Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!!!!

Good morning everyone!! We are going to have a wild day today...we are working on theHalloween display in the front yard but first I wanted to show you the rest of my Halloween gift sets.....this one features stickers from K&Co. and Memory Box dp.
Stickers were used on this one, too, and papers from Hobby Lobby.
This is Caitlyn's bag....the adorable stamp from Great Impressions was colored with Copics and glitter was added to the wings.
Fun spider paper from My Minds Eye was used along with some pumpkin stickers and a Stickles image colored with copics...tooo fun!! Now....don't be shocked......

Yikes!!! My house looks like the TV show The Hoarders!!!! My husband has a storage shed full of Halloween stuff....this will all go outside for his *haunted house* in the front yard.
This is what my kitchen looked like when I got up this morning.....George has been up since 4:30 AM!! We have no way of locking  the gate in the front so he can't set anything out till morning....

This is the fence he put up around the front yard...he stores the panels at the farm and drags them in town each year for his Halloween extravaganza!! People are already driving by slow and peeking inside to see how it's coming along....I'll have pictures of the finished product tomorrow!!

Have a fun evening...I'd love to hear what you have planned!!!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Halloween Set #9

Good morning everyone....It's after 1 AM and I just now finished all my Halloween sets....can you believe I actually made 14 sets in all!!! My DGD has 3 step brothers and  half sister whom I didn't want to leave out so I worked all day today to finish. We will deliver Halloween goodies this weekend...tooo fun!!!
I used My Minds Eye papers and stickers for this set along with some K&Co. stickers, jewels, and some black ribbon on the bag.

I had so much fun making the Halloween sets, however, as I was finishing the last one I couldn't help think about next year....sure hope they save these for next year cause I'm not sure I want to do this again...LOL!!!!!
Thanks for stopping by...have a great weekend!!!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween Set #8 and a Fun Craft Fair Project

Good morning everyone and happy Friday!!!! It's been a long week around here because I actually had to work 2 days....ya wouldn't think that working 2 days a month would be such a strain...LOL!!!! I have been working like crazy trying to finish up some projects for this year's church craft fair....I will be posting some of the card sets this weekend but I wanted to show you these cute little doggy treat bucket....they were just tooo fun to make!!! I used a Clear Dollar Stamp set called Dog Days for the pup, paw prints, and the sentiment on the dog bone tag. The dog bones were cut from kraft cardstock and sponged around the edges with Chocolate Chip. Stickers were added to the front of the bucket and  paw print ribbon was tied around the top of the bag holding the real dog bones.

Here is #8 Halloween's for my DGD Mackenzie so it looks a little more girly! The adorable little Whipper Snapper spider was colored with copics and sponged with Purley Pomegranate. The fun flocked spider web paper is from Making Memories and the teal spider paper is from Bo Bunny. The sentiment, felt bats, Martha Stewart Punched bats, and Purley Pomegranate ribbon finish them off.

Recipe: Stamps:  Sentiment from Inkadinkado
Paper: Kraft, White, Purley Pomegranate, Black, Bo Bunny dp, Making Memories dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Purley Pomegranante
Accessories: Ribbon, Felt Bats, Martha Stewart Bat Punch, Nestabilities

This project is for a few challenges:
1. Crafting for all Seasons - Halloween
2. Divas by Design - something spooky
3. Fab 'n' Funky - Halloween
4. I Brake For Stamps - Halloween
5. The Sisterhood of Crafters - Hallowen
6. Stampin Royalty - Halloween
7. The Paper Variety - Halloween

Thanks for stopping by....have a great day!!!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Color Throwdown #165 and Creative Belli Challenge #129

Hello everyone!!! It's Wednesday and time for another Color Throwdown!! The lovely Laura is our hostess today and she came up with this fabulous color combo inspired by Crate Paper's Farmhouse dp.

This is also for the Creative Belli's 1-2-3-4 Challenge ...I used 1 button, 2 birds, 3 flowers, and 4 pearls.

