Sunday, November 25, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving...

and hello again!  I guess it has been awhile since I posted.  Oh well, life gets in the way of my best intentions to blog.  Anyways, I hope you all "out there" had a wonderful Thanksgiving.....I know that I sure did.  In the 21 years that my husband and I have been together we have only had Thanksgiving at our house 3 times....including this past Thanksgiving and it was just wonderful to be home with my kids.  We had such a nice time....my oldest and her boyfriend came home from Minnesota and my middle child came home from college.  And we had a truly wonderful time being home with each other.  Today we capped off our weekend by seeing Jersey Boys and getting a nice dinner together.  After that, we all split up....Joe, Corm and I headed back to Plymouth, Bess and Tyler went to Minneapolis and Clarice back to college in Madison.  Now, the Packers are on and I thought that I would take a few minutes to upload a few pictures....
First up is a card I made.  I used an old, and I mean old Spellbinders die that I got at a deep, deep discount.  I then stickled it and added a Hero Art's sentiment.  Finally I finished it off with a Spellbinders poinsettia die as well as a bow.  I like the traditional Christmas look of it!


 This was a difficult card to photograph.....I just couldn't do the glitter justice!  This next picture is of the centerpiece that I made for the Thanksgiving meal. It was very simple and rather rustic but I am very happy with how it turned out. I sprayed adhesive on three smallish pumpkings and then sprinkled a variety of autumnal colored glitter on them.....they turned out beautiful!  Then I had several cheap-o ivory pillar candles that I "wrapped" in Tim Holtz printed tissue paper and then heated with the heat gun.  They also turned out terrific and I just love how they looked when lit!


Finally, here is a shot, well a partial shot of my dining room table all decorated for the holiday meal.  I feel so lucky to have had my kids home and a meal, well, a whole fabulous weekend with them.  


I hope you all had a wonderful day too....Thank you for stopping by ;-D

Be well,
Sheila

8 comments:

Barb said...

Sheila, if you've read my comment over on Flickr, you already know how much I LOVE that gorgeous card! Your centerpiece is so beautiful too! Glad to hear you had a wonderful, family-filled weekend! :)

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love the cards and your centerpiece is lovely! Glad you had a memorable holiday.

Dawn said...

Stunning card Sheila. I am so glad you had such a wonderful Thanksgiving. It must have been great to have all the children with you. Your centrepiece is amazing.

Greta said...

How wonderful to have your whole family together! Holidays are when I really miss not having any family here. I, too, love the traditional look of this beautiful card! Your centerpiece is wonderful--love the creative simplicity--perfection!

paula said...

Sheila you are so talented! Love the card it looks amazing. Your centre piece is stunning & I am glad that you had a wonderful time with your family.

Robin K. said...

I don't know which made my jaw drop more- your gorgeous card or your stunning dining room!! I'm so glad you had a marvelous time with your family!!

Maureen Morton said...

Your warm and cozy holiday with the fam just warms my heart - what a wonderful memory in the making. And this card is a total stunner! Oh, my! Yummy, yummy layers galore! So elegant. Big hugs, girlfriend!

Sasha said...

Your dining room looks fabulous, Sheila....as does your centre piece.
Love your beautiful sparkly Christmas card, too. I have a thing for poinsettias, I think most of my Christmas cards has one! :) x