Tuesday, October 30, 2007

All Done....

I just got done with all the Halloween boxes! I really hate mass projects, but I have to say, this one is so easy and turns out so cute that it is totally worth it. I changed a few things from the last post. I used some different paper on the last 5 - I just got bored. I also ended up using a band and ribbon embellishment on the top rather than just tying a ribbon around the box. This is how kwerner does it in her tutorial and she's right, it's much better this way! I did this because I wanted the top part of the box to sit above the bottom part and when I tied the ribbon around, it made the top and bottom nest. Anyway, I hope you like them.

I get to go to Syd's Halloween party at school tomorrow. I can't wait! I just LOVE Halloween.
I can't wait to see what all the kiddos are dressed like. Sydney, of course, will be Tinkerbell!
I wish you all a safe and fun Halloween! Thanks for checking in.

Oh, here's a list of additional supplies (check the last post for the initial list)

Supplies: Polka dot & Striped paper: heidi grace jeepers creepers collection, Archivers. Green and Orange band paper: Stampin' Up Green Galore and Marigold Morning (In Color '07). Black Twil Tape, Michael's (This is so easy to work with, I'm glad I got 3 rolls!)

Monday, October 29, 2007

A Purposeful Post....

OK, my first creative post. I made these for my daughter's teachers, therapists, and paras for Halloween. Check out this awesome video tutorial by kwerner if you want to make one! After you look at the video, check out the rest of the blog - it's my favorite! I love her style and her video tutorials are the best!

Supplies: cardstock: black 12x12; pattern paper: Screaming Dots by Adornit, Archiver's; Filler: green crinkle shred, Target; Spider: K&Company; Tag punches: Stampin Up; Ribbon: Hobby Lobby.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

UnHalloween Party....

Like I said before, I love Halloween. And, I love having a Halloween party! HOWEVER, This is Bean's 5th Halloween and she is almost always sick on Halloween and we are forced to cancel parties, change plans, etc. Once, she was in the hospital for the stomach flu and ended up getting an MRI. Her anesthesiologist was dressed like Tigger from Winnie the Pooh and Donovan's "Season of the Witch" was playing in the background while they were trying to get an IV in her arm. It felt like a scene from Twin Peaks.

I'm happy to say that she was very healthy this year and for that we are sooo very grateful! Anyway, that's why we call it an UnHalloween Party. Here are a few pics:

This is the awesome cake that my friend Amy made. you have to check out her website. She makes custom cakes, cookies, invitations, etc. She is so talented!

YEAH! I just learned how to link! At least I hope I did, let me know if you can get there.
As you can see, Bean really enjoyed it! Thanks Amy!
Once again, Tim Kent made costumes for Cameron, Ella, Emma, and Sydney. And as always, they were darling! Cameron was a StormTrooper, Ella was Cinderella, Emma was Sleeping Beauty, and Syd was Tinkerbell. Thank you Tim! You always make Halloween so much fun! We love having our very own cosutme designer.
I'm just sad because I got the worst pictures of them all. If anyone got good ones, please send some to me!
We had such a great time! Thank you all for coming!
Oh, I almost forgot, our carved pumpkins on the porch..........
I'm so exited. I'm on vacation this week! I can't wait to spend a ton of time with Syd and hopefully, post some cards! After all, that was the purpose of all this!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Pumpkin Carving......

I love Halloween! It is by far my favorite holiday! Why? At what other time is a severed body part in your front yard considered OK? Cobwebs floating from the ceiling fan considered cool? Exactly.

So, tonight we carved pumpkins. Bean was less than interested so Tim and I did most of the work. I have some sensory issues when it comes to pumpkin guts. Those who know me well, know that I get a little freaked out by touching food. Weird, I know, but we all have our things. By the time we got done, it was pretty dark and cold - I'll take pictures tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

My Stamping Room....

Well, it looks like there will be at least two posts! You may wonder why I chose the name I did for my blog....well, here's why....my life is pretty hectic (isn't everyone's) and I use crafting as sort of a way to deal. OK, crafting and a little wine (or a lot of wine depending on the day!)

OK, so here is my sanctuary. My favorite place to be after Bean goes to bed. I really do cherish my time here. I think I spend more time organizing it than I do working in it though.

I have a few favorite things in here:
* my 12 x 12 and 8 1/2 x 11 paper holders that I got at an art store that was phasing out their scrapbooking section. Would you believe $25 for the 12 x 12 and $15 for the 8 1/2 x 11!!!!
* My rolling microwave cart that has a drawer that slides out. $32 at Target and worth every penny.
*My shoe organizer that works as a punch holder.

OH, how I love my room! Now, If I can only figure out how to photograph my cards, I'll post some for you!

I'm on vacation next week so maybe I'll figure a few things out. Does anyone know how to add music to a blog?

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

10 minutes ago....

OK, so about 1o minutes ago I thought...."I wonder how hard it is to set up a blog?" Well, here's the answer - not very. Here I am, a blogger. WOW! I've just realized that I really have nothing to say.

This will be an interesting experiment...will this be the only entry? I guess we'll see. I make no promises. I hope I will use this to post cute card ideas (yes, I am a STAMPER, so beware)that I have probably unintentionally (or intentionally) cased from others in the Stamping Blogoshpere. By the way, to case means to steal. You may already know this, but I didn't.
OK - another question answered....."How hard is it to upload photos?" Even easier.
Exciting, now I want to figure out how to make a watermark for photos, jazz up my title, and do that cool thing where if you click on a word or group of words in my blog, it links you to another site. Any advice?