**ScrapMuse Design Team Call**

Calling all Scrappers. ScrapMuse is growing and as a result we have the need to add four additional design team members to our company to design for our two additional kit offerings each month. We are looking for motivated scrappers that can commit to daily participation in both our message board and gallery. We are looking for a variety of Scrapbooking styles.

Design Team Submission Deadline: November 15, 2009

Design Team Duties to Begin: December 1, 2009

Please Send all Submissions and Questions to: melissa@scrapmuse.com

Guidelines for Submissions:

1. ScrapMuse is an exclusive kit club. You may not design for any other kits clubs. Challenge blogs, manufacteurs websites, sketch blogs and magzines are permitted and encouraged.

2. International submissions are welcome. International design team members pay actual shipping cost minus $10.00.

3. Applicants must maintain an active blog.

4. Please submit 4 layouts. Two must be newly created for this call only. Please show us your best work. More than 4 layouts are welcome per entry.

5. Please share a link to your blog and online galleries.

6. Please answer the following questions

Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where are you from? Any kids? Pets? We want to get to know you!

Are you or have you been active on another Design Team, challenge blog, sketch blog, or manufacteur website?

How would you describe your scrapbooking style?

Do you participate in any other scrapbook sites? Please share a link and your username.

How long have you been scrapbooking?

What is your favorite product?

What is your favorite candy bar?

7. Participation in our message board and gallery are encouraged and recommended during this call.

8. Currently we do not have terms for our designers. We only ask that you give us a month notice if you need to leave the team.

Design Team Duties

1. Create 4 layouts or projects each month using only the ScrapMuse kit.

2. Post your layouts to our monthly gallery on the 15th of each month.

3. Participate daily in our message board and gallery.

4. Promote ScrapMuse on your blog and other sites where allowed.

5. Create one step by step instruction for one of your layouts each month.

Designer Compensation

1. One of our new smaller kits each month to use for your designs.

2. Generous Design Team discount on additional kits and add-ons.

3. Featured on our Blog and Design Team page.

4. Additional products and freebies are occasionally sent to our Designers.

Pencillines Collaborative with the Next Step and DT Call

Well yesterday was an exciting day for me!!!! PENCILLINES. The design team at The Next Step collaborated with Pencillines this week and we got to contribute a layout each using one of Anna's sketches. I can't tell you all how thrilling this last couple of months have been for me. I am amazed by what can happen when you are filled with passion and when you learn how to channel it. I am learning more and more how accessible things can be when you just r-e-a-c-h.

This scrapbooking thing has been such a blessing for me. I honestly believe that it's effect has been incredibly wide reaching in my life. I am changing because of it. It has sparked belief in myself. That alone is life changing, but it doesn't stop there.
When I was struggling after the birth of my children, and feeling more and more alone and isolated in my own mind, I fell into scrapbooking. It has helped me with anxiety problems. It helped make me feel less "broken". I was able to fully focus on it with the magic of passion and art, something that I have always had issues with(focusing, that is). I was able to prove to myself that I can stick to something. It has been a bit of a struggle to convince others of the fact it is something worth "sticking with". But that in itself has been very affirming too, because in feeling a need to justify it to people all the time, I (a) had to question why I felt the need to justify it , and (b) really reflected on just what it's merits are/have been. The biggest thing I think that I have gotten from all of this is that you have absolutely no control over what people are going to think of you, say about you, treat you. All I have control over is myself, and that is a struggle itself. What matters is having a clear view of what is important to you and the people that you love. It's you and them that you answer to at the end of the day, and mostly just yourself really. So I try to live now in a way that makes me feel good at the end of the day. IE. Have I served myself today? Have I been the person that I want to be? Have I served my children and family? Am I proud of my choices and my actions? The answer isn't always yes to all those questions, but I am also learning how to be more forgiving of myself, more tolerant, and it feels really good. Anyway, the whole point is that scrapbooking has been instrumental in helping me learn to love myself...and others.

Here is the sketch that we got to work with:

Here's Lucy's LO:

Here's Gayle's:

Here's Bethany's:

Here's Jamie's:

And mine:

Pencillines DT:








I also wanted to share a clip from last night's so you think you can dance Canada. It was Mia Michael's choreography for the top 10 in the finale episode. The quality of the video is not great, couldn't find anything else and the volume needs to be cranked way up, but this dance is stunning. The outfits were amazing. Check it out:


OH and one last thing. ScrapMuse may or may not be looking for 4 new Design Team members, deets to follow soon.


