Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Spinner

Happy Halloween!

Here is the Halloween card I made for Cody. Hopefully, he finds it in his mess of a backpack today!

The spinner is one I purchased from the Silhouette Store, it's super fun to use. I just stamped some Halloween words from PTI's Friendship Jar Fall Fillers set and put together a simple card.

Sunday, October 30, 2011


I decided to BOO! three of our neighbors this year. Two got the above pumpkins filled with yummy candies and popcorn. A third got a popcorn bucket filled with much of the same candies.

I even put in some chocolate and candy corn....those things are hard to come by at this house! LOL

Here is a close up of the jumbo tag. I got the BOOd Poem from Paper Crafts last week. I just typed it into Word and then sized it for the tags. I used some fun papers too, love all the purple on these and the plaid is really pretty.

The stamps are PTI's Friendship Jar Fall Fillers; it has really come in handy this Halloween season. All the shapes were cut with my Silhouette machine, it's been getting a workout over the last few weeks.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Spooky Sweets

This is the box, filled with caramels, that I gifted Duke for Halloween. The box was free for a time on Lori Whitlock's blog a while back. I was thankful to get it, it's just cute, cute, cute.

The accordion flower is from Lori Whitlock too, got it in the Silhouette Store as part of an award ribbon ensemble. I used some plaid Halloween paper for the flower since the box colors are just plain cardstock. The sentiment is from PTI's Friendship Jar: Fall Fillers, again, it's been getting a workout this season.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween Treats

These tombstones were too cute not to make for Halloween. I just placed 2 mini KitKat bars in there with some glue dots. These were general office treat boxes(I made 15) .

The dp pumpkin (I made 2) were for Cody's teacher and her assistant. The other pumpkin (I made 4) were for some of the gals at work. Each has some chocolate inside.

All the boxes were cut with my Silhouette and then assembled. Super easy!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Bugs and Hisses

This week's sketch from My Time Made Easy, MTMEPPS33, is another keeper. I used some digi paper, Fall Foliage, for all the dp you see. The images are from A Spooky Surprise; I used a black glitter pen on the spiderweb for some sparkle.

Be sure to stop by the My Time Made Easy blog to see the sketch and to see all the other samples from the talented Design Team.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

No Fly Zone

I saw a project like this HERE and was determined to make one. I intended to hang this on my office door at work, but it was promptly seized at the Accounting Office. I left the raffia all wonky on purpose, I think it adds to the charm of the broom.

Here is a close up of the tag. All sorts of shapes from the Silhouette Store and some Martha Stewart Glow-in-the-Dark glitter.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sip & Savor

This was for the 2nd October Viva la Verve challenge. I used the same My Mind's Eye Lost & Found papers as yesterday's card. Love the soft and romatic feel of it.

I used Verve's Sip & Savor again, as well as Better With You; with shapes from the Silhouette Store.

I thought this qualified as shabby chic, and I really like it. Totally different from my clean, simple, layered style.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Little Cuppa

This was for the 1st October Viva la Verve challenge. I used Verve's Sip and Savor with some fun My Mind's Eye Lost & Found papers and shapes from the Silhouette Store. It's been a while that I have colored, so it was nice and relaxing to use my markers again.

I also appreciated the neutral color palette, this might even be able to pass as a masculine card....except maybe the scalloped shapes.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Autumn Is a Second Spring

This week's Freebie Friday was given out a few years ago and it's a goodie. Here are some of my previous samples using it.

Here I changed the color of the font to match my papers.

And here, I airbrushed it for a softer look.

Head on over to the PMS blog to snag it for yourself.

Thursday, October 20, 2011


This week's sketch from My Time Made Easy, MTMEPPS32, 'bout scared me outta my wits. But, when I saw the circles, I thought about pumpkins. I was going to make them Jack O'Lantern faces, but decided on a 3'd approach instead.

The sentiment is from Well Preserved, I thought it was a good accompaniment to the pumpkins.

Well, be sure to check out the MTME blog to see not only the sketch, but what the other Design Team members did with this sketch.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wishing You Were Here

For the 3rd October Viva la Verve sketch, I decided to make a fall card. I got so excited to use the rich colors of the season and haven't made very many cards with them so far. The dp is PTI's Autumn Abundance from last year. All of the elements for the card except for the border were cut with my Silhouette (with files from the Silhouette Store).

I embossed the upper circular element under the leaves; the acorn tops were also embossed. The sentiment, from Verve's Always on My Mind set, was stamped with chocolate ink and then adhered right above the ribbon.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Trick or Treat Mojo

Last week's Mojo Monday sketch, Mojo209, was a good one. I love circles and knew I had to play along. Plus, the ribbon treatment looked really intersting.

The wreath is from PTI, I love it! I wanted more of a Halloween vibe so I used some Halloween colors. The sentiment was embossed with black detail embossing powder.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Classroom Treats, Part 3

Here are the last of the treat boxes for the kids. This one is Frankie inspired- the name of this one is: frankie_tootsie_treat_box_C00121_30551 in the Silhouette Store

The googlie eyes make this project so fun, and that scar, and the hair too. Again, they are just tied with twine on the ends to hold in the 2 gumballs.

I am hoping these will be a big hit since I probably will be banned from doing them for class next year, he's just getting too old for it he says. In essence, it'last hurrah. *sniff, sniff*

Cody and I went to see Real Steel this weekend and we loved it! Of course, it doesn't hurt that Hugh Jackman is in it, LOL! Pretty awesome!

