Saturday, October 22, 2011
Trick or Treating was always a treat. Candy galore! and the fun of running around after dark bumping into ghost and witches :) Very scary but oh so safe because our parents were right there behind us.
(with garlic to ward off vampires) LOL
Friday, September 9, 2011
So that's why I've decided to start my Halloween decorating now! The stores are all decked out in spooky decorations and treats. If I wait 'til October to start putting out the eerie fun decor the season will be over and I'll just have to take it down the next day. Or maybe this is more likely to happen...I will buy my batty windsocks, ghost garland and jack-o-lantern sign posts, bring them home and then forget about them or at least forget where I put them when October rolls around to "deck the creepy halls".
Today I have bats in the belfry! "jacks" dancing around the pine trees and ghost peeking in the windows...and it makes me smile :)
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Oh well, "tomorrow is another day"...
Busy is the word for the last few weeks, busy with making projects for challenges I'm hosting for the online crop at the Fiskateers site :) and then joining in on some of the challenges which include "lifting" other Fiskateer's projects, being inspired by them and then creating to make it my own. These are a few projects that I've completed,
created this layout playing Simon Says challenge, what a Fun! game...after following the directions you just don't know what it's going to look like in the end, it's a surprise :)I have realized that I am hyper-motivated by challenges! not competition but the challenge to get 'er done :) and working under pressure seems to push me to complete the project. Not sure if this is a good thing or not but just looking at my work, looks pretty good to me ;)
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
These stamps are so adorable and fun to color. I'm going to try and practice more with my Copics. And I can never have too many punches from Fiskars ;)
Saturday, August 6, 2011
But I did create 3 journaling pockets out of an old shirt which had lots of decorative patches and embroidering. Just backed each patch with cardstock and pop-up foam squares to create a "pocket" then cut cardstock to size to slip in, stapled rick-rack to tag and ta-da! recycled upcycled journaling tag :)
Did a little fussy cutting on a flower laser-cut sheet and the airplane & map, added sheer turquoise ribbon, the embroidered collar of the old shirt, more rick-rack and baker's twine. Lovin' baker's twine in all different colors :)
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
This was the layout I made with one of the pics and the Furever Friends collection I picked up at Paper Studio. Isn't Jack so cute! and don't ya love my title, "Jack in a Bag" instead of "Jack in a Box" :)
Saturday, July 30, 2011
and the Inside,
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Also the Lead Fiskateers are there having fun working with Fiskars products, showing off what wonderful projects that can be made with crafting companies products. While they are gone, over at the Fiskateers site we are having an online crop with challenges to make and share in the gallery. Love this! It motivates me to create and think of other ways to use my supplies...inspiring! I love seeing what everyone comes up with, totally amazing and awesome!
Here's one of the challenges I worked on making the card below. In this challenge we needed to come up with a crafty C-H-A! Create a project that includes an item, embellishment or technique that starts with a “C”, an “H” and an “A”.
My "C" was Chalk ink around the edges of my pattered paper, "H" was cutting my patterned paper in Half and "A" was for Accenting with gems :)
There are 24 challenges and I've gotten 18 completed so far!
Friday, July 15, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
...and here's the inside of one of the cards that I wanted to use for a birthday card, I used a sentiment stamp from Hero Arts. It's OK to mix and match stamp sets :)
I'll be teaching this class again next week at Paper Studio which includes making two cards with envelopes and the stamp set!
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Here is an interesting quote from this book; "But he felt also that he must not lie to Pepe. He had been taught that there was an infallible virtue in truth for its own sake. Solomon Dreyfoos said that even in business it was not necessary to lie. There were wiser and more diplomatic ways to avoid offending, or to convey an intended meaning; a man should cultivate these methods, and not burden his conscience with untruths." - page 536
Would these methods be...ignorance, denial or out and out evil to avoid the truth.
Friday, July 1, 2011
It'll be a good day to sit at the beach, take a pontoon boat ride or lounge in the sun finishing up a book that I've been reading for 2 months now! Not because I'm a slow reader or the book is not interesting...but it's over 700 pages, small print and the author is so very detailed that it sends me to the land of nod...zzzzzzzz :)
Soon it will be time for the local clubs to have their garden walks and I so love seeing all the flowers. Here are some pics of a beautiful lily and a vignette from last year, it was an amazing garden.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Here's my take on the challenge :)
Did you notice my pear paper and my title "what a pair"...cute, right :D This was a challenge for me. I had to totally step out of my comfort zone. Rip up paper! but once I got going it was fun! and I LOVE the result! So I will be creating more layouts using the Serendipity Style, especially since I'll be able to put good use to my scraps!
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Layering multiple pieces of cardstock/color block background, stamping a sentiment, a little ribbon and adding the image from Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Collections makes this card so adorable!
hmmmmm, what secrets could they be hiding....wouldn't you like to know ;o)
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
My scrapbooking over the years has now evolved to a more sophisticated style, yeah, right ;) Here is a scrapbook layout (page) that I created based on the photos of my Azalea flowers this year. Did a little "fussy" cutting, hand stitching and stamping...it even looks prettier in person!
This is the first layout I'm showing you on my blog and it won't be the last :) I love to scrapbook!
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
It was fun taking these pics but I had to be quick 'cause it seemed there was only a matter of a week with flowers then the ground was strewn with spent blossoms. I'm getting me some more Azalea plants and fill my border garden for next year! On my travels this week I saw some fluorescent orange Azalea...Yay! Oh, and the deer don't eat them...Double Yay!!