Monday, October 31, 2011

31 Day Countdown to Halloween continued

Sorry I didn't get these posted yesterday as promised.  I was having some computer issues.

Above is a closer view of the squares 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8.   Not all of the squares actually open. 
Then unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures of what is stamped inside of the ones that do open.  That's what happens when you are in a hurry. 

Above is a closer view of  the squares  3, 4, 5, 9, 10, and 11. 

Looking above is a closer view of squares  12, 13/14, 19/20, 21 and 22.

Looking above here is a closer view of squares 15/16, 17/18, 22/23, 24, and 25.

We are almost done!   So above is a closer view of squares 19/20, 21, 22/23, 26, 27, 28.

And finally we are at the end.
So here is a closer view of the squares  28, 29, 30.
Remember 31 is in the middle of the frame where the picture goes and
also where I forgot to put the 31 on the doors. 

Wishing Everyone a Happy Halloween !!!!!!!!!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

31 Day Countdown to Halloween

Hello ladies!  I've been busy trying to get the package off to the grandkids for Halloween.  Their package is due to arrive today, so mission accomplished.  I wanted to share what I've been so busy with these past couple days, besides being busy at work too!

It's the 31 Day Countdown to Halloween!  

I was pretty much done with things until I found this idea on Kim Assaly's blog.   You can see Kim's Countdown by clicking  ( Here )     I have been trying to find a 12 x 12 frame to do the 25 Day Countdown to Christmas, without any luck.  Thought about doing it on Canvas, but it just wasn't what I wanted.  Then I saw Kim's idea.  Woo Hoo !!!  Kim used the Stampin' Up Chunky Frame which was discontinued, but now is on the Clearance Rack.  It's perfect for this project and you can even have a picture in the middle of the kids with their Halloween costumes on.  So check out the Clearance Rack to see if the Chunky Frame is still available.  So I placed an order first so that I could make the Halloween Countdown and then next up will be the Christmas Countdown.

Here's how it starts out.

You take the Chunky Frame and then cover the front with Designer Paper.  The Pick Your Poison Designer Paper was used here.  You could also use the Frightful Sights Designer Paper too.  I covered all the sides and then the inside edge of where the picture goes.  Trimmed out with the Pick Your Poison Quick Accents around the window on the front. 

Then you start adding your 31 countdown windows, there are a few of them that do not open.  Some of the windows have two countdown numbers as this is the only way to reach 31.  The others are made with the Peek-A-Boo Frames Die.  With 31 being the Center Window. 

Stamp Sets used were Spooky Bingo Bits, 25 & Counting, Wicked Cool and I did use a couple of retired SU Halloween stamps.  Punches galore.  I was so close to my drop dead date to get their package in the mail, that I forgot to put the "31" on the doors to the picture window.  I didn't realize this until last night when I was looking at the pictures.  So I'll be sending that down to them. 

I will post some additional pictures showing close ups of some of the windows, hopefully tomorrow.
A big Thank You to Kim for sharing this awesome idea !!!

Thanks for taking time to stop by and check out my blog!!!

Happy Stamping !!!

Monday, October 24, 2011

October Stamp Club

I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend !!  Where has the month gone?  It's almost Halloween already, so I thought I better get the October Stamp Club projects posted.  We had a little of everything this time as I did all Halloween last month.  But I still couldn't leave it out all together.  So let's get started.

Here is a group picture of all 3 Make and Takes this month.

So first we have one of the awesome Frightful Sight Trio projects from Craft Project Central. 

Now doesn't that get you in the Halloween spirit! 
I certainly hope so.  You can check out my prior post ( Here )
Also you can check out Craft Project Central ( Here )
This is only one of the projects in the Frightful Sight Trio created by Heidi Boos.

Next we have a Gently Falling Thanksgiving Card that has a funky fold too! 

I LOVE the Gently Falling stamp set!!  So many possiblities.  And I love this Funky fold and wanted to give it a try.  The Simply Scored Scoring Tool makes it so easy too!  So why don't you give it a try. 

