Okay, so I bet you're wondering what I did? Well......In a previous post, I mentioned that I was moving.What I didn't say, was that I was moving in with my folks! Yeah! I know!! I still can't believe it!
So why, did I do this? Well, I want to buy a house. And I have no $$$ for downpayment, closing costs, etc. Let's face it, I spend most of my extra $$ on scrappy stuff!! Not good, but oh soooo much fun!
Right now, the housing market is very good, at least on the Treasure Coast! My son just bought a 3 bedroom home for $66,000!! That's less than half of what it originally cost the owner, a few years ago!! Naturally, I would love to have my own place, esp my own home!! So, moving in with my folks (TEMPORARY!!!!) is a great way for me to accomplish that!! The up-side to this move, is that it will motivate me to do everything I can to save as much $$$ as I can, in a short period of time!! LOL
So, I moved in on Saturday....so far it's been pretty good!! And, I have my own scrappy room.....I'll post pics when I have it straightened out. For now, everything has a place, and it's pretty comfy too! Tonight, I start scrapping again....it's been a couple of weeks!! Wonder if I remember how?! LOL
Snobby Walrus October Sneaks
Can you believe that we're almost in October!!, It feels like summer just started, and we're already into fall!! Sooooo, since this is an October sneak, can you guess, what this kit is all about? Check it out.....
Now, now, that's enough!! You'll have to wait for reveal day, for more pics!!!
Short post today......I have re-typed this post & lost both copies, twice already, due to technical difficulties with Typepad!! This time, I can honestly say that, 'I didn't do it'!!!!
Check out JJ Sobey's blog, one of my DT sisters, at Snobby Walrus, she just posted a sneak peek of the September Kit!! Awesome LO!! Needless to say, I thought that I should post one too!! But.............I'm posting an LO that I made with the scraps & leftovers from the kit!! Papers are October Afternoon, Onirie, Sassafras Lass & My Mind's Eye. Tickets are My Mind's Eye, Alphas by Cosmo Cricket & American Crafts. Pompon fringe by Fancy Pants Design, and Flowers by Prima & moi.
I cannot remember where I got the idea for the chipboard flowers.....but thank you to that person!! I love this technique!! Please let me know who you are, so I can give you proper credit for it!!
I had some old Basic Grey naked chipboard, and I covered it with My Mind's Eye 'Regal' scraps. Huge distressing with an emery board, and then I added some embroidery floss from DMC, between the petals. Stacked 2 of them together, added a brad & voila....flowers! Here's a closeup...... Did I mention, that I LOVE this technique!!!! BTW, Typepad does NOT like small pics......everytime I try to resize them smaller than a 4" width or height, it goes beserk!!! Ugh!!!
On to the fun!!!!!!!!!
Check out my scrappy pal, Denise'sblog candy!!!! Awesome!!! You know, she can count me in!!!!! Love it!! Soooo many embellies, soooo much fun!! What are you waiting for.....go enter!!
BTW, September 9th is my First Blogoversary....sooooo come back & check out my RAK!!
Hi everyone!! I am finally getting around to posting my projects for Snobby Walrus, it's about time don't you think?! You make a plan, you prepare for it, you're just about ready to go, and then life wallops you good, and everything falls apart.....ugh!! Of all things, I've had a severe ear infection for the last week! I haven't had one of those since I was a little girl, and trust me, that's a lonnnnnnng time ago! So, I've spent a good deal of time in bed, one because I was dizzy and two, because the meds have kicked my butt! Today is the first day, that I'm actually feeling well enough to sit and type my post.
So here we go.......
I just love this pic of my DGS Mason!! He sooo looks like he's actually reading & understanding what's in the newspaper!! Such a little man, this one! And the 'Diagram' paper (map) from 7 Gypsies was just perfect for this LO! I place the pic inside a 'So Sophie' frame from My Mind's Eye, over a piece of 'Barbouillage' from Onirie, to which I did some stitching!! Now, that's a new thing for me. I've done a few hand stitches on very few LOs, but this is the first time, that I've actually pulled out the sewing machine. I kinda like the look, though, I wouldn't do it on every layout. Lots of distressing on this page, courtesy of the gorgeous papers and Timmy products!
I also used the Onirie paper to punch a little train strip for the right side of the page, using a Martha Stewart punch. Some diecuts from G45, a Paper Whimsie from Sassafras, alphas from Heidi Swapp, balloon stickers from American Crafts and of course the gears, clock, spinners and Distress ink from Tim Holtz.
Bad Hair Day
Another LO of my DGS, apparently he was having issues of his own.....
My DD Ashley, was telling me that he went a whole week with his hair like that!! LOL Apparently, nothing she did could change it! Oh well, at least he's cute enough to get away with it!!
I layered a 'frame' Hambly Screen Print transparency over 'Good Junk' from October Afternoon. And then threw on some scraps from my stash. Doesn't that Onirie scrap, look totally different on this LO. It just goes to show, that you can get a totally different effect from the same papers, just by changing 'the look & feel' of your project.
I added a strip of IOD tape from Prima, and layered some hand made butterflies, using a Studio G stamp and some Prima packaging! I then added a little bit of distress stickles for antenna & body, and some metal accents that I got at Wal-Mart.
The alphas are as old as the hills...they've been in my stash for a long time. I don't know who made them, as I lost the packaging a long time ago. But, I haven't parted with them, even though they are 'flat', because I've always love the look of them. Well I finally figured out a way to get dimension from them!! I just layered them on cardstock, punched them out, distress inked the edges, & used pop dots to give them dimension!
