Monday, August 31, 2009

Boo to You!

Oh my gosh were these fun!! I have been wanting to make this shape of card for months now. The only bad part was these papers by K&Co. are loaded with glitter. I now have glitter all over my studio. It's in my cutter, adhesive... all over! But I sure had a good time making the mess.

I have a very limited supply of Halloween stamps. They are pretty simple. But the budget these days does not call for new stamps. So I made do.

I hope you have a fabulous September and a great day!

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Halloween Jars

Hi! Happy September. It sure does feel like fall here in the mid west. Temps are in the 60's. As long as there's sunshine I'm a happy camper. Each year I make these cute jars for Halloween. I fill them with candy and goodies and then pass them out to my nieces and nephews.

The hardest part is getting the paper to wrap around in a perfect line. But with a little practice it's do-able. So the next time you make spaghetti think about saving those jars!

Paper = K&Co.
Die Cuts = K&Co.
Ribbon = From my stash

Thanks for supporting my blog and stopping by!

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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Scallop Mania

Today's challenge at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge is Scallop Mania! You must use some sort of scallop on your project. I decided to make the entire card a scallop. These little cards are super cute and easy to make. And with Halloween (my favorite holiday) right around the corner I just HAD to create something halloweenie with these. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with! Have fun and good luck at winning the prize this week.

I decided to create a matching bag and envelope for these darling scallop cards. Thanks for stopping by!

Paper = PP (K&Co.) CS (SU)
Embellishments = All K&Co.
Extras = Nestabilities, Dimentionals, White pen, Stickles

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Christmas Memory Tin

Hey guys! I've been busy making this Christmas tin. It's a keepsake tin for 24 years of family Christmas pictures. Can you imagine watching your family grow over 24 years in one little box? It's a family treasure that's for sure! I picture the recipient taking a family photo each year in front of the Christmas tree. Making room for new family members throughout the years. It was a little hard to get in the Christmas spirit so I turned on the Christmas music to help!

This is the inside cover of the tin. I love that sentiment by SU.

And of course all 24 index cards with a photo holder.

I should be back to making cards soon. There have been so many projects on the board that had to come first. These tins take me forever!! LOL Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies: Too many to list. Mostly SU.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

3-D Card

Hey everyone! Sorry I haven't updated in awhile. Things here are a little crazy to say the least. What I have to show you today is a 3-D card I made for the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge. This week the challenge is that you MUST create a CARD that is three dimensional. It's your choice how you do it. I hope you'll join us for the fun this week. Remember one lucky winner will win a fabulous prize!

Supplies : All Stampin' Up

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Friday, August 21, 2009


~*~*~ KATHERINE ~*~*~

After I altered this adorable tin just for the occassion, I shook it 21 times, opened the lid, swirled the numbers round and round 21 times and whola' Katherine's number was pulled from the tin. It is post number 10!! Congratulation's Katherine you WON!!
Please email me your address. The link to my email is in my sidebar.

Here is what Katherine wrote:
Happy Birthday! You definitely don't look like you're going to be 40! I'm coming up on 30 in a few months, and it's a rough one! Like the poster before me said, I think 40 is when you're really able to come into your own and focus on yourself.

I want to thank each and everyone of you for posting a comment to make me feel better. Some made me re~think this whole thing called 40, while others made me laugh!! Thank you all for making my birthday a little brighter and happier. You guys *ROCK*!! I wish I had gifts for all of you. Big Kisses!!

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Candy Time!!

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Yay!! It's candy time!! I am offering up this fabulous lot of blog candy to one lucky winner in celebration of my 40th birthday. I am not looking forward to this birthday at all. This candy will give me some fun and something to look forward to on my birthday other than hitting the BIG 40!! *UGH* So here's what you'll get:

12 assorted flowers with matching brads & buttons (pink)
12 assorted flowers with matching brads & buttons (white)
300 K&Company metal eyelets in 6 different colors
24 feet of patterned premium ribbon
1 Fiskars border punch
30 pieces of K&Company chipboard die cut tags
9 Stampology clear flourishes stamps
92 K&Company rhinestones & brads in 6 different colors
25 K&Company layered accent flowers (my favorite!)
1 Stampin Up classic stampin' spot ink pad in chocolate chip
48 K&Company double sided 4x6 premium papers
63 pieces of K&Company chipboard die cut shapes

