Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Oh, I also got an email that my submissions were received. YAY!!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Some of the kiddos enjoying decorating gluten free sugar cookies!
Swamp Cider. I love these Martha Stewart labels- I put it on sparkling pear juice.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I also got that cute wagon at M's today for $2. Great find.. in the future, I will fill it with either small gourds, etc. or fall flowers.
I will be making little place setting tags for the kiddos.. definitely going to use CC Designs Spooky, Spooky Spooky sets found at http://www.allthatscraps.com/. I love this set- it's spooky but still adorable, perfect for toddler/younger kids. I was going to put some images on tags for the goodie bags but I am definitely running out of time! I still need to make a pin the tail on the black cat or put the face on the jackolantern game. Unfortunately we're scheduled for rain Saturday so it looks as if most festivities will be in doors or on the car port.
I will post tomorrow with some more pics of boo bash preparations and will definitely post party pics soon!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
So, since Fall seems to have hit here in Central Virginia FINALLY, we took Nate outside to get some pics. 72 pictures later, here are a couple of my favorites:
Running Like a Madman
Stopping to stare at the camera
Standing near the pumpkins
During this whole time, Nate talked nonstop.. he was so happy to be outside. He also tried desperately to rid our yard of leaves lol and put them in our neighbor's yard (sorry Mark and Beth!!). It's amazing how much growth he's made. While he is still behind, he continues to be more alert, vocal, and happy each day. Well, until he gets his adnoids out on election day... yes, we're getting that done. It will be a rough week I'm sure but well worth it if we can stay healthier and with less sinus infections!!
Hope everyone has a great week and hope to have more to share soon!!
This card really looks MUCH better in person. It looks like an actual present, which is what I was going for, and Olivia pops out (on dimensionals). Text stamps from Trendy Holiday Tags by TAC. The paper is from Daisy D's and is also more vivid IRL. I thought it was a great way to use the ribbon though...
I also ordered a couple of High Hopes Stamps. They have the cutest animal images! I ordered some dragon stamps because Nate's new bigboy bedroom is done in Dragons- reading, brushing teeth, etc. Here is a sample card made with my new stamp:
The coloring turned out great if I do say so myself :) I used Kohrinor colored pencils and OMS, and niji pearlescent watercolors on his wings and belly. I used my white gel pen to highlight his spikes and nails. This guy is just too cute!
I created 3 more things today but unfortunately, I can't post em. 2 are for Wingers projects and 1 is for the TAC design call. I am going to try and make one card/object a day for the next week to send to the TAC catalogue submission call. I hope to get something published.. esp. since it means FREE STAMPS!!
Monday, October 13, 2008
I did get to create some today, but not a whole lot. Nothing I can share yet- it's for a swap at paperwings. I am using the new TAC Artsy Owls and What a Hoot sets... they're gorgeous!
Well, back to work tomorrow.
Things to do this week:
- plan with other teachers/myself for the next 2 weeks
- stay until 7:30 on Wednesday night for Parent/Teacher Conferences
- Watch the debate on Wednesday- or atleast part of it! Nothing is more infuriating than mudslinging from either side.
- Send out invites to Nate's party
- Go to the pumpkin patch
- Finish swaps
- Work on Winger Projects
Wow- that's a lot of stuff to do, isn't it? Well, here's to a great week! I am enjoying watching horror movies and gearing up for Halloween. I am also expecting an order from ATS- some shimmer watercolors, the new Christopher and Olivia Stamps, and a velvet puff pen :)
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Nate being pulled by his cousin Taylor with Maddie behind him.
Nate being pulled by Maddie.
This is the view when you come down the basement stairs. I work primarily at the easel table and se the long table as well.
This is my new embelishment center and cd/stamp storage. I put my punches all across the top. Now that I cleaned up, I definitely feel more creative!
Hope you enjoy a peak into my life... we're busy all the time but I am so glad to have my crafting and my very happy son!! :) (and hubby and family too!)
Trick or Treat Boo Bag- Stamps from Spooky, Spooky, Spooky and Sugarplum's Halloween by CC Designs; Bazzill Purple and Orange Cardstock, DP by EK Success; Palette Noir Ink; Black Stickles; 1" Circle Punch
You can see this is a cute little bag- you can easily fit 2 or 3 mini size candy bars inside! I will be making these for Nate's Halloween Boo Bash! Since, as you may know, Nate is on the Autism Spectrum, we do a gluten, casein, corn, soy free diet. This means that trick or treating is out- he can't eat anything and he isn't old enough to understand why. Therefore, we're having a party with some of his friends- a Boo Bash! Everyone will dress up and enjoy some gfcfsfcf goodies including Rice Caramel Pears, GFCF Hot Dogs and Tater Tots, and gfcf "ice cream". I think Nate will like it :) We'll make some crafts, dress up (Nate will be a pirate this year!), and maybe watch the Halloween Episodes of the Backyardigans :)
To invite everyone to this party on October 25, I made these invitations using CC Designs Spooky, Spooky, Spooky and Sugarplum's Halloween sets!
I use scared Lucky on the invitations for the littlest invitees and Sugarplum images for my older invites. Paper is retired from TAC (I miss it!), and the boo bash on the inside is also from a retired TAC set. You're Invited circle from CTMH, and Boil Bubble... stamp is from the $1 bin at Michaels. I used my MS corner punch to add a little more spookiness!
I'll share more decorations as we get closer. Right now, all three of us are still sick!
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
You're a Star!
Stamp is by CC Designs- Olivia's Birdies; Paper- Bazzill cardstock, The Grade School Pack by Die Cut with a View (including the A+ and You're a Star images!"
Miss Olivia is one of my favorite stamps. Her and her friend, Chris are just too cute. They remind me of Magnolia stamps but, I like her better. Christine at CC Designs draws some of the cutest images! Olivia was colored with prismacolor markers. Her shirt was paper pieced with Bazzill cardstock and her pants were paper pieced with paper from the stack. I love the paper stack.. some gorgeous school themed paper which suits me fine considering I teach :)
I have some stamp sets I desperately need to use including the Artsy Owl set from the new TAC fall supplement, and a couple of retired sets I purchased. I've also got the new Olivia and Christopher stamps coming from CC Designs, and a couple dragon's from High Hopes. I've been spending too much :(
I will share more with you soon, including updates to my crafting area!
I will definitely post some crafting stuff this weekend. I am sick, Sam's sick and Nate's sick. All sinus/throat icky stuff. Nate will be getting his adnoids out soon too :( So we're in a busy place.
On top of all this, EI has cut services almost completely from being in the home. Plus, if you don't have insurance, you'd have to pay out of pocket for services. We're having a hard time advocated cause out of 200 families, only 3 are trying to pull together. These are tough times...
Hugs to all!
Things I Love..
- More samples..
- Quick update
- Crafty Sunday
- Boo-hoo Boo Bash
- Countdown to Boo Bash..
- ATS DT #23: Olivia's Snow Day
- It's a sunny day..
- ATS DT Challenge- 22- A Gift for You and High Hope...
- Another sick day...
- Nate play day and my clean craft space!
- ATS DT #21 Boo Bag and Nate's Boo Bash
- ATS DT Challenge 20- Whoo's 2!
- Sandpaper in my throat...
- Do you like?!
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