Friday, November 16, 2018

Freebie Friday Giveaway and All the Buttons

Today is the second Friday of my Four Fridays Giveaway in November. If you click on my Instagram account button on the side bar, you can head to IG to enter to win a $25 gift code to Butterfly Reflections, Ink, a crafty online store. Open internationally, you can also win here on the blog by commenting. Open thru November 30, 2018, 11:59pm Eastern time. Winner announced December 1st. 

Also, it's National Button Day! What crafty person doesn't love buttons? My mom had a big tin (okay, still has if I were to dig through her cabinets I'm sure) full of buttons that I loved to shake and look through when I was a kid. And so, guess what? I made a tin of buttons for my own self when I got married. And yep, my kids like to pour through whenever it was out. 

To celebrate Button Day, I've gathered some button craft ideas and a button snack—who knew there was a button snack to be had—Internet, you know everything!

You can try these little button sandwiches or button cookies if you need some themed treats. So cute!



I love this button craft for a kid's room, and they could even choose the buttons and make it with you.


This canvas is too cute and I really want to try it and I've had it pinned for like, ever. And I can't credit it, because it came from the 2 Peas in a Pod site that is no longer up. Whoever made this is so talented and it came out about the time as the movie, Up, came out.


I like this button project too...but I think any excuse to paw through the button tin is a good thing.


And if you're a better jewelry maker than I am, you could follow the instructions on this post to make these lovely button earrings. Cool, huh? Happy Button Day!



Happy Friday,
Chark





Friday, November 9, 2018

Freebie Friday Giveaway

Today for Freebie Friday, I'm doing a giveaway of these Unity Stamp Company Coffee Cup rubber stamps (one with a pumpkin and one with a clover), a set of Your Next Stamp coffee colored enamel dots and a few little embellies. All you gotta do is leave a comment over at my IG and follow me there. (If you don't have an IG account, just tell me here.) 


Sorry the pic is blurry, I'll do better next Friday when I post the next giveaway...that's right, I'll be doing four different giveaways during November just to share the wealth and make November fun!

I'll also be switching the blog to weekends, posting once a week on Fridays. Seems like blogs are on their way out unless you're a company or someone like Jennifer McGuire, but I like sharing crafty stuff, so though I might do more on Instagram, I'll be here every Friday, with glitter still in my kitchen, my hair, on my face and on the majority of my projects!

Happy Friday!
Chark


Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Cat Nap with 2 Cute Ink

I've had this digi cat stamp for awhile (I actually have a bunch of 2 Cute Ink Stamps) and I printed it out on kraft paper and of course, used my Prismacolor pencils to color them up. I added them to some paw paper from a 6x6 pad I found at Michael's on sale. The washi tape is from the same collection...I love a good sale!


Can you tell I used up half of my dark blue pencil? lol. Don't forget to stop by here and IG on Friday for the start of my Thanks and Giving giveaway! Four Fridays of crafty stuff just for you!

Happy Wednesday!
Chark

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Happy Haunting

Since today is Halloween, I thought I'd share a couple of Halloween memories. I loved trick-or-treating as a kid, because (like most kids) I liked candy and dressing up. I was often a princess and this was the standard princess costume at the dime store in the late 70s...so I had it more than one year. And I got to be this crazy scary witch one year too in the top row, center. 




Those masks were hotter than hot, hard to see out of and if you looked at them wrong, they'd crack and split and become dangerous to play with. The costumes themselves were plastic and flimsy and not really clothes at all, but more of a plasticky apron you tied on for the night.

I don't remember the Archie mask above, but I probably would've wanted it back then, because I loved Archie comics. And I have to admit, I watch the tv show Riverdale today. It's meant for teens, but c'mon, how could you not love a buff and sensitive Archie, a Betty and Veronica team-up that includes cheerleading and threats, along with actual punching and kicking of the bad guys and a Jughead who is the cutest angsty writer/observer in Riverdale? 

My favorite costume when I was a kid was when I got to wear my older sister's baton-twirling costume. It was an all-blue sequined bodysuit and my sister let me wear it and carry her baton! However, it was freezing that year and I had to wear my WINTER COAT over the glittering goodness. Sigh. The troubles of childhood. I still looked fabulous, I'm sure, and I wore it all night. I'm also guessing I ended up owing said older teen sister some of my hard-won candy in exchange for this great favor, but I don't remember.



Happy Halloween Wednesday!
Chark

Monday, October 29, 2018

Too Cute to Spook

I've got a cute Doodlebug Designs Halloween card to share and I'm doubting you'll be scared...I love all things Doodlebug because of their adorableness. I bought some paper and this one has the whole little scene on it, I trimmed it, added Happy and the face in the O and the doodles on the moon. The stars have the glow-in-the-dark Nuvo drops, as does the nose. I added some more patterned paper from Doodlebug, cut on an angle and ta-da! Quick card!


Here's the paper, and as an added bonus, it has the cutest pumpkins on the reverse side. Do you ever buy two of a paper so you can have both sides? I often do! I just love the little Frankenstein monster and the strip that says, May I be Frank?


Happy Monday!
Chark


Friday, October 26, 2018

This Is Halloween and a Winner

I love The Nightmare Before Christmas with Jack and Sandy Claws, so this song is stuck in my head, even though we have a few days before it is Halloween.



But I do have two freebie Halloween images that I doodled for you today. A witch and jack-o-lantern. All you have to do is right click the images below and save to your computer. If you end up making something with them, let me know!




And I wanted to pop in to say we have a winner in the Pooh Bear giveaway and that is @nancyscraftshack from Instagram...congrats, Nancy! Contact me with your info so I can mail your goodies out.

And lastly, if you didn't win this giveaway, I hope you'll follow me on IG (top right button) so you can try to win my November Thanks and Giving Prizes. There will be one each week in November!

Happy Friday,
Chark