Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Artsy Autumn Swap-Part II

Here are the things I included in Susie's bag of goodies.Susie has named the crow Edgar-fitting, isn't it? I found him at Michael's and thought he needed some dressing up. I free-hand cut the crown from vintage sheet music and then pinned it on his head to hold it in place. A bow around his neck and he's ready for the Halloween party. The paper mache box was covered in papers from Melissa Frances and vintage sheet music (because I can't seem to make anything without it!) and embellished with a giant layered flower and a quote card from My Mind's Eye. It was filled with newspaper shreds using my super duper mini shredder from Target! I thought Susie might like a super-duper mini shredder of her own so she gets a pink one to match the journal I covered in Melissa Frances (flowered) and Making Memories (checkered) paper. I did the quote on the computer and the fairy girl is from Lisa's Altered Art (see my sidebar) Twill ribbon from Martha Stewart and diecut initials using Quickutz cookie cutter Cosmopolitan font finishes it off. Some of the other items were an altered mini notebook, a squirrely bag of acorns, socks, Halloween stamps and some copies of ephemera. Oh yes, those layered paper flower are made using the font I got from ScrapNfonts here. If you sign up for their free newsletter, you can get 3 free fonts.There are additional pictures on my flickr site here.



We are really missing Charlie and his parents! We haven't seen them since August....too long between visits. Charlie will be 11 months old this month and is growing like a weed and learning so many new "skills", as his Daddy likes to say. These pictures are from their vacation at Cape Hatteras in September. We love you kids-big kisses from Gram!

4 comments:

marie said...

I love the crow and white pumpkin you sent to Susie. I've been trying to figure out what the white thing in your sneek a peek picture was! Susie got some fun treasures from you!

I'm sorry you're missing your Charlie ~ i hope you get to see him real soon.

By the way - Charlie in a red bandana is one of the cutest things I've ever seen!

Happy Oct 1st!

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Charlie is certainly a cutie!!

I bought one of those crows at Michaels for a swap I was in and one of my sweetie little kitties grab it and we fought over it. I set it up high and the next morning he was lying on the floor with some missing feathers and a hanging eye. He was too far gone to salvage. I gave it to her then and she wanted nothing to do with him...none of the other kitties did either. I ended up getting one at PaperSource.com and hid it the moment he was delivered!

I sent a lot of cute things! Haven't seen the faux acorns...too funny but very fall! I love the white pumpkin!

Susie said...

I am lovin' all the goodies you sent :) What a fabulous swap partner you are. (The little shredder is so much fun! My sister is already wanting to borrow it.) And your little Charlie is such a cutie!

Heidi of Everyday Cookies said...

Must. Get. To. See. Charlie. Must!

He's growing so fast! He's so cute!

*Heidi*

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