Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Memories in Tyme Thanksgiving Blog Hop

This is going to be a long picture heavy post so no chit-chat today other than,
Hey, I'm so glad you've come by!  
If you want to start at the beginning of the hop go HERE otherwise make sure you hop all the way around till you get back to me because you don't want to miss anything.
I have 3 projects to show today, and first up is this simple little card that I just decided to throw in since it went along with the Thanksgiving theme.
digi by Elizabeth Dulemba (Dulemba's Coloring Pages)

The next up is just an update to what WAS my original project for the hop (until I decided to enter it into a challenge a few weeks ago.)  At the time I posted these place cards I didn't have the alphabet stamps to put the names on them, but have since gotten the alphies and wanted to show what the cards look like finished.
Lawn Fawn stamp sets:  Happy Harvest and Sally's ABC's

This last project is not completely finished, but I'm going to show it anyway because I can't finish it until after we go home for Thanksgiving.  
My baby girl just got married in September and I decided to make her this little album/recipe book that will include family pictures and recipes (handwritten by her grandmothers & aunts) of some of our family's favorite and traditional Thanksgiving dishes.  We have some dishes that as crazy as it is- we only fix for the holidays (even tho' we love them) and there is at least one special food we always have that I don't know of anyone else that makes it-at all.  I want to be sure that she knows how to make these dishes and can keep passing down the tradition if she chooses to.
I started with this album kit by The Paper Loft.  I love the papers they used!
It measures 7 1/2 by 11 inches and the pages are at one inch increments.

This is the back of the album.  The brads that hold the pages only go thru to the next to the last page for a neater look and this back cover wraps around the other pages and is just glued to the next to the last page.  If that makes any sense at all!

Anyone who can give me an idea for a better title will get an extra entry in the drawing for the candy.  I just used this Cricut cut from the Thanksgiving cartridge for now.

One of the pockets to hold the recipes.  
Only a few of the elements have been permanently adhered since I'm not exactly sure what I'm going to end up with in the way of pictures and recipes, so that's why some of the items look a little wonky.

I do have a token of appreciation for one of you who stops by and leaves me a comment on this post.  I've put together a packet of several really cute Christmas embellishments I purchased.  I would really love it and would be honored if you would become a follower. (I'm so close to hitting 400....)  If the winner which will be chosen using Random Number Generator is a follower I will contact you, if not a follower you will be responsible for checking back to see if you won.  I will post the winner on Thursday, Nov. 18th.  Happy hopping everyone.  Your next stop is Lynne.
DAY ONE (November 15):
1.  Lynda -- http://memoriesintyme.blogspot.com/
2. Rhonda- http://craftingwithblue.blogspot.com
3. Lori - http://www.scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com/
4. Tami- http://tamiscraftconnection.blogspot.com- You're here
5. Lynne - http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/- NEXT
6. Rhonda - http://scraphappenswithrhonda.blogspot.com/
7.  Lisa - http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
8. Anita--http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com
9.  Dana-- http://Danascraftycorner.blogspot.com/
10. Barbara Rosner - http://barbaras-crafty-corner.blogspot.com
11. Bobbi Jo http://sweetsassydiva.com
12.  Susan - http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/
13. Amy - http://www.lovetocrop.com

Day 2
DAY TWO (November 16):


  1. Hi Tami!
    Love all your projects!! That family recipe book is awesome! Something your daughter will treasure forever!! I love all the beautiful papers you used and I am sure you will tons of fun filling it up this holiday season!
    TFS and have a great day :)
    BTW~ love the letter stamps you chose...perfect!!

  2. Your card is adorable!!! Love your place cards!! That mini is AWESOME!! Thankful to be in this hop with you!

  3. love all your projects thanks for sharing.

  4. Great idea for the little cook book/recipe holder. Very sweet, I would have loved one when I got married:)

  5. Love all your projects. Such awesome colors and the turkey is darn cute. But my favorite one is the little book. Great idea!

  6. love all your projects. Your card is super super cute!!! tfs


  7. THANKFUL to be sharing this hop with such a talented lady with the cutest dog (I had a Yorkie also)! I think your projects are awesome, the place cards are beautiful and the card is certainly a template (sketch) to keep! The sentiment is adorable & I'm glad I'm NOT vegetarian!! LOL. The best project is the recipe album....it's a forever keeper!
    How about "EVERYTHING begins at home.......for your cover?
    Creative Wishes,

  8. Amazing projects. I am a new follower. Thanks for sharing!

  9. I joined to follow you today. I really want to see the finished recipe book :) It looks it would be a fabulous project for the grandchildren once they get older.

    sharynknox @ gmail.com

  10. super cute project

  11. Tami these projects are GORGEOUS! I love the turkey card with his darling tofu sign. The place cards turned out terrific with that stamp set as the font for the names and that recipe book is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Hugs- Glora

  12. All your projects are super I really like your mini Idea a great way to pass along family rtraditions I will be looking at this for my own daughter or my grandaughter who really loves to cook ( at 8yo ) and would most likely cherish something like this.
    Big Blog Hugs! Janet

  13. Lovely projects, especially the setting name cards. Come on over to my blog I have a wonderful surprise for you. :)

  14. Wow how Beautiful layout love the colors and papers I love Love the Sentament makes me lolo.
    also your name plavce cards are Cute, great job.
    thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

  15. This is such a wonderful idea!!! I love all of your projects and thank you for your step-by-step instructions! Always love participating in the same hops!
    Hugs and Love
    Her Craftiness

  16. Love your gift idea for your daughter. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  17. your daughter is going to love this . such a precious gift.

    craftingwithblue @ gmail.com

  18. great projects! those placecards are perfect!

  19. WOW Tami all your creations looks amazing. I love the sketch, the paper and the image you used on the first card. Everything just looks Awesome. Wonderful Job Tami.


  20. The card and name cards are wonderful! The recipe album is such a beautiful idea for your daughter! I hope you are making multiple copies of the recipes...everyone is going to want one of these! LOL!!!

  21. Wow all of the projects area wonderful. Of course the cook book is the gem Here is a suggestion for the title Family Traditions.
    TFS and already a follower.
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

  22. Tami - I love the card! I hope you'll share it in my Coloring Page Tuesday Gallery at http://dulemba.com/index_CPTgallery.html . It's where I pull creations to feature in my newsletter each week! :) e

  23. Tami, all your projects are wonderful and oh so creative. I am sure that your daughter will so appreciate it. I would make a tab that says Special Memories myself. Other ideas could be me Food, Drinks, Desserts & Traditions :) So glad to be in this hop with you :)

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B

  24. OMG!! you ladies have truly outdone yourselves with all such amazing projects!! Love the table settings!! Love everything:)


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