This is my first time participating in a challenge with SVG Cutting Files. The challenge is for fall colors, you can create anything as long as you use fall colors and something from SVG Cutting Files.
I went ahead and made a Thanksgiving card using their Chibi Turkey file. It’s a pretty cute little bird. Although I did just realize I put the beak and little wing-hands on up-side down! oops.
I designed the card base, flag and maple leaves. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out all the elements for the card.
The “let’s talk turkey” flag was printed and then cut. I had the dashed just cut, but they didn’t show up that well, so I went over them with a marker.
I used dimensional foam tabs to elevate the turkey and second level.
This was also my first time using distressing ink on the edges. I was a little nervous, cause you know if I over do I would have to just re-cut that piece. But I am pleased with the result.
Don’t forget to go to the challenge page and see all the other amazing projects.
I want to give daily thanks in honor of Thanksgiving this year. Instead of a new post each day, I will recap what I am thankful for at the end of the week. It is a great way to reflect on the little things in our daily life that we should be thankful for.
First I have to give thanks to you readers who are going to forgive me for not posting this days ago. I forgot to schedule it, and didn’t realize it. oops.
7 Days of Thanks Nov 15-21
The ability to easily make friends. This boy can and will make friends with anybody where ever we go. I’m not gonna lie, sometimes the other kids don’t realize they are friends or that Ian is playing with them, but he is. It allows him to have fun and be carefree where ever we are.
Family get togethers. I have a wonderfully amazing family. And we try to find any excuses to have a party. Even if it is only to try out some new coffee. Which then became a birthday party, but alas I didn’t take pictures of the actual people there.
Fearlessness. OK, so sometimes I am not really thankful for it, because he gives me a heart attack like every thirty seconds. But I am thankful that he is adventuress and has the drive to figure things out. He couldn’t reach the door handle, so he pushed his chair over.
Our fume hood. Stinky thiols are horrible to work with, and I am so thankful that I have a working fume hood to keep them.
The things this kid says. I try really hard to write down what he talks about, but sometimes it is so much and so funny, I can’t get it all down. I really need a recorder in my car, or better yet, just attached to him. He is constantly making me laugh.
The treadmill. I know sick right? But if it were not for the treadmill, I would be out walking/running in the very cold wet yucky weather. Plus I can use it, at the gym, after the boys go to bed without fear of running in my neighborhood. This way I am able to stick to the C25K program that I just started.
Another thing I am thankful for at work is these auto-tip fillers. Could you imagine refilling this by hand? That is like a million little tips to fill the box. Maybe an exaggeration, but not if you are filling them by hand.