Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Wow...long time no post.  I can't believe how fast this month has gone by.  Yesterday the kids went trick-or-treating and the weather was fantastic!  We had a rummage sale the 21st - 23rd at my Brother's house, so I spent a lot of time getting ready for that in addition to all the other running around we had to do for the kids.  I went on two field trips this month ~ to the Pumpkin farm with Trevor's class and then to a Quarry and park with Tyler's class ~ love being able to do this with them.  I helped out in Trevor's class when they made silly hats and also helped out at my kids' class parties this month.  The school had their annual Fall Fest, and we all had a great time there.  I was lucky to be the winning bidder on a framed picture of all the kids/teachers in the school (they are outside forming an A B for the school name) ~ since it is the last year all 4 of my kids will be there, I thought it was a good picture to have.  I also did quite a bit of card making...I completed all 23 of Unity's World Card Making Day challenges, but just haven't gotten around to sharing them yet, but I will be soon.

Now onto fall....I wanted to get two cards done today for Amy R's challenge because she is giving away a fabulous ATG gun!  So far, I have only managed to do one since I had to help Ashley make a Santa puppet for her book report....which basically means I had to make a puppet ;) and I've been helping the kids prepare for their D.I. tryouts.
I used CC Designs images along with one of Amy's sentiments from the Autumn Sentiments set.  I picked up this paper last year from my LSS for fall projects but never got around to using it until now.  Since the image panel is so large, I just added a few buttons along with some bakers twine and then to add a little bit of interest paper pierced some sections. 

Have a great day!

Friday, October 8, 2010

This is Hot Stuff....

Very early this morning I entered one notebook in The Greeting Farm's Altered Notebook Contest which happened to show my Girls Rock altered notebook as a sample ~ that was definitely a nice surprise. Well, I thought I may have a better chance of winning if I did another notebook as well (good thing I got my Scor-Tape in the mail yesterday), so I got to work and came up with this one:
I really love how this one turned out! In case you haven't noticed, I even pulled out my hoarded 12x12 designer paper from The Greeting Farm. I used two different sets....In the Spotlight and Roll Call.

Both the inside front and back covers have pockets on the page.
Here is the inside cover:
And the back inside cover:
And finally the back cover:
I would also like to enter the following challenges:
Catch the Bug - "Anything Goes"
The Sweet Stop - "Sketch"
Stamp Scrap & Doodle - "Anything Goes"
Aly's Sunday Challenge - "At least 2 DP and at least 2 buttons"
Cowgirls - "Anything Goes"
Stamptacular - "Layer it On"
Crafty Cardmakers - "No square cards" - can make anything as long as it isnt' square
PollyCraft - "Gotta Go Digi" - digi paper and digi sentiment
Peachy Keen -"October as inspiration" - I used colors that remind me of the fall
For Fun - "Use something you bought and haven't used" - TGF stamps, TGF paper, Basic Grey Butons, Composition Notebook
Nutty Nutshells - "Use stripes"
Penny's - "Circles"
Southern Girls - "4 layers of Patterned Paper"
Charisma Cardz - "Autumn Colors"
Crafty Sentiments - "Autumn Colors"
Moving Along with the Times - "Anything But a Card"
Inky Impressions - "Anything Goes"
Stampin for the Weekend - "Use the colors of autumn to inspire you"
Color Me Copic - "Coloring Clothes with Copics"

Have a great day!

Recipe ~ all items SU unless indicated
Stamps: In The Spotlight, Roll Call (The Greeting Farm)
Ink/Coloring: Memento Tuxedo Black; Colorbox Chalk Ink (Bisque & Blush Rose); Copics (E00, E01, E11, R20, E28, Y32, E31, E33, E04, E07, E08, E09, YG63, YG67)
Paper: Natural's Ivory; Gina K Luxury White; DP - The Greeting Farm
Embellishments: Stitched Ribbon and Grosgrain Ribbon; Flowers (Prima); Buttons (Basic Grey); Linen Thread
Tools: Border Punch (EK Success); Composition Notebook

Monday, October 4, 2010

High Hopes Challenge

Just a quick posting to get this entered into High Hopes sketch challenge this week. I'll be back later to update this.....

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