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***THANKSGIVING DAY PROMOTION!***

***HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU ALL!***

I hope you’re having a lovely, cozy, pumpkin pie-filled day.

In honor of this, one of my oh-so favorite holidays, I wanted to show my gratitude for you all and offer a special Thanksgiving Day promotion in my Etsy shop: Place any family tree order by midnight E.S.T. tonight and receive FREE SHIPPING! Trees range in size from 5″x7″ (New Baby Tree) to 18″x24″ (Large Family Tree). Shipping can get expensive… but not today! 🙂

Additional reminder: Today is the deadline to order a family tree if you would like to make sure that it’s shipped in time for the holidays.

My family trees are hand-drawn, hand-cut, hand-glued, and a lot of other entirely handmade acts. I customize them exactly how you wish, taking into account your color preferences, name and label preferences, framing preferences, etc.. Please feel free to convo me if you have  any questions or if you’d simply like to brainstorm! For info and images, click over to my Etsy shop HERE.

Paper paper paper

Today I learned that Megan Fox has a paper phobia and, thus, despises paper. I always knew that my distaste for her was warranted. Even before I saw those wretched previews for that wretched movie, Jennifer’s Body.

HOW CAN YOU HATE PAPER?!? Which makes me question whether or not she ever really graduated high school. Or junior high. Or any other school, for that matter. Because I’m pretty sure schools harbor LOTS of paper. Sometimes even collected and bound in things called BOOKS.

Anyway.

Here are the paper patterns I selected for the family tree I’m making for a friend. Cover your eyes, Megan Fox.

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Papers courtesy of Paper Source, A.C. Moore, and Megan Fox’s nightmares.

Shot of the family tree, currently in progress:

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More leaves to add, and then, obviously, the names.

Excitement!

Christmas stills…

I went to Ohio to spend Christmas with my mom in her new house in a new town. Because Santa is brilliant and magical, He still found me. And He gave me these:

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I made a family tree for my grandmother for Christmas (with a little help from Paper Source and my Scotch Craft Stick!):

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And then my mom put Becky-dog in a dress. Humiliation ensued, and Becky refused to look anyone in the eye. 

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Here ‘s a mixture of things I made and purchased for my mom (note: NOT a doggy dress):

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My mom lives a town over from where Thomas Edison was born (Milan, OH), so of course I was a nerd and had to go:

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Edison wrote these really sweet/artful notes to his daughter, Madeleine:

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The Edison’s kitchen was lovely and located in the basement of the house:

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Meanwhile, back at Mom’s…Christmas ornaments:

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Becky and I played Hide ‘n Seek . I won:

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Tree Template?

paper_tree_pondHappy Tuesday, Everyone!

I have a favor to ask of all of you…
I’m making a family tree for my dear grandmother. I’ve decided to make the base of the tree, the branches, and the leaves out of uniquely patterned paper, and I am using a sturdier paper as the backing. Ultimately, I’ll be framing it. I plan for it to be just around 8″X10″ or 11″X14″ max.

My question to all my crafty readers is: do any of you know where I might find a tree template that I could use for the overall shape of the tree? I was ready to draw my own, but then I couldn’t decide on the shape (pine tree, large oak, etc.), and it was all downhill from there.

Any help would be much appreciated!

Merci Ă  l’avance!
🙂