Monday, November 29, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
These are really easy to make - cut or punch 8-10 same-sized circles and fold them all in half, right sides in. Adhere to one another, leaving the ends free. Roll a piece of paper to make the stem, place in the center of the folded circles and adhere the circle chain closed. Ta-dah! Pumpkins! (or, next September, apples for the teachers!)
Thursday, November 18, 2010
This week's color challenge at Simply Scrapping Crafts was to use a rainbow palette. It really had me stumped until I decided to just make a rainbow (yes, I know, but sometimes the obvious solutions are the hardest to find). I love the happy, bright result! I think this may be one of my go-to solutions for a quick card. Plus, it's a great way to revisit scraps.
Have a wonderful day,
Monday, November 15, 2010
My daughter loves to craft, so I felt really lucky when I met Sara, of Sara Jane's Studio. Sara is a wonderful artist with a passion for teaching, and she is terrific and patient with kids (and grown-ups too, for that matter!). Sara has a monthly card class, and allows me to bring Gabi. This month I had to go to a class during the week while Gabi was in school, so Sara sent me home with Gabi's materials. We had a fun (and glittery) crafting session at home, and Gabi loves her art so much that she plans on framing them and keeping them in her room.
Have a great day,
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
I had to take my Halloween banner down last week. Isn't it amazing how quickly seasonal decorations go from cool to passe? So I decided to make a new one for Thanksgiving! I used my *awesome* Kreaxions circle cutter (yes, I know I gush, but seriously, if you cut circles this is the best $9.99 you'll ever spend. Go buy one. Get some extra blades, too - you'll be using this a lot) to whip out 24 circles in no time.
The banner is made by punching each patterned paper circle with Kreaxions punch 915 and then adhering down to a cardstock circle of the same size. The top row of circles is smaller than the bottom row. The papers are from last year's DCWV autumn stack, and the alphas are Cosmo Cricket .
Thanks for stopping by!!
Sunday, November 7, 2010
For the last few years, I have tried to take take in November to stop regularly and give thanks - before the holiday tornado sweeps through and everything else is forgotten. Last year I decided to create a small thankful journal where I could write a little something, or add a picture of what I was thankful for. Jeff added some entries too, and I am hoping that as the kids get older they can participate. Here is the one I made this year:
It's being featured today on the Crop Chocolate Crop!
Have a great day,
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
We had a fun Halloween, trick-or-treating with new friends for the first time in our neighborhood as well as going back to our old neighborhood to scare (I mean say hello to) old friends.
Here are "crazy candy smiles:"
And the most harrowing moment of the evening (don't worry, like all good fairy tales, it all turned out in the end and they lived happily ever after.)
Have a great day!