Thursday, October 31, 2013
Happy Halloween Everyone! Not only is it Halloween, but I'm celebrating my 2nd blog anniversary! Oh My Goodness! I can't believe that it has been 2 years since I started blogging! This past year I haven't done as many postings as I would of liked to have done, but I'm going to try to do more this coming year!
Today, I would like to share a Halloween Envelope Card that I made. I used my WRMK Envelope Punch Board to create the 3" x 4" envelope out of a 6" square piece of design paper that I printed on a piece of Georgia-Pacific Card Stock using a Digi Design Paper from Jessica Sprague - Crystal Wikerson Designs Too Cute To Spook Collection. The Scalloped Frame is from Jessica Sprague - Echo Park Tricks and Treats Collection that I also printed out and fussy cut. The flourish that I stamped on it is a Craft Smart Stamp from Michael's. The cute little girl is from My Favorite Things - Pure Innocence Pretty Pumpkin Stamp Set. I stamped it on Cryogen White and colored it with Copics and Prismacolor Pencils. I paper pieced the blouse, skirt and bow with digi design papers from Jessica Sprague - Crystal Wikerson Designs Too Cute To Spoke Collection. The Happy Halloween is also from the Pretty Pumpkin Set. The October 1st is a Studio G stamp from Joann's. The Orange Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The Berries and Pumpkin Ribbon are from Michael's. The Leaves are from my stash.
I want to thank you all so very much for stopping by and leaving me all the sweet comments this past year! Each and every one of them are much appreciated!
I hope you have a wonderful day and a fun evening trick or treating!
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Hello Everyone! I hope you all are having a wonderful October! I can't believe that Halloween is only a couple of days away! My hubby and I planted 7 Sugar Pumpkin plants in the backyard and so far we have 7 pumpkins! 3 of them have already been cut off the vine and I am planing on making a pumpkin pie with one of them! I hope it comes out okay! I've always used pumpkin from a can, never from a real pumpkin before! I'll let you know how the pie turns out!
I would like to share with you a cute little Pumpkin Treat Container that I made. The sweet image that I used is a Heather Ellis Pure Innocence Digi. I printed the image on Georgia-Pacfic White Card Stock and colored it in with Copics and Prismacolor Pencils. I paper pieced the dress using Digi Paper from MyGrafico - Shery K Designs Daisies Collection and the pumpkin was paper pieced with Digi Paper from Jessica Sprague - Echo Park Tricks and Treats Collection. I embossed the orange card stock with a dot embossing folder from Cuttlebug. For the decorative border, I used a Die-namics Die. The flower and leaves are from my stash. The berries are from Michaels and the twine is from the Dollar Store.
Three little Sugar Pumpkins from my pumpkin patch!
Thank you for stopping by my blog! I'll be back soon with another Halloween creation that I have made!
Have a wonderful day!
Friday, October 4, 2013
Hi Everyone, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and my friend, Jacque Beddingfield, who is a breast cancer survivor, is the co-chair for a Party In Pink Zumbathon this weekend in her hometown of Hendersonville, NC. Jacque has taken it on as a personal goal to reach as many people as she can all over the world to raise money for the Cause and the Cure of Breast Cancer. This disease effects more than 1 in every 8 women all over the world and many men as well!
Please visit Jacque's Blog, Jacque's Joie de Vivre, to get all the details on how you can help her with this cause that is so close to her heart! Wouldn't it be wonderful to Stamp Out Breast Cancer for Good!
Speaking of stamping, I would like to share a card with you that I made for Jacque back in 2010. For this card, I used Fairy Dust Tilda, because I thought it would be the perfect image to send pink wishes her way! The Design Papers that I used are Pink Ribbon from Stemmar and Basic Glitter Paper from Best Creation Inc. I added flowers from my stash. The pink beads on the wire are from Michael's wedding section. They were on a long garland that I took apart. I bent them to look like vines and added a heart charm that I found at Joann's. I also used Petite Scalloped Nesties and an EK Success Arrow Slim Edger Border Punch.
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today and I hope you can take a moment to visit Jacque's Blog as well! I know she would greatly appreciate your support!
Sending Pink Wishes to All of You!
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Hello Everyone! I hope you are all doing well! My hubby planted some sunflowers in the yard at the beginning of the summer and the flowers bloomed a couple of weeks ago. Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers. They bring a smile to my face whenever I see them. Unfortunately, the sunflowers in my yard are already drying up, because of the very hot weather we having been here on the Coast of California. I'm really sad to see them go, but the birds are going to very happy to get the sunflower seeds sometime soon.
I would like to share with you something that I created with some sunflowers that I made. I used C.C. Designs - Sunflower Die to cut out the sunflowers from mulberry paper. I colored them using some chalk inks to match the Design Paper. I gave them a little shape using a ball burnisher from the McGill Flower Making Tool Kit.
For the Tag, I used Mini Tilda With Sunflowers. The sweet image was colored using Alcohol Markers, Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. The Design Paper that I used is from Creative Imaginations - Samantha Walker Tea Blossom. The flowers are from Recollections. The ribbon and twine are from the Dollar Store.
