Now that Thanksgiving is past and I have a few days off, I’m getting a few minutes in my craft room. I didn’t do as much as I’d like, but I took one of those Facebook quizzes. This one was “How should you spend Black Friday?” I got – “stay in bed”. So I crashed on the sofa and watched mindless television while I thought about what I could be creating. Yeah – not the same.
I wanted to use one of the new photopolymer stamps – Gentle Peace – to create a tree ornament. I stamped the image on a window sheet with Stazon, then colored the back of the sheet with Blendabilities. I die cut it with the largest oval framelit, which is scalloped. It just didn’t pop like I wanted, so I die cut a Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper oval the same size and layered them. Better. Sadly, it’s not as pretty in the photo. And, even more sadly, after I had it finished, I dropped my stazon pad on the image. *sigh* You can see where it fell, but it’s not that noticeable if you don’t know it’s there, so I’m keeping this. Maybe I’ll make another for the front of the tree and put this one on the side or back.
Our Thanksgiving was awesome! Mike and I shopped Tuesday night after Miss Amelia went home. Wednesday, she helped me bake pumpkin pies and roast the turkey. I took a nap – then got the macaroni and cheese ready to bake. All I had to do yesterday was easy stuff – set the table, slice the turkey, make the green beans (with shallots, bacon and honey – yum!) and gravy, and make the mashed potatoes and stuffing. By then, Amelia was here, so my dear sweet Mike finished the last two things. All of the kids were able to come – and it was so much fun. My favorite times are when all my kids (and the grand!!!) are around me!
Oh – it was also our 32nd anniversary, so it was a double celebration. If you count the year we dated, Mike & I have been together 33 years. And he can still make me laugh. He bought a mega bag of candy for an Open House he was hosting. There was quite a bit left, so he’s been picking out the Baby Ruth, Snickers and Butterfinger minis. Which left Three Musketeers and Milky Way – which he isn’t too thrilled with. I was digging through the bowl today, and there was one Baby Ruth left. I graciously gave it to him while I looked for another. “I think that’s probably the last one,” I said. “Yeah – I didn’t have my glasses on yesterday and accidentally ate a Three Musketeers, because all I saw was the red and silver.” I cracked up. This isn’t as funny if you don’t have to wear readers. But since I tried to shower with body lotion a few years ago (and, may I say, that was the day I thought a handle bar in the shower might be a good idea. Wet body lotion is very slippery. It’s only by the grace of God that I didn’t fall and break a hip. Or something.), I totally get where he’s coming from. If you’re not laughing, you’re not old enough to understand yet. But give it time.
I hope your Thanksgiving was as wonderful as mine. I used the I’m Thankful For stamp to make a card for everyone. I was happy that they all filled it out! The idea was to read them next year and guess who wrote each one, but since Jon was grateful for Rachel, and Rachel was thankful for Jon, Wes said Steph, and Stephee said Wes, Mike said me, and, of course, I named everyone in my life (I filled up the whole card), it won’t be too hard to guess whose card we’re reading. All the cards had more than just one thing, of course. Several of us said “Amelia.” And as Mike & I get older, we always say, “Good health!”
Hope you have a year full of things to be thankful for! Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy.”