Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! I hope you all enjoy the festivities and stay safe. 

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Spooktacular Time!

Are you all ready like this sweet little mouse for Trick or Treaters to come? I personally wish the candy was not in my house because it is too tempting:) Hope every has a good day and has will power to stay out of the candy:)

A2 card base Birthday Bash
Orange glitter mat - Elegant Edges
Mouse - Happy Hauntings 
Sentiment - Bugbites
Stickles, ribbon

Fussy and Fancy Anything Goes
Critter Challenge Color Challenge
Clearly iStamp All Tied Up (ribbon or twine)
Die Cuttin Divas Challenge #89 Anything Goes
Pink Cricut Link Up Tuesday

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, October 29, 2012

'Dem Bone, 'Dem Bones

Oh, we are getting closer to the big night of Halloween! Hopefully the coast will be able to trick or treat peacefully. I am praying for a false alarm and this storm will blow over very quietly. I spoke to my brother who lives in Baltimore, right by the harbor, yesterday. He said that they were predicted to get up to 8" of rain and 40-50 mile an hour winds. This sounds mild compared to other areas. Again, prayers to all of you to stay warm and dry.

Well, the rain and cold weather made me shudder and I thought of this card I had made for a swap.  Isn't this paper too cute! It is all from a paper pack from Making Memories. The sentiment is from Barb's stamps at Bugbites. Perfect for my shuddering skeletons:)

Have an awesome day!


Saturday, October 27, 2012

You Are My Sunshine!

Thank you to Lee-Ann Snappy Scraps and Nana My Crafting Channel for giving me this award! These are 2 of my fave blogs to check every day. Their work is awesome!!

Here are the rules:
Include award logo in blog post and thank the blogger who gave it to you & include a link back.

Answer 10 questions about yourself that you have made up yourself.

Nominate 10-12 bloggers for the award and contact them at their blog site to inform them.
So here are the ten questions about me that I made up about myself....which by the way was kind of hard...

1. Favorite color? Pink
2. Favorite animal? Bunnies
3. What is your favorite candy? Hot Tamales
4. What is your motto? "Try to look at the glass half full"
5. What accessory do you like wearing? Watches
6. Who do you enjoy spending time with? God, family and friends
7. What tools do you use the most when crafting? ATG gun, Stickles, Cricut, (still waiting impatiently patiently for my Cameo to arrive)
8. What season do you like the best? Fall and Summer
9. What is your dream vacation? Anywhere there is a beach
10. Famous person you would like to meet? Toss up between Annie Lennox and Ellen DeGeneres

11 people I nominate this award to:

Thanks again to Lee-Ann and Nana!


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Exploring Cricut - Pumpkin Project

Hello! How is everyone? I'm happy to share a project at Exploring Cricut today. I also had a helper with this one, my youngest daughter. This was super easy to create and I hope you like it:)

We started with a small pumpkin and used contact paper to add stars and moons all over the pumpkin. If you are using a real pumpkin, I would suggest wiping down with water in case there might be some dirt left. 

We used the "kiss cut" method when cutting the stars and moons (3 pressure, 3 speed and 3 blade). Once the images were placed she then began to paint the pumpkin black with acrylic paint. This only needed one coat. 

Almost finished. This takes barely any time to dry. The next step was to add Mod Podge. I had a glossy finish, but any will do. While the Mod Podge was drying fine glitter was added to the pumpkin just by sprinkling on.

I did let my Mod Podge dry for awhile before I added the bows and gems.

Thanks for visiting today and don't forget that you still have time to enter our challenge at Exploring Cricut.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Happy Halloween Cousin It!

Hi Everyone! Today I have a layout to share from last year's Halloween. My youngest wanted to be Cousin It from the Addam's Family. Don't you love when your kids come to you with these ideas and your thinking okay, how am I going to do that. Well, it definitely keeps me on my toes:) 

I enjoyed creating this layout and really liked that Barb at Bug Bites had the stamp sentiment that is in the Addam's Family song.  I was searching for the right road and decided to use the "s" from Lyrical Letters and I think it curved exactly the way I wanted for this project.

