Friday, October 28, 2011

Happy Halloween

Wow, it's almost Halloween!!  Where is this year going?
I was thinking about past Halloweens this morning and some of the costumes I had as a child.  Naturally I couldn't remember most of them, but one that always stands out in my mind was the year I was a ghost.  Now, remember, growing up on a farm, there wasn't a lot of trick or treating to do, but I did go to the school Halloween parade one year as a ghost.  I used a white sheet (of course, what else would a person use for a ghost!) but I also wore my brand new white GO-GO BOOTS!!!!!  I was so proud of those boots and that was probably the only reason I was a ghost that year!!  Wish I had a picture!!
What was your favorite costume?

Hope you make lots of great Halloween memories to scrap!  BOO!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Christmas countdown box

Hello everyone!  Thanks for stopping by my 'little craftin corner' today!  Grab a glass of tea (just made a fresh pitcher) and take a look around.  I just finished the project I worked on last weekend at a crop and am quite pleased with it.  It is for my grandkids out in CO, so please, shhhhh, don't tell them about it cause they won't be getting it until I stuff the 25 drawers with goodies and mail it to them!  And that could take a while, but they don't need it until Dec anyhow!!
Here is the box, all nicely done!

The box I bought in Davenport, Iowa, at Scrapaganza.  That store is packed with the most wonderful stuff!!  I could spend hours in there looking at all the neat things!  Anyhow....the box is by KaiserCraft and is their 25 Drawer Treasure Chest.  First thing I did was put the outside together, and painted it with J's Craft Essential Christmas Green Acrylic paint.  Then while it was drying I started putting all 25 of the drawers together, glueing them with Zip Dry glue.  I painted them with the green paint after the glue dried.  Then came the fun part...covering all 4 sides of the drawers with pretty Christmas papers from my stash.  I glued those down with Modge Podge.  Once they were done, I put a coat of modge podge over the outsides of the drawers.  Then I started embellishing!  The numbers were all painted with Golden Goddess Glimmer Glam from Tattered Angels.  (I like how they turned out.)  I used all kinds of ribbons, button, charms, tags and other stuff to embellish the drawers.   I also used assorted stamps and black ink to stamp images on the sides and top of the box.


I really like how the box turned out and hope my grandchildren will be excited and will use it year after year!

Stop back by soon!  Oh, and please take a minute to leave me some love and maybe feed my fish.  They are feeling neglected!!

Happy Craftin!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Welcome friends from Crafting by Designs!

I am so embarrassed!  If I had known I was going to be the featured blog on CRAFTING BY DESIGNS I would of tried to make a newer post on here!  Welcome to all my friends dropping by from there.  Grab up a glass of tea and relax for a while.  There isn't a lot to see here, but I hope you will find something of interest to you.  Come back and visit often, and become a follower if you would like!!

I just spent most of the weekend at a crop out at a former girl scout camp, which is now Camp Summit, run by Christian Friendliness.  They rent the camp out on weekends during the off season and this is about the 3rd or 4th time I have gone to a crop there.  I don't spend the night, since it is close enough to drive back and forth, but I enjoy going out there, especially this time of year.  The trees were absolutely beautiful this year.  We even saw a few deer along the way, which is always nice.

I worked on something I am making for my son and his family.  It isn't finished yet, so I don't have pics.  I will be posting some when I get it done though, so by all means, come back to see it.  I am quite pleased with the progress on it so far and think the kids especially will love it!

6 kids at the daycare today and right now all are sleeping soundly, so I think I will take a little break myself and head to my scrappin room for a bit of relaxation!!

Thanks for stopping by, and HAPPY CRAFTIN!