Hey Friday.

Three day weekend full of creating for my newest online class (yay! registration just opened!) coming right up. Going to make the most of this time without any martial arts classes or girl scouts or school drop offs.

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This last week creativity went towards the Girl Scouts (I’m now a leader – fun stuff!!) as well as Queen Elsa (Rebecca)’s birthday party!

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Good sparkly princess times over here I tell you. Now to get set for some serious pajama days, video filming, and project making! I hope you have a fabulous weekend as well…

September cards…

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Actually making cards with the September – excuse me STAMPtember Simon Says Stamp card kit? FUN! Two different (simple) cards here to share with you today.

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Hope you’re getting in some happy crafting time yourself!

Monday (witchy) challenge…

Witch Kraft is the title of this week’s challenge.

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For my card base I:

1. Embossed a piece of foil cardstock

2. Painted it black, dried it, sanded off raised areas

3. Applied alcohol inks and dabbed here and there

4. Covered in Crackle Paint (clear) and let dry

5. Coated in a mixture of PPA and gold paint

6. Added a bit of green paint

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Then all I did was to add on the kraft word stickers, stamped images, and stitch it to the base! This was a lot of fun and I love that I used the word witch and the kraft color – both words from this week’s challenge!

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This week won’t you join in the creative fun and get your witch kraft on? Simon is, as always, offering a generous $50 voucher that will be randomly drawn from the eligible entries each week. Join the fun by creating a project this week – and for your chance to win a $50 voucher you should hop on over and join in the challenge here.

First day of school

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and so, another school year begins. I wish I could say this layout is already in the 2014 album, but I’m not quite to that level of organization. Things have been wild here (when are they not?) but pretty darn positive. The girls are both very happy with their assigned teachers, my studio space is getting to a place where I can almost call it clean, and lots of excitement for the fall as well as new projects is high as well.

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I created this layout with the new Simon Says Stamp card kit – as you can see it works beautifully on a project other than a card. Love that! This page was simple and doesn’t have a lot going on – I like that too. Sometimes I just want a photo + a story in a format that fits into an otherwise hectic schedule.

This week on the challenge blog…

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This week is a “no rules” week – you can do anything you’d like and enter!  Simon is, as always, offering a generous $50 voucher that will be randomly drawn from the eligible entries each week. Join the fun by creating a project this week – and for your chance to win a $50 voucher you should hop on over and join in the challenge here.

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To do a card like mine, color specialty stamping paper with purple distress ink. Then flick with water. THEN clear emboss the cats. Now that color is set, add more colors, more stamping, and anything you like! I love this trick.

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For my other card it was just misting. Wild stamping. Play. I love black ink + bold colors!

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Also? I am ready for fall. SO READY. I am over summer. I keep trying to paint my nails in jewel tones and I long for the weather to get cool so I can wear cardigans and jeans once again…

Scrappy Sunday

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Sleeping on the job… again.

Her leg seems to be healing nicely, and she’s slowly adjusting to moderate amounts of exercise as well. No jumping or wild running… yet.