I’ve been so busy baking that I almost let today get away from me without making any cards…ridiculous! Can’t let that happen! So why not stop, take a few minutes and start getting ready for Halloween greeting cards? I couldn’t think of any good reason either. I had a couple of sheets of Graphic 45 Happy Haunting Collection and I love the nostalgic, whimsical look of the artwork, so for today it was the perfect choice for my cards! I had a cute little moon button that I tied up with some linen thread at the top! Don’t you just love the scaredy cat? Use pinking shears along the edge of a 2′ length of crepe paper; gather, put redline tape on the back and apply as a ruffle, tying up with some orange Hug Snug seam binding. It’s kind of hard to see, but I added some Star Dust Stickles to the face on the pumpkin for just a little fun sparkle! This card uses ribbon on the side and three buttons to dress it up. A little black tulle, a brown paper bag flower and some fancy pins give a nice touch! And here’s more of the little quilt in the background! If you haven’t made cards yet today, it isn’t too late! Happy Card Making!
I really need a good night's sleep!
Life is tough without a working microwave...just ask my kids!
Spring is here...hopefully to stay until summertime!
A couple of days is plenty of time to recoup from a mini-meltdown...
…and the winner is: Shannan Davies! Congratulations! Please send me a private message via Facebook with your address and I will get the package on its way to you! Speaking of envelopes…I have to admit it – I didn’t watch the Academy Awards this year…at all. I usually don’t tune in until the very end of the show most years anyway, but this year I TOTALLY blew it off. It is rare that I have ever even seen half the movies. This time, I had actually gone to the theater for two – Toy Story 3 and Inception (both of which I loved, for very different reasons) and Megan got The Social Network from Netflix, so I watched it before she sent it back…I liked it okay. Time is in too high demand to spend it (and the exorbitant price of a ticket) watching a movie that I will very likely be disappointed in. I was anxious for Toy Story 3 and resistant to Inception (I don’t always like DiCaprio) but forced myself to go on a date – I am sure that it was at the bargain matinee ticket price – and I was pleasantly surprised at how it kept me guessing. To me, one criteria for “good movie” status comes if there can be animated conversation about it afterwards. Regardless, the Academy Awards hasn’t held my attention for quite some time. So…speaking
I've been home for almost a week from CHA...hard to believe what a difference a week makes!
Christmas is coming, Christmas is coming!!!
CHILD of the pure unclouded brow And dreaming eyes of wonder! Though time be fleet, and I and thou Are half a life asunder, Thy loving smile will surely hail The love-gift of a fairy-tale. I have not seen thy sunny face, Nor heard thy silver laughter; No thought of me shall find a place In thy young life's hereafter — Enough that now thou wilt not fail To listen to my fairy-tale. A tale begun in other days, When summer suns were glowing — A simple chime, that served to time The rhythm of our rowing — Whose echoes live in memory yet, Though envious years would say 'forget' Come, hearken then, ere voice of dread, With bitter tidings laden, Shall summon to unwelcome bed A melancholy maiden! We are but older children, dear, Who fret to find our bedtime near. Without, the frost, the blinding snow, The storm-wind's moody madness — Within, the firelight's ruddy glow And childhood's nest of gladness. The magic words shall hold thee fast: Thou shalt not heed the raving blast. And though the shadow of a sigh May tremble through the story, For 'happy summer days' gone by, And vanish'd summer glory — It shall not touch with breath of bale The pleasance of our fairy-tale. Lewis Carroll Aren't the illustrations fabulous? I love all things
So I got the chance to play with the Graphic 45 Hallowe'en in Wonderland paper a little more. It is so much fun! And as I said before, it screams to be dimensionalized! There are just not enough hours in the day! Isn't DJ a cutie? I mentioned that I wanted to do some cards, so here are a couple of those as well. Here's the first… and here's another. I love the Manly Boys graphics! I will definitely be doing more with this paper. It is too fun to put away for very long!