Thursday, December 1, 2011

Homer and a Bit of Bling - A Thanksgiving story

This week's Less Is More challenge is a recipe - use a bit of BLING.

Well, I always brine my turkey for Thanksgiving, which involves putting the bird in a bath of wonderful things like cider, herbs, apples, carrots, etc. for 3-4 days. I have no room in my refrigerator for the large bucket that he needs to sit in, so my friend Dee boards my bird in her spare fridge every year.  After Thanksgiving every year, the bird sends Dee a thank you note, and gives her a little gift. It's very funny.  So this is Homer the Turkey's card for Dee.

I had these beautiful leaves in my stash of this and that - I made them a looooooooooong time ago when trying out the emboss resist technique, and never used them.  I think the leaf stamps are from Hero Arts, but I am not sure.  I mounted them on red then brown, and added a little jute. To add a little interest and texture, I embossed 2 score lines on top and a zigzag sewing line.  My bit o' bling is to the left of the sentiment - green self adhesive crystals.  The card has been sent along with a little gift of truffles and goat cheese to Homer's boarder.  Now on to Christmas.  I have very few cards made.  Gotta switch into gear now, or give it up for this year. Fa La La La La!


June Houck said...

I like the name Homer for a turkey. My grandma always lets me name the turkey every year, but I have never chosen "Homer"…"Hubert" once, but that's as close as I ever got to "Homer." I am so glad your birds have such nice manners as to write thank you notes :)

Hooray for using old stash (leaves)! Once again, you rocked the LIM challenge.

xo a big Stephanie fan

Tonje said...

What a great entry to the challenge. I love the card!

Kathyk said...

Fab story - LOVE the card too


Chrissie said...

Homer made a very good card Stephanie!
I love that leaf treatment, super card.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Christine said...

Great card!

Aileen said...

Gorgeous card. Love the leaves and zig zag line. Isn't Homer clever! x

kingstonmama said...

This is beautiful! Those leaves are just gorgeous, and the little details like the bling and the stitching make it extra special. Cute turkey story, too. :) Ann Y.

Jenny said...

So you got the turkey making your cards now girlie!!! Is time that tight?? Hehe

I love the rustic charm of the distressed paper and knotted string to go with the pretty leaves :)

Good to see you here again!
Jenny x

Karen said...

Homer is one very creative turkey! Gorgeous and so different Karen x

Carole Campanile said...

Wow Homer did a fine job on this card. And not a bit of turkey-scratching!!
Yes, I know ... lame; but I have a headache so I'll use that as my excuse. ;)

Truly wonderful card Stephanie, well done.


Susan said...

You obviously have a very well mannered turkey, Stephanie! I didn't have to cook Thanksgiving dinner this year...only the second time this has happened in 30 years! It was a GOOD day! LOVE your thank you card...and you managed to use us some of your stash...way to go!

Karen said...

Stephanie, I've just found out what CASE'd means - you're welcome to do this hun, thank you for your lovely comments on my blog Karen x

Mandi said...

Terrific card Stephanie, those leaves are stunning

Thanks so much
mandi LIM

Shirley said...

A really lovely Fall/Thanksgiving thank you card!