Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Thanksgiving Planner

I just noticed as I logged into my blog account today that my last post over the weekend was my 100th post! That is quite a milestone for someone who wasn't quite sure when starting out if I was going to keep this blog thing going or not! Actually some days I still don't know if it's the best use of my time, since it can get pretty time consuming by the time I photograph or scan the projects, transfer them to the computer, add the watermark and then take time to try and come up with something interesting to say, only to wonder if anyone actually looks at it. But then it makes my day when I log in to see I have a few nice comments now and I guess some people are looking. So here goes post #101! :-)I'm really happy with the way this project turned out! My Mom plans and cooks THE BEST Thanksgiving dinner for the family each year, so I just knew she would love this! I started with a cheap-o school folder as the base for this planner and with the help of my stamps and embellishments, you would never know! The school folder works great because it has the pockets inside. Here is what it looks like opened up:

I added a card stock insert punched with the slit punch to hold the place cards. (a few extras had to be placed behind the card) I just found out over the weekend that I have to make another place card because my cousin is flying in from Vegas. It will be great to see her, so I'll gladly make another place card. Luckily I have a calligraphy pen that matches Really Rust almost perfectly, so I was able to coordinate the place cards well. I sure wish Stampin' Up! would sell calligraphy pens in a selection of SU! colors! I've been suggesting that since I've become a demo...maybe some day they will listen.

For the other pockets I just created a menu card, a covered shopping list pad and a giant paper clip for her to keep track of her coupons. (hopefully she is better at that than I am...I clip them occasionally, but never remember to use them until after they expire!)

See the napkin rings? Those are the only two I've made so far...I need to get on the ball and make the other ten...I've got 23 more days! Actually, I might forget the paper ring and glue the scalloped shape onto some mini grapevine wreaths I have. Just have to find where I stashed them and hope I have at least a dozen.

Stamps: Autumn Harvest, Trimtastic, Typeset Alphabet (lower) Print Pattern & Weathered backgrounds, Holidays & Wishes, Rough Around the Edges jumbo wheel
Card Stock: More Mustard, Old Olive, Really Rust and Very Vanilla
Inks: Black Stazon, More Mustard, Old Olive, Really Rust and Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Coluzzle, Punches: Ticket Corner, Slit, Scallop, 1-1/2" & 1-3/8" circle, Crop-A-Dile, Jumbo Pewter eyelets, Aqua painter

I gave this set to my Mom last week and she absolutely loved it! I plan to make some of these as Christmas organizers using Wintergreen or Dashing designer papers. I know I can use one to help keep me organized for shopping! I will be offering this as a class in November. If you are interested, please contact me.

Looks like another beautiful fall day...ENJOY!


Anonymous said...

This is truly a work of love and art. Thanks for sharing.

Julie said...

Great job! What a great idea and so pretty too!

Kelly L said...

Oh, Lynn! These planners are gorgeous! Don't you dare stop blogging. I may not comment often, but you are in my RSS feed, and I love reading and drooling over your works of art. I am sure you mother appreciates it as well. I understand how time consuming it is, too being a blogger myself (I only promise to type up new posts once a week--if I do more, that's great, but less stressful that way).

Love your costumes too by the way. LOL Your hubby is a good sport, not so sure mine would dress up at all let alone be my frog for the night. :) too cute

Keep up the good work! Please!

Anonymous said...

This is lovely, and congratulations on your 100th post!

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous!! TFS!!

Anonymous said...

A friend just emailed me the link to your blog and I am so glad that she did! What an incredibly beautiful project! It makes me want to get in my stamping room right now and get to work, as soon as I finish everything else I have to Keep up the great work and know that you have another person who will be checking in on you now.


Anonymous said...

Well, you know that I love checking out your blog! I am always so excited when there is a new post. I love this posting. I love this set!


Anonymous said...

what a great idea, i love your Thanksgiving planner!

Anonymous said...

Wow! How nice!!

Do you happen to have a picture of
the Christmas one you mentioned you were going to make? I bet it turned out very pretty.

MixMingleGlow said...

These are AMAZING and would sell like hotcakes on a site like Etsy! Maybe next year you can give one away to a blog reader (and pick me, of course!) :)

Thanks for sharing your amazing creativity and congrats on your 100th post! SO GREAT!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Deliberated said...

I have never been to your blog before, and I came across it after googling "Thanksgiving Planner." I had to leave a comment because this craft is soooo adorable! I love it! Great job. You are now in my bookmarks :-)