Sketchbook Sunday {Pumpkin Spice Version}

Hi friends! Yesterday we took the kids apple picking and to a corn maze at a local farm. We saw pumpkins and gourds, goats and horses and beautiful fall flowers. The regional humorist Tim Sample was even performing and we could hear his act as we picked apples (soon to be made into apple crisp!) It is definitely starting to feel like fall here in maine, the weather is cool and crisp and that is what inspired this week’s sketch.


I recorded it in timelapse so it is pretty short but to be honest I wasn’t feeling the joy of the sketch today, I am not sure why, I think I should have done this on real watercolor paper but oh well, here it is anyway.


I wish I had a more inspiring project for you. That’s the way it goes sometimes:) Happy crafting!


Inktober Day 6…7…8… eh, who’s counting?

Hi Friends!  I totally skipped Inktober Friday and I did not go with the Inktober prompt yesterday, instead I am honoring 2 viewer requests: 1. Draw a Pumpkin and 2. Use Inktense pencils:


You can see my process in today’s video!

Supplies I used:

OK, now for my excuses reasons I did not have an inktober sketch Friday or today. Friday it took all I had to get the live show up and going and the kids were off school (4 day Columbus weekend) and today I did actually sketch but I wasn’t in my filming location (because that was strewed with various supplies for a card tutorial coming up this week) and honestly the sketch is not totally done but perhaps I will snap a pic of in the morning and post it to Instagram. Look at me, falling of the wagon and making excuses already LOL! The kids are off tomorrow too and we just bought paint to repaint the girls bedrooms so I am not holding out hope that I will get tomorrow’s Inktober done either but you never know. I’ll be painting something either way:) Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!


Witches Welcome, a Freebie and 40% off!

Howdy! Boy, I am in the Halloween spirit! For the past two weeks I have been listing to a Stephen King audio book (Bag of Bones) while crafting and I think it is beginning to affect my work:

I made this set with my Cute Halloween Digital stamps and the Fun Favor SVG set and guess what? They are on sale along with EVERYTHING in the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff  shop for 40% off today (Thursday) only!

***Sale in the Lindsay’s stamp stuff Shop extended through Friday night at Midnight****

Holy cow, what a sale! Here is a close up of the sign, I bought a blank sign at the Dollar Tree, covered it with pattern paper using Mod-Podge then added the images that I colored with my copics and cut out with hot glue:

The crinkle ribbon I made with seam-binding and spray ink, The black has a cool shimmer because I used my homemade glimmer mist on it. Tip-If you are in a hurry when making crinkled ribbon use your heat gun to dry it, it makes it crinkle more in fact! Thanks to Cheryl for the glimmer mist on black tip!

Front of the boxes...

Check out these favor boxes, they were made in minutes making them perfect to do for a classroom full of kids. Here’s how to make them:

  1. Open SCAL software and import the round box file from the Fun Favors SVG set.
  2. Click on the text tool and choose the font DB Jack-o-Patterns (which is on sale for $1 at Lettering delights during their dollar days sale and it is the same as the pumpking carving cricut cart, score! You will see other Cricut Look-a-like fonts there too if you poke around a bit!)
  3. Click on a face and slide it on top of the highest round part of the SVG template, resize if needed. click on another jack-o-lantern face and drag it to the bottom circle and rotate it so it is upside down, resize if needed and cut.
  4. Assemble the box as directed in the kit with hot glue or tape. fill with treats and enjoy!

I love that you can use Sure Cuts a Lot software with almost any font and SVG file to cut virtually anything you want with your Cricut machine, truly awesome!

back of the boxes 🙂

Thise projects qualifies for the following challenges: Aly’s Sunday Challenge (sparkle & glitter-gimmer mist on the ribbon, rhinestone an the witch, metalic cardstcok on boxes), Cowgirls Sunday Challenge (anything but Square), Creative Card Crew, MySheriCrafts Paper Playtime (fall), Spoonful of Sugar (anything goes) GingerLoft (Halloween), Totally Stampalicious (3 ribbons) and wild orchid (Ribbons & Bows)

Here are the sets I used today:

Here are 2 new sets I released this week:

and now what you’ve all been waiting for…the freebie, click the pic to download.

Now let’s see what the rest of the Lindsay’s stamp stuff team has been working on today:

Cheryl Gorka DT Coordinator

Shannon Neparko

Margie Visnick

Melissa Craig

Leanne Garner

Cindi Hooks

Micki Harper

Karin Martin

Jennifer Bliss

Rhonda Walker

Diane Bove

Tracy Vinson

Laurel Seabrook

Remember the 40% off sale is today only at Lindsay’s stamp stuff, sale ends Thursday at Midnight, a great chance to save on brand new sets and stock up on ones you may have missed. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!