Monday, November 4, 2013

Notepad Holder ~ Fall Leaves (post #2)

Every year one of my best friends invites us to Thanksgiving dinner at her parent's house.
If she doesn't invite us her parents get upset with her.
They tell her we need to be there because we are "family".
This touches my heart more than they will ever know.
I've always considered them my adopted parents and to know they feel the same is priceless.
When I was making this it struck me that it would make a wonderful little hostess gift to give them to let them know how thankful I am to be included in their wonderful family.
I am going to make one to match their house color scheme.

*Sentiment stamp from V.I.P 1999
*Scallop circle cut using the Spellbinders Lacey Circles die set.
*2 in. circle cut using a Marvy Uchida punch.
*1-1/2 in circle cut using a Fiskars punch.
*Design paper from the Martha Stewart 12x12 Classic Woodland paper pad.
*Stazon Timber Brown stamp pad.
*Mini pen and notepads from Staples.

May your day always be filled with love.
Crafty hugs,

Please join me and play along with these terrific challenges!
Cuttlebug Mania Autumn
Hiding In My Craft Room #122 Fall colors
Cardz TV Thankful
Path of Positivity #8 Thankfulness
Creative Inspirations Paint Thanksgiving {hostess gift}
Curtain Call Welcome home photo inspiration {wreath}
Perfect Sentiments Fall or Halloween
Sentimental Sundays #179 Falling into autumn
V's Sweet Ideas #17 color theme {red, brown, sage green, golden yellow}
Eureka Stamps #64 Fall leaves or feathers
2 Creative Chicks #8 Thanksgiving {hostess gift}
Every Day Is An Occasion Sunday Funday #15


  1. Lovely gift idea. You are making that simple paper really elegant.

  2. What a lovely gift and the paper is so pretty. Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania x

  3. What a wonderful gift Dragonfly that you are giving to your "adoptive parents!" It is so unique and skillfully done. I'm not sure how you made this, but love the holder for the pen/pencil. I am sure they will be so happy to receive this gift when most people are used to food/wine/flowers as a gift when a guest arrives. Your colors are so greatly autumn/thanksgiving and your sentiment is simple yet right on! Thanks for coming to Path of Positivity Challenge. We are very happy that you did! Soulfully Yours, Samara DT POPC

  4. LOVE your notepad! It looks fabulous! I love the paper you used and the doily is perfect!!! Thanks so much for joining us over at HIMCR this week!!!

  5. Love your little notepad. Great job. Thanks for playing along with the Eureka! Stamps Challenge this week.

  6. An awesome thank you gift.
    This is so perfect for our THANKFULNESS theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    {Path of Positivity DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  7. Beautiful!! I had a friend send me one of these and I still treasure it!! Such a fabulous gift for anytime of year!! Thank you for sharing it with us at Sentimental Sundays.

  8. What a GREAT gift idea!!! They are going to LOVE it! Thanks for joining us at Hiding In My Craft Room this week. Hope to see you again soon. (and Good Luck!!!)

    Kathy HIMCR DT

  9. What a wonderful idea and such a lovely gift - just right for our Thankfulness Challenge :-) Thank you for playing along with us at the Path of Positivity :-D

    IKE x
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  10. What a lovely present in pretty Autumn colours. Thank you for joining in with our Autumn challenge at Cuttlebug Mania x

  11. They will love the hostess gift, not only for its prettiness but that you made it with love. Now that's something to be thankful for!!

  12. How lucky you are to have a second family. They will treasure your gift! Thanks for joining the challenge at Creative Inspirations Paint. Julie, DT member

  13. Beautiful!!
    Thank you for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  14. Great project!

    Thanks for joining the Cardztv Design Team!

  15. Hey D~,

    It is wonderful that you have people that you can count on as being your 'adoptive parents' it must help to know there is someone else you can turn to for advice when you are missing your mom.

    The little hostess gift you have created is simply darling. I'm sure that it will be received in love.

    This month is the perfect time to be creating projects that express gratitude with Thanksgiving right around the corner in the US so I am glad that you had the opportunity to join us again this month on the Path of Positivity. It is always nice to see your wonderful creations.

    May you always have something to be thankful for!

    Lisa D., Owner

  16. That is such a sweet project. Totally love how you have made it to show how thankful you are for them.

    Thanks for joining our monthly challenge here at Path of Positivity challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky


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