Friday, November 1, 2013

CIU- Thanksgiving

Well Halloween is over.  Now that we've gorged ourselves on lots of candy how about moving onto some turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing?  Yep, US Thanksgiving here we come!

Meanwhile, I bet you can't guess what the next CIU challenge is....hint, gobble, gobble.... Yep, Turkey Day!
So many folks have been playing the challenge with some super awesome entries.  Don't you want to throw you pilgrim hat in the ring too?  Here's how:

How to play? 
1. Follow the CIU blog.
2.  Create a *new* project based on the them and use die cuts (any die cut)
3.  Link it up to the blog. 
(Check out the full rules on the CIU blog if you like)

There are some fab prizes up for grabs too!  Here is what we are offering for this round:

1.  Some goodies offered by the fabulous Norma Pimentel (SU! Demo).  
2. $20 Coupon to As Cute as a Button.

My inspiration for this round was based on these feathers from My Favorite Things in autumnal colors.  I wanted to keep cutting them.  So first I had the idea to make a less traditional card, sorta scrappy.  Then, channeling my daughter, I thought it would be fun to make a turkey, one that reminded me of a hand drawing kids do but a little different.  This turkey has the MFT die and also some circles from Lawn Fawn.  The gobbler is a little snippet of ribbon and the wings and feet are punches from SU!.  Of course the sentiment and heart are from Paper Smooches.  I finished it off with googly eyes to complete the kid project feel.  I am pretty sure my daughter is gonna want this card when she sees it (shh....she hasn't yet!).

Funny side story, one day 4ish years ago my hubby and I were sitting on the couch watching TV.  It was getting near dinner time and we were both saying we were feeling hungry.  My stomach grumbled and I kid you not, it sound like an actual live turkey gobbling!  He looked at me as if I'd swolled a turkey whole!  LOL!  We laughed for the longest time about it!  On that note, the Question of the Day is- what is one of the funniest things you've ever said, done or witnesses that had you ROTFL?

Thanks for stopping!

PS- I have some blog candy up for grabs on this post here, be sure to check it out. :)

PPS- Because this has that fall feel and the feathers remind me a bit of this inspiration photo over at Paper Smooches SPARKS, I am linking up the turkey card to that challenge.


Anonymous said...

These were both so cute, I decided to post both of them. The feather one is my favorite one, though, because it's so unique!!

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Hi Ya Katie!

Love both cards! Love the feathers! Super cute!!

Nearly everything...LOL!!!


Virginia L. said...

Stinky cute, Katie!! Love your Thanksgiving card--so colorful and sweet! I can't think of fun things to say...but this came to my mind: one time I said "TWEETER" instead of Twitter to my kids....and of course, they had the ROTFL reaction!

Creative M said...

TOTALLY cute!!!
Have a wonderful day,
♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

cm said...

Both cards are fabulous, and the chubby turkey, especially, is such a cutie! Wonderful inspiration! Your growly tummy story had me laughing, because I, too, have rumbles that have raised eye-brows! Funniest thing of late is the photo on my blog of the cyclist riding a race in a full-body gingerbread costume. If only you could have seen her jumping on/off her bike wearing that get-up - hilarious! She's one spunky gal! Another great day-brightening post ~ Thank you!!

Cindy said...

2 cute projects! Great colors on those feathers!

Tracey McNeely said...

Yes I love this Katie!

Rose said...

that turkey is too CUTE!!! fab cards girl :)

June Houck said...

So precious, Katie!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

ACK! That little turkey is the CUTEST! LOOOOOOOOVE that he's holding a sign of thanks! ADOOOOOOOORABLE! THANKS so much for playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge! Hope you join in the fun this week for the STRIPE trend watch challenge;)

ps... funnies thing I've done/said that made me ROTFL???? Not sure... let me get back to you on that:) LOVE your stomach turkey story! LOL!

MichelleZ said...

Hi Katie! I'm catching up on my blogging and I owe you a HUGE apology!! I somehow missed your sweet post inquiring about my surgery. Please forgive me for not responding. But you'll be glad to know that I'm recuperating and will be back to normal in no time flat. Thank you for being such a doll!

Also....I must tell you how adorable this little gobble-guy is! I love the way you used that washi. I have that pattern too. It's one of my favorites!

Cath said...

What fun cards, Katie!

I wanted to stop by and thank you for the lovely comment you left on my final Moxie Fab World blog post. I had such an incredibly good time in the Moxie Fab World, and I'm *so glad* I got to know you there! Hugs and loves to you, my moxie fab friend! :)