....

Hugs xx

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Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

This layout totally ROCKS!

Dora said...

Awww this is so sweet, love all the colours and that tree is so fun xxx

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