The adorable Stampavie image called Blossom Birds was colored with Copics and I used Jen's October SFYTT sketch. The paper is from Stampin Up!  and sewing, a Cherry Lynn Flourish die, lace, pearls, seam binding, button, and twine finish it off.
Recipe: Stamps: Stampavie
Paper: White, Pool party, Stampin Up! dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Button, Baker's Twine, Seam Binding, Lace, Sewing, Cherry Lynn Designs Fanciful Flourish

Do you want to see some AWESOME inspiration?? Here are the links to the Color Throwdown Designers..... check out what they created this week!

Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Danielle Kennedy - Wild Dragonfly Designs
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
Kristin Eberline - Mindless Creativity
Laura Pryor - Lil' Inker Designs
Carole Burrage - Mother's Little Helper
Keva Brown - How Now Brown Kow
Lori Tecler - Inking a Loud
Lynn Put - The Queens Scene
Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
Joan Ervin - Stamping With a Passion - that's me!
Amy Sheffer, October Guest Designer - Pickled Paper Designs

Be sure to stop by the Creative Belli Blog to see what the other Belli Girls made for you today....they will blow you away with their talent!!! If you upload a card to Splitcoast, PCP, Stamp TV or another online gallery be sure to add CBC129 in the keywords section.

Take a look at what the Creative Belli Designers have done with the 1-2-3-4 challenge!!
Chris Dickinson

Thanks for stopping by...have a great day!!!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Technique Lover's Challenge on Splitcoast

Hello everyone....hope your weekend was went by way too fast!!! Tonight is my turn to host the TLC challenge on Splitcoast and my challenge to you is to use your smallest stamps to create a border for your image. You can also create a wreath, as long as it is a border around a image or sentiment. How easy is that!!!!!
I used the tiny flower and leaf stamps from the Hero Arts Sending Happiness set...the flowers were stamped with Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party and the leaves were stamped with Pear Pizzazz. The bird was made with a Stampin Up! die and Martha Stewart Punches were used for the nest. The Papertrey Ink sentiment and bow finish it off.
Stamps: Hero Arts and Papertrey Ink
Paper: Hawaiian Shores, Calypso Coral, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Kiwi Kiss, Always Artichoke
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: PTI Ribbon, Martha Stewart Punches, Stampin Up! Bird Die, Black Pearl

Thanks for stopping sure to check out my challenge...I would love to see what you make!!!

Yummy Round Flowers.....

Good morning everyone.....hope you are having a great Sunday morning!! I have three cards to share that I made this week for different challenges. The first one (yummy) is for Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #148 and  their card drive for the patients at the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center. We were to use pink on our cards so I used some pink patterned paper from the Cookbookin Scrapbook Kit called Mom's Diner. The little apron from Taylor's What's Cookin set was paper pieced and the pie and cup are stickers from the same scrapbook kit. The sentiment is also from the What's Cookin set and the ribbons and candy dots finish it off.
Recipe: Stamps: What's Cookin
Paper: White, Black, Cookbookin Scrapbook Kit called Mom's Diner
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Candy Dots, Ribbons, Sticker

Since I didn't have a lot of time at the beginning of the month to participate in the Hope You Can Cling To challenges on Splitcoast, I am playing catch-up!! Here are the challenges I used on my little round, pink, purple, hanging, blingy, girly card!!!
1. HYCCT1101A - Lydias challenge to use pink amimals (I used Rubbernecker's Lemur)
2. HYCCT1101B - Lori's challenge to use pink rhinestones
3. HYCCT1101C - Beate's challenge to make a circle card
4. HYCCT1108 - Wanda's challenge to add a hanging element (my Lemur)
5. HYCCT1109 - Bridget's challenge to use things we see looking up
6. HYCCT1110 - Tammy's challenge to use pink and ribbon with a friendship theme
7. HYCCT1111 - Taylor's challenge to fight like a girl...use all things girly
8. HYCCT1112 - Teresa's challenge to use at least 1 heart
9. HYCCT1116 - Jeccica's challenge to use a pink ribbon
10. HYCCT1118 - Holly's challenge to use purple
Whew...that's a lotta brain hurts...LOL!!!!
Recipe: Stamps: Rubbernecker Lemur #569-14, Sentiment #568-16
Paper: White, Lavender Lace, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Ribbon, Button, Lace, Rhinestones, Pink Pearl Hearts, Copics, Nestabilities

