Monday, October 24, 2011

dusting off the blog with some SNEAKS

Ever go to school functions with your kiddos? 

Ever notice the mayhem that surrounds you as kids are running amok?

Ever feel sorry for the harried woman behind the cash register or announcing raffle winners or taking tickets or serving popcorn?

I was HER.

I coordinated a Pumpkin Carving Night for the elementary school, and it has rocked my world, lol.  It was lot more work than I thought it would be, and then half the volunteers were a no-show, so I was superwoman, and forced to clone myself and be in several directions at the same time. 

Why on earth would you volunteer for a school event and not show up?  Why can't you call?  I wonder if this was some sort of hazing initiation.  I wish I had been punked, because then Ashton could have dashed through the pumpkin guts and chili dogs to save my day, but alas, just kids wielding carving tools and dancing to Monster Mash, lol. 

And then they left and I was surrounded by orange and purple butcher paper and the aforementioned guts. 

Fun times.

Glad that's over, because now we can get back to CRAFTS.

Studio Calico.  November Kit.  HANDMADE.


Here's a few sneaks:

This first one is my main kit only layout this month.  Had fun with this one.

I was inspired by the Crate paper for this second one (the butterfly stamp is one of a few in the Tatting add-on, stamped with JBS Spice Tin).

Love this one.  Had a fun with the details on it (and that's Pony mist on my Pink Paislee alphas, which match the brown in the BG brads from the Thimble add-on perfectly).

More stamping!  JBS Stick Candy and Lemon Drops here...  and that stamp from Thimble is an all-time fave, I think.  I don't know what it is about it, maybe that little stamp that fits inside, but I could use this stamp all day. 

Let me know if you have any questions!  I did get add-ons 1-3, Pin Cushion, Thimble, and Tatting.  I didn't get the December Daily project kit because I wanted to utilize my stash (but I know I'm going to wish I had that album for sure.  I went back and forth on whether to splurge and decided to be good). 

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Have a great day!  Davinie


  1. Holy cow, Dav! These look amazing, I especially love what you did with the stamp in the last sneak!

  2. Beautiful sneaks! I loved that stamp too! Can't wait to use it again!

  3. Oh my gosh, that sounds so stressful--why DO people no show?? Love the sneaks, especially the butterflies! You know me and butterflies:)

  4. Love the sneaks! And the volunteer thing? Hang in there... it gets better...

  5. Loving your sneaks! That stamp from Thimble looks amazing! Glad you survived your school event! I am with you on the volunteering- I don't get it.

  6. That does sound stressful! Coordinating PTA events should come with a warning! "Beware! Many parents commit their name to an event and never show up to volunteer!! And remember, your children will be going to school with their children for the next 12 years." We could swap stories! :)

    Your sneaks are lovely and I look forward to reveal!