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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

31 Days Of Halloween - Day 2 + A Dash Of This and That...

Welcome to Day Two in the 31 Days of Halloween!  I wasn't sure if I wanted to make things ahead for this month long event and I admit I did a few things ahead but not a whole lot.  Fortunately for me that will be something that I can keep myself occupied with and try to take my mind off the fact that I have less than a month to find a new place to live.  It is a maddening thing to try and do this and it is like the deadline is coming at me like a freight train.  We have been looking and have others helping us look but we are having such a hard time locating something that is legit, decent neighborhood, within our price range and when in our price range doesn't say we are "over qualified" to live there; monetarily wise that is.  I called a place today that was definitely in our range and looked nice but she about freaked out when I mentioned that I have cats...really?!  Who doesn't love cats?  Don't answer because I know a few of you who don't...
So that has been my mission now for the last month now and now it is the same as we enter this new month with the exception that I have now completed my resume...again, and am now looking for some sort of part-time HR work.  I want to finally use my degree that I worked hard for now that I am not restricted by anything.  I am seeing a job coach at my church as well, which is AWESOME! So if you could send some positive prayers/vibes my way with the home search it would be wonderful and very appreciated by all three of us + the kitties!

Now...onto day two!

What I have for today is a bookmark made using Tim Holtz Grunge Board.  I never once thought to use this for a bookmark until I saw a YouTube video and now for the life of me I cannot remember whose channel I saw it on so forgive me.
I took some Grunge Board and cut it 2" x 6"
Took some Walnut Stain Distress Ink and went all along the outer edges
Used some yellow/orange card stock cut 2" x 6" & used some Tombow liquid adhesive
Used 2 different clear stamps (Recollections & Studio G)
Stamped the pumpkins first on orange card stock, cut them out place on yellow card stock where I stamped image in green for the leaves/stems.
After stamping the Trick or Treat sentiment on the bookmark I again went around the edge with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
This bookmark is double sided and has same image on each side.
The second picture here shows the thickness

I am so happy you stopped by today for Day Two of the 31 Days of Halloween and to hear me go on a little about some things going on with me...it is amazing how the power of the "pen" or keyboard in this case can really make a different in how one feels. 

Thank you again, take care and I hope you have time to be creative today!

See you tomorrow for Day Three!
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21 comments:

Vicky said...

Sending good vibes that you find a place for you all and the kitties :)

Happycrafter Shell said...

Fabulous bookmark! xxx

lisa aka b.creative said...

beautiful bookmark. Thanks!

ike said...

Gorgeous bookmark. I am so sorry you are having such a nightmare trying to re-locate. I will send mega vibes your way for you all and the kitlings xxxxxxxxxx

Kristina said...

Very pretty book mark!
Peace,
Kristy

daffy said...

great bookmark hope everything works out for you

Candace Jedrowicz said...

Love it! It's very sweet! Hope things improve for you!

Sara a.k.a. Eternal Princess Ryan said...

Awesome bookmark! I love it! Hugs!

Sharon Sahl said...

"Over-qualified" to live somewhere? What the heck does that mean? As if you can't make your own decisions. I'm holding back all the !@#$% words I would prefer to be using.

Lovely bookmark and grungeboard is probably the perfect weight for one. I'm always losing mine.

silvia said...

Great bookmark!!

Regina said...

So hope you find a job...it is wonderful being able to work in your field. (I was in HR and safety for 20+ years)

LOVE cats and so could not do without my Ms Peaches..the ruler of our house..for reals!!!

Love the bookmark!!

Happy Hauntings ^_^
Regi

Ally White Cat said...

love grunge board and the book marker is wonderful.
susan s.

monique said...

very pretty

Jane said...

A awesome bookmark
Hugs xxx

~Lady B~ said...

You certainly have a lot on your plate! Crafting may be the only thing keeping your sanity in place. I will definitely send all the good vibes I can muster over to you :) BTW, what state are you in? Where are you hoping to move to?

Wonderful, festive bookmark! Grungeboard is the perfect material as it can bend and twist a bit without ripping. Very good for those of us that fall asleep with our books :)

ScrappinCSI said...

I would love to have the beautiful bookmark between the pages. Thanks for posting.

Julia said...

A really fun and beautiful bookmark!
Hugs,
Julia

ScrappingBeauty said...

your bookmark is perfect addition for any book being read in autumn. thx!

Steph said...

What a great bookmark, love the bright colors. Good luck on your house hunt :)

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Fabby, love those pumkins and the colours are gorgeous
Lindsay xx

DonnaMundinger said...

Great idea using the grungeboard. I need to dig mine out. Best of luck house hunting. xxD

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