Monday, November 12, 2012

Day 1 as Guest Designer for "Obsessed with Scrapbooking"


Hello everyone!  I have some super exciting news to share. This week I am Guest Designing over at Obsessed with Scrapbooking!!!  I am so super excited!  Thank you so much to Joy for such a wonderful opportunity! 

So that means double duty this week.  That's right - it's also Sneak Peek Week at My Creative Time!  So get ready for a bunch of fun posts.  I hope you get lots of crafty inspiration this week!  Let's get this party started!!!

Since next week is Thanksgiving, I thought I would show you a variety of projects this week that will hopefully inspire you and get your creative juices flowing for the upcoming holidays. For today's project, how about a super cute centerpiece for your Thanksgiving dinner table?


I have to admit, this might be one of my most favorite projects I have ever made!  I got the inspiration for him a couple of months ago when I went to my very first Archiver's store while visiting Atlanta.  They had a classic looking turkey made with full rosettes that was on display.  And the minute I saw it, I knew I had to make my own version of one.  I absolutely love how he turned out!!!


Here is more of a side view so you can see the dimension.  My super cute little turkey (the body) is cut with the Create A Critter ~ Cricut Cartridge.  And all of his beautiful "feathers" are cut with the Ribbons & Rosettes ~ Cricut Cartridge.  

Now, most of the time when you make a rosette you make a full circle.  Instead, for this project I only wanted to make a half circle rosette.  So, to get them to stay firm and upright, I used some good quality cardstock for the rosettes.  All of those papers are from the Simple Stories ~ Harvest Lane Collection. Then, on the bottom of each rosette - I adhered a long, flat wooden craft stick - cut to length for each layer.  And I used a hot glue gun to attach them all to that little wooden base.


To add his sweet little face, I used the Peachy Keen Stamps ~ Critter Faces stamp set.  I colored in his eyes with a white ~ Sakura Gelly Roll Pen, his beak and little jigglie thingy with yellow and red ~ Zig Writer Pens, and a little chalk for his cheeks.  The patterned paper for his body is from the My Mind's Eye ~ Lost and Found Halloween Collection.  The brown and yellow cardstock are from Bazzill.

I hand cut the little label.  The paper for the label is from the Simple Stories ~ Harvest Lane Collection.  And the "Happy Thanksgiving" sentiment is from the My Creative Time ~ Piles of Smiles stamp set.


I hope you enjoy him as much as I enjoyed making him!  He was super simple to make and put together.  Give it a shot. Your holiday guests will love him!!!

**********GIVEAWAY**********
Ok everyone, how about a giveaway?  Or how about two giveaways?!?  Since it's Thanksgiving next week, I have the Simply Scarecrow ~ Cricut Cartridge & the My Creative Time ~ Piles of Smiles stamp set to give away! Woot!  Woot!



All you have to do is leave a comment on this post.  And then hop on over to Obsessed with Scrapbooking and leave a comment on my Guest Designer post over there.  I will draw one winner from all the comments this week on my blog and one winner from all the comments this week on the Guest Designer posts over at Obsessed with Scrapbooking.  SO...for more chances to win...make sure you leave a comment on each post for each day!  And don't forget to leave a way for me to contact you.  You will have until midnight MST on Sunday, November 18th to get your comments in.  I will use random.org to pick the winners.  And I will announce both winners on my blog on Tuesday, November 20th.  Good Luck!
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Well my creative friends, that's it for Day 1 as a Guest Designer. I can't wait to see you all again tomorrow for Day 2!   And stay tuned, in just a bit I will have my post for Day 1 of the My Creative Time ~ Sneak Peek Week : November Release.  You don't want to miss it!!!


135 comments :

Holly Hudspeth said...

Left a comment at Obsessed with Scrapbooking, but I will say it again...thanks for the inspiration. I just love that turkey!

Debbie said...

this turkey takes the prize he is great love it and thanks for detail instructions. I will see you at obsessed with scrabooking as I love their blog
upnurse at aol dot com

SherriB said...

I'm really excited that you are guest designer over at Obsessed With Scrapbooking this week as I love all your projects! Lots of inspiration for me. Adorable turkey centerpiece and so easy to make.

sherri_braun@hotmail.com

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

How cute!! I love it!! Congrats on being a guest designer! Thanks for the chance to win!
Kristan

mimi2six said...