12 x 12 layout
DCWV Papers, scraps
House - Happy Hauntings 6.42"
Ghost - Happy Hauntings 2"
Walkway -Lyrical Letters width 3.76"
Gate  Happy Hauntings 4.05"
Happy Halloween - Happy Hauntings 2.35"
Sentiment  on Tree - Bugbites
Tree - Happy Hauntings 9.77"
Tombstone - Happy Hauntings (sorry didn't write the size down)
Owl - Happy Hauntings 2"
Twine, Trick or Treat sticker, Cuttlebug embossing folder for road

Pause Dream Enjoy - Night Project
Pile It On - Any Holiday but birthday
Fantabulous Cricut - Halloween
Cut It Up - Eek! Boo! Ahh!

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, October 22, 2012

Exploring Cricut Challenge - Halloween

Good Morning! Are you ready for another challenge at Exploring Cricut:) I hope so. Your challenge today is to create a card, layout or project using your Cricut for Halloween. The event is right around the corner and I decided to create a card for my hubby. He loves Halloween and I think the bats on Simply Charmed are so cute don't you?


Circle Base - Wild Card 5.22"
Pattern Circles - George and Basic Shapes 3.2", 3.46"
Bats - Simply Charmed 1.62", 1.45"
Sentiment - Computer Generated
Liquid Pearls, Stickles, Ribbon

Now, it's time for you to create something wickedly fun for Halloween. Go check out my DT sisters and brother for even more inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Pumpkin Fairy

Hi Everyone! I am having so much fun creating for Halloween and hope you all are getting some time in to create as well. I chose to work on a card using pumpkins and this cute little fairy. I have used her for Christmas before and feel like she is really versatile. I love when I can change the coloring on something and make it fit for other occasions don't you:)

I added Stickles to her flower, wings, trim of dress and bow. Hope you enjoy!

A2 card base
Papers - Making Memories, Bazzill
Fairy - Wild Rose Studio
Pumpkins, fence - Peachy Keen Faceless Fall Fun
Sentiment - Bugbites
Stickles, Copic, Honey Tim Holtz

Pink Cricut Link Up Tuesday
My Sheri Crafts Halloween

Thanks for stopping by:)


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Pink Get Well

Hi! Glad you came for a visit. I'm happy to be able to share a card with you today. I needed some get well cards and decided to do a CAS. I love how the pink pops with the black and white. 

I used Liquid Pearls for the white dots on the band aid and stickled the hearts in the sentiment. My stamp actually had the words stacked on stop of one another and I wanted them to go across the image. I just snipped the words apart and then laid them on my block. Now, I can use the sentiment both ways:) I rounded the outside corners of the card and it was finished.

A2 card base
Band-Aid - Indie Art
Pink Heart - Stampin' Up
Sentiment - Stampin' Up
Stickles, Liquid Pearls, brad

DL Art - Thankful Thursday Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays - Black, White and Another Color (pink)
2 Sisters Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Do I Smell Candy?

Hi! Thanks for coming for a visit. I just want to say how much I appreciate the blogging community and how we share and invite others to do the same. We crafters really are a very welcoming crowd and I am proud to be a part of it:)

So, on to my project. I have been playing with the Trick or Treat cartridge and it is so fun! I created a treat bag from Plantin and I have to say this is one of my favorites for a couple reasons. The first one is that it is really roomy. I used my Gypsy to create, but Fit to Page would be good as well. A lot of times when I create the bags from cartridges they are pretty tiny. Maybe it's me, but this one just has a lot more goodies you can fit into it:) The 2nd reason is that I like the circular shape. It is a bit tricky to put together, but patience and good glue gets the job done. I would suggest using Scor-Tape when you are putting bags together.

Circular Bag - Plantin SchoolBook 12.88" or Fit to Page
Bumblebee - Trick or Treat 3.5"
Pumpkin Treat Bag - 1.5"
Word Bubble - Create a Critter 1.24"
Sentiment - The Cat's Pajamas
Chalk, Stickles

Paper Playtime Boo-ville
Ink It Pink Challenge #15
Shopping Our Stash Trick or Treat

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Monday, October 15, 2012

SKdigis Challenge #6

Good Morning! It is challenge time at SKdigis. Create a shape card that is not a rectangle or a square. The sky is the limit on this one.  Remember to use one of Sonia's cute images too.

