Some of my projects ...

Please be patient with my as I try to get this blog exactly how I would like it to look.
I am still waiting for the best header and color combination I can make/find.
Things will likely be changed up a bit in this process.
Please visit my Stampin' Up! blog at:
http://www.stampindad.blogspot.com

Find me on Facebook!

I created a facebook account over a year ago but haven't really done anything with it until today. I've got my profile all set up and I've been adding all the friends I can find.

Take a look at my profile and add me as a friend if you have a Facebook account!

Thanks!

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=707472330&ref=profile

An Award...

I was just made aware that Emma nominated me for this award:


I appreciate being ranked among those whose blogs she has nominated. They are some truly talented women.

So I am suppose to nominate 6 people to pass this award onto. Here they are in no particular order:

Dee Dee

Robyn

Enfys

Tomi Ann

Okie

Albert

There are so many people who's work inspires me that it's hard to limit it to such a short list. These are people though that I definitely don't think get enough recognition for the incredible work they do!

Halloween Countdown Calendar

After seeing a few similar items on Splitcoast Stampers, I decided that I would alter a clipboard into a Halloween Countdown Calendar. I had loads of fun doing it and my kids are really enjoying using it to count down the days.

The ghost and the cat are wooden shapes I bought from Michael's. The "days til Halloween" is printed from my computer using "Burton's Nightmare" font. It was then colored in with 2 different shades of purple glitter pens.


I used the infamous Martha Stewart "Drippy Goo" punch at the bottom of the purple and the green. The tags are cut from the Joys of the Season cartridge and then cut the base again on shadow feature. They are then stamped with a flourish. I colored in the number with the Martha Stewart glue pen and then applied glitter. The background for the number area is embossed with the "Traffic Jam" Cuttlebug folder.

Instead of putting a pocket or something on the back, I created a pocket into the design of the calendar. I have all of the number tags in a ziploc bag in the pocket on the front.

The pattern paper mostly comes from the DCWV Fall stack. The purple and orange striped papers are something else.

I'm planning to make a Christmas version of this as well. It really was quick and easy to put together. I can't wait to make another one!

Thanks for looking!