Thursday, October 28, 2010

Cloth pumpkin

 Hello everyone!!!  I wanted to pop in real quick to share with you the pumpkin I made.  I actually gave it away last night.  It wasn't my own idea, as usual.  I read about it on this blog and just loved it and knew I had to make one. 
I don't kow how many of you have heard of the Halloween tradition of "booing" your neighbors.  After 3 years of living in the same neighborhood we finaly got boo'd.  I was actually very excited and planned on making some homemade sugar cookie pumpkins to hand out.  After going to the website to print out some directions to go with my treat I realized that homemade may not be the best treat.
Instead I packaged up some candy and put this cute pumpkin with it.  Just for some more festive goodness.
I made this pumpking with muslin.  I stamped it with some pumpkin and leave stamps using all sorts of browns, reds, and greens, and a little bit of yellow.
The ribbon is Harvest Gold grosgrain ribbon.  The leaves I bought at the $1 section at Target.  The twirlies are flower wire I bought at Wal-Mart for $1.  A fun, easy, adorable, inexpensive decoration for you and/or family and friends.
I did plan on keeping this one but after getting boo'd I thought it would be neat to give it away.  Besides, we found out we will be moving sometime next year so anything I can get rid of now is less I have to have shipped to my new address.  I just wish I knew where that was.  Hopefully next month we will have some options.  Sometimes military life can be so frustrating  :)
Have a great rest of the week.  I do have some pictures from our church Halloween party so I might post a couple tomorrow but other than that I think I will see you after Halloween.  So, I hope you have some fun parties in your future.  Have a safe and happy Halloween.
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


This card was made using a SFYTT sketch I found.  I love how it turned out.  The colors, although Christmasy (sp) are just fabulous for any occasion.
I made this card for a sweet lady who reads my blog and is a regular.  I had a giveaway recently to help with the wedding invitations I was making (which I guess I am NOT making).
She was the only person to respnd so I sent her a Veggie-bella stamp, another Christmas/winter stamp set and some other googies.
I wanted to also make her a card to show her my apprecation for her comments.
I started with kraft cardstock matted with ripe avocado cardstock.  The pp is from many different companies and the stamp set is one of PTI's anniversary sets which I love.
Busy as usual so this is going to be all for today.
I did make those pumpkins I posted about earlier so as soon as I get pictures of it I will post it here.
Tonight is our Trunk-or-Treat party at our church.  The boys are excited to FINALLY be able to wear their costumes.  I will post a few pictures here as well.
Have a great week!!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

First Halloween decoration of the year

Hello everyone!!!  I am so glad to be posting here.  It has been wild and crazy and is promising to be that way for a while.  We have been enjoying some wonderful thunder and lightening storms.  Unfortunately the worst came in the wee hours of the morning and woke everyone in the house up, except my little man who slept right through it.  Thanks to all of the excitement it has made for 2 very moddy little boys.  One is taking a nap now, hopefully to catch up on some of that needed sleep, the other, at school.  I hope we can get them to bed early tonight to help with their moods.  With the storms though, it left us without power for about 5-6 hours yesterday which also meant no internet.  I am so glad to have it now, I didn't realize how much I rely on the internet to stay in touch with the outside world.
The base we live on isn't the greatest in terms of family friendly.  There are a lot of civilians that work here so they do cater more to the civilians.  I only say that because the base doesn't seem to believe in generators so not only were we without power so was most of the stores.  In fact, our grocery store (Commissary) and BX (Base Exchage, kinda like a wal-mart but much, much smaller) are still without power and are not expected to be back up until noon local time.  I hope they estimate is correct because I NEED some things from the store.  If it isn't open I will have to drive 15-20 mins to the closest town and hopefully be able to find what I need.
Anyway, enough of my ranting about the happenings here.  I was led to this blog and this wonderful, fun project.  I had jars, I had mod podge, so I went to the store and bought some festive tissue paper.
This is what I came up with.  I didn't have black felt so I figued I would just use black cardstock.  I think it turned out awesome as well.  I have another jar or two so I hope to make the Frankenstein and ghost soon.
I also have another blog I found here.  I plan to make these lovely pumpkins with a few alterations of my own to fit what I have to use.  I hope to have them done soon and posted shortly after.
Hope all is well in your world.
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Simple Birthdays

