Friday, October 30, 2009

My late night making...Trick or Treaties!

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So at 7:30pm last night, my Girls tell me they want to take some treats for their classmates....What? You tell me this now???? So, I wondered what we could make that was both....very inexpensive and cute...because cute is the most important thing when it comes to treats, afterall! We tossed about a few ideas and decided on these......

The Girls went thru my scrap stash and picked out Halloween paper scraps, I quickly cut 45 pieces (sized 3 1/2 x 3) grabbed the Hershey Milk Chocolate snack size bars and they started wrapping. We then looked thru the button box for black & orange buttons, cut the black string and ribbon...and was BEDTIME...
ugh....I had to finish them alone.....I printed the Happy Halloween From tags, cut them out, distressed and punched them then worked in an assembly line to create these adorable little treats.....super inexpensive, a fabulous way to use up little scraps and easy! What could be better!!?!!
(As always, click on the picture to enlarge it a little bit!)

It was so fun to drive to school this morning and see all the people dressed in their Halloween outfits! Too fun! I saw Football Players, Bumble Bees, Witches, a favorite was the Crossing Guard who was dressed like Maleficent, complete with magic stick and all! Made me smile! Are you going to dress up this year? What are you going to wearing? Several years ago, I won a complete outfit from a movie...I will be dressed as a Dr., wearing Scrubs that are printed with "Woodward Penitentiary for Women"....Can you name the Movie????
Hope you have a SPookTaculaR Day!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Not so boring Gift Card Holders!!

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I love gift cards!! Giving them and getting them =:O) but I dislike store bought gift card holders and want the recipient to know that even though its a gift card, I was thinking of them personally so I made a fun and beautiful way to make them a little more dressed up and festive, using a Bazzill library pocket!! Easy Peasy!!

The small tag inside has been covered with vintage sheet music, distressed and then a little paint on the top using crackle paint! When it was dry I stamped with Papertrey Inc. stamps...(which just might be my favorite stamps ever!!) The larger tea stained tag has been decorated with matching paper and the perfect size for a gift card!! Click on the pictures to enlarge them a little!

I'm doing my first Holiday Boutique in a month. Exciting stuff!! I have to start thinking of yummy things to sell!! Have any ideas???
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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Blog Candy!!!! Yum!!

This Blog Candy is Now Closed! Thanks to everyone who entered!!! less than a month it will have been 1 year since I started this blog and I thought....What fun thing can I do on my blogaversary? Well....I decided I could draw a name to be the winner of this here blog candy!!! Woohooo...who doesn't like to win fun stuff?!! This lot is perfect for the holidays!!! I will draw the winner on, November 18th!

Lots of stuff in on the picture for a closer look but this is whats included:
Chip Chatter Tall chipboard letters in White, perfect for coloring and spritzing..
Pack of Petaloo Flowers in red
Prima Black Tie Collection flowers
Me & My Big Ideas, Rhinestone Words: Believe
Brillance Ink Pad in Lightning Black
Next Style, Flower Appliques
Bazzill Rub-on & Rhinestones in green
Soft Spoken embellishment pack
Basic Grey Bling it
2 Rubber Stamps by Hampton Art, Reindeer and matching Ornaments
Jolee's by You Holly leaves
Making Memories Brads in bloom
Love, Elsie, Soft Charms, Noel
Bazzill Really Big Chips tag pack
Roll of green ribbon
Royal Langnickel Jolly Lights glitter rub ons
Treasured Memories glue stick
Blank Paper Bag album, sewn. stuff and if I get 50 entries...I'll add a little something, something!!!

So how do you enter?!!! Spread the word by either posting the picture of this blog candy with link or put a link on your sidebar, letting other people know about it, after you have done that....come back and leave me a comment letting me know you did and then tell me your favorite Holiday tradition!! If you are a follower of this blog, you'll get two entries, so leave another comment letting me know you follow! Exciting stuff!! Remember to come back to see if You won!!!
Have a great Weekend!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

They Say it's Your Birthday!!

Birthday cards are so much fun to make! They can be any size, color or theme and no matter who they are for(this one just happens to be for DB) or what age they are turning(18!!)....
A Birthday card's a special day!(Happy Birthday!)

I've loved this Basic Grey, June Bug paper since I saw it! Its bright and fun and makes me feel pretty happy. Perfect for Birthdays!! Perfect for today!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A Wacky, Wrinkled Wednesday!!

It was Dress 80's style at my Daughters school today! She looked so cute in her leg warmers, tights, multi-layered shirts and of course Big hair!! They should have days where you have to dress the same way your kids do....I know I could get some BIG 80's hair going on!! =:O)
This card turned out wacky. I didn't want it to. It just didn't work out like I had envisioned it. I was trying to do the #7 Challenge over at Chelsea's Blog,
Crafting Life's Pieces. Her designs are always fun and her work is AMAZING!

So off I start the challenge......I thought with this great Magnolia image, wouldn't it be fun to crumple it all making it look like a leaf?! Good thought...bad execution....I crumpled without abandon. Crushing all in my path. Pleased with the little ball my work had become, I opened the wrinkled art and to my complete dismay...I had wrinkled her face...UGH...I should have done a controlled wrinkle..It really can't be fixed. So I didn't really do all the elements to the challenge and wont submit it but the happy news is, my Mum will soon find in her mailbox a lovely little note from her favorite daughter and she no doubt will think, I, am truly crafty. Gotta love that!!
I'll have to try again next week for the CLP Challenges and finish working on the piles of unfinished stuff on my desk! So many little time! As always, click on the picture to make it a little bigger!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Happy Tuesday!!!

