Monday, October 6, 2008

Get That Table Ready! Part 1



Last year, my family was together in Massachusetts for Thanksgiving at my sister's house. There was a kids table, so I made up some fun things for them. You can see the set up here. I thought I'd try out napkin rings for a more formal look this year. I think the tall pumpkin from the new SBS release is really a neat image. I stamped it on shrink plastic, colored it and punched it out in an oval shape. After shrinking, it fit perfectly on the smallest scallop oval punch. I cut a strip of cardstock, secured it with red line tape, and attached the ovals. It was really a quick to-do, so I could easily make more. I am working on a placemat idea right now, and hope to be able to share it soon.

Speaking of the SBS sets, check those out here. Look for TWO posts from Oct. 6 because you can enter to win a ***FREE*** set of stamps! All you have to do is leave a comment, but you need to do so before Wednesday. Good luck!

On a personal note, I know that many of you have been following my sister's health over the last 14 months. Sadly, she passed away on Sunday morning. I was able to be with her and her family this weekend, as well as my parents and siblings. I want to express a very heartfelt thank you to all of you who have inquired about her and have kept her in your thoughts and prayers. I may be absent from this blog some this week, but not for long. My sister said she checked in on me everyday through this blog and encouraged me to keep up the work, so I will.

8 comments:

Sheryl said...

Elena, my deepest sympathy as well as thoughts and prayers go out to you as you deal with the loss of your sister. Thank you for sharing with us through your blog. Your gifts and talents are appreciated!

Lori Barnett said...

So very sorry about your sister. xxx Lori

Pappa Norm said...

The joy, the smiles, and the inspiration you and David Kulp have brought to us all through your blogs are beautiful examples of Laura's influence on you and so softly unto us all.

She will show her face always through you, all of your family, and i her girls.

Pappa Norm

imteresa said...

Oh Elena, I am so sorry for your loss. I'll be praying for you, your sister and your family.

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about your sister. I was one of your reader's who followed her story. I hope you and your family are doing okay.

michele h...

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you and your family during this difficult time. I miss you Elena.

Kind regards,
Tami W.

Anonymous said...

Elena, my sympathies are with you and your family on the loss of your sister. i will keep you in my prayers.
Jo Ann Fannon

Nicole said...

Elena, I don't know Laura or you but your blog has allowed me to feel somewhat connected to you. I was so saddened to read your post and also the comment from Pappa norm. Prayers of peace and love to you and everyone blessed by the presence and passing of a loved one. I stop by your blog every day too. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creativity with all of us.