November 13, 2010

Welcome the Holidays

With only a week or so before the mad Thanksgiving rush... wow!!! I started making some ornaments...  Tell me what you think?  I love these and can't stop making them... in as many papers as I can find that will coordinate with my home decor this Holiday.

October 28, 2010

Happy Halloween everyone

Here is what my baby's daycare teachers will be getting... these fantastically easy to make little treat bags are just too cute.  I can fill with any treat I like and I made them last night.  In addition ... I made the covers for the individual chocolates... cute aren't they?

All the fun background is courtesy of MDS (My Digital Sudio) of course!!! I love using the software... it's loads of fun...   Ask me how you can get it and I'll even include a printed manual.
Til next time...

September 29, 2010

Valentines already?

Not really... just showcasing what you can make with the products now available in the Stampin'Up! Holiday Mini ... I love this little catalog that is just loaded with wonderful ideas and product!!  Always available 24/7.

September 28, 2010

Lots of Layers - Holiday Mini Swap Samples

Ok, so I can't wait to post these... here you go... my first card is a Valentines theme because I didn't think anyone would make one and I love this stamp set and I love my card... I hope you like it!!

My next card is a Christmas themed one... also lots of bling and I love it too!!!

All stamp sets are from the Holiday Mini, as well as the designer papers, and ribbons.  
Thanks for looking!!


And here they are ... TAH DAH!!!

Anne's creations... so pretty!!

Frances's all 3 holiday cards
 Can you see the pearly eyes on those bats!!! Love our little pearl accents.. they go anywhere...

 Jenn's beautiful Thanksgiving card

I love how JoAnn used the same color schemes, but differently... so pretty!!

Kim was in the spooky mood... cased from StampinConnection with many more layers and details!!!  Awesome!
Sharon's Winter cards... I love them!! So much in the texture of these cards... take a closer look by clicking on each one!!!

Shelley's happy Santa... I love love love all the DSP use!!! Great layout and color combo!!

Of course... Theresa's beauties... so intense in color and richness.. Ahhhhhhhhh... I love the holidays!

Ok, so Tina made me buy this stamp set... I had been eyeballing it for a while, but broke down with this cute card... I love it!!!

Another of Sharon's cards... I don't know if you can appreciate all the subtle bling here... she used shimmer white cardstock and then used the shimmer paints... Gorgeous!!

Thanks to you all lovely ladies for participating and making my holidays so much more brighter!!!

My baby turns 12!!

I can't believe my son turns 12 already... wow!!  So, this year he is getting a huge present for his Bday and a card I made for him...
I hope he likes it!!

Lot's of bling!!! Hope he's not embarrassed!!  LOL

September 25, 2010

Boo-k to Look!!

I had so much fun at my haunted manor workshop that I had to make some extra things to show off our decor elements from the Holiday Mini.. YOU TOO can make these and all elements are available 24/7 right here   

Just select the Holiday mini and see the Decor Elements on page 8... it's huge 24x12 approximately... well... you'll see here in my 16x20 frame how big the wording is... I love this stuff!! I made my frame based on a sample one that a talented Demonstrator on Stampin Connection made.. . I made some modifications and blam!!!  I love my frame.... 

 Book to look and again all items available except for the jar at the link above...

Inside the jar are little treat boxes made with the latest BigZ L die "Candy Wrapper" on page 10 bottom
It's so easy to assembly.. just  a little sticky on one side of the box and turn the end in towards the box... presto!!!
The lid is topped off with black grosgrain ribbon studded with Brads in coordinating colors and the stripped 1 1/4" grosgrain ribbon around the neck of the jar that looks like a collar tied on with the new peach parfait in a bow

Close up of lid before I had the book to look on it... but youget the picture
you can also swap out the lid covers... It'll be my trick or treat jar!!

Spooky Things Décor Elements 120909
Regular Price: $16.61
Preferred Price: $14.95
Holiday décor goes a long way to setting the atmosphere for fun, which is why our Spooky Things Décor Elements are a must have once October is on the scene. Apply them to walls, décor projects, or windows to put friends and family in the right mood for some bone-chilling, hair-raising good times.

■ Self-adhesive, die-cut vinyl images
■ Instantly add color and flair to walls and home décor items, such as picture frames, lamp shades, vases, and more
■ Creepy shapes and phrases ideal for Halloween décor accents
■ Crow is 7” x 7-1/4”
■ Set of 10

September 18, 2010

Spooky Mansion Class coming up!!


The Spooky Manor Class

I will be hosting a class to make this Spooky Mansion with some very lively ladies and friends!  Would you like a kit to make this Spooky Manor?  Let me know and I can arrange that, instructions and all embellishments!!... If you are interested in only the Manor itself... you can buy one here 24/7... just scroll down to the Home Decor Elements.. it's only $5.95!!! 

Here is a frontal view... but Oh My!!! You have to see the other 3 sides!!  They are way too cute!


This Manor comes complete with the coordinating Platform (I made this from scratch!!), spooky spider webbed Trees, flying distressed bats, hanging bats, peeking ghosts, spiders with jeweled eyes and sparkling smoke in the chimney!!!

Other views: 
Tricker treaters under my window and spooky bats hanging under eaves...

Spooky critters peering out of the dark room 

This Irridescent spider actually has two rhinestone eyes, but with the flash... they look like googly eyes.. they are truly sparkly..

Again...  my booing ghosts!!

The average time to complete... I'd say about 2 hours for an expert crafter and probably 3 for those who like to take their time... who says you need to rush?  We are well ahead of Halloween, but I'm starting just a little earlier because I have lots more coming.

Thanks for looking and visiting my site!
'til next time... happy haunting!!


September 07, 2010

Halloween Fun begins

Whether you are a fan or not, I'd love to receive this chocolate filled bucket anytime!!  I am using products from the Holiday Mini from Stampin'Up!  Available beginning Sept 1st...........DAY AFTER TOMORROW... Do you have your Mini in your hands???

I am really liking the feel of the waffle paper that you see her inside and around the little tin... it's very soft and pretty easy to work with... and the new lacy ribbon in black???? It's soooooooo soft... I love it.

You can order any of these supplies (except the bucket) 24/7 Online here

Supplies: (Items in Red font... are from the Holiday Mini catalog)
One tin or bucket
Wicked Fun Specialty Paper 117400 $11.95
1/2" Concord Crush Stitched Poly ribbon 119266 $8.95
1/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Basic Black 119261 $5.95
1/2" Lace Trim 120988 $5.95
Wicked Cool Stamp set 118738 Wood mount $19.95 or cling 120600 $14.95
Basic Black Ink: 101179 $5.95
Whisper White Craft Ink 101731 $7.50
Old Olive Stampin' write Marker100079 $3.50
1 3/4" Circle - Extra Large 119850 $16.95
2 3/8" Scallop Circle Extra - Large 118874 $16.95
Bitty Bat Large 119279 $15.95
Paper Piercing Tool 116631 $3.50
Dimensionals: 104430 $3.95
Snail adhesive: 104332 $6.95
Cellophane bags: 102210 6x8 $4.95 pack of 50

Add your choice of sweets in the bag... I used a Hershey's mixed mini bars pack... yum!!!

Hope you like it!!

August 25, 2010

LOL in full swing with new catty

I just was dying to watercolor this beautiful little witch... so here she is in full bloom on her pumpkin and surrounded by a colorful scallop circle on a dry embossed card front... isn't she just darling?   This is my swap card for my wonderful group of ladies on Splitcoast.

And here she is with the scallop...

And the final product!!

And for my next entry.. this so reminded me of the costumes my mom made for my older sister, my younger sister and me... we won a contest in San Francisco on Halloween... I have to dig up the pic and you'll see what I mean...

  And, this is what we'd look like together... LOL!!

 Hope you like them... Sandra.

Well ladies... I had time to swap out all the beautiful cards... here they are in random order... I did closeups of the details on some of them... I love the variety we got with this swap...lots of bright cards and some more serious, but all beautiful... thanks again for participating!!

Frances Hicks  
Are these not cheery or what???  I love the variety Frances!!  The Sunny Garden papers are one of my fav's and I love what you did with it... great color combo and layout...s ame for the Play date!!  FUN FUN and those itty bitty pearls on the bottom mushroom.. too cute..

   A closeup of the bling!! I'm loving the new rhinestones and pearls... 

Sharon's cards... I didn't get the wolf one... boo hoo!!  That's ok.. I love the aging technique in all these cards and this is one of my fav color combos...

Shelley's cards ... I love the layout of the flower card.. one of my favorite stamp and DSP's... I hadn't seen the lacy ribbon.. love it.... And, how about that crock??  He was hungry!!

JoAnn's... on a more serious note, but nontheless... gorgeous!!  Love the Amour card wth the red fireworks behind the Eiffel Tower... I know it's really not fireworks... but it works for me....clever cutting along the edge of the DSP ... love it.

Susan's cards... I love the brightness of these two... very different, but both very cheery.. gotta love all our new brads!!

Close ups... 

Tina's card... suttle bling... I love this.. the empty nest... or in this case... the empty cage.. clever!!

And finally Theresa's cards... 

 Closeups... check out the top of the cage!! Bling!  and this card tucks in under the phrase which is sitting on the lovely embossed layer...

More Bling!! Rhinestones next tot he gift bag and the delicate pearls as the butterfly body....