Thursday, November 15, 2012

Traditions and other things

Thanksgiving is behind us but our friends to the south are just about to celebrate.

So many of us have traditions each year that we love to do,so for
Novembers focus group project we were challenged to make a project showcasing our family traditions.

While we do have a few holiday traditions in our home,I don't really have many pictures of them.I am also not in the scrapbooking mood lately so creating a layout just wasn't going to cut it for me.
Instead I chose to create something with a weekly tradition.

Movie Night! 

We love popcorn around here and so this is my take on a family tradition.

 I started by making a gift bag from cardstock.You can find the pin HERE
I made a bag topper for the top,
You can also find the bag topper link HERE
I cut windows in the sides and added some embellishments.
Then I filled it with popcorn...then I ate it.

I recently went to a crop and donated a couple prizes.That gift bag pattern came in handy.
You can change the measurements to suit your needs also.

This weeks challenge on CC:

From Nina and Chris:
Incorporate more than one color in your background using paint or ink.

 I embossed my card with Zing Embossing Powders and used my daubbers to "paint" the background with Tim Holtz Distressing Inks
I used a saying from Winterland and dyed my celery ribbon pink to match.It looks better IRL.

 For Novembers DT challenge,I really struggled.It took me a long time to figure something out.
Our challenge was to be inspired by ...Being Thankful.

I started with a mini but that just ..sucked.

Then I thought I could go back to my old school style.Painting wood.

I chose to paint the blocks and adhere paper from Summers End.
It really is a great collection for Fall.

Well after checking the DT wall..I found out someone else had already done wood blocks...Opps!

You can see the instructions for Julies project HERE

And here is mine.

 Great minds think a like....

You'll have to wait a few more days to see my new November project!

This is just a little fun board I was playing with.The wood is really old and has a great colour to it,I think I am going to change it a bit though..when I get a minute or two...

Well that's all for today,
be sure to check back in a few when I reveal my November DT project and maybe I'll have a little contest for that too...

Contests I love them...
Leave me some love and head over to CC to check them out.
Tell me in your post you did so and I will send one lucky winner  a package of Movie Night snacks.
I will draw my winner on Monday November 19.
Be sure to check back!

If you are intested in contests check out these two great ones

Win a Cameo! Click HERE for details!

 Win a Kitchenaid! Click HERE for details!


  1. I love that you shared (almost) all of your November projects in one post!

    I'm always checking out CC! No need to send me there :)

  2. Me too, Nina!! Awesome projects, Christina!!! And I'm sure your mini didn't suck! ;D

  3. all great projects! I especially like the popcorn one since you can use it all the time with your family :-)

  4. Love that popcorn container! Great projects!

  5. Loved all of your projects, especially the popcorn one. TFS! I have checked out all those wonderful projects on CC. Lots of talent there.

  6. Hey, I came to see your blog and found my DT project! How fun is that? Thanks for including me -- and you're right, great minds think alike. I love all your projects in this post, but then I've never seen a project of yours I didn't like.

  7. Such great ideas and great much talent on CC; love the popcorn and the "family" on that old wood - it speaks to me. Can't wait to see what you choose for the wood if you change it; great DT project Julie also; so nice of you to include hers.

  8. Nice that you included several projects in one post! Love them all, esp. the popcorn container :) Great Job, as usual!

  9. Great great projects! That popcorn holder is my fave! All of them are super great!!

  10. Love your projects, Chris!!! I'm going to have to try the gift bag one since I'm always looking for a bag and can never find one. :) Thanks for sharing!!!

  11. You wowed us with your projects this time! The popcorn cart is so cute, love how you used rosettes for wheels...


  12. Love your card.. so pretty! Actually, love all your projects. That popcorn bag is too cute.