Although my blog has been silent for most of the summer, there sure has been a lot going on behind the scenes. After my appendectomy at the end of June, I had a quiet recovery during July, with the exception of finding out I was being “displaced” (no worries here, this is a blessing). In August, I had far too much time on my hands to stir up plenty of domestic mischief. I managed to sprain my ankle doing yard work and to slice the skin off the back of three of my fingers (beware of kitchen mandolins), severing the tendon in one of them, which surgery wasn’t able to fix. I have a pin in my right middle finger to hold the tip of it straight.
Oh, and then there is my basement craft room! It is now a dry haven. The wall that was leaking has been rebuilt (it’s gorgeous) and the backyard has been completely re-graded and landscaped (love it). I painted my basement (I’d been holding off on this until the problem was fixed), cleaning the carpets and doing other minor fix ups. It’s turning out to be quite the pleasant space. This has led to me to re-paint the rest of my home.
So enough with the yada-yada…onto the card! The post is called Bits ‘n’ Pieces because, as a WMS fan would know, I have used several bits and pieces from many different Waltzingmouse Stamps sets. When Claire released Asian Gardens Additions, she mentioned using one of the lanterns as a pumpkin and this idea stuck with me because it was brilliant. The leaves are from Rescue Remedies. While I was playing around, I discovered the flower image from the Rescue Remedies set makes perfect wheels for a Cinderella-type carriage (bippity-boppity-boo)-more to come on this. I used the pumpkin top from Halloween Party, the flourishes are from Flourishes-Scallops and Dots and the border stamp and small snowflake/star are from Very Vintage Christmas. The sentiment comes from the Peace and Plenty set. I used the period/dot from Victorian Alphabet to soften the line between the border and the pumpkins.
Waltzingmouse Stamps sets used: