Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

This is one of my favorite times of the year and wouldn't you know the sick bug has hit me! It started with Collin and then crept over to me. I'm not bad, but just feeling worn down with a hacking cough and body aches. No H1N1...thank the LORD!! Just some little virus that decided to welcome itself. Still, I will get that jacket and shoes on of mine and take those kiddies trick-or-treating. Dave will hold me up and maybe give me piggy back rides when Either way, I will not spoil my kiddies Halloween.

I'll leave you with a few pictures of some things I've created both in the way of food and crafts!
These cards are a lift of one that I saw on a blog some where -- sorry I can't remember to thank you. I thought they were totally adorable and since I had the same paper, I lifted away!

And then here are some rice crispy treats covered with white chocolate to simulate an eyeball. I made them for Marisa's class and can I just say they were DELICIOUS!

Hope everyone has a spooktacular Halloween!

Sunday, October 18, 2009


I participated in Transparent Touches Creepy Crawly Crop this weekend. I used a bunch of their challenges to give me some inspiration and motivation at the crop I went to last night given by Holly our favorite CTMH representative. We all had a fab time and she a super hostess giving out all kinds of "stamp fairy" prizes as she calls them. You can't go wrong with lots of prizes and lots of food and lots of laughs, now can you!!

Here are some things I created as I'm not the best at scrapping when it comes to crops. I just get too distracted and I swear there's something about sitting that just thwarts my creativity...really! I'm a scrapper who loves to stand, so sitting at the table makes me feel like a munchkin viewing my I know -- crazy! But I feel like I did a lot for what I normally come away with.
the Monster Mash

a sketch challenge

a scraplift challenge

the Candy Corn challenge

and a spooky card using some new CTMH stamps and embossing! LOL

We're off to get some pizza..mmm! I'm seriously craving some today! Hope the rest of your Sunday is spectacular!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Earth Love!

Cosmo Cricket Earth Love that is! This was one fabulous paper line that actually surprised me. I really wasn't all that wowed by it when it first debuted, but of course like most paper it won me Here are the other DT creations made with this month's BPM solo kit.
A layout for the 15 Minutes or Less article

This one is using the Becky Fleck sketch of the month

And this one is a just because layout. I was proud that I actually scrapped older pictures this month. You can't really tell in the photo, but I applied Shimmerz paints on both the clouds, the sun and the the thickers which I first painted then added the Shimmerz.

And finally I redid this little CTMH frame that I had received as a hostess gift.

Now I need to get my butt in gear and get some Halloween stuff done and some packing for a crop I am going to this weekend...woohoo!

Thursday, October 01, 2009

It's that time again!

Time for you to see the October kits at Back Porch Memories, that is The Solo features Cosmo Cricket Earth Love....cuuuute paper for sure!

Then the Medley features Cosmo Cricket The Boyfriend, Bo Bunny Delilah, and LYB All Fall -- MAGNIFICENT papers!

Oh, and these stamps!! PURE cuteness!

Here is my early layout using the Solo kit this month. It was perfect for a picture of my little nephew. I used a sketch by Jana Eubank as a starting point -- love her sketches!

I've managed to scrap just a couple things this past month. One layout is of my niece's birthday and I used up some scraps from a former BPM kit. The other layout, using up more scraps from a former BPM kit, is one I did for an online crop and then didn't get a chance to participate in it after my camping weekend. You had to use paint to alter a photo or the paper. I opted to do both.

That's about it for now. I'm off to mail my beloved 55-250mm lens in for repair. It no longer focuses and is still under warranty, so I'm praying it is covered. Last week my other favorite lens, 50mm 1.8, dropped out of my camera bag and busted. I only paid $90 for it and it's going to cost me a minimum of $45 to get it repaired. I'm thinking I might just look for a used one. I've seen a few on Craigslist running $70-80. We'll see
Have a great day, ya'll!