Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Mustard Mouse

because Ketchup Catch-Up was already taken...

Ohhhh, where have I been. Sorry to my poor little blog for being absent this month. If anything, I was not absent but very present, very busy in life.

Our winter handmade bazaar went wonderfully. I am happy to say that *most* of my items sold - if not on the day of the bazaar then soon afterwards. ALL of my beaded ornaments sold and for that I am most thankful!

It seemed like everything was piled up, one on top of the other. First there was planning the bazaar, then Halloween to live through - which I did! Then there was DSD and the big event at The Digichick - thank you to all of you who downloaded the little freebie I made for you and left me some love! I hope you can use the badges on your pages! And then there was the mad rush to get everything made for the bazaar, and then the bazaar itself!

My brain was in a constant state of "What's next? What do I need to get done today?" and even now I'm having a bit of a hard time adjusting to not having to feel pressured. Its a bit weird, but I'm sure it's temporary as the madness of the holiday season is just around the corner.

So.... I want to do another catch-up post here with all my creations.

First, a little peak at what I made for the bazaar.

 some beaded watchbands (actually, these were left over from the spring bazaar)
 and some new felt hair clips and headbands.

 mini scrapbook albums and pages in frames

beaded snowflake ornaments

And then some of my scrapbooking pages.

 all papers and elements from Sir Plays A Lot by Sweet Digi Scraps and Etc by Danyale
font for title is from Craft Stick Rubon Brushes and font for journaling is Snarky Bess, both by Darcy Baldwin {fontography}

 all papers and most elements from La Saisons: Le printemps by ViVa Artistry
aged photo frame and coloring from Folded Frames by Charm Box Studios
font is I Love Me Some Brook by Darcy Baldwin {fontography}
page template is from Fall Flavors: Caramel Apple by Busy Bee Designs

all papers and elements from La Saisons: L' automne by ViVa Artistry
font is Fancy Nancy by Darcy Baldwin {fontography}
page template is from Luscious by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs
 most papers and elements from Fall Jubilee - a past freebie from ViVa Artistry
background paper from La Saisons: L'Automne also by ViVa Artistry
photo overlay from Charmstagram Textures by Michelle Batton
font for journaling is The Mister from Old Married Couple by Darcy Baldwin {fontography

 all papers and elements from Walk Like an Egyptian by Studio ViVa Artistry
page template is by Fiddle Dee Dee Designs
font is The Mister from Old Married Couple by Darcy Baldwin {fontology}

papers and most elements from Birthday Mix by Girl Boy Girl Designs
font is Squirrels in My Pants by Darcy Baldwin {fontography}

 all papers and most elements from Simply Thankful by The Digichick Designers
page template is from Fall Flavors Cranberry Orange by Busy Bee Designs
font for journaling is I am that Girl from Best of the Best 5 by Darcy Baldwin {fontography}

this hybrid bookmark was for the October TYS Scrap Challenge
 all papers and most elements from My Favorite Things by The Digichick Designers
font is I Love Me Some Brook by Darcy Baldwin {fontology}

Here is another hybrid project, this is my Thankful Tree for the Thankful Tree Challenge. I did the basic design in Photoshop and sized my canvas to fit my sketchbook page. I then printed out each layer individually and glued them into my sketchbook. For the leaves, I just printed out two blocks of the kit's patterned paper and used a leaf-shaped craft punch. I then handwrote each of my gratitudes on a leaf, then layered them to hopefully resemble a tree. The title is hand stamped.
all papers and most elements from Old Garden by Etc by Danyale
butterflies are from Kashmir by Etc. by Danyale and Sweet Digi Scraps
And finally, I have another freebie for you! I made this journaling card for the DSD Tell Your Story Card Exchange and want to share it with you as well. In the download, I have included two jpg copies of the card: one with the journaling verse written on it, and one without so you can add your own journaling for your Project 365 scrapbooks, or just a note to a friend, etc. I hope you like it.

made using Simply Thankful by The Digichick Designers

Thanksgiving is officially over, but I'm going to sneak a gratitude in here before December - I am thankful for you who take the time to visit me here at my little corner of the web. Thank you! Please come again soon!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

TDC Facebook/Blog Hop - LV2SnJP Freebie!

Happy DSD - Digital Scrapbooking Day!

Its one of the top two days in the scrapbooking world, and the very top day for Digital Scrapbooking. Sales and challenges and games abound in just about every digital scrapbooking shop on the internet. Its a big deal, just in case you didn't already know.

The Digichick is one of the top shops - definitely one of the longest-running shops - in all of digiland so you know you can expect some wonderfully fun events from us. We have challenges, games, chats and crops lined up all weekend long as well as a store-wide sale.

One of the most exciting things we like to do is a freebie hop. This is where our designers and CT members each make free gifts for you! In case you missed the beginning of the hop, it starts here at The Digichick's Facebook Page. Or maybe you already know about the hop and have arrived here from Catherine's Paper Garden Projects Facebook page. However you got here, I know why you are here!

I would like to present you with a free gift that I made just for you. It is a trio of clusters made with The Digichick Designer's November Boutique Collab - Simply Thankful. I also used Award Ribbon Templates by Girl Boy Girl Designs as a starting point to make these. I hope you like them and will use them on your pages or cards.

Your next hop stop will be Chloe's beautiful blog - Chloe's Ramblings. If you are somewhere along the hop and don't see the designers freebie up yet, please come back again to that site soon. We are scattered all over the world and it may take a few of us a bit longer to get up and running!

As always, thank you so much for stopping by my little corner of the web. I hope you'll be back again soon!