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Friday, October 28, 2011

Costume . . . Check

I was motivated to make myself a costume this year in order to participate in the dress-up activities at work.  If you aren't aware, I work at Michaels Arts & Crafts......so here is my costume:

I may feel silly wearing it - but I think it turned out kinda cool! 

Can anyone help?????

Okay my crafty friends - I'm wondering if someone might be able to help me out? To complete my costume, I need some information off of a bottle of BURGUNDY Craft Smart acrylic from Michaels. We are out at work so I can't get the info I need.
What I am looking for is the paint names at the top - it's in English/French/Spanish. I tried a translator but it didn't work for the orange that I have on hand so don't want to trust it for Burgundy. If anyone has this color of craft smart, could you post the french and spanish names for me?


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween Treats were a Hit!

Just wanted to share this picture with everyone - this is Natalie dressed for her preschool Halloween party, showing off the treats Grandma made for her class.  Jennifer said she had a lot of fun passing them out!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

A couple of Halloween Cards

Getting ready to ship the grandkids their Halloween box so I finished up their cards this morning - these are from the Haunted Hemlock Cards set at svgcuts.com!

For Daniel, the Moody Maple Avenue Card - I used glitter glue from the Michaels dollar bin on the moon, inked edges and used a ball point pen on the reverse side of the tree to give it a little texture.  Tree and ghost are mounted with foam dots.  Paper for the envelope is from K&Co.

Natalie's card is the Elegant Witches Hat - I used some glitter cardstock for the hat band, embossed the brim and flowers with the cuttlebug, added a couple of buttons and some rhinestone stars. Patterned paper for the envelope is K&Co.

Time to get ready for work.  Thanks for stopping by -  hope you have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Preschool Halloween Goodies

Living so far from my grandkids is especially hard when it comes to certain times of the year - Easter, Halloween, Christmas, their birthdays, etc.  This year, I was sad to miss Natalie's first day of school - so to be  part of it, I made her a "first day of school" card and sent it to her.

Her first school party is coming up - Halloween!  I asked if it was okay for Grandma to send something for the party and they told Jennifer that anything was welcome.  I played around with some different ideas, but I decided that since they had to be shipped that some of the cuter, shaped type of containers wouldn't ship as well as the basic "cracker" style tube.

Remembering that I had the free svg from svgcuts (12.01.09), I cut a bunch of them with various Halloween papers form K&Co., filled them and tied them with some ribbons.  I cut a few different shapes to embellish the tubes - embossed, inked and embellished them .....and voila.....20 treats ready to mail.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Been waiting all summer to take this pic!

This ramshackle barn sits a couple of miles down the road from where I live.  Ever since I've lived here in the middle of cotton country, I've envisioned a photo of this barn surrounded by the white fields of cotton. This is the first year since we've lived here that they actually planted cotton near the barn so I have been waiting all year for the perfect moment.

This morning, on my way to work, I noticed the fields were perfect - but I didn't have my DSLR.  I snapped this photo sitting in my car right smack in the middle of the road - I promise, I was watching both ways for traffic but on Sunday morning, it was pretty deserted. 

I took the photo in color, cropped it and converted it to black and white - and only then did I notice the hawk on the peak of the barn!

Check out this Breast Cancer Awareness activity!

My daughter lives in Fort Wayne, IN and she shared this on facebook - since I've been involved in the LUFP blog hop I thought it would be a neat thing to share here:

Bras Across the Bridge


Here's the link to the website with the story: WMEE

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Epilepsy Awareness Blog Hop

Sherry Brown, from Patterns by Sher, is hosting an Epilepsy Awareness Blog Hop on November 11 and I am excited to be able to participate.

I've posted before about the Think Purple Store run by nieces of my step-mom-in-law - a shop they've set up to sell hand made purple items with proceeds going to cureepilepsy.org.

This blog hop is another chance for me to help champion epilepsy awareness - and maybe even send a few more customers to ThinkPurplE  Becky and Sammy even have a "stories" page where you can share your epilepsy story - diagnosis, treatment, etc.

I've got a couple of projects in mind for this hop - of course, you'll have to stop back November 11 to see what I come up with!  See you then!!!


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Race for the Cure .... another LUFP entry

 Many areas sponsor a Race for the Cure as part of October's Breast Cancer Awareness activities. I decided to adapt one of my earlier runner's cards into a "race for the cure" card.  This would be a great card for someone who is participating in one of these events.

Background and border cut are some shimmery specialty papers I bought at HL a few years ago.  The runner is one of my own files cut from a scrap of pink cardstock.  The ribbon, race, and cure are files traced from the official race for the cure logo.  I mounted those items on a piece of clear vinyl packaging, added a couple of rhinestones for accent and mounted the whole piece using scrap pieces from my foam dots.  This card didn't photograph very well - I think due to the shimmer of the paper and the monochromatic color scheme - it's really much prettier in person.

I'm off to go look at some of the other great projects from LUFP - thanks for stopping by to see my entry!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Link Up For Pink Entry


Well, it's taken me a few days - had to wait for a day off - but I've finally completed my LUFP project.

I created a paper lantern using the following:

SVGCUTS.com - Crisp Days of Fall - I used the extra lantern that did not have the leaf pattern.
SVGCUTS.com - Supporter Ribbon - free file from 4/5/2010

and the digital papers - the pink diamond pattern and the pink butterfly (sorry you can only see a corner of this paper in the closeup) are freebies from Yolie's blog - Just Yolie.

I cut the lantern and supporter ribbons in pink cardstock, cut the vellum panes from a rose patterned vellum I've had in my stash for close to 10 years and then just added some ric-rac trim, a couple of large pink rhinestones, a sheer bow and a purchased butterfly accent.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my LUFP project - be sure to check out some of the fabulous entries linked on Yolie, Gaby and Celeste's blogs - you will be inspired!