Thought for the day -

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." Helen Keller

Monday, Nov. 23, 2009

Good Morning!!  I am so ready for this short work week to be over! I love Thanksgiving week.  My brother is arriving Wednesday night from Virginia and will be with us for the holiday.  Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday,  even over Christmas.

Today I am sharing 2 projects with you.  The first project was one I did with Jordan and was his homework assignment for last week.  Their task was to disguise their turkey so he would be spared from being Thursday's entree!  The concept was totally Jordan's idea- he wanted his turkey to be a rock star. First grade and already into the rock star thing...hehe.  He knew he wanted to use my guitar stamp and we used my cricut for the clothing.

Before the transformation:                                   After transformation: Tommy Tunes the Turkey

Jordan was thrilled with the outcome- the dude looks so cool.  Don't you just love the do-rag, haha.

Ok on to my card.  Todays card is for  Sunshine Monday where we feature Sunshine & Giggles stamps. Today I used A Visit From Santa stamp.  I followed the sketch challenge over at
Midnight Madness.  They provided a great sketch and also requested that this weeks card be a Christmas card so this challenge fit my image perfectly.  I also had a little help from Jordan on my card.  He's always asking if he can help when I'm making a card and the usual response is an adament NO! For this card I actually asked him if he wanted to help. I wanted this card to have a child-like and vintage look.

My dp is from My Minds Eye Signature Christmas line and already had a distressed look. I sewed around the edges and distressed them with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink. 

For my stamped image I used versa mark and embossed with chestnut embossing powder by American Crafts.  Jordan wrote the letter to Santa and I sponged with my distress ink.  I used my nestie label 4 for the sentiment, which was computer generated and 2 gemstone brads, ribbon, and my little stocking charm that I found in my stash.
This will be Nana & Papa's card from Jordan this year.

Be sure to visit Sunshine & Giggles design team to see what they have in store for you this week.
Also, you if you would like to share your talent in exchange for some free stamps Sunshine & Giggles has a design team call on. For all the details go here.

Hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by-


Lovely Linda said...

Hello Janice - your card is delightful! I love the vintage/nostalgic feel that it has and having Jordan help you is the perfect touch! Great colours and love the stocking! Thank you for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week. We look forward to seeing you again next week!
Linda MMSC Design Team

Lisa Fairfax said...

Hey Janice,
The turkey project is so cute! Henry had to do the same thing but he disguised his as a cat...! I LOVE the style of your beleieve card..just lovely.

lotsa scrap said...

That turkey is too clever. And Jordan's card is a real keeper.

cabio's craft corner said...

Lovely vintage card yet very cute~

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

I love this! The charm of having your son help with this card is priceless! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week. :)
Michelle MMDT

Carol said...

How sweet to share your love of crafting with your son. What a terrific card with vintage look and feel. Just wonderful. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Midnight Madness.

MMSC-Design Team

Sonia said...

cute card! I like the vintagy' feel to it!