Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Halloween preview and a bit of my scraproom

First, thank you!  Thank you for your kind comments about my work.  It means a lot to me to know that I'm doing something that inspire someone else, while also telling our story.  I often worry that I'm old news at Studio Calico as I've been on the team since 2007.  I'm glad to see that my work is growing with my kids.  So thank you! 

I was over the moon honored and completely freaked out when Cindy from the Cartwheels in my Mind blog emailed a month or so ago to ask if I'd be willing to share my craft space.  I've never shared my craft space before!  I am renovating!  We bought this house and kept our first house, which means we didn't have a lot of cash on hand, so we do things month to month.  Things change moment to moment.  My room has moved around the house a couple of times, but I am finally home in my space so thought I'd share a few pics. 

I have a lot of work to do, it's definitely in progress, but I am thankful to have my own refuge, so I'll take it, unfinished and a mess it may be.

You can check out the rest of the photos and a little interview with Cindy here.   

I also wanted to share a sneak peek at a project I'm working on, and maybe do a little enabling.  I've been asked to create a Halloween layout for an upcoming online event.  I didn't really have anything in my stash, so immediately dashed to Studio Calico to see if the Harvest Moon add-on from the Back 40 kit was still available.  I bought too many add-ons last month so had to sacrifice something.  Silly me.  Anyway, it was still there so I picked up a kit. 

The only thing I added to that kit add-on was a manilla folder and my polaroid stamp from the On the Easel kit that's for sale now.  I just wanted you to know that the polaroid stamp is fabulous, and the inside square to that stamp is 2 inches, so break out that square punch! 

I had fun with the process with this layout and those fun photos.  I can't wait to share it with you sometime soon.

I also wanted to point out the pumpkin stamp in the Harvest Moon add-on, and how well it works with the apple stamps in the drafting table add-on in the current kit.  

Think of all the fun these two stamps could have together!  Drafting table has a lot of Crate Paper's School line, which is great for school layouts, of course, but the add-on has a fun color palette for fall photos.  Maybe even your non-traditional Halloween pics.

Well, it's back to my table I go.  I am up to my neck in Christmas projects, Studio Calico, Crate Paper, and I just finished a card for World Cardmaking Day, which is this weekend.  Have any plans?  It would be a great opportunity to get those Christmas cards out of the way or prepare your December Daily album. I am totally on board with that project this year!



  1. I just love reading about other people's scrap spaces. It always gives me ideas for mine, which is also a work in progess. :)

    My WCM Day plans involve a card swap challenge. I'm hoping it comes before I have to leave for Sunriver this weekend. If it doesn't I may create my own card making challenge with my scrappy buddies while we're there. :)

  2. Love the color of your scrap space!!
    Can't wait to see the rest of the Halloween layout - my favorite holiday!

  3. Thanks for sharing. If I were to take pics of my room it would be very carefully edited pics as well. Yikes! I spent all day Saturday organizing it and I still need more time to sort it out. So glafd you use this room often!

  4. Just wanted to tell you that yours is always one of the first galleries I check out at SC--so inspirational!

  5. first...i love the fact that you've been on the DT since 2007. it's when i joined and i swear it's like you're family. so, you're not old. ;-)
    second...thanks for making me laugh with your post on my blog. i actually did an LOL and I don't LOL much anymore (let alone abbreviate it).
    third...also did not pick up the harvest moon add on, but, something had to be sacrificed. love the halloween aspect of it and cannot wait to buy the pumpkin stamps.
    there...i've said enough. ;-)

  6. ooh I'm excited now because I have that Halloween add on! Not that we really get into Halloween over here as much as you guys do, but I had to have it for that stamp!
    I'm still halfway throught my December Daily from last year lol But am determined to finish and try again this year :)

  7. love the color ..cannot wait to see the FULL layout you always amaze me girl ..

  8. can't wait to see that halloween project. =)

  9. I just found you on Two Peas. WOW! I love your work, I am your newest fan!

  10. I love the color of your walls. Very jealous as I have this strange silk wallpaper stuff that I am afraid to try to hang anything on.

    Can't wait to see the rest of your layout, love the ruffle!