Friday, October 14, 2011

A Cup of Tea

This week's Freebie Friday is another I designed for the Freebie Friday feature on the PMS Blog. It's goodie, plus I love that scripty font alot. The shapes, except the scallop border and oval, are from the Silhouette Store.

You can head on over to the PMS Blog to get this word art for yourself and to see more inspiration from the Makeup Artists.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Stockings Were Hung, MTMEPPS31

It's Thursday, so it's time for a sketch from My Time Made Easy. This week we're doing a review of sketches 13-18. I chose MTMEPPS16 since I loved it the first time around.

I used some paper from Prima that's just perfect for the holiday season. I am trying to get a few Christmas cards done here and there so I can hand a few out.

I love this little stocking cut file from My Time Made Easy perfectly named The Stockings Were Hung. I embossed the stocking cuff and added a little jingle bell for some Christmas flair.

Please be sure to check out what the rest of the team did with their choice of sketches. Also, you will want to check out the DT call we're having. You can read all about it here.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Classroom Treats, Part 2

These are little bat treat boxes, bat_tootsie_treat_box_C00112_30551 that I found on the Silhouette Store. They are super cute and I think the 5 boys who get them will be thrilled with them. We chose different colored eyes for each and you can see that one pair of eyes is extra large. Cody and I were experimenting and thought those eyes look an awful lot like Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon. *Guess who wants that particular bat box?*

I just tied the sides up with twine, added the eyes and called it a day. I think they turned out great and can't wait to hear what the kids have to say this year.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Classroom Treats, Part 1

I have 3 Halloween treat boxes for Cody's class, I have split them into 3 blog posts, so you'll have to stay tuned. These are for the girls in his class. I used the 3-d pyramid box from the Silhouette Store, then just used a large circle for the brim. These boxes were designed with a tab and slit closure, plus perforations for the that! Makes assembly a snappity, snap, snap, snap!

Here's the name of the box since I can't provide a link: 3d_box_C01111_20509

I used some paper from Little Ninja Designs, perfectly priced and perfect for Halloween. I thought I'd use polka dots for all the hats and black for each brim. I love them!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Happy Fall Y'all

This week's FTL161 sketch was one I couldn't pass up. I have been wanting to use these cut files for some time and this sketch was perfect for them. I cut them in two complementary colors and then grounded it with some off white and a touch of green.

The sentiment and leaf image on the sentiment panel are from Color It: Autumn which was released last month and is available in rubber and digi versions.

I have taken a day off from work today. We have no Post Office delivery or banking today and since most of my job revolves around those two tasks, I opted for a long weekend. The remainder of my vacation will be in December, so it's nice to have an extra day today.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Monster Mash Blog Hop

It's October 7th and while we aren't having a release, we still love to have the hop! This month the focus is on monsters. Paper Makeup Stamps has a whole section dedicated to these creatures and you'll see quite a few of them on your way through today's hop.

I'm using Flubu monster with the sentiment that comes with him. He looks just miserable, doesn't he? I tried to channel Julie Lacey by not coloring my image and I'm not sure I have mastered this technique, but I'll keep trying.

The papers are digital papers I found on Etsy (I'll link later); I wanted a Halloween-y Get Well card for Duke's aunt.

The linky list is below, so you can get hopping! Be sure to stop and see all the inspiration we've got for you today. In honor of the hop, all the monsters in the store will be on sale for 15% off for one week. Use the voucher code MONSTERHOP to apply these savings to your shopping cart.

You can hop on over to see Paige, she has something monstrously cute to show you.

Thursday, October 6, 2011


It's Thursday and that means another sketch from My Time Made Easy, MTMEPPS30. I flipped the sketch again this week so that I could use the new Beautiful Baubles set with the new Candy Claus papers.

The ornament ensemble uses three pieces from the set; the ornament, the topper, and the bow; it was all put together in PSE and then printed. After it was colored, I put tons of Frosted Lace Stickles on it. The paper was also sized for the card; makes for less waste.

Be sure you stop by the My Time Made Easy blog to see more inspiration using this fun sketch. You'll also want to see the sketch itself and learn how you can be entered to win this month's prize.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Happy Birthday Kristiana

I made this super cute box to house a lovely necklace for my sweet little friend, Kristiana- she's my friend, Barb's, granddaughter, and just as sweet and cute as they come.

I cut the box out and then stamped a daisy from Verve's Grateful Elegance (?) with VersaMark. The pink ribbon was an RAK from Amy (thanks again), I thought it was perfectly fluffy and totally appropriate for this gift....Kristiana is over the top girly!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Happy Halloween

I loved the sketch at the JUGS blog this week (JUGS104), so I decided to play along. I have been itching to make some Halloween cards this year, so that's what I did. The dp is and older BG, Eerie; still love it though.

The bat and notepaper elements were cut with the Silhouette, both files are available at the Silhouette Store. The notepaper was embossed using a woodgrain emobssing folder from HL.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Congratulations on Your New Addition

This is another card I was asked to make for a family that recently welcomed a new little girl. Admittedly, I don't make very many baby cards since most of my family members are well past that point in their lives. But, it's nice to have the opportunity to make them now and then.

The sentiment is from Paper Makeup Stamps and the small image stamps are PTI.