Tuesday, October 17, 2017

journal page

I get a subscription box from Lollipop box club.com and finally used some of my stuff today. I'm getting very good at opening the box and hoarding everything in it, except the lollipop.
I still have about half of the notebook I put my Screw It and Do It challenge in to fill up, so I created a journal page:
The background is a card from a swap, I liked the pattern. The box had come with a frame, but it took up most of the page, this frame came in my PeachyCheap.com grab bag, it fit much better. The camera is from the box, it's layered on some note paper from the box. The film strip is a stamp from the box. The images in it are from my latest Walmart haul, they are from a planner sticker set. The other frame is a sticker from the box layered on a bit of one of the bags that holds some of the items in the box. The 'making memories' piece is from the box, it's layered on some more of that note paper.

I really like how it turned out. Maybe I'll do another journal page with the October box, I have another box from August I could do a journal page, too. This could be fun.

Banner swap

I signed up for a holiday banner swap on one of my facebook groups. After we partnered, I told my partner, I wanted Christmas and the word Hope, she said she wanted fall themed and something like Thanks or Fall. I did Fall because I'm not that great at longer words.
Here's what I created:
I bought the background chipboard banner shapes at Hobby Lobby. The papers are also from Hobby Lobby. The sunflowers are from a garage sale, the letters are from Hobby Lobby. I was going to stop there, but one of the requirements was to have three embellishments on it. So, I added the sequins in the corners (they are from Dollar Tree), with some tiny pearls in the middle of them (from a swap) and the squirrel stickers on the copper wooden pumpkins (both from Target) to the bottoms. We were also required to include the hanging string. I took some twine from some leaf tags I picked up at Hobby Lobby.
I love the simplicity of it. I hope my partner likes it as well.
Here's what my partner made:
 And some close-ups to see the dimension:


 I had to hang it up to see how big it was:
I'm gonna leave it up until after the Christmas season.
I love how it turned out, but I feel like I'm beginning to sound like a broken record. My partner asked what word I'd like and I said 'Hope' so I was expecting a banner with the word hope on it.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Pink card

One of the new groups I joined on facebook, had a pink swap for October.
Here's what I made:
Basically, I raided my stash and pulled out a bunch of pink stuff. The background is from a paper pad especially made to make cards. The journaling card is from a swap as is the butterfly die cut. The trim is from Michaels.
Of course, when they partnered up, they kinda changed the rules on me. Since it's October it's supposed to be about surviving breast cancer and courage, the original rules were anything pink, in the partnered post it said pink and about courage, so I made another one and sent it to my partner:
The papers are from my stash, I found the quote online and drew the pink ribbon.
Here's what my partner sent me:
 And the inside:
I love the little punches she included.

Alphabet Tags, D E and F

I'm in an Alphabet Tag swap in one of my facebook groups, every month we do three tags. This month it was D E and G. I had made a D tag earlier, and then I promptly lost it before the swap was due.
Here's what I created:
I started the dictionary background on the A-C tags, and have decided to do it for the rest of the alphabet.
The D has a dreamcatcher, dog and donut on it. The E has an earthworm, egg and eyes on it. The F has a fairy, fox, frog and flowers on it.
Here's what my partner made:
I love the eggplant and the feather on the flamingo

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Mini Halloween pocket letter

I'm not a huge fan of Halloween. I liked it when I was little and got some cool candy, and then when I was in high school and my friend had a party every Halloween, but it doesn't do anything for me nowadays. It seems like the candy isn't as cool, I don't get trick-or-treaters, but I do love seeing the little kids dress up for downtown trick or treaters.
I'm also not that interested in Halloween art stuff, but I like seeing what other people make and in order to have those things, I have to create Halloween stuff.
I signed to do a mini Halloween pocket letter in one of my facebook groups. Here's what I made:
 I had some paper from another pocket letter, so I trimmed them down for the cards. I also used some vintage ephemera that I picked up at Micheal's last year. It's very simple, but I like it.
Here's the back:
I just put in some more of the vintage ephemera for my partner.
My hope in signing up for mini pocket letters is to keep them at one stamp when mailing, but I'm not that good at it. I think I may have achieved it this time.
How cute is the way my partner packaged my return swap?
 The front:
 and back:
I didn't realize the skeleton was actually attached to the pocket letter until I opened it.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

November Calendar Tag

I signed up to do another calendar tag in my facebook group. This month, the theme was pumpkins. Here's what I made:
I picked up some pumpkin paper at Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago with the plan to use it as the background, but I decided it was too busy, so as I was covering the packaging I was using as backing, I chose this paper.  The giant pumpkin I got at a garage sale. I love the way the circle of the calendar fit so perfectly on the pumpkin. The 'it's a wonderful life' sticker came from Dollar Tree. I made a litter banner of leaf confetti (from a garage sale) and added some pumpkin stickers on top of them. I like the simpleness of it.
Here's what my partner made:
 and some goodies:
I love what she made for me, don't get me wrong, I'm a little disappointed though, because the theme was supposed to be pumpkins. I actually changed what I was going to make because of that.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Halloween Index cards

I signed up to make some Halloween index cards in one of my groups, here's what I came up with:
The background is packaging from some stickers. I had the bird sticker from Hobby Lobby last year, it's a clear sticker so I put it on white paper and attached it to the background with foam tape. I thought it kinda looked like a raven, so I spelled out 'nevermore' in gold glittery letters. It needed something else, so I added the foam bat stickers from Walmart.
I love how this one turned out. The background is from my stash. The witch girl I got in a swap years ago. The 'boo' banner is from a swap. I wanted to add some color, so I accented her dress and hat and the banner with some purple glitter glue from Hollar. I thought the tombstone was a cute touch, it's from Dollar Tree.
Here's what my partner sent me: