Saturday, November 14, 2009

Just Us Girls #7 technique challenge, blog candy and the family turkey

I spy with my little crazy big google eye....a turkey!  I know you are here for the Just Us Girls challenge #7 and are probably wondering what this crazy turkey is doing here?  LOL!

Dry embossing is the game this week, with a bonus challenge of having your project involve being thankful.  Enter, the family turkey aka the Kindergarten project for the whole family to get in on.

Let's talk challenge here.  My favorite method of dry embossing is the cuttlebug envelope embossers.  They give such a wonderful impression.  Here I cut my background circle of red cs and then ran it through my sizzix using the damask folder.  Easy and beautiful.  I used the turkey from Cathe Holden again and then stamped my sentiment bending it to right the circle since it's and acrylic stamp.  Some pinking sheers and ribbon do the trick after that and I mounted the whole thing on top of some fabric piecing.

Here's the turkey we made...we all contributed supplies, ideas, and glue (lots) and had lots of laughs together...which is what, I am sure, the project is most about....thankful for family time and our many blessings. 
So how about some eye candy from the rest of the JUGs girls?

Be sure and drop by their blogs for more embossing fun.  You are gonna love what they've come up with. 

A wee bit o blog candy business...remember the felt snowflake ribbon from last week?  Well here's our winner:

Lucky number 11, the fabulous Kelley Eubanks is my winner!  Kelley, please send me your snail mail address at paperdaydream at aol dot com and I'll send some felt on it's way.  Knowing Kelley, she will make it look smashing on a signature Kelley card!

Thanks so much for dropping by today.  I'm off to celebrate my 34th with family time and Italian food!  My favorite! :)
Paper: Papertrey Ink and Georgia Pacific
Digi turkey: shared by Cathe Holden of
Stamp: IT kit studio
Other: vintage fabric, ribbon, pinking sheers



Stampin' Pam said...

Happy Birthday Dana - HOPE it's FAB just like you!!! I love love love this family turkey with your wee card attached - it's adorable and such is the stuff MEMORIES are made of. Hope you enjoy your cards - mine is in the mail to you but won't arrive today - enjoy - relax - party - and hug the ones you love!!

Kristin Bueter said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Dana, Happy Birthday to you!! That was my daughter don't want me to, TRUST ME! 34?! You are a baby!! LOL Aren't these the best years? I really feel like I'm getting to know myself better than I ever have...which makes sense since we get wiser with age. But I also feel like these are the years where I can truly make a difference in other people's lives.

Anywho, I LOVE the turkey that you and your family made together! That IS what family is all about. Your fabric piecing is beautiful and I love the colors. Where on earth did you find all those feathers? That look so cool! Oh, and when I saw the picture of your turkey's face, my first thought was about those projects we used to do in elementary school. How funny that you mentioned a kindergarten project :) I forget the word you use...sympatico? I know it's something like that :O) I also love the round little card you added with that red and black! BEAUTIFUL! Love those colors together!

Okay girly...I hope that you are treated like a queen today and heck, for the rest of the month! Enjoy your special time with family and friends. I'm thinking of you.

My card is NOT in the mail but it will be soon! Happy birthday my sweet friend ♥

Tracey Cuccia said...

♪♫Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to yooooouuuuu Happy Birthday dear Danaaaaaa, Happy Birthday to youuu!♫♪

Hope it's a GREAT day sweetie!

Maria Levine said...


Your turkey is simpley fabulous!!! So very cool.

Have a fantastic day my dear!

Elise said...

HHHHHAAAAAAAAPPPPPYYYYYYYYY BIRTHDAY, MRS...... PRESSSSSIIIIIIDDDDDDEEEEENNNNNTNTT! HAAAPPPPPYYYYY BIRTHDAY, TOOOO, YOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUU! Wow! Do ya wanna talk TURKEY! Holy CRAFTY CRAFT GODDESS! What a blessed post and drop dead GORGEOUS Turkey work, if ever there was some! Love it! You're soooo, beyond special to me, my darling friend! I love you. I LOVE ya', man! *sob!*

P.S. CONGRATS to Kelley! Yipee!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Dana! I hope you are out & about enjoying YOUR special day! Your family turkey is AWESOME! I love the story that goes along with it - I bet it was a lot of fun to make! Your embossing looks fabulous on the card! Have a wonderful day!

Ann said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hope your day is fabulous and filled with all sorts of crafty goodness! :D

Kelley Eubanks said...

Oh wow... that is Awesome! Thanks Dana! I so missed the giveaway part... I was just leaving my talented friend a comment... what a nice surprise! Thanks for your sweet words!

Now... most importantly... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I hope you have an awesome day/weekend!! Love ya!

Oh... and I love the turkey... so cool! Also... Congrats on being on the CARDS blog yesterday! :)

Lynne in NI said...

Happy Birthday Dana - hope youre having a good un!

Nancy L. said...

Happy Birthday! We have A LOT of November birhtdays including mine on the 17th and my Son's on the 13th! Have a great day!

Karen said...

Just LOVE that you and your fam have combined paper crafting, fabric, feathers, and food art into one happy fantastic family turkey!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DANA!!!!!!! I hope you are having a marvelous time this WHOLE deserve the best! (((HUGS))) :>:>

( I almost spit my water onto my laptop when I read Marily, I mean E. singing to you!!!!!)

Congrats Kelley!!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

What a wonderful family project, and terrific turkey!


Andrea M said...

Happy Birthday Dana!
Hope you had a great day!
What a fabulous turkey!!! He's fantastic :)

Courtney Baker said...

Happy Birthday girl! I need your address so I can send you a card in the future!

How fun is the turkey? Love it!

Winter said...

Happy belated Birthday! Very cute card and cute little turkey! :)

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