Fall Has Arrived!

Fall has officially arrived!  One of my favorite times of the year. 🙂  I always get so energized this time of year.  I always have a long list of things to create, projects to get completed around the house and recipes to bake.  I guess it is the old instinct to forage, harvest and store before winter sets in. 

Halloween is just around the corner.  I just LOVE Halloween!  This is traditionally the weekend that I decorate for Halloween.  I can’t wait to get out all those pumpkin and witch decorations.  In preparation for my decorating frenzy this weekend I am posting a card that was made by the artists at A Muse Studio.  I love this stamp set Toil and Trouble.  It is cute and no too creepy.  My Halloween style. 🙂  This set and many more are in the new Holiday Catalog from A Muse Studio.  If you don’t have your copy yet just let me know – it’s FREE (only $3 for shipping if I have to mail it to you).

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Mason’s Ironstone China Vista England Pitcher

Brown Transferware Pitcher

Here is one of my latest vintage listings in my Etsy store.  It is a gorgeous, brown transferware pitcher from the 1940’s.  I love the country, english scene.  Doesn’t it look so peaceful?  Just look at that castle! 🙂  It is made by Mason’s Ironstone China.  Click HERE to be directed to my Etsy store for more details and information.

Rescued Treasure!

Look at my latest find!!  Aren’t they beautiful!?  This vintage china set is from Contour China of Japan.  The pattern name is Picardy.  I love these gorgeous pink roses.  I wish I could have found more pieces.  I wish I new when this pattern was produced.  By the shape and style I am assuming in the 1960’s.  Does anyone know?  Or could you direct me where I could find out more information?

Spooky Bat Card

This awesome card was made by the artists at A Muse Studio.  The orange card front was stamped with the back ground stamp ScreenPrint in Nutmeg Ink.  Then the edges were dragged in the Nutmeg Ink.  Then Onyx Chevron Ribbon was wrapped near the bottom edge. The word “spooky” from the Candy Corn Kisses stamp set was embossed in white above the ribbon.  It is finished off by adding the largest die cut bat from Big Bats Trio Die Set to the card using 3D Foam Adhesives.  All these items are in the new Holiday Catalog from A Muse Studio.  If you don’t have your copy yet just let me know – it’s FREE (only $3 for shipping if I have to mail it to you).

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Did you know that with just two friends and $150 in total orders (before tax and shipping) you will receive an exclusive A Muse Studio, “Dwell in the Possibilities” stamp set ($39.95 retail value).  That’s right!  It’s a great stamp set, AND it’s in addition to enhanced hostess benefits! Look at those AWESOME, inspiring, and uncommon sentiments and the modern poppies! Get yourself one of these hostess exclusive sets before they are GONE! This offer as well at the increased hostess benefits below will end September 30th.  Don’t miss out on the increased benefits – you don’t even have to live in the Indianapolis area!  Email me or call me to book a virtual party.  It’s easy and REWARDING!

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Nevermore Journal Notebook

Nevermore Journal Notebook

I wanted to share one of my latest Halloween journals that I made recently.  This is an altered HALF composition notebook.  I take the full size notebooks down to my local printer, Minute Print It and I have them chop a stack of composition notebooks in half.  It doesn’t take them very long, just a couple of minutes.  Then I take them home and make them pretty… or in this case, spooky. 🙂  

This is a very easy project.  Just cover the front and back covers inside and out in whatever material you prefer.  I used cardstock on this one.  (I have used fabric.  I will have to post one of those next time.)  Just cut the cardstock down to fit your size of notebook and adhere.  I use one of 2 adhesives… YES paste, which is a book binding glue that is slow to dry so you have time to work with it when placing paper pieces.  Or, Quick Dry Paper Glue which dries quickly and doesn’t wrinkle your paper. 

I always dye the edges of the covers with coordinating Walnut Ink.  It makes them look nice and neat and gives them a “finished” look.  You can then embellish as you like.  I used ribbon on this one and stamped the words “Nevermore” near the crows. 

This process is easy.  Just about anyone can do it.  But is does take a bit of time.  If you’d rather not make one yourself you can always visit my Etsy store to purchase it completed.  Also, if you would like a particular design just email or convo me and I would be happy to make a special one just for you.