Sunday, September 30, 2007

Are you EVER too old for Halloween fun?!

I don't think so!!!!! In fact, this year I have already been having too much fun! I think that it is in part due to the fun paper pack from The Angel Company, Simply Spooky. I love that the colors can be used for more than just Halloween, but then are also perfect for Halloween!!
Here is a doodlebug house that I covered. I still need to get a white light for my photo set-up! Oh well... at least it isn't blurry! LOL Anyway, this was so much fun to make!! I can't wait to do a Christmas/gingerbread looking house too! The stamp set I used is called Boo Bash, from TAC.

The Fall Supplement is up too!!! Check out the TAC website (click on Fall Supplement)! I love the Halloween and Thanksgiving sets - I want them all!!! BUT my absolute favorite is the Retro Reindeer set.

Also this moth is Double Hostess Benefits!!! Host a FUNshop with The Angel Company in the month of October and receive DOUBLE the 50% off items, DOUBLE the hostess stamp sets, and DOUBLE the FUN!!!! Customers also receive DOUBLE gift with purchase stamps!!! (with every $30 you spend, get two instead of one GWP stamp!!!) AND (how can there be more!!!) A few of the Designer Series 8x8 paper pads are only $3.50!!!! Check out Finger Paint, Country Cottage, Metropolis, and Lap of Luxury!!! AND a special Kaleidoscopes Paper Pack!!! It includes one each of the Kaleidescope Girlz, Boyz, (both 8x8) and Brights (12x12. PLUS an exclusive stamp set!!! I can email you a flyer if you are interested. (stampcandy @ gmail. com) *delete the spaces*

Okey, I think that is about all for now!! Oh!!! The Mystery Hostess party on Saturday went fabulous!!! I know that the mystery hostess is excited to pick her rewards!!!
Have a great week!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Gearing Up for a WEEK!!!

I have a feeling that this week is going to be very busy and stressful, so I thought that I would post tonight instead ~ just in case I don't get a chance to later this week!

First of all... Saturday, Sept. 29th from 1 - 4 at my house in North Pole, I am hosting a Mystery Hostess party featuring The Angel Company! I haven't done a FUNshop in months and thought that this would be fun! :) Come on by if you are in the area! We will be making a couple cute little projects, munching on yummy delectables, and having fun!!!!

Santa's Reindeer...
This post is a special post for my friend Awna's little guy, Logan. I got word that he was really
digging the picture of the momma moose outside our house ~ and thought that he might like to see Santa's Reindeer! This is Dasher! Logan, he is eating lots of good reindeer food that he is ready for the long flight on Christmas Eve!!!

Cropping fun!
Yesterday was so much fun cropping at Two Street Scrappers! The theme for the crop was purple! We got little purple bags, purple CM stuff, etc. I actually did 6 pages too! That
included time to shop across the street, visit, eat, and teach a little project class. I am so glad that Kathy and Shelly have a studio for us to scrap at ~ what a blessing during the LONG winter!!!

Card to share!

Here is another Halloween card that I did. Again, that light isn't the greatest, but I will work on that! :)
Have a great week!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Another card!

Wow! I am on a roll this week!!! As promised, another Halloween card! I just love this set from The Angel Company. You're a Treat! is a treat to work with!!! I colored the little witch in with glitter Tsuniko gel pens. Photo was taken in my new light box - yeah! I totally need a white light. The yellow is too much - Dah! I suppose that I could photo shop it! LOL
Anyway... the paper is from TAC too. FUN!!!! Simply Spooky 8x8. It has the most fun color combos and can be used for just about anything (well, maybe not the paper with bats on it! LOL). I used my scallop punch and while gel pen to do all the little doodles. I did actually dust off my sewing machine too and did a bit of stitching on it.

Talking of sewing machines... well, let me back up... I love sewing and have been sewing since I was 9 (4-H!) ~ even though I don't do much sewing at the moment. I always had a dream of being a famous fashion designer and even have a degree in fashion design. Then, I decided that I wanted to be a college instructor, preferably a sewing instructor (OK, I wasn't ready to quit the college partying!!! LOL) - so I got this crazy masters degree in Information Processing and Communication ~ yeah - I really don't even know what I am supposed to do with that BUT it did get me in the door teaching ~ only computer classes! LOL But I have been a quilting instructor, sewing instructor, and (now to the point!) have a lovely collection of sewing machines!!! This is a page I did of one of my antique Singers. It was my first "antique" purchase when we lived in England. Other than my two antique Singers, I am a Pfaff groupie. I got my first Pfaff when I was costuming "The Man of La Mancha" for a local theatre in Billings, MT. My sewing machine had laid an egg and when I took it into the sewing shop to get fixed ~ the guy offered me $300 bucks for my machine towards the purchase of an industrial Pfaff. No brainer! My "dead" machine cost about $150 new ~ so my love of Pfaff began and the costumes got finished in time! :)
Sorry, I am just blabbing along!!! BUT I have to tell you about the new isle that I fell in love with at JoAnn's tonight! The "appliqué" isle! I found some of the coolest iron on appliqués!!! How fun to use on a scrapbook page!!! And t-shirts were only $3! So, I picked a few t-shirts up, got a few appliqués and am going to do a little t-shirt altered project hopefully this weekend and experiment with the appliqués at the crop tomorrow!
OK, I am done... I promise! Have a great weekend!!!!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

I made this little guy maybe last Halloween!?!? But I love how he turned out!!!! The set is a retired set from The Angel Company. His clothes are paper pieced. Simple ~ fast ~ and fun!!!! The bats are stamped on twill tape.
I have some new cards to post for Halloween too - I'll get those up soon. Halloween isn't really my cup of tea, but I do LOVE dressing up! And making cute little cards are fun too! Any reason to paper craft, right?!?
I am getting all geared up for a 12 hour crop on Saturday at the fabulous Two Street Scrappers studio in Fairbanks!!! I am sooo excited!!! DH is in Anchorage again this weekend, so I can play!!! Whoo-hoo!!!!!
It is one of those "don't blink" times in Interior Alaska... Fall! The leaves turned and are starting to fall. And momma and baby moose all over the place!!! I saw 6 moose yesterday! "Daft" is the only real word that I can think of that truly describes moose. This one was licking the front of our garage as I came home from work one day ~ I think that she thought that it was a salt lick... Daft! LOL

Monday, September 17, 2007

They Are Here! Nestabilities!

