Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween Treat Bags for Grandkids ~ 2010

Hi everyone!!  Hope you are having a wonderful weekend..  I had a little extra time today so I decided to make my little grandkids each a little treat bag..  I bought these die cuts last year from Creative Cuts and More for Savannahs Day Care class and I had 10 left over, so I decided to use up some of my "old stash"..  We  stamped "Trick or Treat" on all of 'em  last year, so I had to work around that...  Most of the die cuts are from October 31st except the strip that the black cats are standing on and that's Cuttlebug Floral Borders..  I added Rhinestones and Ribbon to Savannah's and that's pretty much all I did to 'em.. I also did this for the FABULOUS FRIDAY CHALLENGE over at Frosted Designs.  This challenge is to encourage us to use up the supplies we already have in creative ways!!  So if you get a chance, please head on over there and check out their new and improved website... They have something for everyone!!!  And that reminds me, be sure and check back here next Tuesday for my Sketch Along Tuesday debut ~ It's a cutie!!!
Happy Halloween to those of you who celebrate and I hope everyone has a wonderful day!!
Hugs to you all!!
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Friday, October 29, 2010

BEWARE (1987)!! SOUS Halloween/Fall Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone!! Happy Friday!!  Boy do we have a FUN sketch challenge over at Stuck On U Sketches!!  This week we have a 2 pager with a theme of Halloween/Fall..  Here is the sketch, and as you can see, plenty of space for your photos and embellishments!
Now, I know the sketch has four photos, but I chose to use just two. Mainly because that's all I had of the kids this year at Halloween..  Remember, you don't have to follow the sketch exactly,  just as long as you get your inspiration from it..   So, with that said, here's my take on it..

 I had a blast with this one. The photos are of my children on Halloween, 1987.  Levi was 7 and Amanda was 5, this was taken when we lived in Alamogordo, NM.  Don't they look scary???  This was not my daughter's favorite mask and she still tells me she needed therapy after wearing it...   I can't wait for her to see this...LOL

Here are the individual pages... You can click on the photo to enlarge it..

Left side

Right Side
I love the cricut die cuts from the October 31st cartridge.  I think they turned out awesome!!

Here are a few other challenges this will qualify for:
Crafty Creations Challenge ~ Halloween/Autumn
Dutch Dare ~ Halloween
The Corrosive Challenge ~ Halloween/Orange & Black
Little Red Wagon ~ Halloween
Cute Card Thursday ~ Transparent  ~ there is a total of 3 transparencies on these 2 pages..  The circle under the black Petaloo flower, and 1 over each photo....

 Here is the scrappy list of things I used:
Basic Grey ~ Eerie ~ Spider's Web
Basic Grey ~ Laser Cut Doilies
Bet Creation, Inc. ~ Mr. & Mrs. Glitter Die Cut (I cut the frame off used it as a frame on both layouts
Colorbok ~ Nocturne Transparency Frame
Heidi Grace Transparency Frame
Fancy Pants ~ Glitter Cuts ~ Circle Web Frame
Petaloo Flower
Making Memories ~ Ribbon
Cricut Cart ~ October 31st.
Prima Say It In Crystals
Thanks so much for dropping by and please check out the other fabulous layouts over at Stuck On U Sketches...  And then I hope you get inspired to play along with us, remember you have 2 whole weeks...  We would love to see your take on this awesome sketch and just look at the photos you can get scrapped!!!! 
Stop by anytime, I love to hear from you!!!
Have a wonderful day!!!
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Colten's Halloween Card ~ 2010 ~ Frosted Designs ~ Die Cut Challenge

