When the Sky Rains Pearls: Mixed Media Christmas Card

Raining Pearls

As I sit here, I can’t think of a topic to discuss that goes with the title of my post. Maybe that is because at the moment I am very distracted by the Hallmark Christmas movie I am watching. And my brain is exhausted because I have used up all my brain cells sewing this week.

So, I will leave you with some pictures of my very simple Christmas card.

 

Creating The Card

Inspiration

My fourth card for the 12 Tags of Christmas over at The Funkie Junkie sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique. You can see Linda’s tag HERE. I have taken my inspiration from Linda’s embossed holly background, pearly snow and the silhouette.

The Process

I used book paper for my background and embossed it with green holly leaves. I haven’t taken out my umbrella man in many years so this was the perfect opportunity to use him. He has been cut from black card stock with an underlying silver metallic. I decorated the umbrella man by using gold ink, a unity stamp and covered it in clear embossing powder.

Thank you for stopping. I know it is not my usual journal page but I haven’t had a lot of time or inspiration as of late. I appreciate you sticking with me. Have a great weekend!

Kate

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Challenges Entered:

#4 of 12 Tags of Christmas: The Funkie Junkie

The Merry Christmas Challenge: #43 Anything Christmas

The Crafty Addicts Challenge: #42 Anything Goes Christmas

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Mixed Media Card

A Most Wonderful Time

I am having a very productive week due to extra crafting time. I haven’t done much paper crafting though. I have been making another dress for my little sweetie to wear for Thanksgiving. And this time I even made a matching purse. I found some lovely lace off of Amazon to embellish the bottom of the dress.

She will be the best dressed at the thanksgiving table!

Creating the Card

Inspiration

My background was inspired by Linda’s third tag for her 12 Tags of Christmas sponsored by her Funkie Junkie Boutique. I loved her red and white candy cane stripes. I started out trying to make stripes by dripping paint but it didn’t quite turn out as expected so I painted the stripes with a brush. I also love the white lights on her tag so I added some dyed crochet thread and added liquid pearls to look like string lights.

The Process

The base is craft paper and then I layered my stripe background. I am always trying to use up old scraps so the circle die cut is a leftover that has been embossed with music notes. The stamps are from PaperArtsy. I absolutely love this cloche with the ornaments. I added paints to color the images and added some liquid pearls.

And today I am playing along with Elizabeth for Tea Day. As you can see, it is a cloudy autumn day. But as always, I am sipping tea!

Challenges Entered

12 Days Of Christmas #3: The Funkie Junkie Boutique

The Holly and Ivy Christmas: #19 Anything Goes

Christmas at Sweet Stamping: Anything Christmas Goes

The Merry Christmas Challenge: Anything Goes/Christmas

Skating Through The Holidays: Mixed Media Christmas Card

Skating Through The Holidays

Wow! I cannot believe the holidays are upon us. We are practicing our church Christmas cantata in earnest and I am starting to make holiday dinner plans! This time of year is always exciting, especially when I browse through Pinterest, but it also tends to be very overwhelming. I don’t handle stress very well so while I have huge aspirations for holiday entertaining and decor, stress wins out and my family usually has to settle for one kind of cookie instead of a buffet of sweets.

But that’s ok. At this time in my life I rather spend time enjoying my little people. Instead of trying to be a supermom in the kitchen and having a magazine worthy home I want my kids to remember me as being happy during the holidays instead of a crazy monster. I wish I could have the perfect balance but let’s face it, we all have more to do in life besides focus on holiday fun.

So, instead of stressing this year I am going to try and enjoy the blessings in my life, focus on the true meaning of Christmas which is Christ’s Birth and plan in a few fun events.

Creating The Card

Inspiration

Over at the Funkie Junkie, Linda is having her 12 tags of Christmas sponsored by her store the Funkie Junkie Boutique. I am very behind but better late than never. Here is my week #2 card. You can see Linda’s week #2 tag HERE. My inspiration for this card was her beautiful textured background which reminded me of embossing and the snowflakes.

The Process

I used a brown grocery bag as my base. I then layered a embossed  piece of cardstock, applied a gesso wash and some sprays. My embellishments include a die cut frame, Tim Holtz pinecone leaves, fiber, roses and stamps from Artistic Outpost’s Skating Emporium.

