Happy Halloween

Monday, October 31, 2011

After trying this sweet Fall/Halloween treat, I had to share it with you.  It's so good, it's hard to eat just one piece!  I found the recipe on Lindsay's blog.  I hope you give it a try.

Happy Halloween,

Last Minute Halloween

Friday, October 28, 2011

Hi!  Thanks for stopping by.  Today's card is for the Less is More Polka Dots Challenge. Last night I discovered I needed a few more Halloween cards so the Less is More challenge was the perfect inspiration.

I also wanted to show you my Halloween hair pin.

I've been playing with singed flowers for a few months.  They're all over Bloggland.  I just love them.  You can find several tutorials for these flowers, but this one at Restorative Living also shows you different ways to use these beautiful creations.  I hope you'll give them a try.

Supply List (card)
Stamps: CTMH
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Bella Blvd, A Unity Co-Company, Stampin' Up Whisper White
Accessories: Tulle, Button, Twine

For a supply list for Singed Flowers, please check out Restorative Living.  She has a complete list of supplies needed for the project.

Happy Halloween...

Halloween Cards

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I have a couple of Halloween cards for you today.  The first one is for the Clean and Simple challenge (CAS141) at SplitcoastStampers.  This is a sketch challenge inspired by Patricia's card.

Here's my card:
I was having so much fun, I made another card.

I hope I've inspired you to whip up a few Halloween cards.  You still have 6 days!  Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: Rubbernecker
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Kraft, Memory Box Halloween
Accessories: Martha Stewart Pumpkin Punch, Stiff White Felt

Stamps: Hero Arts (image) A Muse (sentiment)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Kraft, Memory Box Halloween
Accessories: Bling

Halloween Week 1 ~ Another Post Today

Friday, October 7, 2011

Today's Free For All challenge at SplitcoastStampers was to create your own background.  I couldn't pass up this challenge. 

The background was created using Ranger distress inks.  You can see the tutorial here

Supplies: Stamps: Close to My Heart (image) PaperTrey Ink (sentiment)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Ranger Distress Inks
Paper: Shipping Tag
Accessories: Bling, Twine, My Favorite Things Rolled Rose Die, Cuttlebug Leaves Die and Shimmer Spritz-Gold

Halloween Week 1 ~ A Card

Hi!  Today I have a Halloween card for you.  I used this weeks Sketch Challenge at SplitcoastStampers. Don't you just love this adorable image from Penny Black?  This card is for a little person, so I didn't want it too scary.

Recently, I discovered Memory Box card stock at my local stamp store.  It comes in an assortment of amazing colors and the backside is white.  It's perfect for using as a card base.  Call me crazy, but I really prefer my cards to have a white inside (better for writing)!  Below is a look at the inside of the card.

I hope you'll stop by tomorrow with another Halloween project!

Supplies: Stamps:Penny Black (image) Michaels $ Bin (sentiment)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Memory box
Accessories: Copics, Ribbon

Halloween Week 1 ~ Tags

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Today I'm here with the second Halloween project for the week.  I've planned five projects a week for my  3 Weeks of Halloween.  Now, not  all of these project will be cards, but they will be items you can make with all of your cardmaking/scrapbooking supplies you already have.  My first project fell into the Anything But a Card category.  Some of the other categories will be, but not limited too, CardsWearable Art, Packaging and Gifts.    

For today's category, I have Tags!  These tags are all made with dies (QuicKutz & Spellbinders). The possibilities are endless when we use our die-cutting tools.  I love tags because they are quick and easy, and so versatile. It's nice to have a few extras on hand for those unexpected times.

Mr. Skeleton Tag:
Stamps: Inkadinkado (image) Stamps Happen (sentiment)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Bazzill, Making Memories
Accessories: Twine, Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, pom pom fringe, Spider Punch (Martha Stewart), Small Circle punch, Hole Punch, Sakura Gelly Roll Pen (to add shimmer to sentiment) and QuicKutz Die, Sewing Machine (I finally stitched on a card! Love it!)

Owl Tag:
Stamps: Rubbernecker Halloween Set 1
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, london Fog and Tangelo
Paper: Bazzill, Stampin' Up Whisper White
Accessories: Ribbon, Spellbinders Label Three

Pumpkin Tag:
Stamps: Memory Box (image), Hero Arts (sentiment)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Kraft, Memory Makers, Karen Foster, The Paper Studio, Bazzill, Cryogen White (for coloring with Copics)
Accessories: Twine, Copics, Spellbinders, QuicKutz, Sewing Machine

I hope I've inspired you to make some Halloween tags.  Please stop by later in the week for another Halloween project.


Halloween Week 1 ~ Anything But a Card

Monday, October 3, 2011

It's October and that means Halloween, right?  Well, that's what my daughters think!

I have some Halloween projects to share with you for the next couple of weeks.  I hope these projects will inspire you to create some Halloween fun!  My project today was inspired by something I saw in a small shop in Carmel, California this Summer. It was a collection of three old paperback books stacked one on top of each other with the covers and binding removed, tied up with twine and embellished with seashells.  Immediately, I filed this under "future projects".  After returning from vacation, I was on a mission to find some old hard back books. I thought hard back books would give this project more of a vintage feel.

Here's my Halloween version of the book display I saw in California:

When I found these books they were headed for the trash.  The pages were falling out, some even torn, and the covers were awful.

This project took no time at all once I found the books.  I used black tulle to tie them together and a Halloween pick from Michaels.  How easy is that?  I plan to reuse these books for Thanksgiving  and Christmas as well. 

I'm also linking my project to:

Itsy Bitsy Paper

Embellishing Life

Simply Designing

I hope you'll stop back by to see the rest of the Halloween projects I have planned this week and next.


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