Hi everyone, I told you I had some great news to share, and here it is...  (Drum roll please!!!)  I will be designing for the next 6 months on the Frosted Designs Sketch Team..   You really need to check out their new blog the first of November...  They have some major changes going on over there...  Not for sure how much I can divulge at this time.. So you better just keep checking in so you don't miss anything...   
So, I'm now designing for these teams ~~Sketches In ThymeStuck On U Sketches and Frosted Designs.   And I feel very lucky to be a part of each one..  Be sure and check out their blog for the current challenge..  You will see some pretty amazing layouts for sure..  We would love to see you play along!!   And be sure and check back Friday for my Stuck On U Sketches layout.. I had a lot of fun working on it and I can't wait to share it with you...
Now about this cute little card...   This is my last Halloween card for this year...  It's for little grandson Colten...  The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil and is called Kitty Kai ... but let's pretend it's a little boy dressed up as a little dog, okay... That's what Colten is going to be this Halloween, because he just loves doggies.... 
Here are a few other challenges this will qualify for: 
Frosted Designs ~ Die Cuts
A Spoon Full of Sugar~ Die Cutting/Punches
Creative Card Crew  ~ Lets Punch It
Simon Says Challenge ~ Punch Em'

Here is my scrappy list of things I used:
SU Basic Black CS
Gold CS
Graphin 45 Renaissance Faire Collection
SU Whisper White CS
Mo's Digital ~  Kitty Kai
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Three
Martha Stewart Garden Trellis Border Punch
Dress It Up ~ Leaf Buttons
Thanks so much for dropping by!
Have a wonderful day, and please drop back by anytime!!
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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Savannah's Halloween Card

Hi everyone!!  Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!  My son and his wife and Savannah and Colten have been here almost all week because their heat and air went out in their house and it was just too hot for the little ones to sleep there.  They tried opening the windows for one night, but everyone woke up all stopped up and coughing their heads off...  The allergies are off the charts down here...  So anyway they have been staying upstairs and really no problem at all..  I'm just not used to dropping one off at Kindergarten..  but we managed... They all went home yesterday to a very cool house, and I mean that literally. lol 
Anyway, here is the card I made Savannah for Halloween...  The image is from Mo's Digital Stamps and is called Halloween Witch..  Isn't she just the cutest!!!  I colored her with Copics and then at the last minute I want to make her look very old, so I crumpled the paper into a little ball and then added some distress ink...  I really like the way it came out, just hope Savannah likes it too...  The spider webs are stamped on with  SU Web Wishes Stamp and then the little spiders are rubons...

Here are a few challenges this will qualify for:
A Spoon Full of Sugar ~ Boo - Halloween themed
C.R.A.F.T. ~ Spooky
Charisma Cardz ~ Vintage
Crafts and Me Challenge ~ Halloween
Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge ~ Spooky
Dutch Dare Card Challenge ~ Halloween
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge ~ Things that go bump in the night
Meljens Design ~ Anything Goes
My Time To Craft ~ Ghosties & Ghoulies and Long Legged Beasties (Halloween Themed)
Ooh la la ~ Scary Stuff
Our Creative Corner ~ Color Challenge
Pile It On ~ Kid Themed Halloween
And here is my scrappy list:
SU Only Orange CS
Basic Grey~ Eeri Collection ~ Spider Web
Mo's Digital ~ Halloween Witch
Copic Markers
SU Web Wishes Stamp Set
Creative Imaginations ~ Iron Orchid Designs
Black embossing powder
SU Holiday Best Stamp Set ~ Sentiment
Prima Emma Multi Flower
Thanks so much for dropping by, be sure and check back soon to see Colten's Halloween Card...  Still have a few things to do to it...  Have a wonderful weekend!!!
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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Great Escape ~ Colten -- Sketches In Thyme No. 20

Hi everyone!! It's Thursday and time for "Team A" to play over at Sketches In Thyme!!  This weeks sketch is from Scrapbooks etc., and you can do so much with this fun sketch!! 
I turned it 90 degrees and just used one photo... and so here's what I came up with...  This is little GS Colten taken a couple weeks ago..  You can't really tell, but he has his big sister's boots on and his hat, and he is going out to the shop where the "big" guys are...  He is such a cutie!!!

