Thursday, October 15, 2009

Have I told you that I love Glimmer Mist?

My local scrapbook store, The Scrapbook Workshoppe,
got the new Tattered Angels Chip Tiles in yesterday
and I just could not wait to create something with them!
I came up with this spooky accordian banner:

added some cobwebs and spiders to make it extra spooky!

up close detail
on the moon and gate I used a white and gray crayon for resisting
I also used Tim Holtz distress embossing powder in Black Soot on the gate under the birdmore detail

Overall, I'm pleased with the way it turned out

I can't wait to try the other Chip Tiles!

Fall has come to Missouri, although it feels like an early winter!
It has been rainy and blustery for the past 2 weeks, not a ray of sunshine!
I don't mind days like that here and there but after a while it gets depressing.
I took some photos yesterday just around my yard
Autumn is my very favorite season.

Speaking of things I love...
How about a "Thankful Thursday"?
1. My babies.
They are so precious and dear to me
Everyday I look at them and have to pinch myself
How did I get so lucky?
2. Thanksgiving.
Can't wait for this day to come!
I am already "researching" recipes for my turkey
Each year I try a new recipe/technique.
In the past I have done brining, maple glazing, and the old standby Herbs de Provence
3. Good Friends.
Yesterday my friend, Tina, and I got to sneak away and scrap together for a few hours
She shared all of her Studio Calico exclusive papers & stamps with me
I was drooling! I have never subscribed to a kit club before but their things are too fun.
So retro-mod!
4. A wonderful Man.
I truly don't think there is a greater man, husband, father
or coach better than Mike!
He is selfless in every sense of the word and knows how to
make me feel like a million bucks.
He surprised Tina and I yesterday while we cropped and brought us lunch.
What a guy!
5. Entertaining pets.
My house is full of them
Between the 6 lb poodle and 70 lb poodle
who are constantly at each other's throats,
the "stray" turtle we rescued and the 200 gallon saltwater aquarium
I have enough to keep me entertained...and crazy. ;)
Life is good,
Life is GREAT.
Enjoy your Thursday, friends.


  1. oh i love that banner!!!!!!!!!! holy wow is that gorgeous.

    and fall photos are the best...beautiful!

    i saw you followed the forward progess blog...there is a new prompt posted!

  2. I love the glimmer mist!!! WOW girl!!! And those photos are stunning!!! Happy Thursday :) hugs Jamie

  3. Your post makes me so happy, LIFE IS GREAT isn't it???!! Love that cool spooky banner you made, very scrary!!!!

  4. Your accordian rocks! Great misting. And I love your fall photos. We dont get much of that here and I miss it :( But you are SO right, it is important to remember how sweet life is--thanks for the reminder :)

  5. Loved your post, my sweet friend!! I am thankful to have you as a fellow tortured soul who is plagued by their ADD and lack of free time to complete all of their artsy endeavors.
    :) Talk to you soon...

  6. that spooky is soooooooooooooooooooooo cool!!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE the colors!!! And i love love love love love your list *happiness* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  7. Oh how I love Tattered Angels and it is just too cute how you used these supplies.

  8. I ADORE your spooky banner!!! So cute!!! Have a great weekend!

  9. I adore you tiles......I want these...I need can make me one!!!! Love the pics and the LIST......PERFECT!!!!! I loved reading every word!!!! Have a wonderful sweet friend!!! :-)

  10. Love your list of grateful things, Tara!

    And Fall is my favorite too... I love it so much, but to my dismay we've got an early batch of snow here in PA yesterday and today:( I'm very sad about it! I like your pix. I don't think I'll be getting any terrific Fall colors in photos this year... so disappointing.

    I also love Glimmer Mist... so fun to use. Your Sppoky accordian banner is cool!

  11. I so loooove your spooky project - so creative and so CUTE!! love those pics, making me miss spring flowers already! so many wonderful things to be thankful for :-) Happy weekend, tara!

  12. aww, you do have lots of things to be thankful for! I enjoyed reading your list! :)
    Beautiful photos, wow! You have so many pretty colors in your yard! lol.
    LOVE the banner that you made, wow!



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