Friday, November 12, 2010

Simply Betty Challenge #6 - Thanksgiving Placecards!

So in the spirit of Thanksgiving this week's challenge is Thanksgiving Place Cards.  Super easy right?  The only thing you need to know is if you decide to take part in the challenge, in order to win the prizes up for grabs you must use a Simply Betty Stamp.

The prize this week is 3 Punky Teen Christmas Images.

I decided to go totally non-traditional this year and I made "placecards" persay however, they are more like greeting cards in nature.  Except for their interior which holds a piece of legal paper stamped with the words "give thanks".  Each member of my family (my hubby, myself and our two children) will have a cool skull and crossbones pencil at their place along with their respective card.  Before we eat, we will discuss and write down what we are thankful for.  Clearly this will go into the scrapbook!!  =)

They are all different, yet the "structure" if you will is the same.  Each card has 2 large scallop sections on the right hand side, two fern skeletons on the left, and some kind of specific embellishment to represent or coordinate for each person.

I used a different image for each family member from different lines that SBS offers. 

I used the following:

My first card was done for my daughter, Kendall.  She is a TRUE artist...I can already see it in her.  She is a free spirit already at the tiny age of 6.  I just ran with what my artistic voice told me for each member of my family.  Here is my creation for Kendall. 

My darling four year old son, is just a CONSTANT giggly, dancing, pirate and dinosaur-loving, exuberant ray of sunshine.  Snuggly and sweet and lovey beyond words.  Here is my creation for him:

My husband...who could not be more supportive, nurturing and loving.  I need not say any more.  This is my creation for him:
And for me...
I was sent that AWESOME skully paper umbrella from one of the fab girlies that I'm on the DT with over at Smeared Ink and I've just been WAITING to use it!!!!  

This was a FABULOUS exercise in creating specifically for my loved ones for a most special holiday that we celebrate together JUST the four of us.  

I hope you have enjoyed and been inpsired!!

Please come play along at the SBS Challenge Blog!!!  

Crafty Hugs!


Graphicat said...

Meridith!! This is just the best idea!! What a great keepsake for each of you to write down the things your thankful for at this time!!! WONDERFUL! Ohhh, I so want to do this!
Great job darlin! Im inspired!

Andrea C said...

excellent work and so thoughtful for your family x

Ian said...

These are awesome baby!

Lelia Pierce said...

Awwww, these are wonderful! How very awesome! I love the descriptions of your family too! :O)


Catherine said...

Wow, Meredith! You really went all out, with fabulous results! Each of these is a work of art, straight from the heart. I love the thought you put into each of these, personalizing them to suit each person. Your coloring is gorgeous, and I love all the papers & embellies you used. Even though each is so unique, you unified them by using the same layout. Genius!

Eulanda said...

HOLI COW! You went alllll out! These turned out so awesome and I do like your skully umbrella!! GREAT place cards!

~Lady B~ said...

wowsers, gurl! you have been busy! these are all so wonderful!

Cheryl Valadez said...

Meredith, these are incredible! I love each and every one! You have been a hub of creativity!