Friday, November 5, 2010

Fabulous Fall Blog Hop: Day 1

I want to say "Thank you" to everyone coming to hop with us!! Every wonderful and talented lady sharing with us for the hop is thankful for your visit!! 



Please remember to leave comments for the chance to win blog candy at the end of this three day hop!

I'll be having 7 prize packages to award on Monday, November 8th, 2010.

1. Goody bag #1 including fall themed card making supplies
2. Goody bag #2 including fall themed card making supplies
(donated by Sarah, Thanks so much!!)
(donated by Cri-kits, Thanks so much!!)
5. A wonderful fall related paper & embellishment bundle.
(donated by Oh My Crafts!, Thanks so much!!)
6. My Pink Stampers Cricut Fun Volume 2 DVD
 (donated by Robyn at My Pink Stamper, Thanks so much!!)
7. My Pink Stamper Winter Punnies Stamp Set.
(donated by Robyn at My Pink Stamper, Thanks so much!!)


On to the first Project.

This one is centered on family thankfulness!  It is a "we are thankful" jar.

The supplies I used include: 
A fall paper pack from Oriental Trading Company.
Doodlecharms cartridge (for the leaves)
Just Because Cards (for the sentiment frame)
My computer and printer for the sentiment
A recycled mini paint can - you can find them at the craft stores too.
A white gel pen






For this jar to work perfectly, I add LOTS of blank leaves (BO feature on Doodlecharms) and my kids, my husband, and I add the things we are thankful for.  We each fill out a leaf and add it to the "thankful jar".  I like my kids to add at least one leaf a week.  Ususally they add two to three leaves a week.




On Thanksgiving, we'll pull out one leaf at a time and read all the things we are thankful for. Sometimes they are "my toys", "my wii games" etc. but more often than not, they are things like "my friends" , "my teachers" and "my family".








Okay, that's my project for the first day of the blog hop.  Please hop along to the next stop to see what Jen has up her wonderfully crafty sleeves:


Here are the lineup of all fabulous ladies that will be sharing their talent:

Cheryl @ Cards by CG (That's me)

Jen @ Purple scrapbooker

Georgiana @ Carson's Cricut Creations

Star @ Stars Paper Passion

Yvette @ The Little Things

Celeste @ C.C's Cards and Crafts


Be sure to leave a comment to be entered to win some prizes and come back tomorrow for more fun and wonderful projects!

108 comments:

Debby said...

Love your fall can. Fall is my favorite time of the year with all the changing colors and the cool crisp air. Just a beautiful time of year.
angel hugs
Debby

Melissa said...

Cheryl, I love your can, but more importantly the meaning behind it! What a fantastic idea and tradition!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Scrapnatic said...

Very cute project!! I can't wait to see what else I find on this hop!

Darlene said...

WooHoo!! Fall Blog Hop! They are so much fun. I love your can! so sweet. TFS

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Darlene

JD said...

What a wonderful way to share the things you are thankful for. Thanksgiving is so often "passed over" as we move from Halloween to the Christmas season. This project is such a great way to enjoy that thankful spirit all month long! :-)

Rhonda Emery said...

super cute idea

jennyplace2 said...

What a wonderful ideal, and such a pretty can you made indead! TFS.

craftaholic said...

That is such a great Idea and very cute!! TFS!!
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Rexann

Cricut Chick said...

Thank you! I love this idea. I might steal it from you:)

Cricut Chick
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cricutchick@rocketmail.com

Debbie said...

this can is so pretty, love all the colors, I love this time of the yr, when the leaves are turning tfs Debbie @http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/
I am now a follower please visit me

Lesley from WI said...

I love this tradition. This is one that I may have to lift as this is a great idea!

Scrappy Heartz said...

what a great idea!! Must have one of those!! Thanks for sharing!!

Debbie Chapman
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Amanda Villarreal said...

What a great idea and its decorated su cute! thanks for the inspiration!

Celeste B. said...

So cute!!!! :) Thanks for letting me join! :)

The Purple Scrapbooker said...

I LOVE this idea!! Looks like I have a new project to start working on next week!!

Brenda said...

What an awesome idea. This could become a great "time capsule"

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Marianne said...

I really like this idea. It is a great way to remind us to be thankful for what we do have. Also a great tradition for Thanksgiving day. Thank you for sharing your project.

Marianne S.
sthquilter at gmail dot com

Debi said...

What a wonderful idea... I love it!

Thanks for sharing!
Debi

lamerlisa@hotmail.com said...

very cute idea!!!


Lisa
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Libby Beach said...

This is SUCH a cute idea!!! I am totally going to steal it as soon as my son is old enough to write (or at least tell us) what he's thankful for :)
~Libby

Dana said...

I love that idea!

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Carol said...

I love that idea, the colors are great. This is my favorite time of the year. Thank you for sharing. chale@gci.net

Ticketgoddess said...

This is such a perfect project for the season...I am going to put this on my list to do!! Thanks for sharing!!
Bev B
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Bonnie said...

