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Happy Wednesday, Friends! Are you gearing up for a Happy Thanksgiving and spending time with friends and family over the next few days? Or maybe you are gearing up for some serious shopping this weekend, both at stores and on the web. :) I’m not a Black Friday shopper, but I do love all of the deals I find online this time of year. :)

Infact, just this past weekend, I succumbed to the Today’s Special going on at HSN.com and bought myself a new photo printer. I’ve had my current color printer for almost ten years, so I figured it was time for an upgrade. I picked up the Canon Pixma here. I admit it, I was crushing on the sleek, white color. It had me at “hello.” Hehe! Now I just hope it lives up to my picky photo-printing standards. Does anyone have this printer? Do you like it? After I receive it and play with it for a few weeks, I’ll let you know my thoughts.

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I also spent the morning on Joann.com filling my cart with several Technique Tuesday stamps (LOVE Ali Edwards’ stamps!). All paper crafting is 50% off right now! Until Thursday, you can use the code COZY331 for $1.99 flat rate shipping (or free shipping over $50). Just thought I would let you know in case you’re a pathological supply shopper like I am. *wink!*

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I have some exciting news to share with you! As you know, I work with the amazing Lisa Bearnson. This week she re-introduced her website featuring a brand new look! It’s amazing! It has a fresh, clean feel and lots of exciting new features. I hope you will come check it out! In THIS POST Lisa takes you on a little tour.

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Along with the website relaunch, Lisa is celebrating a huge milestone in her personal life! (So happy for you, Lisa!) Because of all of this, Lisa has some FABULOUS giveaways going on. Check out this entry on Lisa’s Blog to read about her milestone and for details on how to enter the giveaways. (You can enter until Sunday!)

One of the giveaways is a chance to win a Monogram necklace by Jewel Kade. You have probably seen Lisa wearing this necklace while doing shows on HSN. I’ve been admiring it for sometime. You can imagine how thrilled I was when she gave one to me as a gift.

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Don’t you love it?! Head on over to Lisa’s blog for a chance to win one of your own.

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I’ve been doing more scrapping with my stash and have a couple more pages to share.

First, another Halloween page using an older collection by October Afternoon called Witch Hazel. :) Awww, how I love Halloween!

HALLOWEEN PRINCESS

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Next, I have a couple of pages with a vintage feel to them. I’ve been hanging onto Teresa Collins Fabrications line to scrap these pictures of Maryn’s Pioneer Birthday party at the Lion House from a few years ago.

LION HOUSE

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Using vintage colors like this is actually quite tricky for me. I tend to gravitate towards bright, candy colors, but it’s also nice to step out of my comfort zone once in awhile.

PIONEER PARTY

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For both of these pages, I pulled out my Cricut Explore machine. The lion head on the two-pager is from the French Manor cartridge. The children image on the “Pioneer Party” page is from the Nursery Rhymes cartridge.

Thank you so much for popping by! If I don’t get a chance to “see” you tomorrow, Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

JanaBold

 

 

Halloween Happenings

Happy Belated Halloween! I hope you had a magical, whimsical day with your family and friends. Here is how the Eubank family celebrated Halloween this year.

Last Saturday was the Jensyn’s Halloween dance. She went in a group of friends with four couples and each of them decided to dress as a decade. Jensyn and her date dressed as the 80s. :) We have the 80s and the 90s featured on the back row … and then the 50s and the 70s featured on the front row. I LOVED that the guys really got into dressing up, too! They looked great!

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We were lucky to find this yellow mesh sweater at Saver’s along with a bunch of funky jewelry and a wide belt to sling across her hips. :)

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It’s hard to tell from this picture, but Jensyn had her hair crimped all wavy and up in a banana clip (remember those?). I love her hair wavy! It took forever to do (she’s so lucky to have thick, long hair … wish *I* had that “problem” hehe!), so we worked on it earlier in the day before their day activity of bowling.

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After bowling, they all went home to change in their garb, and then they came over to our house for dinner on our back patio. I had fun decorating it all fancy for them. My husband was sweet enough to hang up all the lights for us. It looked amazing!

