Saturday, October 23, 2010

Simple decorations,,,,

After being sick for a week, finally got the rest of the Halloween decorations up....very simple this year.
Hubby made the Jack Skellington pumpkins...after Halloween we'll just turn them around and keep them up for Thanksgiving.

Each window has wonderful DH made the wood window treatments for me a few years ago after pricing them at a craft show.

Below, it the metal bucket I painted a few years back and I still love putting it out every year..only this year I added flowers and stuck the flickering lighted pumpkin in it...looks too cool at night.

This is our shelf over the fireplace...we removed the mantel to make it more open.
Can you see my mummy pumpkin I made last year peaking out from the leaves on the!
The tall vase on the left has harvest colored lights and small glass ball ornaments in it...looks nice light up and of course our newest decoration this year...the BOO plaque I made. You can see more pics of the plaque in an earlier post.

Can't believe it's almost I must get busy and make my "Harvest Blessing" banner.
♥♥ HUGS ♥♥

Altered clipboard

Here's a little project I wanted to share with's an altered clipboard.
It measures 6 x 9 and fits the small note pads as shown below. I added a strip of decorative paper to cover the top of the note pad...quick and easy.

This is a closer pic of the front showing the pocket I made, the altered domino I stamped and painted and the charms I added to the back. The tag is just in there to show the pocket.

The back is finished to with decorative paper pieces and charms.
These would make wonderful X-mas gifts for teachers and friends.

♥♥ HUGS ♥♥

Friday, October 22, 2010

Where has the time gone....

I can't believe it's been so long since I last posted....lots going on as I'm sure you are experiencing the same. I can't believe that next weekend is Halloween already and the month is gone and Christmas is just around the corner.
I've been decommissioned this week and I don't think I've slept so much in my entire life at one time....I got the flu shot and that other one they said I needed and have had a bad time of it this go around. I've slept for five days straight and have had no energy...but I'm happy to say that today I'm up and moving...even mustered up enough energy to work in the art room.
Hubby hung two bygel rails for me to put my punches on and another rod for hanging some stamp sets that I use a lot. He also made me a box for my stamp pads, so now they are all sitting right in front of it.....thank you honey♥♥
I moved a new cabinet under my work desk...shorter and more functional for me. I have lots to clean and rearrange tomorrow so pics will be posted the week.
♥♥ HUGS ♥♥