November 28, 2010

A Vegas Thanksgiving

 
I live in Utah. I always host Thanksgiving- which I do love- but as most of you may know, hosting Thanksgiving consists of countless hours of preparation, shopping, cooking, decorating- more cooking, and then... the day comes, and its gobbled up in about 10 minutes. I am now tired just writing about it!

This year.. my baby sister got married = her turn to host!
All the fam drove to Vegas where she is living with her new husband. 
Kelene dances for Donny & Marie at the Flamingo. I have seen this show a handful of times. My little 8 year old, Noah, wanted to see it- and surprisingly, he loved it!

*off subject* I love Michael Jackson. Great little piece of trivia here: Puppy Love was intended for Michael Jackson, not Donny! RIP Michael.
Any Dancing with the Stars fanatics out there? If you go to the Donny and Marie Las Vegas show- you will find Donny's mirror-ball trophy from his 9th season win. Marie was on DWTS the year before, received 3rd place. Her glass case shows off her doll. :)
There were 13 of us in my little sisters apartment for Thanksgiving Dinner- being "together" with family was an understatement!

The little boys wrestle, little girls color & the big boys show off their bellies... wow.

*off subject* My Mother has come to "expect" a year in review photo book each Christmas- it just adds to the stress, but somehow I get er done. The first one I gave her she cried tears of joy, now I am just in trouble if its not under the tree.

I took little Jaycee's photo from above and created this 10x10 layout for the 2010 G'ma Photo Book.  I am only half way done- argh. I am using Cinzia Loosemore's Grateful Heart layered 12x12 Album this year- love it.


After creating this Thanksgiving word-overlay, I figured, I may as well let you all download it!

You can download the overlay for free HERE.
Hope you had happy thanksgiving all over the world!

-Chari

19 comments:

  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [29 Nov 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  2. GREAT freebie- thank you!

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  3. Thank you Chari! It looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Love the overlay! :)

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  4. beautiful overlay! thanks so much.

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  5. Th♥nks for sharing and H♥ppy Holidays!

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  6. Love this LO..Did you use a mask to blend the photo? It looks fantastic!

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  7. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 6 post on Nov. 29, 2010. Thanks again.

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  8. Hi Sharon- I should have mentioned that I did use a Jessica Sprague mask, but played around with it and also adjusted the layer styles/ blending modes.
    thanks for the luv:)

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  9. It's FAB Chari! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. This is incredible. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Thank you for the freebie! And, can I just say that I am jealous! I love Donny! Hubby and I saw the show in Vegas a couple years ago. It was awesome!

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  12. Just went to Vegas in October with all my daughters. Stayed at Flamingo. Sorry I did not take time to see D & M. Next time. Thanks

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  13. I want to go see D&M! That would be so much fun. Your family all looks exactly alike, it's so fun to see a bunch of Chari look-alikes! Great overlay, too! :)

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  14. Just gorgeous. Thanks so much.
    `Elaine

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  15. When you do 10x10 prints for your gma books, what kind of album do you put them in? I really like the 10x10 size, but can't find sheet protectors anywhere! Or do you just do a press printed book for the grandparents?

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  16. Hi Sue! Yes, we ALL think 10x10 would be a great size if someone would please manufacture the binders and page protectors!
    (we have suggested this to a few companies that carry albums)
    For these g-ma books- I printed them here as a bound book. And yes, I only do bound books as yearly gifts- they wouldn't hold up as our families "daily" scrapbook:)
    Until the 10x10 arrives- I am personally scrapping as 12x12:)
    -Chari

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  17. Thanks, Chari! P.S. My hubby is one of Kenny's old bike cronies (we live up in Wyoming now)- if you or your hubby read Eldon's blog, Dan's handle is Botched Experiment. I found PP totally independently of my connection to Kenny and was delighted when I discovered Kenny was co-owner. What you guys are doing is genius and you do a fabulous job with the website and blog!

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  18. Sue- Small world! Thanks for feedback! Come by and say hi next time you are in Utah!

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