I've had a hauntingly good time at the craft desk for the past couple of days...the result is a few new Halloween goodies for Dot & Whimsy. I have the whole week off and look to get lots of things done...last week netted nothing in the crafty department and I've missed my crafty time! I cleaned the kids' closets out and ended up donating four huge bags of clothes to the local women/children's shelter. I boxed up some of the boys' trophies and other little dust-collectors. Trashed a ton of my daughter's stuff...I don't know why she keeps what she does...left me shaking my head so much that I'm surprised I didn't sprain my neck! Broken toys, candy wrappers and every single crayon that she's ever owned...it goes a beyond simply being a pack-rat LOL. Each year when school starts, I am just itching to get into her room and de-stash...she's none the wiser :) But I have learned to HIDE the trash from her too hahahaha!
YOUR SCRAPBOOK STASH
I'm going to be working with Crate Paper's Peppermint and Fancy Pants' Off To School for the month of September...I'm so h-a-p-p-y! Both collections are two that I've had my eyeball on since they debuted :)
I'll be posting a picture of my kit when it arrives. Don't forget...YSS is a fabulous place to do your scrapbook shopping...and Erica is always hosting great specials!
It's been a good while since I last updated the blog, so here are several of my most recent projects:
Mini Halloween Album created for Dot & Whimsy. I used vintage flashcards as the base pages! I've been holding on to this reproduction vintage black cat postcard for quite a long time now...I thought it looked too perfect for this shape album so I decided it was time for us to part *sniff*
So I kept passing this adorable stamp at Hobby Lobby, laying in wait for the 40% off sale! I love its whimsiness :) My thought when purchasing the stamp was to create 'calling cards' for kids to handout when trick-or-treating. I've left them blank so that they can be colored in and embellished by the kids themselves. They can add a note of thanks to the back, along with their signature!
My latest card for I Heart-Ippity using Flowers + Friends= Priceless stamp collection from Unity Stamp Co. I really love how it turned out and it was so super-simple! First, I 'water-colored' the actual stamp using a little ink that I pressed into the lid of the stamp pad and a water-color brush...then I stamped it onto the actual card three different times. Next, I used a darker ink and pressed the same flower stamp into it and then stamped onto a separate piece of white cardstock. I hand-cut the two flowers and placed them around the other flowers. Inks: Tulip and Smoothie by Close To My Heart
MY SCRAPBOOK NOOK
Wowee! I'm multi-tasking between blogging, crafting and getting caught up on scrappy news...I've just made it over to My Scrapbook Nook's forum and see that I've made the Short-List for their upcoming Design Team. How exciting! I'm headed there now to get acquainted with everyone :)
I had a fabulous 40th birthday! Thank you for the emails and birthday wishes...it made my day just that much more special ♥
I'll be back in a day or two!