Here are some closeups...
Here you can see some of my distressing and I fussy cut "Escape".  You can also see the Tim Holtz - elegant flourishes

More distress work, flourishes and some of the prima flowers..

Here is my journaling which I printed from the computer on Creative Imaginations paper..

And this is my handsome little GS Colten!!  Such a lovable little guy!!

Here are a few challenges that this layout will qualify for:
Our Creative Corner ~ 3 different kinds of embellishments

Here is the list of scrappy things I used:
SU Old Olive CS
g.c.d. studios ~ Georgia ~ Ella Blue Collection
BoBunny ~ Olivia Cameo Die Cut
Creative Imaginations ~ Melange  (I used both sides)
Jenni Bowlin ~ Vintage Black Bookprint
Prima Flowers
Tim Holtz Elegant Flourishes

Don't forget what you are playing for this month, a $10 and $15 gift certificate from Michelle's Scrapbooking!!!

I want to thank you all for dropping by and please check out the other Mavens..  And we would love for you to join us this week... If you do, remember to upload it over at Sketches In Thyme.. we love seeing your take on our sketches....
Be sure and check back to see what other crafty things I've been working on...  And I have some very exciting news to share with you in a few days!!
Have a wonderful day!!
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Friday, October 15, 2010

Cute (Savannah) ~ SOUS Challenge

Hi everyone!!  TGIF and do we have a fantastic sketch for you today over at Stuck On U Sketches....  This one is by pagemaps and just look at the photo possibilities with this one...
Actually this one was a challenge for me because of all of those photos.  I usually scrap one or two pictures at a time..  But then, that's what these challenges are all about, right.. Thinking outside the box!!   The photos I used are of DGD Savannah taken a couple of weeks ago when I was babysitting her and her brother (Colten) all weekend... We had a lot of fun, and I got some cute photos of them, but, you're going to have to wait for me to scrap 'em before you can see 'em!!  And I just love this gorgeous paper from My Mind's Eye called Lost & Found!!!!  It's so beautiful, so girly and so sparkly!!!  And it goes perfect with Savannah's pink top!!!  Here's my take on this weeks sketch,...

And here are a few closeups

This is the top portion of the Prima Flower layered on a Prima Vine.  Added the corsage pins and the silver locket.

closeup showing the locket open...

Here is the banner, shear ribbon and pearls.... And a MS butterfly.

This is the bottom layer of the Prima flower.  I folded it over, added a button and stickles...  You can also see some of the glitter that's on this beautiful paper!!

 And finally, here is another Prima Vine cluster and just look at that beautiful MME paper under my photos!! 

Here are a few challenges this layout will qualify for:
The ABC Challenge ~ F is for Flower

My Scrappy list of things I used:
Basic Grey ~ Cappella - which I traced and cut the scallops
My Mind's Eye ~ Lost & Found Market Street  (I absolutely love this stuff!!!) ~ Love  (I cut the scallops around the edge off of it so that I could layer it on the BG Cappella.
My Mind's Eye ~ Lost & Found Market Street ~ Adore  (Layered under the photos - love the glitter)
My Mind's Eye ~Lost & Found Market Street "Love" Title - half circle embellie.
My Mind's Eye ~ Lost & Found Market Street ~ "Princess" Glittered Accessories Sheet - banner...
Pink Shear Ribbon
Pearl Brads
1 -  Prima Grand Dame Jubilee Flower - taken apart and used 2 different places...
Prima Vine
Silver Heart Locket
Corsage Pins
Dress It Up ~ Button
MS Butterfly Punch
Making Memories Tiny Alphas
American Crafts Thickers ~ Glass Slipper- Glitter Puffy Letters
Please be sure and check out the wonderful layouts the other ladies came up with over at SOUS!!  I promise you, you won't be disappointed!!
And remember, you have 2 weeks to make your wonderful creation, and when you do, please upload it over here.   We enjoy seeing everyones take on the sketch!!!  
Thanks so much for dropping by and be sure and check back often!!! 
Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy this beautiful weather!!
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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Halloween Card for Grandson Zach!

