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Halloween Is In The Air

My fellow crafters...I have a question for you. Does it bother anyone to have individuals join your blog or follow your blog just to enter a challenge and then once the challenge is over they remove their follower status?

I try to follow everyone that is either following me or has participated in any of my challenges, therefore I am aware of the difficulty in viewing all the blogs that one might follow but to actually remove your name immediately following the end of a kinda makes me wonder. It has happened twice to me and I am hoping that it is common and not intended to be a direct insult or anything. So I thought I would ask you guys for your thoughts and insight.

At any rate I hope that I haven't said or posted anything distasteful and if I have please note that it was not intentional.

Okay, so do I have something to share? Well yes I do.  I finished the month of October for my Easel Calendar that I have been working on this year.  Only two more months to go!

I'd like to enter this layout in the following challenges:

We Do Doobadoo Challenge 17 - Halloween
Order of the Opus Gluei Challenge 194 - Ghostly Goin On
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

I also altered a Graphic 45 Matchbox with mini album.  This is the month of Goblins and such and I found the Happy Haunting paper collection perfect for this time of year. About 6 photos coming up, so be patient.

I stuck in a few photos just to see how this could truly be a mini album should I decide to give it as a gift to someone that is a Halloween fanatic (my opinion).

Catch The Bug Challenge - October Bingo (orange + witch)
Glitter and Sparkle - challenge 107 Use Some Orange
Anything But A Card - Challenge 40 Autumn Magic (colors of Autumn with the magic of Halloween)

That's all for today and thank you for stopping by if only for a minute or two.  We always enjoy the company.

Stay healthy, Be Safe and Create Beauty Where ever you are.


Crackle Meets Home Decor

Before I share my project I want to say thanks to the folks at Purpleglo Creations for selecting my entry as one of their celebration winners, and to QKR Stampede 
for selecting my entry as one their Top 5 picks.

Wow! I have discovered altered art and now I am looking for trash and treasures, and sometimes I see a treasure in what was once called trash. I'm not sure if that is a good thing or not but it sure keeps me busy and I find that it is a bit cheaper.

Seems like everything I see I want to decorate or something...this sure is fun but I have to be careful because I only have one room in which to store and play with my crafting.  
Today I am thinking of Home Decor and decided to start with the easier things like tissue box covers and serving trays. The best thing is I discovered the Crackle Technique right before I decided on this venture and that was wonderful. 

 I've altered a lot of different things but here is one that I think turned out pretty good and I'm ready to share.

This a photo just to show you the tissue box before I decided
to beautify (smile) it with the magic of paper.

Here I covered the boring tissue box and whola
my tissue becomes a conversation piece and
I enjoy telling folks that visit where
the tissue is or they use the powder room and they
see it.  Of course after seeing it they want to 
know where I got it..and I just smile as I
tell my story of the boring tissue box.

Hopefully, on the closeups you can see how the crackle medium allows the base coat of paint to show through.  Additionally, the box is basically wicker white and I added a little sea-foam spritz for color.

Lastly, I added my embellishments, sealed everything and added the tissue.  It is now part of my home decor and blends in quite nicely.

If you get a chance and haven't tried the crackle medium, I recommend that you do and think of the many things that you can crackle for a different look.

Before I end, let me remind you that its not to late to join our October challenge.  A new winner will be announced on Halloween Day.  Just click the tab above to join or click here.

Thanks for stopping by
Lesia a.k.a.  Mema

Busy Busy Week

Oh how much faster can this year go? The last two weeks has been a constant change in things to do and my task list just kept getting longer and longer until I ran out of ink (lol).

Two weeks of constant emails (home and office), phones ringing, clothes piling up, dishes in the sink, reports due, meetings back to back, and the list just goes on.  It seems that I continue to function at full speed and yet at the end of the day that sense of accomplishment seems to evade me, and even the anticipation of sleep comes with a sense of dread because there is the task of showering and re-dressing myself.

But finally with a body destined to collapse at any moment, my very being is allowed to relax and release all the stressors that was imposed upon it, in the comfort of a warm and cozy bed. Home at last...ahh the joy of home.

Today was an off-day for me so I used it to catch up on some much needed sleep and then decided that I needed to acknowledge our upcoming Halloween celebration and what better way is there to celebrate a holiday; a greeting card of course! Here is my easy to make greeting card.

My card size is 5 x 7 and can be made with very few supplies. All I used was Bazzill card-stock (black and lavendar) and a Paper House 3-D Design to create the front of my card.

I used part of the packaging from the 3-D design to finish off the inside of the card along with stamps from Hero Arts and Graphic 45 to create a space for a personal message as well as a computer generated "spooky greeting" inside the card.

So there you have my contribution to Halloween until the 31st when the little kiddies make their rounds.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Sweet Pea Stampers - Halloween (10/22)
Sister Act Card Challenge #78 - Anything Goes (10/16)
Simply Create  #72 - Halloween/Lots of Orange (10/23)
QKR Stampede #108 - Delightfully Frightful (10/16)
Designs by Lisa - Halloween (10/16)
Dragons Lair Designs - Anything Goes (10/31)

Thanks for stopping by
Hugs ~Lesia~

Time for A New Challenge

Welcome to our monthly challenge and its a fun one.  I called it Bingo but was told it was Tic Tac Toe because I didn't have enough columns to spell BINGO but a 9-block would do a TIC TAC TOE so here you have it.

We have two sponsors this month:  Stitchy Bear Digital Outlet and Bugaboo Stamps.

I selected to use Tire Swing Set from Stitchy Bear and this is the card my grand-daughter and I created using colored pencils and Gamsol. My tic tac toe was diagonal "digital stamp, bling and a die cut".

I used two images for my second card. I am using Fancy SB Winter from Bugaboo Stamps and a digital scene stamp from Make it Crafty. I decided to do very little coloring and highlight the snow using a eplique pencil, a little sprinkle of glitter and my heating tool to set it quicker. It turned out really sparkly although it doesn't show well on the photo, the snow does resemble the real thing.

Well that's all I have to share today. I hope you will stop by our challenge room and play with us. Just click the October Challenge Tab above to enter.

Until the next time we chat
Be safe, stay healthy, and be happy creating

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