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CC450 – Thanksgiving Card


cc450 thanksgiving

Happy Halloween!!

Colors for this week’s SplitcoastStamper’s Color Challenge are Baked Brown Sugar, Melon Mambo and Wild Wasabi; the dessert option is triangles. I came up with a Thanksgiving sunset. I sponged Melon Mambo and Pumpkin Pie inks onto Fabriano card stock.

Random, I know. A pink Thanksgiving card, who ever heard of such a thing?

Here is the back story:

A few weekends ago, Offspring3 finished reading “Carrie” by Stephen King (my original paperback copy bought in the 140 Village Shopping Center in 1975). We kept seeing previews of the new release of the movie, but didn’t want to pay to see it in the theater. (we are all rather frugal here) So, we found the original version of “Carrie” On Demand through our cable provider. Offspring3 thought the gym clothes and the prom clothes were HILARIOUS. Too bad I have pictures of me in clothing JUST LIKE THE COSTUMES.

My brother, two of my cousins & I  went to see the original “Carrie” movie on Thanksgiving night, 1976. I e-mailed one of my cousins (hi, Pati!) about the movie, she and I went back and forth a few times. Then my brother randomly e-mailed me, and I asked him what he remembered (not much). My cousin and I got a kick out of the missing pieces of my brother’s memory.

This is still random, right??

But really, Thanksgiving is on my mind. In my teens & 20’s, Thanksgiving was held at my parents house, both sets of grandparents, an aunt, and three cousins would come to our house for the big event (sometimes it was a three day affair!). We usually had a random extra person who would otherwise be all alone for the holiday. We ate at 3:00pm, cleaned everything up, put the ping pong table back in the basement, and would go out for a walk (sunset, if the weather was clear) around 5:00pm.

Aw, a family walk, how nice,  We must have been very health conscious back then. Not so much. The walk was to create enough room for the second helping of pie, which usually commenced at 7:00pm. (The third helping of pie was breakfast the next morning. )

Thanksgiving is here this year…I can’t wait for the pie!

(Card note:  At first, I thought the finished card looked primitive, which was OK. After 8 hours, I thought it looked silly, and I removed the green trees (without damaging the background). I think it would have worked better if I had a way to put at least one of the green triangles behind the row of bare trees, to give it multiple dimensions. Offspring3 tells me I am my own worst critic. Yep.)

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Fabriano, Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Baked Brown Sugar, Wild Wasabi, inks – Stampin’ Up! Baked Brown Sugar, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, die – Papertrey Ink, gold cord – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

2 thoughts on “CC450 – Thanksgiving Card

  1. I like you stories and behind the scenes thought process. You should include more.