So long time no type. What can I say? I wish it was that I have been busy, but in truth it is called laziness. Add a capital L to that and that makes it seem more fitting. My scrapping has taken a back seat to my Facebooking. Seems silly to say that as a majority of my Facebook friends come from the field of scrapping. LOL So before the Google or Blogger Gods confiscate my blog name and deem me past history, I thought I better do a quick update.
I created one thing in October. This is it:
Photo stinks, but I think you get the gist. Even though I didn't create a lot in October I sure added to my hoards of supplies. I bought the Tim Holtz Sizzix Paper Rosette die. I know you can make these doodads by hand, but think about who is making this - Me. Need I say more? I am the shortcut queen and this die short cuts it enough to make me want to make rosette banners for every holiday of the year.and then make up some holidays just so I can make more. We all need a St. Denise Day, right? Maybe not. Anyway, I love it. I am currently in the midst of making a Thanksgiving banner. It will look exactly like the one above. I am a slave to avoiding change. Gah!
After making the rosette banner I figured I might as well go all out for Halloween. I gathered my nephews and niece. The nephews pretty much ran for the safety of the TV once I told them it was craft time. Good thing neighbor, Henry, showed up and I was able to rope him into my plot. We made these:
The idea came from the Halloween issue of the Betty Crocker cookbook. It can also be found here. The real recipe called for licorice strings for the legs. I was working with an eight year old. She doesn't like licorice even though she has never tasted it. Huh? Chow Mein noodles worked just as well even if the color wasn't as dramatic.
One step further. I carved pumpkins. OK...I always carve pumpkins and go way overboard with research on what to carve and patterns for doing so. Well, it was one hour to trick or treating and no research had been done. I just went willy nilly on five pumpkins and had them done in about 45 minutes. Sure it isn't my usual Spongebob, Chicken Little, five car Thomas the Train or stacked pumpkin heads, but still it got done and no one attempted to smash them due to ugliness. Here's the outcome:
In hindsight I should have have pumpkin seeds and "guts" spilling out of the mouth of the little in the mouth pumpkin. Maybe next year.
Finally, I will close with a few layouts I did this past weekend and finished this morning. Hopefully, this means I am back into the swing of scrapping. OK...I am giggling at the comment. Fingers are crossed though.
I feel they all could use some pizzazz, but I patoot in the pizzazz department. Anyone have extras? ;o)