Monday, November 7, 2011

Designer Craft Connection Blog Hop

Yes, it’s another round of happy hopping with the Designer Craft Connection!
For this month’s hop, we have a surprise for everyone. Instead of you all getting just one round of fabulous ideas, you’ll be getting two!! Our first hop’s theme is Thanksgiving and our second hop that will take place on November 15th with a manufacturers challenge from Flip Pal. If you don’t know what a Flip Pal is, you’ll have to stay tuned to see what great ideas our designers have created with this wonderful machine! If this is your first time to the hop, all you have to do is click on the Designer Craft Connection blinkie on the right hand side of my blog. It will take you to all of the designers that are participating in our blog hop. And of course Julie McGuffee, our fearless leader will host another terrific giveaway! She will be giving away a Sizzix Sidekick with 2 sets of Sizzlets Alphabet Dies. To enter to win you must identify the blogs on the hop where a die cut has been used in the designer’s project. Go to Julie’s blog at  to list your answers. This is a great giveaway, so don’t be left out! Good luck!!!
Thanksgiving is almost here and I would like to ask, “What are you thankful for?” I would love to hear from you, so please leave me a comment on my blog and share your thoughts and feelings.
For me, that question has a few answers to it. Being a person who has lived all of her adult life with a chronic illness, Crohn’s Disease, I am thankful to be alive each year. After 51 hospitalizations and 21 surgeries, I always wonder if I’ll see the next year, but blessings and thanks to God, I am still here.

I am also thankful for my family, my husband Rich, my two children, Richelle & Michael and my mom, because without them I would not be here. They bring me so much joy and happiness. I’m thankful for my extended family and all of my friends. I am blessed to be surrounded by so many wonderful people. I am thankful for my fur kids, Ruby Renee and Coca Cola. They fill my life with laughter with al of the goofy things they do, like wet-nosed doggy kisses. I am so thankful for a lot of other things too, but it would take me days to list them all.

One more thing that I’m thankful for is spending time eating, drinking and laughing with my family at Thanksgiving dinner. Since most people spend the Thanksgiving holiday with their families, what would be a better way of showing them how much you love them by creating a beautiful  table setting for your Thanksgiving dinner! How great would it be to have a handmade dinner plate, a name card gift basket, napkin rings and candle decorations are exactly what you are getting with this great project. When I first created this table setting those were the thoughts going through my head.

So, when you’re sitting around in your craft room creating this beautiful project for your next Thanksgiving holiday, make sure you stop long enough to give thanks for all of the wonderful blessings in  your life. And please say a prayer or two for all of our service men and women who are away from their families during this holiday season.

Until next time…

Happy Hopping,

Stampin’ Queen Creations 
Give The Queen A Call!

Thanksgiving Table Setting

©2011  Lisa Rojas, Stampin’ Queen Creations


  • Glass plate
  • Glass candleholders
  • Taper candles 12”- Yellow
  • White card stock
  • White printer paper
  • Black dye based inkpad
  • Tan tissue paper
  • Faber-Castell chalk pencils
  • Miniature basket
  • Matte sealer
  • Aleene’s Reverse Collage Glue
  • Glue gun
  • Foam brush
  • Exacto knife
  • Black permanent marker
  • Autumn pattern paper
  • Napkin
  • Gold elastic thread
  • Rubber stamps-
  • Cornucopia, Acorn swag, Large Indian Corn, Turkey Banner, Turkey

1.   Stamp cornucopia one time and acorn swag four times on white printer paper with black inkpad. Stamp turkey and turkey banner once, and Indian corn two times on white card stock with black inkpad. Color all stamped images with chalk pencils and spray with sealer. 

2.   Cut out stamped images with Exacto knife. Wash and dry plate thoroughly. Turn plate over so the bottom is facing up. Using a foam brush, apply reverse collage glue to entire plate. Lay cornucopia and acorn swag images onto the plate. Cover images with reverse collage glue. Tear tan tissue paper into pieces and adhere to the plate, using reverse collage glue. Cover the entire plate. Repeat the process three times. Let dry 24 hours before using. Hand wash plate with a damp cloth after use. Do not put plate in the dishwasher. 

3.   For napkin ring, make a circle out of a strip of pattern paper and glue to the back of turkey image with glue gun. Fold napkin and slip through the napkin ring. Next, glue gold elastic thread to the back of the Indian corn images and slide onto the taper candles. For a different twist on the “name card”, write name on the turkey banner image and glue to the handle of a miniature basket. Fill baskets with candy for a treat your guest can take home with them!


Ann Butler said...

What a great post and wonderful project!

Einat Kessler said...

Very inspiring! I love the creativity and colors,a very festive table indeed!

beadphoria said...

Love how you brought everything together! You are amazing!

-Suzann Sladcik Wilson