Papercraft Star Thanksgiving Blog Hop!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Welcome to the First Annual Papercraft Star Thanksgiving Blog Hop Week sponsored by My Favorite Things. Our Designers have come together to celebrate this special holiday by creating projects inspired by Thanksgiving and all that we are thankful for in our lives, including you!

We are so happy you could join us for this special event! You should have arrived to my blog from Liz's blog, if that is not where you arrived from, then please join us at Papercraft Star to start the hop from the beginning so you don't miss a thing! You must be a follower of Papercraft Star, visit all the blogs and comment in order to be entered to win our fantastic Grand Prize!

During this special week of Thanksgiving we hope that you'll find a wealth of inspiration among the beautiful projects our Designers have created especially for you! To add to the fun, we've got fabulous prizes along the way at many of our Designer's blogs and you'll be entered to win our fantastic $25.00 Gift Certificate by our generous sponsor My Favorite Things, if you visit every blog and leave a comment with all of our Designers! You have until midnight (Eastern Time) on Saturday November 27, 2010 to leave all your comments and be entered to win the Grand Prize. We'll draw the winners of the prizes and announce them beginning Sunday November 28, 2010.

My Thanksgiving project is "Give Thanks" Turkey placecards and Autumn potpourri. These are perfect to use in decorating your table. I have also placed them all around my living room. 

I love to buy the small plastic container of flowers from my LSS. I got these in Autumn colors and lightly coated each flower with Bath & Body Works Autumn Apple Home Fragrance Oil. The scent is of autumn apples with pear blossoms and a hint of applewood. Wonderful smells for the holidays. I love to do this to get the family in the mood for Thanksgiving.   
This little card can be used for decor or as place settings. I added patterned paper from and "Give Thanks" ribbon from The Paper Studio to each of these. I actually recycled the turkey from a greeting card that I received. I love to recycle cards and make projects with them.
I have a special Thanksgiving prize to offer during this fun hop. It's the Teresa Collins Chipboard "Giving Thanks" album kit. It is filled with thoughts of thankfulness and gratitude. It includes: 12” x 12” double sided papers, die cut cardstock tags, One package of ribbon, Two chipboard book covers and four metal binding rings, Full color instructions, and more. The winner will be selected on November 28th. Good Luck!

Here's how to win:
1. Leave a comment telling me about your favorite Thanksgiving memory.
2. If you like my blog you can also click (above left) to "follow" my blog. (2 entries for followers) :)

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours and thank you again for joining us for the Papercraft Star Thanksgiving Week Blog Hop, your next stop on the hop is Kimberly's blog. Happy Hopping!

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

Angi... your project is so awesome and I am madly in LOVE with the so dang-cute Turkey... he'll put a smile on my face the rest of the day!

Liz said...

Angi I just love your first project for Papercraft Star!! Very creative and beautiful. Thanks for joining in the hop :)

Jamie Lane said...

Love your project, such wonderful colors and SUPER cute turkey!!

Suzy said...

I love how your recycled the packaging! I need to do this more often as they make great altered projects. Happy thanksgiving!

lydbug said...

love the card and the potpourri s sooo cute !!!

dor said...

Oh my! I love this. It's so beautiful.
Happy Thanksgiving.
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ms Joyce said...

I like the way you think .. and .. the way you craft. TFS

Barbara said...

My favorite memory of Thanksgiving goes years back when both my grandmothers were still living and they were both teaching me their special Thanksgiving recipe, one was cornbread dressing patties the other was oyster dressing. I still make both today just like they did. I am now a follower of your great blog

Joanne Travis said...

Angi, your projects are so fabulous and inspirational! I just became a follower!

♥♥♥Jan ♥♥♥ said...

Great idea for the flowers, I can almost smell them myself !! Place cards, what a good idea too!
Hugs !!

Anna Massie said...

Our "tradition" is very ordinary traditional turkey meal. It's comforting that it's so simple and not over thought. I am loving these blog hops! Thanks so much! -Anna

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love that you spritzed the flowers - what a great idea and such a wonderful scent for this time of year!! Your set is wonderful and that turkey is so cute!! Love it!

Kimberly Anne said...

Angi, I love the paper piecing of the Turkey - he is just too cute. And I really like your potpourri container. That is so clever to spray the flowers and something so simple, even I can do it! Hahaha!

MichelleLuvs2Scrap said...

Hi Angi. My favorite Thanksgiving memory has to be first walking into my grandmothers house and smelling the food from the moment you opened her door, and also her taste all of the great food she made. I am Puerto Rican & Irish, so we would always have our traditional turkery, pernil(pork shoulder), rice & beans, pastellas, potatoe salad(homemade of course). But, lastly, eating our traditional flan(taste like custard),apple & pumpkin pie, with the greatest cup of coffee, and talking about what comes next...CHRISTMAS!!!
HAPPY THANKGIVING TO YOU & YOURS!1
HUGS,

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhh I love love love love your Thanksgiving projects and loveeeeeeeeeee the mini too...and my FAVE MEMORY is when my Aunt came out from NY last year to spend Thanksgiving with us! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

jennyplace2 said...

Very lovely projects as always, I am already a follower here and friend on facebook.

jennyplace2 said...

My favorite Thanksgiving memory is the last Thanksgiving before my parents passed away and the whole family was together, I know they will always be with us in spirit, but it was even better when they were here to touch and say I love you. We have already had our Thanksgiving it was wonderful so here's sending you warm wishes to you and your family for the best Thanksgiving yet!

ferrellgraph-x said...

Ok so is the fabulous orange damask from Theresa Collins too? I am lovin' it!
I am thankful for so many things, not just one memory around Thanksgiving. But I gotta tell you I'm looking forward to my pumpkin pecan cheesecake! lol
kind regards, jennifer

One4Joy said...

Hi Angi, congratulations on being on the PaperCraft Star DT...I'll bet you will have a wonderful time creating for them. Mark me down for 2 entries as I signed up for your blog. That Teresa Collins Album is fabulous.

I love the 'smell' memory of Thanksgiving with all our favorite foods. Your scenty blossoms is a great idea!

Blessings
Susan

Anonymous said...

Very cute project and that turkey just tickles me hehehe my favorite thanksgiving memory would be of my dad cooking in the kitchen i could always smell the aroma of the stuffing in the air when i would wake up id peek into the kitchen and see him there just working away this year it is my turn to prepare the thanksgiving dinner ekkkk lol i hope i make him proud may your family have a great thanksgiving and many blessings come your way thank you for the chance to win hugs
Victoria Casas b_a_b_y_d_o_l_l_08@Yahoo.com

Audrey Frelx said...

Angie, your project is sooooo beautiful and what an absolutely great idea! I've got an idea to "lift" it too! LOL!

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

That Teresa Collins Album is fabulous.
I love the 'smells' Thanksgiving with all the foods

I'm a follower Too
I love to recycle cards too!!

Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns AT yahoo DOT com

Patti Senter aka NW Lady said...

What a thoughtful gift, the flowers and I love that you scented them, oh I bet that smells good. I think the Thanksgiving that stands out is the year I decorated the center strip of the table with lots of maple leaves from the trees in our yard. It was just so pretty and felt so homey.
I am a follower of both blogs.
Patti
northwestlady@gmail.com
www.asoulsheartbeat.blogspot.com

Jean said...

Great project as usual. The turkey is so cute. I just love getting together with the family for Thanksgiving and then me and my sister always hit the stores for black Friday. Crazy I know, lol.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wonderful thanksgiving card!

Kristina said...

Your turkey is just adorable!! I think putting the oil on those flowers is a fantastic idea, I would never have thought to do that :)
I so happy that you have joined the team, have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Patricia Hurlburt said...

Love the card too cute! Thanks for sharing.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

I am already a follower!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

My favorite Thanksgiving memory is when I was cleaning the turkey my little girls saw it, screamed and hid in the closet till I was done!

just me said...

I am follower, Never thought about putting oil on flowers Great Idea. Does it change the color of the flower at all?

sillyp said...

Thank you for the inpiration. I love this time of the year.
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Tracy said...

What a wonderful project Angi! I went to a craft fair last weekend and one of the venders was selling lots of different potpourri. It all smelled so wonderful and definitely gets me in the holiday mood. So glad your on the team and the hop. :)

Gina said...

Love your "scent" idea... I will give that a try. I love to have scented candles on, but don't have them on very often. (I have a 3 year old,) So, this will work for me!

silvia said...

Love the turkey on your card!! My favorite Thanksgiving memory growing up was watching "Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" with my family

silvia said...

OOps! Forgot to mention that I am a new follower.

Kate said...

What great projects! I LOVE the varied patterned paper for the turkey's feathers on the place card. That looks SO sharp!
My favourite Thanksgiving memory is actually pretty silly, but we were all getting ready to serve the food and a bun fell out of the bread basket and on to the floor. My sister just shouted out, "Bun down! Bun down!" and we all acted like it was the worst thing that could ever happen.
My favourite tradition, though, is singing "All Good Gifts Around Us" as our prayer before eating. We do this every Thanksgiving.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!

Carrie said...

Hi,
Im a new follower!! your project is very cute...
my fav memory is the smell of gramma's homemade apple pie!! oh so delish!! :)
thanks for a chance to win
Carrie
my2sons311@verizon.net

mississchic said...

I'm a follower. I have no Thanksgiving memories. mississchic @ yahoo dotcom

Rhonda said...

