Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Thanksgiving showcase tutorial with a linking party!

Hi Everyone,

This month we are showcasing fun, practical projects. Please be sure to come back as we feature our guests with fabulous ideas for your Thanksgiving, and to make them feel welcome please leave a comment to welcome our guests that are creating fabulous projects for you.

If you would like to be a guest blogger  for the month of January all you have to do is link up, email me at cuttlebugchallenge@gmail.com. We will select 20 guest bloggers to feature.




Please help us welcome Kelli from the turquoise piano as our guest today, sharing a beautiful centerpiece for Thanksgiving that will not break the bank.
Hello!  I'm so excited. I was asked to share something about Thanksgiving so I chose this DIY decor project. 
I am all about decorating on a budget without things looking cheap.  That's where the thrift store and some decoupage come in handy.  I purchased this platter at the local thrift store for under $5.  I really like it for Thanksgiving/fall because of the corn husks etched in it.
I wanted the platter to be a clear orange so I mixed 2 tbsp. of decoupage with one drop of red and three drops of yellow food coloring.  I painted the mixture onto the bottom of the platter.
I was a little nervous at first because it went on the color of orange frosting.
But "thank" fully it dried the color I wanted -- clear orange.  I purchased some split peas in the bulk section of our local grocery store and placed the apples on top.
Then I filled this little vase thingy with split peas.  You can get this type of vase at thrift stores for under $2.

One home staging tip that I'm going to give you today is to tie rooms in with each other.  That's why I did this next project, to go with this R that is on my mantle -- which you can see from the dining room (tutorial here).

I had left over [dollar store] leaves from the project so I started gluing them together...

...and ended with this, which I placed in the middle of the dining table.

I filled the vase with green and yellow split peas and placed candles all around and one inside the vase.

And now the kitchen and dining areas tie into each other, as well as the living room to the left of the dining.


And it all cost less than $10 because I used stuff I already had and a little something from the thrift store.



Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Thank you for reading this post and thanks, Passionately Artistic, for having me over there! 




Congrats to all the ladies and here’s your badge for your blog.

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!

Wow this is a great recipe to give your guest after Thanksgiving and the best part in can be done in huge amounts in the crock pot.



After creating a wonderful meal for your guest how about a little bit of pampering for yourself with this sophisticate updo!



Beautiful card!


Beautiful tablescape for any occasions



Wow what a fantastic project.




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


Davi’s gorgeous booklet!




Have a fabulous week,

Don’t forget to sign up to be follower we are looking for #5425  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 5403 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-showcase-tutorial-with.html.

Ps don’t forget the giveaway this week from Jaima.


Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Hi Maggie! Imagine my surprise when I came over to link up for this week, and saw my dining table featured!! Thank you so much!! You have truly made my week!! All of the other features are great, as well; and I am happy to link up! Thanks, again!!

donatella said...

thanks for hosting! love that centerpiece :)

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About Me said...

Thanks so much for reminding me about your awesome linky party, I'm linked up now and off to visit some of the others. BTW I added your blog to my "linky party blog roll" so I will get the notice next week!

Danielle said...

Thanks so much for the feature:>

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Thank you for visiting my site and for directing me to this impressive site which I am now following (but am not #5425!). I have linked up.

Amy said...

New follower. Thanks for the invite to link up!

Amy @ A Little Nosh

Kirsten- The Foreign Domestic said...

Thanks for the invitation to post!

Rachel W K said...

thanks for such a great linking party! i always find such great things here every week :)

EvA. . . said...

Hey Maggie thanks for stopping by and for having me! Awesome blog! Current follower :)

Amy said...

Hi Maggie,
Thanks for stopping by my little blog and inviting me to your great linky party!
I'm your newest follower!


Lyuba @ Will Cook For Smiles said...

Thank you for inviting me! And thank you for hosting!

Laura @ digiartcafe.com said...

Thank you Maggie for stopping by my blog and for the invitation to join the linking party! Love your blog!

Alexis @ we like to learn as we go said...

Thanks for letting me know about your linky party! I linked up my fringe scarf. I'm a new follower!

June Scott said...

Thanks for the invite, Maggie!

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

So much talent. I love all the inspiration and different crafts I see here.

Our Delightful Home said...

Thanks for hosting! I am your newest follower.

~Mrs. Delightful

Trish @MomOnTimeout said...

Just linked up my Candy Corn Fudge and I'm your newest follower - #5425!

Kelli @ The Turquoise Piano said...

Hi Maggie,

I was wondering if you got my picture. I sent it and the html again yesterday. Maybe my emails are being sent to spam or something.

Kim@Made in a Day said...

Thanks for leaving me a message and letting me know about your Link up! I joined and I am following you now!!
Kim @madeinaday


Rebekah Greiman said...

Thanks for inviting me to your link party! I added Split Pea Soup Recipe, a Video for a DIY Spinning Composter and my Master Bath ReDone! It's been a busy week! I'll be back next week, if not sooner, with new projects. Yeah!

