Saturday, October 31, 2009

Day 304, Saturday, October 31

Happy Halloween!
A Ninja Turtle and the Queen Bee came to trick or treat! Their grandma made their costumes. She did an awesome job!

Day 303, Friday, October 30

Well, Mario came to trick or treat on friday night!

Day 302, Thursday, October 29

This is our neighbor's house about 2 blocks down. Every year, they work the entire month of October, setting up a Halloween display. It really is a haunted house. They call it "The Family Plot". They have a script and several family members and friends help with the theatrics. Usually, within 24 hours, you would never know that anything was in the yard...and they never charge a dime to get in.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Day 301, Wednesday, October 28

We had our annual Halloween parade at school today. Cindy dressed as a hockey player and I was dressed up as a witch. It was kinda cold outside, but we still had the parade up and down the street in front of school.

Day 300, Tuesday, October 27

I can't believe that today is day 300 of Project 365. Only 65 more days to go. I have taken a picture everyday this year...and journaled about it, too. Today, was my birthday. I got lots of great gifts, but I chose this picture with my red roses that Jim sent me. I was surprised, because I already had my birthday presents. They smell wonderful! Thanks, Jim!

Day 299, Monday, October 26

I have been trying to get a picture of the deer near our school. I haven't had much luck until today. I stopped in the middle of the road (no one was behind me, of course!) and when I did, these two just looked right at me!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Day 298, Sunday, October 25

...And 100! Yes, I have made 100 of these treats for Jim to take to work for Trick or Treat on friday. What was I thinking...! Anyway, they are made from cardstock and ribbon and hold a fun size candy bar. You can watch a video of how to make them from this website. It is the Batty For You video. I changed mine alittle. I used the Martha Stewart Drippy Goo Punch instead of the scallop punch. The stamp is one I had gotten at Hobby Lobby a very long time ago. I needed an image that fit in the 1" circle punch.

Day 297, Saturday, October 24

Today is my mother's 71st birthday! Happy Birthday, Momaw!

Day 296, Friday, October 23

Here I am at the Rivermen game with the St Louis Blues mascot...Louie!

Day 295, October 22

Again, with the trees. They are so pretty this year!

Day 294, October 21

Happy Birthday, Popaw! Today is my dad's 71st birthday...but he is still in the hospital as you can see.

Day 293, October 20

As the season progresses, the tennis courts are just about done. The lines are painted...just waiting for the nets!

Day 292, Monday, October 19

Got a call this morning before work....Dad had gone to the hospital coughing up blood. So I had to go check on him and see what was happening. I looked out his hospital room window and saw my picture of the day! The church on the corner sells pumpkins and gourds. I loved getting a birds eye view of the pumpkins, lagoon and even a school bus on the street!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

January 2010 Calendar Page

I have been working on my January Calendar page for a swap that I am in. I also have to do the month of June (that will be posted later). I used Cuttin Up for the lettering. I pushed it around in Design Studio, so it would fit at the top of the calendar paper. All of the paper came from Hobby Lobby. I had some of the paper at home and went to buy the rest of it and it was all in the clearance section. I missed seeing it at first, but I went back and dug a little deeper in the racks and found it! I used my scalloped circle nesties, too. I cuttlebugged the letters with the snow flake folder. I also sprayed the layout with the shimmer mist I made with the alochol and shimmer ink from Stampin' that stuff. (guess you can see the yellow flowers...those are going on the June page!)

Day 291, Sunday, October 18

The sun was actually out today! I watched this squirrel in our back yard. He was really working hard, I thought, burying something, but I think in the end he was digging something up. He didn't seem to mind me watching him. I was trying to get as close as I could for the picture. This whole project has me taking pictures of things I have never photographed that good or bad? (Don't even ask my family!! lol)

Day 290, Saturday, October 17

I forgot to take a picture at the spa of me and Stacie, so you will have to look at my pretty toes and hands. They are so very soft right now. I have had pedicures and manicures before, but this time, we went to a different spa and we had a parifin wax on our hands and feet. We dipped into the wax 3 times and they wrapped us up in a plastic bag and let us set for about 15 minutes. It felt really weird! But good at the same time. Thanks John and Stacie!

