After Thanksgiving…

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.

Gentle Peace, Blendabilities, Stampin' Up!

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.”


About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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5 Responses to After Thanksgiving…

  1. Christine Giuda says:

    Love it! By the way, I totally understand. I NEED to get into my craft room to get my Christmas cards done and get ready for the hop this week.
    I laughed several times through your post.


  2. Brenda Tapp says:

    Hi, Buffy – great job and we TOTALLY get the readers!!!

    Question about the Glimmer paper… a.. did you mount the cathedral window to the glimmer paper so the glimmer shows through it? if so, how did you mount the window sheet to the Glimmer Paper? or b.. is the Glimmer paper mounted back-to-back? so, the Glimmer Paper shows on the backside and the revers side of the Glimmer Paper shows through the window sheet (white) – and if so, how did you mount it. I am thinking any adhesive might show through. c.. noticing the black in the photo, is that a background? or a card base? (silly question perhaps, since this is an ornament…but was still wondering) THANX TONS – I really want to make this one.

    BE the difference… BRENDA TAPP, Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator / 919.929.1412 / Chapel Hill, NC


    • buffycooper says:

      Thanks, Brenda! I appreciate the questions, too!! The glimmer paper is adhered with the glimmer side up (so the glimmer is showing through the window. It’s really hard to see in the photo, I know.). It gives it a lot of glimmer around the cathedral window, and it shows through the window sheet. I also added some Dazzling Details mixed with Crushed Curry ink refill to the “halos,” but, sadly, I forgot about that when I was trying to clean up as much of the Stazon smudge as I could and it got smooshed and wiped off before it dried. It did look really nice, though. I used the Multipurpose Liquid Glue to layer the window sheet to the glimmer paper. I just put a little behind the colored window, then stuck it to the glimmer paper and held for a few seconds. It shows a little – but it just looks like shadows. If you put it behind the darkest colors, it probably won’t show much at all. (You have to really look to notice it on mine.) I punched a hole with a 1/8″ handheld punch (ok – I used my retired Crop-a-dile), then tied the silver ribbon through.
      The black background is really my dark navy couch. I have moved my computer downstairs into my craft room, but I usually take pictures upstairs by the window. I was too lazy to take the ornament upstairs, take a photo, then bring everything back down to blog. (I know. Pathetic!) But I wanted a darker background so the ornament would show up better, and the couch was right there… However — I wanted to make a card with this set, so I’m thinking Basic Black or Night of Navy would make a great base. And I could even use the image as a “detachable ornament.” Hmmmm….Thanks for the inspiration, Brenda!


  3. Mom says:

    What a delightful post! Since we were not able to share the celebration(s) with you all, it was especially fun for me to read! You are such an amazing family and a real inspiration. The ornament is really pretty – I may even be able to make one without sighing!!!!


  4. Jackie says:

    Guess we need to create suction cup holders for “readers” in the shower. Could maybe make some $$ on the idea.

    Liked by 1 person

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