Wednesday, September 24, 2008

..something's gotta give..

Busy, busy, busy... So much to do, and not enough Me's to get it all done. Which means stuff goes by the wayside (that would be the laundry and the scrapping). I recently started substitute teaching. I know I'm crazy for adding something else to my plate, but we needed the extra cash flow right now, especially with Christmas running at me at full speed.

Anyway, I have managed to get a couple of crafty things done lately.. like this Halloween card. Remember me posting not too long ago about how all these ideas and images have been hitting me while I'm trying to go to sleep at night? This is one of those... about 2:30am a few nights ago the whole layout for this card popped into my head. I've never been one to mess with the juju of creativity, so I had to make it.

The stamp is one of my designs available at Scrapbook Takeout. I just stamped it on white cardstock, backed it with some orange, and then trimmed the whole thing with black lace. I then used some black number stickers for "31" and used some Stickles on top, 'cuz me likes sparkly :D And since I got a new-to-me sewing machine, I've been stitching on everything.

You might have noticed that on the right side of my blog, towards the bottom, I have a section marked "Addicted to Swaps." Boy am I. I find most of them through SwapBot and SwapDex. One of the swaps I'm doing is a Halloween Jewelry swap. You could either make or buy your partner something. Buy something? BUY?! Um, don't think so :) This was another one of those "laying awake at night" ideas too.

Isn't he just so cute? I didn't want to send him away... but I know my partner will love him. He's made of polymer clay, and the little orange glass beads just reminded me of pumpkins. And here he is all wrapped up and ready to go...

Hey, there's that stamp again.. and yes, that IS sparkly black tissue paper that it's wrapped it. Again with the sparkly :D

Have you passed out from post overload yet? :) Don't worry, I'm done for the day. I have to go do something wife-ly now... like that laundry :)

Peace, love and koala fuzz y'all!


  1. All three of your projects are SO cute! The necklace is a great idea! I would love to swap for things like that, but I get addicted and then I get behind and doesn't end up good! LOL! I may have to check it out, though, as only making one item wouldn't be too hard. Have you been really happy with the things you've received in return?

  2. OHHH HOW CUTE ARE THOSE!!! Lovin the little bat necklace.

  3. that necklace is tooo cute!!!

    I'm Tiffany and your swap sender for the Autumn Goody Swap. I will need to get your details so I can send your Autumn Goodiness off.. You can email me your details to princesstiffylee at gmail dot com

    Now off to read your blog and learn about you!

  4. Love your bat necklace Harley!!!

  5. That IS a cute halloween card! Love the black lace frame. :-)