Your Gobbler is adorable and can't wait to make some with the grandbabies, thanks!!
miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

Julie said...

Love it, my girls would have a great time making these for teacher gifts.

m1129 said...

love the turkey ....way to cute...
please enter me in your fall give away..

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

Love the turkey so cute cute and great feathers.

Luanne

Rick May said...

Love your turkey. Looks like you have a great blog!

Beth Anne

Becky said...

Just love that turkey!

Buncobuddy said...

Just the cutest turkey I've ever seen! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Houses Built of Cards said...

That is just ADORABLE!!! LOVE it!!! Congrats on your guest design week!!!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

Thanks for sharing your incredible talent with us!

Sue D said...

Adorable turkey. I like the rosettes and the paper you used. Thanks for the info about using the craft sticks.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Mary said...

I LOVE this Turkey. He would be so cute on my table on Thankgiving

Kat's Bella Arte.. said...

That turkey is ADORABLE!!!!!! Tfs ;)
Thanks for the chance to win too
Kat
Zoezerkat@cox.net

Anonymous said...

Your turkey is awesome. Lovely centerpiece idea too, even if it wasn't all yours. That is what we do, copy & make our own variation.

Mary in SWFL
maryangelak@yahoo.com

Christine said...

Great job on your post over at Joys blog. Love love love the turkey too. And TWO chances to win, whoo hoo. --C

Linda V said...

I tell you again, this is a wonderful project. I love it.

Josie0602 said...

What a super cute turkey!! I love him!

Tracy
http://scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com

coolmommaweed said...

Love the turkey centerpiece. May have to put this on my Thanksgiving buffet table. Thanks for a chance to win. *coolmommaweed@yahoo.com

Vanessa said...

Thanks for sharing your creativity this week at Obsessed with Scrapbooking! I'm looking forward to seeing your other projects. The turkey is so cute!

surfnfroggie said...

Wow if every day as guest designer is anything like day 1 we are in for an awesome week. Can't wait to see what you show us for the rest of the week! Love the Turkey!I am a new follower of your blog! Cheryl S.

Laney's Legacy's said...

Way to go kiddo guest designer on Obsessed with Scrapbooking what a great honor. Love your turkey so cute and am looking forward to your other projects, tis.

later tater,
laney

Lisa P said...

very cute. I'm excited to see more of your work this week.

terri d said...

what a cute little decoration it would be. love it, just wish I had the cartridge and stamp to make it... look forward to what all you come up with!

tndj said...

Thanks for the inspiration. Love the turkey. Have to work to make one like it - hope it turns out as nice as yours. TFS.

karen said...

the turkey is so cute -you are beyond creative thanks for the chance to win a great prize

AJoy said...

Cute turkey! Left comment at OWS.

thanks!
April
nginerd at gmail dot com

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, your turkey is fantastic. I love his tail.

Seasons of Life said...

I replied to your email, is that how I post to the other site? I do Love the turkey! I just started following your blog. Looking forward to all of your cute creations!

Lindsey said...

OHHHH How cute!! I love it!! Congrats on being a guest designer! Thanks for the chance to win!!!!!!!

JD said...

So in love with this idea! Just saw your post on Obsessed with Scrapbooking and can't wait to try it. So fun! May have to make these with the nieces and nephews on Thanksgiving Day.

Anonymous said...

What a joy! The turkey is wonderful. Carol S

Rita said...

Love the Turkey! I can't wait to make him. Thank you
for the give a way.

Karee Sue said...

Congrats for being a quest designer on Obessed with Scrapbooking, love that blog,
cute turkey, so many details.

Karla said...

What a cute turkey. It will look great on your Thanksgiving table. Thanks for the chance to win great prizes!

Glora said...

This has got to be the cutest turkey decoration I've EVER seen! I SO want to make one of these. I'm totally in LOVE with it! CUTE, cute, CUTE! Hugs- Glora

278fish@planters.net said...

I love the Turkey. We have a WWAM (Women with a mission) meeting at our Church every month.This would be so cute on our tables.I love it. Thanks for sharing this. I just found this site and I am so excited. Thanks again from Debby

Anonymous said...

