Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!
Hope your day was filled with family, food, laughter, joy and thankfulness.

Here is a Thanksgiving turkey craft my nieces and I made to decorate for Thanksgiving dinner.

The girls started by coloring the turkey.  It is just a circle for the body, a circle for the head, and legs.  I cut out the beak and wattle and had the girls glue them on.

I drew the feathers on cardstock.  They each cut out most of their own feathers and came up with things they are thankful for.    I love seeing life and thankfulness through  3 and 6 year old minds!   

When family came on Thanksgiving we gave them their own feathers to write what they are thankful for.  

The girls were so proud of their turkey!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Christmas Music"One Silent Night" Review and Giveaway


I have a secret to tell...I have been listening to Christmas music at home since October. :)   Don't worry I am not one of those people who is a big fan of stores skipping Thanksgiving and setting out the Christmas decorations in October.  I just can't resist Christmas music, I love it!

As soon as I downloaded FFH's "One Silent Night" album into my iTunes, the songs on it became favorites in my Christmas tunes playlist.   The album is a good mix of classic Christmas songs and originals.
Here is a list of the songs:

Baby, It's Cold Outside
Jingle Bell Rock
One Silent Night
I'll Be Home for Christmas
The Birthday of the King
Oh Come Oh Come Emmanuel
Winter Wonderland
Glorious Impossible
Oh Little Town of Bethlehem
Heaven and Nature Sing

I want to pick a favorite song, but really I love all of the songs on this album.  If I had to choose my top 2 though it would have to be Winter Wonderland and One Silent Night (not to be confused with the classic, Silent Night)

This album is definitely a must have for this holiday season!

Here are some ways to find out more about FFH and "SILENT NIGHT"

Want to Win it?

One blog reader will win a downloadable version of SILENT NIGHT by FFH. It can be downloaded to your iTunes or other music player on your computer.

How to enter:
Please leave a separate comment for each entry

Entry #1 --Tell me your favorite Christmas song.

Entry #2 --Become a follower of Jen's Stamp World through Google Friend Connect--look on the right side column at the top to join.  If you are already a follower let me know!

Entry #3 --"Like" FFH on Facebook.

I have been having problems with spam comments so if you leave a comment and it doesn't show up right away, don't worry! I have to approve the comment and then it will show up.

This giveaway will end at 10:00 p.m. PST on Monday, November 28, 2011. I will select ONE winner using  Winner will be announced on this blog and will have 48 hours to e-mail me their address. Please leave me a way to contact you by e-mail if you want me to inform you that you have won.

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mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I 
only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. 
I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: 
"Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Three Favorites Thursday--Christmas Ideas

Time for more Christmas ideas from Pinterest!

This first one is a tree skirt that totally caught my eye.  Like, Like, Like the fabric used! I need to find a pattern to make myself one of these.

This is cute if you are into paper crafting.  I need to look through my stash of paper to see if I have any that would work.  I like the colors used for this one.  The site this came from isn't available anymore, but it looks pretty easy to figure out from the picture ;)

This sign is adorable and I might try to use my Silhouette to make one of my own.

Linking up here:
5 Minutes Just for Me

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Three Favorites Thursday--Thanksgiving Decor

    I know I shared Christmas last week (and will again next week), but this week I am backing up to Thanksgiving and sharing a few of my favorite Thanksgiving decor Pinterest ideas.  There is still time to make these before Thanksgiving hits!

November already started, but this would be great to do with a family.

This is an easier way for family to write down the things they are thankful for.

I wish I had a saw to cut cute blocks like this.
Source: via Kimberley on Pinterest

And as a bonus:  I think this cute little turkey puppet would go great with a cute little Thanksgiving song I know.  It is about a turkey on a barnyard fence.  When I taught Kindergarten I taught it to my class and they loved it so much they wanted to sing it for the rest of the year.
Source: via Jen on Pinterest

Are you making any decorations for Thanksgiving?

Linking up at:
5 Minutes Just For Me

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Modern Silhouette Nativity

     It is finally November.  Yay!  Time to start getting ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I actually feel like I am on top of some Christmas decorations and presents this year, which is great because usually I am coming up with super Christmas ideas around January 1. ;)

     I have been trying to come up with new ideas of things to make with my Silhouette machine.  I want to use it and not just leave it collecting dust!  All of my ideas lately seem to use the black vinyl.  Maybe I will branch out soon, but I love this new project black vinyl and all!

     I call it a Modern Silhouette Nativity.  It is different than the nativity scenes you normally see at people's homes. This one can sit on a shelf, mantel, table, etc...or be hung on the wall!

For this project I used designs from the Silhouette store.  Each frame was one design.  I had to ungroup the shepherds and the wisemen to put them in the positions that I wanted them.  I can find the specific names if anyone wants them, but it is probably easiest to just search for "Nativity" in the shop.


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