Monday, August 25, 2008

S is for Spooky

I'm hostessing a banner swap at my favorite site (Scrapshare). My favorite group is the Spooky Banner. Each participant in this particular group creates eight each of their chosen letter (there are two decorative "blanks" at each end) and I swap everyone's set out so the participants end up with one each of the blanks and letters to spell out Spooky. Color scheme is black, white, and orange. This was my first time sewing on paper- it went real well, til the bobbin ran out of thread, and then the whole machine started squeaking. Must remember to oil soon. I used SCAL to cut out the "S" in Oklahoma font. Black Market paper for the background, as well as Bazzill. Pink Paislee provided the stamp, while the tulle came from Bazzill's new line of embellishments (must get more colors!)
I can't wait to show off the whole banner. (Shhh...I'm liking this piece so much that I might just recreate the entire spooky banner in this style for a RAK!)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

There's Something About Marie

Marie Antoinette, that is! There's just something sinfully decadent in studying her lifestyle and excesses. Oh, to own even one pair of these shoes (however uncomfy those toes look!)
That's why I was thrilled to discover that Stampington (makers of the wonderul magazines my most favorite being Somerset Life) is doing an entire publication filled with gorgeous images and assemblages based on the last Queen of France! It won't be available til next Spring, I can hardly wait!

Mad Mom

Well, after trying upload several images to blogger and kept crashing, I finally got this one on here. It's from a recent daytrip to Frederik Meijer Gardens. My children love playing in the Children's Garden. This statue is parked near the enterance to the play area. It's called Mad Mom. I think I need to make a refrigerator magnet of this one. Truthfully, it reminds me of those Colorforms people. The kind you build things out of plastic shapes you stick to a black sheet.