Hi everyone & Happy Thursday! Sorry for my absence--this is a CRAZY week for me! Along with almost cutting my finger off (lol) I have been catching up on things that I had let go the past few months. Chief among them was to clean out my hubby's study and my craftroom. It took me over 6 hours to clean my craftroom, lol--see the before and after pictures below. YES I am brave enough to show you the before pics, lol--but its SCARY so beware!! It was 2-3 months of not cleaning or organizing and putting away stuff due to work demands and it was driving me NUTZ!! But I organized everything down to my unmounted rubber stamps by company, all my spellbinders, cuttlebug folders and papers! Phew---I feel so much better and I got rid of 19 boxes and 2 big bags of trash, lol! Now it is a joy to go and craft again--before it made me feel almost manic because I can't stand clutter of any kind! But its done now and I feel good, but I still need to reorganize all my Magnolia stamps, maybe I'll save that for the holidays since it's a BIG job!! Now next week I'm going to do my walk-in closet (its such a disaster I'm embarrassed, lol) and our hall closets.
This is also Homecoming Week for Alexa so she's had umpteen million events going on! Last night was the Powderpuff Football game (girls against women faculty) and tomorrow is the Varsity football game and then the group of them is going to IHOP afterwards (poor IHOP, lol). In between she has to get her nails done and then on Saturday she gets her hair done and pictures and then onto dinner with her friends before the Homecoming Dance. And then lucky me volunteered to have all 20 or so of them over after the dance for some food, smores and fun on the patio and then the girls are sleeping over--ACK!! Also my mom will be here and I'm teaching a Copic class to a few ladies here in my home today, LOL! Do you think I could add more in this week? And we're going to try and get to the pumpkin patch on Sunday if the weather cooperates--one of my fave fall activities :) So it's been crazy, will be crazy and then it will be Monday again, lmbo!
Craft Room Pics (before & after, lol)--if you want to the rest of my craftroom pics you can click on the "All About Me" page at top of blog under banner to see those! (if you get my blog by email you can access the pics at the website)
-Winner of the "Winter Bunny Hugz" Blog Candy is Alanna of Alanna's Spot in the World!! Congrats and thanks to everyone for entering--I loved reading about your favorite winter activities. WELL you know I HATE the cold, so my fave is setting up my 10 Christmas trees and decorating the house for the holidays, drinking hot cocoa and spending time INSIDE reading my KINDLE and crafting, hee hee!
-Blog Candy for "Peppermint Kisses" is ongoing thru Friday--enter it HERE!
-7 Kids College Fund has the NEW Whiff of Joy stamps up for pre-order HERE! They are really cute and that baby seal must COME HOME to me, lol!
Kaisercraft "Be Merry" paper pad and those fab holly accents were made with the NEW Martha Stewart holiday jumbo punches! I love them and I accented the holly by inking the edges and adding red Dew Drops for the berries. That sentiment is from a VERY NAUGHTY set from MFT (My Favorite Things) stamps called "Twisted Sentiments" **don't click if you cannot handle it, lol** I got it a long time ago but never used it, lol! But the "Naughty" was perfect for this card and I added a question mark with my green Copic Spica pen! The bow was made with a Bow Easy and accented with a dew drop. The image was cut out with the SB's Nestie Die "Labels 11"--I like this shape, it's a nice alternative to ovals.
My image was colored with Copics and then I added some of my fave products to the image to make it extra special! On all her fur trims I used Doodlebug White Flock (on sale right now 20% off) and for her pom-poms I used real small white pom-poms from the craft store--makes it FUN! The gold accents have stickles on them and I used some diamond glaze on her eyes to make them shiny. I also traced her fishnet stockings with my black Spica pen to make them glittery :)
Have a great day!!