Sunday, September 2, 2018

Long Weekend Craft Fun

I love long weekends! That extra day off work feels like a great gift. More time to rest, relax and, most importantly, craft. I have already finished three projects and have couple more started.

This Halloween pocket letter is for a swap organized by Dani, the owner of the PopFizzPaper Crafty Club. I discovered Dani on YouTube and love all her videos. You should go take a look. They are fun and very inspiring. 

The 6” X 6” paper pad that I used for this pocket letter is called ‘Dead and Breakfast”.  I picked it up at Michaels last year after Halloween for 75% off. Once again, there are a lot of diecuts decorating the pockets. I'm getting the chance to use several of my newest dies. I'm very happy with how it turned out. I hope my partner likes it.

Speaking of Michaels, they had a 55% of coupon good for four days, from Friday to Monday. You have to know that I took advantage of that. The first two days, i picked up more 6" X 6" Halloween paper pads. I like that size for pocket letters as the prints are smaller than the 12" X 12" paper pads. 

Today, I purchased the We R Memory Keepers Frame Punch Board. I have a project in mind for this but I want to make sure my idea works before sharing it with you. My local store is closed tomorrow so no coupon buying for me on Monday.

I finished off an autumn themed mini file folder for a swap on one of my Facebook groups. It was a quick and easy project that was fun to do. You can see a tutorial here if you are interested in giving it a try.

Tomorrow's goal will be an autumn themed pocket letter for a YouTube swap I signed up for. I want to make good progress on it before the big rush of Halloween craft projects begins. I've signed up for a LOT of Halloween swaps.

How have you been spending your time this weekend? What projects are you working on? Tell me all about them in the comment section below. Thanks.


  1. I really like your pocket letter. I'm sure you'll have a very happy recipient. Congrats on the shopping - getting something at less than half price is always a great deal! I spent my weekend quilting. I now have five baby quilts quilted and ready for binding. It feels good to have had a crafty weekend.

    1. You sure have been busy, Yvonne. It must feel good to be getting some unfinished projects further along. Excellent way to spend the long weekend.

  2. Its been a crazy weekend for us. On Friday as you know we drove home from my Mom and Dad's place, and I got to shop at a couple of Michaels locations. We got home around 9 or 10 pm. I think it was closer to ten. Then on Saturday we had our 2nd yard sale and same as today...I managed to get to craft last night and this afternoon, I worked on your backgrounds that you sent to me. And I worked on Trish's Halloween in August Coins. I am starting to get behind again though...grrr...I was all caught up too ...Oh must be Halloween season.

    1. I know that I am over-loaded with Halloween swaps right now too. But I don't mind. I love Halloween!