I like to reuse card also , my favorite memories of Thanksgiving is when my whole family was together before my parents passed away, such beautiful memories!

sucor said...

I am a follower. These are great! Scenting flowers is a great idea as is recycling the little turkey!

sucor said...

My favorite Thanksgiving memory is the year I taught my daughter how to make OUR stuffing, we had so much fun!
sucor_2 at hotmail.com

roxyf said...

My favorite Thanksgiving memory is the wonderful dinner we had just before my mom passed away. We were so llucky to have her with us that year, it was the best dinner.

A Scrap Above said...

Hi Angi~

I love this idea! Beautiful projects, I love all the festive colors/papers you used.
My all time favorite Thanksgiving memory(and I have many) would be when I was little, we would head to Hubbard TX to my Granny & Pa's, ALL the family would be there,the moms cookin', dads watching TV, kids all running around the country just waiting on the FOOD... Sure miss those times.
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

A Scrap Above said...

Hi Angi~
My 2nd comment here.. I am a new follower and also sent request on fb, cant wait to see more amazing projects.
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

Catherine Schroeder said...

What a cute trukey! That is such a cute place card and love the little canister! And that is great blog candy! :D Hope we can meet up at Archivers sometime!

stacey said...

Love the turkey!!! Great job!

My Lil' Bits said...

That little turkey is so cute!! I am a follower! My favorite memory is gathering around the table at Thanksgiving with my Mom.

Lindy said...

I love the idea of coating the flowers with the B&B smells. Wonderful idea. Your turkey is sooo stinkin' cute...I love him. Fabulous projects. TFS

I am a follower and a follower of Papercraft Star.

Have a wonderful holiday. Hugs ~ Lindy

Lindy said...

Oh, I forgot to tell you about my favorite holiday memory...it was going to grandma and grandpas with the entire extended family...aunts, uncles, cousins. Sooo much fun.

Cassie_lu said...

love that little turkey and what a great idea about scenting the flowers. My fav memory is just sitting around the table with family and friends talking and eating

Vicki said...

Love the scent idea. Your turkey is adorable. I'm a follower. Fave memory is family and food.

vwilson577 at yahoo dot com

lisa808 said...

Love the idea of the scented flowers--tfs. I always think back to Thanksgivings past when we had huge gatherings and my father would carve the turkey so expertly.

leighann said...

Thank you and God bless your Thanksgiving! I love your use of product packaging.

Susan Hogan said...

Well, I have never been involved in thanksgiving before, so guess this is the first one in memory. However, I have lots of things to be thankful for, and the blog land has a way of reminding you of these as you go through a year sharing others joys and sadness. I like to reuse lovely things in my cards as well - and the turkey is very sweet and someone has gone to a lot of trouble to create him. Well done.

Terri E. said...

Your turkey is fabulous. Okay my favorite memory is eating at my Great Grandmas house and her fabulous pies!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Love your adorable Turkey! Great set!

My favorite memory is having the whole family together for Thanksgiving at our home!

I am a follower of your beautiful blog!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Liliana Worley said...

Your card is so adorable! That little turkey is to die for:)

Liliana Worley said...

I love your card, that little turkey is to die for!

Liliana Worley said...

Hi Angi, I've just became your follower! I am in Houston, TX

C Stephens said...

What a fun card Angi. Your turkey rocks!

Sarah said...

Love the cute turkey and the fact that you were able to recycle. My favorite memories of Thanksgiving are the simple ones of family being together. Have a wonderful holiday season! rosar85(at)yahoo(dot)com

anne said...

Love the idea of recycling your old cards... And your idea about the scent to get family / friends in the mood for the season is great.. My holiday memort.. is just baking/cooking with our family/friends.. just the simple things in life.
-anne-

Kim said...

I have become a follower and I LOVE your recycled container, and that turkey is CUTE!! TFS!! My fave Thanksgiving Memory is always going to my grandparents home, I MISS THE GOOD OL' DAYS!! Happy Thanksgiving and have a GREAT Day,
Me-Ma Kim

Sleepy Stamper said...

What a sweet card, and wonderful idea to sprinkle the flowers with scented oils so clever!

Jennifer said...

Angi,

I love your cute turkey!!! :) I know you recycled him...did you add anything to it? It looks great!

I love Thanksgiving, but I don't have just one favorite memory! I like reflecting on what we're thankful for (& it's so much less hectic than Christmas).

Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Kristy Smith said...

What a great set of Thanksgiving items! I love the idea to make your own scented flowers... how cute!

My favorite memory from Thanksgiving is always spending either Friday or Saturday putting up Christmas lights with my dad! We still do it together and it's always a fun time! =)

Emora Designs said...

What a wonderful project! I love the Designer paper you used and that Turkey is SO cute!!
I hope that you had a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!

Regan

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