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Saturday, November 17, 2012

November Blog Hop Time!!

Hello and Welcome!  Welcome to the Pride's November Blog Hop!!!  I am so glad  you pounced on by to see what we all have been working hard on in our Dens.  The hop is Thanksgiving/Fall themed, and it starts with Elsa at her blog here.  If you prowled into my den first, please go back and start with Elsa.  If you have been hopping along, you should have reached me from RJ's Den, here.   If you get lost, there is a list at the bottom of my post to help you find your way.   I hope that you enjoy the feast that we have prepared for you!

But, before I get started, we have another new member to our Pride, Jules!  Welcome, Jules!!!  I can't wait to see what you have in store for us!

So, here is what I cooked up for you for this Thanksgiving.

I was trying to come up with something that was pretty and practical.  I pawed through my stash and collected things I have been hoarding for some time, and this is what I came up with...It's a recipe holder and display.  
 I took a 12" embroidery hoop, distress inked it, and then adhered paper to the back of it.  The paper line is by Tim Holtz.  He had a collection that was themed with holidays, and the Thanksgiving papers were perfect!
I used my  Cuttlebug and some Lifestyles dies to make the doilies that I inked and layered with some of the cutouts from the paper line.  I matted them with card stock.  I added some Recollections leaves and bling.  I also filled some Tim Holtz bottles with some small beads, hopefully resembling salt and pepper.  I made miniature flowers using a tutorial I found here.  After adding some more of Tim's metal goodness, I added some lace with ribbon to the ring of the hoop.
All of this was layered over a kraft envelope.  The idea is that you can put the recipes in it that you want to make for your feast...
...and as you are using them you can use the clip to display the card so you can read it.  I used a simple ribbon on the mechanism of the hoop to hang it with.  I hung mine on the fridge for the pictures, but I plan on using a Command hook to hang it on my cupboard where it will be easier to use for the big day.  

I hope you enjoyed my little project.  Please pounce on over to Sherence's Den and see what she has cooked up for you!!!

Stay Crafty, and ROAR WITH PRIDE!!!

Elsa: http://justafewdesigns.blogspot.com/
Krystal: http://krystalsnight.blogspot.com/
Kimi: http://uniquescrappiness.blogspot.com/


48scrappin said...

Very pretty!!! tfs, hugs, Violet

Proudmommy702 said...

Love it. Michelle what an awesome project. I like all the layers and pockets and display areas for recipes. Have an awesome Thanksgiving.

Just a Few Designs said...

WEll!! wow!! what a GREAT idea! NOWWWWWWWWWWW I have to go out and look for emb. hoops! lol you are one talented cookie and Im soooooooooooo sooooooooooooooo glad to have you in the group! Love the papers you used! thanks girl!!!

"The Jule Box" said...

I LOVE this idea! I think I saw a part of your video...you did make a video right!? LoL.....anyhow, this is very cool, you can put up a recipe and just look at it without needing to move it out of the way and getting it icky form hands full of stuffing and gravy! LOL I wanna make one now! Thanks so much for inspiring!! xoxo, Jules:)

Becky Dunham said...

What a great idea Michelle! I definitely need to figure out a way to keep my recipe up high at eye level cuz I tend to lose it in the mess of bowls and such that I am cooking with :) This is perfect! Thanks for the inspiration!

DaileyScrapper said...

Love the idea of holding notes and cards. I have them scattered all over my refrigerator. LOL

Yvonne "Bon" Ledford said...

This is simply INCREDIBLE and can be used all year round!! Thank you so much for the AWESOMELY creative idea...and I hope you don't mind me stealing it?! Beautifully done my paper sister. Big hugs...Bon

kdnkdd said...

Very nice.

Sue Hornsby said...

Such a great idea! My husband says we need one of these too! Would make it easier for him when he is cooking...which he does alot! Makes me think of doing this and having a matching recipe card holder on the counter! Love it when these blogs our own creative juices flowing! LOL! That's what it is all about!

Kimibee said...

Michelle!! I love this what a coool idea! I can see myself lifting this for christmas!! Truly inspirational Michelle {{{hugs}}} Kimi xx

Gigi said...

How original. Awesome. Definitively trying this.