"My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue?
It rather denotes a lack of courage."

~Practical Magic~

Digital Freebie Update

Just to let you know.
The digital freebies found on the right hand sidebar have been updated and now are ready for downloading.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Rak Winner

Woooo Hoooo ... 100 posts !
What a way to celebrate... announcing the recipient of the Blogoversary Celebration RAK !

Thanks go out to all who shared on my Blogoversary Celebration !
What wonderful tips and treats you all shared ! Can not wait to try the tasty ones !
I hope you found some inspiration to help ease you into the celebration of Autumn.

Special thanks to those who have encouraged me to start and keep this Blog.
Even though I still have no idea why I have it...I only know I love to craft, keep memories alive, and share the fun :) .
Hopefully, I have shared back some of what I have taken from the Scrapbook and Crafting world.

Big Congratulations to COLLEEN ! Hope you enjoy the kit ! (sorry I splelled your name wrong in my slideshow)
Please email me via my blog with your snail mail addy so I may get your package out to you as soon as possible.
(Please, no worries if you do not here from me right away..Internet connection and myself are not the best of friends lately).

Thanks again... hope you all have a happy Scrappy Day :) !

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Mason Jar Label

Still fighting with my Internet connection !

Here is a little project for my kitchen.
I received some wonderful old Mason Jars from my Mother, that came out of the old family homestead.
Wanting to have it fit the decor in my kitchen, I decided to keep the integrity of the old jar, my best bet was to create a removable label, also helps for an easy clean up.

Mod Podged all my papers to give it a look of leather and to soften the paper.
Added eyelets and jute for easy removal.

Front of jar.
Jar Tag

Jar Side

Jar Back

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sept.15 Card Reveal

Here is my DTM contribution to the September 15 th Sketch Challenge hosted at " Am I a Scrap Addict Sketches" Blog.

Keeping with the Fall theme of my Blogoversary Celebration ( I am almost at a 100 posts !)
I decided to create a Halloween Card with the sketch provided by Deanne Burton.

The 2ND and 15 Th of each month you will find a new Card sketch by Deanne..also on the 1st and 14Th a new Layout sketch is posted to help you with your Scrapbook pages.

Check out the different Layouts and Cards that have been created by the DTMs using Deanne's sketch.
So many different interpretations !!
Way to go ladies !! Good Job !!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Haunted Halloween House

Due to bad Internet connection, I have been unable to update my blog for the last few days.

Just wanted to shout out to all you ladies who are celebrating with me on my Blogoversary Celebration Challenge..Thanks for playing along and Good luck!

Some fantastic Fall ideas have been coming in and hope you will find something fun and inspiring to take away with you in honor of the season.

I know I have !!
I went and bought some Macintosh Apples from our local orchard and hope to try the Yummy Apple Crisp Recipe that has been shared .
( Just a little hint ; ) of what wonderful ideas have been posted ) !
Check it out in the next post down !

I wanted to share with you a Haunted House Printable I came across and a link for this fun fall project.

Here you will find printable images to construct many different Haunted Houses already embellished and ready to print.
Would make a fun project for the family on a cold rainy fall day.
A whole village of Hunting's!!

They also have a template for constructing a Gingerbread Haunted House, with template, visual and written instructions.
I wanted to decorate my own to fit into my home decor.
I used the cake template provided for the Haunted Gingerbread House adding tabs to the template to help bind it all together.
How do you like that chimney smoke, BATS !!! ooh noooo!!

Inkadinkado has this wonderful Halloween Flourish in a clear Stamp!
If you try this project please let me know,would love to stop by and see what you have created :) !
Have fun !
EDITED: to mention I left the bottom of my Haunted House open, so I could place a battery operated candle underneath.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Blog Celebration Challenge & RAK

Hello,Scrappers and Crafters!
Unable to post for the last couple of days, due to no Internet connection,the rain finally fell here and took some of the humidity out of the air and turned my connection back on! WooHoo!!

I would like to celebrate my one year blog and upcoming 100Th post with a challenge for all who would like to give it a try.

It is my way of saying thank you for all the wonderful products I have received over the past couple of years, thru various challenges on blogs and boards that I have participated in.

I have not decided yet on how I will draw a name,I would like to check into a random generator,or all who participate will have there names in a hat and be drawn.
Okay,on to the challenge.
This challenge is open to all who would like to give it a try !

For those of you who visit my blog on a regular basis,you know by now that fall is my favorite time of the year.

I love everything about this season...need I say more? :)

For your challenge I would like to have you share your favorite fall layout, project, card,tip or recipe that has to do with the season. That's it!

The prize will be this fun little Halloween kit of Martha Stewart products I have put together for you.

Don't you just love that Stamp!! I thought it was so much fun!
Good luck to all who give this a try...just post in the comment of this post,so we can all go and see what fun ideas you have to share!

I will draw the winner on the 24Th of September so your package will arrive in time for those fun Halloween projects!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Happy Anniversary to my Blog !

Anniversary Images from Funtasticprofiles.com

Keep your eyes open!

Not only is it the 1 year anniversary of my blog, but I am 5 posts shy of hitting my 100Th post.
So...for a little special treat to all you kind folks that stop by to say hello or just stop by for a visit to my world.

I will be putting together a little something fun to do and an RAK to go along with it!
I will post in the next couple of days, once I decide what it is I would like to do in honor of my being able to keep this blog going for this long!

I appreciate all the kindness that has been shown on my blog and all the inspiration that has been shared !
I hope some where in this adventure I have been able to give back the same!
Thanks again to all that have stopped by for a peek and all who have went out of there way to comment !

You folks are the best and always an inspiration to me !

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Halloween Project

Coming to terms with the fact the lazy days of summer are almost behind for another year (even though it hit low 90's today ).
I have had the urge to get ready for the arrival of fall.

From changing the colors that are in my home decorations, to checking out all the new styles of fall sweaters that are showing up in the stores.
I am ready for a cool breeze and some local Harvest festivals.
Only natural that my creative thoughts are leaning in that direction also.

A little project that I worked on yesterday that took no time to make, with a limited amount of materials .

The frame used was a plain black plastic frame purchased from the "Dollar Store".
Applying a coat of Gesso so my paint would adhere to the plastic, used Acrylic paint for my colored squares and outlined with black window paint for dimension.
When the paint was set I covered with Mod Podge to protect.

Using felt and some embroidery thread and some buttons,this Halloween decoration was fun, fast, and easy to come together .

This little frame has already found a home with my Mother,her first Halloween decoration in her new place. :) She insisted on the grumpy Pumpkin !

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Card Reveal

My first card created for "Am I a Scrap Addict Sketches" as part of the new design team.

Twice a month Deanne will be posting both Layout & Card Challenges on her Sketch Blog.

If you need a little push thru those brick walls that we run into from time to time,stop by and give her sketches a try.

A new Card Challenge and Layout Challenge has been posted !!

While you are there,take a look at all the wonderful creations by the Layout & Card Design Team members for this sketch!

I always love to see the different interpretations of a Sketch design.

Just a little Birthday card..I thought would be fun to make