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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

It's Your Day Card - Made From Scraps

Hi Everyone! How was your Halloween? We had a lot of fun! Last Saturday we went to Thanksgiving Point for a little Halloween fun. They do something fun for the toddlers called Barnyard Boo. They transform the little petting zoo into fun little games and activities. We had a great time!

Halloween is also Thong's birthday, so it's double duty for us. This year though we just concentrated on trick-or-treating. A LOT OF TRICK-OR-TREATING! Thong took Peyton to the mall, then we went around our little neighborhood, so Pey could go to her little friends houses. And then finally we ended up at my brothers house and went around with a big group of people that usually come out for the festivities. His neighborhood has a small handful of houses that go all out for Halloween decorating. The kids get totally freaked out and it's really entertaining to see all the spooky decorations people get out.  I LOVE Halloween!

Before I show you my card, here are a few of my favorite fall photo's of Peyton:

This is taken at a local pumpkin patch. They have a bunch of tractors, pumpkins, corn stalks, an old truck, this old trailor and other fun things that work as great photo props. I liked how the sun came into this photo.

Same trailer as above, but from the open end. She looks thoughtful, but really she is just thinking "Why are you making me stand up here mom!"
Isn't this old truck so cool! It's hard to tell, but the whole bed is filled with Pumpkins!
Probably my favorite picture from this whole day - and we took over 300 pics! I love the lighting on Peyton's face, and I love her expression. Even though I know she looks so much like Thong, I see this picture and it feels like I am looking at one of myself taken when I was her age. She has a lot of her mama in her too.
My parents took Peyton and my nephew to Disneyland. This was our pre-trip goodbye. She was all ready to go, wearing her Mickey and Minnie t-shirt and her princess mouse ears, so I just had to take some pictures. Of course, all silliness broke loose!
This is taken at Thanksgiving Point. There was this little mini western town with just a dance hall or jail. Since Peyton is obsessed with all things girl and princesses and dancing, she was most excited about the dance hall. This is 100% my favorite picture taken that Saturday!

As you can tell from the red nose and cheeks, it was getting cold! This is on the tractor ride.

Right before trick-or-treating. Peyton, Malia and Avery. 3 pretty cute girls! Notice how 2 out of the 3 are princesses! Malia, the one in the middle, She is just as much a princess as the other 2 girls!
I really do love fall. I know I have said it before, but it's true!

Alright, and now to my card made all from scraps! Love it when that works out!

Don't you love when you make something and it becomes your favorite thing ever that you have made! That would be this card! And guess what!! Everything, including the card base itself, is made from scraps! I have really been working hard lately on not just making the decorations for my sister's baby shower coming up in just under 2 weeks, but also on getting my craft room clean and organized. So I went through all of my scraps! Yep, all of them! I have them all separated by patterned paper and cardstock now, and it's so much easier to find what I am looking for! It made putting this card together a much simpler process!

I wish I could remember where I saw the pattern for this card, over the weekend, but it has totally escaped me!  But I couldn't stop thinking about it, and when I was cleaning, I cam across the perfect paper for the card in my head! Don't you love it when that works out!

Here is a quick rundown of the supplies:

Cardstock: Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon, Fancy Pants {clouds and oval}
Ribbon: my stash {brown and baker's twine}
Punches: scallop border, scallop oval, large oval, small heart, itty bitty flower Stampin' Up!
Button: My Mind's Eye
Glitter Glue: Stickles
Adhesives: 3M glue stick, Pop Dots, foam adhesive and Crystal Effects from Stampin' Up!

Yep, I totally love it :). Now I don't want to give it away to anyone, okay, maybe just not quite yet, anyway.

As a footnote, do you see the jar off to the right side, with my name on it? Amber made it! It was for a little party at her house. She had it filled with M&M's! So I knew I had to put some of my misc. buttons in it when she gave it to me! It's so cute, isn't it!

Alright, everyone! I am off! Enjoy fall while it lasts! Winter is just around the corner!!!!

P.S. I almost forgot to mention, I won the Halloween desk decorating competition! I got a $25 Visa gift card! I was so excited!