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I pulled out my Silhouette Cameo machine and created decorations to go on the backs of each chair. The accordian spiderweb is by SVG Cuts and can be found in the Catacomb Manor SVG Kit.

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On the alternating chairs, I enlarged the banner from the SVG Cuts Midnight Jamboree Kit … so cute!

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I cut out several spiderwebs (Creepy Spider Web by Samantha Walker in the Silhouette Online Store)  and layered them down the center of the table as a table runner. I cut a spiders (Cricut October 31st Cartridge) out and used glue dots to attach them to the edges of the glasses. The rest of the doodads were in a party kit that I purchased at Michael’s. I purchased the metal haunted house at TJ Maxx about 7 years ago. We placed in on the table with dry ice fog oozing out the sides. It looked awesome!

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See the beaded spiders on the table? I made those following directions on THIS SITE. They were so much fun! Afterwards, I sprinkled them among my Halloween decorations inside to add a creepy touch.

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Yesterday morning, the kids carved their pumpkins.

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Jensyn grossed us out with her Barfing King pumpkin. Owen created a John Denver Pumpkin. Maryn’s pumpkin had toothpick teeth and carved hair, and Camryn created a kitty cat with hears and legs attached with pumpkins. They all looked so festive sitting on the front porch!

 

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All dressed up and ready to have some fun!

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

JanaBold

I *heart* Fall Banner

I’m back with another Fall project … a Fall Banner! This one comes together fairly quickly with simple shapes and letters found on the Cricut Classic Font Cartridge, available digitally here. A Cricut Craft Room cut file for this project can be downloaded HERE in the Cricut Project Center.

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I cut a different shape for each section of the banner and then used my sewing machine and brown thread to add stitching around the edges.

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I punched each shape and then tied them together with lengths of brown satin ribbon. Next, I added rust colored twine and wooden buttons to each knot in the ribbon for some cozy, Fall texture!

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Finally, I accented each letter with metal flowers (Maya Road), gems, and pearls. I can’t wait to add this to my mantel … and the best part is, I can leave it up from now until Thanksgiving!

JanaBold

Fun Fall Gift – Scarecrow Scented Sachet Envelope

WooHOOO! It’s officially FALL! My favorite time of year! I just love everything about this season. The warm and cozy colors, textures, food, and scents. It’s a time to pull out the corduroy jackets, boots, clogs, and make a pot of warm, savory soup. It’s a time to start adding special decorating touches to the house and to visit friends and family.

If you are looking for a fun gift idea to drop off to a friend, you might like this next idea. I purchased a pack of scented sachets with yummy fall scents. These can be found at several different types of stores. I purchased mine at Michael’s. Next, I made them a little more special by slipping them into a decorative envelope created with my Cricut Expression machine and the Simply Scarecrow Seasonal Cartridge.

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The envelope pouch was created with the Cricut Mini Books Project Cartridge, but you could use any type of envelope or envelope cut file and simply trim off the envelope flap. The half circle notch could be added with a circle punch. I used the Cuttlebug machine and the Contemporary Nature embossing folder to add some texture.

The layered ovals were created with the Cricut Cake Basics Cartridge. I stitched around the edge of the top oval with my sewing machine. I love making fall projects, because you can go crazy with layers and texture! I really don’t think you can overboard in this area. :)

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The scarecrow is holding a cute little dimensional leaf banner created with baker’s twine and Cricut cut leaves. Just punch with a 1/8″ hole punch, string the leaves and tie onto the arms of the scarecrow. The crows eyes are black pearl stickers, but you could also use dimensional black paint. (I like Inkssentials Enamel Accents, which can be found at JoAnn’s … and probably Michael’s, too). Finally, add some buttons to the scarecrow and pumpkin for more homespun detail.

If you would like the Cricut Craft Room cut file for this project CLICK HERE to go to the Cricut Project Center to download.

Happy Fall, Friends!

JanaBold