Sunday, October 30, 2011

I've been thinking about my scrapbooking style . . . I can't really define it.  I'm a little shabby chic and love all things vintage, the tearing and inking and all the fun distressing.  But I can be modern and even artistic
 . . . which is a little outside my box.  After going through my layouts I've discovered I don't adhere to one style . . . I like to mix it up.

On November 1st the new sketch will be up at MSW, be sure to check it out on the blog.  I will also be hosting a challenge and here is a sneak peek of the layout I did for it.  Hope you can join us for a month of fun challenges!

Monday, October 24, 2011

More teacher gifts:

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Chicken Soup With Rice
In October I'll be host
To witches, goblins and a ghost
I'll serve them chicken soup on toast
Whoopy once, whoopy twice
Whoopy chicken soup with rice
- Maurie Sendak

I can't believe it's almost the end of the month.  I have been super busy at home, at work and on scrappy projects. 
. . . and today I have to finish up the grandsons teacher's projects for October so they can go postal tomorrow.

Here are 3 sets that are finished and ready to be packed up. 
I got the spools at JoAnn's along with the dowel sticks that Randy cut in half for me.  I then painted them with black paint, sanded the edges a little and then covered them with paper from Ehco Park; the Apothecary Collection.  I made the little rosettes using the Martha Stewart scoring board (love that thing!) and attached the letters.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Just a few projects to sahre today.

I created this layout for the October Sketch at My Sketch World.

. . . and then there are so many inspiring challenges this month (as always)!

For Karen's Halloween Card Challenge I created a card for each of my grandson's in FL.

I finally had time to play with my Cricut and the Mini Monster cart that I have had for some time.

. . . and for Jan's Card Challenge I created this birthday card.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

With eight grandchildren and seven of them being boys and only one girl I don’t get that many opportunities to do girly girl themed projects. When my daughter Jessica asked me if I could come up with something for her MOPS program I jumped at the chance and knew exactly what I wanted to do. Using my Cricut machine and the Princess Party and the Tags, Bags, Boxes and more carts I created these adorable shoes, purses and cupcake wrappers. Wouldn’t these just be perfect for a Princess Party! . . . I hope they have a royal ball!