Sunday, October 25, 2015

New Swaps at YPP

It is October 25 and the new swaps open at Your Paper Pantry
I host one swap and one challenge.
The swap is a ticket kit swap but this month my ticket looks more like a shaker ATC.
I have so much fun making shakers with my Fuse tool. The theme is Christmas, the size needs to be around 2.5 X 3.5 and they must be a kit. The picture is what my kit will look like when it is completed. The image is a Dearie Doll I got years ago and I cut it with my Silhouette. That was so much fun.
Here is the video of how I made my ticket and what I will put in the kit.

I also host a Christmas card challenge each month. This has been great I now have 55 homemade cards to send out.  I think about 9 out of the 37 who signed up have the same amount. It really is a great was to do a little each month. We made 5 cards a month and I suggest a theme. This month it was use what you have. That really is the theme most months. LOL
Here are my cards for this month.

Here is the video.

Come join the fun at Your Paper Pantry.  It is only $12 a year and best money you will spend on your crafting habit. That would be a great Christmas gift to yourself or a crafty friend.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great crafty week!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

New Header

Well after a lot of fooling around I came up with this new header. I used a $1.00 digi paper kit from Snap Click Supply Co. and my Photoshop Elements. What do you think?

Yesterday I learned how to use my Silhouette to cut digi images that I have had for a long time. I just love Felicia from MousePotatoDesigns on You Tube. She is a computer wiz and knows how to break it down so I can follow. Felicia is also the Fauxbonichi Journalers Facebook Group Leader. She is having a give away and it would be perfect for someone just getting started in journaling. It is her one year FauxBonichi Anniversary. If you ever thought you might like to journal that is the group to check out. Great help, wonderful inspiration and friendly people.

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Well I am off to work in my journal after 2hrs messing with the new header.
Thanks for stopping, 

Monday, October 12, 2015

Hello Again!

Wow it has been a very busy summer. In late April my granddaughter and her parents moved in with us. They planned to stay 6 months and they did. I am so sad not to have my baby girl and her mom around . They were such great company when we were here. We spent a lot of time at the cottage this summer.
Here are two of my favorite pictures of Ava
The 3 of July with new shades

9 months old walking, No running, off with a wooden spoon she took from the dishwasher. She is so quick we don't let her out of our sight. 
Moving out day.
This was a sad day for me, but it is important for a young family to have there own place. We wanted to give them the chance to save some money and have a garden. Their garden was amazing. I never got the vegetables they did for that plot of land.

Now what have I been doing? Well working in a journal. Having fun in a Face Book group called Fauxbonichi Journaling group. I journal everyday. I don't take pictures of that but I share in a video once in a while. 
 There are about 70  videos on my You Tube channel since May. The latest is a Autumn Fun Book I made for a swap at Your Paper Pantry. 
Here is the video for this.

My craft room is finished but I haven't spent enough time there with running to the cottage most of the summer. If you would like to check it out here are Part1 and Part2 

Today we are at the cottage it is cold  (50) and raining. Yesterday it got to 81. That was so amazing. The colors were breath taking. 
I played around with a new header for my blog but I am not sure I have it just right. Most of the time I make my own but I just couldn't remember how so I used a Shabbyblogs one and added Sophie's picture. She has some beautiful headers for free.

That is it for now.  I hope you are all safe and enjoying the Autumn air and some very happy crafty times.