Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Happy Halloween

Of all the recent cards, somehow this simple one is my most favorite.

I've long loved this stamp. I got it in one of those cheap dollar bins at Michael's Craft Store. It is one of my few Halloween stamps that I still have and I doubt I will be getting rid of it.

Just for fun, I also made this:
This is Stephen's Mummy costume for this year. I have sense added legs to it, longer ones I mean. He loves it. He also insisted on all that blood, although you rarely see mummies with blood. I want to wash it off for a more authentic look but he LOVES it. :) We dust it all with baby powder so he's all dusty and stuff. Fun! We have already had one Halloween Party! We always have a ton of Halloween festivities.

I didn't make the other boys' costumes, Ethan is a turtle and Calvin is a shark. They are adorable, I'll get pictures on here in the next few days.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

take care

Here is another card I made this week. (well last week, it's Sunday so it's a new week.) I like the colors and the simple design. I LOVE the huge sentiment. This second picture shows the colors a bit better.
I always think it's good to have some get well cards on hand.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

happy thanksgiving

I was inspired by some of the simple designs in the most recent Papercrafts Magazine. I have been wanting to use the turkey set by Papertrey and I saw this cue acorn. It could barely be more simple but I like it very well.

I might make more stuff today. I have a day off. Brian took the older boys to Wild Adventures, it's just me and the baby and he's a pretty good napper. :)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Octopus time

So I've been watching a lot of HGTV and decorating shows. My decorating style is "Collect up stuff I love and put it all in the room with also some random hand me down functional but boring old stuff". It works for me.
In my collecting up stuff I love I often go on Etsy for inspiration. I found some art the other day that I love at PRRINT. Especially the octopus printed on dictionary paper art.
So I made some:
I found the cool 9-UP frame at goodwill for $3.99 and I already had an old dictionary. So I put them together with some printed octopus pictures, colored them with my copics and done.

I had an extra octopus that I didn't quite like for the wall art so I made him into a cool notecard:
Easy peasy!

So I've been gone for EVER. I've been busy and under inspired. While I was gone:
  • Calvin and Stephen both had surgery, they are both fine.
  • I lost 15lbs and gained 5.
  • I'm still working out regularly.
  • I made some new curtains and a cool skirt.
  • I started playing Farmville and it is wasting a lot of my time.
  • I got chickens! You know, pet chickens! I love them.
  • Calvin stands now and almost walks.
  • Stephen is doing great in 1st grade and Ethan is doing great in Kindergarten.
  • Brian's job is WAY better and he's home a lot more now.
  • I got published twice.
Some other stuff happened but that's enough catchup. I have a lot of projects already photographed that I hope to share to get me going with the blog again. I've missed it.