Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Princess and the Pea

Or in my house...The Mom and the Tooth. For those of you not familiar with the story here is a link, but if you are familiar, you know the princess could not sleep because of that pea under her mattress. Well in my case it was a tooth in a box, and not a mattress, but my pillow. My youngest daughter Isabelle, who has lost 2 teeth already, is still afraid of the tooth fairy. About 5AM she came into my bedside to tell me her tooth had fallen out while she was sleeping, but that she had found it. Thank goodness she hadn't swallowed it - would not be the first time this has happened in our house. Usually, our procedure is to put the lost tooth in the special tooth fairy box and place it on mom and dad's night table (remember - no tooth fairy is allowed in Isabelle's room), but on this occasion, Isabelle insisted the tooth fairy box had to go under MY pillow - OK. Just get this child back to bed so I can sleep!! Who would a thought a small porcelain box under your pillow could cause so much unrest, but IT DID!! Or at least that is what I am blaming my remaining uncomfortable night's rest on and neck pain this morning. On the brighter side, at least the tooth fairy did not FORGET to visit this time.
OK - not related to the tooth fairy or the princess and the pea...here are some LO's I did recently using the Sept. Studio Calico Kit Iconic and a few items in my own stash.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Halloween Day 1

Since our community always does trick or treating the Sunday before Halloween, we had our first Halloween celebration yesterday. After our trip to Apple Holler, picking out pumpkins and having lunch, we came home to start carving our pumpkin picks. Soon it was time go get ready to go trick or treating. It was a blustery cold day here, so we had to layer up and pin a few costume accessories on for fear they'd be lost in the wind, but the kids still managed to come home with quite a bit of loot!! For the first year, my older daughter went trick or treating with her girlfriends - they all were hippie chicks. Still can't figure out where she hid all her candy!! She came home with the MOST and quickly stashed it!! She knows her Mom too well!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Halloween Tree

Not much to say today - just wanted to share some pics of the Halloween Tree I finally finished last week. I had been wanted to make this for a long time. I have an Easter Tree, and a little Christmas Tree of course, so I thought, why not a Halloween Tree?!! I purchased the tree from Michaels (with my 40% off coupon of course!) and the little ball ornaments as well. The rest of the ornaments I made. The spiders are made from a Quickutz die and some pom poms I had in my stash. I used Making Memories stickers and rub-ons on to embellish the the ornaments I bought from Michaels. The other ornaments where made using my Quickutz scallop die, circle punch and Making Memories PP. A little spider webbing finishes it off.

Friday, October 10, 2008


To SPOOK or go BOO someone that is. For those of you who might not be familiar with this practice - here's the low-down. You wait til dark, then pick a neighbor to ding-dong-ditch - BUT you leave behind some Halloween Treats and Trinkets. The person that got BOO'ed then puts a sign in their window or on their door indicating they've been BOO'ed (which the Spooker provides - I made several BOO TAGS and included them in the box) and then refills the box with their choice of Treats (or TRICKS!!) and passes it on anonymously to another neighbor.

My kids love doing this each year. I have started making a BOO Box each year to pass along. I usually stick to the same format and just change up the decor a little. We try to keep it anonymous. The kids love trying to guess who got who. We just need to help Isabelle, my youngest daughter, keep her mouth zipped!! Today at school she already told several neighborhood children we were going to BOO them!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Clearin' The Scraps...

from my scrap table that is. Just finishing up some layouts I did for the Sketch 102 class I signed up for. I really got a lot of pictures scrapped, which was my goal, however, now I am taking a little break from doing sketches. Not really my thing. I like making up my own sketches, but I DID ENJOY not really thinking and just knocking some layouts out - doing a little catching up. Now that my scrap table is all cleaned up, I can mess it up all over again!! I am ready to work on some Halloween projects. I need to make a new Boo Box, and decorate my Halloween Tree I got at Michaels. Just saw in PaperCrafts Mag, I think, that someone else decorated the same tree I bought. Like - I new I would not be the only one doing this!! Have a little haunted house to decorate and then there is my front porch to work on. Got my mums in planters and pumpkins out and a few decorations, but the kids are anxious for me to put the "SPOOKY STUFF" out. Promise to post pics as this comes along. Until then, here are some of the LO's I did for Sketch 102. There is now a Sketch Express class you can sign up for too. Check it out!!