30 Days of Christmas - Day 23

Ladies, we're 1 day away from dressing up, cooking all day, eating all day and watching the Macy's Parade.  

What's your specialty when it comes to Thanksgiving meals?  Me?  I have never cooked for Thanksgiving... at least not the entire meal (or even 25% of it, lol).  The most I've made is a pie or some side dish.  This year we're having a quiet Thanksgiving with my parents (just us 4 with Gio and the 2 dogs), and I plan to make green bean casserole for the first time.  Whenever I have some (no matter whose made it) I always love it.  Mom is happy that I'm bringing that because she loves it too.  My husband (Axel) is bringing a delish spinach/artichoke dip (his specialty) and maybe we'll pick up a pie.  There really is no need for the pie because dad is making his special cheese cake.  YUM!!

I'll be honest and say that I probably won't even dress up nice.  I'll definitely wear something comfy incase hubby changes his mind about Black Friday.  This year he doesn't want to go, so I'm a little bummed about it.  Our 5th anniversary lands on Friday and as far as I know there is nothing planned.  I really don't expect any surprises, so it just might be a quiet Thanksgiving and anniversary... lol.

Enough blah.

We're on Day 23 of 30 Days of Christmas and with just one week left, I wanted to incorporate things I've learned this year, things I've received this year in RAKs or swaps, and new crafting styles that I've come to like/love.  

This card is very vintage'y.  Before April I had no idea dress forms were all the rave.  I remember back in January seeing these gorgeous pink dress forms at Michaels (for what I know now is dirt cheap), and I never thought to get it.  I was so attracted to it and every time I went to Mike's I picked it up and admired it.  So pretty.  Even when they were on sale for 50% off I didn't think to get it.  I desired to have it, but didn't really know if paying $8-$10 for some random iron decor that didn't really fit my style (at the time) was a smart investment.  Every few weeks I think about that dress form and one day I'll find it on eBay and get it.

In the mean time I find myself getting everything dress form that my eyes land on.  I love the style of it.  And I knew I wanted to incorporate that into a Christmas card, but I wasn't sure how.  As I cleaned my desk (which seems to be the moment when the light bulbs go off - lol) I remembered I had Printery paper from Prima and thought how it would make a nice vintage card.  So I pulled it out and got to work.

(click on photos to enlarge)

It was the perfect setting for a Parisianesque (I make up words all the time) card, and at first I had an eiffel tower Christmas stamp (that came out this year), but it didn't go... so I changed the layout (as I always do) and the perfect Christmas/Vintage/Dressform card was born!


[I'm starving]

So, yeah.  No brainer.  Everything you see you can kind of figure out what it is, but I will provide a list of supplies below.  

Thanks for spending your time checking this blog and stay tuned for the last 7 cards.  My goal is to WOW you!!  hehe.

P.S.  In case you don't log on tomorrow, I want to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving.  In honor of this special day, I'd like to give you the opportunity to have more entries for today's blog.  Just write what you are grateful for this year.  You can write one thing for each comment and have 87 comments, but only leave your email once.  I'll know who it is.. .hehe.  This comment section will be open infinitely until Nov. 30, so come back and comment if you think of something else you're grateful for.  It helps shuffle your replies too!! hehe... This should be fun.  Can't wait to read all your replies.

Here's the top 5 things I'm grateful for.

1.  My health & life.
2.  My husband, son and Daizy (puppy).
3.  My parents who live in Florida near us, cuz if it weren't for them I'd really feel lonely.
4.  The fact that I got to see and spend time with all my siblings this year.
5.  The new scrappy friends I've made.  You guys are dear to me and I appreciate your friendship.

Now go prep that turkey!!

x0, Damaris

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* Michaels black card & envelope
* Prima "Printery" paper pad
* Recollections cardstock
* Jenni Bowlin stick pins
* Tim Holtz dress form die
* Black acrylic paint
* WOC flowers
* Recollections flowers
* Handmade black flower by my twitter bestie Laura
* Fiskars "Christmas" stamp set
* Stampin Up large oval punch
* Fiskars estate punch
* Flower from Yeya.
* Brown pleated trim from Sharon.
* Brown stretchy trim from Etsy
* Cameo button
* Flat back pearls from Ana
* Crochet off white trim
* Doily
* Distress ink - vintage photo
* Distress tool


Sharon said...

