yummy treats + photo napkin rings + a COOL giveaway

When I was at the helm of Simple Scrapbooks, I began reading and studying magazines. This was primarily because I never paid that much attention to them until that point in my life. I didn’t know the difference between a column and a department and beyond my vision for Simple, I had little understanding of the work of magazine editors. Since the demise of Simple I am reading fewer magazines, but I am reading them in a new, refreshing way — just for inspiration and ideas.

I recently re-subscribed to Family Fun magazine and I actually visit their website from time to time.
Here are some cute Thanksgiving ideas, I found poking around not too long ago:


Turkey Cupcakes #1: The turkey feathers are made by sandwiching a toothpick in between two layers of fruit leather.


Leafy Treats made from prepared piecrust dough and stuffed with mini chocolate and peanut butter chips. Could be a fun make-a-long for kids, while you bake!


How fun is the idea of a photo napkin ring? Maybe you could print baby pictures of family members you’ll be eating with, or pictures of family members you’ll be away from? Maybe you could have everything ready except the picture and then take pictures when dinner guests arrive. I’m sure they’d be totally surprised to find themselves on their napkin!

Next up …

open scrapbook final logo


a really COOL giveaway from Open Scrapbook, a digital scrapbooking website created by sisters, Misti and Michelle. Open Scrapbook is a community for digital and paper scrapbookers where you can access tips + ideas, inspiration, tutorials, color combinations, stock photography and much, much more. They are offering a GOLD MEMBERSHIP for one full year to one very lucky winner, and 20% OFF other memberships for ANY and ALL who read my blog.

I am so impressed with this website and the work that has clearly gone into it. Check it out, see what you think and give it a go!

Coupon Code for 20% OFF: 9a505590fb

Gold Membership Benefits
OpenScrapbook Gold Membership includes unlimited access to:
• High quality, professional digital scrapbooking and photography tutorials, featuring Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.
• All tutorial resource files needed for each lesson.
• Paper Scrapping Tips & Designs that offer a fresh new take on traditional techniques. Including extensive material lists and, when needed, downloadable templates.
• Unique color palettes to help you choose colors with confidence.
• A resource section full of articles and tips for not only digital scrapbooking, but also for traditional scrapbooking, papercrafting and cardmaking.
• The stock photography website, OpenPhotobook, which contains hundreds of photos for personal use, including backgrounds and textures.
• Exclusive Photoshop brushes and actions.
• Digital paper packs designed exclusively for members.
• Membership in the members-only forum and gallery where you can share your ideas and creations with others.

Click HERE for a sample digital scrapbooking tutorial!


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  1. Thanks for those great ideas…may have to do those leaf treats at our house! This is such a cool website–thanks for sharing, I love the ideas!

  2. The turkey’s are soooo cute!!!

  3. Cool ideas. The leaf treats sound delicious and I love those photo napkin rings. The giveaway sounds awesome. Hope you have a great day!

  4. LOVE the turkeys! Looks like an awesome giveaway! Thanks!

  5. Thanks so much for the great ideas! The website looks very interesting!

  6. Pretty layouts on their site! Think I am going to make photo napkin rings now! Family fun used to be my fav magazine when my kids were young enough!

  7. Family Fun is one of my favorite magazines also. I use a tons of ideas at Cub Scouts!

  8. It is so hard to know which memberships to join and it is good to hear of one that you personally recommend…I will check it out. Thanks

  9. Thanks so much for the link to Open Scrapbook–since I switched to Digi earlier this year I’ve come to appreciate all these great sites! Open Scrapbook is pretty tantalizing with their tutorials, challenges, and benefits. :)

  10. I just suscribed to family fun… I can’t wait to receive it. That’s a neat website you shared!

  11. Oh wow, what a cool site! I’m always so intimidated by altering my photos and this looks like just what I need, thanks for posting!

  12. Cute turkeys and the photography bit looks very interesting.

  13. The leaf treats of so neat! I will have to do these for my DD’s preschool. :)

  14. Wow, what a fun new site to discover; have only dabbled with digital scrapbooking so far! Love Family Fun too! Always something fun to do with the kids!

