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2 posts from November 2010

November 03, 2010

i love ballet ...

A few weeks ago I got to ink up these new ballet beauties in between Halloween classes out in New Jersey.  They were screaming for pink and glittery and that's what they got!

They're so dainty and delicate, I love their lines! 

A line of dancers en pointe in shimmery pink costumes!

A closer look at their glittering dresses: prisma glitter, added with a glue pen in the shape of a dress to each dancer.  I love the effect!  And lining them up straight is easy peasy with a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (and I used the same to repeat "ballet" in a straight line underneath)! 

More ideas for these pretties are rattling around my brain now that I'm home - just gotta' squeeze in some crafty time to put ink to paper!


stamps: en pointe, sous-sus, i love ballet, big block bl (a muse)
paper: pink chiffon notecard, classic white cardstock, blush cardstock (a muse), kraft cardstock
ink: versamagic pink petunia (tsukineko), archival jet black (ranger)
embellishments: pink chiffon grosgrain stitched ribbon, white sheer ribbon, prisma glitter

November 02, 2010

october always goes by so fast ...

October is my favorite month.  No question.  I just can't fathom a better time of year.  Seriously.  So the other night when D tells me he doesn't have a favorite month because "they're all pretty good." I'm gobsmacked.  But wait, it gets "better."  I ask what his favorite holiday is, thinking it must be Halloween by now.  I mean, let's face it, he married a Halloween freak, it's bound to begin rubbing off at some point, yeah?  No.  He claims Easter.  Easter?!  I can't even talk about it anymore.  *wink*

But before Peter Cottontail professed his love for pastel eggs, he helped me make tombstones! A giant sheet of polystyrene, some paint, and we've 7, modeled after tombstone photos I'd taken in cemeteries in Salem and Sleepy Hollow.

This is the first year we've done anything more than have lots of pumpkins, some orange lights, and bats around the porch.  (And I'm already thinking about a few more touches to add next year.  *plotting*)

And when I wasn't home painting tombstones, I was back East visiting some of our favorite spots for October goodness. 

And taking a few more photos of tombstones in the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.  

And while I was sad we couldn't make it to Keene this year for PumpkinFest, I did make it back to The Blaze!  Always a good Halloweenie time (and yummy hot cocoa)!

There are, literally, thousands of jack-o-lanterns ...

... in all shapes and sizes!

I love The Blaze! 

And there was Halloween crafty goodness too.  Mom's shop had it's 2nd birthday in October and, like last year, she celebrated with a weekend full of classes with a Halloween theme: Howl at the Moon 2010.  Lots of crafty ladies making spooky things, lots of laughs, and a few cupcakes too.  *wink* 

Halloween crafty is my favorite kind of crafty ...

EeeeekHope you guys had an awesome October and a spooky Halloween night!  Only 363 days to go ...

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