That's 577 pieces total in this incredible lot of candy!! It could all be yours if you follow a few simple steps. Here's what you have to do for your chance to win:

1.) Become a follower of my blog
2.) Post about my candy in your sidebar (yes you must have a blog to enter)
3.) Leave me a comment to make me feel a little better about turning 40. It can be funny or wise. Just something to put a smile on my face. Don't forget to leave a link to your blog in your comment!

Good Luck! I will choose a winner on my birthday which is August 21st.

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Beary Special

It's time for another Stamptacular Sunday Challenge. The challenge this week is "Beary Special". Your project can be for any occasion but must contain a BEAR somewhere. The only bear I had in my entire arsenal of supplies was this sticker by K&Co. I tried to work the card around the sticker but I'm not very happy with it. I can't wait to see what you come up with. Just link your project over at the SSC blog and you'll be entered for a chance to win a fabulous prize. Good luck!

Thanks for stopping by!

Paper = DP (K&Co.) CS (SU Real Red, Kraft, Chocolate Chip)
Ink = SU Chocolate Chip
Extras= SU (Jumbo Eyelets, Dimentionals) Ribbon is from my stash

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Happy Haunting

Hey guys! I hope you are having a fabulous day! I want to share with you this card I made last night for an online crop. The challenge was to use an owl somewhere on our project. I just happened to have this little glittery fella in my Halloween stash and knew he was the one. This is the first time I have used my graphically speaking cart. It was used with my cricut to cut out this awesome tree. How fun! I absolutely LOVE Halloween and believe it to be the best holiday of all! When else can you eat an entire bag of chocolate and not get "the look".

Once I got my tree cut and owl positioned the rest came together pretty easy. Because of the black cardstock used for the card I needed to decorate the inside as well. You can't send a card w/o some writing in it.

I have been busy creating other Halloween projects. They will make their debut soon. So stay tuned.

Paper = DP(K&Co.) CS (SU Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie)
Die cuts = K&Co. Graphically Speaking cart.
Extras = Ribbon, Buttons from my stash

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Sunday, August 9, 2009

3-2-1 Challenge!

Wanna know what I've been up to? Making this baby girl tin filled with 24 decorated index cards is what. Phew! I've been working on it every spare second I have had lately. That's why I haven't posted any new projects. It was like I was making 24 cards!! LOL Anyway... this baby tin is exactly like my baby boy tin I posted a couple weeks ago. The purpose of this adorable tin is to track babies first year through monthly pictures and journaling.

One of the index cards is for the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this week. The challenge is a 3-2-1 challenge. You must use 3 brads, 2 different pattern papers, and 1 flower. The first picture shows my challenge card. Hope you have fun trying this recipe challenge yourself this week. There is a great prize being offered to one lucky winner. So go check it all out here.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Materials = Too many to list this time.

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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Childs Play

Hi!! It's that time again for another Stamptacular Sunday Challenge. The challenge we have for you today is themed "Child's Play". Which means your project must be something for a child and have some sort of stamping on it.

I decided to make this number book. I came across the idea a long time ago and saved it way back in my noggin to pull out sometime. It's easy to make but very time consuming. The tag shape was made using my Cricut and the Base Camp cartridge. I knew I wanted more than one DP on each tag but it is such a small space to work on. So I ended up cutting all of my DP into 3 sizes. Top, Middle, and Bottom of the tag. Then I could pick and choose which ones I wanted to go together. I also used my Cricut to cut the numbers using the Cuttin' Up cartridge. The circles were made by using Stampin Ups 1" circle punch.

Thanks for looking and stopping by to see me. Your comments for my birthday make me feel better each time I read them. Thank you for that! My hubby is asking what I want to do for my BIG day. *ugh* ... just get drunk! LOL

Paper = DP (K&Company) CS ( SU Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Real Red)
Ink = SU Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand
Extras = Ribbon, Stamps, Clip from my stash

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