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I am a 37 year old nurse who is currently not working due to medical issues. I have chosen to pass my time crafting, but because I am not working, I have little money to spend on supplies. I have a small stash from while  I was still working but am now using what I have access to around the house. I also use things I can find cheaply at the dollar store, in the dollar bins, on clearance, or buy with coupons at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I also like to shop thrift stores and garage sales for things to use in my crafting. You would be surprised with what you can find if you aren't afraid to prowl a little.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Food Coma

I am so excited. This is the first week that Paper A La Mode at the Outlawz Challenges has had a sponsor! This week's sponsor......Rick St. Dennis. He has a little bit of everything and all his images are fantastic. If you are unfamiliar with his work, he has two store; one at Etsty and one at Zibbet. Seriously, check it out! His images look complicated, but are really quite easy to color.

On to my project. I have made an 8.5" x 11" sign that I plan to place on the Thanksgiving serving table.
Obviously this is inspired by the Keep Calm and Cary On signs that have been all the rage as of late. Here's the Recipe

Image: Rick St. Dennis Autumn Nap printed on Very Vanilla paper from Stampin Up and mounted on scrap orange paper. This combination was then adhered to box pleated ribbon from my stash.
Coloring Media: oil pencils
Green Leaf: The image has a pumpkin leaf where the green "flower leaf" has been glued. The flower is from the dollar isle at Michael's. I think I got it last year at Christmas time. I took out the little stamen and added a hand made bead spray.
Edge Flowers: The flowers at the edges of the image have been in my stash for quite some time and I honestly have no idea where I got them. The leaves under the flowers are punched maple leaves.
Background paper: The background paper for this is also Very Vanilla from Stampin Up.
Brown Layer: The brown layer is Early Espresso from Stampin Up. I used the Cricut Craft Room Basics to cut out the lettering and used the negative space to achieve the look I wanted.

Here's a closer look at the image:

This was a very fun piece to make. I hope you like it!

2 Creative Chicks: Thanksgiving
FCCB: Anything goes
CARDZ TV: Happy Harvest
Craftin Desert Divas: Anything Goes
Card Mania: Anyting Goes
The Perfect Sentiment: Fall or Halloween
An Inky Situation: Turkey
DL Art: Anything Goes
Little Scrap Pieces: Anything Goes
3 Girl Jam: Anything Goes with Ribbon
Docerela Creations: Brown and Orange
Cut It Up: Thanksgiving
Casology: Brown



  1. Very pretty plate image. I love the ruffles!
    Thanks for joining us for our Cut it Up Thanksgiving Challenge!


  2. Thank you for Linking Up at An Inky Situation. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
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    :) Janis
    Shop Stampin' Up! with me

  3. So cute, love how you pleated around the image.
    Hugs, Patricia

  4. Lol! So cute

    Thank you for joining us at Docerela Creations

  5. This is just adorable! I love the sentiment, this will be perfect Thanksgiving dccor!!! ;) Thanks for joining FCCB's "anything goes" challenge this week!

  6. Adorable!
    Thank you for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  7. Such a true ( love the phrase ) and perfect card !! Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin' Desert Divas Linky party !!


  8. that is so cute! Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations! DT Member Dulce

  9. Cute.

    Thank you for joining us at FCCB this week

    Dt member Catarina

  10. I love the saying, and this is so perfect for Thanksgiving. Very cute!

  11. This is super adorable!!
    Thanks for sharing and linking this up over at the 3GJ Challenge blog for our Anything Goes w/Ribbon Challenge!
    Hope to see you play again in our challenge :)

  12. Fun idea!! Very cute!!!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Craftin Desert Divas!

  13. Ha ha! Fabulous project, glad you entered! Jackie GD An Inky Situation

  14. So Cute!
    Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations!
    DT Member Sara

  15. So cute! Thanks for joining us at Cut It Up Challenge Blog!


  16. Amazing, so love the colours, great makes all of them . Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challendges.

  17. Lovely and very interesting card! Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.

  18. Elegant - love the pleated ribbon trim!