Monday, August 10, 2009

A Little Fall in August....

It is 90 somethin' degrees here with 100% humidity......and yet I've got the fall cleaning bug! I have been up to my elbows with cleaning, reorganizing, and painting. Yesterday I spent 6 hours painting woodwork. We are redoing our upstairs hallway. (Which BTW, is right outside my scrapbook room! ) But you know how one thing leads to another? Now I need new window treatments, a new corner piece for books and knick knacks....... *sigh* Anyway, it is very liberating to freshen things up!

So in honor of my "fall" frame of mind, I am sharing another Crafty Secret's post card. These were a HUGE hit at CHA! They are gorgeous and make beautiful lil' hangings! I use Modge Podge to layer the paper over the chipboard. I trim it once it is dry, sand it lightly, then use Tim Holtz ink in antique linen to distress the edges. I added some Halloween ribbon and used the smaller chipboard pieces as cute accents on the ribbon.

OK, after looking at the back of this postcard, I am sort of wondering why the heck I stamped it sideways! Oh well.....too late now! Just shows you how "off" I am! : )

To get the crackled background I used an old SU! background stamp.
So what am I up to today? A little more cleaning, and hopefully back in the pool!
Have a great day everyone!!!!


Margie H said...

I thought you were done with house stuff! LOL!!
Love the postcard btw...wonder if I need to make a trip out to CF?! Heehee...have a great week! xo

Rose Ann said...

Wonderful postcard, Michele!! I can see why they were a big hit!!

Jocelyn said...

Love the postcard and now I am so Jealous!!! I just had a meltdown about 20 minutes ago when I went downstairs and saw bo after box of our things going out the door. They are going to storage...but the thought of all that coming back in makes me cringe....I am calling you when the time comes to put it all back together!!!!! Smiles to you today!!! :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

YAY for early fall cleaning!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEE that little wall hanging!!! I can see why it was a hit at CHA! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

The Lonely Scrapbooker said...

Thank you for coming by my blog and leaving a comment. It was a nice surprise!
Your work is beautiful--I love your cards and layouts.