Hello all! Thank you to everyone who joined in on the Veteran's Day Blog Hop on Thursday. It was great to "meet" some new followers and "see" some old friends. I think I added 20 followers and I'm so thankful! I am up to 52 and would like to hit 100 by New Year's. Why? It's just nice to know there are kindred crafters out in the wide world who take a look at what I am posting. On that same note-I LOVE your comments! Thank you to all those who took the time to do so-I felt warm all day Thursday from the kind words.
Now, what have I been up to? Craft shows and making all the stuff to sell there. I am one of those old fashioned gals who still believe a "craft" show should have handmade CRAFTS (or at least Cricutmade-hee hee). Really, it saddens me to watch folks buy "made in China" cra_ at a Craft show. Now stepping down off my soapbox.
I welded 2 turkeys from the Cricut cartridge "Designer's Calendar" together and cut in CTMH chocolate Cardstock. For most of them I then cut a single turkey out of Thanksgiving patterned paper I had left over from last year. A few I just left plain and sanded the cardstock to show the detail. I typed out the cute sentiment on my computer and just printed and trimmed. The most time consuming part was stacking the M&Ms(and keeping them away from the hubby)! I used 1x8 bags from www.clearbags.com. Once you have the first one manipulated in the bag it gets easier to stack them. I used a blunt wooden skewer to open the bag and slide them down and poke into place. Then I folded over and sealed the bag, leaving a little space at the top to staple the turkey to. I also made some Christmas ones (which I did NOT get a good pic of). Again, I pretty much sold all 100 that I made. Now I'll need to make more for family and friends!