Sunday, September 15, 2013

Kraftie Kre8ations - Thankfulness and Celebrations Blog Hop

Hello, Hello, Hello and Welcome to another fabulous Kraftie Kre8ations Blog Hop. Although the heat here in Texas is still a-blazin' fall is right around the corner. Carnivals, State Fairs, Football, Halloween, Thanksgiving and such much more reminds me of what a wonderful time of year this is and why I love it so much.

The theme of this hop is Thankfulness and Celebrations. I don't know about you, but I have a lot to celebrate and to be thankful for during this time of year. I met my husband in November, we were married in November and my oldest son was born in November.

During this time of year I always enjoy the warm colors of red, gold and brown which makes this month hop extra fun!

Here was our challenge: Our color palette is an amazing representation of the changing colors of trees in the fall. You can create ANY project related to the Fall to include the best thankfulness day of all, Thanksgiving. It can be a layout, card, mixed media project or altered item. The sky is the limit!
So for my project, I went to an old favorite. The Cornucopia. It represents abundance and thankfulness. My abundance includes, my family, our well being and our health. When it comes down to it, those are the things that really matter. Here is my project:
The cornucopia was a cut file from the Silhouette Store. The paper used to make it was the Reflections Collection by Lori Whitlock. I love the colors in that collection and they were perfect for this challenge.
The leaves were made with Stampin Up cardstock in Colonial White. I cut them by also using an image file from the Silhouette Studio image library. I then embossed them with my cuttlebug using several different folders. Next I laid them out and sprayed them with various spray inks from Dylusions, Lindy's Stamp Gang, Glimmer Mist and Perfect Pearls. Lastly, I lightly ink them with a cosmetic sponge and a Memento Dye Ink pad in Rich Cocoa. I love the way they came out and as much as I would like to say this was my own idea. It was not. Here is the video tutorial I watched to make them: These leaves are super easy to make and lots of fun. I plan to make tons more.
Lastly, the pumpkin that sorta looks like an apple, but it's really a pumpkin...LOL. This was also a cut file using Silhouette Studio and the patterned paper is also from the Reflections collection by Lori Whitlock.
I hope you've enjoyed my project, I had a lot of fun making it.

 I encourage you to continue on with the hop, the line up is below. Also if you didn't know, we started this hop on Sept. 12th, so be sure to go back and check out everyone's projects and leave a comment. We love to read what you guys have to say.

There will a drawing for one lucky winner. So how do you enter? All you have to do is:
 1. Become a follower of the KraftieKre8ations blog (
2. Leave a comment on each participants blog
3. "Like" or "join" the FB Group (
4. Become a follower of my blog
5. Have FUN! Thank you so much for stopping by!

If you came here from, then you are on the right track and you can continue on to:

If not, you can start here:

Here are our participants:
Sept 12 Kraftie Kre8ations -
Shavon -
Paula -
Connie -
Meka -

Sept 13 Kraftie Kre8ations -
Lyne -
Beckie - Brandi -
Connie -
Meka -

Sept 14 La-Vie -
Carolyn -
Connie -
Meka -

Sept 15 Kraftie Kre8ations -
Alicia -
Kisha - - YOU ARE HERE....
Meka -


  1. Kisa I love it, I always wanted to make thanks for sharing this beautiful project and technique

  2. Oh my goodness Kisha - I LOVE this! The cornucopia is fabulous. Makes me wish I had a silhouette! And those LEAVES! I love love love those leaves! I am definitely going to try this technique! Thanks so much for the inspiration :)

  3. What a neat project!! Looks fabulous!!

  4. Thank you all for the wonderful comments! Thank You! Thank you!

  5. I love all the leaves. What a unique and beautiful project. I was married in November too!!!

  6. I love the cornucopia!!!!! And I love all the colors of the leaves..Awesome project...