We're hoping on a plane today to fly to Florida to spend some time with family and then jumping on a boat for a few days on a cruise! I'll take some photos and share when we get home. <3 And I'll be super ready to get back to eating healthy and working out again. October is TOUGH. My birthday, this vacation, our wedding anniversary, the anniversary of my dad passing, Halloween... I just embraced that it won't be a "perfect month" but that's life, right? So, I'm going to enjoy my vacation and be ready to get to it when I get back home. See you in a couple Mondays!
Here are the cute projects Abigail made at the harvest festival last weekend - a cute pumpkin gift bag, a halloween bracelet and an owl coloring page that we may have helped color a little. ;) Below are just a few snapshots of our fun night... Even though Abigail is very serious and tired in her photos... :)
Fun Stampers Journey is actually a new company for me. I made a new friend a crop not too long ago who is a Coach for FSJ and I fell in love with these two stamp sets! I love zombies, Halloween and Day of the Dead things so these were a NEED on my wish list. My momma actually bought them for me for my birthday! The two sets are called Zombies Attack! and Day of the Dead. I just really wanted that brain ice cream cone stamp. Isn't it too funny?!
I really can't wait to get started making cards and some scrapbook/Project Life layouts using my new things - especially my Minc!
Have you used Fun Stampers Journey stamps before? What's your favorite set?
Continuing my new goodies today is Lawn Fawn! One of my favorite stamp stores to shop from, Stamp Fever, had a Lawn Fawn day this past weekend and I stopped by to say hello to some friends and get some new goodies. I have been DYING to get that stamp set up there... Let me show you a quick list of what I bought:
Booyah Stamp Set & Lawn Cuts (dies)
Scalloped Rectangle Stackables Lawn Cuts
Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables Lawn Cuts
Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables Lawn Cuts
Let's Polka in the Dark Petite Paper Pack
We also made a super cute shaker ornament/tag and it is SUPER cute. Check it out below. Also, what's your favorite Lawn Fawn product right now?
I spent some money recently on some new craft supplies and I want to share them with you! Over the next few days I'm just going to spotlight a few companies I have new supplies to use when I get home from our vacation next week. Today is Stampin' Up!
Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Project Life Card Collection
Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Project Life Accessory Pack (in the box with the cards)
Into the Woods 3/8" Cotton Ribbon
Into the Woods Designer Series Paper
For All Things Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Into the Woods Elements
Project Life Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Photopolymer Stamp Set
Into the Woods Cardtstock Pack (not pictured)
Click on the links above to see better photos and maybe get some for yourself. ;)
What's your favorite fall themed Stampin' Up! product right now?
Guys. I got a Minc! My momma got it for me for my birthday and I'M SO EXCITED to use it! I'll be starting a new Pinterest board to start brainstorming some fun ideas. :) Since I spent the weekend celebrating my birthday and spending time with family, I didn't start a new devotional yet. Instead, I'm going to share a few of my saved pins that inspire me to be creative in my Bible. <3
I watercolor in my Bible, but haven't ventured in to actual paint yet.
Love the idea of free hand lettering and drawing in my Bible.
My favorite right now is using different alpha stickers like this pin.
One day when I have more space, I'd love to try stitching in my Bible.
This is a great tutorial for those who feel stuck or need to get started!
I've also tried using washi tape in my bible, LOVED it and want to do it again.
More paint inspiration... Really need to step out of my comfort zone and try it!
What are you favorite pins you've saved?
Today we went to this really cute Harvest Festival in the city where I work and did some really fun things with Abigail that we were able to cross some items off of our Autumn Bucket List! There was treat stations (even though we're still going to go on Halloween Day), we watched It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, made a cute bag and bracelet and even saw some characters (like Ariel and the Wicked Witch of the West).
I think we my miss the apple picking (should have done that first thing) this season, but we have so plans when we get back from our vacation to do some more on our list!
What fun things have you done this season?
For those who didn't know... Yesterday, the 8th, was my birthday. ;) And even though I'm only a day into being 29, I've been brainstorming for my 30th birthday party for a while now. Here are some of my costume ideas for the theme - Night of the Undead.
Gorgeous skeleton make up that can be easily made into a zombie.
Creepy crawlers that I'll probably forget are fake and freak out that bugs are on me.
A neat DIY for a shirt that would be fun to wear.
Simpler (and probably could do myself) make up idea.
Uhh, how amazing would a dress be that the blood was made out of jewels and gems?
Or this ripped dress would be stunning!
I don't know if I could convince myself to put on contacts for a night.
What did you pin this week?
When I make my pocket letters (like the one I showed yesterday), I also pull out supplies to use my own planner. I'm not quite as creative in as some of the folks I follow on Instagram or pin on Pinterest, but I'm getting a little more daring. I'm not a huge fan of decorating daily, but rather monthly. So I can use up fun supplies and enjoy them all month rather than daily or weekly. But, we'll see as I get more comfortable and use up more things. ;)
How do you feel about decorating in your planner daily/weekly/monthly?
Making these is one of my favorite things to do. It's a fun way to share some of my favorite supplies to use in my planner (like tags and washi tape) but also a good way to use up some of my stash. Sharing is caring, right?!
This month I put together my swaps using some tags, washi tape, paper clips, sequins, wood veneers and some paper tidbits. I even have some punched out black bats in there.
I'm always looking for ideas to share with my pen pals - what are you favorite planner supplies?
My name is Lauren Taylor and I like to make things. Here you can find how I am creating my fit & crafty life to help motivate you to create yours. I hope you'll look around and stay a while.
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