What a cute Idea. I have cans and am always looking for things to do with them

TheCraftyKitchen said...

This is such a cute idea! I could see this being used in a classroom as well :)

Thanks for sharing!

Alma said...

What a great idea! I am going to have to try this with my own family! :)

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maystamper said...

Wow! I was impressed. When I first looked I thought, "How did she stitch that?" Then I read about the white pen. Wonderful job and great idea!

DEBBIE ORR said...

What a really cute idea!

Minta's Creations said...

I Love this idea!
Minta

mintab@gmail.com

http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

GoddessMychele said...

I love this idea! What a great way to get the kids (and adults) to remember all the abundance that we each have in our daily lives! Gorgeous paper too!

Becky said...

This is such a wonderful idea! I may have to use in next year since in Canada Thanksgiving has passed =)

*Star said...

That is such an awesome idea! I love all the colors and the papers that you used. I'm going to put one together for my family now. :)
Tfs and have a great day!

Jamie said...

this is such a cute and creative idea! I love how it turned out! Wish I could come up with an awesome idea like that! Thanks so much for sharing and the chance to win!
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Lindy said...

What a great idea. What a great way to get the kids involved and not to take things for granted. Love all the colors....TFS

hugs....

Holly said...

I love the idea, I will have to make one for my own family! Thanks for the great idea and the wonderful blog hop!

Colleen said...

This is great! I am doing my gratitudes on facebook status and would love a way to have my son do the same. PLUS I JUSt linked my doodlecharms to my new gypsy so now I have a way to use it! LEAVES!

Anonymous said...

That's a fantastic idea! I love it!

Jeannette Butler

Karen said...

What a wonderful project and a great idea to get everyone think about the "greatful" things in life. I want to do this at our Thanksgiving gathering. I can see this as a wonderful idea to do at church also. Thank you for this project. I know I will use this this year and years to come.

Frndly1 said...

What a great Ideal.

Manhattan Mandie said...

This is such a cool idea! You could even date the leaves and keep them in the can and look at them year after year. I think I'm going to try this :) Thanks for the inspiration!

Sugar Land Scrapper said...

Beautiful. The leaves blend in so well...looks natural to the paper. Thanks for the idea.

Lilygirl said...

What a super cute way to teach your children gratitude!! Great Job!!

Jean said...

This is very pretty and a great idea.

Esmommy said...

Love it, what a great idea. I love making altered Paint cans and these is a great idea. TFS
Tracy
NYGIRL199 at yahoo dot com

VeronicaA said...

What as fabulous idea. This helps everyone to focus on the more important things in life that money can't buy. We all had to learn that at one time or another. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win.
Veronica
vballen@comcast.net

Chris Wooten said...

wow thank you. i have current giveaways too, but bummed because can be in on those, lol.

now i have a new friend in you thanks,

chris
http://turnedgypsy.blogspot.com
mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

hectorhd517 said...

What a great idea! And a way to start a fall family tradition! Thanks for sharing and some great blog candy!
Kim
hectorhd517@yahoo.com

Jen said...

This is such a great idea!!! I've always wondered what I could make with these cans. :)
TFS
hugs,jen
jennyscards.blogspot.com

Marionment said...

What a pretty can!! Love the colors.
marionment@msn.com

2Ksmommy said...

Love this! I will be making one this weekend, so we can start our own tradition!

Janet said...

What a wonderful idea and very cute Thanks for sharing.

Emily said...

Very cute idea :) This would be a great one for the classroom!

Scrappy Jackie said...

I love this idea! At work we have a thanksgiving tree we put up. We own a Christian bookstore. A Christmas tree that customers can hang paper leaves/acorns/pinecones on with what they are thank ful for on the papers. I need to cut more out with my cricut. All our customers love doing this... It is such a joy to read some of them everyday!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is such a cute idea! Love the can!

Stephanie said...

That's a great idea. Simple enough for young children to participate .

Heather said...

This is a great idea! TFS!
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CricutLvr!! said...

Very cute project. Cant wait to see the rest of the hop! Have a great weekend.

Lisa J said...

This is such a wonderful idea! I love things that involve the family like this. And the colors are amazing! TFS!

Janice said...

Wonderful way to really get into the real meaning of Thanksgiving. The can is adorable.

Cindylu2u said...

Fantastic ideal!! Love your can!

A Scrap Above said...

Hi Cheryl~
Love your project, Fall is one of my favorite seasons, this Thankful can fits right into the fall season.
Thanks for the idea, wonder what my girls would think of it..
I am already a follower and LOVE all your projects.
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove at aol dot com

doris said...

What a fantastic idea! I love how it reminds the whole family to count their blessing all year 'round, not just on Thanksgiving. Thank you for sharing your project! :-)

Carol E. said...

What a fun decorated can. Love the idea of it and may have to scraplift. I'm always looking for new traditions for my family.
cjtj1999 at hotmail dot com

Peg said...

This is a great tradition for all families to start. Then fun to scrapbook the different years so families can enjoy looking back too.

Anna said...

Great project!!! Just wonderful!!! Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Jennifer said...