Hi everyone!!  Just wanted at share a card I made for little Grandson Zach...  One down and two to go..   The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil Too and called "Bat Cat"... imagine that...  lol  Anyway I colored this cute image with copics and glitter pens...  I really do need to practice with my copics before it's time to make my Christmas cards, which is  just around the corner..... :o(  So not ready!!
This will also qualify for a few challenges out there:
Frosted Designs ~ Doodling/Handwriting
Fussy and Fancy Friday ~ Halloween
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Sparkly Glittery
Spoon Full of Sugar ~ Sparkle and Shine
Papertake Weekly ~ Favorite challenge from the past 3 years...  I chose September, 2009 ~ Black and White plus one other color...
Simon Says Challenge ~ Halloween

Here is the scrappy list of things I used:
SU Basic Black CS
American Crafts ~ Orange
The Paper Studio ~ Black & Cream Diamonds
Glittery Orange CS
Glittery Black CS
2 different kinds of ribbon...  1-Walmart  &  1-Hobby Lobby
Dress It Up ~ Pumpkin Button
Mo's Digi Image ~ Bat Cat
Glitter Pens
SU Black Journaling Pen
Thanks so much for dropping by!!
Have a wonderful week and drop in anytime!!
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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Lights, Camera, Action ~ Sketches In Thyme Challenge ~ WOW I'm the top winner over at Ooh-la-la Challenges!!!!

Hi everyone!!  It's time for another sketch challenge over at Sketches In Thyme.  And there is something very special about this weeks sketch..  Did I hear you ask why??  Well,  because it's designed by our very own Maven, Diana!!  Wow, and isn't it a beauty?!  You go girl!! 

I had so much fun working with this layout, and so will you... 
Here's what I came up with...  I am lovin' the grunge/distressed look of this layout of little GS Colten.  The photos were taken a couple of weeks ago.  His daddy just bought him that coonskin cap and he thought he was Mr. Hollywood..  I couldn't get him to stand still long enough for me to get any pictures..  These are about the only ones I got...  But they turned out precious!!

Here are a few close ups

I cut the star out of The Paper Loft paper and stamped it with the SU Flannel Plaid BG Stamp and then sponged the edges with black ink.  I don't know if you can tell but it's popped up on pop dots..  I layered the Bo Bunny Chunky Charm, SU Always Artichoke CS and then the cute photo of Colten. You can also see the film strip and the Bazzill cardstock strip, along with some of my distressing.

Here you can see those wonderful Creative Charms ~ Vintage Accents, Metal Frames which I added SU Always Artichoke CS which I stamped with the Itty Bitty Background Stamp in SU Always Artichoke Ink.  I cut the camera out of Bo Bunny and you can also see one of the Sticker Flourishes from EK Success, and of course some more distressing.

Here are the other EK Success Flourishes and you can see where I stamped the smaller circle with the SU Flannel Plaid Background Stamp in Black. 
And here is my journaling.. And more or the film strip and Bazzill cardstock strip.
This layout also qualifies for a few other challenges out there, which are:
Sketches In Thyme ~ Sketch by Diana
Ooh~la~la ~ Nothing Floral
Pollycraft Mondy Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Emma's Store Challenge ~ Get Ahead, Get a Hat
For Fun Challenges ~ Use something you have never used before ~ I've got a couple of these film strips and didn't have a clue on where or how to use them. But, I think this one looks good on this lo.
Scrap and Stamp Saturday ~ Anything Goes
If the Shoe Fits Scrap It ~ Don't Stress ~ Distress

