Friday, October 30, 2009

ISS Blog Hop!

Hello All,

Hope you are having a nice, happy Friday! I can't thank God enough for the weekend being here already. Trust me, I need it.

Anyway today is ISS Blog Hop Friday and our theme of the month is Setting the Table. I've created a project (if that's what you want to call it) for this special occasion. We are releasing 2 new fall images...Pilgrims in fact check them out, they are on sale now!!!

I combined 2 projects into one. I created a Thanksgiving day table full of all the yummy trimmings.

I decided to use our Chicken/Turkey with potato's, casserole (which I turned into mac n cheese), a side dish and some scrumptious looking bread! I had the dardest time trying to scale this table down but that was as small as I could it. LOL...Oy Vey! You can't really make out the sentiment at the bottom of the table but it says You are cordially invited to a Thanksgiving Feast!

The second items I created to finish out the "theme" were these cute little table toppers. Our family has a tradition that we do each year. Everyone writes down a thought or prayer (and I mean everyone even the kids) and we place them in a basket. About 20 minutes before we begin to eat we sit down and each person pulls one out and reads it.

We began doing this after a family member passed away a few years ago. It has really brought our family closer together.

So I created little boxes this year that will hold our thoughts and prayers. I will just remove the flowers and fill them with our little slips of paper that everyone will write on. I also add a few scriptures too.

Totally makes our Thanksgiving a time to truly giving thanks. Not just for the food, but for those we love and care about as well. You should try it.

My family likes it because sometimes they don't know what to say and this way they can just read off the slip and then add to it if they want.

I appreciate you stopping by and taking our blogging tour. Next on your journey is Raquel

If you just joined us now, here is a line up of the rest of the DT team. Don't forget to check them out too. Then go to the ISS blog to vote and also enter a comment for a chance to win a Paper kit filled with Bo Bunny papers and ICandy brads, May Arts ribbon and Bazzill cardstock.


TFL, Nenane

Patterned paper - Making Memories and Cloud Nine Design
Cardstock - Neenah and DCWV
Swarvosky Crystals
Copic Markers
Images: Recipe, William and Virginia from InStyle Stamps

P.S. We are having a huge sale so make sure you stop by. Sale ends on November 2nd.


  1. Awesome project!!! Love the yummy food you served:o).William and Virginia...super cute.
    Thanks for sharing..

  2. This is SOO cute!! That table setting looks awesome!

  3. Virginia that turned out AMAZING! I love it to pieces!!! And the table looks beautiful!!!!
    Hugs~ Kim

  4. What a great tradition Virginia! I'm going to try that this year myself. Plus I'm going to get your Virginia and Willam stamps too! They are adorable!

    Your project turned out incredible!!! I can see it took some time to create, but the results are beautiful.

    BTW... I recieved my HUGE goodie box yesterday!!! :D .... Your the BEST! :) Thanks sooo much.

  5. What a lovely family tradition! Your table turned out great - I love the table cloth!

  6. Awesome Virginia! The table setting is so cute. LOVE IT!

  7. Virginia, that is fantastic! the table is awesome, and the whole thing makes a great centerpiece, or a set to go on a table in an entryway to greet your guests! LOVE IT! :)

  8. Wow! What a LOT of work you put into this! It's awesome ... I LOVE all the details you added too!! And, what an awesome tradition your family has - I may just try this too! Thanks so much for sharing that. hugz, Mary

  9. Wow! Love that table with all the yummy food! Very unique and creative! Great images!
    TFS! and Happy Halloween :*)
    ~ margie

  10. Virginia:
    What an awesome tradition - we've tried it by going around the table and letting everyone say what they are thankful for and for some it's hard, so writing it down may be the answer! I love your invitation and the table toppers are precious! TFS!

  11. What a fantastic invitation and I love your boxes! At Thanksgiving, we have been going around the table, and having everyone say what they are thankful for, just like Jackie, and then I end up writing it down. I really like your idea of having everyone write it themselves, then you have it in their own writing/handwriting (and for the kids, since this changes so much each year, it is a nice thing to look back on).

  12. How cute! Now this is CREATIVE! Awesome project, Virginia! The images are super cute!

  13. This is so cute! I agree with all the other comments, you did a lot of work on this project. Great tradition.