The Caddy was made using Sizzix Scoreboards XL Die - Bag, Caddy #657123. I cut it out of Chipboard and the Design Paper. I cut an extra backing piece out of chipboard to put in the caddy, because I didn't want the side flaps to show. The butterfly is from Making Memories.
Here is one of the Russian Mammoth Sunflowers in my yard.
Thank you for stopping by my blog today! Sorry it has been awhile since my last post.
Enjoy the last week of summer!
I'm entering the Tilda Sunflower Tag and Caddy in the following challenges:
Midweek Magnolias - #73 Autumn Colors Challenge
Marvelous Magnolia Challenge #44 Anything Goes
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Hi Everyone! Can you believe that we are halfway through the year already! Christmas will be here in no time! Before it gets here, I want to share with you today a Mickey Snowman Treat Container that I made this past Christmas. I made 15 of them for my hubby to give to his co-workers. I put together a Starbucks Cocoa Mix, Marshmallows, Chocolates and a Candy Cane to put in each container.
For the container, I used American Crafts Adobe Design Paper. I found a 25 sheet package at Tuesday Morning for only $1.99. I made the container using my ScorPal and ScorTape. I found the Mickey Snowman pattern at Disney family.com. I printed it on heavy card stock and cut it out to use as a template. I traced the snowman bodies and Mickey ears on white and black card stock. I made my own template for the arms and nose and traced them as well. I cut all the pieces by hand. For the scarf, I used Basic Grey Snowman Clear Stamp Set. I colored it with Copics and added Hero Arts Ultrafine Prisma Glitter. For the snowman eyes and mouth, I punched 1/16 inch holes in the snowman body template and used it as a guide to draw them in with a Copic Black Liner Pen. I added the rosy cheeks using Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. For the snowflake background, I used a snowflake embossing folder from Darice. The polka dot ribbon is from Target's Dollar section. I used the Martha Stewart Scallop Snowflake Border Punch to make the border.
Here's a closer look! I think they came out pretty cute. My hubby and everyone he gave them to loved them, which made me so very happy!
Thanks for stopping by my blog! I really do love hearing what you think of my projects!
I hope you all are enjoying the summer and staying cool. It is a hot one here again today in Southern California. Maybe if I sing some Christmas Carols and have a snow cone, I'll feel a little bit cooler!
Sunday, June 30, 2013
Hello Everyone! Sorry I've been away for so long! I hope that you are all doing well and are having a wonderful summer! Here on the Coast of Southern California, summer has started off with a big bang! We are having a heat wave with temperature in the high 80's, low 90's and it might even reach a 100 degrees today!
I want to share with you a little doghouse and tag that I created for a friend who just adopted a puppy! As you can tell from the pink design papers that I used that the puppy is a sweet little girl. To create the doghouse, I used a pattern from SVG Cutting Files. Since I don't have Sure Cuts A Lot for my Cricut, I just printed the pattern out on card stock and made a template. I glued a sheet of white card stock and the pink designer papers together using a Pioneer Photo Glue Stick to give the doghouse strength. I traced the pattern onto it and cut it out by hand. I put the doghouse together using ScorTape. The digi design papers that I used are from MyGrafico, Designs by Angie - Isabel Set 1 and 2. I added a little bit of crocheted lace that I found at Hobby Lobby and some pink ribbon from Michaels. For the cute little puppy, I used a Quickutz Die that I bought a few years ago - Dog #KS-0550. The pearl heart is from Wild Orchid Crafts and the little dog bone is from my stash. The "Puppy Love" is from Technique Tuesday - Dogs We Love Set #KDWL.
Well, I hope you like this little doghouse and tag! I know that I will be making them again. It was pretty easy to put together. I didn't take a picture of it, but the roof on the doghouse opens up so you can fill it with treats for a friend or their sweet dog . I filled the doghouse with some yummy Gourmet Cherry Heart Shaped Jelly Beans that I found at Target.
Thank you for stopping by my blog! I always love hearing from you and appreciate all your comments. I hope to be back again soon with another project that I'm working on.
Until then, stay cool during the Dog Days of Summer!
I'm entering the doghouse and tag in the following challenges:
Polkadoodles - Week 26 Challenge - Animals
Divas By Design - Pretty Pearls Challenge
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Hello Everyone! A big thank you to all of you who enter the Happy Spring Candy! I was so surprised to receive over 100 comments. Even though I'm giving one of you a little something, you all have given me so much more with your kind words! I also want to thank everyone who became a follower of my blog!
The winner of the Spring Candy is Ellen who wrote:
Happy spring to you too Suzan! This is a lovely surprise, so sweet of you! Keep my fingers crossed.
Congratulations Ellen! Please email me your mailing address before Wednesday, April 3, midnight PST. You will find my email address on the sidebar.
Thank you again to everyone!
Have a wonderful Spring Day wherever you are!