Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Pumpkin Carving Time

It is that time a year again and this year RJ requested a Scooby-Doo pumpkin...ummm....Ok. So how do you think I did? I found the stencil online, used the sharp pointy end of a compass and my craft knife to create this. The hat (witch) was supposed to be an outline...but it didn't hold up while I was carving. Thanks for looking. Oh...and Kari just wanted a traditional Jack-o-lantern with triangular eyes. Last year we did a "Wizard of Oz" theme and she had Dorothy on her pumpkin, I had the Cowardly Lion, and my sister had the Tin Man.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Sympathy cards

My two best friends lost a grandparent and another friend lost her mother in the past couple of weeks, so I needed to make 3 sympathy cards...(my thoughts are with you Lisa, Amy, and Raelle!) Yesterday I used the SCS sketch to guide me on 2 of them. Maybe today I will get the third one done. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Hey, hey...I survived!

Well my sister's wedding is over and it went so smoothly. I fulfilled my promise of dancing to every single song at the wedding...but I would be lying if I said that I wasn't sore for two days.

Thursday, October 18, 2007


Today's ways to use it challenge on SCS was to use wood. Well, in the garage I found this ugly plaque in an auction box (my dh likes to buy piles of stuff at auctions for $1...he makes a contest of sorts out of it) and I knew that I had to alter it.

I am going to give this plaque to my sister and future bro-in-law tomorrow....It is their wedding...I can't wait!

I used Cool Caribbean cardstock, Certainly Celery cardstock and Paper Salon double sided patterned paper. The ric rac I found last week at an estate sale and I also added buttons. The chipboard letters are some that I've had for awhile now, and I apologize, but I don't remember the brand. Thanks for looking and I really hope the wedding goes well tomorrow. Reception is on Sat., so I have a day to think up my toast! hehehee! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Wedding Program basket

My sister's wedding is in just 2 days. One job I volunteered for was making the wedding program basket. I found the basket at my cousin's garage sale and she gave it to me for FREE! My mom found and cut the bittersweet and I just kind of weaved the branches in. Thanks for looking.

Monday, October 15, 2007

You Are a Green Crayon

Your world is colored in harmonious, peaceful, natural colors.
While some may associate green with money, you are one of the least materialistic people around.
Comfort is important to you. You like to feel as relaxed as possible - and you try to make others feel at ease.
You're very happy with who you are, and it certainly shows!

Your color wheel opposite is red. Every time you feel grounded, a red person does their best to shake you.

What kind of monster are you?

I saw this on Allison's blog...and I couldn't resist.
You Are a Witch (or Warlock)

You are deviously brilliant and a perfect manipulator.
You somehow always end up getting what you want - without anyone knowing you're working behind the scenes.
Crafty and cunning, you can work your way out of any jam.
And it's easy for you to get people to do what you want, whether you're working for good or evil.

Your greatest power: Mind control

Your greatest weakness: Making people your puppets

You play well with: Ghosts

Popcorn Slider

Sorry that I have been neglecting this blog. Last week was a bit crazy covering for another speech therapist's vacation. His nursing homes are an hour away. On Saturday (after work) I helped my dh and mil paint most of the living area in our house. We built this house almost 6 years ago and most of the walls were white...and we finally are getting around to painting. The challenging part for my dh was trying to figure out how he was going to paint two walls that are 36 feet tall. I took this photo from our loft.

I did get a chance to create a little project this morning. Today's Technique Lovers' Challenge is to create a popcorn slider. Here is mine. Stamps are $1 Michael's stamps, Inkadinkadoo (bats/swirls), and "oh-la-la" is from the SU! set, A Little Love. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


As promised, I randomly selected a winner for the little blog candy. The random number generator came up with #13, so Andrea Hays....You are a winner!

Here is her post: The last book I read that I couldn't put down was "Blink". It was very interesting and a quick read. I really need to read more. But reading cuts into craft time...life is rough! *Wink* Thanks for the giveaway! :)
(Andrea...could you send me your e-mail address so I can send out your ribbon? ehybben@gmail.com)
I really never expected 35 comments for blog candy! I want to thank you for leaving your comments and I am going to take my list of "must reads" to our next bookclub.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Tomorrow's the party!

It has been a couple of very busy days around here...getting ready for my sister's bridal shower that I am hostessing. I have stirred up A LOT of dust...let me tell ya!

Today I made a super quick card first thing in the morning. I will give this to my sis for her shower. Hopefully she doesn't check my blog today! This card is for yesterday's Ways to Use it challenge on SCS (twill tape) and today's Limited Supplies challenge (use patterned paper + sentiment). The patterned double-sided cardstock is My Mind's Eye- Wild Asparagus and the cardstock is Cranberry Crisp (2006-2007 in-color). I also used twill tape, stitched grosgrain ribbon, Cuttlebug and die to make the tag, and a spiral clip from the Hodgepodge Hardware kit. Thanks for looking and have a happy Friday!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Party Chicks

Today RJ was up at 4 a.m....geez, that is just too early! We tried to get him to fall back asleep; however, he maybe fell asleep for 30 min. (at the most). So even though I am a bit tired and I should really be cleaning and getting ready for my sister's bridal shower on Sat...I made a card.

That adorable stamp is Penny Black and the "party!" is from the It's a Party SU! set. The background on the So Saffron layer is Paisley.
The colors were inspired by this week's Color and Quote on the Big Picture Scrapbooking website. The layout is this week's sketch challenge on SCS. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Happy Day

Thanks to all of you who responded to my question about books you couldn't put down. When I posted I put the deadline out a week, because I thought it would take that long for someone to find my blog candy...LOL!

Today I did not have much time to create. I actually worked at one of the nursing homes and when I walked in...I found out I had a new swallow evalutation to do, so I didn't get in and get out like I usually do. Then I took my kids to the public library because the book, One Thousand Spendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, I requested came in...so I needed to rush and pick that up. Soon I will NOT be able to put it down, so my blogging may slow down a bit...but first I have to survive putting on my sister's bridal shower on Sat. I am expecting around 35 people. Wish me luck!

Ok, enough rambling. Here is a quick card I made tonight for this week's color challenge on SCS. Colors are Blue Bayou, Choc. Chip, and River Rock. I used reverse masking and inking with polyester fiberfill on this card. If you notice a trend in ribbon color...you will be able to predict the 2 spools of ribbon that the blog candy recipient will receive. The main image is a stamp set from The Angel Company (LOVE the price and quality of their stamps!) and the background is done using versamark and the pine bough from Peaceful Wishes and sentiment is from Nice & Narrow(SU!). To make the "snow" I used liquid applique. Thanks for looking!

Bookclub and a little blog candy

Last night was book club and only two of us could make it and I was the only one to finish the book. Our book club read Population 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time by Michael Perry. It is a non-fiction book about the author's experience moving back to his small hometown and his experiences on the fire department.

Will you do something for me? Leave a comment and tell me about a book you read that you just could not put down. I will randomly select a winner for some yummy ribbon I will send out. (I bought WAY too much for my sister's bridal shower invites). Please comment by midnight next Monday, Oct.8th, and I will post the winner on Tues. Oct. 9th. Thanks for your time and have a wonderful Tuesday!