I started with Spice Cake Designer Paper  4" x 12"   Then using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool I took my Designer paper and scored @ 2", 6" and 10".
Stamp Sets:  Gently Falling, Teeny Tiny Wishes
More Mustard  2 5/8" x 2 5/8"and a Scrap for leaf
Pool Party  Scraps for Tag and leaf
Early Espresso Scrap for leaf
Very Vanilla  2 5/8" x 2 5/8" (for the greeting inside)  and a Scrap for Tag
Wide Oval Punch, Lots of Tags Sizzlet Die, Early Espresso Ink

Now I could try to tell you how to fold this card, but Dawn Griffith has an awesome video which shows you how to make the folding of this card so simple.  Check it out ( Here )
Thank You Dawn !!!

Since the promotion for this month is the Simply Sent Kits, I wanted to show just how easy it is to use these kits. 

We used all the Die Cuts for this card and then I added some Bling.   Perfect when you need a card and you don't have a lot of time.  LOVE it  !!

Now through Oct 31st,
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Thanks so much for taking time to stop by and check out my blog !!

Happy Stamping !!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

September Make & Takes

I know it's October, but I still trying to get caught up on my posting.  I have the Make & Takes from our September monthly meeting to share with you today. 

1st is the Stitched Stocking Card:

I think it's time for a new camera.   Sorry, this one is a little blurry.  But you can still get the idea.

Stamp Set:  Stitched Stockings, Christmas Greetings
Cardstock:  Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, and Whisper White
Ink: Versa Mark, Cherry Cobbler
Festive Finishes Pick a Pattern Letterpress Plate, Stocking Builder Punch, Jingle Bells, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon.

Next up we have The Sounding Joy Card:

This is such an elegant Christmas Card!

Stamp Sets:  The Sounding Joy
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Designer Prints Paper Crumb Cake
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler
Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding

And for the 3rd one, it's Paisley Petals Card and Matching Envelope:

This card was so easy and FUN to make.   We even got to make the matching envelope that Mary Fish creates for some of her cards.  Mary has a video on how to make the envelope on her blog - Stampin' Pretty.   Just click ( Here ) to see the tutorial.   Thanks Mary !!

Stamp Set:  Perfectly Penned
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke
Paisley Petals Designer Paper
Ink:  Always Artichoke
Always Artichoke Seam Binding

A quick but elegant Card, who wouldn't enjoy getting this in their mailbox! 

A BIG Thank You to our Leader Susan Campfield for sharing her creativity with us !!!

Have a Wonderful Weekend!!!

Happy Stamping !!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Pines & Poinsettias

Not much time today for posting, so this will be quick.  But I wanted to share my Swap card from our last monthly meeting in September.  I just love the The Pines & Poinsettias set in the Holiday Mini.  I was trying to decided on my Swap card and then saw this card on Tiffany Bauer's blog, it was on her Weekly Crafty Pick of the week and Becky Johnson is the designer.  I fell in love with how simple and elegant this card was.

So I didn't change a thing.                                                            

Becky didn't have a Recipe so I will tell you what I used:

Cardstock:  Whisper White      5 1/2" x 8 1/2"   Plus a scrap
                   Early Espresso      4" x 5 1/4" 
Run the Early Espresso cardstock through the Big Shot using the Northern Flurry embossing  folder.
Then run your scrap of Whisper White through the Big Shot using the Designer Frames embossing folder.
Stamp your Pines Cones in the center of the Frame on your Whisper White using the Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, and Garden Green Markers to color the stamp first.   Then I used the Petite Pairs - Merry Christmas in Early Espresso Ink on top of that.  Then tear around the Frame.  Ribbon is from the Holiday Mini - the 3/8" Quilted Satin Ribbon.  I used dimensionals on both the Early Espresso piece and the Frame to pop them up a bit.

Easy Peasy !!!

Thanks for stopping by today and make some time to do some stamping !!!

Happy Stamping !!!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Gently Falling Thanksgiving Loli Wreath

I'm so far behind in posting as it has been a busy couple of weeks.  So I thought I would start with my Gently Falling Thanksgiving Wreath.  These Wreaths are so beautiful and my camera just doesn't do them justice.

This is my third wreath.  I made this one pretty much the same way as I did my Frightful Sight Halloween Wreath.  I started with seven of the larger loli ( 2 1/2" ) and then I attached 2 of the medium loli ( 2" ) to the 2 larger ones in the center.  Then using 6 of the smaller loli ( 1 1/4") I attached those in between the larger ones.  You can view my Frightful Sights Halloween Wreath post ( Here ).

For the Gently Falling Thanksgiving Loli Wreath,  I used the Spice Cake Designer Series Paper.  The Spice Cake Designer Series Paper colors are such beautiful fall colors.  Soft Suede, More Mustard, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, River Rock and Very Vanilla.  Using the Gently Falling Stamp set I used Early Espresso ink and stamped some of the leaves on More Mustard, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz and Crumb Cake.  Then I cut them out and placed them on the wreath.  The Hand Penned Holidays was used for the bottom banner. 

This is a closer look at the Banner.  Let your imagination go wild by adding all kinds of embellishments to decorate the centers:  Spice Cake Designer Series Paper, Antique Brads, Spice Cake Designer Buttons, Baker's Twine, Glimmer Brads, Basic Jewels Pearls, Boho Blossoms Punch, 2 3/8 Scalloped Circle Punch, 1 3/4 Circle Punch.  The bow was made using the Soft Suede 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon.

I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend!

Thank You for taking time to stop by and check out my blog!

Happy Stamping !!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Witchy Long Legs

I'm sure that you've seen Witchy Long Legs all over the Internet, but who ever came up with this original idea just made my day!!  This particular one I saw over at our Stampin' Connection site.  Now this one was done by Sharon White.  You can check out here blog ( Here ) .  Sharon even has tutorial for a monkey and also Mr and Mrs Claus and the Witch.

I must say these are really FUN to make!!  I will probably be sending these down to the grandkids in their special package from Gram for Halloween this year!! 

So here is my take on Sharon's tutorial.

I just had to add some bling, so I made a necklace with the Basic Jewel Rhinestones and then she needed some on her shoes.  A girl's got to have BLING !!!!

Have FUN with this one !!!

Happy Stamping !!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Frightful Sight Halloween Trio

Today I wanted to share this cute project with you. 
I had so much FUN making this!!

Isn’t this just the most adorable sweet treat trio. It was designed by the very talented Heidi Boos for Craft Project Central. Please visit Heidi’s blog and check out her amazing talent. 

If you haven’t signed up for Craft Project Central yet then what are you waiting for. The projects are fantastic and the price just $10.00 for 10 projects (11 counting the bonus one) is just amazing.
I’d love to see some of the things you make using these great tutorials.

Thanks for stopping by today !!!

Happy Stamping !!!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Warmest of Wishes Treat Holder

I thought I would redo one of my fun projects from last year.  Last year I made this Treat Holder using the Wicked Cool stamp set.  You can see my the Wicked Treats post  ( Here )   So I changed it up a bit using the Warmest of Wishes stamp set.  I just love using the Dazzling Details for his mask!

Here is an Open view to show the Pixie Sticks inside.

Warmest of Wishes Stamp Set
Frightful Sights Designer Paper  2 3/4" x 3 1/2"
Cardstock - Basic Gray 12" x 3" score @ 1 3/4, 8 1/4
Basic Black 3" x 2 1/8"
Cajun Craze   3" x 1" ,  Plus scrap for the Scallop Circle
Tangerine Tango  (scrap for Owl's treat bag)
Very Vanilla  for the Owl (scrap)
Whisper White   (scrap)
Ink - Black Stazon
Owl Builder Punch, 2 3/8 Scallop Circle Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Scallop Trim Punch, 2 Basic Black Brads,  2 Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Dazzling Details, Square Lattice EB Folder,
Paper Piercer
Enjoy !!!

Thanks for stopping by today !

Happy Stamping !!!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Stampin' Up Promotions

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 Have a great weekend!

 Happy Stamping !!!



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