Friday, November 4, 2016

Weekend Project


 My Weekend Project

It may not look like it, but this is a project I did using my Cricut!

  
I bought the bookshelf on the Hwy 80 garage sale. The backing is press board and was an ugly brown when I bought it. I slide the shelves out and painted the back the same shade of blue as the walls of the room. While it was drying I cut my stencil using one of the medallions in the Damask Decor Cricut Cartridge. I just used a heavy cardstock so I cut out two. I figured one would get to soggy before I could finish all of my designs. I probably should have cut 3, but 2 worked alright. 
I taped my stencil in place with blue painters tape, then using some white paint and a small foam brush I loaded my brush lightly with the paint and dabbed it on. I was careful to dab straight up and down along the edges so the paint wouldn't seep beyond them and would leave a crisp line. I placed the design in a random pattern. I wish I had put at least one design lower so you could see it on the bottom shelf better, but books will be going there and cover up the lower area.
I thought I would share my project with a couple of Anything Goes type challenges.
PDE Linky Party Challenge 145
Bitten by the Bug 2: Flourishes Challenge


Saturday, October 29, 2016

Trick or Treat

TRICK OR TREAT
SMELL MY FEET
GIVE ME SOMETHING
GOOD TO EAT!



It’s almost time for goblins, witches, and ghosts to haunt the streets begging for candy. I remember taking my then 3 year (she’s 33 now) old daughter trick or treating for the first time. She was a cowgirl with a pink swirly skirt, pink cowgirl boots and a denim jacket. We stopped at the first house and as I handed her the treat bag I said, “O.K., now go up to the door, ring the doorbell, and when someone opens the door shout Trick or Treat! and then hold out your bag and they will put candy in it.” She turned to me with a shocked expression and said, “NO! They are strangers!” At least she had been listening when we lectured her about not speaking to strangers or not to take candy from people you don’t know. Don’t worry, after she watched one group of kids do it, she joined a second group of kids and after that I had to run to keep up. 
I made this Halloween layout because I always enjoyed going trick or treating when I was a kid and then taking my kids and their friends through the neighborhood to trick or treat. Now it’s my grandchildren’s turn to trapeze from house to house dressed up as rock stars and princesses, armed with a treat sack demanding candy so they don’t play tricks.
Close up of the 3D fence
 I used the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge for sale through Close to my Heart. and Autumn Celebrations for the trick or treaters. The paper is Jeepers Creepers from CloseToMyHeart. The ink can be found HERE.
I'm going to enter my haunted house layout at the following fun blogs. CHECK THEM OUT!
MY SHERI CRAFTS CHALLENGE #193 - Creepy....Crawly!
PDE Linky Party Ch# 144 Anything but a Car  
FantabulousCricutChallenge #288-Fright Night 
DiecuttinDivas Challenge #289 ~ Halloween 
Simon Says: Anything Goes 
The Sisterhood of CraftersPumpkins OR the color Orange . . .





Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Uncle Jerry

This is my Uncle Jerry. 
If you've ever met him you will remember him. If you haven't, I'm sorry. 
I wish you could have.  He was a wonderful man. 
He was soft spoken and gentle. He was courageous and a leader that led by example. 
He was a spiritual man. He was a brother, a husband, a father, a Poppa, and a doctor.  
He wasn't perfect, but he came darn close in my eyes. 
He is going to be missed.
Dr. Gerald Herrin
1936-2016
RIP


Saturday, September 3, 2016

Creating Kindness

 It's National Stamping Month:Create Kindness
Check it out! This month Close to My Heart is offering the Create Kindness Card Kit, it has everything you see above for the special price of only $46.95!
You will get:
24 – 3" × 3" pre-printed card bases with envelopes
24 – Pre-cut 1 ¾" white circles
8 – Exclusive M-size stamp sets
1 – Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ mini stamp pad
1 – 2" × 2" My Acrylix® block
1 – My Acrylix® mini stamp organizer to put all your goodies in!
Go HERE to order yours from me and I will spread the kindness even further by making a donation of a portion of my commission from every Create Kindness card kit I sell through my site, to Operation Smile™. 
I LOVE my kit! I can grab it and go and have everything to make a card at my fingertips so when I'm waiting in carpool or at the doctors office or any of the countless other places I have to wait around for hours, I can be productive instead of killing time checking FaceBook. I even bring along my ShinHan markers to color my stamped images.