Saturday, October 29, 2011

Owl #5 is sleepy

I am in an owl frame of mind these days. I hope you like #5. I think she's a keeper. If you wish to download this file, simply click the image to get to the larger, downloadable version and save to your computer as usual. As always, please leave me a comment to let me know you were here. I hope you are having a fabby weekend. OH, I almost forgot, if you make something using my files please show me!! I would love to see :)
Hugs, Dawn

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Free Digital owl day 2!

Another day, another digi, and yes it's ANOTHER OWL! HOOT! I mean WOOT! Please leave me a comment if you choose to take a file, doing so really makes my day. Be sure to let me know if you create anything using my files, I would love to see!! To download the files, simply click on the image to be brought to the bigger, printer friendly version and save as you normal would. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a fantastic day.
Hugs, Dawn

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


FREE DIGIS!!!I made these owls today and am uploading them for your pleasure. I hope you like them. If you take my file/s please leave me a comment so I know you were here. I will be eternally grateful :)To download, click the image to get to it's larger version and save to your computer as you usually would. Without further ado here they are:
Owl 1:

Owl 2:

Owl 3:

Thanks for looking and have a fantastic day!
Hugs, Dawn

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I rearranged my craft space

I decided I needed a change in my craft space recently. I thought maybe if I rearranged everything that I would be more inspired to create. I had to pull everything out of there so I could get the table turned around, what a pain in the butt! There came a point halfway through the process when I looked around and my stuff was everywhere. I had to force myself to continue. You couldn't get into the bathroom because so much stuff was in front of the doorway. Things were stacked on my bed and dresser, you couldn't see the floor. Iyiyiyiyiyi. Once the table was in position it got alot easier. Bit by bit, I got everything moved back in. I wanted to have the table accomodate two people, but I just couldn't figure out a way to do it and have enough room for everything else. Until then, my daughter and I will continue to work on the dining room table ;) I wish I had thought to get some before and during photos, but I didn't :(
Here are the after photos though. The one above shows the view from my chair. I love looking at these things while I am crafting away. The canvas on the wall was created by my BFF Jeanne. SHE ROCKS! In case you can't see it, it says : Best Friends, So much cheaper than a shrink LOL. I made the CREATE sign out of old CD's and some scrapbook paper and embellishments. You can also see my Monchichi my sister got me for Christmas last year. Awww the memories of childhood.
To the left of my chair sits 2 filing cabinets. The top with 8.5"x11" cardstock in hanging file folders the bottom filing cabinet holds all my sewing thread and misc. craft items. See my super cute elephant card on top? My BFF Jeanne made that for me!! She's the best!

Here is my main crafting area. Complete with laptop so I can get my Skype on while crafting away. Jeanne and I live far apart, so we craft "together" through Skype and call it Cryping. That's a mash up of craft and Skype. ....Crype. It makes us laugh :)

This here is all my paper and supplies everything is within reach :)

Same view, only a little higher up on the wall. See the large light over my table? My hubby made that for me. He added a cord and light switch to the old florescent light for me. Don't worry, he's an electrician. It provides plenty of light, and I don't get those dang shadows anymore.

Last but not least, my rescued dresser that holds all my wood mounted stamps, the kids craft stuffs, extra school supplies and anything else that will fit in there. On top is my container for items that I want to alter. I also have some canisters sitting there and I have no idea what is inside them. I think I need to paint the dresser, it's very ummmm....blah lol.

I hope you enjoyed the tour :) I am off to create, have a fantastic day!
Hugs, Dawn

Monday, October 24, 2011

Some Layouts, Jackolanterns and Kites, OH MY! (photo intensive)

I have a few things to post today. First are a few layouts I forgot to post when I finished them last week. This one is Ryan's 12th Birthday party. I used a sketch from Scrapbook Generations by Allison Davis. I believe these are Bo-Bunny Papers.

This next one is of my daughter Emily. I saw this layout on Pinterest and knew I had to CASE (Copy And Steal Everything) it immediately!! It is from The Pink Room Blog.

