Thursday, September 27, 2012

Halloween Treats

Who doesn't love a little chocolate?There might be a few strange people out there, but I'm definitely not one of them.

Each month I meet with my wonderful Stamp Club friends and we create and shop for more Stampin' Up! product, it is a great night. Well a couple of months ago, Erin asked if maybe I could challenge them each month to do something so that it would force them to either step out of their box or actually use the items they purchase each month on a regular basis. Everyone liked the idea so we started off with cards in August but for September we decided to do a Halloween Treat Swap.

This is my Halloween Treat holders. I had seen several people use the fancy favor in a new way and I wanted to try it out. I don't know who originally decided to make the fancy favor into a flat pocket, but I love it! I also used the Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP and my new Stamp set Toxic Treats. I earned this stamp set for free along with some other great craft items for recruiting during August. I love free and I love SU!!!!

Don't let Halloween sneak up on you, start making those cute little Halloween treats for your loved ones.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

World Card Making Day Class

Join me on World Card Making Day for a card class.

Class Info:
Saturday, October 6th at 10:30 AM
Class Fee $25.00
RSVP by October 4th.

You will created 10 cards (5 designs, 2 of each design)
Contact me for more info or to register for this class.

Please Note: I will give more information about these cards as I post them individually on my blog.


When in doubt, case. This card is from a class I held in August, I was a little stuck on ideas so I went over to Stampin' Connection and flipped through pages of ideas. When I came across a card by Chat Wszelaki that I thought was awesome, I thought I need to make that. Unfortunately I didn't have everything she used to make her card so I recreated it with similar colors and here is my card.

I love being apart of a community of awesome stamper that are willing to share their ideas.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A treat for each occasion

Boy am I a slacker, I have been meaning to Blog for days but just haven't done it. Sorry about that.

Anyway today I wanted to show you what I made using the Ghoulish Googlies Kit. This kit is great for those Halloween treats! I thought I'd also try making a couple of other treats for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

You will notice that the bags are embossed. I ran each bag through my Big Shot with an embossing folder. I even applied some Stazon ink on the bag that was embossed with the chevron embossing folder. All of these were so easy to make.

Well I will be back with tomorrow to share something else, I promise. Have a great day!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Gingerbead Man

I have been working hard on Class samples and Stamp Club projects over the past couple of weeks. I am trying to be proactive about creating in advance rather than the night before. I have always been a procrastinator but adding the kids into the mix has made it worse. So I try to stay up late and create. I've had some good creative nights this past couple of weeks. Which means I am ahead of schedule for the most part on planning but not quite as far ahead as I would like to be. I will continue to work on it and go from there.

I said all that to say this, this is one of my late night creations from the past couple of weeks. Christmas will be here soon enough so getting a head start on those Christmas cards is always a good plan. Don't miss my Christmas Card Classes this season!

Items Used:
Stamp sets- Sensational Season
Ink- Early Espresso
Paper- Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler,Festival of Prints DSP
Other- Gumball Green Satin Ribbon, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, 3" Circle Die, Big Shot, Embossing Folder

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Christmas Card Class

Christmas will be here before we all know it. Get a head start on those Christmas Cards by attending a Christmas Card Class.

Saturday, September 22nd at 10:30 AM
Class Fee $25.00
Create 10 Christmas Card (5 designs, 2 of each design)

RSVP by September 20th.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Halloween Treats Class

Get a head start on those frightfully delightful Halloween treats!
Saturday, September 15th at 10:30 AM
Class Fee $15
RSVP by Thursday, September 13th.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Stylin' Stampin' September Blog Hop

It is that time again. Time to blog hop with the very talented Stylin' Stampin' Blog Hop crew. This month we are featuring Fall and Back to School. Well since Fall is my favorite season and my kids aren't school age just yet I decided to stick with Fall items this month.

You may have just come from Nancy's blog (I hope you enjoyed her fabulous projects) or you may just be starting the hop, which ever it is I hope you enjoy all of the creativity!

My first project is a simple fall thank you card. Like I said I love fall, so when I saw the Wonderfall Stamp set and the coordinating Autumn Accents Bigz die, I knew I had to have it and it was a no brainer this month when creating for the blog hop. This card is simple to make.

The Woodgrain Embossing folder is a perfect background for this stamp set too. I used a sentiment from the Perfectly Preserved Stamp set but you could use any sentiment for this card.

Items Used:
Stamp Set- Wonderfall, Perfectly Preserved
Paper- Crumb Cake, Really Rust, More Mustard, Very Vanilla
Ink, More Mustard, Crumb Cake
Other- Big Shot, Autumn Accents Bigz, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Sponge

For my second project I made something I have been wanting to make for a couple of years. I pumpkin decorated with DSP.

I bought the craft pumpkin at a local craft store and then cut my comfort cafe DSP into one inch squares and mod podged them to the pumpkin. I used about 12 pieces of each DSP to cover the whole 6.5 inch pumpkin. This pumpkin is going to look so adorable displayed in my home this Fall season. I cut some leaves from the Autumn Accents dies to go with the pumpkin. I sponged the edges and crumpled them up because no leaves are perfectly flat and one shade.

On this second picture you can see how the DSP goes all the way up to the trunk of the pumpkin. Part of me wishes I would have sponged all the squares but that would have been a lot of work. Oh well, maybe next time.

Items Used:
Paper: Comfort Cafe DSP, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit, Soft Suede

I hope you enjoyed my fall projects and that I have inspired you to create some fall items for you or your loved ones this season. Now make sure to hop on over to Tonya's blog to see some more great projects!

Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Shellie G. of Creative Electica
  2. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  3. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  4. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps-A-Lot
  5. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  6. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  7. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  8. Patricia T. of Sunnyone Stampin'
  9. Heather W. of Stamping with Heather
  10. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  11. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  12. Nancy B of Momma B Stampin'

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

I did it!

I see card sketch challenges all the time on blogs and craft sites and I rarely participate because I just have a hard time seeing beyond the sketch picture. I have been wanting to try new layouts so this past Friday I decided to participate in the Fab Friday's first challenge. Amazingly my kids let me craft without grabbing at all my stuff so I went to work.

Here is the card sketch they had

This is what I created. Drum roll please.....

Can you tell I am a little proud of myself for this one. Normally when I have tried to participate in a card sketch challenge I have to look at people's samples first so that I can get an idea as how to use the sketch but not this time. I knew I wanted to use the No Peeking stamp set, so I pulled that out, I also used a piece of scrap DSP from the Festival of Prints paper pack. I used Gumball Green and Cherry Cobbler. Underneath the cherry cobbler piece I used crochet trim. I didn't have any Gumball Green buttons but a Old Olive button coordinated very well.

Well I hope you all like my card. I am off to work on projects for this months Blog Hop.