Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Gallop 2013 (Simple Stories Sweater Weather)
Hi everyone! I know it's a little early for Thanksgiving, but I had some catching up to do from last year. I had Simple Stories new Sweater Weather collection out for some design team assignments, so I thought I'd do a couple of pocket pages about Gallop, our Turkey on the Shelf. For those of you who have not made Gallop's acquaintance, you can read about him here or do a search for "Turkey on the Shelf" here on my blog, and you'll find the many posts I did about his 2012 escapades.
I fashioned Turkey on the Shelf after the ever-popular Elf on the Shelf (which we don't do because elves freak me out, LOL). Alexa comes home from school each day to find out what kind of trouble Gallop has gotten into.
Actually, he doesn't always get into trouble. As you can see from the photos below, sometimes he's very helpful and cuts coupons. Sometimes he leaves sweet or inspiring messages (even if it means stealing some of our home decor to do it).
Some days Gallop leaves special treats (mmm, chocolate truffles). Other days are a bit traumatic for him, like the day he discovered his father had been turned into a package of ground turkey. I have to give my husband credit for that one, sick as it is. LOL! I also have to give Tom credit for coming up with the set up for the bottom left photo. Gallop is sitting beside a Thanksgiving platter Alexa made. He's holding a sign that says, "Cousin, I always knew you'd end up with your head on a platter someday."
See the adorable mini "November" flair I used in the top right panel? That's from Feed My Craft on Etsy. Elise makes wonderful sets of mini flair, among other items. Be sure to check out her shop!
I hope you enjoyed getting a peek into our unique tradition. Believe it or not, Alexa has already asked if Gallop is coming back this year! I'd better start thinking of ideas...