I decided to create a hexagon shape. I had never done a card like this before and thought it would be a good change for me. I didn't have that particular shape card, but no worries because I have my Gypsy:) I used Tags, Bags, Boxes and More and found a hexagon shape. I welded 2 together and then enlarged it to fit into a 5" envelope. I paper pieced my acorn together by running through my computer with colored paper and added a ribbon.

5" hexagon card base - Tags, Bags, Boxes and More
Acorn, leaves and sentiment - SKdigis
Chalk, scraps, ribbon, ink

2 Sisters Challenge
Divas by Design
Pile It On

Hope you enjoy and come join in the challenge!


Friday, October 12, 2012

Monster Mash Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the Monster Mash Blog Hop, brought to you by the design teams of Made Especially For You and Exploring Cricut!

Today the design teams of Made Especially For You and Exploring Cricut have teamed up to share with you all sorts of spooktacular monster-themed projects to help get your crafty gears turning for all those upcoming Halloween projects!

If you've come from Kim's blog, you're in the right place! If you just came across the hop and would like to start at the beginning, please visit Ashley at Made Especially For You

For my project, I created a Halloween banner.  This was really fun to do and so simple. I created the banner pennants by using a  large cereal box. I was able to get all 3 cut out of one box.

I Mod Podged the pattern papers to the cardboard base and then began by decorating:) I inked all the edges in black. 

The spider was a stamp that I cut out and then attached by using silver floss. I put Glossy Accent all over the spider.

Dracula needed some red eyes so, of course, I used Stickles.

I added Liquid Pearls to Mr. Bones for his eyes.

Pennants - Create A Critter 11.73"
Eek - Happy Hauntings 3.12"
Frankenstein - Happy Hauntings 3.14"
Dracula - Happy Hauntings 3.14"
Mr. Bones - Happy Hauntings 3.14"
Glossy Accents, Liquid Pearls, Stickles, gems, black ink

We also have some wonderful sponsors giving away prizes to those who comment on every stop of the hop!
Paper Piecings by Nikki
$15 Gift Certificate

$15 Gift Certificate

$10 Gift Certificate

The winners of the blog candy will be announced on Made Especially For You on Tuesday October 16th. Please make sure to leave your contact information when commenting to be eligible to win!

Your next stop is Michelle's blog  Here's the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

Happy Hopping!


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Exploring Cricut - Happy Fall!

Good Morning to you all! It's my turn to share at Exploring Cricut and I'm glad you came to visit. I created a 12 x 12 layout for last year's visit at the pumpkin patch. I really enjoy working with Simply Charmed. The cuts are so cute. I also used my Peachy Keen Stamps and you guys know I really like them too:)

I will use the cream rectangle to put journaling in.


2 page 12 x 12 layout
Papers - DCWV and various from scraps
Happy Fall - Simply Charmed 2.06"
Scarecrow Boy - Simply Charmed 5.67"
Scarecrow Girl - Simply Charmed 5.19"
Fence - Paper Doll Dress Up 4.54"
Pumpkins - Simply Charmed 1.92"
Tree - Simply Charmed 7.99"
Stickles, Peachy Keen Stamps, Glossy Accents, Chalk, white gel pen

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Hope For A Cure!

What a beautiful afternoon we are having here in the Midwest. I hope you are having a sunny day too:) I have another SKdigis to share with you for breast cancer. 

I paper pieced, chalked and used my Copics to complete this sweet girl.The ribbon paper is also created by Sonia at SKdigis. Hope you enjoy!

Clearly IStamp Challenge #61
Cut It Up Challenges Think Pink 
3 Girl Jam Anything Goes
SKdigis Save the Hooters

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Hi! Well, I just got back in town from Oklahoma where my daughter was auditioning at Oklahoma University School of Dance. What a pretty campus! I hope to get to some of your blogs today to visit. I feel like I have been out of the loop a little just by a couple of days.

Today, I have a Halloween bookmark to share with you that I made before I left to go out of town. I really like my Nook, but there is something about curling up with a good book. I found this cute image at Tori Beveridge's blog and really like how this came together. I cut the background of the bookmark by hand and just hole punched it for a ribbon. The sentiment is a cute one from Bugbites. I then just used my copics and Stickles to finished it off with some buttons. Super easy!