Dollarama wickedness...new finds

Isn't this stuff adorable??? The journal was $2, but the bling was $1 each. I LOVE dollarama!

And a new layout to share:

A boy is Truth with dirt on it's face,
Beauty with a cut on its finger,
Wisdom with bubble gum in its hair,
and the Hope of the future with a frog in its pocket.
-- Author Unknown

Lots of distressing on this one. Used watered down Walnut ink around the edges. Used Gesso and glimmer mist on the background.

Have a great weekend!!!



Raking up Life’s Lessons

We've got to try to remember to acknowledge and appreciate all the ways in which our lives are blessed. It is too easy to take things for granted. If you stay in a negative frame of mind it becomes very difficult to distinguish those ways in which we are blessed. Opportunities to be happy and grateful are always presenting themselves, it takes a positive mind and spirit to be able to harness those opportunities. I have learned the absoluteness of this lesson over and over again over the past couple of years as my life has sort of roller coastered up and down emotionally. I have also learned that it is not a simple balance. Just when you think you've got it right, things rock out of balance again and you have to edit your lessons. The important thing, I think is that they become just that, lessons and that you edit them.

One thing that I always seem to forget/discount is the effect that weather has over me (and I believe all people). It occurred to me today as I was out raking leaves and having a fire outside with my kids how happy I felt being productive and engaged outside, living life. Then I recalled how the weather turned miserable here in a hurry. I went backwards in my head through the last couple of months. I don't know about the rest of the world, but here in Ottawa, we had a really unfortunate summer. Not very good weather, lots of rain, humidity but not too much heat, very cool in fact. Then it ended abruptly and we haven't really had much good weather since. I always find the end of summer pretty difficult, still much like I did when I was a kid. It closes so many beautiful chapters here, no more outdoor swimming, no more cottage, no more playing outside until bedtime, no more hanging out outside with neighbours, the list goes on and on. Especially when it is as cold as it has been here. Anyway, we have been cooped up inside way too much. We didn't have any time to acclimatize to the frost that we already have here. So we haven't been going outside much. We've been watching more tv, more computer. At first I'm not even conscious of it because I am so unaware of the connection it has to the weather and how I keep thinking 'tomorrow's going to be nicer'. This allows for a lot less productivity, let me tell you. Then it starts to feel really blah. Today, I realized that I am feeling blah. Now I am equipped with the ability to change it. YAY! Today is a new day.

Ella's 3rd birthday is this Sunday. I am having 2 of her little friends over and her cousin. I wanted it to be peaceful and small. Ella is just thrilled with the guest list. I don't think it's her style to do BIG. We are going to do some crafts, make and take style. One of the girls on the scrapmuse board suggested lacing pages together with ribbon and having them draw on the pages and another suggested lacing beads to make necklaces. I think that that is exactly what I am going to do. I will make the beads out of pretty paper. We will also have lunch and cake. Ella has requested Strawberry Shortcake, so I hope I can find a pan. Anyone know where to get one? For the lootbags, I think I will have the kids line up and take turns "fishing" for their loot with a fishing rod with a clothespin over a sheet. That's what my parents did with me when I was younger. I think that should take up most of the time. Maybe a couple of games too.

Next month I am looking forward to an event that I have in the works. A friend of mine hosts a little group of moms and their little girls to do a "sparks" like thing. It's like girl guides for younger girls. She asked me to do a craft with the kids, there are 8 little girls. I am excited beyond belief!!! I am going to prepare kits for them to make little canvas wall hangings with their name on it and flowers that they make themselves. FUN!!!! I hope I have my camera back by then. I am SERIOUSLY missing my camera. In a way that almost hurts physically. It will be 4 weeks this Saturday. I mourn. When I went to the fair last month, as we walked up to the entrance I said "I wish I had my camera", you know what Owen says? He says "Mommy, it's better to remember it with your eyes than with your camera." WHAT?!?!?! I was near speechless, I managed to say "Owen, you are 100% absolutely right." Can you believe the insight? Kids are amazing. We totally underestimate their intuition and their deep understanding of things that we have no idea that they are aware of. Anyway, my 4 and 3/4 of a year old son taught me a lesson that day. He is right, but pictures are great too! Plus his memory already seems to be sharper and more vivid than mine, maybe I'm just imagining? I'm only 29. Not yet!!!

I have loads of layouts to share finally.

Here are all of my projects with this month's ScrapMuse Kit, Flight School:

October Sketch:

This is a lo of my sil and my sweet baby neice, Mallory.