This was for the Free 4 All challenge on Splitcoast to make a card with another one of  Dawn's fancy folds called a Triangle Flap Fold and I wanta tell ya....I must have two left hands because I really had to work on this one!!! I had to change a few things but I eventually ended up with the end result. Thanks for the great challenge, Dawn!!! This is also for the Queen for the Day challenge to honor Queen Holly (Hollerinastamps)....she has such a fabulous gallery that it was really hard to pick just one card to case ( I had to fave several cards to case later)!! Holly is such a sweetheart and so deserving to be Queen this week!! I cased Holly's Brave You card...I kept the same paper, colors, and flower design but changed the shape, sentiment stamp, and leaf dies.
Recipe: Stamps: Stampin Up!'s Oval All
Paper: Prism, Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Black, Basic Grey's Urban Prairie
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Button, Twine, Spellbinders flower and leaf dies, Rick Rack die, Stampin Up! Punches, Martha Stewart Leaf Punch

Thanks for stopping by...I'm off to get ready for church. Hope you have a super special Sunday and you get to do something fun today!!!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Mother's Love

Good morning everyone!! Hope all is well with you and yours!!  I had some time to stamp yesterday so I made a card for Splitcoast's Ways to Use it Challenge to make faux tiles. ....I used Julie Warner's tutorial for my faux tile background. The white cardstock was scored and then the retired Stampin Up! background (sorry, I don't know the name) was stamped over the negative scored side. The image was colored with copics and then each square was masked off on the inside of the score lines and sponged with Memento Desert Sand. The ribbon, flowers, and pearl flourish finish it off.
Recipe: Stamps: Stampin Up!
Paper: White, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Memento Desert Sand
Accessories: Silk Ribbon, Primas, Pearl Flourish, Score Pal

This is also for  a few other challenges:
1. Little Miss Muffet Challenge - girly girl
2. Moving Along With the Times - vintage
3. Stampin B's  - scoring
4. Kaboodle Doodles - squares or inchies
5. The Pink Elephant - scoring
6. Heart Song Inspirations - flowers or felt

Thanks for dropping by....I'm off to the shower and then to the grocery store. Not too exciting but I am going to buy a little chocolate....that will get my heart pumping a little faster...Whoohoo!!!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

More Swap Cards

Good morning everyone!! Can you believe it's October 20th already...OMG!!! Thanksgiving is right around the corner and then Christmas....I guess I better start making some Christmas lists!! Since my Grands are getting older, it's really hard to find just the right gifts. They are pretty good about giving me suggestions but you can probably guess what they want....ipads, telephones, computers, laptops...yikes!!! What happened to dolls and trucks...LOL!!! Anyway....
Here are more of the cards we made at the Austin Area Shoebox Swap a couple of weeks ago....lots of great inspiration, for sure!!!!
The first card was designed by Lydia Fiedler..... she used a Stampin Up set for the ornaments and isn't the glittery paper pretty!!!
This is a Whipper Snapper Santa image....tooo cute!!
I love this little cowgirl but I can't remember the stamp company.
This was one of my favorites...the balloon was made fron several oval punched pieces.

Here are four wonderful flat cards perfect for mailing...the owl card in the back will make a great guy card!!