  15. Melinda Wilson says:

    Thanks for the info about the great new digital site! Also, those turkey cupcakes are adorable!

  16. I saw those turkey cupcakes too, can’t wait to make them with my boys this week. I also love the photo napkin rings, we don’t host any holidays but I might make some for my nieces & sons anyway

  17. Clara Ewell says:

    Could use some help with color coding and want to do more projects…..

  18. Tobi-Lynn Arnold says:

    thanks for the great info on the website. I’d not heard of it before and it seems really AWESOME! also – gotta try those leaf treats!

  19. great give-away! cute turkeys!

  20. Thanks so much Stacy – so many great ideas! We do the countdown surprises at our house too. This year I found a cute wall hanging quilt with a coutdown and big pockets so I’m going to make some of those cute cards you have in your second project! Was planning on some simple cards but if I play my cards right – I’ll have cards ready to try your idea – next year!

    Please share some of your countdown ideas – I’m always looking for something unique that I haven’t already thought about!


  21. LOVE the little turkeys and the pie dough leaves. How cute!

    I’m not interested in digi scrapping, but I could use help making my photos look better. Thanks for the chance to win!

  22. love the turkeys! great website!

  23. Family Fun was my favorite magazine when my daughter was little. I just love browsing their web site now that’s she grown. The turkeys are so cute and the leaves sound pretty tasty; what’s not to like about peanut and chocolate! Thanks for the chance to win.

  24. Love these ideas. I forgot about this website; maybe I’ll make the leaves with my niece & nephew. Thanks again for all you do!

  25. Kimberly Goon says:

    I love family fun’s website. As a preschool teacher, I use it a lot for little crafts and goodies. I’d love to win that free gold membership for a year. Their website looks pretty awesome!!

  26. My Mom gave me a subscription to Family Fun when my oldest was a toddler. I looked forward to getting it in the mail each month, I loved the great crafts and party ideas! Thanks for the chance to win, Open Scrapbooks looks like another great digi site!

  27. Thanks for the neat ideas – my daughter will love the cupcakes and the leaf treats! I have always enjoyed Family Fun!!

  28. I´m off to check out family fun, thanks for the great ideas!

  29. Love the photo napkin rings! What a great idea.

  30. That Open Scrapbook photography before and afters are awesome! I would love to win a membership! Thanks!

  31. Susanne N. says:

    those leaf treats look YUMMY!

  32. The leaves stuffed with mini chocolate & peanut butter chips look so tasty! I think I need to try this–and maybe let the kids help too. I’m off to check out the Open Scrapbook website, thanks for sharing it.

  33. Thanks for sharing the great ideas!

  34. Would love to win….I really need new brushes!! Thanks!!

  35. Great giveaway – thanks!

  36. Cute ideas…I need to go to the Family Fun website more often! I think I have a budding baker, so it would be fun for us! Can’t wait to check the website out!

  37. carol in seattle :) says:

    I love all the “CUTE” that is on your blog. Doesn’t seem to matter what day I click the link…I always say “CUTE!” Thanks for showing us Open Scrapbook. I can’t wait to find out more about it!

  38. What a wonderful site! I think this could really help me get into scrapbooking more! How creative.

  39. Wow Stacy! Love your inspiration and those napkin rings are just way tooooo cute! What a great site…and such an awesome prize too! Thanks for the inspiration!

  40. That Open Scrapbook site looks awesome!

  41. Julie Mannering says:

    Love that website, Thanks for sharing it :)

  42. I love the turkey cupcakes! So fun! The Open Scrapbooks site looks cool. Thanks for letting us know about them.

  43. cindy barriga says:

    Fingers crossed! :D

  44. Sharon Worley says:

    Thanks for the link to OpenScrapbook, Stacy. Didn’t take me long to join – it looks like a wonderful resource. I would never have found it without your post here!

  45. scrappysue says:

    Great website Stacy, would love to become a member! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  46. Michelle P. says:

    Amazing! I totally can benefit from this. This would be an amazing Christmas gift from me to…..ME! ha!ha!

