My dear sweet sister has a late October birthday and I really wanted to give her something handmade. She has been working feverishly preparing her home, not only for the normal Thanksgiving crowd, but for some extra-special guests from Guatemala who will be visiting through the holiday. Since she has been working so hard to have her home ready and comfortable for everyone, I wanted her gift from me to be something special she could display for the Thanksgiving holiday, and something that would remind her of this extra-special Thanksgiving for years to come.I bought some pretty gold glittered K & Co. sentiment stickers and found a $1.99 whitewashed frame at JoAnn's last week to alter and embellish for her. I also used my very most favorite K & Co. rub-ons and my PTI Leaf Prints stamps and dies. The leaves are cut from burlap, felt and watercolor paper. I have used a variety of Tim Holtz distress inks EVERYWHERE for soft color, and used some on just a bit of a paper doily to add to the top of my tag. I also added part of an old screw-back earring to embellish the tag and ribbon. The outside dimensions are about 8" x 8", and I think she'll like it. Her biggest problem, with 4 grown children and little Maria and Nola, will be deciding which small picture to put in it. Oh, well...I better figure out how to pack it up for next-day delivery mail tomorrow. I would love to be there when she gets it out of her mailbox! Her company arrives tomorrow and I am counting on her being too busy to be checking on my blog.
Thanks so much for stopping!
I pray that everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by those you love!!