Scrappy Saturday: resting and doing good.

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Somebody had a rough couple of weeks! First she got spayed and then two weeks later got super ill and has been recouping from no doubt eating something bad. She’s all good now – but I had to share this sweet photo of her resting on my chair and forcing me to be a stand-up kind of crafter.

Fall finds on a friday

Sometimes, you just have to treat yourself. In my case, to celebrate an all time low in my weight and to add some fresh pieces to my fall wardrobe I added four new things – not because I particularly needed any one of them but because I loved them and wanted them in my closet. Just thought I’d share.

 

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Book Fair Beauty Dressheels * botanical dress  *  necklace

New Ruby Rock-It line

I was excited when Ruby Rock-It contacted me and asked if I’d like to play with their new “Handi Scandi” line.

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Loving the colors and patterns – I made four different cards with bits and pieces.

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Loving sparkle + red and blue.

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Teacups and ponies and flowers…

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Love it all! Hope you’ve enjoyed checking out my cards today. Feels good to get creative and play!

Getting set for the holiday crafting season

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It is coming – scary, I know!

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So this week the challenge theme is “Anything goes” I figure since it does in fact say ANYTHING, that I would take on the craft project that is vital this time of year. The project being preparing my annual craft supply box! 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. What will you feature? We can’t wait to see!

Here’s my video:

What I gather:

  • stamps
  • tapes
  • stickers
  • scraps/papers
  • pre-cut dies/punches/embossing
  • embellishments
  • ephemera

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What I don’t do is go overboard with amounts – I would rather use/empty it out a bit and then add more vs have so much that I can’t find things. I also don’t put solid color/neutral stuff in unless it is scraps left over from other projects.

Now that I’ve got my supplies, I should be ready to craft up a storm… right? RIGHT??? ;)

Special this week only for you my fabulous blog readers… if you want to join me (and some fabulous contributors!) you can register for the new Holiday Crafting class here – and get $5 taken off automatically using this link.

Spooky in love with these little stamps…

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I used a fantastic Winnie & Walter BIG set ‘o little Halloween stamps to design my own background “live” on air during a class chat. (if you’re in class – you can watch that video in the extras section!) This was inspired by an Ashli Oliver Layout – and I love the results the more I look at it!

While I know some people think I do things randomly – the truth is there is a lot of formula and tried & true stuff in my style. So it was fun to try something new – and to have it work out!

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You can get a closer look at these stamps here.

I think I’m going to use them next to make some Halloween goodie bags…

not all ideas are good ones.

I just realized I haven’t posted in a week – oops!

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So I’ve been testing out ideas and techniques. Sometimes? The experiments and your creative vision just doesn’t work! Here are three such examples. Wasted energy? Paper? Nope. The paper can be recycled and I worked out what NOT to do with this stamp.

I’ll be back tomorrow with a new card. For now, I will try to get some sleep.