I'm submitting this over at Nana's My Crafting Channnel

Hope you all have an awesome day:)


Monday, October 8, 2012

SKdigis - Spooky

Woohoo! Over at SKdigis we are definitely in the Halloween spirit. The challenge this time is to use anyone of Sonia's adorable ghosts creations. I chose to use "Scared Ghost" and created this mirror for some fun Halloween decor.

I went to the dollar store and picked up an 8x10 mirror. I painted it black and while that was drying I measured how big I wanted my ghost to be. I used Microsoft Word and sized it accordingly. I wanted my ghost to be at an angle and not completely cover the mirror. I then cut out the ghost from regular copier paper. I used the negative and laid that onto the mirror. I used painter's tape to adhere the paper to the mirror. 

For the eyes, eyebrows and mouth I cut those all out and used re-positional tape to adhere to the mirror.  

To create the ghost image I sprayed Krylon Frosted Glass (I purchased at Michael's with a coupon) and waited for it to dry. I then removed the tape and paper. I added a bit more texture to the ghost by spraying a little bit of the frosted glass onto a paper towel and dabbing the image. This created more of a mottled look.

The web frame around the image was adhered with a little bit of glue and then a black ribbon was added to the back for hanging.

8x10 Mirror - Dollar Store
Ghost - SKdigis
Web Frame - Happy Hauntings 
Krylon Frosted Glass Spray, Black Acrylic Paint

My Crafting Channel  Ghoul Times

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see all of your ghostly creations too!


Exploring Cricut Challenge Breast Cancer Awareness

Hi Everyone! Are you ready for another challenge at Exploring Cricut. Today our challenge is for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You can create a card, layout or paper craft symbolizing hope against the fight against this terrible disease. 

If you choose to create a card we are donating all of the cards we receive to the University of Kansas Cancer Center - Kansas City Cancer Center.  The staff sends out many cards throughout the year and would love the donation. Contact me if you would like to donate.

I decided to create a card to donate and chose the colors pink and brown. I cut out the 3 butterflies from the paper and popped them up on the front.

A2 card base
Papers - DCWV, Bazzill
Hope - Gypsy Wanderings 2.07"
Pop dots

Thank you for stopping by:) I'm looking forward to seeing your projects and I hope you decide to donate!


Friday, October 5, 2012

Happy Harvest To You!

Hi Everyone! It is already Friday and I'm not sure where the week went, but I'm glad I could work on a project or two to share. I had fun making this cute trio. There little faces remind me when my kids were young going to the pumpkin patch and so excited to be there. 

A2 card base
Paper - Crate Paper, Bazzill
Bumpkins Trio - Bugaboo Stamps
Sentiment - Peachy Keen Stamps
Copic markers, twine, brown ink

Catch The Bug  Seasonal/Fall Harvest
Card Makin Mamas Fall Theme
Crafty Creations Challenges Colors of Fall

Have a super weekend!


Thursday, October 4, 2012


Good Morning! Ohh, I love the fall! There are so many fun things to do like fall festivals, going to pumpkin patches, Halloween, Thanksgiving. Okay, you get the idea and I'm getting carried away. Today, I have image from SKdigis. This little guy is just so fun to color:)

I used Liquid Pearls for his fangs and Stickles for his eyes. 


A2 card base
Papers - Making Memories
Star and Dot embossed paper - D.L. Art (giveaway)
Little Devil - SKdigis
Sentiment - Bugbites
Copics, chalk, Liquid Pearls, Stickles, ribbon


My Craft Spot  Boo To You!
Party Time Tuesday Frightfully Scary
More Than Favors Fall Theme

Thanks for stopping by and have a fang-tastic day!


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

October Is Full Of Pink

Hi Everyone! It is that time again to start making cards for Breast Cancer Awareness. This little beauty was just created by Sonia at SKdigis and I think it is so pretty. I'm entering this into Celebrate the Occasion and Link Up For Pink.

A2 cardbase
Papers - Basic Grey
Image and Sentiment - SKdigis
Chalk, Copic Markers, black ink

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!