Rose said...
Thanks for being Guest Designer at Obsessed wth Scrapbooking your 3-D turkey is the cutie!Love your blog. hope you don't mind if I look around!Love your turkey-Ready to get BASTED he's a cutie too... TFS
Rosebud222222222@aol.com

snappy scrappy said...

Congrats...love your turkey...too darn cute!! Lee-Ann :)

quilt4fun2 said...

I love this project and know I must try making one for a table display and maybe gifts if it goes well :D Great job!
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

Carrie K said...

Hi! I just came over from Joys blog and am now following you too!

SaraBug said...

So cute. Love the Turkey. I am going to try and make one. Thanks for sharing.

Betsy said...

Came here from Obsessed With Scrapbooking to leave a comment! Such a cute little turkey!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Unknown said...

Adorable, I think this little turkey guy will make a great centerpiece.

UnikeByYes said...

Love this cute turkey Cassandra, it is a fabulous idea LOVE it, TFS and for the chance to win some awesome goodies!!
Have a wonderful day!
Liz

K and P's Mom said...

This turkey table adornment is
adorable.
Thanks for a chance to win.

Mary O'Neal
redpupper@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Adorable!!!
nye carla at mac dot com

Theresa Riggs said...

This centerpiece design is adorable! Thanks, so much, for the detailed instructions. Can't wait to see what's next!!

AndreaA said...

This is adorable. He is so cute. I was wonering if you could tell us the size you cut him at. Thanks.

CherylB said...

This is simply adorable! Way beyond cute...I am amazed how much I learn every time I visit all these blogs. Thanks for sharing this awesome project!

Kelly said...

I love the turkey! He is too cute! Great job.

CathyinMN said...

Love this turkey; it's so cute! You did a great job on it! Thanks for the chance to win!
tcsobotka at charter dot net

Cathie in UT said...

I would love to win thanks for the chance

susan crafts said...

I really love the turkey centerpiece - the papers, the stamped face, and the anchoring method to secure your turkey. Very very cute and I do plan to create one. Thank you for the inspiration.

jlsokolic said...

This turkey is so cute. Thanks for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Wow! You do beautiful work! I'm so happy you are the guest designer this week at Obsessed With Scrapbooking, now we get to check out all your awesome work! Thanks for the chance to win such fun prizes :)

Debra Hudson

onecraftygirl2010@hotmail.com

CyndiU said...

Thanks for being a guest designer on OWS. The turkey centerpiece is just DARLING!
Hugs, CyndiU
cureta2 at yahoo dot com

janner said...

I love the turkey. You'll have it for years to decorate your home. Thanks for the chance to win.
thejanner@xcelco.on.ca

Nikki the *scrappinNavyWife* said...

GENIUS!!! And adorable to boot! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!

Rebecca said...

Holy Turkeys...Love this, but then again I do love fall and decorating. I could use the cute little set. Okay trying again...I cannot read the letters given to me....

Got2BCrafting said...

Don't have the words to tell you how much I ADORE this turkey!!! He is just fabulous! :)
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Hugs,
Lori

PS left you some love over at Obsessed with Scrapbooking.

[Melissa] said...

So going to make this. Perfect table decor!

Tambo said...

OMG this is just too cute! I must make one or a couple of these! I absolutely love him with all of the fall colored papers used. thanks Tami

Kathy's-Krafts said...

I will say again here...this turkey is so super cute...thanks for sharing him.

Cindy Stark said...

what a cute turkey...I am going to have to make something very similar to this!!!

Thanks for the inspiration.

Cindy cstark72@gmail.com

Barbl484 said...

Great Turkey. I'm going to make him for a gift to the hostess on Thanksgiving.

Stacey said...

Love this little turkey!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Laurie H. said...

I love this turkey! I am going to have to Ribbons and Rosettes so I can make it.

NinaDee said...

Love this turkey centerpiece. So creative and colorful!! Thanks for sharing...have a great turkey day......

Larmabee said...

Beautiful little turkey!
Happy Thanksgiving!

jennifer said...

Love the turkey! shears@ameritech.net

Heather said...

Soo cute! Wish I had time to make one!
Ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

~ Jo ~ said...

