Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Cards

I have always bought holidays cards for my grandkids, but this year since, I forgot to get them, I decided to make them.
My granddaughter is going as Ariel and my grandson is Tigger.
Ariel was easy but I didn't have the right paper for Tigger, so I guess I turned him into a cheetah...
oh well, he's only 8 months old so I don't think he will mind :)

The kids are from Paper Doll Dress Up cut
at 3.5".
The papers are Stampin Up, K&Company and DCWV Safari stack.
The sentiments were done on the computer and punched with Stampin Up punches.
The faces are Peachy Keen stamps and the ribbons are from my 'collection'.
Stickles were added to Ariel 'cause my grandaughter wants glitter on everything :)

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Please feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Sour Cream Treats

I have wanted to make these cute little treat containers for a long time. I finally got to it this afternoon... to give out tonight... ok, cutting it close...

But they took no time at all, really. I used my own size, 4 x 6 inches and paper from a stack from
Me & My Big Ideas.

I used the Cuttlebug folder - Boo To You - and then punched the images out with a 1" punch and layered them on a 1.5" scallop and 1.75" circle.
The ribbon is from a package from Paperwishes.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Imagine More Birthdays

I finally got my Imagine to print close to the colors represented in the book and on the screen. They still aren't as dark as I would like, but it's definately better.
I am very happy with this card, my first using the Imagine.

The cartridge is Imagine More, cut at 5 inches. I cut 2 of the scalloped layer and put one on the inside of the card.  The paper and ribbon are Stampin Up and the stamp is Papertrey Ink.
Hope you like it!
Thanks for stopping by :)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Tissue Box Cover

As soon as I saw the tutorial on Splitcoaststampers
for this project, I knew I was going to make it!
This is my 1st of many...can't wait to try one for Christmas!

The cardstock is Stampin Up as is the white ribbon.
The cute little hanging charm is from the
SU set  Harvest Home stamped with Stayzon on white shrink plastic and colored with SU watercolor pencils.

The tutorial can be found Here.

Thanks for looking !

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Fall Leaves

I'm not really sure what to call these. I sat down to make some sort of decorations to put on my bulletin board at work and these are what I ended up with.
I am pretty happy with the way they turned out and as I am typing this I just thought they would make great tags!
The leaves are from Stretch Your Imagination and Gypsy Wanderings. The circle and scalloped circle the preloaded ones on the Imagine.
I used the gypsy to set up and cut the layers of the leaves and the Imagine to cut the rest.
The papers are all Stampin Up as is the ribbon.
The flowers are from Paper Wishes and the brads from my 'collection'.
Thanks for looking.
I would love for you to leave a comment and tell me what you think :)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tori's Pink Elephant

Tori's kindergarten class is called
the Elephants.
So during her visit this weekend
we decided to make a pink one for her
to take to her teacher.
She helped pick out the and colors
and the glitter!
Usually she would have been controlling
the gypsy and taking the mat out  and such,
but we did this before the updates to the Gypsy.
 But she was happy with results and
her teacher loved it!

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what you think of Tori's elephant :)

We used Create a Critter and Nursery Tales
and cut the elephant out at 5 inches.
I sponged the edges with Melon Mambo
and used glittter glue that I got from AC Morre

Monday, October 18, 2010

Halloween Post It Holder

I found this Post It Holder online
quite sometime ago, but I have forgotten where.
So I am giving all the credit for the original
idea to the unknown creator,
with a BIG thank you!!

I think they will make a nice
'non candy' teacher gift.
Thanks for stopping by :)

The details:

Cardstock - Stampin Up
Patterned Paper - Me and My Big Ideas
Cuttlebug folder - Spiderweb
Champagne Shimmer Mist
Cricut Cartridges - Happy Hauntings and Simply Charmed
Ribbon - Paperwishes
Punch - Stampin Up   1 3/4 Circle

The base is 8 x 5.5 , scored at 3.74 and 4.25
The inside pocket is 4 x 6 scored at .5 and 5.5 on the 6 inch side  and .5 in the 4 inch side

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Boo Banner

Dani wanted Halloween decorations for her dorm room
and since my latest obsession is banners,
well, that's what I decided to make.

I used Country Life for the pennants and Happy Hauntings for the letters.
The pennants were cut at 5 inches and the letters were cut at 1 .75 inches
The paper is Stampin Up and Me and My Big Ideas.
Thanks for looking.
Please leave a message and let me know what you think :)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Pink Pilgrim

I made this card to enter in the Hope You Can Cling To Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.
It is the first challenge I have entered. I think I am hooked!
Now I have to make the time to do more :)

I used Paper Doll Drees Up and
cut the pilgrim at 3.5 inches
Peachy Keen and Stampin Up stamps
Stampin Up cardstock and corner punch
Fiskars scallop edge

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Thanks for looking :)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Dorm Room Decor

I was asked to make wall size letters to spell out Dani's name
so she can put it up on the wall in her dorm room.
She wanted pinks, browns and blues.

I used Ashlyn's Alphabet cut at 5"
with DCWV papers
and lots of embellishments from my 'collection' !
Hope she likes it!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Halloween Banner

I wanted to make something special for my daughters dorm room. I have seen so many wonderful banners that I wanted to try one, too.
I designed the whole project on my Gypsy but had some help choosing the papers.
I used Country Life and happy Hauntings cartridges
the patterend paper is Me and My Big Ideas
and the ribbon was a bundle from Paper Wishes.

I can see a few more of these for the upcoming holidays!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

First Challenge Card

I started this blog to push myself into the world of crafting challenges. When I saw the challenge on Split Coast Stammpers, I figured this was the one to get me off and running. For the month of October one of their challenges is Pink Holiday. Basically, turn any holiday into a pink one. So I decided to pink up Thanksgiving, a very under rated holiday, in my opinion!

The details:
Card stock is Stampin Up - Very Vanilla, Melon Mambo and Chocolate Chip
Pattered Paper -  DCWV
Ink is Stampin Up - Melon Mambo and Craft White
Stampin Up Iredescent Ice Embossing Powder
Cricut Cartridge - Paper Doll Dress Up
Ribbon - Stampin Up Pretty in Pink
Fiskars Border Punch

I had so much fun and just a little anxiety making this card. I know I will be answering the challenge call as often as I can now!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Begining

Today starts my blogging adventure. I am begining this blog with absolutely no idea of what I'm doing! The only thing I know about blogging is how to follow them and spend hours reading them. I hope in the days to come that I figure out the basics and then move on to a place where I can put things I have had fun making. I am hoping to share this place with my two daughters, who also love to make things.

So off I go to learn how to do this thing called blogging :)  Wish me luck!