Monday, November 23, 2015

Brimbles Box: My Project Life Halloween Mini Album

It's my turn again to be on the Mrs Brimbles blog to share with everyone how I used my October Brimbles Planner Box!!!

For the month of October, I received this amazing Brimbles Box (Personal Ring Planner) and instantly knew that I would be using the majority of these things for a Halloween mini-album instead of in my planner!

I found this tiny 4x4 album and page protectors by DCWV in the clearance section of JoAnn's Craft Store here in the U.S. and fell in love with the size! Even though some of the Project Life cards are larger than the album, I really wanted to use the entire package of Halloween Project Life cards in it... ALL 40 of them!!!

I decided to keep decorations to a minimum since I don't have my pictures to put on the pages/cards yet... I used the 2 washi tape rolls and the Crate Paper "After Dark" puffy stickers that came in my Brimbles Box; I also colored and cut out a few stamped images (from The Greeting Farm).

Here is video of a quick flip through...
(I apologize now for the bad lighting! I recorded at night so the video would be quiet forgetting that I can add music to hide the noise, lol!)

Here are some thumbnail pics of the pages in case you cannot view the video...

And YES, I did manage to use all 40 project life cards!
Except for the 3 little scraps that you can see in the background, lol!

Oh, and I still used the other items to decorate my planner for October/Halloween too :) 

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I hope you enjoyed seeing my little mini-album and that it inspires you to get creative with your crafty items no matter what they were initially intended for!!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday #146: THE FORBIDDEN WISH by Jessica Khoury (YA)

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

This is where we get to 'spotlight' books that we are anxiously waiting to be released!!! The ones that we are dying to get our hands on and read into the wee hours of the night!!!
And, quite possibly, to make our shelves look pretty too :) 

What I'm currently waiting for... 

by Jessica Khoury
Expected release date: February 23rd, 2016
Published by Razorbill (Penguin)
Genre: Young Adult Fairytale Retelling


She is the most powerful Jinni of all. 
He is a boy from the streets.
Their love will shake the world... 

When Aladdin discovers Zahra's jinni lamp, Zahra is thrust back into a world she hasn't seen in hundreds of years - a world where magic is forbidden and Zahra's very existence is illegal. She must disguise herself to stay alive, using ancient shape-shifting magic, until her new master has selected his three wishes. 

But when the King of the Jinn offers Zahra a chance to be free of her lamp forever, she seizes the opportunity - only to discover she is falling in love with Aladdin. When saving herself means betraying him, Zahra must decide once and for all: is winning her freedom worth losing her heart? 

As time unravels and her enemies close in Zahra finds herself suspended between danger and desire in this dazzling retelling of Aladdin. 

Why I'm waiting on THE FORBIDDEN WISH???

Yes, it's another Aladdin retelling!
BUT, the twist - the jinni falls in love with Aladdin!
And, of course, there are going to be complications... 

I can't wait!!!

What are you waiting for???

Sunday, November 1, 2015

October 2015 Book Haul #101, Wrap-Up and November TBR!


It's November 1st, can you believe it???

I hope you all had a lovely Halloween, or, if you don't celebrate, a wonderful weekend - month!!! 
I did not expect to have any books to share with you all this month, especially not this many, lol! 

Hubs surprised me with the reimagined Twilight, he remembers my Edward-year's, lmao!

My reading time has dwindled down quite a lot. I'm sad that I don't have as much time as I used to for reading and blogging; but I still try to! And that's what counts, right?!

Here's my haul for October... 

My October book/movie haul :)

*What I received for review...
- DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER (The Secret Diamond Sisters #3) by Michelle Madow (ARC) from the author. 
- UPROOTED: A Canadian War Story by Lynne Reid Banks (ARC) from Harper 360.
- RED: The True Story of Red Riding Hood by Liesl Shurtliff (ARC) from Penguin Randomhouse.
- THIS IS SADIE by Sara O'Leary and Julie Morstad (HB) from Penguin Randomhouse.
- THE NOT VERY MERRY POUT-POUT FISH by Deborah Diesen (HB) from Macmillan.

From the author, Michelle Madow.

*Books I received from giveaways...
- THE IRON TRIAL (Magisterium #1) by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare (HB) from Scholastic.
- THE COPPER GAUNTLET (Magisterium #2) by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare (HB) from Scholastic. 
From Scholastic.

*Gifts from my awesome #OTSPSecretSister...
From my #OTSPSecretSister

- CROWN OF MIDNIGHT (Throne of Glass #2) by Sarah J. Maas (PB) 
- FUNKO POP: Amy Farrah Fowler 

*Books and Movies I purchased... 
- LIFE AND DEATH: Twilight Reimagined by Stephenie Meyer (HB) 
- INVISIBILITY by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan (HB) 
- THAT'S NOT MY SNOWMAN by Fiona Watt and Rachel Wells (HB) 
- PANDA IN THE PARK by Anna Milbourne and Rachel Wells (HB) 



- SCARLET (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer
- UNDER HIS SKIN (Alien Encounters #1) eBook by Stacey O'Neale (A)
- MAX THE BRAVE by Ed Vere (C) 
- DREAM ON, AMBER eBook by Emma Shevah (MG) 
- TWILIGHT by Stephenie Meyer 
- LIFE AND DEATH:Twilight Reimagined by Stephenie Meyer 
- THIS IS SADIE by Sara O'Leary (C) 


Not pictured: CRESS and UP TO THIS POINTE

- CRESS (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer 
- THE DREAM THIEVES (The Raven Cycle #2) by Maggie Stiefvater 
- DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER (The Secret Diamond Sisters #3) by Michelle Madow 
- UP TO THIS POINTE eARC by Jennifer Longo 
- A ROBOT IN THE GARDEN by Deborah Install (A) 
- SNOW WHITE by The Brothers Grimm 

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by!!! 
Please be sure to leave a comment and your links so I can visit your blogs too :) 

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