Yay! I'm the first one to comment today, finally! Hahaha I'm always behind! Hehe.
Anyways, let's see, I'm thankful for a lot of things, which could make a whole book out of this comment section, but I won't bore you.... Here's just a few:
1. For my beautiful, fun, healthy, smart and energetic daughter who drives me insane, but whom I LOVE to death.
2. For my loving, supporting, and caring husband who puts up everything I do and does not complain too much about all the money and time I spend on crafting LOL
3. For the few family members whom I really get to call family because they are always there when I need them, and love me and mine.
4. For the opportunity God has given me to meet great people with my same interests, whom even though far away distance wise, are so close thanks to my beloved Internet LOL
Well, now this is getting long, huh? LOL
No, no in all seriousness, I am thankful for being blessed everyday with this life and everything in it, by my Heavenly Father, even though I know I don't deserve it.
Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Hey Damaris. I am grateful for alot of things. But I will list a few.
1. For good health.
2. Grateful for my 2 girls, whom I adore. Though they have some health issues, but for the most part are OK.
3. For a wonderful husband, which I adore and could not be any better to me.
4. For my family, mom, dad, sisters and brothers, whom I love dearly.
5. For my dog Roscoe. If it was not for him I would be lonely at home all day, since I am not much for going out. he keeps me company all day and is my companion.
6. Definitely for blogging friends. Whom leave me comments and I love to read and appreciate.
7. But mainly Thankful to GOD for giving me all of the above.
Your card is gorgeous. Very different from the other christmas ones you have shared, but yet nice.
PS. I called you yesterday.

sarajeank said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!!green bean casserole is one of my favs,thats so fuuny ive never cooked thanksgiving dinner either,just pitched in a little.i am thankful for :My life,waking up each morning.My 2 wonderful kids,and husband.my mother who has always been here for me no matter what.My friends and family.And Definatly God,without him nothing is possible.Now to this card,,,I LOVE IT!!!!Now this is my favorite if i was lucky enuff to get to pick one of your amazing cards this would be the top of my picks.but there all wonderful.I hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving.I cant be with my family this year for the first time ever because my husband has duty:[ but anywho happy thanksgiving to everyone who reads this.thanks D,sarah.

Darla said...

Another amazing card

jessica said...

Sharon beat me to the number 1 comment :) I was off running with my boys at the school and had your card up but just got around to commenting.
First I want to say that this is FAB!! I love the non tradtional Christmas colors, love the dress form and love the DP! Awesome job on today's card!!
There are a few things that I am grateful for...
1. My husband and my two boys! they are what keep me moving and shaking each and every day!
2. I am so grateful for my health. Last year a close friend of mine was diagnosised with breast cancer. It really hit home..I have always taken care of myself, my girlfriend also but when she was diagnosised it became all too real. I do have to say that she has been given the "cancer free" diagnosis which make this awesome!!
3. I am so grateful for all the amazing and talented people I can call my friends through blogging. You have been so very inspirational and I thank you for that!!
Have a very Happy Thanksgiving,a Happy Anniversary and hope you find some black friday deals!!

Dottie said...

what a cute card today! Very Parieianesque indeed!

I know I'll probably be on late tomorrow so I will go ahead and say Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family now.
Oh goodness, I am thankful for so many things this year:
1. I'm thankful for God's gifts.
2. I'm thankful for my husband and my son
3. I'm thankful for getting my health back slowly but surely.
4. I am thankful for naps (I need one today, ha!)
5. I'm thankful for you, Damaris, because you've inspired me to play with my stamps again.


Sonia said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! I hope your casserole turns out yummy. That is one of my fav things to make for Thanksgiving too! I love your card! The dress form is an elegant touch.

I am most thankful for salvation. In America we are so fortunate to still be able to serve the Lord Jesus freely.

I am thankful for my hubby and family and my friends!
I'm sure I'll think of more later.

for now, hugs! - Sonia
YT - tryingmyhand

kim.scrapper said...

First of all Damaris, what a beauty of a card. I am so in love with dressforms and you have used it so well in this card. I want to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving with your family. I have never had green bean salad but sounds good. Enjoy the special time you have with your parents and of course give my little man a big hug.

kim.scrapper said...

I am thankful for so many things. Here is my first one...I am thankful to call you a friend.

kim.scrapper said...

I am thankful for my wonderful friends and family.

kim.scrapper said...

I am thankful to have two wonderful jobs, both of which I love.

kim.scrapper said...

I am very thankful that I am able to doing that I love, craft.

kim.scrapper said...

I am very thankful to be going to the U.S. to shop tomorrow....lol

kim.scrapper said...

Hi, I'm here...which brings me to the next thing I am thankful for. I am thankful to have arrived safely to some Christmas shopping in the States.

Hopelynn said...

what i am grateful for:
1. wonderful husband
2. wonderful family
3. wonderful home
4. wonderful friends
awesome card! hugs Hopelynn

An'Jenic G. said...

Great Dress Form card! Love the dark color used. Happy Late Thanksgivng Thankful I found ya before it was to late.

1. My GOD who keeps me and guide my foot steps.
2. My Husband
3. My Kids
4. My Family
5. My Pets
6. My Crafts

An'Jenic G. said...

For got my email: jeria22@yahoo.com

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crafty jo said...

very vintage love it
im thankful for my family
my friends
all my scrappy friends
my health
hugs joanne