What a simply fantastic idea. TFS

stefeni said...

Great can and a cute idea. Great tradition.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

That's a great idea! We can modify it a little and use it for praise requests at church.

Darline W. said...

What a wonderful idea! I love the idea of sharing the things we are thankful for...thanks for the idea!

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

Fall is my favorite time of the year with all the changing colors and the cool crisp air. Just a beautiful time of year.
Rebecca Minor
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http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com

nineteen82 said...

This is a super cute idea. I love the use of the white gel pen.

scrappydappydoodler said...

really cute. have to tell the other teachers at daycare about this. cute take home for the kids.

Michelle said...

very cute Cheryl I made one of these as well for my scrapbooking class !!!
www.scrappinwithmybug.com

Kathy said...

What a great project and a great way to teach kids about being thankful! Thanks for sharing!

kmgillon at yahoo dot com

LeAnn said...

Wow! What a cute idea! I got the 'honor' of hosting Thanksgiving this year so this would be perfect!

Busy B said...

I'm thinking this thankful jar would be a great thing to have in my classroom! Cute, cute!

Brenda

Deb Long said...

I LOVE this project - what a wonderful idea!

Sharon said...

Beautiful job on the can!! What a wonderful and fun way to teach your kiddos about being grateful. I bet they are having tons of fun now and they will be so proud of themselves on Thanksgiving. I'm sure it will be a memorable holiday for all. Thanks for the blog hop!!!

Karenduch said...

first time hopper! found you through facebook and Oh My Crafts! It is great to see other peoples ideas to get inspriration! ladydevine73 at hotmail dot com

love the leaves!

Khristen said...

I'll side with the masses here, and say that I'm going to have to lift this idea, too. What a great way to bring thankfulness to the entire month! Adorable, love the addition of the white gel pen.

Jean said...

Such a great idea. Perfect for families everywhere.

Grams716 said...

Uh-oh....looks like everyone's a thief, thanks to your cute idea!! I'm liftin' too!

Tanya T said...

Wow, what a sweet idea! Thanks for sharing...looks like I'll be "lifting" this idea too! ;-D
-tanya
thomfam at inreach dot com

Trisha said...

Wow I love seeing new ideas done to house hold items. This is great and I bet the kids enjoyed it too.

Vicki said...

Wonderful idea. The can is cute. Thanks for sharing.

Nicole C said...

Adorable! Thanks for sharing the projects with us!

Faye Scott said...

This is such a cool idea, love it!
fayescott@rocketmail.com

Amber said...

Found you through Oh My Crafts. This bucket is such a great idea!!!

MICKEY said...

I love this project it is awesome.
The bucket is super cute.

Thanks for sharing
Mickey
migdaliadelvalle039@gmail.com

Karee Sue said...

What a cute project, I love it, I just love projects using leaves, and toss in fall colors, perfect.

Yvette said...

I absolutely love this. I might have to make it for my Thanksgiving Family Reunion. Thanks for the inspiration.

Chereazy said...

The paint can is such a cute idea. I am so inspired right now! Thanks!

jenni said...

I love your "thankful can"! I think the child's handwriting is so sweet, what a great thing for kids to do!

sucor said...

What a great idea! I love how you decorated it. Good way to get everyone involved to share what they are thankful for.

4kids4 said...

Those leaves from DC came out so cute! Don't you love to hear what kids are thankful for? Their leaves would be perfect items to scrap on a Thanksgiving page. :-)

Thanks for the hop!

~Sharon C.

Wendy said...

Very cute idea for Thanksgiving!

Denise said...

The Thankful jar is a great idea!
DeniseB

Lymari said...

so cute loved the can really cute idea!!!

Shawna Magrum Pederson said...

What an awesome idea! Thanksgiving seems to be overlooked in favor of presents and Christmas. How refreshing to actually do something that has actual meaning to the holiday! Thanks for the great idea!

Debbi said...

That is such a wonderful project! I love that you are encouraging thankfulness!!
*smiles*
debbi

teachU14 said...

Fantastic project and inspiration! I'll make a can for my family too.

Minta's Creations said...

I Love this project! What a great idea....
Minta

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Zoe said...

I love this one Cheryl! This is so meaningful for the kids to remember what they have to be thankful for. :)

Kerry--Momma K said...

Cute project. TFS
Kerry

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PinkBlingCrafter said...

Great idea!!Thanks for sharing:)

mbchoj said...

What a great idea for a family or classroom.
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BikerGranny said...

I'm not sure how I missed this post on Day 1 of the blog hop, but I'm sure glad I spotted it this time around. What an awesome project!! My Granddaughter is here this week and she loves playing with the Cricut. We're definitely going to make a Thankful Can tomorrow and spend the entire week putting our leaves into it, so we can read them on Thanksgiving Day (when she will also be here with us for dinner). :D

Thanks so much for sharing this project and all your other wonderful ideas! So glad I found this blog and will be dropping by regularly.

Mary
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donna habbibi said...

loved the project!!! its a nice idea

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