  • Scribble Scrabble - Lullaby of Birdland - Kiss me Sweet, Floral Melody, Rockin Robin
  • Jillibean Soup - Lentil Soup - Ground Coriander
  • Making Memories - Poolside Paperie - Lattice Die-Cut

Core'dinations-Black Magic Amulet, Orange

Jillibean Soup - Alphabeans - Groovy Green
Sassafras Lass - Blossoms - Rascal
Gelly Roller pen: black, white
Prima Say it in Pearls- Flower Centers - Aqua & Green
Tim Holtz - Idea-ology - Adage Tickets
ScrapMuse Flower
Stampin Up- Canvas Shapes

Also, you can check this month's ScrapMuse newsletter to learn how to print on your layout background without a wide-format printer.

So this tube of beef pictured in the lo, was my husband's idea of a joke one day when I sent him to get groceries. It was $20 for 15 lbs of beef and he could NOT resist the comic gold that would result from him bringing this home. I can't even share the lewd things that he joked about. I must admit he had me laughing...A LOT.


  • Core'dinations - Black Magic - Amulet
  • Jenni Bowlin Studios - The Farmers Wife - Die-Cut Label Paper
  • Scribble Scrabble - Lullaby of Birdland - Floral Melody
  • Jillibean Soup - Lentil Soup - Ground Coriander
  • Scribble Scrabble - Lullaby of Birdland - Die-Cuts
  • Jillibean Soup - Alphabeans - Groovy Green
  • Chatterbox Inc - Fabulous - Wooden Brads
  • American Crafts - Glitter Buttons - Black
  • Jillibean Soup - Journaling Sprouts - Circle Green
  • Tim Holtz - Idea-ology - Adage Tickets


  • Chatterbox Fabulous Treasures

Not in Kit

  • Rub-on letters: Dollarama
  • Dymo Tape
  • White Signo
  • Black acrylic paint



  • Making Memories - Just Chillin Boy - Striped Grosgrain
  • Jillibean Soup - Lentil Soup - Ground Coriander
  • Scribble Scrabble - Lullaby of Birdland - Rockin Robin
  • Ranger Industry - Claudine Hellmuth - Sticky Back Canvas
  • Stampin Up- Canvas Shapes
  • Core'dinations - Black Magic - Amulet
  • Sassafras Lass - Blossoms - Rascal
  • ScrapMuse - Yellow Flowers Designed by DigiCuts Designs Etsy
  • Scribble Scrabble - Lullaby of Birdland - Die-Cuts


  • Chatterbox Fabulous Treasures
  • Prima Say it in Pearls- Flower Centers - Aqua & Green

Not in Kit

  • White AC cardstock
  • Black Zig Pen
  • Font: Vivaldi, cut with SCAL

What I did to the canvas

  • I printed the tree onto my canvas with a brush in photoshop. I then painted it with watered down blue acrylic paint and inked the edges. I also sanded the edges to rough them up a bit.

In this layout, that I used the canvas scalloped circle from the kit. SO much fun. I sanded it up a bit and then I painted it. I added some stitching and also some stickles to make a custom journaling spot to match my layout perfectly.

I also took one of the Scribble Scrabble papers and cut out the flowers that are above the photo. I cut out 3 layers per flower and used pop dots to give them dimension.


  • Making Memories - Wedding - Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Jillibean Soup - Alphabet Soup - Mixed Veggies
  • Scribble Scrabble - Lullaby of Birdland - Whisper Low
  • Core'dinations-Black Magic Amulet
  • White American Crafts
  • Jillibean Soup - Alphabeans - Groovy Green


  • Chatterbox Fabulous Treasures

not in kit

  • blue cardstock border
  • red stickles
  • red puff paint
  • green acrylic paint
  • embroidery floss

A mini-album I made for myself. I cut out chipboard to make the pages. It includes six sections and my goals/dreams /hopes for that category.
The categories are:


  • Core'dinations - Black Magic - Amulet, Orange
  • Scribble Scrabble - Lullaby of Birdland - Rockin Robin
  • Scribble Scrabble - Lullaby of Birdland - Kiss me Sweet
  • Tim Holtz - Idea-ology - Adage Tickets
  • Sassafras Lass - Blossoms - Rascal
  • Scribble Scrabble - Lullaby of Birdland - Die-Cuts
  • Stampin Up- Canvas Shapes

This took me 20 minutes before I had to leave to go to my dad's and I remembered that I didn't have a card. EASY!


