Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

Picture removed for publication in the upcoming Bind It All Idea Book! Coming in 2009!!

The kids are having a blast today. I pulled out the Sizzix, some Halloween dies, Halloween stamps, paint and paper. They're in my studio "creating". I love the opportunity to share my crafting with them and I take the opportunity to do it often!! We carved our pumpkins yesterday and set up our porch. The kids are sooo excited, they're bouncing off the walls (and they haven't started eating any candy yet). Here's the "boo" book I did for a local design team project. I'm working on an acrylic version of this for this year's event.

Monday, October 29, 2007


Had to remove this picture! You can see the project and get full details in the October/November 2008 Iusse of Ready, Set, Create!

I love this time of year! The chill in the air, fall colors, football games and, of course, Halloween. I'm lucky, my kids love this time too. My son and I were drawing the other day and he asked me to make a Halloween picture for him. So I drew and colored a spooky scene complete with haunted house, tombstones, bats, spiders, full moon, creepy trees and pumpkins. After I was done, my son looked at the picture and said, "Okay, Mommy make it like a scrapbook layout. Make it real."

Tall order, but I rose to the occassion. I created an easel back page layout approximately 12x16 with foam core and chipboard. I die cut, stamped, embossed, rubbed, stuck, shrunk, painted and glued. I made shingles for my roof, used shrink paper for "bug jars", and transparency paper for windows. I used brads, ribbons, paint, ink, glitter, buttons. . . and on and on. Here's what I came up with. My kids are estatic!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Getting Started

Never had a blog before. Like to create with paper and do lots of other crafts. My family and friends have encouraged me to start a blog to share and showcase my ideas and get input from others!!

For instance, here's my first card. Never had much luck creating cards before. Guess I never tried hard enough. Used various colors of cardstock, vellum and transparency paper. Also used several distress ink colors, a leaf shaped paper punch and five Cricut Cartridges: Animal Kingdom, Doodlecharms, Paper Pups, Plantin Schoolbook and Walk In My Garden. Had lots of fund doing this too.