Thanks for visiting.....have a great day!!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Taylored Expressions October Customer Blast from the Past Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to the Taylored Expressions October Blast from the Past Customer Blog Hop!!!! You are going to find sooo much inspiration along the hop...each project will feature Taylored Expressions Stamps and products. We have a double theme this month...Trick or Sweet!! I kinda combined the two with these adorable little cuppies from TE's Trick or Sweet set. I also used the  sketch which was designed by Sankari Wegman and the colors for this weeks Color Throwdown Challenge:

The little cuppie goblins were colored with copics, cutout, and popped up on the oval nesties layer. Stampin Up! patterned paper was used for all the layers, sewing was done around the edges, and the negative ends of a rick rack die were used for the scalloped edges. Rich Razzleberry ribbon and a little bling finish it off.

Thanks sooo much for joining us today....have fun!!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Halloween Set #7

Good morning everyone....guess what!! It's about 50 degrees this morning!!! I don't think my body is ready for this cooler weather yet....I may have to dig out my winter coat..LOL!!!! My plants have really perked up since the 100 degree weather isn't beating them to death...sure hope those days are gone for a few months anyway!!!!  I have finished another Halloween set for my Grands...only 3 more to go...Whoohoo!!! This one features the little spook from Rubbernecker's Halloween Set 2 # 474, some bingo cards from Jenni Bowlin and some mighty crazy looking pumpkins!!

The pumpkin face on the bottom right  and the top were stamped withone of the  face stamps from a Stampin Up! set called Autumn Harvest and I drew the one on the left.

The little puffy bats and the wood words are some of my favorite embellishments...tooo fun!!!!

I'll be entering this set in a few challenges:
1. Crafty Boots - Autumn or Fall
2. Creative Stamp Friends - Halloween
3. Hooked on Crafts Challenge - something spooky
4. Paper Creations Ink - Halloween
5. Stamp Fairy - Halloween

Thanks for stopping by...have a great day!! I am going to take my BFF out to lunch for her birthday....we used to work in labor and delivery together and always have lots of funny nurse stories to make us giggle!!! Isn't it wonderful to have people in your life who make you laugh till your sides hurt!!! 

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Rubbernecker Stamps Fall Hop

Hi Rubbernecker friends!! Welcome to our Fall/Halloween hop! Thanks so much for joining us! Rubbernecker Stamps has such a wide variety of images...... we thought we would share some Fall and Halloween designs with you! We have a HOP ROUTE for you to follow right before the creation I have to share today!! AND? So you won’t get lost, EACH Sister will have this list for you, to help you on your journey!! Make sure to leave some LOVE at every stop, for you will want to be eligible for our PRIZE!! What fun would it be without a PRIZE!!

***You could WIN……………….Your choice of one of these AWESOME stamp sets!!

Cool huh? OK, the Stampin’ Sisterhood has a lot of fabulous creations to share with you, so grab a cuppa something, sit back, relax and get HOPPIN’!! Be on the look out for our NEXT HOP coming NEXT MONTH!! We look forward to seeing you then for MORE sharing and prizes!! Thanks again for joining us today and ENJOY!!


Bev Gerard
Charlene Driggs
Charlene Merrick
Frances Gumprecht
Holly McMillen
Jacquie Peifer
Jen Charboneau
Jennifer Cuthbertson
Joan Ervin are here
Judy Rozema
Julia Aston
Karen Hunsaker
Kecia Waters
Kittie Caracciolo
Maria Gurnsey
Rubbernecker Stamps

My card features the sweet little witch from Rubbernecker's Halloween Set 2 #474.  She was colored with copics, cutout, and popped up on the black diecut. The bat flourish from RN's Halloween set1 # 473 was stamped several times in the background to create a frame for the black diecut circle and the sentiment was from the same set. The ribbon, pumpkin button, and the pearls are the finishing details.
 Recipe: Stamps: Rubbernecker
Paper: My Mimds Eye dp, Rich Razzleberry, Vanilla
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Ribbon, Pumpkin Button, Pearls

Thanks for joining us for the Rubbernecker Stamps Fall Hop.....have a great day!!!!!