Friday, October 31, 2014

Great Impressions-Halloween Decorations!

Hello Everybody!

Happy Halloween! This week at the Great Impressions Blog everyone has been sharing their Halloween decorations using Great Impressions Stamps.  And now it is my turn! :)

This lil' pumpkin can stand alone or with a few more pumpkins.

I love making this pumpkins.  There are different sizes but I made the smallest.  You take a heavier scrapbook sheet 12X12 and cut it in half (6 inches).  Then you cut strips 5/8 wide.  (I always have to google a calculator to figure this out.  Then you hole punch each strip on each side.  Then you put a brad on each side.  The sides start to bend, and you fan out the strips.


This is a circle stamp here-and I turned it into a spider.  I drew some legs on it and gave it blue eyes.


Here are the goodies to go inside.  So this little guy is double duty-a decoration and a gift vessel!


Here is another picture of the pumpkin.


One more picture.  I used some tulle for the leaves and bendy wire thread for the vines.  I used the following stamps: E551 Too cute Pumpkins (I fussy cut one out from the pair), C406 Little Ghost, A134 Halloween Greetings, and E645 Retro Circles.


To get better directions you can view this Graphic 45 video.  :)

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Have a Halloween! Until next time my friends...keep craftin'! :)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Friday Favorites-Mini Albums

Hello Friends!

Over at Scrap It Girl we are celebrating Mini Albums for our Friday Favorites!  It's so hard to choose!

But 1 mini album stands out for me.  It's my December Daily from last year.  I think 1. because I finished it ;)  and 2.  I just love the cover.  There are stamps and paste and paint.  So fun!




Do you have a favorite mini album?  Click here to link up! :)

Until next time my friends...have a great night!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday Fun with Great Impressions Stamps!

Hello Everybody!

It's Friday so that means it's my turn over the Great Impressions Blog!  Today I am sharing 2 cute tags for Christmas!

Isn't this snowman soooooo cute?!


The stamps that I used for the front of these two tags are: A71 Snowflake Cluster  and E774 Snow Adorable.  For these tags I took a sheet of tacky red-line adhesive and put on side down on white cardstock.  Then I die cut out these two tags (from a Brenda Walton die/Sizzix).  I punch holes.  Then I took off the other protective sheet exposing the tacky adhesive part.  I poured a micro glitter over the adhesive.  Using Ranger's Archival ink, I stamped on images.  Then I colored the images with Copic Markers.

Here a full picture of the tags.  I outlined one with Red Stickles and the other with Ranger's White Enamel Accents.


I like to make usable tags at Christmas time.  So I stamped on the back B171 To & From.


Be sure to stop by the blog to see lots of Holiday inspiration.  You can also check us out on Facebook and on Pinterest

It's always so hard to believe that Christmas is on it's way again!  I hope everyone has a good weekend!  Until next time my friends...keep craftin'! :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Time for Gifts layout

Hello Everybody!

There is a new 1 page sketch at Stick It Down.  Go by so that you can see all of the lovely versions of this one sketch.  Here is mine:


Most of these papers are from a Recollections (Michaels) Christmas paper pad.  The papers around the picture-1 is a digi Echo Park that I printed out and the black printed paper is from K&Company.  The red foil brackets are Thickers.  And the Dear Santa is a cameo from Webster.

Here is a closeup:


Anytime I can use my hexagon punch is a good day :)  Here is the sketch--hope to see you there!


Until next time my friends...keep on scrappin'! ;)


Monday, October 20, 2014

Cute Halloween Card

Hello Everybody!

At House of Cards this month we are all about die cuts!  I'm on the Cute team so here is what I came up with:


This cute bear in a costume is from the Create a Critter 2 Cricut cartridge.  This cartridge is one of my favorites-there are so many great images!

The twine is Maya Arts, the word stickers are Tim Holtz, and the papers on the background and behind the bear are from DCWV.  

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope we see your card!

Until next time my friends, have a bear-ific day! ;)

Friday, October 17, 2014

Favorite Friday-Halloween Project

Hello Everybody!

Whew!  It's Friday (yay!) and it's time to celebrate our Favorite Halloween Project at Scrap It Girl!  (Double Yay!)

First let me say I love Halloween.  Second let me say I love most of what I make (LOL! I do!).  So to pick a favorite Halloween project-well I had it narrowed down to 3.  They are like my children!  So I chose this pumpkin.  I love this pumpkin because it's easy to make (if you like making punches) but is impactful.  I love 3-d paper things.


This is one of my faves too.  It's from Oct 2011.  That seems so crazy!  It's before my hubby bought me a photo box.  Ahh...my early days in blogging.  :)  It's a tri-fold display.  I used a paper bag as the structure.  The ghost is made from a target bag.  


Here are 2 more favorites.  I recently made this with Great Impressions Stamps.  I love pop out cards!


My last favorite is this card.  It one in a Moxie Fab Challenge.  I love these little trick or treaters by MME.  :)


Be sure to stop by and see the rest of the teams favorite Halloween projects.  And be sure to share yours!

Until next time my friends...This is Halloween! :)


Friday Fun with Great Impressions!

Hello Everybody!

It's my turn at the Great Impressions Blog to show you a creation using stamps from the Great Impressions Store.


I used these stamps to create this card:  E551 Too Cute Pumpkins and D330 Happy Thanksgiving.

I used a Tim Holtz Stencil (and that's his Crackle paper for the base).  I mixed So Safron Stampin Up re-inker with light modeling paste to create the spots.  I used Martha Stewart glitter around the circle.  (I really have been wanting to use glitter.  Yay!)  I colored to the pumpkins with Stampin Up stamps.

The sentiment-I cut out and put on the Tim Holtz mover/shaker shape.  Then I added 2 brads and pop dotted it.  

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I am truly thankful for you guys!  Thank you for the sweet comments also!

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Until next time my friends...let's get a pumpkin latte! ;)