August 27, 2011

Journals of Love for Cancer Patients

2011 10 LRoberts Journals of Love Belief Composition Book

The October 2011 issue of Crafts 'n things offers an abundance of inspiring techniques to fill your autumn days. In this season of giving thanks, the annual "Crafting for a Cause" section can help you remember to bless others with your creativity. This year, you'll find four worthy causes you can make your own: Charity Wings, Operation Write Home, Breast Cancer Research, and the cause I wrote about on page 95, Journals of Love for Cancer Patients.

When I wrote about this project in Crafts 'n things in October 2010, I was amazed at the interest. The response was overwhelming, and I am grateful for the opportunity to update readers and hopefully encourage others to make this project their own. I hope that you'll pick up the magazine and read the heartwarming stories about the journals and other causes.

Journal Background Paper: Claudine Helmuth Studio Creative Layers Stamps; Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paints; Claudine Hellmuth Studio Gloss Multi Medium; Inkssentials™ White Opaque Pen; Adirondack® Archival Pigment Pens

ATC’s: Beyond Trading – Shed New Light

As a child, each Halloween we enjoyed making a "lantern" from black construction paper by folding the paper in half lengthwise and cutting from the center out. Those memories inspired this windowed lantern, a perfect holder for these seasonal ATCs.

2011 10 LRoberts ATC Lantern 1 Trick or Treat and Owl Loves Candy

2011 10 LRoberts ATC Lantern 3 Owl Loves Candy and Cemetery Boo

2011 10 LRoberts ATC Lantern 5 Black Magic Skeleton

"Beware" of this stand alone ATC.

2011 10 LRoberts ATC Lantern Beware of the Haunted House Single ATC
You'll find the directions for these Halloween creations on pages 74-75 of the October 2011 issue of Crafts 'n things. These great stamps are from Oxford Impressions: Halloween Party, Haunted, Trick or Treat, and Wicked. Stamping is easy with Adirondack® Dye Ink and Tim Holtz™ Distress Ink on white gloss Inkssentials™ Surfaces Artist Trading Cards.