Hi Cassandra!
I linked here from Obsessed with Scrapbooking's blog and I want to congratulate you on being a guest designer! Also I think your creation centerpiece is the cutest hand made project I have ever seen! It's so stinkin cute!!! Thanks for sharing and thank you for the awesome chance to win. I am also your newest follower =)

Hugs,
Jo
Joann6274@ gmail dot com
www.jwscrapshack.blogspot.com

Taylor said...

You have created the most ADORABLE turkey EVER!!1 He will absolutely bring smiles on Thanksgiving. You're a great inspiration. Hugz:) Taylor

Marissa said...

Your turkey is adorable!! I will have to scraplift it for sure!

Leaving a comment on both blogs!

rissaflor atyahoo dotcom

Karen said...

What a great idea to use 1/2 rosettes for the turkey tail. I think I'll be making a few for table decorations!
Karen L 1020 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Phyllis Johnson said thanks for designing this week and inspiring me. The turkey is wonderful!!!!I love him. Thanks for the chance to win!!! I also posted on Obsessed with Scrappbooking and it is on Facebook. Thanks again. Have a wonderful week and holiday!!!

Jan Lynn said...

Came to visit from Obsessed with Scrapbooking. I do lovwe this sweet little gobbler. jlsateplusdotnet

Anonymous said...

I am going to try and make this adorable turkey. What a wonderful project. I think the Scarecrow cartridge is so cute but have not purchased it yet. buck2@casscomm.com

Anne said...

This Turkey is so adorable. Love the papers you used and the face is priceless. Thanks for the inspiration.

Anne
anmatt1@aol.com

Evelyn said...

This is totally awesome!! tfs
Evelyn
evl14512 at gmail.com

Pat P said...

What a cute table decoration! Will have to try this.
patpionkeathotmaildotcom

Jessica said...

Cassandra you did great job on this centerpiece. Love the color that you used. I like this idea. Thanks for share with us!

Anonymous said...

super cute! Thanks for sharing!
TGD in Centerville

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed seeing the turkey you came up with...cute and creative. Looking forward to your projects this week. Thanks for the giveaway!
Lothringen from MI

Debora LeVan said...

Gobble, Gobble.....this is too stinking cute.....I will have to borrow that and make my own. TFS.

Momof4inArlington said...

Congratulations on your guest spot! It was a nice surprise to see you at OWS. This turkey is fabulous. I had better get to it, if I want these by Thanksgiving! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Kim H said...

cassandra ~ I don't even know where to begin to tell you how CLEVER and CUTE this is! Seriously! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this to pieces!! OMG!!! You just ROCKED day 1!! I can't wait to see the rest of the week!

lmkindell1 said...

Left my comment on Obsessed with Scrapbooking, like I said there this is soooooo cute. I have both cartridges and am going to have to try this. Great Job !!1
linda
lmkindell1@verizon.net

Anonymous said...

Love your turkey. Would sure to make one and have it turn out as cute. I guess I'll try one and we will see thank you for all your great ideas.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Phyllis Johnson johnson@cozadtel.net said I love your turkey. It is so festive for the Holidays and so cute. it could be used in many ways. A centerpiece, place cards, favors, decorations.I love all of your inspirations!!!It gives me lots of ideas!!!Thanks and thanks for the chance to win!!!

Debbie said...

That is the cutest Turkey idea EVER! I love the cartridge and have wanted it FOREVER!

Beth said...

I love your turkey. and thanks for the tip on using heavy cardstock for the half rosettes. and thanks fr the chance at a very cute looking cartridge, I would love to win it. and the adorable stamp set.

Beth
baby.cowgirl88 at yahoo dot com

Loly Borda-Towery said...

I left a comment on Joy's blog. I love your project. TFS
lolyborda at gmail dot com

Kristi said...

This is absolutely the cutest. My daughter wanted me to just whip one up today while she was at school, I don't know what she thinks I do all day, lol. This is definitely a project to work on. He is gorgeous!
Kristi
kidshomelove@yahoo.com

sewnsew1943 said...

Thanks for the chance to win a great prize. I love the turkey! He is so darned cute. I hope I can make him. (At least I'm gonna give it a go)

Anonymous said...