  • American Crafts - Glitter Buttons - Black
  • Scribble Scrabble - Lullaby of Birdland - Rockin Robin
  • Scribble Scrabble - Lullaby of Birdland - Kiss me Sweet
  • Core'dinations - Orange
  • Scribble Scrabble - Lullaby of Birdland - Die-Cuts
  • Chatterbox Inc - Fabulous - Wooden Brads
  • Prism Cardstock - Sage

Personal Work:

Here's a wall hanging I made with some frames from Dollarama. I painted them with acrylic paint and then sprayed them with a gloss finish. I used some paper from a DCWV stack that I have, All Dressed Up, and I used stuff from my September ScrapMuse kit to decorate them.

This one, I loved these pics of Ella, as I was looking at them, the title occurred to me. I always see her as some kind of little creature, a wonderful creature, so the title is perfect for how I was feeling.

All the letters were cut with SCAL.


  • (some kind of) Maiandra GD
  • (Wonderful) MA Sexy

The pink layered flower and the flourish are cut in SCAL with my DigiCuts Designs SCAL files.

WOW!!! LONGEST post ever! Sorry guys.



Funny little story

SO Owen and Ella are just playing little people right now and I just overheard Owen saying to Ella (he's pretending to be a man coming to Ella's house):

"Hi, my name's Owen, I mean David...can I see all your kids?"

This made me laugh a lot. Imagine if a man came to your door and said that one line. You would back away slowly and shut the door and possibly call the police.

Wanted to share.


Movie plans this weekend

FInally a movie to fall in love with. This looks magical beyond my wildest dreams. Want to go see it this weekend.

We had a good Thanksgiving weekend here. We had two big dinners to go to, so we have mos def had our fill of turkey. I still don't have my camera back from the hospital so I have no pics to share. I am hoping to get it back within 2 weeks. I HOPE. I have missed out on all of the prime autumn photo ops. The leaves are mostly down here now and the colour has already changed from the super saturated rich reds, yellows and oranges to more brownish. SO yah, I was hoping to get some awesome pictures since I didn't have a good camera last year, what can you do? Next year. Plus I have some wicked ideas for pictures when the snow comes, which it will soon, cuz it feels like the arctic here(I'm exaggerating a bit).

I am super excited for something scrapbook related that I will be able to share in the next couple of weeks. But until then...all I can share is my excitement!!! Can you feel it?

I am also happy to say that I got in some good time with my girls this weekend. We went out for Thai dinner and then back to my friend's house for some more loud, incessant chatting and insane eating. That is what we do, what we have always done. Chat really loudly and eat really monstrously. You kind of have to get rolled home after our girl's nights. It has been that way since high school. Anyway, nothing makes me feel more grounded and connected then when I get together with these girls...minus our friend who is in Mexico, she is the missing piece of the puzzle. Our friend in Mexico is getting married this February, so we are all going down there for the wedding. I am pumped to the max about this. Except for the fact that I have a phobia of flying. I haven't been on a plane in nine years since my trip to Australia, which totally was too much for me. I have worked on my anxiety since then, so I am hoping I will fare better, but I don't know. ANyone know of any really good drugs that I could take that will help...horse tranquilizer maybe? Now to go see a farmer.



So I keep doing my own thing Walking tall against the rain

Check this adorable version of "Run This Town" by the ps22 Chorus. I am so inspired by this video. I mean really. This man must be an amazing soul, watch how each and every one of those kids is feeling free to be exactly who they are as they sing and move. It's obviously a very tolerant environment. He seems so passionate and listen to the words.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadians!!!



Winner of my September ScrapMuse Challenge and Guest designer

This beautiful layout was submitted by one of ScrapMuse's members, Liezl

Her journaling and beautiful design wowed all of the design team members. Her layout is about one of her favorite teachers who also taugh her husband and now her daughter too. Liezl mentioned how participating in this challenge actually helped her realize how much this special teacher had affected all of their lives.

Journaling reads:

She was my Science Teacher in high school (1982). After 12 years our path crossed again in a nearby province where we both work. warm hellos and stories that bring back the old days made us close again. Even closer and deeper when we found out that my hubby happened to be her former student, too (1984). She's happy to see us – both grown-ups, successful in our chosen careers and happily married. Little did she know we're happier to see her still so passionate to teach & nurture young minds. Teaching was never a job for her. It's more of a mission… a calling! Another 12 years and she's our eldest DD's Science Teacher (2008)! Hey, how come she never gets old! She's the same Ms. D I had before. STRICT…TERROR…DISCIPLINARIAN… (you'll never wish to hear her call your name during classes) yet she's SWEET…A TRUE FRIEND… and a GOOD LISTENER (outside classroom)! Not only she taught us "how the earth moves" and "H2O means water" …but she also taught us professionalism, equality, dedication and how to love unconditionally. If we are to pass the same way again – we'll choose to undergo the same "ordeal" being under her supervision.

