Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

to all of you who are taking a break from kitchen duties and joining us for the Thanksgiving Day kickoff of the Dreamweaver Thursday's Dream Schemes.  Beginning today and every Thursday thereafter, check the Dream Team members' blogs (see the sidebar on the right) to see what we've made for you.

Today's challenge was to create a card using non-traditional Christmas colors.  As soon as I heard that, I knew exactly what I would do.  One of my favorite memories was my Grandmother's aluminum Christmas tree – you know, the ones that look like a gazillion strips of tin foil glued to a metal branch.  All the ornaments were one color and a flood lamp was placed on the floor on each side of the tree for uplighting.  My Grandmother and the tree are no longer with us, but the memory lives on in this card.

The Christmas tree (LG651) was embossed with white matte embossing paste.  When dry, I applied Splendor inks in silver, gold and turquoise.  That's all there is to it.  If you need to make a lot of cards, this might be the one to choose.

Thanks for stopping by.  But don't forget to check out what the other designers have made for you.  Just click on the names on the right.

See you next week!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Come join the parade . . .

 . . . the Dreamweaver  Thursday's Dream Scheme  parade, that is.  While the turkey is in the oven and the family is watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade or, as Lynell, our fearless leader says, "watching the Dallas Cowboys try to win another football game,"  come back tomorrow as the Dream Team members (click on their links in the sidebar) showcase their non-traditional Christmas color creations.  It's a sure way to get your creative juices flowing and give you enough energy to get through the rest of the day, the Black Friday shopping frenzy and still have enough left over for some crafting time on the weekend.

Though I count my blessing year 'round, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I'd like to extend a special thanks to my family and friends (those I see or talk to every day and those who have become my internet friends and blog readers), for your many kindnesses throughout the year.  You, along with my best friend (who also happens to be my husband), are truly the wind beneath my wings.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and I'll see you tomorrow.