Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011 planner tutorial with a linking party!

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Hi Everyone,
I know it’s hard to believe it’s only 8 days until the big day for Thanksgiving 2011! If you are still looking for ideas for this holiday rest assure we will continue providing easy ideas for you from our guests.
I want to thank everyone who joined us last week to make this party one of the best we’ve had so far, over 400 of you chose to party with us whoohoo! I want to thank you for making this party Rawk every week, I added so many links onto my favorites, created a new categories: Do now, do Later, Do someday, Revisit for special occasion. By the time I was done I had over 100 links on my favorites.

This week we are going to have a very fun festive party!
We are looking to have at least 500- 1000 links in our party this week. and want to make it fun.
Here’s how it will work
  1. Be a follower of this blog
  2. Each increments of 50 will receive a little gift Example project #50, 100, 150, 200, 250, 300, 350, 400, 450, 500, etc. if it’s you email me at cuttlebugchallenge@gmail.com
Feel free to link up as many projects as you want :)
Do now: includes this scarf I will be making for my family up north. Another do now is this amazing watch tutorial. Do later: all my crafty friends will be getting this ornament for Christmas!
This bathroom is my dream bathroom for someday, must find TV trays for this idea.
some of my Special Occasion: Trifle, Tiramisu pancake, this brunch idea
We are looking forward to your creation this week as we count down to Thanksgiving! Will this week be the week we finally hit 500 links? Tell your friends about our awesome parties!
Please help us welcome Lori Hairston with an easy planner that can be use for Christmas as well and pass down to generations to come.

IMG_0419I am Lori Hairston,  live in OKC with my husband, Dennis, in an old house that will shortly have its 102nd birthday!   Our daughter, Lauren, inherited our love of old things and whenever we get a chance, we're out antique hunting.  That love of old things comes through in my creations.  I love creating with vintage images!

Maggie is highlighting Thanksgiving themed creations for the month of November.  Dennis and I began cooking Thanksgiving dinner for our family a few years ago.  Our notes and recipes are all over the place, so Dennis asked me to create a book that could house all of our important Thanksgiving dinner papers.  So, I came up with this Thanksgiving planner.   Warning  - there are quite a few pictures!

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I'm not quite through with it - I need to add our recipes, pictures, and lists.  I plan on doing that sometime this weekend...or at least before Thanksgiving!  The planner is full of little goodies that make me happy:   like vintage images,and pockets.  

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I delivered several of these to friends at the beginning of the week and it was so nice to hear how excited they were at the thought of having a keepsake to pass on to their children. 
This pocket is made with a brown lunch sack - simply folded up and sewn.

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 I was able to use my vintage, really thick bingo cards to create one of the pockets - love that! I can't wait to get started on the next stage of adding all of our traditional recipes and all the little notes that we've made to make cooking all that wonderful food easier!
Thank you for having me, Maggie!
Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Congrats to all the ladies and here’s your badge for your blog.  We had such amazing ideas we couldn’t stop at merely just 5 :)


Please click on the pictures to visit their blogs, leave a comment for them by saying
Passionately Artistic sent you!
Thank you ladies for sharing your talent with us this week!
A whimsical wreath to welcome your guests!

These colours are so yummy.

This is just ingenious!

This will be perfect to make and give to each guest to take home!

Beautiful Tablescape!

One day I want to know how to create furniture redo like this!

This amazing dress!

Wreath anyone?

Pumpkin anyone?

Such a decadent way to end a meal!

Would you like to be featured?

Welcome to our weekly linking party, where you get to showcase your art for free!

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Well, it's where you get to feature your creations just by linking them here. Yep ... that's it. Simple right?  Just a few rules to follow:
  1. Be a follower if you are not one already. Grab our badge on the right --------> for your blog while you're at it. Link any projects YOU have created.
  2. No giveaway linking please. There's no limit to how many items you can link. Link parties are all about linking. So visit a few of the other links to discover new friends and link, link, link.  This is FREE advertising for your projects!
Please be kind and link back to this party on your posts. Invite  your friends on Facebook or Twitter about the party, the more the merrier!


Inspirational ideas from our design team!

Davi Reid

Don’t forget those luv ones that are celebrating a birthday this month, be inspired by Davi beautiful card!


Thank you so much,

Don’t forget to sign up to be follower we are looking for #5575  if it’s you email  us at cuttlebugchallenge@gmail.com, when you come on the blog look on the right side on top of the Google friends it tells you what number followers we have, as of this writing we have 5500 wonderful followers :)

Here's the link of the linking party  to use for your blog, Twitter, and Facebook updates http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/11/thanksgiving-2011-planner-tutorial-with.html

Ps don’t forget the giveaway from Jaima.


Laura/Hayestone/Design Share said...

Hi Maggie! Thanks for the invite to join the link party. First time here, but won't be the last! Cheers

DeniseAngela said...

Hi there Maggie! thanks for stopping by my blog for a vist & the invite...looking forward to the inspirations!

Allison said...

Maggie! Thank you so much for the invite! I have linked up and am now following! Small world, I live in OKC too. I love meeting fellow Oklahoma bloggers. :)

Amy @ Pounds4Pennies said...

Thank you so much for inviting me to your linky party! Great site. It always makes me wish I had more time to create more of these wonderful things.

DIY Addict said...

Hi Maggie! thank you so much for featuring the infinity dress. I really appreciate it. Great party! and I am still partying.

Carole @ Blue Chateau Interiors said...

Hi Maggie,

Thanks for the invite to the party. I've linked my 100-yr-old kitchen renovation progress. :)

Lyuba @ Will Cook For Smiles said...

Thank you so much for hosting your party!!!

Veronica said...

Hi and great to meet you! So happy you stopped by my blog and invited me over to join in! Thanks a span and am following now!
Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds

Veronica said...

Hi and great to meet you! So happy you stopped by my blog and invited me over to join in! Thanks a span and am following now!
Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds

Redo 101 said...

Love love love that little keepsake book, and I soooo want to make one. What a treasure! Thanks for hostessing the party!

Carole P said...

I love this book! thanks for sharing it with us!

Rachel W K said...

thanks again!!! that is a beautiful journal, so many lovely details!

Judee @ Gluten Free A-Z said...

I love the Thanksgiving journal idea and it is so beautiful. I'm enjoying all the great link ups too.

Cecilia said...

Oh, thank you SO much for featuring my Pears in Red Wine! I really appreciate it!!! I would love to add your 'I've been featured' button to my blog sidebar but I cannot seem to get the code, please let me know what to do!

Trish @MomOnTimeout said...

A journal is such a great idea. Thank you so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday! Hope to see you again tomorrow :)
-Trish @ Mom On Timeout

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Hi Maggie! Thanks so much for these great features and for hosting this great party! I am glad to link up!

Jen @ Creating with the J's said...

Thanks for hosting. Thanks for the email earlier today too! I LOVE the looks of the Thanksgiving planner. I've linked up a framed project! Thanks again!

Ami w/AliLilly said...

OH MY GOSH!! Thanks so much for featuring my wreath!! It totally made my night to see it on your blog!!! :) :) :)

Vixen said...

Thanks so much for featuring my ornaments!! Awesome features!!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Thank you for hosting..I look forward to visiting a lot of the other link-ups. I have linked up my 'chandelier in bloom'. New follower. Happy Thanksgiving!

Jenn "Rook No. 17" said...

Thank you for hosting and for all the inspiration, Maggie!

Also, thank you for visiting my Owl Mobile post and inviting me to link-up. I'm sorry I was such a slowpoke, but I'm glad that I made it for this week's party!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Jenn/Rook No. 17

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