Saturday, November 19, 2011

Cooking With Cricut "Giving Thanks" Blog Hop

Welcome to Musings of a Crafty Mom and the “Giving Thanks” Blog Hop! 

If you've come from visiting Michelle at Michelle's Crafty Creations, you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to hop along with us, you can go to and start at the beginning. 
Today’s hop is all about Thanksgiving decorations – for your home and table.   

Do you ever have one of those weeks . . . you know the kind I'm talking about.  You have an important task to complete and you have everything ready to get busy and get finished early (for a change).  And then one thing happens, and then another, and then yet another and all of a sudden it's Friday --  the end of the week . . . So you know you have to buckle down and get finished -- no interruptions allowed!  Yeah, right!  The phone rings and a family member needs you NOW.   I had one of those weeks, compounded by a fibromyalgia flare up. 

And, darn it, I had some really cute projects to share, too . . .

Table decorations for the kid's table.

A mini banner to hang on the big mirror above our buffet.
So please check back in next week and see my completed projects -- I'm going to try my best to get them finished for Thanksgiving!

Now it's your turn!  Link up your Thanksgiving project at  Here are a few guidelines:
  • Must follow the challenge topic and use one of the free files provided at CWC.
  • Must be a NEW project for this challenge.  No back dated posts please.
  • Must have a link back to this post on your blog.
  • Must link your project post through Inlinkz and not just your blog.
  • Must use your Cricut in some capacity.
  • Must HAVE FUN!
  • You may gladly combine challenges . . . we love to pile it on TOO!
The Design Team will pick their three favorites and one lucky person will be chosen randomly to win one of the prizes being offered in this hop. There is also a prize for just leaving us a comment on the CWC blog. One catch, those leaving comments MUST be a CWC follower.  Each prize winner will receive a $10 gift voucher-download from 

Now head on over to see what Dalis at Stamper Girl has cooked up for you!
Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

~ Jen


Michelle said...

awww!!! Jen, I HATE those kind of weeks, only because I am sucha planner (to a fault) and I get all bent out of shape when I have a deadline and it seems all can go wrong. HOWEVER, those are gonna be SOOOOOO cute when they are done!! LOVE them already and can't wait to see the finished decos soon!!


Larelyn said...

Don't we all have those weeks! Your projects look adorable - I hope you get to complete them. Take care of yourself - that's important. You are so supportive and helpful to all of us - you are truly a blessing!

Anonymous said...

AWWWW Hope you have a better week this week.....

Elizabeth said...

Jen these "beginnings" look pretty darn cute!

Heather P said...

ha ha, I am having one of those MONTHS, LOL! Your projects look GREAT though!!
Heather :)

Charlotte said...

Oh Jen, I am sorry to hear about your week. It does sometimes seem to all hit at once. Well, I know the kids are going to love their dercoations on their table. And the banner will look great hanging. There isn't anything you have ever made that wa snot superub! Great blog hop here. I wish I could participated. Just a lot on the old plate this week.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Mad Crafter said...

Jen, please rest and take care of yourself. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help. You need to get better. That is what counts the most!! You know I can post if needed.

Dalis said...

oh girl, I hope you stop hurting soon, so you can scrap soon... I wanna see those projects finished!

-- dalis
CWC Chef

Mindy (Scrappy and Piggy) said...

Really cute! I'm sure the kids will love them. Also, GO GATORS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love UF too!

Mindy CWC DT

Nita said...

Aww Jenn, it stinks that your week was so tough, but will you be mad if I say it makes me feel better to know that I'm not the only one who goes through stuff like that? :) I can't wait to see your finished projects - I can tell they're going to be fantastic! :)


Melin said...

Hey there, I HATE those kind of weeks! Seems like that has been my life lately. Thank you....Thank you...THANK YOU!!! You are the best!!!!


JustYolie said...

Sorry about your fibro flare up, sending hugs & prayer your way. =) Your project looks adorable!

Debbie said...

I am sorry to hear about your tough week. I can't wait to see your projects, your talent always blows me away.

callyannc said...

Super fun! Cannot wait to see the rest! TFS CallyAnn