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Saturday, November 21, 2015

A Fun Thanksgiving Gift

Coffee of the Day - Pumpkin Spice

 Wooo Hooo! It's the weekend! So what crafty plans do YOU have?

 I want to show you a fun little Thanksgiving gift I plan to give to our pastor at church tomorrow. something quick and easy and sure to please because it's food! grins!

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Last night I made several loaves of banana nut bread. it's a great recipe because there is no sugar added, but also none of the sugar substitutes either - just all natural ingredients. it's so yummy that it doesn't last long around my house. I thought it would make a special treat for our pastor and his wife as a way of saying thank you for all that they do for our church community throughout the year.

the white jute twine was the perfect thing to wrap around the loaf for a bit of decoration. easy peasy to make a fun bow with, too! as I've said before, if this twine ever goes out of stock in the Paper Temptress store, you can be sure I had something to do with it! tee hee!  I added some sticks, feathers, and a leaf to the bow for a touch of autumn.


 it was fun to create a little card to go along with the bread. I used the Desert Storm Kraft cs as a base for the leaf template by Shape EZ. it was lightly embossed, edges were inked, and then distress stickles were added for a touch of sparkle.  a cute turkey digi image from QKR Stampede was added along with vintage button, sticks from the yard, little rose from Wild Orchid Crafts, and 1/8" wine satin ribbon with gold gold edges made into a fluffy bow. All set for gift giving! :)

thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a fabulous weekend! :)


Challenges:
Eureka - anything goes
WAW - anything encouraging goes
Brown Sugar - anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - gratitude
Quick Quotes - things with wings
As You Like It - fave season and why: I LOVE the Fall with the changing leaves, pumpkins, cooler temps from the awful heat of summer, football season, World Series, Thanksgiving which is my fave holiday, the great foods, gosh, I think I could go on for pages! :)
Creative Knockouts - no square cards
Pile it On - any holiday/celebration (Thanksgiving/thank you)
DL Art - Thanksgiving/thank you
DRS Designs - color inspiration
Double Click - Thanksgiving/thank you
TTCRD - anything goes

21 comments:

Kim Heggins said...

Just beautiful...Love your wonderful creations. Thanks for joining us at DoubleClick Skittles.

Kim
Skittles DT

Joan B said...

this is beautiful. the banana bread is perfect for the rustic treatment. you have been upping your game lately!!! so glad to see you blogging again. have a wonderful thanksgiving

Dawn Lancaster said...

Looks brilliant Jennifer, I can smell that oaf from here!
Thanks for playing in our Anything Goes Challenge at Eureka Stamps this week!
Good Luck
Hugs
Dawn xx

crafty said...

Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps. Mary

Bad Kitty said...

very nice gift you made for pastor
he will like it
have a great day
hugs
>^.^<

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This looks so so yummy! I just love banana bread! Adorable little turkey too! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee Skittles!

Verna Angerhofer said...

The bread and the great way you wrapped and decorated will be so appreciated. Happy Thanksgiving to you too.

Terri Burson said...

You can't go wrong with food and crafting, for sure. This is fabulous! Thanks for joining the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge. Terri ~ Skittles Design Team

Joann Williams said...

What a lovely gesture and gift! Saying thank you to someone, so often goes unspoken. But when you do say thank you, the person that ends up feeling the most rewarded is the person saying it. I bet you will feel amazing once you had this gorgeous banana loaf and card off to your pastor. And I am sure they will enjoy every bite! Looks beautiful. You have decorated this up so beautifully that it just screams Autumn. The card is so cute and love that turkey image. Happy Thanksgiving to you! Thanks for playing in our Funday Friday challenge this week!
Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooooo love this! Thanks for joining the DoubleClick Skittles challenge!!!!

Kathy S said...

YUMMY! Sure wish I was on the receiving end of this care package! I love banana bread. The card you made with it is so adorable. Thanks so much for participating in our ATG week at Brown Sugar Challenges.

Tammi Cremeans said...

Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

Regards,

TTCRD DT

makememories4life {My Blog}

Through The Craft Room Door

ttcrd.blogspot.com

DIANA L. said...

This is beautiful and the yummy gift looks so appetizing. I love it.
Thank you for entering the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY challenge #168 “Thanksgiving” for this challenge. Have a blessed day
DIANA L.

DL.ART
DL.ART DESIGN TEAM MEMBER
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com
http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

Lori said...

very nice for Thanksgiving!

Thanks so much for joining us over at DoubleClick Skittles Challenge!
Lori-DT

Helen said...

This looks delicious Jennifer - I'm sure it was much appreciated!
Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
Helen x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Thanks for playing in our 'Favourite Season' Challenge at AYLI this week.
Lorraine DT

Sarah said...

Yum...that bread looks delicious and the card is wonderful too. Thank you for sharing both with us at our Favourite Season Challenge at AYLI. Sarah :0)

Golden Goddess Designs said...

thanks so much for joining my challenge this month at Quick Quotes Jennifer!

I love this little turkey!! and send me some banana bread...I think you have my address!!

Alicia

nwilliams6 said...

What a fun thing to do for your pastor! You are so thoughtful! I need to do something like this! Love your idea and it came out wonderful. Thanks for sharing this with us in the DRS Designs CHallenge. Hugz

Joyce Tompkins said...

Such a darling card! And I think it's a fantastic gift for your pastor...I am sure he will enjoy it. Thanks for joining Fun~day Friday at Jo's Scrap Shack.

Connie Mercer said...

Very creative!!! Thanks for joining us at Quick Quotes!