Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Acetate Window Pocket w/Recipe Insert

Happy Thanksgiving Friends!! What are you all doing for Thanksgiving? Well, we're heading off to the winery for Thanksgiving. No family dinner at home. We actually don't have any family near where I live. In previous years since moving to California 4 1/2 years ago, we spent it with my husband's family, once in Las Vegas and on another year in Orange County about a 2 hours drive from where we live. Last year we decided to stay at home and cook Thanksgiving dinner and I think less than one third was eaten. I recently found a vacuum sealed bag of last year's Prime rib. LOL! We decided that a no fuss Thanksgiving will be better for us! So the winery it is!

Before I discuss my project, I want to say that I am so extremely blessed. . .beyond what I could ever imagine for myself. Growing up as a child was a difficult period for me for various reasons. Quite frankly, most were of my creation and how I viewed life. It's funny how your perspective of your life can really make a difference. You can live in the same condition and with the right attitude and optimism, your life can be seen as beautiful. I am so glad that I've realized that many times happiness is a result of how you perceive your life rather than your actually life condition.

I'm blessed with a wonderful husband and daughter. I live in a comfortable home and am able to pursue the things I love to do like crafting, blogging, and many other things. I have friends and family that care for me. I may not have all the materialistic things that many others do but what I have is beautiful and I really don't care to have more. . . .well, except for craft stuff. LOL! Too funny, I did have to add that. I'm healthy, I'm becoming more physically fit, I have more energy, and gosh, life is darn good.

I want to wish you all a blessed day filled with love, happiness, and lots of food!

Okay. . .now to my project. I created a tutorial for this project yesterday if you want to try it out. It was such an easy project to create, I had to try it out again. If you want to try it out:

Click Here

Yesterday I created the pocket with insert in a Christmas theme. Today, I decided on making one with a Thanksgiving theme. Rather than just a card insert, I decided to create a recipe card as the insert.

I heat embossed the image onto acetate and printed the recipe on to vellum. I attached the vellum on to card stock that was stamped with the leaf design. To top the project off, I added a satin ribbon and a floral embellishment.

Anyway. .I hope you all have a wonderful day and happy Black Friday shopping tomorrow. I wish I had more money to shop but well, that's okay. . .I may shop a few places but I have to stick to a small budget. Are you going to do any major shopping tomorrow? I'm just going to shop online and not deal with the craziness at the shopping mall. Ugggh! I can't deal with the zoo. . .besides, I usually end up shopping for stuff I normally wouldn't buy just because it's on sale and that. . .is not a good thing.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!!

Project Details:

Stamps: Autumn Splendor
Paper: SU Real Rust, More Mustard, acetate, vellum
Ink: Versamark ink, Real Rust, Close to Cocoa, Buckaroo Blue
Accessories: SU Chocolate Chip satin ribbon, Floral stems, Nestabilities


MacKenzie said...

Beautiful project Maria. That chocolate brown ribbon is absolutely yummy! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Ila said...

I love this pocket card Maria...Totally Gorgeous!!...Happy Thanksgiving!!...We don't have black friday here is Canada...but we did go to the city today to do some shopping...and it's already too crowded for Thanksgiving was in Oct..and for a real change we went out for supper...and I had pumpkin pie prepared at home for dessert later. It was NICE!!...Hugs, Ila

doris said...

Beautiful project Maria... "I love it"!!

xox doris

Viv said...

Fabulous projects Maria! I can't decide which them I love best. We don't do Thanksgiving over here, but that makes no difference as the theme is applicable to Autumn too! Both are amazing and you are SO clever.
Viv xx

Terry Oulboub said...

Maria, your talent really just keeps me in awe, the beautiful things you make. You really are a gifted little crafting woman! Thank you for sharing so much with us here - it is always so beautiful! I am watching Black Friday on television - I don't dare go anywhere near those stores. It's much safer! LOL! It is tempting but...too many sale-crazed folks for me to deal with. Happy Crafting!

Creative Mish said...

Very nice Maria! Love it!

Wendy J. said...

This is beautiful Maria!

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