Thursday, November 18, 2010

Fluffers Attacks!!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

God and Grain: The French Revolution, Part I

I absolutely LOVE history! And I definitely appreciate this fun spin on the French Revolution. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Autumn Splendor

Well I'm tearing through the Chai tea and spicy Yankee Candles. The annual trip to Apple Hill, our regional cluster of apple farms, has been made. And the comfort foods are flying off the stove. Cioppino, chicken noodle soup, penne bolognese, and a couple of McDonalds slip-ups to be sure. But tis the season to craft. It is the time of year when I feel most inspired. Maybe it just seems natural to want to go along with all the natural beauty that is flourishing everywhere.

I wanted to create something that would capture the essence of how I feel at this time of year so I created the following piece:

The page utilizes the Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutant papers, Prima Strawberry Kisses-Berry Splash paper, French Manor Cartridge, and Gypsy Font Cartridge. The gold vine is from Prima and can be found at Michaels. The edges of the page are distressed with Tim Holtz distress ink in Frayed Burlap and Broken China. The page is also sprayed with Tattered Angels gold pearl spray. I accented various elements on the page with Distress Stickles in Antique Linen and Broken China.

I am still working on my Disney Album and have created the following pages with a dash of Halloween spirit:

I utilized my Gypsy and Cricut to cut these images from glitter paper and adhered with 3-D Zots.

The images on this page were cut using the October 31st cricut cartridge and the paper is from the Basic Grey Eerie collection.

Now I have a confession. Many would agree that scrapping and paper crafting can be just as bad and expensive as any other drug addiction. I have recently led my mother and sister astray and have gotten them hooked and spending. I almost feel bad. Anyhoo, take a peek at the gorgeous Autumn/Halloween display they did:

Note the cute banner cut using the Cricut and the black cat on the pumpkin from the Pumpkin Carvings cartridge.
Part of their downfall experience included a day-crop to support breast cancer research. Many of you are familiar with the extremely talented and inspiring Monique Griffith of Monkey Doodle Cricut and are aware that she is fighting like a champ in her own battle with breast cancer. Well an amazing group of women along with Monique's bff and Bling Queen, Wendy Pope Lawrence, put on a fantastic crop to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research. The day was inspiring in so many ways! Check out the new addicts cropping away:

Thank you Monique for being so amazing and showing women everywhere how to be brave and strong!

Another very special highlight of October was the wedding of my dear Aunt and Uncle. It was a beautiful wedding at the lake where my mom, aunt and uncle grew up and it was uniquely them. The bride wore three gorgeous gowns starting with a traditional white dress, then an amazing Chinese dress, then a hot and spicy red satin number that showed all the right moves on the dance floor. The food was great (my new auntie is an amazing professional chef who has worked in the best kitchens in San Francisco). And the music was fantastic. My dad even sang a song for their first dance:

I am so lucky to have these two!