Saturday, October 3, 2009

its October.......

first off i just wanted to say thank you for all of your love and concern for our family after Buddy died. Its still so strange - just like tonight - Dean is out of town so i went out just like i normally do when he's gone to put animals away and lock up and started walking towards the kennel only to realize he wasn't there. Dean has left everything the same - still hasn't cleaned anything out yet - but we are doing better - moving on! The kids are already asking for a puppy!

So anyways - like i said - ITS OCTOBER - and I LOVE IT. My favorite time of the year - i love the fall - the holidays - the atmosphere - all the surroundings the come with the season - ecpecially the I did my yearly batch of salsa the other day - started at 9:00am and finished at 1:00am - yeah - you read that right - by the time it cooked down, i bottled it and processed it all - it was 1 in the morning. UGH! I'm glad its done though - and i got 34 pints out of the deal - which is alot.

Also got the hair darkened. I usually have blonde highlights in the spring/summer months and then go darker in the fall/winter. I was a little early this year - but was ready for the change. I like the way it turned out. Did some scrapbooking with my fun new Fancy Pants products - This is the new Little Sprout line and it went so perfectly with my little neice Corinne's dress. Isn't she a doll. The Kraft background is from the girl kraft line. I got a little crazy with the mists and paints - but i was fun! I also created the flower with a strip of paper, a strip from an old book page i tore out - and then i stamped the circle center with a grid stamp to give it a little texture. The Precious title is one of Fancy Pants glitter cuts.By the way - i'm lovin the floss by Karen Foster - i bought like 6 colors - it adds the perfect touch to cards and buttons like this one. Okay - this cat glitter cut has to be one of my faves. It was fun doing some halloween stuff. I used the new Trick or Treat line for these next projects. The scalloped circle is torn out of the Trick or Treat journal notebook. The title is cut out with Sillhouette. Another card using Trick or Treat from Fancy Pants. The ribbon, stickers, rubon's and patterned paper are all from the new line. The glitter letter stickers are Pink Paislee!This project was so fun - and the kids LOVE it. I bought this tree last fall and never got around to doing this - and i'm glad i waited because these papers were perfect for it. I cut the little monsters out of the patterned paper - used rubon's, chipboard and stickers to create this fun little tree (which happens to be on the top 10 list by views over at 2peas). Not voted on for faves or anything but people are looking - thats good enough - right! I was pretty excited when i went to the gallery and saw it.I put it on the end table right when you walk in the front door - the kids just think its the funnest thing. We've pretty much decorated the house - i've got a few things missing that must be in storage that i need to hunt down - but other than that we're done.
I should probably head to bed - i've got the flu - or strep - or something. I was pretty much out of commision all day yesterday - MIL and my mom took care of the kids - I couldn't move - my body hurt sooooooooooo bad, i still have the swolen glands and a sore throat but feel much better. Today is WORLD CARD MAKING DAY and i managed to do a few cards - I will post them tomorrow! Dean has gone Deer Hunting for 5 days - which means - if i feel better - there will be alot of scrappin going on here. YIPEE!
Thanks for stopping by....


Deneen said...

So is your salsa hot or mild? My hubby likes hot and I like mild. I may just have to get the recipe from you. Love your little spooky tree. I have been wanting to make a little leafless tree for the house that I could change with the seasons ever since I saw a friends St Patrick's Day tree it was so very cute!

laterg8r said...

you are a salsa making machine!

i love love your halloween tree! very cool!!!

sweet LO - love the misting and paper flower!

the floss on your cards and LO's is definitely a great touch :D

Staci said...

Oh brenda, i'm SO sorry to hear about the loss of buddy :-( Gosh, it is so hard to lose a pet! Sending you lots and lots of hugs! I just adore your newest projects - you are so good, girl! Your tree is fantastic! I did one last year with my Luxe stuff, and I loved it - thanks for reminding me to pull it out, lol!

Andrea Amu said...

Sorry as well about losing your dog, Buddy! I'm sure it's hard on the kids, esp. :(

Yes, October is also my favorite time of the year... love it all and can't get enough! I bet that salsa you made is tasty! Mmmm!!

Your projects are all wonderful... really like that Halloween tree :)

Enjoy your week!

Stephanie said...

Oh,I love your Buddy post even though it is so sad! I think everyone was in love with Buddy, he always made everyone feel so welcome... except for new Fed Ex Deliverymen :). Darling projects! Now if I could just make my kids pages look that good (a girl can dream). My kids would go crazy over that tree as well, such a fun idea.

Karie Coats said...

I'm glad your feeling better! Your Halloween tree is darling! Love U