New OA on Sunday

Well, after all of that creating last week, CHA has finally started and now I can share what I’ve been working on!

You probably saw the teaser that October Afternoon shared last week of the new 9 to 5 collection but, if not, here you go:

Let me just say that it is above and beyond anything I could have expected! I love the papers in this collection. For the booth I made this layout:

If you look closely at the banners, you can see a pretty good representation of the papers in the 9 to 5 collection. What you can’t see is the Washi Tape, mostly because I didn’t get any to work with before the show (!!). Does that tape look cool or what?

I also made a little card:

Isn’t that little lady cute?

The second collection is called Cakewalk, and it looks like this:

I love, love, love this one…it has some really fun papers that I will be reaching for again and again! For the CHA booth I made a tag and a layout:

The little retro invitation art is adorable…

Those banners are so easy to do because I cut them out from one of the 12X12 papers!

October Afternoon’s third collection is called Woodland Park, and it has some way-cool papers in it – unique florals, rich colors, and beautiful vintage images. When I first flipped through the papers, I was SO excited. Here’s the preview that OA shared last week:

I made two layouts for the booth with Woodland Park – they are really quick and simple because I had a very small amount of time with the paper!

So. That’s what I have to show. I also got to work on a mini album that is so cool. It goes with the 9 to 5 collection, and I wishwishWISH I had remembered to snap some photos of it before I shipped it… Oh, well.

There are lots and lots of other projects made with the new collections on the October Afternoon blog AND on the other design team member’s blogs. If you visit the OA blog, you can click on individual DT members’ blog links in the side bar to see more!

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Gosh, can I just start over?

Well, hmm. It has been a while! Hello, I’m Stacey, owner of this blog. I used to be a blogger. Now I just own a blog. I am making no promises, but wouldn’t it be fun to just start over?

For now, I’m just sharing some scrappy stuff: October Afternoon has three new collections that are being released at CHA tomorrow. As usual, OA has come up with some fantastic, gotta-have-it designs!

Here are some sneak peeks of the projects I have been working on this week for October Afternoon’s CHA booth:

I also worked on a mini-album…and shipped it without taking any pictures! Duh. I can’t believe I forgot…actually, I can because I was cutting it pretty close for making it to the shipping place before closing time. I kept reminding myself to GO PUT ON REAL PANTS because I like to be crafty in pajama pants and I didn’t want to show up at FedEx in my PJ’s like I did that one time when I got to the post office in pajamas. That was in 2003, so it has been a while, and I’d like to keep it that way! So, anyway, I did remember to change clothes before zooming off to FedEx, but I forgot to take pictures of my little book. (insert sad face)

Here’s a photo I used in the mini – since it’s all I have to share:

Hey, look, there we are…

I hope you have a great weekend. We have some little-boy basketball planned for tomorrow and maybe some house cleaning.


sidewalks and discoveries.

Oh, joy, smiles, and lovely, scrappy happiness. October Afternoon has delighted me again. I SO love working with this company! They consistently WOW me with every new release. I. Adore. Sidewalks.

I did this layout for the OA CHA booth. The photos were taken by the sweetest photographer ever, Michelle Boyd of michelle b. photographie. You can see more of the photos from this session here.

I am going to need a whole lotta this yellow gingham paper. Love.

I’ll post more of my CHA projects tomorrow. Tomorrow.

Because I am a daily blogger.

I’ve just been taking some time off.

Lots of time.

Okay…so for the “discoveries” part of the blog. I have made some discoveries this summer.

Some good discoveries, some not so good.

1. Blue Bell Banana Pudding Ice Cream. Soooo good, sooo bad. Yum.

2. The Clutter Diet. What a great website! I have gotten SO much done this summer because of this program.

3. Hoarders. I think have more in common with some of these people than I’d like to admit.

4. Molly. Our new (old) Yorkie. She is definitely deserves her own blog entry with photos. Not really a “discovery,” just someone new to love.

5. Analytical Grammar. You know I adore grammar. I’m teaching two classes this school year with this program, preparing the next generation of Grammar Police. 🙂

Here’s one more project from October Afternoon’s Sidewalks collection:


Okay, so I made the image full size instead of medium size. What do you think? Adele? (Adele is the only person who reads my blog, apparently…) Big photo good? Too big?

I made the layout for the October Afternoon blog...they are introducing the new design team this week. Go check it out if you haven’t already!

Here are some detail photos – I love it when people take these because I am always trying to see all the details up close.

I have a quote I need to remember from today:

“I’m sweating like a beaver nugget.” -Corey, a little hot from playing outside…

It is pretty warm today for March!


october afternoon design team announcement.

I am SO happy to be returning as a member of the October Afternoon design team! The new team was announced today on the OA blog, and here is the list of rock-star scrappers I will be working with for the next year:

Amy Heller
Becky Novacek
Danni Reid
Jaime Warren
Jill Sprott
Kinsey Wilson
Lexi Bridges
Roree Rumph
Vivian Masket
Wilna Furstenburg

The blog is going to be jam-packed with inspiring, challenging content every day with the new team and the new blog!

And because I hate to post without a photo, here’s a layout I did with October Afternoon’s new 5 and Dime collection:

Have a great day!


the second half of the flu.

It’s weird, something about having the flu made me want to update my blog. I think it has something to do with not running in 40 different directions at once…

This is my favorite layout I made from my favorite new October Afternoon collection from the CHA Winter release. The collection is called Five and Dime, and you can see it here. I haven’t gotten the new Sticky Keys and Sprinklers yet, but I really look forward to using them – they are pretty much right up my alley. (smile)

Here are a couple of quick cards I made with Five and Dime:

And a tag:

I hadn’t noticed how blurry they were until now! Sorry…

This was my Facebook status today:

If you are driving near my house, and you think you might smell Lysol…well, you probably do smell Lysol!

Coordinates Collections December Blog Hop

For the CC December Blog Hop, Jolaine said to create a layout with “sparkle.” I made tags…no layout, but rules are made to be broken, right? (Disclaimer: Not really, of course…rules are definitely NOT made to be broken, but to always be followed, usually for our safety and the safety of others – just in case my kids are reading this, hello kids … but in scrapbooking we can break the rules!)

So…here are my Christmas tags,made with October Afternoon Good Cheer papers, OA Christmas stamps, Fiskars punches, and sparkle that is courtesy of my gigantic stash of old Heidi Swapp self-adhesive rhinestone strips. Awesome green ribbon from Old Navy – if Old Navy sold that ribbon in the store again, I’d buy as much as I could get my hands on! Other ribbon from May Arts.

Happy Sparkly creating and blog hopping!

Love,

SK 🙂