Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A Few Projects

Can you believe I haven't even touched a scrapbook page in over a month?? It's been pretty busy around here. For some reason, I decided that the wallpaper in my kitchen HAD to go. So off it went. And then the real fun began! My kitchen is now wallpaper-free, walls painted asparagus, cabinets painted almond cream, and new hardware put on the cabinets. It only took a little over a month! I'm still waiting on Brannon to caulk it but if he doesn't hurry it up, I may decide to just do it myself. No...I've never tried to caulk anything so that should be interesting.

I HAVE found a little bit of time to finish my haunted house. It didn't really turn out the way I had visualized it and I keep thinking of things that I should've done instead. I started it a year ago, but when I went to buy the drippy goo punch (by Martha Stewart), it was no where to be found. Kristen at Serendipity Scrapbooks tried to find it for me to order but it wasn't available anymore. So I put my little house in the closet and there it stayed until a few weeks ago. Back in July, I got an email from Kristen telling me that she was putting in a pre-order for that punch if I still wanted it. You bet I did! Now, my little house is sitting on my mantle instead of being shoved in a closet. Colton was "helping" me finish it the other day, throwing a fit if I didn't do exactly what he wanted. I do have to say, that I did like most of his ideas. ;)







These are the pictures I told you about a couple of months ago. They are from the Jessica Sprague class I took. I'm taking another one right now. Or let me clarify...I'm signed up for it but haven't had a chance to really start it yet. It started on Monday and is a 15-day class so I'm going to try to catch up real quick and then see what happens. If you've never taken one of her classes, you don't know what you are missing! She has some really fun ideas and techniques using your computer...mostly Photoshop and Photoshop Elements (you can download a trial version if you don't own the program to take her class with). You can find them at www.jessicasprague.com.





Saturday, we are having a craft day at church. I'm in charge of doing a few of the projects and I'm thinking about posting the tutorials on here. It depends on my time over the next week or two. I'll try though! I'm doing a maze book, 2-4-6-8 box, and a gift bag made from a sheet of patterned paper. I'll take pictures of the projects that I make and post them. Hopefully, it won't take me a month to post again. :)