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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Fall is in the air

I'm ready to pull out my fall decorations .... anyone else?
It's just now started to cool down here in the Pacific Northwest.
You know how I know that .... well, I'm wearing my slippers again :)

I've felt the desire to create something new to add to my Fall Decor.
I had fun making this cute banner with the "Silly Pumpkins" file from Little Scraps of Heaven.

I swear every time my three year old looks at it he giggles .... makes it soooo worth it :)

Here are some close ups of those silly guys:

Here's a link to the "Silly Pumpkins" file available now at Little Scraps of Heaven Designs.

Splash of Color Challenge

I'm a bit late with my post this week .... please forgive me.
I'll keep it short.

This week we had a fabulous challenge over at the LSHD DT blog.  This week was to create a layout that had just one splash of color.  

If you're fast, you can still enter .. the challenge runs until midnight tonight :)
AND .. there's a free single file for you just for participating!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Fall Greetings

Well, it's that time of year when the weather gets crisp, we pull out the jeans and sweaters (and socks!) and prepare for pumpkin carving, corn mazes and apple eating :)

Here in Seattle the morning and evenings are crisp, but we are having some really fantastic sunny, warm days!  I am loving every second of it!

To kick off the Season I made a fun card for the latest Little Scraps of Heaven Designs Design Team challenge.  This week it the challenge it to use something old.  You can get all the details on the challenge HERE.

I admit it ... I really struggled with this ... you know how we crafters are ... we have LOADS of stuff (Me included) in our stash.  I made the effort .. I flipped through my old papers, looked through old old stickers and embellishments ... but I just COULD NOT get inspired :(   I hate to do projects just to do them.  I need an inspiration to motivate me .... then it hit me .... MY something old could be one of the OLDEST patterns sets that I had that was made by LSHD!

SO .... here it its .... It's a simple crow.  SO cute .. but simple.  I chose to take this little guy and turn him into a fun fall card.

As I searched and searched I could not find this poor little crow on the website ... so it must be really old!  My file was dated August of 2009.

Here is a cute pic of what the file looked like

And here is how I jazzed this crow up for our weekly challenge:

For this card I used:
- Past freebie Crow from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs (sorry, the design is no longer available for sale)
- Really old glitter ribbon

Thanks for stopping by today! 
I hope you'll join in on our challenge this week!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Life is in the details

Last night I had some fun with some Echo Park paper!

Right now they have a September challenge going on where you utilize the For the Record 2 paper collection to enter.

I created this card to enter in the challenge:

I used the following products to create this project.
- Digital papers from Echo park - For the Record 2
- Camera Paper piecing from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs found HERE

Thanks for stopping by to view my card entry today!

Sketch challenge at Little Scraps of Heaven Designs

This week we have a sketch challenge over at Little Scraps of Heaven Designs
Just grab an old sketch ... any one ... pick your favorite (All sketches are found HERE).

I chose this sketch to work from:

And here is how it turned out.
I'm very happy with this layout.  I love the color scheme.

I used the following two paper piecing files to complete this layout:

In addition to paper piecings, I used the following items:

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will join us this week for our sketch challenge.
You can find all the details to the challenge HERE on the Little Scraps of Heaven Design team blog.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Back to school

Well, this is a truly emotional year for me.
My oldest son is starting Kindergarten and my youngest son is starting Preschool.
I thought I'd be jumping for joy, but turns out I'm pretty emotional about the whole thing.

It's not like I'm going to get the 'me' time I thought .. and I'll be bored.  Turns out that on the days that Preschool inter-laps with Kindergarten I'll pretty much be back and forth in the car with maybe an hour an a half to myself ... just think grocery shopping and small errands by myself. :)

In anticipation of school starting later this week I've created a banner to celebrate that first day.  My plan is to have my kids stand with the border holding the sign that states what grade they are starting.  I used "First day of School" so I could use this banner every year and just make a new sign for them to hold.

I hope you enjoy my project for today.

To create the banner I've used the following paper piecing pattern files from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs:

I've also used:
Trendy Twine in chocolate truffle
Misc. Ribbons from Michaels
American Crafts solid papers
Pearl accents from Want 2 Scrap

Thanks for stopping by today!

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