Thank you for looking. Have a great Weekend,

Kate

Challenges Entered:

12 Tags of Christmas: The Funkie Junkie

Simon Says Stamp: Snow White

The Holly and Ivy: Anything Christmas

Christmas Card Challenge: #25 Anything Christmas

Creative Inspirations: Sparkle

The Patterns of Friendship: Mixed Media Mail Art

Patterns of Friendship

The different patterns on this envelope remind me of friendship. No two people are alike. We each have our own patterns and certain people/patterns compliment each other more than others.

This weekend, I made this piece of mail art as I was writing a note to my cousin. We recently started becoming pen pals even though we see each other every 2 weeks. I have been a part of her family, through marriage, for almost 12 years now but I never really got to know her. An hour or two at family gatherings once a year didn’t leave much time for in depth conversation. Besides, most of that time was spent reigning in our children, talking about mommy exhaustion and our ever expanding post-postpartum waist lines. Finding a friendship that was right under my nose all these years was so refreshing. And  since we are family, she can’t get rid of me anytime soon (evil laugh). Sometimes, these are the friendships that last a lifetime. In my case, I hope so.

Do you have any friendships that were discovered long after you met that person?

Creating The Mail Art

I started with a plain white business envelope and spread some Fresco Finish Green Patina paint. I added a few pieces of washi tape. Using the StencilGirl Decorative 6-Petal Flower Screen I stenciled with Black Soot Distress Ink all over the background. I spritzed a few areas with water to run the ink and then dried it. Using the Black Soot Distress ink again and the StencilGirl Art Deco Borders, I stenciled right in the middle of the envelope and then applied yellow embossing powder while the ink was still wet. Don’t you just love the bold yellow?!

To spruce it up a bit I added some other paint colors, sprays and white dots. And of course Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee. I just love these two guys!

Happy Tea Day! I am playing along with Elizabeth today.

Kate

Challenges Entered:

A Bit More Time to Craft: Anything Goes

A Inky Mess: Anything Mixed Media

Frilly and Funkie: Trick or Treat (Treat- a letter hidden inside)

Altered Eclectics: Mixed Media

Steampunk : A Mixed Media Art Journal

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Finally

Don’t you just love saying finally in a sentence. It is a indication that the thing you want most or have been waiting for has come.

I have mentioned several times over the last year that hubby is getting laid off from his job in December. ( I can barely believe December is less than a month away) I never thought he would have a hard time finding a job because (it’s brag time) my honey is a genius! He is so good at numbers and measurements. He is a mechanical engineer so numbers and such are right up his alley.  We have known for over a year that he was going to need a job but so many things have happened in our lives over the last year and a half to make this somewhat stressful time, very stressful. It has been a learning process. We have learned to be patient with each other, to manage our money more wisely and we have learned to wait on God. And trust that He will take care of us. And I just wanted to let you all know that God has come through again for our family and has met our needs! And I am so thankful to Him for providing my husband with a great new job that he can start after the new year! My hubby FINALLY has a job! I know many of you have prayed for us and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for remembering us in your prayers!

So with that said, I finally completed my Steampunk Art Journal.

 Creating The Binding

To be honest, I thought I would never complete this art journal. A few of you asked about binding due to the bulky size. Let’s just say it was stressful finding a method that would allow me to show off all the pages with out them being crammed together. This art journal was the bulkiest journal I ever made. The binding was about 3 inches thick and the open side was another inch taller than that!! The perfect binding solution for the bulk was a Expandable Binding. I am loving this method and would definitely use it again. I think it would have worked a lot better if I have bound the journal first or as I went instead of waiting until the end but hopefully I can learn from my indecision and mistake. I found this method in a Youtube tutorial which unfortunately I cannot credit because I didn’t save it.

Update: I found the tutorial that inspired my expandable binding. Watch the Youtube video below by TracyTreasure24

The Covers

The covers are reworked from a old project which you can view HERE. I didn’t change a whole lot of the front cover but I think the small changes are significant to the look I was aiming for.

The background is stenciled using Tim Holtz Masks and Distress ink. I layered a few die cut gears, added some fiber and a mixed media tag. Lastly, I splattered some black ink and gesso. I LOVE splatters!

As you can see the back cover is the same as the front, minus the gear masks and the embellishments.

If you missed any of the inside pages to this journal they are linked below.

Steampunk Art Journal Pages

The Distant Wanderer

It’s All Perspective

Plate IX

New Discoveries

The Chessboard Prince

Her Eyes Are Whimsical

Gears And Legs

Seth Apter Steampunk

Shiny Happy People

Art Begins With A Vision

Fresh Wonder

Thank you for looking!

Kate

Challenges Entered:

Mini Album Makers Challenge: November

Craft Stamper: Anything Goes

Love 2 Create: Anything Mixed Media

Create Artiste: Anything Mixed Media

Altered Eclectics: Anything Mixed Media

 

The Little Boy With the Knit Cap: Mixed Media Christmas Card

Knit Caps and Stockings

Speaking of knit caps, I can’t believe how cold it got this week. The leaves are gorgeous shades of golden, red and orange and we finally have the weather to match. I makes me so very thankful for a warm shelter!

And speaking of knitting, I don’t know if any of you knit but every year around this time I think, “Oh yeah, I was going to make Christmas stockings.” I rush and make one before Christmas and then loose interest because I know I have a whole year before we need the next one. Well, I made two last year and one the year before. Since we are a family of 5 that leaves me with 2 left to make. Last year my husband requested camouflage yarn for his stocking. I said NO WAY! That redneck trend does not fit into my Boho Christmas decor. Much to my dismay when I went online to look, I found that they do sell camouflage yarn.  The one below is the prettiest camo available but still too dark for my taste.

So, I pulled out my yarn bin yesterday, in an attempt to be productive and my hubby chose a very soft and pretty Navy Blue for his stocking. If you are interested, I am using this free Knit Cable Stocking pattern by Red Heart. I have found it quite easy and it stretches to allow room for lots of goodies! That was the number one criteria for my hubby. Haha. You can tell he likes his boxes of movie theater candy from the dollar store.

Creating the Card

Inspiration

It has been AGES since I have created a card. Ok, not really but a few months. I have been spending a lot of time browsing blog land lately and I came across an old friend, Linda over at the Funkie Junkie. I haven’t kept up with her lovely art since taking a blog break but now I am back and amazed all over again by her neutral color palette, textured backgrounds and elegant style!

She is hosting her annual 12 Tags of Christmas and I thought I would play along this year. I am going to be sharing mostly cards but maybe a few tags. The Funkie Junkie Boutique sponsors this challenge.

Part of the challenge is to be inspired by something on Linda’s tag. For her week #1 tag, I was inspired by the color palette (brown and green) as well as the greenery and sparkly snow.

The Process

To make the card, I took a torn piece of book paper, stamped with embossing ink, applied PaperArtsy Infusion granules and spritzed the background with water. Once dry, I adhered it to the card background and stamped. Lastly, I layered my stamped images.

And I am playing along with Bluebeard and Elizabeth for T Day. Don’t mind my messy side table. I am in the middle of a lot of books with little time to read.

Thank you for stopping by and Happy Tea Day,

Kate

Challenges Entered:

The Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas: Tag #1

That’s Crafty Challenge: Forever Floral

Christmas Card Challenge: #24

 

A Very Pearly Christmas Gift Bag: PaperArtsy Guest Designer

Designer Gift Bag

I am over at the PaperArtsy blog today sharing a DIY Christmas gift bag. The holidays are approaching quickly and this project is perfect for those last minute packaging ideas.

I love beautiful packaging. I even have a Pinterest board dedicated to DIY Packaging. But then I start to think of the unwrapping process and how all that hard work usually ends up in the trash. Quite disappointing for those of us who make wrapping a gift an artistic expression. The great thing about gift bags is they are reusable. Not to mention that they can be really expensive at the Hallmark store. The kraft bag I used for this project was found at the dollar store. And get this…it came in packs of TWO! Not only is it unique to you but it also comes saves you a lot of money!

You can see the full Gift Bag HERE!

Thank you for looking!

Kate

Mixed Media Re-purposed Hutch Door For Stencil Girl

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Sneak Peek

I am over at the Stencil Girl Blog today sharing a project that I had so much fun making! I admit, during the process of brain storming an idea I struggled up until the last minute. Not because the stencils were not inspiring but because they were so beautiful! The detail on these stencils is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G and I was so afraid I was not going to show their potential.

Stencil Girl was so generous and sent me three stencils to play with for this project. The stencils I used are as follows:

Lacy Lotus Repeat Stencil

Pilgrimage to India Stencil

Eye Lattice Stencil

Hop over and have a look HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Kate

 

 

 

Fresh Wonder: Mixed Media Art Journal Layout

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Fresh Wonder On The Classics

Lately, I have very slowly been working on reading through some classics. I am amazed at all the popular stories I know from movies but have never actually read the book. Take Alice In Wonderland.
I love the movie with Johnny Depp and I am obsessed with tea. Several years ago I watched the Disney version but it was so odd that I quickly lost interest. So recently, I picked it up and read it. I was surprised at the amount of Wonderland characters I had never hear of… Like the Lion and the Unicorn. And who knew that Humpty Dumpty lived in Wonderland? Not I. I have several Alice themed stamps but with none of the characters mentioned. Someone needs to design a Alice themed stamp set with a unicorn!

If you love Alice In Wonderland, check out this book Heartless by Marissa Meyer. It is a interesting take on what may have happened to the Queen of Hearts. My cousin got me interested in this fantasy author and now I am reading through the series.
My youngest boy has always been obsessed with Peter Pan and believe it or not, we own almost every movie version on the market with the exception of two. My little even learned his colors because “Peter Pan is green” and “Wendy’s dress is blue.”  I figured it was about time to find out how accurate the movies really are.

So, I have come to look at the classics with fresh wonder now that I really know their story. The average person may think they know these stories but unless you have read them you can’t say you know them. 😉

Do you like reading classics?

 

Creating The Journal Layout

Lessons Learned

Here is the final layout in my Steampunk Art Journal. This layout didn’t exactly go as planned and compared to many of my other spreads I am a bit disappointed. As much as I enjoyed this topic there comes a point in time when you can beat a subject to death. Due to my lack of planning for the binding, I ended up with more spreads then usual resulting in a super thick journal. Like 3 inches thick! For the future I made a *note to self* ‘ to plan binding before starting layouts’.

The Process

Grocery bags were used as the base for my page. I washed book paper with gesso and then used grunge paste through a stencil. PaperArtsy infusions were used in the background before I layered my stamps and embellishments.

What Do You Think?

Presently, I have two ideas for my next two art journals but I am curious as to what you think? I am always open to suggestions. So, what do you think I should use for a theme for my next art journal? I would love to hear subjects of interest to you.

It is a beautiful fall day so I am linking to Elizabeth’s for Tea Tuesday.

Thanks for stopping,

Kate

Steampunk Art Journal Pages: Art Begins With a Vision; Shiny Happy People; Seth Apter Steampunk; Gears and Legs; The Chessboard Prince; Her Eyes Are Whimsical; PLate IX; It’s All Perspective; The Distant Wanderer

Challenges Entered:

Craft Stamper: October Anything Goes

Stamplorations: October Mixed Media Challenge

The Artistic Stamper Creative October Challenge

 

 

 

 

Art Begins With a Vision: Mixed Media Art Journal Layout

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It Begins With A Vision

We all have visions. Visions of what we want to be when we grow up, where we will be living or who we will be living with. As life goes on and I get older I am changing. And so are my visions. No longer do I read the sweet romance novels and dream of some faceless handsome man rescuing me from the elements of nature or the occasional brush with danger.

Now I am dreaming and envisioning my daughter running around in pretty mommy-made dresses, my art journals being published in magazines, making Pinterest worthy home decor, storing and making unforgettable memories with family and my bank account over flowing from doing something I love.

Although, I am very far from completing my visions at this point in time, I love that they can change with every season of life. That I am not bound to the youthful and unrealistic aspirations of a young girl.

I found my handsome rescuer, although he has never rescued me from the elements of nature or any brush with danger. But the other day he did look hunky as he attached  jumper cables to my car, in the rain, when I got stuck at the bus stop due purely to my stupidity about the science of cars. I love that now I have a face to my handsome man and that we have three beautiful little faces running around. And these days, my visions are mostly centered around them!

Creating The Journal  Layout

I started these pages by stenciling with grunge paste. I wanted to try out my new PaperArtsy stencil. After the paste dried, I washed the background with gesso. I then added paints, sprays and PaperArtsy Infusions to create the color and drips. I used a script stamp over the background to create a little more texture.

