Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Happy Halloween!

We're having a blast up in here...kids just went through our annual "Hall of Spookables" and ate our feast of mummy-dogs, jellied eyeballs, spooky hot cocoa, and pumpkin seeds!  Now we're off to decorate some caramel apples and watch Ichabod Crane! :)

(mummy-basket idea from last year's Scrapbook Etc. October issue)
 
(made up this fun spooky recipe)
(ghost peeps rock!)

Here's my last Snobby Walrus layouts, one of my little Alice all dressed up, and one of my little witch meeting one of her favorite authors:

Swiped some Charcoal mist in a fun pattern on the spiderweb paper.


Weaved some houndstooth ribbon around the Pink Paislee die-cut paper. 
 


Happy Haunting!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pretty Little Studio...

Hello all! I'm back from my scrap retreat...had a blast AND came home with a dozen completed layouts, so I'm a happy girl.
Packing for the retreat, I grabbed a mix of new and old products, including my 2nd order from
Pretty Little Studio...if you haven't ever checked out their products, you really should!
They are vintage-adorable-fabulous, and were the finishing touch on 3 of my 12 retreat projects:


































I ordered the matching journaling cards and circle accents in this vintage-girl theme, which were perfect for these photos of my daughters and their elaborate playtime fun!
















































Here's another using the vintage-girl circle accents and journaling cards:


































 Love this mix of new-and-old stash!



























I SO much miss the baby-days of motherhood...


Lastly, I used the Vintage Fall circles on this jumping-in-the-leaves layout:




It felt SO great to create for myself this past weekend...I'll be back later in the week to share more!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Hallowe'en Projects

Graphic 45's Hallowe'en In Wonderland is just one of those collections that I just couldn't stop creating with! 
I don't have a lot of October home decor, so I started with a thick-wrapped canvas for my kitchen:


I coated the thick sides of the canvas with black gesso, topped with Charcoal glimmer mist, which gave it this great glossy, oil-paint look.  Then I got to work with the exact-o knife and the Wonderland paper and popped the perimeter and the center for dimension:


I adhered the paper to the canvas with glossy Mod Podge, then added more in a circular pattern for added texture:


I really love how the circular texture of the Mod Podge really pops after I misted it with Spring Rain...gives an awesome iridescent look to the Alice image!


Love this addition to my spooky decor, and so do my kids...they love to look at it, heh!

My second project with the Snobby Walrus October kit features DUSTY ATTIC chipboard!


This tree is just awesome, am I right?! :)
I grounded the tree with a little cluster of embellishments:  G45 tag, 7G mini-label, Prima lace, and a Pink Paislee image, stamped with glam and misted with Tuscan Sun.


(FYI: although the Snobby Walrus kit page is not showing this kit currently, I BELIEVE you can still order this limited-release kit with an email)

I'm headed off tomorrow for my SECOND-ever scrap retreat...which hopefully means I'll be back with TONS of completed projects to share!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Rooster Winner!

Finally...drumroll...my Midnight Rooster mini-kit winner is:

Jill!

Congrats, Jill, please email me your info so that your prize can be on its way! :)

The full DT projects for October's kit are now up HERE.

My last two layouts:




Love this photo of my oldest daughter...the soft OA papers & stickers along with that gorgeous custom embellishment were perfect for this contemplative pic.  Added a bit of  Charcoal  glimmer mist, some paint, and distress ink to complete this simple page.


Used simple color-blocking on this page of my little kindergartner's (now 4th grader's!) first Halloween at school...the number fabric, desk-chair varnished AC paper, and the misted/paint-penned embossed cardstock added lots of texture, and again, having fun with that exclusive stamp. :)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Dorothy's Prep School Reveal Pt. 1

Ok, I'm back from a weekend of Fall fun with these sweeties:



First things first, my mini-kit winner will be revealed once all the of the DT has had a chance to wrap up their give-aways, so keep your eyes peeled for that!

Secondly, wanna see my first full project with Dorothy's Prep School?


This classic Collage Press paper was perfect for these cherished photos of my dear Grandma, who passed away 10 years ago and who I deeply miss.


I love how this paper already has layered ephemera-style images on it, so all I needed to had was a few touches, plus words and photos to make it complete.

Finally, here's the full image of this month's card...quick and simple...love the Jenni Bowlin labels and the bingo numbers in this kit:


Look for my other two Dorothy's Prep School layouts later this week, along with my mini-kit giveaway winner!

Friday, October 8, 2010

I'm Off To See the Wizard!

Yes, tomorrow's the day, the full reveal day for Midnight Rooster's latest kit, Dorothy's Prep School and the add-on, Team Flying Monkeys! :-)
During reveal week, you KNOW we've got to give away another fabulous mini-kit, though, right?!

This month's giveaway mini kit looks like this:


I'm in LOVE with the vintage milk caps!!!

For a chance to win the above mini-kit, comment on this post with an answer to this question from Tobi:

"What is your favorite meal to make in the crockpot?  FYI:  YOU MUST BE WILLING TO SHARE YOUR RECIPES!!" 

Heh...so get those recipes out, and don't forget to comment on the other DT blogs as well, to increase your chances to win!

I'm off for a quick weekend trip, but will be back with full project pics Sunday night.  The full DT reveal will be tomorrow HERE.

I'll leave you with a couple more peeks too!




I'm telling you, the vintage-vibe stamps in these two kits pretty much rock the house. ;)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Rooster Inspiration

It's my week for inspiration over at the awesome Midnight Rooster blog!

Earlier in the week, I posted some cool images, to get that mojo flowin'...here's one of my favorites:


Aren't those cupcake ruffles the yummiest?!  (Check out Ruche for more cool fashion inspiration)

This image really got me in the mood for more handmade flower fun, so I went to town creating this:


Using some fabric, lace, and a pearl flower, I ruffled and misted to my heart's content...ahhhh, fun.

(Check out the October Kit Reveal on the 9th for the flower center and lace!  They come white and cream, and here I misted them with Banana Pudding, Cosmos, and Tuscan Sun).


You can check out the whole mini-tutorial HERE.

I'd love to know what's inspiring you lately...
and what's your favorite embellishment-of-the-moment?
I've been on the handmade flower train for a while now, and just can't stop!!! :-)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Rooster October Sneaks!

The October kit over at Midnight Rooster debuts in just three short days!
This month's kit, Dorothy's Prep School, is definitely vintage-fabulous, with a versatile mix of colors and some wonderful texture and an exclusive stamp to go along with it, of course:


Can you spy the stamp and fabric? Plus, I had a bit too much fun with mist and Sharpie paint pens on that embossed cardstock, heh.


Check out that exclusive MR handmade embellishment, plus misted lace and a wonderful black fabric alpha!


A quick card, with stamp & twine from my stash, highlights more awesome vintage-goodies from the kit.


The custom pins above are perfection with the papers...love this kit! :)

Friday, October 1, 2010

Autumn sneaks...

As the air cools and the leaves change, I love busting out my sweaters and my pumpkin cookie recipes...and this month I loved getting cozy with the new October kit from Snobby Walrus!
Here are a few peeks...I definitely had a blast misting and glamming up the Wonderland paper and Prima gorgeousness: