Sunday, October 31, 2010


I have had so much fun this year making Halloween cards!!  I must say this is actually one of the first years that I actually went all out and made cards.

Isn't he cute?  I just love him!!

I was blog hopping the other day and found the insturctions to make frankenstein on Sherrie's blog.  I used Ceorge and Basic Shapes and Storybook.  It was so easy and fun!!


Blog Candy!

I just LOVE CI Paints and would LOVE to share some with you!! How would you like that?

Blog Candy 1
Creative Inspiration Paints: Olive Green and Garnet (Seeing as though the holidays are coming these colors would be great for those holiday cards)
3 Sets of Mini Clear Stamps
Cuttlebug Folder "Candy Cane Stripe"
+ Other Goodies as I get them

Blog Candy 2:
A $5.00 Designed 2 Delight Gift Certificate to purchase some wonderful digital images of your choice!

Blog Candy 3:
A $5.00 Designed 2 Delight Gift Certificate to purchase some wonderful digital images of your choice!

This Blog Candy will last the entire month of October.

As a favor I would love if you would take a minute to please vote for me:

THANKS!!  I really appreciate votes!


Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!!  I hope you don't have too much of a spooky Halloween...but more of a sweet one! :)  I can't wait to take the kids trick or treating this afternoon!

It's the last Sunday of the month, which means this is the last chance to be entered in this month's drawing for some free CI Paints!  These paints are amazing!

This week's challenge:

Here's a quick, cute little card I made at a make in take while I was at the Mall of America and of course while I was making it, I was thinking how I could add CI Paints to this card!

I used Amethyst to cover the brad, Mango to alter the designed paper of the pumpkin and the tag, along with Fairy Dust to alter the tag.

These paints add some much to a card!

Can't wait to see what everyone creates!  Make sure to post your project to the CI Blog!

Have a wonderful Halloween!



CI Paints: Inspired by....the Pumpkin Patch
Cooking with Cricut: Halloween

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

Sawyer's first visit to the pumpkin patch was so much fun!  He probably could have spent hours searching for the right pumpkins!  He really enjoyed picking out pumpkins for everyone.

The pumpkin is a digital stamp from Designed 2 Delight called "Scaredy Cat" - I cropped the cat out.  I was having a hard time finding a pumpkin I liked for this LO and then thought about using a digital stamp and this was the first one to come to mind.

Have a fantastic day!


Blog Candy and Please Vote

Two days left to sign up for the blog candy I'm offering!

Also two days left to vote for me as a finalist in the Inkadinkado contest, I could really use your votes! Please!!



Friday, October 29, 2010

Designed 2 Delight ~ Laughing Giraffes

Another wonderful digital image from Faith at Designed 2 Delight!  This week's freebie are these two adorable laughing giraffes!  If you missed out on recieving this image as a freebie you can purchase it in her shop.

Here is the card I created:

When I saw this image I knew immediately who this card was going to!  I worked at a local gift store for many years and was in charge of doing all the displays, I truly loved my job!  Unfortunetly with the economy the way it was last year, they had to shop the doors.  Leaving me kind of lost, as I loved the job so much it was more of playtime then work.  I grew really close to the owners (Craig and Mary).  Mary has collected giraffes for years! I thought I'd send them this card!  I know she will just love it!

Have a great day!  Next week begins a new month, so make sure not to miss out on the freebie from Designed 2 Delight!  Her images are amazing!  I love working with them!!


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Got Candy?

Another cute Halloween card I've created!  I got this image as a freebie from Dustin Pike, I really like his images.  My little guy loves dragons/dinosaurs so he really liked this image as well.  I had to print one off so he could color it in too! :)

Isn't this digi cute?
I hope everyone has a great Halloween this Sunday!  I'll be taking the little guy out trick or treating for the first time! 


Doodle Dragon Studio: Halloween
Paper Playtime: Halloween


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Shimmery Blue Flower

I just love this cute little card!  The flower turned out so pretty! (I love flowers!)  It's too bad the end of the growing season is done here and soon all the flowers will be gone.  Can only now dream for next spring to be here all over again!

I made this card when I was at Scrapfest at MOA!

Have a great day!



Stamps: Hero Arts "Stencil Flower" (CG194), "Cling Dot" (CG139)
Paper: Mocha Cardstock, White Watercolor Paper, Eggshell Layering Paper
Ink: VersaMark, Broken China Distress Ink, Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink, Peeled Paint Distressed Ink
Misc.: White Embossing Powder, Pearls, Perfect Pearls

Feline Playful Giveaway!!

Karen at Feline Playful is giving away a wonderful package, check it out!

She is so wonderful enough to each day update her blog with all the current challenges!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Cute as a Bug!

This layout was made for me for Sawyer's album, but hadn't put pictures in it yet.  Finally I found some that worked as he's not in the bug stage yet!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Thank-You Cards

My little guy turned 2 so we had a birthday party for him, along with having a surprise 50th birthday for my mom! It was such a great party!

Just a picture of him and I, taken after he opened his presents!

I needed to make thank-you cards for all the gifts DS recieved! So here they are, each one is a little different.

I got this adorable digi image from Dustin Pike.  My little guy just loved it!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Zombie Card

Want a chance to win some Creative Inspiration Paints??  Each Sunday there will be a challenge posted on the blog.  You can be as literal or abstract as you like as long as it ties in with the theme!  You don't need CI Paints to participate, but if you have them we'd love to see you using them!  If you use CI Paints, you'll recieve two entries.  At the end of the month, we'll draw a winner and Molly will send you 5 jars of paint of your choice!

Use the Inlinkz to submit your project, we can't wait to see what you create!!

This week's challenge:
Nightmares...Inspired by the Spooky and Scary Stuff

With Halloween being right around the corner, this challenge shouldn't be too hard!

Here's what I made:

Zombies, Goblins, Vampires, Witches....They're all scary if you ask me!

Have a great day!


Creative Inspiration Paints: Nightmares....Inspired by the Spooky and Scary Stuff

Paper: K & Company "Tim Coffey Halloween Mat Pad"
Stamps: Inkadinkado "Fun Halloween Inchies"
Ink: Black Dye Pad, Inkadinkado Chalk Orange, Green, and Purple
Misc.: Orange Ribbon, EK Success 1" Circle Punch, 1 1/8" Circle Punch 1 1/2" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, EK Success "Chain" Edge Punch

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Scarecrow Teddy

Woohoo!  I was able to get some crafting in this morning!!  My husband has been gone for over a week and came hom on Thursday night, so I was able to have some quiet time this morning for myself.  And of course when I have free time, I like to be in my craft room!

Yesterday, Faith, at Designed 2 Delight released an adorable new set of digital stamps called "Scarecrow Teddy"!  What a great set for fall!!
I created this card with one of the digital stamps:

I found myself thinking I was crazy!  I haven't done paper piecing in awhile, so thought I would do that with this image!  The corn stalk was a little hard, but I managed to get it cut out.  I didn't paper piece the sunflower and crow as I had liked how I colored the crow.

I just love this cute little teddy!  I made this card for a sweet friend of mine that will be celebrating her birthday this week!  She just loves this time of year, so I found this card to be very suiting for her!

Have a wonderful day!



Baby Bud Designs: Fall or Halloween (Oct. 27th)


Size: 6.5" x 5"
Ink: VersaMark, ColorBox "Chestnut Roan"
Stamp: Leaves from HeroArts Set "Real Leaves", "Birthday Wishes" from SU Set "Garden Greetings"
Digital Stamp: From Set "Scarecrow Teddy" from Designed 2 Delight
Paper: Scraps
Misc: Orange Brad, Felt Leaves, Light Brown Satin Ribbon, Silver Metallic Decor

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Capturing Life's Moments

A layout for Ava's album.  "Capturing Moments" and the frame were computer generated in Word and I cut the word "Life's" from George and Basic Shapes.

I used the swirls from my favorite SU stamp set "Priceless" to add some accents to the page.

Have a wonderful day!


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Snow Friends

Great Impressions Rubber Stamps holds a wonderful challenge every month!  If you buy the current Stamp of the Month (SOTM) and one other stamp in the collection and then make a project with them and send them an e-mail with the supplies used and an image by the 20th of every month, you have a chance at winning the next months collection of stamps for FREE!! (That's 10-14 stamps)  How cool is that?!?!?

I love their stamps!  This month they had some really adorable Christmas images.  For more information check out their blog.

October's Stamp of the Month Program:

This is the card I created for the challenge:

Of course I had to make the snowmen all shimmery! :) 

After making this card I am so into the holiday spirit now!!

Have a great day!




Paper: Olive Recollections Paper, White Cardstock, Watercolor Paper, Red with Green Polka Dotted Paper My Minds Eye

Ink: Stampabilities Black, Stampin’ Up Riding Hood Red, VersaMark, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Peeled Paint, VersaMagic Tea Leaves

Stamps: Great Impressions Stamps Snow Friends (K92), “Dotted Snowflake Border” (F458), Joyful Penguin (C407) and Magical Holiday Season (E692), Hero Arts Gift For You – Merry Christmas (CL248)

Creative Inspiration Paints: Winter Frost, Orange, Garnet, Green Olive, Coal, Sky Blue

Misc: Zing! Embossing Powder White, Water Brush, Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive, Red, Green, Gold and Clear Gems, Stickles Diamond, Glossy Accents, Clear Shear Ribbon, Scissors, Paper Trimmer

Monday, October 18, 2010

Happy Birthday, Grandma!