Hello all!!!  Today I am going to share with you the card I made for my Mother-in-law.  Yesterday was her birthday.  It was also my younger brother's birthday.  Now, all 4 of us kids are stair stepped, meaning we are all one year apart.  This will only last until December when my older sister and I celebrate our birthday though.
So, Happy Birthday Joan and Brian!!!  I am sorry we weren't able to celebrate with either one of you.
This card was made using a layout and basic style I CASEd from Dawn from Wplus9 here.
I just love the sophistication and simplicity of it.  I love the color combo I chose to use too.  I wish I could have used cream or rustic cream instead of white but I am out.  Dang it.  And now that PTI came out with 2 new colors this month I am afraid something is going to have to wait.  How I am supposed to keep up with all these gorgeous colors?
Okay so the base is scarlet jewel (a gorgeous color that I have not used like I should)  I matted the main image with white and ocean tides.
The main image was stamped on vellum using versamark ink and then embossed with detail silver embossing powder.  I used some stickles to dot the centers of the circles (Wplus9 Mendhi Medallions).
the sentiment was stamped with PTIs fillable frames #8 and then I just cut it out by hand since I don't have the cutting dye yet.  The sentiment is one I got from PTIs latest anniversary set.  Then I just used the smaller version of the medallion in SUs baroque burgundy.  Then just added some rhinestones and a button.  Oh yeah, can't forget the ribbon, that is a cheap-o walmart find.  The ribbon was wrapped around and then I used my bow-easy tool and used a dot to adhere it to the ribbon.
I also went ahead and decorated the inside using white cardstock and stamped the ribbon image on the side using ocean tides ink and then the medallion in SU baroque burgundy.  The "happy birthday" is from Inkadinkado birthday wishes stamp set.  I just love how simple and lovely it is.
I think that explains it all.
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Joy in card-making

Hello all!!!  I hope you had a fantastic weekend.  We actually got a LONG weekend and I am finding out it was out of the norm.  My son had Monday off from school as well as my husband was off from work.  It was a nice, kinda casual, busy weekend.  We have a lot of things we are trying to go through and get rid of.  Kinda like spring cleaning in the fall.
Today I wanted to share a card with you that I made for my husbands co-worker.  He is getting married next month and made a comment about a certain kind of invitation HE would like for the wedding.  It sounded like so much fun that I HAD to make one.  I finally got to it on Sunday night.

I started out with black cardstock and stamped polka dots with fresh snow ink.  The bottom half of the card is smokey shadow cardstock stamped in versamark with my scrappy cat flourish stamp.  The black ribbon is actually my fine linen ribbon that I colored black with my copic marker.
The sentiment was stamped with fillable frames #4 in fresh snow ink on enchanted evening cardstock (the wedding color is navy blue).
I also decided to do the inside.  I just used some simple rectangular cardstock in smokey shadow and enchanted evening and then wrote the sentiment with my white gel pen.  The coffin was had drawn using my gel pen on enchanted evening cardstock.  From what I hear it was a huge success  : )
This is sad to say but it was the most fun I have had creating a card in a LONG time.  Call me morbid if you want but it is what it is.  I am glad he like it so much.
Well, that is about it for now.  I do have another card to share so hopefully I will have that up in the next couple of days.
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Wedding invitations

Happy Friday everyone!!!  I am so happy to see Friday again.  What a long 2 weeks it has been, at least it feels like it to me.  How about everyone else?
We don't have any set plans for this weekend.  Do you guys have any fun and exciting plans for this weekend?
So some friends of ours are planning on getting married next month (it got bumped up thanks to the military).  That is the same thing that happened to my wedding.  My husband and I had a date set for Sept. 28th.  Then he got orders to Alaska.  Since we weren't married I wasn't part of his orders so we had to rush our wedding and do all the paperwork to get me on his orders and plan on our move and all the fun stuff that comes with that.
I was asked to make the wedding invitations for the wedding.  I didn't want to get too elaborate because I am not sure how many I need to make just yet and the time restrictions are going to make it difficult.
This is what I came up with as a rough draft.
I know the bride likes purple, as do I, so I looked for some nice paper I could use that had purple in it.  The PP is DCWV latte.  The cardstock is the new PTI color Fine Linen and plum pudding.
The flourish was stamped with my scrappy cat stamp and embossed with kaleidoscope embossing powder.  I just love the sparkle.  The sentiment was stamped with PTI's $5 set called Favor it Wedding and tied on with brown dmc floss to a button.
Now, I have a special treat for everyone.  Like I just said, this is a rough draft.  We are probably going to go shopping this weekend for some supplies to make more.  BUT I am not sure about the layout just yet.
This is what I am going to do.  Please tell your friends to come one over and take a look, leave a comment with an idea I can use to spruce up the layout.  I will pick a random winner to get a Veggiebella stamp that needs some loving and some extra embellishments I have but haven't used in a long time.
Okay, go to it, 2 simple steps to win some goodies.
Thanks for stopping by!!!