I chose The Oval from Simply Betty Stamps to do my project. I loved it so much I decided to make a clock out of it and hang it in my scrap room. The hands were a little dark so I put some Stickles on them. The cogs were sent to me by Ms. Kristy Deyette because she is the bestest friend evAH. She helps a girl out in a bind! Recollections has a paper pack called Steampunk Botanica now and I used a sheet of that for the background. If you look closely you can see a butterfly on the left of the woman. It also had the place for a picture where I cut out and my husband put the clockworks for me. The gray flower is Jolee’s Boutique and came from Michael’s. “The Oval Portrait” is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe involving the disturbing circumstances surrounding a portrait in a chateau.* I think that is one of the reasons I picked this particular digital image. Well, I picked it first and then found out the background later but I was definitely intrigued after I found out.
Please come join us at Poisoned Peas Please. This challenge runs until Saturday, October 6th. Simply Betty is offering 3 digital stamps of your choice from her store to the winner. I hope that I have inspired you to come out and play with us. I am doing my best to do quality work and try to get you excited to play. If there is anything I can do to help, please let me know. We as the Design Team are here for you! Until we meet again…Beware Dark Shadows…BWAhahahahahahaha
Today starts a very special blog hop for a very special person and friend, Aletha Williams. Aletha, THIS IS YOUR LIFE! Actually, Aletha’s friends love her so much they wanted to do something very special for her and this is what we came up with. Are you surprised Aletha? Aletha’s gorgeous art can be seen many places around the internet. But we at The Crafter’s Cafe have been blessed to spend a good deal of time with her. The Stamping Boutique with Tracey at the helm has graciously offered a free digital stamp in honor of Aletha’s birthday blog hop. This stamp has a special meaning because it is named, “Fairy Aletha” and it is one of Aletha’s favorite stamps. It will only be on my blog today and tomorrow. If you miss it you can buy it here at The Stamping Boutique store. You may want to shop around anyway because they have some cool stamps. I am always buying stamps in there. We have a lot of fun together. Aletha is the head of Poisoned Peas Please. You may have heard of that little group? She whips us into shape.
Here is the free digital stamp:
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Isn’t it adorable? Please be sure to stop by The Stamping Boutique and thank Tracey for so graciously donating this. I hope you are enjoying the hop so far. Here is my birthday card for Aletha.
The reason I used this stamp called “Grand Chief” by Papelitos is because Aletha is on the DT at Lady Anne’s Paper Crafts. We are doing a color challenge and Aletha chose the colors. She said that she had chosen a wonderful Picture of my favourite Native American Running Bear. She did a stunning Southwestern picture for the challenge. Since Aletha and I both live here around the Indian country I wanted to do something I knew she likes. I have a grandson that is 1/2 Choctaw Indian. Inside the sentiment is, “Happy Birthday to the Big Chief!” I know you are ready to move on to the next person. Thanks for helping us in wishing Aletha a Happy Birthday!
Here is the rest of the blog hop list:
Aletha’s Birthday blog roll:
Until we meet again…Beware Dark Shadow…Bwahaha