Little Treasures said...

Dear Maggie,
It was so sweet of you to drop by at my blog with such a lovely invitation! Thank you! I am linking to your party and will have to go through some fab links I've spied.

Lindsay said...

Thank you very much for the invite! I am happy to link up!

Miss KatieK♔ said...

Hi thanks for stopping by Lilly and Boo, i'm all linked up as you asked for me to show off my bag:)

Thankyou for hosting x

Katie from lillyandboo.blogspot.com

Suzy Myers said...

Thank you for the invitation!


Ruth said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and inviting me over. I love the projects. So many great ideas. Love the tub with the wood around it.


Andria said...

Hiya. Thanks for the party invite and stopping by my blog!

weissbunt said...

Thanks for the invite Maggie, I am always up to a good Linky Party and am happy to follow as well ;-).

Richa said...

Thanks for dropping by and inviting me.. i linked up my Tiramisu pancakes which are guiltfree and vegan!:) perfect for this holiday season.

love these tutorials.. simple and so cute!
Richa @Hobby And More Food Blog

c.w.frosting said...

Thanks for inviting me Maggie! I'm already a follower!

-caroline @ c.w.frosting

Kim said...

Thank you for the invitation! I'm also a new follower :D

Gen said...

Awesome party! Thanks for the invite. www.cabinfeveredgem@blogspot.com

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

Thanks for the invitation! I am a new follower! Thanks for hosting, have a great rest of the weekend! Jen

Miss Charming said...

Thanks for the party! (New follower.)

Jessica Nicely said...

Hello from your latest follower! :) Thank you so much for inviting me to party!! :)

Kimberly said...

Thanks for dropping by and the invite! I'm now linked up and following! -Kimberly @ fromatosneed.com

Mom Daughter Style said...

thanks for the invite, I linked up and I followed your blog

Megan said...

Hi Maggie! Happy to share my fabric envelopes with your readers - thanks for asking! Joined as a follower!

Simply AJ said...

Maggie... Thanks so much for the invite. What a great blog and fun party!! AJ@queenofmynest

ps... new follower :)

Angela said...

now following....I tried displaying your button but it's not working properly. I'll try again later :)

thanks for visiting me and telling me about this great party!


Jessica said...

Thanks for the wonderful comment you left on my blog :) I will be sure to sign up to follow you! Thanks for the great link up, there is tons of great ideas!

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

Thank you so much for the invite! I can't wait to see all the wonderful projects. Thanks for hosting too :)

Curtains In My Tree said...

well soon as I get my pillows finished I will be back to show my redo off.
a lot of creative things going on over here

Elizabeth said...

First time linking up with you - LOVE your blog! I could spend hours looking at all the beautiful projects here :) Thanks for the invite!!

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Hey there -- I'm having link issues (my computer, not your site) so I'll come back next week to link up. Just wanted to say hi and that I'm your newest follower.


Ami w/AliLilly said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment and for inviting me over!! :) :) :)

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Thanks for your kind comments on my blog and the invite to your party. I'm following you now and enjoying all these great projects. Thanks!

DIY Addict said...

Hi Maggie, thank you for visiting me and leaving such wonderful comments. thanks for the invite. I am your new follower and I am partying here too.

Desire Empire said...

Thanks Maggie for letting me know about your party. I am following now so hope not to misss it again. Looks like a good one...Lots of inspiration here.

Tiaras & Bow Ties - Think Smink said...

Thanks for inviting me to visit and link to your party! New follower!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Hi Maggie! Thank you for the visit and the sweet comment @TheDedicatedHouse! It means the world. Just linked up and have become a follower. Thanks for letting me know about your party. Hope your evening is grand! Toodles, Kathryn

Mo 'Betta said...

Thanks for the invite! Great linky party going on, can't wait to explore so many different ideas! I linked up my pumpkin cornbread...it's been pumpkin crazy around here :)

South Bay Studio said...

Thank you for letting me know about your link up party by e-mail, I am a follower now.

by pure said...

thx for invite! i am your fallower now.

{Junk in their Trunk} said...

Thanks for the invite!! I linked up and would love for you to link up at our party as well!! junkintheirtrunk.blogspot.com.2011/11/link-it-up-wednesday_08.html

Cuisinart MultiClad Pro | toolsforkitchens said...

Thank you for inviting me to your festive party! What an amazing collection of creativity! I shared a Pennsylvania Dutch hog maw recipe today. Thank you for hosting us and have a great week!

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

New follower and I linked up my porject 409. I accidentally linked the wrong post (408) but then posted the correct one. Thanks for hosting.

Cuisinart Elite Food Processor said...

Hi, Maggie. I shared a candied sweet potatoes recipe today. Thank you for hosting us again and have a great week!

Erin said...

thanks for suggesting i link up! I linked up the 100 calorie pumpkin pie cupcakes.

Tasha said...

Maggie, Thanks for the invitation to join the link up party. It turns out I was a little late. :( Maybe I can share my next project with your readers.

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