I added a little bit of doodling to the edges to pop the stenciled words to the front. I put down some gauzy fiber and then added my stamps as embellishments over top. For this layout, I pulled out my Wendy Vecchi stamps and a few others that have been long forgotten.

Thank you for visiting and for always leaving such interactive and nice comments. I LOVE reading through them.

Kate

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Challenges Entered:

The Artistic Stamper: Steampunked

Creative Artiste Challenge: #31 Anything Goes

Altered Eclectics: October Anything Mixed Media

Mixed Media Place: Mood Board (Turquoise Red, and Yellow)

 

 

Shiny Happy People: Mixed Media Art Journal Layout

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Shiny Happy People (Fake)

When it comes to real life, I don’t know any shiny happy people. Almost every one I am acquainted with in this phase of my life seems genuine and genuinely happy, with the exception of maybe one person. (Now I have all my friends wondering if they are ‘The One’)

Growing up, I was never one of the popular kids but the popular kids liked me. People thought I was funny because I made them laugh. Unfortunately, a lot of my jokes leaned towards the sarcastic side and I probably hurt a lot of feelings.

When I started dating my husband in college 15 years ago, I still had my sarcastic streak. I remember one time I joked with him (I think about his height) and I made him cry. My husband is by NO means a cry baby but he has a sensitive heart, just one of the many reasons he is perfect for me! For some reason it really hit home that my sarcasm might be funny to some but could also hurt the people I love. Needless to say, I am no longer using sarcasm to win people over. Sometimes I wonder if that makes me a totally different person than the one I was in high school. And if I am, I think my honey would agree that the sensitive me is better than the shiny happy one.

Which brings me to this journal page, tweedle dum and tweedle dee look anything but shiny and happy!

Creating The Journal Page

The Stencil Makes It

As you can guess I am sharing another page in my steampunk journal. What I think makes this page is the Art Deco Borders Stencil. I used stencil paste, rubbed embossing ink over the dry paste and applied gold embossing powder. The detail on this stencil is amazing!

The Embellishments

My stamped images have been water colored and I used PaperArtsy Infusions on my flowers. I layered the die cut gears and stamped butterflies. Pretty simple because I wanted to focus on the background stencil.

My Steampunk Journal

A few other pages for inspiration…

The Chessboard Prince; Her Eyes Are Whimsical; Gear and Legs; Plate IX; It’s All Perspective

I am playing along with Elizabeth this week although I am a day early.

Thanks for visiting today! Happy Tea Day!

Kate

Challenges Entered:

SanDee & Amelie’s Steampunk Challenge: Anything Goes

We Love 2 Create: Anything Mixed Media

Happy Little Stampers: October Watercolor with optional gold (Watercolor Stamped Images)

Happy Little Stampers: October Anything Goes with Dies

 

 

Seth Apter Steampunk: Mixed Media Journal Layout

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Autumn Delights

I am seeing so many challenge themes for Autumn as of late but it sure doen’t feel like it outside. My favorite things of fall are the family activities and the food but especially the baking. I love the smell of pumpkin, apple, cloves, and cinnamon wafting throughout the house. My favorite fall baking includes apple pie, apple dumplings, pumpkin cranberry bread, cinnamon bread etc…

What are your favorite fall recipes or delights?

Creating The Journal Page

I have a few pages yet to complete in my Steampunk Art Journal. While looking through my stamps I decided to revisit these amazing sets by Seth Apter for PaperArsty. I have used them several times already but these images are so cool I couldn’t help myself.

The Background

The background is designer paper cut to fit over a grocery bag. I used Grunge paste through a Stencil Girl Stencil. The background color is Infusions by PaperArtsy. I stamped over top with a Tim Holtz stamp and then I started adding embellishments.

The Embellishments

Mostly, I used the stamps to embellish but the rest of the items came from my table. One of these days I will take a picture of my messy table to show you. I used a lot of die cuts on this layout because I recently went on a cutting spree with some of my scraps. And of course, I had to add a few gears to make it more ‘steampunk.’ The gear stamps are from Prima.

Thank you for Stopping!

Kate

Challenges Entered:

SanDee & Amelie’s Steampunk Challenge: Steampunk/Industrial

Mix It Monthly: Warm/Autumn Colors

Simon Says Stamp Monday: Not A Card

The Artistic Stamper: Steampunked

Craft Stamper: Anything Goes

Mixed Media Warriors: #21 Hugs of Autumn

A Vintage Journey: Crazy for Autumn Color

 

 

It’s a Baby: Mixed Media Bunting

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Awww… It’s A Baby!