Next we have the pumpkins my younguns carved. With a little help from me and their Dad :) I think they turned out really cute.
Sarah's Pumpkin:

Ryan's Pumkin:

Both Pumpkins together:

Lastly, I saw this cute Kite on Pinterest (have I mentioned Pinterest here before? Because I love it. Alot. If you haven't checked it out, do. You won't regret it!) and decided I needed to make one as a magnet for my fridge. I had so much fun making the first one that I decided I needed to make a second one for someone else. I used different papers on mine and it says Happy Day intead of Hello Friend. Here is the link to the original one I saw on Paper. Scissors. Superheroes Blog by Betsy Veldman (SHE ROCKS!!)

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day :)
Hugs, Dawn

Monday, October 17, 2011

The Walking Dead....

......RETURNS!! It was soooooooo good. I can tell this a few ways: 1.I held my breath on more than one occasion, 2. I peeked through my fingers when holding my breath quit working and, 3. I sat riveted to my tv for the whole 1.5 hours of the show.

I don't want to ruin it for anyone that hasn't seen it yet, but I have a few notes (SPOILER, a little)

*Don't travel in a always breaking down RV!

*Rocks make a great Zombie killing weapon when you need it quiet (if you are one on one or maybe 2 on one)

*when a zombie herd is coming at you...hide under a car. They almost never look there!

I can't wait for the next episode! I love this show.

Hugs, Dawn

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I made another page today!

And here it is:

I used this layout by Theresa Collins as inspiration:
Be You. Layout

I used one of my all time favorite lines: Basic Grey's Urban Prairie.
Thanks for looking and have a great day. Hugs, Dawn

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


My friend Jeanne and I scrapbooked over Skype today!! This is the first actual scrapbook page I have done in quite some time. I want to send a special shout out to my girl Jeanne for helping get my scrap on :) YOU ROCK Girlfriend and your page is amazing! Here is mine:
(My dear daughters in July of last year)

Papers and embellishments are Fine and Dandy line from My Mind's Eye. I also added a Kaiser Kraft Flower, buttons, ribbon, rickrack and brad from my stash. Oh and I sewed in dark brown around the edges of the page :) Just because I love the look of it....even when it's crooked ;)
Thanks for looking. Hugs, Dawn

Boo Halloween Decor

So, I was at my neighborhood Goodwill and spied this cool looking frame. It was not an attractive color but it had a nice texture to it. For just $1.99 it was mine. We went home together and I spray painted that puppy glossy black. Then I just needed something to put in it. Enter Susan Stringfellow's Noel Frame. That's what it needed, except a Halloween version. I used mostly Bo-Bunny Whooligan papers, with an extra one thrown in from Reminisce's Haunted Halloween collection. Thanks for the inspiration Susan!!

My "Spooky" Banner was featured!

It was featured on Paper Issues!! I'm so excited! Thanks for making my day Paper Issues!! Here's the link to the post :)
Spooky Banner

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Happy Haunting

I played in my scrap closet today and while looking for something to do with my Halloween papers I came across this little bird house I bought at Jo-Ann's for a dollar. So, I covered my bird house with my papers and such and came up with what I like to call my Haunted Bird House. After finishing the house I thought it needed something else. That something else was a pole to add a moon and greeting to. I simply painted a bamboo skewer black, wrapped ribbon around it and drilled a hole in the base of the house. A little wood glue and instant "flag pole" :) I think it adds just the right touch. The papers are from a 8x8 stack by K&Co. that I got eons ago. I cut the embellishments right out of the papers. I pop dotted some of them to add some dimension. That's about it. Thanks for having a look!

Hugs, Dawn

(Not so) Spooky Banner

I created this banner to hang in my house for Halloween this year. I love The Whooligans line by Bo-Bunny!! The little charcters are just too cute!! I mixed in some other Halloween papers from my stash as well as bling, wiggle eyes, flowers, and ribbon. Basically anything and everything that matched (ish) got layered on :) It was fun to put together as well. Thanks for looking and have a spook-tacular day!!

Hugs, Dawn