Friday, September 21, 2007
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!!!!