Here is a RAK I gave out a couple of weeks ago. It uses the CircleSampler and WithSympathy stamp sets, DCWV white core brown cardstock that was run through the BigShot in a Cuttlebug embossing folder and then sanded, Burnt Sienna Palette ink, and a fatty ribbon (that I can't recall from where it was purchased). I really like it.
I really need to get back to the grindstone. I'm trying to get ready for a trip to Illinois to see Eric's family. I really hate leaving the babies, especially since Heidi just had her main back tooth extracted today. The poor thing. The vet said she did great with everything... she's just whiny right now because she hates being doped up on anethesia. She's napping right now. Thankfully, Uncle Brandon will be here for her.
Look at all of this stuff!!! This is the mock up of the up-coming craft fair on Saturday... the hubby is about to kill me because he can't have his prime viewing area of the t.v....
That is all for now... must get back to work!
I've been so crazy-busy trying to get everything finished and set up for the HolidayMart on Saturday, that I haven't had time to blog lately. I still need to take some photos of some of the projects so I can post them here and on the PaperWings forum, but alas, no. I've got GardnerStampClub tonight, so I'm not sure when I'll be home, and then I've got to work on some more stuff! Hopefully I can breathe a little bit Saturday after 4pm! Could it be a BudLight weekend? Perhaps a little Bombay Saphire & tonic? hmmmmm......
Animal Control Guy (aka Gardner 'Public Safety') shows up... who, by the way, looked about 14 years old... he asks me questions... name, d.o.b., blah blah blah... I ask him if he wants my social security number next! Jeebus. Anyhoo, young puppy proceeds to grab the cat (with gloves) and take him to the van. Well, the cat wanted no part of this horse-hockey and clings to puppy's arm. He is flailing his arm like crazy, the cat flies off, and runs under the neighbors truck and then climbs up in the under-carriage. Young pup took another 10-15 minutes trying to coax the poor cat back to the van (yeah, like I would go along nicely with someone that had just flung me through the air... are you freakin' smokin' crack?!).
I still feel bad and I hope that the kitty is okay and that his family finds him.
No fun photo today...I haven't scanned anything in awhile, but maybe this weekend.
Here's a card a made a while back, but it is still hip! It is made with the soon to be retired Cheers stamp set, UptownGirl paper, pink Bazzill cardstock, a little magenta Stickles, Noir & Claret Palette ink, and a tiny bit of black Scrapper's Floss. I like this stamp because it can be used for any celebration, not just holidays.
This is one of the cards I created for my monthly class... it's stamping with bleach. I used the pumpkin from BooBash, sentiment is from Trendy Greetings, and the bookplate is from HipHardware.
I made these two cards w/ a brass stencil and translucent embossing paste. After applying the paste on the second one, I took a stipple brush & 'flicked' out the edges... turned out kinda creepy... me likey! After the paste dried, I brayered over the orange cardstock w/ black ink & quickly wiped it off of the image. Tore a couple of edges, layered it up, a little stamp here (Running Stitches), a little stamp there(Boo Bash), and voila! What do you think? Please leave me a comment!
I went to Toni's tonight to see if she could help w/ pricing my Holiday Mart items. It's always nice to just sit and chat with someone after a long day at work. Thanks, Toni! I also entered my latest Stamp Club order... I've heard shipping times have been great, so maybe I'll get it by Friday or Monday! It always feels like Christmas when I come home to find a package at my door... even though the contents aren't 'mine', at least I get to see what everyone has ordered.
I get to work outside the office tomorrow, which is always a nice break, and I always seem to get more work done! Then I'll come home to get my shoebox card swap ready.
Laurie and I went to the Creating Keepsakes Convention (CKC), popped into Archiver's, then on to an At Home America (AHA) party, and finally to the Maple Leaf Festival in Baldwin... and all by 5pm! Yes, we are THAT good. I bought a few things at CKC for my Halloween scrapbook (that has yet to be started), some beautiful velvet papers that I plan on using for the covers of my next mini-albums, something for the babies' (dogs) pages, and some acrylic monogram letters. Got my freebies from Archiver's (I love coupons), ordered yet another pair of candle holders from AHA, but my favorite purchase of the day was at the Maple Leaf Festival... an awesome, grungy, primative-looking witches hat made of fabric, but has 'rust' all over it. It has to be that rusting solution that you can spray on anything and it will rust it... even paper. I can't remember the name, but that stuff is cool.
In case you don't know me, you must realize that Halloween is MY thing. I love it! Totally my favorite time & holiday of the year. Typically, I leave several Halloween decor items sprinkled throughout the house all year round... yes... freakshow. No, I'm not a goth chic (although I can't get a tan to save my life), I don't have black fingernail polish, and Marilyn Manson is just not for me. However, Halloween is the one time of year you can disguise yourself and pretend to be anything you want (or truely are!). It makes me feel like a kid again. I get to let go... maybe not to the point of frolicking, but you know what I'm sayin'.
My Halloween outfit of choice is a witch. I've got a huge cast-iron cauldron from my grandpa (that sucker stays out on the front stoop year round... man is it heavy). I've got rubber bats hanging in the tree, spider egg-sacks hanging from the eaves (thank you Martha Stewart for the instructions), ravens, a vulture or two, skelton hands, creepy black vines, spanish moss, and an 8'-6" tall mummy (made of teak wood, wire, paper mache, and cheesecloth). It sounds a bit trashy, but it really isn't! I love it all, baby! As soon as Blogger will let me upload a photo, I will.
Until then, I hope your Saturday night is far more eventful than mine!
I should be getting my Stamp-a-Stack projects together for November... hopefully that will go over well since I'm ordering supplies for them this week. I've never done one, so we shall see how it goes.
I've been working on some of my Holiday Mart items in the evenings when I'm not completely draggin' bass (if you know what I sayin')... some cards (I'm totally hooked on doing 4x4 cards... they are the perfect size), little boxes w/ mini-albums inside, gift card / bracelet boxes, altered photo frames, little altered baskets (I have no idea what to put inside yet), and a few other little items. I need to get some photos taken so I can post them here and on the Paper Wings forum. Until then, here is an older project of mine... and altered wooden letter.
[Thank goodness I had internet at work. I never realized how much I used the internet or checked e-email until I couldn’t!]
Saturday we had a full day of activities at the Abdallah Shrine Center. It was Fall Ceremonial, so Mama and I went to the Ladies’ Luncheon at Milburn Country Club…they had awesome entertainment this year! The Tin Lizzie unit put on a bunch of silly skits…you know, for a bunch of manly-men, they sure like to dress up in drag a lot! Definitely one of the best luncheons I had attended. After lunch, there was the Fezzing Ceremony, a short break for cocktails, then dinner and dancing. I was totally bushed! I swear, for being only 36, I felt like an old lady ready for bed! Sunday, I barely got out of my pj’s! Vegged out and watch movies all day. I love days like that.
Uneventful day today (Monday), but that is usually the case.
Creating Keepsakes Convention is Friday and Saturday at the KCI Expo and then Saturday and Sunday is the Maple Leaf Festival in Baldwin. My friend, Laurie, and I are going to do the ‘Cannonball Run’ and go to both on Saturday…should be a full day!
I’d better list all of the specials going on at The Angel Company this month! See next entry!