(Note: her name is Ms. Lerma Dimaandal fondly called Ms. D! )


Be sure to check out this month's challenge that Deanna is hosting. It is called Let's Grunge it up. The challenge closes October 31st at midnight EST.

You will not only be playing for a $25.00 Gift Certificate to the ScrapMuse Store supplied by Missy, but your winning layout will also be featured on our blog and website as the "layout of the month".

The design team will select the winning layout by voting for their favorite layout based on the layout itself and by following the challenge as described.


Also this month we have guest designer Laura Vegas joining us at ScrapMuse. Laura is on both the Making Memories Design Team and the Jillibean Soup Design Team. Her work has been published in PaperKuts, Creating Keepsakes, PaperCrafts, Scrapbooks Etc, Scrapbook Trends, Paper Trends, and Cards Magazines. Be sure to check out her blog to see wicked pictures of her work and her AMAZING workspace.

Have a great day!!!



LOVING this song

Adorable run in at KFC, who'd of thunk it?

SO I'm a little late with telling this story, but it has to be shared. This weekend, I went into town to pick up KFC(ewwww, husband and kids love it) for the fam. I went by myself. I ordered our 10 piece bucket of yuck and they promptly told me that it would be a 15 minute wait. Like OMG, I am going to wait 15 minutes for KFC of all things? But I didn't want to disappoint my hungry family so I decide to wait it out. I sat myself down in a chair and much to my happy surprise, there was a pile of papers (interview questionnaires, I think) and a few pens on the ledge beside me. I figured, if I have to wait 15 minutes, I'm sure they won't mind me stealing a piece of paper and borrowing a pen. So I started doodling. A couple of minutes later this girl strolls past me slowly, trying to check out what I was drawing. I smiled at her and she smiled back. Then she strolled by a couple more times as she worked up the courage to start chatting me up. Imagine...an adult actually sitting and doodling. I think her mind was blown. So after a few more strolls by she finally initiated conversation:

The girl: "What are you doing?"

Me: Just drawing some stuff so I don't get too bored while I wait for my dinner."

The Girl: "What are you drawing?"

Me: "Just doodling, some flowers, some birds, some words."

The girl: "Where'd you get the paper"

Me: "Right here, but I stole it, I'm sure they won't mind, but don't tell on me, do you want one"

The Girl: "Oh YES!"

Me: "Here you go."

It was so cute, she then started drawing the things that I was drawing and showing me her beautiful cursive t's as you can see in the picture. She proceeded to interview me with about a trillion questions. My heart was seriously so warmed sitting down with this little girl. She was loving it. She wanted me to eat supper with her. Anyway, when I had to leave, she asked if we could trade pictures and she signed it to my kids, which I thought was just adorable. SO I signed mine to her and off I went.

I just love it when you have these unexpected encounters with people. It always makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

Just wanted to share!



Appeal for words of comfort and support

This week, one of my best friend`s dad was diagnosed with terminal stage 4 lung cancer. Her birthday(28th or 29th , i forget please forgive me?) was yesterday. Not very good times. The problem is that I have no idea how to help her. This is beyond my experience. I am lost for words when I speak to her and find myself questioning her in a nervous struggle to say the right thing. Questioning her. I can't imagine she wants to answer my questions right now. So I started by making her the picture above to make an image of how I feel right now and what I want to convey. The other thing I thought of was to appeal to you guys, the blogging world and to ask if any of you could please leave her some words of support, comfort, wisdom or whatever here for her and her younger sisters and their mom. Please help.


we got some serious sunshine today!!!

which obviously makes me feel super happy because the weather has been super crummy here lately, so cold, windy and dark. Blah. It was supposed to be like that all weekend too, so today was a serious gift. It looks like it's getting blah again but we had a few hours of glorious sunshiny autumn weather. It's so nice to feel the sun on your skin this time of year.

So, I get to share my first layout with this month's ScrapMuse Kit, Flight School. It is a seriously gorgeous kit. Totally not colours that I would have picked myself, but I think they're just gorgeous. I LOVE the colours.

