Sunday, October 9, 2011

Camping Pics and A Bit of Craftiness

So, I know I said I would post pictures of camping, but there are tons, and I don't feel like sorting them out. And anyone who would really be interested in them would be family and friends that will see them on facebook anyway. But I will share just a couple of great scenery pics real quick so anyone who doesn't live here or hasn't experienced our mountains can be totally jealous.
Sorry for some of the blurry photos. They were taken from a moving vehicle. Can't make the guys stop while hunting just to take pictures of pretty things :)
 Bet ya aren't jealous of that ! I wouldn't be. It feels too early for snow :(
Had to throw this in--My nephew, Ryan, loved petting the fallow deer behind a local restaurant at the base of the mountain where we hunt.
Now, onto some craftiness. I am so happy to actually be crafting again you have no idea. I just really haven't had time lately for any crafting. So I was really itching to do something. And it doesn't help that I'm addicted to Pinterest now. There are so many amazing crafts on there! Seriously. I could be on there all day. And, honestly, I was most of today :)
I bought a clear checkbook cover with a scrappy insert at a local boutique a while ago. I loved it at the time, but it really wasn't my style anymore. And I really just bought it so that I'd be able to make my own eventually anyway.
So, today I made this! Sorry for the quality of the photo. I took it inside at night, so not the greatest conditions.

I super love it. It reminds me of Twilight lol. And I just got a new-to-me red purse at the thrift store, so it matches perfect. It has some bling, and y'all know I love black and white damask. The polka dots are like icing on the cake.
I also ordered some more of these clear covers to make as gifts for Christmas. I'm totally broke this year, so a lot of the gifts I give will be homemade. I know most people don't use checks much anymore, but I still send some of my bills off by check. And I know that once in a while we all have to use them for one reason or another. At least I hope so. Or my gift will be lame!
Here are the materials I used--just in case you want to know:
Clear Checkbook Cover--Unknown
Black Cardstock Base--Roberts Crafts
Black & White Damask/Dot Paper--Lasting Impressions
Black Ink (on edges of white)--Versacraft
Red Grosgrain Ribbon--Offray
Scallop Circle and 1-3/8" Circle Punches--Stampin Up!
"S" Sticker--Basic Grey
Red Marker (colored over brighter red on "S")--Stampin Up!
Red Jewels--My Minds Eye
Adhesive--"X" adhesive from Xyron used on "S", sticky strip used on ribbon--Provo Craft, Tombo Mono Permanent Adhesive for the rest

1 comment:

NanaConnie said...

Oh, Shell, what fantastic photos! I especially love the one with the silhouetted trees and stormy skies. So glad to see you crafting again, too. Hugs, my friend. :-D