Saturday, October 29, 2011

Halloween Hauntings

I didn't get anything done this week due to a fun migraine. So I thought I'd share some of my Halloween decorations I put up new this year. Ideas all came from Pinterest pins, you can check out my boards HERE

~Frank's hair is made of felt, the rest is paper
~I wish I had a traditional mantle but I have to make do with what I have.

Could not get rid of the glare....just replaced my normal "Keep Calms" with Halloween printables

~Hanging bat-mobile on the chandelier ~Spooky mice on the stairs cut-outs from Dollar Tree

I still need to finish Halloween costumes but I still have a day and a half left =)

Have a great Saturday everyone!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Hot Wheel Thank You

When we were at the Hot Wheels convention, we attended the dinner there and it was in honor of the collector this year being it was the 25th annual convention. Anywho, they give out very limited cars and Diane Strauss (founder of the HW Newsletter) came over and gave my daughter her pink car! Ahhhhhhhh!!!!! Everyone at our table had their jaws open just flabergasted!

So I decided to make a thank you card and send some of the Hot Wheels coasters I've made as a thank you gift =)

I used the sketch at Card Patterns #138 for this one. The card is actually 3"x6" and the scallop circle was 5 1/2" (cut in half) the DSP circle is 5" (cut in half)

To make the scallop, I took the guard off of my corner rounder and made the half circle scalloped. Check out THIS post at Splitcoast for instructions.

Have a great Tuesday everyone!

{Paper} SU! Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Spice Cake DSP
{Ink} SU! Soft Suede
{Stamp} Tiny Tags
{Extras} SU! Jewelry Punch, corner rounder punch
, early espresso bakers twine, random ribbon

Monday, October 24, 2011

Three Little Pumpkins

Now this is my kinda sketch over and Clean & Simple this week! Less is more sometimes....

{Paper} SU! Very Vanilla
{Ink} SU! Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
{Stamp} SU! Button Buddies; Studio G Sentiment
{Extras} Corner rounder punch

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sketchy Flower

Another lazy Sunday here in SoCal. The Chief-Raider game isn't on here. I swear it's the only place in California where you can't see a Raider game unless they play the I am not a Raider fan....Chiefs all the way!

I've been getting some crafting in though, I've made some super cute Post-It holders I'll have to share later (they're drying now).

This card I made for the ESS #151 challenge. I love Tracy's sketches because, well, I just do....

Easy peasy and I even used the flower I made for another card last week but didn't end up using. Very cool =)

Sketch 151


{Paper}SU! River Rock, Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip, Spice Cake DSP

{Ink}SU! Chocolate Chip (to sponge edges)

{Extras} SU! Daisies #2 die, faux pearl

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Ooglie Eyes

So during my vacation I got a chance to actually accomplish some of my pins on Pinterest. Here is one of them.....

I saw the pin that led me to THIS blog by Valerie Durham. She created this oh so cute card and I knew I had to make one too =)

Have a great Saturday!

{Paper} SU! Whisper White, Basic Black, random scrapbook paper
{Ink} SU! Basic Black
{Extras} 1 1/2" circle punch 3/4" circle punch, random ribbon, SU! Top Note die

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Candy Corn

I love how candy corn is everywhere on the internet this time of year. Me, personally, I hate the stuff. It's gross, smells funny and tastes horrible but it sure is cute to decorate with!

I don't remember where I saw it at, either Pinterest or the SU! Demo showcase, but anyway I came across a card by Susan Carlson and it inspired my card. Click HERE and you can see her card as she gives you exact measurements to make your own candy corn! I made my candy corn into a simple banner with the word SWEET stamped below. To soften the edges, I just rounded the corners and VOILA a simple yet cute card =)

{Paper} SU! Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight
{Ink} SU! Chocolate Chip
{Stamp} SU! Sweet Shapes (retired)
{Extras} SU! Pennant Builder punch, Early Espresso bakers twine

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Christmas Workshop Stamp-a-Stack

Are you ready for Christmas?

