Hello! Welcome to the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. If you're anything like me, you'll be cooking quite a bit today. But maybe you'll have some time for scrapbooking, too, and maybe this idea will help you find an embellishment or two.
Last Mother's Day, my daughter gave me a vase she bought at Anthropology. All spring and summer, I kept different flowers in it, but for fall I decided to go with a simple sprig of autumn leaves. I've had it this way since September and I swear, every time I walk past it I smile a little bit. Mostly because she knows me so well. (I have a little obsession with black and white/cream/pale grey/beige.)
But also because it just looked so pretty!
The other day, I decided I'd use it to inspire a scrapbook layout. I've been making a lot of Thanksgiving layouts this month, and I was feeling a little bit tired of the usual leaf/turkey/browns motif. Grey, black, cream and orange felt perfect with these photos:
I wanted to stay true to the simplicity of the decoration, so I didn't add a lot, but here is what I came up with:
I made the flowery stem in the vase by cutting the letter Q out, using the dingbat font Hollhock and my Silhouette. (I've been wanting to do that forever!)
So here's a little challenge: take a break from cooking to wander around your house for a few minutes, looking for inspiration in your home decor. Maybe even take a few notes for ideas you want to use soon. Then put them to use and share them!
And let me wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving, if you're American. It's my favorite holiday, so tomorrow I'll be reveling in gravy and rolls and stuff and of course pie!