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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Day ONE - Let's Talk Turkey Blog Hop

Hello Crafty Friends~
*** THIS IS A TWO DAY HOP with at least one NEW project from each blog, EACH DAY!! If you have just come from Robin you are in the right place~ If you have come here by chance, please hop along and start at the beginning with Amy our UBER TALENTED hostess:) She has some amazing prizes that you can win and that way you won't miss one awesome creative thing! I, too, am offering blog candy and I will have one of my sons pick a random winner that has left a comment on both days of my hop and is also a follower of mine.  The winner will be picked on November 22 to allow plenty of time for you to be able to win and check out all of the amazing craftiness of BOTH DAYS :) Now.. onto today's project :)

My project is a card that I had made. I have been making quite a few cards lately for my business. This card I made with my scraps, bling in my stash, string, an EK Success punch, sentiment & ticket punch (reverse corner rounder) from Stampin' Up! and the clip art was something that I have had for a while and it was pre-colored! It was a VERY quick creation but I don't think it looks that
way which makes it EVEN BETTER :)

During this time of year I also reflect (as many do) how blessed I am. In doing so, I found these (more to be shown tomorrow too.) I realize they may not be the most "beautiful" creations but they are to me. They are laminated and we have used them for playdoh mats, placemats and even magic sand (is that what it is called?) mats.  I will show you my favorite one tomorrow but I thought you would get a kick out of these just as I did... My boys are almost 12 and almost 14-so as  you can see these are a bit old :)

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by! Your next stop is Jamie and her amazing creation(s)! If you haven't already please be sure to check out all of the amazingly talented people listed below and show them all some love! If you just happened to pop on by, please be sure to check out BOTH DAYS of the entire blog hop participants and start at our LOVELY HOSTESS AMY
The creations are amazing and you will NOT be disappointed! 
Have a wonderful day and don't forget to come back tomorrow for more amazing projects and a chance to win blog candy :) GOBBLE GOBBLE!

15. Jamie ~ YOUR NEXT STOP 


Colleen said...

Your card is super cute, but I LOVE the placemats!! I am a mom of 5, and I have been doing crafts with them, and always save the works of art! So cool! And if you are referring to the "Moon Sand", you are a braver mom than, that stuff is worse than play doh! lol Thanks for sharing!

shersl84bed said...

Looks great.

Kristy said...

Such a cute card and I love your kids' turkey's too! It's just a remind of how quickly they grow up!

: )


Josie0602 said...

I love the placemats of your kids' turkey handprints! I am sure they are precious to you!!

Brittney said...

Super cute card & placemats!


Aly's mom said...

Beautiful card! I love things that are cute AND simple! New follower here. The placemats are adorable too! I have one my daughter made when she was 4 (not turkey, though) and she still uses it almost 3 years later.

lindaplus3 said...

such a fun turkey card... love the turkey mats.. i have one my son made in school . Happy Thanksgiving
:) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

Sue in CT said...

Your card is amazing but I have to say the kids turkeys out did it...LOL. How priceless that is. Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving.

Ashley Nicole said...

This is a great card. I love the simplicity to it and the image is really cute. Thank you for sharing your childrens projects. It's so nice to see that. Nice being in the hop with you.
glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com

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A Creative Journey said...

@Kristy Thank you :) Happy Thanksgiving!

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Sharyn Knox said...

I think my favorite of this would have to be the placemats. I really think that its awesome you kept those all these years. Coming from a family that doesnt save these little treasures, I wish we did. You can't go go back and replace them once you are grown up. :(

Your card is super also!

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MamaCurls said...

The mats are my favorite!! Our kids made those one year as a keepsake for each person who ate Thanksgiving dinner with us.

mamacurls {at} yahoo {dot} com

Robin said...

Super cute card! I too have the placemats that my kids made when they were in school -- they are not 25, 23, 21 and 13. I'm a follower.


Bunnyfreak said...

Great card. So sweet that you saved the turkeys your sons made.

Maria said...

very nice project

Sherrie K. said...

Cute card and super cute placemats!
Sherrie K

kimberly said...

those hand prints are precious.. my dd has one too and I just made it into a LO so I can keep it forever and she is now 19

Amy said...

Melissa, I LOVE the card (that Turkey image is TOO stinkin' CUTE!!)... The handprints of your kiddos bring back many happy memories -- Of my own, of my children's... Thanks so much for that!! :) I can't wait to see what you're planning for tomorrow!!

Thanks also for being such a positive and supportive friend -- I really do enjoy seeing what you're making!! :)

Thank you so much for being a part of this Turkeyfied Hop!! Gobble!! Gobble!! :)

Amy :) at

Shawnee said...

I love your project. I love to save my kids artwork as well. Turkey projects are so much fun.

Edwina said...

Tammi, I love this card! I like the folded down corner with 3 brads. That is very unique and really looks nice on your card. I also like the 4 corners on the other piece of cardstock. Very nice! The sentiment tag is beautiful and more brads! Love your card! Thanks for sharing.
Your children's place mats are very special.I love seeing things like that. My Mom keep all our stuff for years. She had it stored in a box in the basement and when our hot water heated busted we lost all those handmade treasures. For treasures they are. They can not be replaced. Thanks for sharing yours. Edwina Brown

Edwina said...

Opps! I called you Tami twice today.sorry about that. Your blog looks similar to hers.

Victoria said...

This is the best card I've seen so far! I too used to make cute crafts with my soon to be 11 and 14 year olds. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends!
Wishing you well
New follower

Snoopy said...

Fantastic card! I would never have guessed that the image was pre-colored.

Snoopy :D

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Debc06 said...

Great card and I love the laminated artwork from your boys. TFS.
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bluecrayons said...

love your card and the placemats. thanks for sharing .

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ScrapMyWay said...

Great card and next time don't say it was easy!!! It look like it took you hours!!! LOL
I must say the kids place mat idea is terrific. I will be busy this afternoon making my 3 grand-daughters their own place mats for our table.TFS
Creative Wishes & Happy Turkey,

Denise said...

Love the card and the kids' projects! Denise

Patricia Hurlburt said...

Great card. Thanks for sharing.
lilbitee1971 at hotmail dot com

'Chelle said...

What a wonderful card. I'm going to have to pick up a ticket punch. I love your kids' placemats, that is some wonderful memories there.

So proud to be participating in this hop with you, thank you for you kind comments on my blog