Come join me and create 25 Christmas cards!

You will create 25 cards with 5 different designs.

When: Sunday November 6th
Time: 11 am
Where: Fillmore
Cost: $30
Please RSVP by OCTOBER 31


Card Pattern #137

This card perplexed me. Ever had that happen to you? I just kept looking at it and looking at it. I know I didn't add the embellishment flower-button thingy, but I just couldn't. Nothing I put there looked right so I just let it be.

Card Patterns #137 was my guide for this card. I do like how the border punch, which I think is supposed to be like notebook paper, looks like a fence =)

Kinda plain, but sometimes I like plain.....Happy Wednesday!

{Paper} SU! Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Ice Cream Parlor DSP (retired)

{Ink} SU! Peach Parfait, Old Olive

{Stamp} SU! Got Treats
{Extras} EK Success border punch, corner rounder punch, dimensionals

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Love Balloons

I'm ahead of myself! I used this weeks sketch at Clean & Simple #162 for my anniversary card to my Hunny. Our anniversary isn't until November but I'm always late making a card. Late as in that morning scrambling to put a card together. I know, horrible for a person who makes cards huh?!

I've been having fun playing around with my new texture plates. They do take some getting used to because every machine is different, but they are a fun tool that can make a big difference!

I paper pieced the balloons and used SU! dimensionals for more of floating effect.

Have a great Tuesday!

{Paper}SU! Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze Whisper White, Nursery Suite DSP (retired)
{Ink} SU! So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede

{Stamp} SU! Tiny Tags, Up, Up & Awayy
{Extras} SU! Jewelry Punch, Harlequin texture plate, dimensionals

Monday, October 17, 2011

Inkspirational Sunflower

I've been trying to use my dies that I have lately. They look pretty on my shelf but they make even prettier things =)

I played along with Inspirations Challenge #91 for my card this time. I sponged just the tips of the More Mustard petals with Early Espresso ink to make them pop a little. I also ran the Very Vanilla cardstock on top through the Pattern 1 texture plate for some added oomph. You can't really tell in the picture but the Pool Party strip was run through the crimper a number of times to give it a really worn down look.

Alrighty, it's Monday and my first day back.....cross your fingers I survive!

{Paper}SU! Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, More Mustard, Pool Party, Spice Cake DSP
{Ink} SU! Early Espresso, White craft
{Stamp} SU! Tiny Tags
{Extras} SU! Jewelry Punch, Pattern 1 texture plate, Daisies #2 die, crimper, Early Espresso baker's twine

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Some MOJO to get going

Well, it is Sunday and the last day of my vacation. But I have had an awesome week and a half off. We went to the Hot Wheels convention in LA, and spent the majority of the time just hanging out playing. I did manage to get lots of crafting time in though =)

I'm playing along with MOJO Monday 210 today

I caved in and ordered the new Spice Cake DSP. I. LOVE.'s such an awesome array of colors that just look awesome together.

{Paper} SU! Early Espresso, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla, Spice Cake DSP
{Ink} SU! Pear Pizzazz
{Stamp} SU! Small Script (retired)
{Extras} SU! Scallop edge punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, square lattice embossing folder, white baker's twine

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Test Tube Fun

Since test tubes are the latest rage I sent the hubby out in search of them last weekend. He did not disappoint and brought me back 3 packs of 'em! I had heard rumors on Pinterest of Martha Stewart having new test tubes out. The rumors are fact people! And I got the last 3 packs our Michaels had!

And just when I thought I was going to have to make my own tutorial for a test tube holder, low and behold the magicians at Splitcoast already had one! You can go HERE and get the deets (details) on making your own.

ENJOY and have a great Saturday!

{Paper} SU! Baja Breeze; Me & My Big Ideas Specialty Paper
{Extras} 1" circle punch