Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Shiny Hexagons

I'm ready for real fall. We got a tease, then summer came back. I love the smell of fires and the way smoke lays in the sky in the early morning. I feel warmer just knowing my neighbors are stoking their home fires. I miss my wood stove, but yeah, I don't miss the mess.

It's October - time for ghouls and goblins, Friday night football, baseball playoffs and the beginning of the hockey season. It's easily my favorite month. It's also a scary month because midnight of Halloween begins the month for writing novels. I've written several, but I've not published. I don't have a good concept yet, but one will come. They always do. Meanwhile, I'm still working on cards.

I cut 3 hexagon bases with the die, then layered the black hex paper and red foil over the white layer. I used a little sponging of Watermelon Wonder just to carry the red through the card. Easy little sentiment and a spiral of curling ribbon. I attached the curling ribbon and sentiment to the panel with my little stapler.

October is also the month that everything turns pink. Cardmakers are cranking out cards for MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. You see, when cancer victims, families, even the staff are spending significant time there, they are often separated by the ones they love. These cards are available for them to use for free to stay in touch, offer encouragement, or even to share a laugh.

It's just so cool how the Splitcoast Stampers bring all their best for causes like these. If you'd like to join in, you can visit the forum HERE. Now - get out there and bless someone! And if you have an idea for a novel...


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Friday, October 2, 2015

October Creative Crew

Hey there, you! I'm glad you stopped by. I have a couple of little things to share with you. I'm part of a crew now!

I really like this card. I fussy cut the sails out of white and popped them up with dimensionals. I gave them a very thin wash of Sahara Sand. The 3D really pops better than I hoped it would!

You know, even kitties need anchors. I had one show up at my house. She's beautiful! She's young, lean, and well mannered. She's feral - dirty and both ears have been ripped. I've kept her separate from the rest of my flock to reduce stress and avoid sharing germs. I finally got her in to the vet for a spay and... she's a he. Already neutered. Go ahead - you can laugh.

He won't fit in with my bunch, but he's street smart and I turned him out. He has come by to say hello, but doesn't stay. I'm sure we'll see a lot of each other and I know he'll have space with bad weather and such. He knows the secret knock!

I hope your Friday is a blast, and has a great kick-off to a fun weekend. We here in Texas finally have cooler weather but still no rain, so I'll be schlepping water hoses.

If you have some craft time - check out Hope You Can Cling To on Splitcoast. The entire month of October is filled with challenges, then we send all the cards to MD Anderson Hospital. It's our way of supporting the breast cancer patients.

P.S.  I still have 2 online classes you can purchase!
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Welcome to the Bunny Nest! I host rescued animals in a small in-home setting. Currently, I host 3 bunnies and 2 kitties. These animals will be socialized and housed for the entirety of their lives in my home. They inspire my crafts, and I use any proceeds to pay for their needs. Thanks for visiting!