What a beautiful day it is today! The weather here is perfect and sunny and both of my Girls came home from school and gave me the biggest hugs just to say Hello! Gotta love that!!! It reminds me to enjoy the little things!!
Speaking of little things! I spent the morning making these adorable little matchbox treat boxes!

I know altered matchboxes have been around for a while but when I saw the one on bibbi's dillerier I was inspired to make some! How happy would it be to find one of these on your desk or mailbox!?! Very fun! I love them! They are filled with 2 little Hershey chocolates wrapped in matching paper and they fit perfectly in there. I'm still working on a few more of them but with different themes! A perfect way to use up the last of my matchbox stash!!
What exciting thing are you doing today? Did you see something beautiful? Did you get a warm hug? Did traffic go your way? Did lunch taste great? Remember to enjoy the little things and theres lots and lots of little things out there!!!

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Christmas is Coming.....

The goose is getting fat...c'mon admit were singing along in your head! =:O)
I took some time out today while the Kids were all off playing and Honey was outside working to make a couple of Christmas cards!
I used part of a pack of Soft Spoken embellishments to accentuate the Melissa Frances heart...I love how that looks!!

The big chipboard "Joy" is so perfect for a card! Love the cute little reindeer!

As always....I am so disappointed with my just cannot capture the cuteness of these cards! There is alot of sparkle on the heart, which can't be seen at all...some day I'll figure it out or I'll get a new camera...hopefully the later of the two...=;O) Will try to take some better pictures tomorrow.
Off to pop these cards on etsy. Then to figure out what I'm going to wear tonight, Honey and I are going to see a play, should be fun!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

~Chocolate AND Pumpkin~Oh My!

Did you notice how this year is so quickly flying by? Some days I don't even know where the time went. Some days the time, blurs together so rapidly I miss the opportunity to to create anything at all. The car-pooling, laundry, cooking, cleaning, homework, worry and hugs are all I get done and then its time for bath and bed and another day has ended. In the last couple of days its rained quite a bit. I do like the first couple of rains. Its lovely to have a fire going when its dark and rainy, I miss having one. The rain coming also signifies, Halloween is right around the corner but FIRST there is another holiday....that EVERYONE should celebrate! =:O) National Chocolate Cupcake Day is October 18th!! That's this Sunday!!

(Photo from Country Living)

Look at this yummy thing...I may just have to be making these with the kids this weekend!! Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes..Oh My! Two of my favorite things!! Gather your Kids (well only if you want) and head to your kitchen this weekend and make some chocolaty yumminess cupcakes of your own! If your on a diet...No Pudge Mint...awesome and would make a yummy brownie cupcake or you could try this, which is what I Should be eating:

Image copyright 2008 Christel Jensen

I'll be back to crafting soon again too. My playroom calls out for me...Maybe I'll need to do a couple of Birthday cards with cupcakes on them of course!
Have a great day!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

My Little Drama Queen!

Seems like a busy week but I don't seem to have a lot completed! I worked on personal layouts today. It would be really great if I could catch up and have at least one complete year done...LOL..right?!!
During the summers we enroll the Kids into classes to keep the boredom at bay and me, sane....a couple of years ago my Daughter picked Drama Class...they ended up doing "Annie"! It was so fun and she was just a natural at being a Drama Queen!! =:o)

I've used sooooooooo many different products on this page....its a little crazy but a girl can never have too many products on her page...can she? I kinda wish I had used a darker background page that way you could see the lace a little better! I love making the chipboard stars and glittering them up! I think they look so neat! The cool paper flowers are Primas were given to me (Thanks Shannon!!) and I love, love, love, the ones with the black lines but don't know what the line was called.
Am so happy its Friday, I hoping I get to sleep in tomorrow, just a hour or so, probably not but I can certainly hope for it! The Kids are going to have a big sleepover at their Brothers place tomorrow so they are super excited and....that means Honey and I are alone...hmmmmmm....sounds like Date Night to me!!!
Have a Great Weekend!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Manic Monday!

Monday, Monday....Its the 1st Monday in October! I didn't want to get out of bed! It was cold and my bed was super snugly. I don't think I've recovered from that feeling.....and I think I'll be happy when its bedtime! I did take some time to make this scrapbook page, Okay...a lot of time...because I'm a SUPER slow scrapper.

I hardly ever make pages with me or about me as a focus so this one was a little different for me....but I do REALLY like the guy in the picture =:O) so I thought I should do a page of us....Honey and I.
I'm still trying hard to figure out how to take better pictures...I do believe its my camera...everything I come out dull and not nearly as colorful as they are in real life...I gotta work on that...If you click on my pictures they get a little bigger and you can see a little more detail...but the color is always off!! Ugh!
Hopefully tomorrow will be a little more productive!! Hope your day was great!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Last Card for Today!!

Well...I didn't quite get what I had expected to get done today but I had fun anyway! This Birthday card was so fun to make! I loved the ribbon on this card, it fit perfectly for a celebration card. It reminds me of streamers!!(Thanks Becky!)

I hope that you had a fun day, Whatever you did today!
I'm off to take a bubble bath! Have a great night and a happy tomorrow!!
I finished another card....Halloween this time...Its such a silly card...I don't know what to think of it but that is how the creative process works for me....

I cut out the Star from chipboard and glittered it right I have travelling glitter everywhere!! Who knows what will be next...but I think I'll get one more done today! How did it go for you? Did you get a card or two done?
I received a package in the mail today....Prima goodies (*Thanks Chel for doing that)!! I think the next card may need to have some bling on it!!!
Until Later...

Happy World Card Making Day!!

1st Card of today:
Okay....I finally finished my first card of the day....only one so far...I didnt help that I went over to Art in The Yard and checked out a bunch of local artists work and had a glass of wine while I was there...I'll get back to working...

I hope you are having fun and creating lots!!
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