Happy Veteran's Day! Thank you to all the men and women serving in the United States Military, both past and present, for your sacrifice and commitment to protect our freedom! I will never take it for granted!
Along that theme, our Fabulous Friday projects this week on the Sisters in Stamping blog are projects celebrating Thanksgiving. This is a great time of year to reflect on what we are truly thankful for and I know I count being an American as one of my many blessings. I am thankful, too, for the wonderful stamping inspiration I receive each week from my "Sisters" - Karla, Jacque and Rachel. I am truly blessed to call them my friends and without Stampin' Up! I never would have met them. I also am thankful to my ever-supportive family, without whom I would not be able to work my Stampin' Up! business - a "job" I love! These last few weeks have been super busy with classes and events (I cut 408 Christmas cards for 3 stamp-a-stack classes last week alone!), swim team and school obligations and I have been quite a wreck emotionally with all the stress... I've had to give up something to keep my sanity and it was my blog that was sadly neglected. I'm back now and hope to begin posting again more regularly! So thank you to all who come and visit me here!!
The project shown above is a chocolate nugget candy holder that I saw demonstrated at the Charlotte Regional by Jackie Ross and I loved it so much I decided to make one myself. It features the gorgeous Spice Cake Designer Series Paper along with a strip of fabric from the matching Designer Fabric series. The project was created using the Top Note bigz die with my Big Shot. Did you know that if you sign up as a demonstrator by midnight tonight you can get one for FREE?! Ask me how... but time is running out so act quickly! I also used the It's a Wrap Holidays stamp set for my tags. This set isn't just for wrapping candy... and the sentiment is one I love from the Always Thankful stamp set, also found in the Holiday Mini catalog.
To go along with my candy favor I wanted to create a matching card. I pulled my colors from the DSP - more mustard, very vanilla, soft suede and pool party. Love it!! The ruffled ribbon adds such a nice texture, doesn't it?! Well, we're off to a swim meet... hug the ones you love and be thankful for all the blessings in your life. I know I am grateful! Be sure and visit the Sisters in Stamping blog after Noon EST today to check out even more Thanksgiving inspiration.