Hello friends and yay it's the middle of the week! For those who celebrate Halloween, are you stocked up with candy yet? I'm not physically handing out candy this year, but I'll have my large witch's cauldron on my front porch filled to the brim. I have to decorate on Friday as well--hubby likes to help transform our yard into a spooky graveyard, bwahhahaaaha! Halloween evening though I'll be enjoying the warmth of the fireplace, some yummies and good times with some friends of ours! James will take Riley around the neighborhood with his friends for a bit--we have soooo many homes in our section of our neighborhood and the kids get wayyyy too much candy! Thankfully my kids don't indulge in candy too much and I either donate it to the troops overseas or end up pitching it in a few months. For those that donate their candy to the troops, if you have a link for that site can you email it to me as I don't have it bookmarked anymore since the laptop that the info was on crashed earlier this year! I sure would appreciate it! I will not be dressing up but Riley will be a soldier again this year, lol, not surprising! He loves anything military or history related and he only has one more year to trick-or-treat---I don't allow the kids to do it after 8th grade! I'm not sure what Alexa will be up to that evening but we're lucky enough to not have school on Monday or Tuesday which is nice!
-7 Kids College Fund has some awesome new goodies in stock now (including the stamp line I use in today's post)!! New October Afternoon AND Webster's Pages paper pads, Whiff of Joy holiday stamps and NEW Flower Soft colors!! Make sure to check them out--you may have a few jump in your cart, lol!
-If you haven't entered for the super-YUMMY Blog Candy on the SCACD store blog to celebrate the NEW Artist coming on Friday to the store---go do it HERE!! There are sneak peeks of the stamps as well to see!
Today is the 7 Kids Challenge for 7 Kids College Fund and we were challenged to create a birthday themed project/card! Aren't birthdays so much fun (well maybe if you don't want to get older they're not, lol)? I like to go all out for my family's birthdays, since they only come once a year they need to be extra special I think. I am always thankful for each birthday I have as it means I was around for another year on this earth to make memories, have awesome experiences and enjoy my loved ones! I made this card above for my Grandma Seeley--she's always been my favorite grandparent and this coming summer she'll be 90 YEARS OLD! WOW! We are going to celebrate big time for her as that's such a huge milestone and I'm going to put this card away for her! The fun image is by Crafter's Companion S.W.A.L.K. stamp called "Grandma"!! See the whole entire (CUTIE PATOOTIE) collection of them HERE!
"Grandma" image jumping rope--that's my grandma too, she's very young at heart and always has been. I'm teaching my Copic Classes in Buffalo & Canada in November and I'm lucky enough to be visiting with her while I'm there! The sentiment that comes with this set (and I put on the inside) says "Grama's are just antique little girls!"---dontcha' LOVE that expression, too cute! The papers are called "Lilac Avenue" by Fancy Pants--my grandma loves anything lavender colored! I added some Prima roses in lavender as well--the green branches were done with my Nellie Snellen "Floral Branch" punch! The round circle die-cut was made with a Marianne Designs die and the front sentiment is by PTI.
Here's that cute grandma and she was colored with Copics (V95,V93,V000/G21,G20/C3,C2,C1,C00). I added some stickles on top of her dress so this granny could have some BLING!! I also added diamond glaze to her glasses for some shine!
Hope you enjoyed this post today and if you are lucky enough to still have a grandma living--give her a HOLLER and tell her how much you love her!!
Make sure to stop by the 7 Kids Challenge Blog to see the rest of the DT's fabulous projects and how you can join in on the FUN!!