My Favorite Holiday…

Is Thanksgiving…Why?  A day devoted to family and good friends.  No gifts to buy just good food to eat and time spent together.  What could be better than that?

With my daughter and son-in-love in South Korea this year, Thanksgiving will be different.

There will be good food though and I’m inviting people I want to share the day with.  Here’s one way I’ll be decorating the table…


I had watercolored paper with fall colors and cut them out tons of leaves for a door wreath.  There were lots of leaves left over so I made some napkin holders for the table.

Are you interested in making something similar for your Thanksgiving table?  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Very Vanilla cardstock, Watercolor Paper and Into the Woods DSP (Holiday Catalog pg. 43
  • Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Mossy Meadow and Daffodil Delight
  • Stamps:  Six Sayings (Holiday Catalog pg. 50)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Rich Razzleberry 3/8″ Cotton Ribbon,  Leaflets Framelits (Annual Catalog, pg. 172), Ornate Tag Topper (Annual Catalog, pg. 165), Stapler and Dazzling Diamonds


  • Cut your DSP 6″ x 6″ and fold over 1/2″ at top .
  • Cut 2 1/2″ x 6″ piece and 2 x 6″ piece and glue smaller piece to center of larger piece.  Add this piece to center of 6″ x 6″ piece with adhesive.
  • Add tear tape to one side of 6 x 6 piece and adhere to other side creating a tube.  With your stapler staple in the center of the bottom edge (opposite end from the 1/2″ fold over).  Your napkin will slide into this little bag.
  • Now cut your Very Vanilla 2″ x 4″ and punch with Ornate Tag Topper Punch.  I just tapped the different colors on the stamp with my ink pads starting with the Daffodil Delight so I wouldn’t get darker ink on that light colored pad.
  • Tie the Rich Razzleberry ribbon around the napkin holder and slide the tag over one ribbon end.
  • For the leaves I used water color paper and reinker just randomly added to the paper and spritz with water so the colors blend.  Cut with Leaflet Framelit.  Mine have a little Dazzling Diamonds on the surface (got to have that bling!)  Place the leaf just inside the ribbon.

Tomorrow I’ll show you the wreaths using the leaves…I already have them up on my door and it’s only August!  I love fall…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Get inky…Be HaPpY!




    • Thanksgiving is the best…we usually do a “race” in the morning to help burn calories and then feel less guilty about what we eat…B