Monday, October 31, 2011

Boo To You

Happy Halloween Bloggers!!

I hope you are all in for some candy-filled spooking tonight!
To make sure that you are in proper spook-mode, I have a cute Halloween Paper Bag Album to share.
This project is one that I bought as a kit & put together a year or so ago.

One of the LSS near me went out a business a couple of years ago, so they sold off all of the left-over class kits.  I bought a dozen or so of them while they were 90% off.

I like to put one together when I'm feeling uninspired but want to make SOMETHING.

I find that following someone else's directions helps me jump start my own creativity.

I followed all of the kit's cutting & basic assembly directions, but then got bored & started adding some extras here & there.

I'm not very good at doing what I'm told.

Supplies: PP & Stickers: Cosmo Cricket, Flowers: Prima, Metal Charms & Bat Brads: Making Memories, Alphabet Brads: JoAnn Craft Essentials, Corney Halloween Jokes: Unknown
Ribbons & Fibers: Unknown, Other: Stickles, Paper Gift Bags, Binder Rings

Hope you all have a safe & fabulously spooky night!

Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween Mini-Album

Good morning friends!

I hope you all are having a fabulous morning.

It's a fabulous 57* here in North Dallas this morning.

It almost feels like fall.  


So, I promised you a Halloween project.

(I apologize that it took me so long to post it, but I came down with a stomach bug and well...
If you've ever had one, you know how I've been spending my time.)

I was searching through my Halloween boxes, looking for inspiration and found this super-cute pop-out mini album project. 

(I'm sorry, I forgot to take a photo before I started pulling it apart.)

 This Mini project is from Little Yellow Bicycle.  
I've had it in my stash since 2007, so I don't know if it's still available anywhere, but if so, I would recommend it.  
It was a very fun, no-stress project.
 It came with very clear instructions, which I mostly ignored.

And lots of fun pop-out accents. I used almost all of them!

The kit did not come with photo mats, so for those, I used plain black cardstock that I stamped with a spiderweb stamp using VersaMark in Champagne.

I also cut off my instrctions (since I wasn't following them anyway) to use as a photo mat on 1 page.

I decided to jazz up a few of the pop-out accents.

 For this one I used a StarDust pen from Sakura .

For the bats & skull eyes, I used Stickles in black and purple.

It's hard to tell in the photos, but I also used a Glaze Pen on the spiders.

Here's the finished project, all unfolded.

And each page, on it's own

The Inside Tag

Supplies: Album & Accents: Little Yellow Bicycle, Glaze & Stardust Pens: Sakura, Stamp: Studio G, Buttons: Michaels $1 Spot, Embroidery Floss: DMC, Stretchy Purple Trim (closure) Unknown,  Glittered Black Ribbon: Hobby Lobby, Flowers: Prima, Other: Stickles

It's nice to do a project like this sometimes.  
I didn't have to put a lot of thought in it, but I was still creating something fun, so it got my juices flowing for the more complicated projects I want to work on.

I'd love to see what you've been working on.

Post links to your Halloween Projects in the comments section!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Lawnmower Man

Good morning Bloggers!

Here in Texas, things are finally starting to cool off.  

Yahoo Weather is predicting a high of 73 for us today!


If it stays cool like this, I may only have to mow my lawn 1-2 more times this year!

Or, I guess I should say, Steve will only have to mow my lawn 1-2 more times.

I consider myself to be a pretty competent person in most things, for some reason, the lawnmower scares the hell out of me.  
I'm just convinced that somehow, I'm going to end up cutting my toes off with it.  

I'll do it if I have to, but thankfully, I have my very own Lawnmower Man:

Supplies: Cardstock & PP: DCWV,  Paper Crimper: Fiskars, Cricut Cartridges: Paper Doll Dress Up, Cuttin' Up

and he looks so cute while he does it.

I'm a lucky lucky girl!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Margaritas For Dinner

Holy Moses, what a day this has been!

Fed Ex, UPS, new baby, old babies, phone call after phone call, a drugged up dog, a rained out ballgame....

And it's not even over-- it's barely lunch time.

I think this might be one of those days.

You know, the kind that requires you to have Margaritas For Dinner:

Here's hoping that your day is a little less crazy than mine had been.