SO here it is, aptly titled, "OMG those darn Boogies":

You can see in this layout, that I used the canvas scalloped circle from the kit. SO much fun. I sanded it up a bit and then I painted it. I added some stitching and also some stickles to make a custom journaling spot to match my layout perfectly.

I also took one of the Scribble Scrabble papers and cut out the flowers that are above the photo. I cut out 3 layers per flower and used pop dots to give them dimension.

Unfortunately the kit is already sold out again this month. BUT…Missy keeps a waiting list that you can put your name on in case there are any skips.

Check out the ScrapMuse blog for more design team first reveals. There will be more to come too.

I also got another layout done using September's kit, Called Strawberry Break:


I cut the strawberries and leaves with an svg cut that I created and cut them with my Cricut (using SCAL,they will be available in my etsy shop later).

I added glossy accents to all the strawberries and the letters. I painted the ribbon and the letters and the edge of the paper with red acrylic paint.

Tomorrow we are going apple picking which means we will be having some yummy desserts coming up in the next while. I can already smell apple crumble.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!!



ScrapMuse Kit Preview

EDIT*Okay, just found out that this kit is sold out already, but if you are interested, you can put your name on a waiting list in case someone cancels.*

This kit is WICKED!!!!! I am serious. Today Missy posted the preview, so I snatched it up to share here too. Plus...if you look down in the supplies list, you will see that Missy used my Layered Rose Flower cut to make the yellow flowers in the kit this month. I don't want to give anything away, but there may or may not be another of my cuts being featured in next month's kit too...

Here's the October add-on:

Scribble Scrabble - Lullaby of Birdland - Kiss me Sweet
Scribble Scrabble - Lullaby of Birdland - Whisper Low
Scribble Scrabble - Lullaby of Birdland - Rockin Robin
Scribble Scrabble - Lullaby of Birdland - Floral Melody
Jillibean Soup - Alphabet Soup - Hot Water
Jillibean Soup - Alphabet Soup - Mixed Veggies
Jillibean Soup - Lentil Soup - Ground Coriander
Making Memories - Poolside Paperie - Lattice Die-Cut
Jenni Bowlin Studios - The Farmers Wife - Die-Cut Label Paper
Prism Cardstock - Sage
Core'dinates - Black Magic - Amulet
Core'dinates - Orange

Scribble Scrabble - Lullaby of Birdland - Die-Cuts
Jillibean Soup - Alphabeans - Groovy Green
Jillibean Soup - Journaling Sprouts - Circle Green (1/2) Package
Ranger Industry - Claudine Hellmuth - Sticky Back Canvas 8.5 x 11 (1 Sheet)
Stampin Up- Canvas Shapes (1/2 Package)
American Crafts - Glitter Buttons - Black (1/2 Package)
Sassafras Lass - Blossoms - Rascal
Tim Holtz - Idea-ology - Adage Tickets (1/4 Package)
Chatterbox Inc - Fabulous - Wooden Brads (1/3 Package)
ScrapMuse - Yellow Flowers (2) Designed by Tricia Peever DigiCuts Designs Etsy
Making Memories - Just Chillin Boy - Striped Grosgrain (1 Yard)
Making Memories - Wedding - Stitched Grosgrain (1 Yard)
Making Memories - Great Escape - Faux Suede (1 Yard)
candy bar

Have a great day!!


Some spooktakular projects to share

SO today is a pretty exciting day for me. I have a layout in the October Pagemaps Newsletter: Check that out HERE.

I also got to contribute a project for an article that ScrapStreet Ezine was doing on the Next Step Challenge Blog, you can check that out HERE.

If you don't feel like following the links, here is the Pagemaps layout:
I made those cute little ghosts by ripping up tiny pieces up tissue paper and wrapping them around tiny balled up pieces of tissue paper. Then I tied embroidery floss around their necks and drew on ghost faces.

The title I made a mask with SCAL, I actually took the design from a piece of die cut halloween paper but I didn't want to ruin the paper for a mask so I scanned the paper, pulled out the appropriate parts, converted it and then cut it with my cricut. I used orange paint on the title mask and then I outlined the words with white pen. After that, I felt like it needed more oomph, so I added glossy accents to the letters.

Here is the ScrapStreet project:

The project was called Tricks with Treats and the idea was to use "treats" in some "tricky" way. I just took this wormie cup and turned it into a Halloweent treat jar.


Well, I have to go to work now, so I gots to go!