Not my baby but my soon to be nephew! I am going to be a Auntie for the 3rd time! Sadly, I still haven’t met my little nephew that is the same age as my youngest little. They live too far away so I am excited to have this new arrival closer to where we live.

So, here is the banner that I made for the baby shower. *PICTURE OVERLOAD*

I made these paper feathers from book paper and pipe cleaners. Very easy and I think they look pretty good.

The Cake

Here is the 8 layer, 2 tier, naked cake I made garnished with purple basil from my garden. Thank goodness it turned out better than the practice cake. If you ever want to try your hand at making a cake like this, I used this recipe for the cake and This recipe for the buttercream icing. I am a beginner and these recipes were very detailed and easy for me to follow but with very tasty results.

Crap Happens…

I just had to add a few pictures of the diaper game. Surprisingly, some of the guests were squeamish when it came to this game and refused to play. Imagine that? Perhaps it is just because I am a nurse but poopy diapers don’t bother me. I don’t prefer them over peed diapers but come on…it is just a game.

Jungle/Boho Decor

I am not quite sure how to describe the decor for the shower but my mother-in-love is an amazing decorator and she did the table and vignettes. Just a few pictures.

Well, that is more pictures than I usually post but I hope you enjoyed! I enjoyed the shower but I am not going to lie, I think I will sleep well tonight. Partying is hard work at my age!

Have a great weekend.

Kate

Is Turquoise My Color?: Mixed Media Tag

Real-Quick

I had so much fun joining in Tea Day this week for the first time over at Elizabeth’s. I was amazed at the amount of people playing along and the incredible art! I love finding inspiring artists and making new blog friends. I am thinking I will have to play along more often. Time is short tonight so I will leave you with how I made this tag.

Creating the Tag

My background is just leftover paint that I soaked off another project. I stamped over top with a paisley stamp. I then tore a strip of muslin fabric stamped it with a Japanese wave and layered a piece of scrap paper on top of that. My favorite part is the strip of texture paste from a Stencil Girl stencil. A handmade rose, paper flowers and fiber finish it off. I thought I would go simple this time around!

This Saturday, I’ll be eating lots of cake at the baby shower. Maybe a piece for each comment left. 😉

Happy weekend!

Kate

 

A Vintage Little Darling: Mixed Media Card

Crazy Kicks In

Just when I though life couldn’t get more busy I was looking over my weekly calendar and I have something going on everyday this week. Something besides regular life. I have a baby shower at the end of this week so I am frantically putting together a practice cake. It is going rather slow and I am wondering if I am going to get the practice cake done before I have to start the real cake. I am trying my hand at one of those beautiful naked cakes, something I have always wanted to try. It is only two tiers but 4 cakes all together. Along with a cake, I am making a banner, guest book and in charge of games. I found a rather humorous game that is new to me. It is called ‘Crap Happens.” You take 4-6 diapers and melt different chocolate bars inside the diaper. The guests then have to guess what kind of chocolate bar each diaper has inside. I love this idea because it look like real poop! Even at 33 years old I can’t contain a giggle when someone says poop.

As you can see I am slaving away making cake, games with chocolate and mixed media crafts. Haha! So, with limited crafty time this week I only have this card to share.

Creating the Mixed Media Card

The Challenge

In my few minutes to craft this week I decided to keep it simple and make a card. My goal was to clear up a bit of the mess on my worktable. I think a neat work space is a dream because lets face it…who can create when everything is put in it’s proper place? So, I challenged myself  to only use items on my work table for this card. The image was taken from an older project  that was collecting dust. And the stamped sentiment was leftover from a previous project. It feels so good to use up scraps.

Tea Day

And while I am typing this post, I am drinking tea and my elderberry syrup is simmering away on the stove, making my house smell like Christmas (cloves, cinnamon, ginger). I love making my own medicine especially now that the school year is here. My kids always end up sick once school starts so we use a lot of elderberry syrup. And did I mention that it is yummy?!!

Happy Tea Day!

Kate

Challenges Entered:

Creative Inspirations Challenge: Anything Goes

Lemon Shortbread Challenge: Anything Goes

A Bit More Time To Craft: Anything Goes