After a fairly prolific week of stamping last week, this week has been rather dry. It's just a busy time - my mom's birthday is Sunday so it was a must to get her card finished before the weekend. I started her card this morning and finished in between taking Morgan to the doctor and picking Brett up from school. Luckily, what we thought could have been worse, is just a virus, but it's been making her life miserable for the last few days.
On Monday Brett's teacher assigned each child a small gourd with instructions to dress up the gourd in a costume of their choosing. No glue, pins, or markers on/in the gourd. There will be a "parade" of sorts tomorrow with judging, and more importantly, prizes for best costume, most original, etc. Brett, being a Star Wars fanatic, wanted his to be Gourd Vader. Using a few of my craft supplies, a photoshopped mask glued to cardstock, felt and cardstock for his outfit, and a red straw saber and Vader was complete. He's pretty awesome, if I do say so myself!
In addition, Brett's Halloween costume has been coming together. He is a big Tim Burton fan, loves all his movies, and this year decided he wanted to be Edward Scissorhands. The "dressed for public" Edward Scissorhands. So it's been a week of thrift shopping, creating faux scissors (painted chipboard for safety after initially considering the real thing) sewn on black gloves, making suspenders with the safety pin closure, and more in order to complete his costume. Now, mind you, he will be a blond ES as he tried on a wig and the look on his face was priceless, he's pretty sensitive to odd textures and I could tell that wig was a big nope! ES costumes are available online but we couldn't find anything related to ES at the Halloween store or big box stores, plus it's more fun to see how creative you can be when presented with making your own, isn't it?
Anyway, that's been my week in a nutshell..... :)
Supplies for the card above:
Stamps: Kind and Caring Thoughts, Warmest Regards by SU!
Ink: Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Pear Tart, SU! Sahara Sand
Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury White, Chocolate Kiss, Green Apple
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye The Merry Days of Christmas, Fancy Pants Christmas Carol (yes Christmas papers, but they work well for other days as well)
Other: Green satin ribbon, silver mini brads, sand marker and ink spritzer, Dimesionals