  47. I’m venturing into the digital world – this looks like a great website to help me along. Thanks for sharing!

  48. I’ve never heard of this site before – and I’m so glad you shared it. Thanks :)

  49. I haven’t ventured very far into digi scrapbooking but this site seems much less intimidating than others. They seem to have something for everyone and alot of tutorials. The website is fantastic! Thank you for sharing it with us along with the rest of your blog, love thte turkeys and will use the picture napkin rings for Christmas.

  50. Lots of lovely inspiration here – I’m just sorry we don’t ‘do’ Thanksgiving in New Zealand! Will certainly remember the photo napkin rings for Christmas though. Thanks for the links to the Open Scrapbook site – great stuff!

  51. Great ideas — love those turkeys — how fun. Open Scrapbook looks really cool — first time i have heard of them!

  52. great ideas!! awesome giveaway!

  53. Great giveaway – really love those ideas.

  54. That website looks great!

    I’m totally doing the photo napkin rings when we go home for Christmas! That’s so fun.

  55. Lovin’ those Napkin Rings Stacy!! How fun to print the baby pictures too. I wish I had baby pictures of my siblings to print. I will have to ask my mom.

  56. I’m excited to check out the Open Scrapbook site. I want to learn how to do it!

  57. Huh. Never heard of the Open Scrapbook site. Looks interesting.

  58. Michelle Evans says:

    Love visiting your website for inspiration!

  59. Wow! Love it when you share new and cool things! Thanks for the chance to win.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  60. Lynn in Fl says:


    Visiting your site is the “candystore” of my day each day! Just the color alone makes me giddy, and I so love your outlook on life, and all that you share with us…you truly inspire and uplift! Thank you!

  61. This site looks AWESOME!!!

  62. Open Scrapbooks looks really cool!

  63. Very cool prize! Thanks for the chance to win!

  64. Sara Padgett says:

    Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.

  65. love that magazine and the web site is great. awesome giveaway! Thanks!!!

  66. Love to find new websites to check out. Thanks

    I remember going to your house when you lived in Utah for a Stampin up christmas party.

    Sylvia in MN

  67. Wow! The OpenScrapbook tutorials are so detailed. What a wonderful resource! I would love to win a membership :-D

  68. scrapper al says:

    Thanks for the info on Open Scrapbook. It looks fun and informative.

  69. Thanks for the new website. I’ve dabbled in digital scrapbooking but I really would like to get to know more about it.

  70. Very cool web-site. I’ve always been so afraid of digital scrapbooking, but this might just be what I need to push me over the edge!! THANKS!!!

  71. Wow! I haven’t dove into the digital waters yet- this might be a good start!

  72. that looks like a cool site! Thanks for passing that along! And those turkeys are too cute!

  73. Looks cool and I love the samples!

  74. website looks amazing, I’ll have to check them out on my self proclaimed “jammie day” this friday!

    will be making those pie crust treats…. tonight! thanks for telling us! I think cinnamon chips or nutella would be awesome tucked inside a pie crust leaf cut out! oh yum!

  75. What a cool website! I love it.

  76. I’m a newbie digital scrapper, and this sounds like exactly what I need. Thanks for a great give away. Happy Thanksgiving.

  77. I really want to get into digital scrapbooking! This looks like a great place to learn and have fun :) Thanks for the opportunity!

  78. Marisol Byrd says:

    I went to high school with these ladies. I would love an opportunity to be a member of a great community. Thank you for the chance to win a membership.

  79. Nicky from Canada says:

    Looks pretty cool – just can’t get enough of the digi world right now – it is helping me to get some long overdue projects accomplished and started.
    Thanks for the giveaway

  80. Very cool giveaway – I’ve really been wanting to delve in the digital scrapbooking world, but have NO idea where to start. This looks like a wonderful place!!!

    Thanks for the chance to win and have a blessed Thanksgiving!

  81. I have never seen the Open Scrapbook site! It looks great and I would love a year to try it out! Thanks for always bringing us fun new ideas. Happy Thanksgiving!

  82. Love the napkin rings idea; I’ve been playing with heritage photos a lot lately. Thanks for the into to Open Scrapbook site. More thanks for a chance to win


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