Now that's one festive turkey! Just can't wait to make one tomorrow. I would love to win the great prizes. Thanks so much!

J Rice in Topeka KS

Edwina said...

I am a new follower of your blog. Wonderful giveaway. Love your turkeys. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the turkey -- tooooo cute! Thanks also for the chance to win both the cartridge and the stamp set.

Debbie91001

Anonymous said...

Your turkey is just too cute !! Love it !
Anna N.
ann2236@juno.com

Becky Cowger said...

this is going to be a great craft i can do with my 15 year old daughter. she loves to craft too and this is a perfect way to spend time with her...you know how teenagers are! i take all the time i can get to bond with her! Thanks again!!

Dayana said...

I want to make this Turkey! It's precious and would make an amazing centerpiece for Thanksgiving!

cmarie said...

Love your turkey. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

This turkey is way too cute!

Unknown said...

This turkey is way too cute!

LuvScrappingTogether said...

Cassandra, your centerpiece is the cutest! I love it! ~Hugs, Saundra
Luvscrappingtogether at gmail dot com

Lenoria said...

I love this little turkey! lenoriakelly@att.net

Amy said...

This is just darling! Love the rosettes for the tail!

Tracy Forsberg said...

Guess I will have to get busy! I have 6 little turkies - my grandsons! HA!

Nicole said...

I love the turkey... He's so cute.. What a add touch to your table..
Nicole
nacasteel@yahoo.com

Christine said...

Oh these are just darling!!
Love them I just found my Center pieces!!!

Cool!

Thanks for sharing!

{{hugs}}

-christine

Tammy B. said...

Well now I have another blog to follow! Thanks for the cute idea. I'm sure you have lots that I will have to scrap lift! LOL!
Have a great Thanksgiving!
Tammy B.
tbrownlee@natlcrane.com

hopefulcrafter said...

Just love the turkey! My sister is having Thanksgiving and I will need to call her to see if she will be needing a super cute centerpiece!

Patty said...

Darling tabletop turkey!! I have both these cartridges..going to try it myself!! Thanks!

Ruby said...

I love this turkey. It is just adorable. It must have been fun to make it.

pharmmom18 said...

This is a really cute idea.so creative

pharmmom18 said...

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Carla said...

What a cute Turkey! Great idea for the tail.

Carla from Utah

Crystal said...

Whew! You are one busy lady this week. My hat is off to you. I love the turkey. Thanks for the inspiration & great tip on keeping the half Rosette in place. Gobble gobble!

Anonymous said...

This turkey is to cute. Wow you are so creative. Phyllis / fefelu

Deb said...

I do not use my Cricut enough (I know, I know...sad), but this is a fabulous centerpiece! And I must make it. :)

MyAuntKath said...

Love the turkey! So glad I found your blog on obsessed w/ scrapbooking! Great. kdobbins194807@yahoo.com)

shari said...

Your turkey is soooo cute! Shari (cricutrookie)
cricutrookie at aol dot com

Sue S. said...

What an adorable turkey!! I love the rosettes for the feathers!

sueot33@yahoo.com

Cindy said...

Your turkey is just too FLIPPIN' CUTE Cassandra!!!:)

Rosie Sanchez said...

Oh my your turkey is sooooooo cute! You are one very creative lady :0)

Pam said...

Love that beautiful turkey! Just gorgeous!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

D- said...

Love your turkey deco. Love those feathers. I am so going to make one of these to take to my best friends house for Thanksgiving. TFS.
dmcardmaker (at AOL)
(commented both blogs:)

Joann said...

Love this super cute turkey and his beautiful feathers! Love the idea of using the rosette!

MORunningWithScissors said...

LOVE your little Tom Turkey!! Your tutorial was so detailed & that helps SO MUCH! The tip w/the craft sticks is great! Thanks for sharing!
Sherlynparham@aol.com

Beth Anne in PA said...

Oh I LOVE this...you are so creative! He is just the cutest turkey I think I have ever seen! Your choices of papers are perfect too. TFS I can't wait to see what else you are going to wow us with this week...well done!
Beth Anne in PA
woody42997 at aol dot com

Maureen Reiss said...

Love Love Love your turkey!! Soooo cute!!
reissfam10 at aol dot com

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