Here is my scrappy list of things I used:
SU Basic Black CS
The Paper Loft ~ Now & Then Collection ~ I absolutely love this paper
           I Know
SU Flannel Plaid Background Stamp
Memento ~ Tuxedo Black Ink
SU Always Artichoke CS
SU Always Artichoke Ink
EK Success ~ Flourish Stickers
EK Success ~ Alphabet Stickers
Bo Bunny's Chunky Charms ~ Swirls & Brackets
Bazzill ~ Just the Edge Cardstock Strips
Creative Charms Vintage Accents ~ Metal Frames
SU Itty Bitty Background Stamp
Film Strip
Thanks so much for dropping by and you won't want to miss the other beautiful designs from the other Mavens!!  We hope you take the time to play along with us again tshis week.  We love looking at all of your amazing layouts!!  And if you do, remember to upload it so we can all see it...  Also, remember we have 2 wonderful prize for this month...
A $15.00 Gift Certificate and
A $10.00 Gift Certificate
both from Michelle's Scrapbooking & More!!  Wow, I wish I could play!!

and remember, the more weeks you play the more chances you have of winning!!
Good luck and take care!!
 Hugs to all!!!
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Friday, October 1, 2010

Uh Oh ~ Game Over ~ StuckOnUSketches

Happy Friday everyone!!  It's time for another fabulous sketch over at StuckOnUSketches.. This week we have a sketch by Becky Fleck~  and here it is!

I told you it was fabulous, didn't I!!

The photos were taken January 17, 2010, and just so you know, here's why we still have so many leaves in January....

Yep! This is where I live..  It's my little 25 acres of heaven on earth.... and yes, every one of these trees drop their leaves in the fall...  If Rick can't drag them off with the tractor and blade, well, then they just have to blow away!!! :o)
So back to my layout...  really the photos and journaling say it all on this one... 

Here's my journaling...

And here she is jumping and laughing and .. Uh Oh, what's this???

 A snake skin.....  That look is just priceless!!!!  And needless to say that was the end of playing in the leaves!! 
Game Over!

Here you can see my great big Prima Jewel "Bling" that I added over the "O" and some of the embossed leaves which are popped up for deminision..  You can also see the Tim Holtz - elegant flourishes and the glitter flourishes..

Here are some more of those wonderful spellbinders die cut leaves...  I love the embossing on these... I just highlighted them with SU inks..

Here are a few other challenges this will qualify for:
Incy Wincy ~ Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge ~ No Buttons or Bows
Totally Paper Crafts ~ The Great Outdoors
Scrap Your Crap ~ Use 10 different manufactures (Stampin' Up; Anna Griffin; BoBunny; Spellbinders; Cuttle Bug; Thickers; Sizzix-Tim Holtz Big Die; The Paper Studio Glittered Stickabilities; Prima Jewel; All Night Media Corner Punch.)
Scrap and Stamp Saturday ~ Embossing and some stamping.. - You have to look closely for my stamped leaves in the top left hand corner...

And here is the list of scrappy things I used:
SU Soft Suede CS
Anna Griffin ~ Gold paper
BoBunny ~ Cambridge Crown Die Cut
SU With Gratitude Leaf  Stamp ~ Look closely in the top left hand corner...
SU Old Olive
Spellbinders ~ Assorted Leaves
SU Really Rust Ink
SU Chocolate Chip Ink
SU More Mustard Ink
Thickers ~ Tinsel
Prima Jewel
Spellbinders Nestabilities ~ Labels Four
Spellbinders Nestabilities ~ Scalloped Ovals
Sizzix ~ Tim Holtz ~ Elegant Flourishes
The Paper Studio ~ Glittered Stickabilities
All Night Media ~ Decorative Corner Punch - large photo..
Thanks for dropping by, and please be sure and check out the other amazing layouts from the girls over at StuckOnUSketches..  After that you may just be inspired to play along with us ~ remember you have 2 weeks and we would love for you to join us!!  If you do, remember to upload it so we can all see it...
Be sure and come back and visit me anytime!!
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