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...

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12 comments:

  1. Wow wow wowwwwwwwwww!! This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors in this collection!!! And loving that you showcased his photos from last year ... can't wait to see what he gets into this year!!!!!

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  2. This are such cute pocket pages lisa. I love the turkey on the shelf idea. How hilarious and I love your families sense of humor about the whole thing.

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  3. So cute! What a fun tradition. :)
    Love the knit sweater looking prints on this page!

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  4. Sounds like a fun tradition! And love your pocket pages. Truly wonderful!

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  5. This is a fun take on pocket pages. Very cute and unique!

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  6. ooo those colors are rich. I love the 2 pager with pockets. And Gallop - omg. he needs to gallop at Thanksgiving. LOL.

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  7. I rally love this collection, great pages!

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  8. Thanks for not keeping me waiting, Lisa. I just saw this collection the other day and I knew you'd have some fun with it! Love both your pages and the idea of Gallop!

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  9. What a great tradition - one that it sounds like the whole family gets into!! Fabulous and Fun!! And on top of that you have used a very amazing Simple Stories collection to create AWESOME pocket pages about Gallop's adventures!! You done yourself proud with this!! You are a favorite - always remember that!!!

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  10. Oh, this is so fun and clever! Yes, you must give Gallop more adventures. I love the ground turkey one. Fun way that you captured all these using the products as small touches. Great pages!

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  11. Awesome pocket pages, Lisa!! It's never too early for Thanksgiving!! ��

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  12. Love this, and that photo of the turkey with the post-it is hilarious :D

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