Thursday, November 27, 2008


Happy Thanksgiving if you are stopping by today! I made this card yesterday, but couldn't get a good picture. This is for the sketch challenge and the What's up Wednesday for My Favorite Things. The challenge was to use some kind of water element. I am hoping that snow counts, but if it doesn't I went with my favorite coloring medium, watercolor pencils and a blender pen.

I used paper and buttons from the Basic Grey, Wassail line. We are having a sale starting tomorrow so be sure to check back.

I am not usually so together this early for Thanksgiving so I thought I would share before my guests arrive. This is my fabulous dining room table with my lovely dishes. Isn't it fun getting the table all dressed up. These are my everyday dishes. I don't believe in only pulling out your good stuff for a special occasion, everyday is a special occasion in my opinion:) That being said I don't pull out the chargers everyday because they don't fit in my dishwasher and I don't like doing dishes:(

This is the view of my dining room from my studio. Pretty cool, huh! That painting is one we got about 5 years ago, it was a Christmas present for me from my wonderful husband. I just love this artist. His name is Thomas Arvid. After we bought the painting we had the pleasure of meeting him. He turned out to be an absolutely cool, down to earth guy.

So what do you think, am I sharing too much today? I do want to wish all of you a happy Thanksgiving. I am grateful you stamped by today:)


Justine said...

The card is amazing!! I would love to come and dine at that table any day and I do agree with the chargers. Hate handwashing too. I don't think you shared to much cause girl if you did, then I for sure share Way too much. Guess that is the nice thing about it being OUR blog, it gets to be what ever we want them to be about. I like reading about and cyber meeting everyone and their families.

Jessie/knightrone said...

Gorgeous card and GORGEOUS dining room!! My dishwasher recently bit the dust, so I am having to hand's a tragedy really, LOL!!

nitestamper said...

wow, what a spread, can I come over?

Sandra Smart said...

omgosh Laura, can you just please adopt me? Love that dining room, so very pretty! You are so truly blessed. And your card is adorable!
Did you go out shopping today for black Friday? I did, have been out since 5am...getting ready to crash now...but I have to go back out tomorrow morning with my mom for more shopping! I did get some great deals on some boots today (hey, Santa has to be good to me too!) ;)

toners said...

Thanks for sharing some of your home with us!! Your dining room looks absolutely gorgeous; warm and inviting!

I hope you and your family had a super Thanksgiving :)

JeanFB said...

Laura, that card is just TOO cute!! I love the colors - the Wassail is now one of my all-time fave's for Christmas paper - can't get enough! TFS

Anonymous said...

your card is beautiful and I seriously thought the picture of your dining table was one of those challenges where the blogger takes a pic out of a magazine and you have to design a card around it. Beautiful diningroom!

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