Day 289, Friday, October 16

Happy Boss's Day! Cindy and I bought our Boss a nameplate for his desk. It is wood with an acrylic engraved piece on top. He liked it!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Day 288, Thursday, October 15

I drove around the park and took pics of the Pumpkin People. During the month of October, the park district puts Pumpkin People or scarecrows in the flower beds in the park. This one is over by the lagoon. There are 3 different people in this flower bed. They all are painted differently and have different "clothes" on.

Day 287, Wednesday, October 14

Off to the Rivermen Hockey game! Cindy and Eric got to sit on the Rivermen bench during warm ups tonight!

Day 286, Tuesday, October 13

I was on my way to Parkside to ride the "wheels of death" and I looked over to my right...and there was a huge snow pile. It was behind the arena in the park. That is the result of the zamboni cleaning up the ice in the skating rink. I thought it looked funny next to the green grass in the middle of October!

Day 285, Monday, October 12

Today was Columbus Day, so I had the day off work. I didn't get as much accomplished as I had hoped to, never do. However, I did spend the evening at Nikki's creating Christmas cards! Nikki always has such awesome cards. We made 5 different cards....4 of each card for 20 cards. So, I am offically started making my Christmas cards. Here are close up pics of each card. We used the new Stampin' Up shimmer ink mixed in a spray bottle with alcohol. It is really pretty ... but you can't see it in the pictures!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Christmas Gift Card

This is my card for the November card swap with the Chirpin' Chicks. We were supposed to make a Winter or Christmas card. Since I give a lot of gift cards....I made a gift card holder. If you pull on the tab (Stampin' Up punch) on the side...the gift card is attached to that piece of card stock. I used the slit punch to make the slots to hold the gift card in place. The holder is made using the Sizzix embossing set...Christmas. I embossed the Coordinations paper and sanded the top, put some stickles on the "snow" and added a clear snowflake where the large star is on the image. I cut an oval scalloped grey nestie and doodled around the edge. The ribbon came from Hobby Lobby. The envelop measures 6 1/2 x 3 1/2. I embossed the outter left corner with the Merry Christmas from the same embossing set.

Boss's Day Cards

I made two Boss's Day cards...yes, I have two...principal and superintendent. Anyway, I colored the house mouse image with the Magic Colored Pencil Technique. Cut them out with oval nesties and then the black with the scalloped nesties. I doodled around the edges. The paper all came from my scrap box...except the base. The ribbon and charm is from Hobby Lobby. I pop dotted the image and used the spiral punch on the notebook type paper. This card is a pedestal card. When you open will stand up. Youtube has a video if you would like to see how it is made. My card measures 6" x 4 1/2". I made it to fit the envelopes that I had.

(Sorry, this one is kinda blurry!)

Day 284, Sunday, October 11

The trees are so pretty right now....not many of the leaves have dropped from them. I love being able to see, red, orange, yellow and green at the same time!

Day 283, Saturday, October 10

Jim's parents are currently at the nursing home. His mom had a stroke a few weeks ago. She is doing well. We have been spending lots of time with them. We can't wait for them to get better, so they both can be at home again!

Day 282, Friday, October 9

Friday Night, Hockey Night! Ben Bishop was warming up in goal tonight! He played an awesome game and the team ended up winning in a shoot out!

Day 281, Thursday, October 8

The leaves are falling from the trees. They always pool up at the bottom of our back steps!

Day 280, Wednesday, October 7

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Stan, Happy Birthday to you! Stan's birthday was today. We got him a Stanley Cup Penguin's hat and a Steak 'n Shake gift card! He put the hat right on his head and the gift card in his pocket. Cindy made his birthday of course!

Day 279, Tuesday, October 6

I had to go shopping and buy a few new shirts. (Got pants a couple of weeks ago!) And a new pink night gown.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Day, 278, Monday, October 5

The cards pictured above were made by the Chirpin' Chicks. We traded fall cards this month at Camille's. Thanks for another great month of awesome cards! I am posting a close up picture of each card with the artist's name below. It is really hard to pick a I would pick Becky's, but any other day I might choose someone else! Great Job to all those who participated!


Krista's Mom