Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Here ya' go...

Sorry I didn't get around to posting these yesterday, but the last few weeks of running around like crazy finally caught up with me. I was totally exhausted, and went to bed really early. Now I've awakened totally refreshed, and inspired by the gloomy day outside to finish up some spooky Halloween goodies. I finally received the black silk ribbon I had been waiting for to finish up my "Spooky" banner, so I should be able to at least get that done today. Sometimes, it is so nice just to create for myself without any impending deadline or contest in mind. I certainly never mind working with my Label Tulip kits, though. So, without further ado, here are my September goodies...

Lovin' all that new Sass and Cosmo Cricket goodness! Plus, some sweet rainbowliscious goodies from Miss Lisa Garay thrown in for good measure. (Thanks Lisa!)

More Sass & CC goodies!

Our Guest Designer this month is the fabulous Emilie Ahern. This is my lift of her original design that can be viewed here under the "Designer's Lift section. These were some photos from the day after Hurricane Hanna (dubbed "The most boring day EVER," by Hazel). It certainly doesn't look like she's having any fun, does it?

Our challenge this month was to scrap something that we celebrate. This is my bestest girl, Kasie. I can't believe that we've known each other for something like 22 years. Crazy! But, I love her to bits, and I just wish that she lived closer. Although, we might get into some serious trouble if that were the case. Tee hee!

And, just a little card. I think I need to make one of those card-holder boxes to keep all of my cards in. You know...just in case of emergency. I make all of these cards with no specific intent on using them at the time. But, they certainly come in handy when you need a card on the double.
Speaking of cards, here is one that I made for the Tarisota card competition. You had to make a thank you card. That's all. This was my take. I made a flower using this tutorial. I tried using paper (some flocked paper that also came from my rainbow goodies from Lisa) instead of fabric. It is quite possible that I like the paper flowers even more! You have to be sure to crumple the paper up after you cut out the flower shape. This just makes the paper a little more pliable so that it won't rip when you are trying to wrap it around the brad. Anyway, here's the card...

Last thing to share...a LO I made for the latest challenge at Say It In Scrap. We had to scrap around the phrase "I Can't Stand" or "I Hate." This was my take. Yes, I know that the last word "you" in the journaling was left off. I didn't notice it until after it was all put together. I've since gone back and written it in by hand.

Well, that's all I have to share for right now. I'm off to get my hands dirty with some black and orange Halloween goodness. Stay tuned for an updated blog look in the next couple of days too. Now that I have all of my deadlines completed for the time being (except something top secret for the Chatterblog), I have some time to work on personal projects. By the way, does anyone knowif it is even possible to add a patterned background to these Blogspot blogs? I really want to add a wallpaper, but don't want to have to reformat the entire thing. Is that even possible? Anyone? Anyone? Me thinks it might be time to bite the bullet, and move over to Typepad for some more options...

13 comments:

Jacquie said...

I can't help you with the blog stuff (heaven knows I cannot manange my own that well!) But I love your layouts!!!

Melonie said...

I just came from SIS where I first saw all of these new and delicious pages!! LOVE them all. I can never believe how amazing you are:) I'm working on some Halloween goods too. Can't wait to see what you come up with. Have a super week my friend.

laverneboese said...

Holly, your stuff rocks. I am so jealous that I haven't had the chance to create a single thing...wah, but I definitely feel inspired after looking at all of your yummy eye candy. My LSS sold out of the trees after I posted my project, but she's thinking about ordering more. I'll let you know...and of course it's not too late to claim your puffy pen!

Lizee said...

i wanna lift that i hate layout! its super cute:)

ooo and i wanna lift a fall sign for my cubicle! :)

ur stuff is too yummee

Chowchow said...

Dear Holly,

My name is Michelle aka chowchow from Malaysia. I run the Malaysian Scrapper's Society blog - http://www.msianscrapperssociety.blogspot.com. This is a non-profit blog which is run by me to promote scrapbooking in Malaysia. I am writing to you to ask you for your permission to link your blog : http://hollyscharmedlife.blogspot.com/ to ours. Hope this is agreeable to you as I am sure the malaysian scrappers will gain inspirations from your beautiful work. Hope you will say yes. I may be contacted at this address: chowchow138@gmail.com.

Thank you for you kind attention and hope to hear a favourable reply from you soon.

Regards,

MIchelle

KhrisW said...

Love, love, love the layouts. Awesome work!

I'll send an e-mail with information about the blog makeover you're thinking about....

Ginajam said...

Lovin all of your eye candy...you always do such beautiful work!! You gotta share your Halloween goodies...I'm also working on a new banner for this year...did the spooky one last year!! Will you let us know if you find out anything on the wallpaper thing? I also need a major makeover on my blog...it's BORING!

scrappermimi said...

I am totally drooling over your stuff again! LOL!

Enjoy your playing without a deadline, that can be so nice!

Can't wait to see your Halloween goodies!

Dana said...

Simply A-MAZING! You always inspire me so much! Thanks for being you!!!

Marie said...

These are all really awesome girlie!!!!

danilouwho said...

such gorgeous stuff here!!

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Delph57 said...

very Gorgeous pages, love them all

bizzz from France
Delph

~just me said...

aww, i made a lo! i'm oh so thankful for our friendship too! & i just love miss hazy splish splashing in the puddles..too cute!

~me