Thursday, October 18, 2012

Batty Pocket

So last week I was doing really good about sharing those Halloween treats and then I disappeared and all of a sudden I posted a couple of Christmas cards. Weird, I know.

Let me explain, I got a head cold and was out of it for a few days but I was still on track since I had planned ahead. Then Kaiden got the flu on that Monday and then Tuesday Malachi got the flu. So by the time I was feeling a little better, my kiddos were not. It was a long 3 days with sick kids that only wanted their mommy. Late Wednesday night I was working on Stamp Club projects and just didn't have the energy to finish up my Halloween Treats week or even blog my explanation. After Thursday night Stamp Club I went straight to bed.

You might wonder where those Christmas cards came from in the midst of this, well I had made those last month and uploaded the pics. I had got around to writing my blog post a couple of weeks ago but scheduled them to appear after my Halloween Treats week. So they popped up on schedule.

Anyway, after all that explaining I did have one more Halloween Treat project to share that just didn't get uploaded and blogged about. I think I still owe a couple more but for now this will have to do. I copied this right out of our Stampin' Success magazine. This petite pocket die is great for holding these sixlets, did I mention I bought a big bag of these. Yup, everyone will be getting some of these for their Halloween treats. I am about to admit a sad confession, I bought the Petite Pocket die over a year ago after it was released and this is the first time I used it. My poor lonely die. I just had to have it and then I abandoned it! Well needless to say I love how easy it is to assemble and will be using it again and again. You can't see it that well but I stamped the BOOOO stamp all over the front of the pocket, I added a leftover tag from the Googlie Ghouls kit, stamped and cut two bats, added googlie eyes and there you have it. Cute Halloween Treat!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Blue Christmas

Now this Blue Christmas is a good one. When I create Christmas cards each year for card classes, I strive to make cards with different colors. I always use the traditional red and greens but I want some that are different and since I have a love for Baja Breeze, why not use it for a Christmas Card.

This year's Holiday Catalog is packed with so many great stamp sets, framelits, and other accessories. I've had a hard time not buying one of everything. I tried to resist the Evergreen stamp set but it kept begging me to buy it and I gave in. What I love most about this two step stamp set is that you don't have to get it lined up perfect because even when it is off a little it still looks great. Yes you can always pull out the stampamajig but I'm pretty lazy about using it. I know, I know but when you are stamping late at night, it just seems like to much work.

If you are wanting to create some Christmas cards make sure to check back for information on my next Christmas card class or if you'd like to order supplies to make your cards at home, make sure to contact me.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Oh Christmas Tree

I can't believe Christmas is just around the corner. I am so excited. Mostly because of Malachi.

As we walked into a local store and he saw Christmas trees, he got so excited. He said "Mom, look they have Christmas!" He absolutely knows that Christmas means we will be having a tree with decorations and he is excited about presents. Now of course we will  teach him about the true meaning of Christmas and I'm sure he will get that a little better as he grows but for now he is excited about those things.

Anyway, here is a simple Christmas card that I made for my last Christmas Card Class. I've always been one of those people that would cut out stamped images and pop them up and now I just love that the framlits do that for me. I'm sure I have a few customers that love it too. The still bring up those crabs and bees.

I've already been asked if I will hold another Christmas Card Class and the answer is yes. You will hear more soon. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


I've made Frankie before and I may have even posted a project with him on it a couple of years ago but he is just one of those must do projects for Halloween.

The Top Note die is one of my favorite dies and whoever originally made the Frankenstein was just genius! This year I placed a small bag in between the two top notes so that it could hold lots of Halloween candy.

If you are interested in making a few of these or even a girly version contact me to set a time.

Monday, October 8, 2012


This post is a little late in the day because the weekend passed by way to quickly and I forgot to get my picture uploaded. I didn't want to go back on my promise for showing another Halloween Treat idea so here I am in the evening posting this cute little mummy.

I mummified the Fancy Favor Box. I have seen numerous mummies made with different boxes, bags, and other items. I'm sure I didn't come up with an original idea here but I sure am happy with the way it turned out.

I did trim off the top of the Fancy Favor box. I cut strips of very vanilla card stock and sponged them with soft suede ink so that my mummy looked aged. I used circle punches for the eyes.

Come back tomorrow to see Frankie!

Sunday, October 7, 2012


Isn't this bat super cute? I didn't come up with this idea on my own, I saw it in the Stampin' Success magazine, which is a demonstrator magazine. Missi Roeber submitted a bat, pumpkin, and Frankenstein with the Petite Purse die. All three are super cute.

I recreated this one for my Halloween Treats class. I did forget to add the ears on mine but he is still cute. I think I'm going to have to try and make the other two.

Saturday, October 6, 2012


I bought a huge bag of Halloween Sixlets and I have been finding many projects to add them to.

This was one of our Stamp Club Projects from last month. I love the cute little mummy from the Googly Ghouls Stamp Set. I've been reaching for this image a lot when creating my Halloween items this year. Those Googlie eyes are the perfect touch too.

I used one of the tags from the Two Tags Die. I placed the card stock just above the cut line so that it wouldn't cut the bottom of the tag completely. I added some Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP, Scallop Circle, Circle Punches, and stamped image to decorate. I also used some Basic Black Polka Dot ribbon to hold the treat holder closed.

Come back tomorrow to see another Halloween Treat box up close.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Mummy Treat

Last month my stamp club had a Halloween Treat swap. This was my Grandma's swap that I helped her with. We searched online for some ideas online and decided on using the Two Tags die to make her treat.

We folded the card stock just above the scoreline and cut out the tag shape. Added some DSP, a stamped image from the Spooky Bingo Bits, and a package of gum and whala! Super cute and easy to make.

I've decided to dedicate this week to Halloween Treats so make sure to come back and see more Halloween Treats.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

October Stylin' Stampin' Blog Hop

Now this is going to be a spooky Stylin' Blog Hop! This month is all about Halloween.I have several projects to share with you that will make you want to create spooky treats for your loved ones.

First I made a simple Halloween card with my Googly Ghouls Stamp set and the Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP. For the sentiment I used the Delightful Dozen Stamp Set.

This set is so adorable and I just love using those googlie eyes on all of the characters.

Items Used:
Stamp Set- Googly Ghouls, Delightful Dozen
Ink- Basic Black, Lucky Limeade, Tangerine Tango
Paper- Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla, Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP
Other- Googlie eyes

This Halloween I am totally into making Halloween treats so when I was strolling down the aisle at a local store and saw these cute Lollipops, I picked up a couple with the intentions of decorating them.

This lollipop is on a spinner so it actually spins around for even licking. LOL! The Candy Corn colors go great with the paper. I know some people just love candy corn but I am not one of them so when I read that the actual flavor of the lollipop is strawberry I was relieved. You know, just in case I have to eat it myself. Although I'm sure Malachi wouldn't mind helping.

Anyway I decorated the Lollipop with a lolly and an image from the Spooky Bingo Bits Stamp set. So quick and easy.

Items Used:
Stamp Set- Spooky Bingo Bits
Ink: Basic Grey
Paper: Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP, Tangerine Tango, Basic Grey, Very Vanilla

A couple of years ago people started using these test tubes for all sorts of treats. I of course wanted to get my hands on some of these but never did find any locally. Well this year as I was strolling through a local craft store I found a package of them and thankfully they are plastic ones.

I put some candy pumpkins in the test tube and decorated with some DSP and the another image from the Spooky Bingo Bits Stamp Set. I tied some Striped Satin Ribbon around the tube to hold the Scallop Circle and then cut it into strips with my paper snips.

Items Used:
Stamps Set- Spooky Bingo Bits
Ink- Basic Black
Paper- Tangerine Tango, Basic Grey, Very Vanilla, Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP
Other- Lucky Limeade, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip Markers, Scallopp Circle Punch, 1 inch Circle Punch, 1 1/4 Circle Punch, Striped Satin Ribbon

I hope you enjoyed these simple Halloween treats and card. Make sure to Hop on over to Tonya's Blog to see what spooky items she has created. 

 Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Shellie G. of Creative Electica
  2. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  3. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps-A-Lot
  4. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose (You are Here)
  5. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  6. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  7. Patricia T. of Sunnyone Stampin'
  8. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
  9. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  10. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  11. Nancy B of Momma B Stampin'
  12. Terry B of Goin' Over the Edge

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Halloween Meow

When I first saw the Frightening Feline Stamp in the Holiday Catalog in July I knew I was ordering it. When it comes to Halloween, I am more into the cute stuff not the gory spooky stuff. Well this cat falls into the cute Halloween in my book.

I actually created this card back in August but hadn't gotten around to posting it on my blog. I've actually been squeezing more crafting time into my schedule but haven't been blogging like I should. I do have a goal to blog and post all my Halloween projects before Halloween gets here. I figure you don't want to see them at Christmas time.

Make sure to stop by tomorrow for the October Stylin' Stampin' Blog Hope for a few more Halloween projects from me and the other talented SU! demonstrators on this blog hop.