Happy After-Halloween


Well… I’m a day late on my October New Year’s Resolution… But, hey… better than a couple of months.

I just gotta show you… last night we took the boy to the Carnival at our church for Halloween.  He went as Larry the Cucumber from Veggie Tales.  This is my first attempt at making a costume…

It was extremely difficult to get him to hold still to take a picture, but you get the idea… I love the veggie tales… He didn’t have a choice.  🙂

Now that Halloween is over, it’s full speed ahead to Christmas.  I cannot believe it is November 1.  Unreal.  I wanted to share with you my club projects we made this past meeting.  They are “thankfully” inspired…


This uses the Perfectly Preserved stamp set and the (one of my favorites) Orchard DSP.  I just LOVE it.  And the framelits dies are just wonderful for cutting out the mason jar and all it’s pieces.  I forget the extra dimension that is added when the time is taken to cut things out.  And, framelits decrease that time significantly (remember when we actually had to use scissors???)


This next item is a little gratitude journal:

This is it with it all closed up, and  here it is with it open…


I thought this would be a good way during this upcoming season to reflect on for what we are thankful.  When I think about it, I’m overwhelmed.  A couple of members in my family have recently had some health scares and I’ve been overwhelmed at the thought of how fortunate I am that my son is so healthy.  I’m VERY thankful for that.

These little journals come together very quickly and are great for jotting down ideas, thoughts, pasting pictures…  Because they are made so fast, you could easily make one for your thanksgiving guests.  And, then have them jot in it the things they are thankful for.  They’re good to have around when we get to thinking we are overwhelmed…  we can remember all the things we are thankful for.

Anyway, just a quick note about SU promotion:  All Digital Kits are 50% off and there are 3 free digital downloads available until 11/5/12.  Check out my website  and my online store.  Through this, you can get your free downloads!!  If SU has 18000 Downloads, we can all get another one for FREE!!


And, don’t foreget…the blog HOP I’m going to be part of… Coming SOON!!




About clkondo

I am a teacher, mother, wife, and LOVER of all things papercrafting. It's been my sanity (and sometimes insanity) for the past 10 years. I am an Independent Stampin' UP Demonstrator...which helps me pay for my passion...

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  1. Hey Crystal, Wow, he looks like a winner…can’t believe you actually made it!!! After Kelly and I saw him we couldn’t stop saying, “Larrie…da Q-cumber in the french accent!!! I bet he had a ball!!!


    Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2012 22:12:56 +0000 To: jorikasa@hotmail.com

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