Friday, November 25, 2011

Papertrey November Blog Hop: Warmth & Joy

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday.  My husband did all of the cooking (he doesn't even let anybody in the kitchen!); my brother and his family joined us; we all ate too much and we all played* too much.  Besides the food, the highlight was viewing the photos that my brother had taken on a recent trip to Israel.  Amazingly, he stood in exact places named in the Bible as sites of Jesus' miracles!

A side story...we gave my brother his birthday card which included a wolf image.  Before opening it, he held it to his head (imagine Johnny Carson as Carnac), thought awhile and said "it's a wolf".  My jaw dropped.  It turns out they read my blog on a regular basis and I had posted it early!!!  Lesson learned...you never know who reads the blog!

Today, I am playing along with Papertrey Ink's November Blog Hop.


The inspiration photo for today's blog hop is a dream - I wish my home could look like that.  Unfortunately, I am married to a man who prefers a minimalist look to Christmas and my boys couldn't care less as long as there are presents!  But I love the photo because it is heavily decorated by still so fresh and natural.  I was inspired by the clean look of the photo, the warmth of the wood, the greenery and the dangling skates.


I used multiple Papertrey sets on this card.  The sentiment is from Stylish Sentiments: Holiday.  The pine boughs are from Bells & Boughs.  The ornaments are from Tiny Tags and the coordinating die set.  I used Bitty Background Basics to add the pattern on the white and gold ornament.
  • Stamps: Papertrey Ink
  • Paper: Papertrey Pinefeather, Pure Poppy
  • Ink: Delicata Golden Glitz and ink to coordinate with Papertrey Pure Poppy and Pinefeather
  • Accessories: Papertrey Cane Print Impression Plate, misc ribbon

*How did we define "playing" yesterday??
With the turkey tryptophan sleepiness and given many of us had colds, this was our excitement yesterday...a lot of iPad/iPod action and you can see my brother's knees and laptop as he shows us pictures of Israel!  My oldest niece discovered the app Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo - a BIG hit - and my boys loved helping/playing with her.  My youngest niece was doing a memory match game - there were 24! squares on the screen and she methodically found every match!  Amazing!!  I'd love to tell you what my sister-in-law is doing/playing but I think I will hold on to that little tidbit just in case she EVER again shows my brother his birthday card on my blog!!


23 comments:

  1. Such a gorgeous card. I love how you used the Tiny Tags to make the ornaments.

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  2. What a pretty card! Love the little tag ornaments and the embossed background!

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  3. Beautiful card! I love how you used the Tiny Tags dies as ornaments- very creative!

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  4. Gorgeous! I love all the elements you've placed on the card ! Wonderful.

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  5. I love that you used the tiny tags as ornaments! The cane print background gives great dimension to the card.

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  6. Oooh this is just gorgeous! Glad you had such a good day yesterday.

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  7. Oh gosh...love it! What a great idea to use the tiny tags as ornaments! Cute ;)

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  8. Such a great interpretation of the challenge photo! Very clever to use tiny tags as ornaments.

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  9. So many great ideas on your card. Love how you used the tiny tags as decorations hanging from the tree branches.

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  10. I love the tiny tags as ornaments!

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  11. Your use of tiny tags is so clever!

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  12. How pretty with that dark green and the red scallops peeking out! Looks like you had a relaxing Thanksgiving.

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  13. The little tags are a terrific focal point! Beautifully done!

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  14. great card. i just love that little pop of red in the corner!

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  15. The emobssed background on this card really makes the sentiment shine. Beautiful card.

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  16. I love the layout of your card Kim, the tree ornaments are the perfect accent for the large sentiment :)
    Cute little bumpy border piece too!
    Jenny x

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  17. Beautiful... I love the design and layout in general, and I especially love how you used Tiny Tags as ornaments - brilliant!

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  18. Now that is a great idea! And it's just beautiful, too!

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  19. It is so great listening to your stories, Kim! I was amazed your dh cooked the whole of your thanksgiving dinner. My dh used to cook occasionally ... but I think he has forgotten how to now?!? Thankfully I have a daughter who loves to cook and shares this task with me! Sweet Chrissy Card! Sigh ... I so need to stamp. ONce a week is soooo not enough! Hugs xx

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