A birthday card for my dear Grandma!

And of course I had to use some CI Paints!  I just love these little jars of shimmer!  They're GREAT! :)  I used Tutu Pink, Pink Highlights and Light Purple.

The stamp is from Great Impressions Stamps called "Spring Tea Cup" from one of their previous stamp of the month programs.

Check out the CI Paints Shop for all the wonderful colors of shimmery paints!  These paints are so versatile!  I believe they are a MUST have!  The shimmer adds such a beautiful touch to just about everything!!

 Have a nice day!


Ink: Black, VersaMakr, VersaMagic "Purple Hydrangea"
CI Paints: Pink Highlights, Light Purple, Tutu Pink
Paper: K & Company Floral Dream, Olive, White and PurpleCardstock,
Stamps: GI "Spring Tea Cup" (F440), Stampabilities "Swirls & Curls" (PR1002)
Misc: Bling, Martha Stewart "Doiley Lace" Border Punch, Eggplant Shear Ribbon

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Ava Letters

I picked up these paper mache letters from Joann Fabrics.  I wanted to do something different in Ava's room then what I did in Sawyer's room.  I just had bought some white wooden letters for his room as I didn't want something too girly for him.  Well if now having a little girl, they story is different!!

I used scraps of different paper to cover each of the letters. 

A = Pinks
V= Oranges
A= Purples

I really enjoyed making these and really like how they turned out.  I liked them without anything on them, but thought it would be fun to add some bling, shimmer, ribbon and  some flowers.

I used CI Paints to add shimmer to some of the pieces of paper.  (Unfortunately I don't believe this close-up shot really dose justice! Sorry!)

I used Tutu Pink, Fuchsia and Blush to add shimmer to the paper flowers which were white.
I then added some folded ribbon behind the flowers and bling to the centers!! Aren't they beautiful?
Have a wonderful day!


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Candy Corn Boxes

 I seen a cute tutorial on making witch hat candy boxes and then another lady take the idea and make them into candy corn treat boxes!

I thought they were adorable, so I had to do it myself!!
How cute are these?

The bats were cut from the new "Halloween" Designer Paper from K & Company.

I used a paint brush to add shimmer to a few of the embossed parts of the paper with Creative Inspiration Paints.  I used "Fairy Dust" (my fav!!) for the main bacground and for the tag (picture on the right) I used "Mango" and "Mellow Yellow" to color in the candy corn.

These cute boxes are so easy to make!

1. Cut white card stock to 4 1/4" x 11"

2. On both sides find the middle, 2 1/8".

3. Score at 5 1/2"

4. Score diagonally from the 2 1/8" mark to one side of sides where the 5 1/2" score mark came to. (Picture below) I used my paper trimmer to score as I found it made it easier.

5. Pre-fold.

6. Cut a piece of white cardstock 4 1/4" x 5 1/2", find the middle of it again and this time  actually CUT to the bottom corner on both side from the 2 1/8" mark to get a triangle. 

7. Then adhere strips of colored paper.

8. Trim the excess.

9. I then sent it throught my Cuttlebug.

The results:

10. Add CI Paints.  Or decorate it in any way you wish.

11. Punch a small whole through the top middle.

12. Weave ribbon through the holes.

13. Adhere the decorated candy corn piece of paper to the front.

14. Add a tag if you wish.

Pretty simple!

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Beautiful Rose for Breast Cancer Awareness

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month Faith came up with these great digi's!  Two sets and a single digital image.
"Hope and Dream" Set

"Beautiful Blessing" - This is this week's  freebie at Designed 2 Delight!  The face and flowers are combined digi's from the new set and a beautiful Irish Blessing in the background.

"Beautiful Life" Set

Aren't they great?  I had a hard time choosing which one to use.

 I decided to use the rose from the "Beautiful Life" set, as that is one of my favorite flowers!

I made this card for my dear grandma as she has faced breast cancer.  She just loved it! I've also known other people who have faced other cancers.  I just recieved a call last night from a friend that a great guy we had known (he actually was a pastor and married my husband and I) had passed away yesterday from his struggle with cancer.
If you missed out in the progressive challenge to get the freebie "Beautiful Blessing" or would like to purchase any of the new sets, you can get them in the Designed 2 Delight shop.

I also thought I'd post a picture of a vase of roses from my garden.  This will probably be the last ones I get to cut for the season.  Here's to all you lovely followers!  Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate your sweet comments.
The lighter salmon/pink colored roses are very fragrant!

Have a wonderul day and great weekend!