Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge 75 - Christmas Poinsettia Place Cards
I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend. We got so much packed in that to me it felt like a whole week! I'm glad to be out of the kitchen and back in my crafty room having some fun! Leave it to Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge to think of everything you need for the holidays! We've had sketches for cards, tags, and now place cards! If you'd like to play along you can get all the details here: http://waltzingmousesketchchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/11/challenge-75november-26-2011.html
Seeing the sketch design brought back special memories for me. My family has been putting place cards on the table for as long as I can remember now. Every Christmas I pull out my Lenox Holiday china, flatware, and linens to set the table. To keep the kids busy when I was cooking I would ask them to create some fabulous place cards to put on the table. I would praise them for their lovely art work and penmanship and ability to spell every guest's name correctly. It was always special for me to see a card with "mom" written in their handwriting at my place. In fact my mom and other guests would be so pleased with these special projects that they would take them home.
Now, my daughter is in college, and my son is in high school and they aren't so interested in helping out mom around the holidays. That's ok - we still find special things to do together, but now the place cards are mine to make. And if their nice enough, maybe a guest or two will take them home : ) !!
I double cut the poinsettia leaving off a few petals to keep the size down, colored white pearls with Copic YR12 for the flower centers, added some tiny jingle bells in a jump ring on the bow, and made a multi loop peg bow to finish this place card up. I hope you are playing along! I'm looking forward to seeing all the different place cards!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Big Bloom Poinsettia, Holiday Labels 14, Picnic Patterns