Saturday, October 25, 2008

Carving some time...

Last weekend we carved pumpkins. I wanted to share a picture of the pumpkins at night, because they turned out pretty well. I know a previous post shows them during the day, but check this out...

Are you spooked??? :):)

Are you ready for the trick-or-treaters? We bought our candy this week, and I'm proud to say we haven't even opened the 50# bag of chocolate we bought. (Really it's not 50#, but good grief, it's a freakin' TON of chocolate!) My boys can't wait to dress up and honestly I can't wait to see them AGAIN in their costumes. They wear them right now at least once a week at home.

Some projects

Happy Saturday! Well, my class at the store didn't make last night, which was sad for me, because I needed to get out of the house. :) But, it was probably a good thing, because it rained and rained and RAINED here yesterday. We got 4" of rain here at the house, and I think that was the average all around the city. It rained from about 10:30 yesterday morning until after 10:00 last night, no stops, all rain. It was a DREARY day! BUT, we ARE going to reschedule my class, so if you're interested, be watching my blog or the store's blog and we'll let you know.

Speaking of the store, she has gotten in so many awesome things. I'm just loving it right now. If I could only find the time to get to work on my projects and $$ to pay for all that I want. I've had sick little ones, but hopefully we're on the mend, so I'm hoping to get back in to the swing of things soon. I have lots of projects to work on that are needing to be completed SOON!!! Oh, Elise is having a Maya Road House decorating contest, just like Maya Road. Check out the Maya Road website, and then call the store to get details about the contest there. Posting should be up on the blog soon.

Project news.....I completed a gift for my best friend's daughter's 1st birthday and wanted to share it with you. It's a homemade chipboard album. No, I didn't make the chipboard, but I did cut the shapes out myself. I couldn't find one that looked like a party hat, so I created my own.

I also created a "My 1st Disney trip" album. VERY simple and I may use it for my little E's pics from his first trip last year. I wish we were going back this year. :( I LOVE DISNEY!!!!

Each of these was made with items from previous month's UnKits. I completed these designs with the July and August kits.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Halloween just around the corner

Halloween is upon us. And, I'm hoping to get my kids well before it gets here. We've had the vicious cycle lately, one is sick, then the other, then back to the other, and so on. It's bound to happen, but I'm ready for it to be over already and we're not even into the major sick season yet. LOVELY! Back to Halloween, my oldest is going to be Batman, and is EXTREMELY excited about it. He's been talking about Halloween since August, and as soon as October 1st came, he thinks it's Halloween EVERY day! My youngest is going to be Superman. It's a super heroes Halloween in our house. They want me to be Wonder Woman, but I don't want to scare anyone who comes to the door, so I'll be finding just a simple Halloween shirt to wear. An added bonus, is Grandma will be here for Halloween. My mom and the puppies will be in town and the boys are ecstatic! She'll be here for Mr. P's last soccer game also. They're disappointed Grandpa won't be here, but they'll talk to him plenty. And, we'll be back for Christmas in just a couple months.

With Halloween in mind, we've been wanting to head to the pumpkin patch, but with it raining the past 2 weekends, we haven't made it yet. But, we've been itching to carve pumpkins, so we headed to Wal-Mart to pick out a few pumpkins to hold us over until we can get to the patch, hopefully this weekend. Here is the outcome!

Anyway, another reason for the Halloween talk, I taught a kid's class this past weekend at A Scrapbook Store, and it was a BLAST!!! We created Halloween treat baskets, and the kids left with their baskets filled with treats, thanks to Elise and myself. The kids stamped and stickered those baskets up.

I'm scheduled to teach a class this Friday for an altered project, a wall hanging. Interested? Call the store, 884-1944, to reserve your spot. Here's a sneak peek!!! I love this wall hanging set from KaiserCraft! It's inexpensive and the possibilities are ENDLESS!
The October Kit at A Scrapbook Store is available, and these are the 3 layouts I created for the kit. The EXCLUSIVE item to this kit is Pink Bubblegum Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels! It's awesome and I used it on each layout and the card! It was fun to scrapbook pictures of girls, since I never get to do that. (Thanks Elise!) :) And, the add-on kit, is pretty spectacular too! Check it out!