Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Halloween projects

A few things that I finished for Halloween:

Loved these little houses!! I got the original idea from WIP blog and then one I saw on 2Peas. Easy decoration for sure!

Next is a quick card I threw together for my niece Gabby. My sister Pam -- her mom-- is always sending my kids cute things for the holidays. I sent her this card with money to buy a "sweet treat".

And this is just my Halloween tree redecorated this year. I made this for a BPM newsletter project last year, but it needed a bit of help after being tossed around. I found these cute little decorations at Michaels for half off and dressed the tree up with them.

Off to peruse the scrappy world for some inspiration to push me to scrap. Better yet, maybe I should just get a good night of sleep since last night's was pretty bad. Ya, that sounds like a better plan ;)

Monday, October 27, 2008

November Back Porch Memories Peek

Lookie at these most fabulous kits that Paula has assembled!!! Mine should be landing up on the front porch tomorrow *fingers crossed* and I'm ready to play Make sure to go check them out and grab one up for yourself as a little November kit treat!!

These stamps are perfect for homemade recipe cards or pages!!

Here is the second layout for my class featuring a more traditional type of Christmas page.

and I've finished up a few Halloween projects, but I just need to download the pictures. Hope you all are having a scrap happy week!! Mine will be busy, but fun fun fun!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I'm going to Disney World!

Yes, yes, we are!!! Okay, I guess we have to take the I talked Dave in to letting me book a trip. I found a GREAT deal and AWESOME prices on airline tickets. So we'll be headed there the week before Christmas and I CAN'T wait!!! I haven't been there in 10 years and I can't imagine what it will look like for Christmas. I need to buy at least 2-3 more cards for my camera and a battery. I'm going to be one photo shooting fool!!! :D

Other than that, I can't say I've been scrapping much. I did do a double page layout class that I'll be teaching at Paper Tales on November 8th ('s my first class!). Here's a peek:

Sorry the colors are off from one side to the next, but they really are cute pinks and greens.

Now on to the next double pager for Christmas -- I keep forgetting it's not even Halloween yet because I'm working on all this Christmas stuff, but that's quite all right with me because I can never get enough of that holiday :D

Hope you all are having a great day!!

Friday, October 10, 2008

And the rest of...

and the rest of my Back Porch Memories' October DT stuff that Vintage Moon :D

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Here's a little something...

I can show you from Back Porch Memories' October Solo kit which features the YUMMY Pink Paislee Vintage Moon papers!! You don't know how long I've waited for these! I was so good and never bought them ahead of time. I will say now that I got my hands on this set and have used it all up for the most part, I found myself buying more the other day...hee hee I just just couldn't resist that color combo and how it kept calling my name.

You can see some other peeks at the other DT gal's early layouts on the home page by clicking the link up above.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Here's my layout

created for the guest designer spot at Creative Scrappers. I loved this sketch! These Fancy Pants papers worked perfectly for the photo of Marisa blowing out her candles. I did like a color wash on it -- if that's what you call it because I'm not quite sure. I just played around with the saturation in PSE.

I attended a Scrap Pink crop the other day at Paper Tales. I brought tons of stuff to do, but as always I never get to I managed to accomplish two DT layouts with the lovely Vintage Moon paper line. Then I did some painting of projects for Halloween. Slow scrapper I am, but it didn't help that I'm not feeling all that well. The sinus/cold bug is going around the kids and I. Figures, fall comes and we get the yuckies. Off to scrap before the day gets away from me :D

Thursday, October 02, 2008

It's officially OVER!

Today was Dave's last day at American Axle...a bittersweet ending for sure. He's worked there for almost 14 years and while it was a good ride, I'm thinking the ride has come to His company is hurting like all the automotive manufacturers especially since they produce mainly truck axles. Trucks as we know aren't selling any more and the work week was showing it. It was becoming a rare thing to actually make it to 40 hours. I think the most he's worked this past month is 38 hours in one week.

Times are definitely tough for us, but I know we will pull through with faith and hope. I can tell he seems a little bummed, but happy at the same time. He said everyone was hollering at him, hugging him, and even some of the ladies were crying. Gosh, I didn't know he had that effect on He is a good guy and a GREAT can get no better than him. If there's 8 hours to put in a days worth of work, he'll stay for 12, 14, and even 16 as long as he's getting paid. However, after the strike it just wasn't the same. Their wages were cut drastically and morale was low if not obsolete. He knew it was best for him to get out while the getting was good as they say.

So now Dave will start focusing on passing his physical exam to become a corrections officers for the Macomb County Jail. He's passed the written portion, but now just needs to get this physical passed and then begin the waiting game as to when he'll be hired. Chances are good though because he has a couple of friends already working there that will put in a good word for him. Well, if you've read this far...thanks a bunch for listening. It's always good to have someone lend a virtual ear
Hope you're having a blessed day!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

A few things to share

Today is the first of October and I have a challenge going on over at Back Porch Memories. The challenge is to scrap "what you love about fall". Any theme that relates to fall goes -- color change of the leaves, football, apple or pumpkin picking, Halloween or Thanksgiving -- as long as it's related to fall. I'd love it if you played along and if you post your layout at Back Porch Memories in this thread Tami's October Challenge and in this section of the gallery, you will be entered for a chance to win a prize pack from Paula at BPM!

Here is my layout which also uses a terrific sketch from Creative-Scrappers.

Here is a banner I threw together in no time at all!! Want to know how that was possible??? Well, I bought this "Spooky Banner Project kit from Back Porch Memories. Didn't Alissa do a great job!!

and there was so much paper left over that I altered this BOO sign I've had sitting in my stash for a couple years.

and there's still more paper to create a layout and some cards. On the BOO sign I used my new Imaginisce Halloween stamps -- love them!