Tuesday, October 7, 2014

OLA' It's Tuesday

Linking up with Elizabeth, the Altered Book Lover for Tuesdays drink sharing.  This is the next page of my "Today" journal, all about tea, coffee, and other drinks.  When I finished playing with the inks the colors reminded me of the brightly colored ceramics we saw in Mexico some years back.  So the cup was designed with that in mind.

If you follow my blog you will notice that I have not posted anymore of  31 days of journal pages.  I found I wasn't really as interested once we got going on it.  There is also a time factor, I really didn't want to just throw something onto a journal page just for the sake of saying I did a page......know what I mean?
This is the time of the year when the sun comes through the patio door in such a way that it illuminates this early in the morning.  Coming into the kitchen, for that first cup of coffee I catch the sight of this.  It always makes me happy, like a promise that this is going to be a GOOD day.

Last week I ran into a friend at Michael's Craft Store and she was buying a few things to make a Halloween decoration.  I haven't decorated for Halloween in years, since there are no children left in this house, but she got me inspired and the rest is history!  I didn't buy anything at Michael's but some good 110lb card stock, but my next stop was the $$ much for my will power...grin!  They had these Styrofoam pumpkins  a $1.00 each and that was all it took.  I bought 3 of them...'cause I had an idea....LOL!  I did doodle on one of them, just to see if I liked it, and I did, but it wasn't what I wanted for my idea, so I painted over it!!

This was my idea.  I wanted a center piece for the RV trip we are taking later this month that will be over the Halloween weekend.  Everything, except the wine bottle and the polka dotted fabric came for the Dollar Store. 
  I covered the pumpkins with Decoupage and then glittered them heavily.  Pulled off the stems on two of them and glued them on top of each other.  I used the CriCut for the BOO letters and the vellum ghosts.  The Jack-O-lantern on the far right lights up.

I had some Halloween labels for the empty wine bottle.  I had an old white candle  that I broke into a small  stubby candle and put it in the top of the bottle.  Took the embossing gun to it to melt it, wasn't crazy about the white drips.....I mean this Halloween. So with no red or black candle around here I use my embossing gun and a couple of crayons to achieve the look I wanted.
I fell in love with this little sign and had to add it to the arrangement.  It was a hanger style, but I hot glued it to a skewer. Total cost of this arrangement........$13.00  Not too bad eh?

Last, but not least are the two wine glasses, I also found at the dollar store.  Perfect for the "Meet and Greet" night of the RV trip, where it is known there will be a lot of wine tasting going on.....grin.  The RV trip will be south of here in Temecula, CA and Temecula is a fast growing wine area.  5 days in a wine area, and the RV resort is only a block away from the Perchanga casino........................WOOT!  WOOT! I am ready to load the Playhouse NOW!!
THIS is how we have been spending our Saturday mornings, watching 4 and 5 year olds play learning to play soccer.  They do not keep score and those kids are all winners!

Megan is OUR soccer star, she absolutely LOVES soccer, and posing for the camera...LOL

Big sister leads the cheering
So that's a wrap for this Tuesday's post.  I should have posted this last night, as it has taken forever to up-load these pictures this morning.
What was your week like, since last we met for tea?
Inky Hugs


  1. Oh Krisha - amazing autumnal feeling here --- Happy T-Day!

  2. Great Halloween display. The quality at the dollar store has gotten much better in recent years. This will be so cheery on your trip.

  3. Fun Halloween decor!
    Happy T day!

  4. Sorry I’m so late. The party is over and everything has been put away, so now I can relax and enjoy your beautiful new centerpiece and wine glasses.

    So glad you have gotten in the Halloween spirit. I swear I'm the only person on my block who hands out candy, because my neighbors go trick or treating with their kids.

    Thanks for being such a good friend and leaving me comments even when I was too busy to even visit you.

    Glad you stopped that silly 31 days BS. I thought it was too much trouble, since you should be able to draw what you want, not what some host wants EVERY DAY.

    Thanks also for sharing your Halloween decorations with us for T this Tuesday.

  5. Your Halloween creating certainly is fun and festive.
    Bet your RV trip sounds like lots of fun = hiccup ;-)
    Lovely weather for outdoor sports, I always wonder how everyone holds up playing in the heat of summer.
    Your journal page is lovely ... what a great mug.
    Happy October!

  6. Thanks krisha, for dropping by. I love your doodled pumpkin and your T page is wonderful

  7. Love the pumpkins, they are just my cup tea
    Bridget #3