The smaller alphas are from EK Success, which I re-colored with alcohol ink from Timmy!! The cute little monsters are Sassafras stickers!
I love how this star turned out....I traced a template from Fiskars to get the shape, and then punched the little one. I added a bit of 'matte accents' from Ranger to give it more depth, and then inked the edges with Distress Ink. The red 'Paper Whimsie' is Sassafras also. Crochet lace is May Arts.
In the above pic, you can see that my 're-coloring' of the alphas, wasn't done very well!! I had totally forgot to put a second coat on the edges while they were on the plastic...it was a little too late after I placed them on my paper. So you get to see that the original color was yellow! And one more closeup...
So, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!!!
Now I do have a little preview of things to come......my Etsy shop!! It is in the works, meaning......I haven't worked on it either, because I was sick!! Although, the site is up, I haven't uploaded any pics yet, because I haven't taken them! You get to figure out what I'll be selling by this one sneak......
And one more little thing....well, it's not so little to me. Anyways, I am coming up on my 1st Blogaversary as well as my 100th post. Soooooo, I would think that, that would mean Blog Candy!!! How does that sound to you? This is one more thing that got postponed......so I haven't made a decision yet on what will be in the RAK, but I'm leaning towards steampunk.........nothing like a tease, right?
Friday morning, I came home to my DIL telling me that the internet was down. Okay, so no surprise, the kids are all out of school, and our provider is just busy. No problem! While we were chatting away, I kept trying to get on......and finally about an hour later, it came up. I did my thing.....visited my fave blogs, added my DT comments to the Snobby Walrus& POSH forums, and decided that I needed to go to bed. In case you're new to my blog, I work overnight...so I sleep during the day.
So, I woke up about midnight, and the net was down again. Well this is kind of strange, cause everybody should be sleeping. But I really didn't worry too much about it, cause it happens. WRONG!!! It never came up on Saturday, Sunday & Monday!!! Now, I was worried! I had all of my projects and my end-of-month order to upload to SW. Plus I didn't get to do my QOTD/SQOTD for Posh on Saturday! Ugh, I was seriously frustrated!
I was now scrambling to figure out, how I was going to get my stuff uploaded (nothing like waiting til the last minute!)....yeah, I could use my Mom's computer, which I did to let everyone know, that I was down. But.......all of my stuff is on my computer, and my parents, being my parents....they DO NOT have all of the software that I have. This was def going to be tricky.
Meanwhile, my son, the computer wiz, had already called Comcast, and got us an appointment for one of their techs to come out and fix the problem......on Wednesday!!!!! This was on Sunday; on Monday afternoon, he decides to tell me that after speaking with a tech, they figured that our problem was our modem, since our cable (bundled) was operating just fine. The tech also told him that we could go the their offices and get a new one. If this was the problem, then we could totally by-pass a service call. I had just spent 8 hours shopping with DD & Grand-son, I really didn't want to go back out! But, and I really had to think about this.....if that was the problem....it could be fixed that day! Soooooo, off we went. Well, sure as shit, that was the problem....fried modem!!!
Soooo......yea! I'm back up & running! Kudos to Dan, my son!! And a big thanks....yep, you will get Club Sandwiches & Fries on my next night off!!
On to the Sneaks......I totally figured that the July kit at Snobby Walrus, would be posted...but it's not yet. Unfortunately, I will be working for the next four days, so I won't get a chance to upload my sneaks until next weekend......sooooo......I guess you're getting an early peek!!!
Here we go.....
Okay....that's it for now....you'll have to wait for the rest!!!
Don't forget to sign up for the 'June Bride' RAK.....you only have 5 days left to enter!! And tell your friends......if they mention your name on that post, you get one more chance!!!
Yeah, that's right, I have a broken tooth! Ugh! Nope, I didn't hit it, or get hit....it just started breaking apart!! No fun, that's for sure. Pain was sooo bad, I actually called out at work on Sunday night. On the plus side, I had made a dental appointment as soon as I realized this....so I was able to visit my dentist on Monday morning. Double ugh!! Sure enough, it's falling apart around a filling....who knew? So, I am now taking anti-biotics & pain killers until my next appointment, when lucky me, I get to have a root canal! Triple ugh!!! Needless to say, this will cost me an arm & a leg, and a child or two. Quadruple ugh!!!! yes I have dental insurance, yes it covers the root canal & crown, etc, but.........it only covers to a certain $$$ amount! I figure it'll cost me about $1000 out of pocket. There goes my scrappy spending dollars for the rest of this century!!! Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!
Let's talk about something less depressing, shall we?!!!!
Don't forget about the ongoing Brag Book Challenge over at Posh. This challenge will run for five weeks, and then a random winner will be chosen to win.......
Each time you enter a page, it counts as 1 chance. You can have up to 10 chances!! Soooo.....go check it out, and enter today for your chance to win!!
Plus, I have a sneak for you....okay I'm a little late in posting it! But, in my defense, I wanted to be able to post some sneaks of my pages with it. And I just got done taking about 600 pics of them, and cropping them and fixing the colors....it was cloudy outside, and playing with how much I wanted you to see, and still be able to get away with it!!!
Awesome kit, right? It is!!! You won't believe how much stuff there is in this kit. I've made 6 LOs, and 1 mini album!! I still have 1 1/2 sheets of paper, plus a bunch of embellies leftover!!! How awesome is that!! And you should see the Splurge Kits....OMG!!! Soo, go checkt it out at Snobby Walrus.
Okay, here's some sneaks of my projects......
And lastly.....yep you only get 3 peeks!
Soooo, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!!! Gotta go email all of my projects to SW......