Wow!!! They are finally here!!!!! I came home for lunch today and should NOT have checked the mail!!! I just wanted to stay home and play with my new Nestabilities by Spellbinders. I got them from Papertrey Ink. Well, it took me about an hour of playing with different shims and things to fill in as a shim with my Big Shot, but I think that I finally got it - the cutting part anyway. The embossing part not so much... yet! I need to get the magnetic holder thing, then I should be in business. I am going to play now. Maybe I will get something done to post. :)
OHHH! And my handy dandy cutie-pie DH built me a 14x14 box. What?!
We put white foam core on the inside on all four sides and attached a clip lamp to the front... and I got myself a well lit box to take great picts!!! I need to get a white light bulb because I am getting a bit of yellow - but here is my set-up. :)
Happy Monday!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Old McDonald Had A Farm!

E-I-E-I- O! :)
This was so fun to make - and really easy! I found a barn shaped birdhouse at JoAnn's on clearance and the stamp set is from The Angel Company. Farm Fun. I stamped them with Staz On black on foam core board and then cut them out with a retractable knife. Glue dots are keeping them in place and in the barn! I used Pantone/Tria markers to color the pig and the rooster. The barn is painted with acrylic paints. I think that it turned out pretty darn cute!
Hope that your weekend is going well!!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


I just couldn't resist scrapbooking this photo that my friend Billie sent this morning!!! This is a picture of her twin boys at a rodeo in Montana. Thanks for the photo, Billie! I had a blast making this layout!!!
The CS is all DCWV. Red star is fun foam that used to be a little treat bag, from Michael's $1 bin. I found the font for RODEO at The stamps are all from The Angel Company, Wild West. I got to play with my new Copic markers tonight too!!! I LOVE them!!! They color so very nice. I still have to get used to the brush tip though ~ used them to color all of those little horseshoes. The little lasso over the top of the star was made using brown Scrappers' Floss. I stamped the brown CS, making a background with Burnt Umber Palette ink. Then, I sanded it down to distress it. Sorry about the glare on the photo. Next purchase must be a set-up to take better photos! Oh Santa!!!

Shout Outt!!!! & "Military Life..." (sigh)

Just wanted to give a "Shout Out!" to Allison for listing my blog in her "Newly Discovered" section on her blog!!!!! Very cool! Thank you Allison!!! She has an awesome blog! She lists blogs, blog candy, blog challenges, etc. in addition to some very cool art work! Add her to your daily dose of blog surfing, you won't be sorry!!!

Military Life... sigh...
Well, as it goes with "being married to the military," there comes a time that we all get those PCS orders and have to move onto a new location... I always feel like I am the one being left behind, but know that it will be my turn sooner than later. Blessings are many of this life - like having a huge support group of spouses, friends all over the world, absolute pride when DH puts those dress blues on... getting to move about every three years... one of those "blessings" that has many facets... I just wanted to ask for prayers for my friend "Rels" and her family as they get ready to take on the "lower 48" in a much warmer location!
And let's not forget about our deployed troops and families at home that need our prayers and support too. :)

Monday, September 10, 2007

They're Here!!! My new Markers!!!!

I bet you would have never thought that a girl's eyes could light up so big at the sight of markers!!! Well, my box of Copic markers arrived today from Dick Blick and I was sooo excited! I just want to go and stamp something so that I can color it in!!! I wasn't going to purchase any because I have a GREAT stash of Berol and Pantone markers from my days fashion design days ~ but what girl can't resist an awesome sale!!! Whoo-hoo!!!!

Here is a pict of a decopauge tissue box that I made this weekend ~ and my latest insane project... First, the tissue box is a wood box covered with paper... I made a whole bunch of things (covered jumbo paper clips, covered lampshade, photo fram etc.) to decorate my booth with at a Holiday Craft Fair that I will be at in November. I am very excited!!! It is my first BIG TIME craft fair!!! Wish me luck! :)
I covered some printed paper from The Angel Company with contact paper and made a mushroom hat. I love it! In fact, I made two (about three weeks ago...) and sent one in for a contest entry to The Angel Company!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Blog Candy Winner!!!!

Well, DH extended the Blog Candy Competition for another couple days because his post had competition with my excitement and post about getting published in "Take Ten." LOL
BUT... the first post was still his favorite. It made him chuckle! LOL So, Nancy Grant is our winner!!!
No card to show today. :( Having a day off work just makes the rest of the week more difficult playing catch-up and I am pooped!!!!
And poor Rhett, the poodle... he had to visit Dr. Lovely today (the vet and that is really her last name! LOL) He had a cherry eye and got his teeth cleaned. He just gave me a big hug when I picked him up. It was ever so cute. And Scarlet is ignoring me because she had to stay home by herself today, without Rhett. This too shall pass! LOL
OK, off to make some dinner! I made homemade Salsa on Monday and it is very yummy. So, taco salad for dinner! Any excuse to have Salsa!!!