Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween Treat Tins

Happy Halloween!! Today I thought I would share with you some spooky treats that I made for some very special Trick or Treaters!! I purchased some clear paint tins from Oriental Trading and thought that they would be perfect containers for some goodies...I started by using some Jeepers Creepers designer paper along with some scallop scissors for the front of the tins, then I added some ricrac and ribbon...I stamped a ghost, cut him out with my nestabilities and attached him with some black twine to the side of the handle of the tin...I used a pack of black and white letters that I purchased from Joanns to spell out "treats" on the bottom of the tins...For the lid I used my JustRite Monogram stamper to stamp out each one of the girls names and framed them out with my cuttlebug and nestabilities...I filled the tins with candy, pumpkin bubbles, stickers and some lime green shred...I hope they enjoy these spooky treats as much as I enjoyed making them!! I hope that everyone has a safe and Happy Halloween!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Happy Winter

Winter is almost here and boy has it felt like winter here the past few days!! Last night we had a frost warning and the temperatures got down in the thirties!! It never gets this cold this early in FLORIDA lol!! So I thought I would make a winter card...This weekends sketch challenge from Beate was the perfect opportunity to use my new Snowman for Peace set from Whipper Snapper...I just love this new set!! If you would like to participate in this challenge then click on the link above and submit your card to Splitcoast...The DP that I used for this card is from a stack that I purchased from Hobby Lobby...I used my cuttlebug and swiss dots embossing folder for the base of the card...I colored in the snowman with my copic markers and added a touch of bling with my crystal stickels...To finish it off I added some black brads and Polka dot ribbon...I just love the way that this card turned out...Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Fall is here!!

Today I thought that I would share with you a card that I made for this weeks sketch challenge at Splitcoast Stampers...I just love fall and realized that I have absolutely no fall-ish cards...So that was the theme I was going for with this challenge...I used my Loads of Love stamp set from Stampin up and some DP that I purchased from Joanns a couple weeks ago...I just love the truck image in this set and nothing says fall to me like a truck full of pumpkins!! I used my large eyelets and polka dot ribbon to embellish the card...For the sentiment I used my cuttlebug and nestabilities along with the phrase "Happy Harvest" from the accessories stamp set...I added some glitter to the wheels and bumper using my copic glitter pen and aged the edges with a sponge and my Chocolate Chip ink pad...I love the way this card turned and I hope that you all like it too...Thanks for stopping by and Happy Friday!! I will be back later with a card for the Taylored Expressions Weekend Skectch check back!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Birthday Cake Pail

Today I thought tha I would share with you a project that I made for a co-workers birthday...I bought some funfetti cake mix, some icing decorators, some candles, and some sprinkes from the grocery store and put them all in a clear paint can that I bought at Hobby Lobby... I decorated the can with some designer papers and cardboard flowers...I also added some ricrac, ribbon and raffia to the can and handle...I printed out the birthday cake instructions from my computer and added the sentiment "happy birthday to you" from my Justrite monogrammer....I just love my justrite monogrammer!! I hope she likes her Birthday Cake in a pail!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Pink week at SCS

Today I thought that I would share with you a card that I made for pink week over at splitcoast stampers...Since October is Breast Cancer awareness month they are collecting cards to send to an organization called Chemo Angels...Chemo Angels is a volunteer organization dedicated to bringing happiness to the lives of those undergoing chemotherapy...If you would like to learn more about this organization or donate a card, then please click on the link above!! This is the card that I am sending to them to bring a little sunshine to someone's day...The sketch that I used is from Beate's weekend sketch challenge and you can check out all the details of her challenge here...Also, the color combination that I used for this card is from this weeks Splitcoast color, olive and brown, who doesn't love those colors!! The main image is made up of some felt flowers that I picked up at a specialty store...I also used my nestabilities, large pewter brads, funky fibers and photo corner punch...For the faux stitching I used my mat pack from Stampin up and paper piercer...The polka dot paper is from a print stack that I found at Target and the sunshine sentiment is from Lizzie Anne Designs...I hope this card can bring someone a little sunshine!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

TECC38 New Baby Boy Card

Today I thought that I would share with you a card that I made for a Baby Shower that I have coming up...I also wanted to participate in the Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge this week, so I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to merge the two!! I just love the scetch this week and it works perfectly with the Wild About You stamp set from Stampin up...The rattle is a stamp set that I got as a hostess from the last catalog...I know Giraffes don't have blue polka dots but I thought that he turned out super cute anyways lol...I added three large pewter eyelets to the bottom of the stamped image and then used some funky fibers to complete the look... You know how I like funky!! The papers that I used were some that I have purchased over the years at various hobby stores and all the images were colored in using Copic Markers...I hope she likes this card!! Have a great weekend!!
If you would like to partcipate in Taylor's Challenge please follow the link below...

Friday, October 17, 2008

Merry Christmas card

Christmas is 69 days away and boy do I feel behind to help me get caught up I am trying to make Christmas Cards for all the Splitcoast Challenges...This card was one I made for last weeks Wednesday scetch challenge and yesterdays plaid challenge...I know my plaid looks more like argyle, but I thought it was close enough lol...I used some old Christmas papers that I picked up from Joanns last year and some extra fibers I had laying around my craft room...Also I had some tiny Christmas bulb ornaments that I thought would be fun to use...I love the affect that it added...The stamp I used is one from a couple years ago that I picked up on sale at Michaels...I colored in the image with Copic markers and added some Crystal Stickles to finish it off...I thought I would do something funky and add some scallops to the bottom of the card...I don't like symmetrical cards lol...Lastly I added some faux pearls to the scallops and the edges of the card...I really love how this card turned out and I hope you all like it too...Thanks for stopping by and Have a great Weekend!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Crabby Christmas

Today I wanted to post a card that I made for today's SCS198 Challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers....I used the crab and santa hat from the Crab and Company set by Stampin up...I added some simple embellishments and that was it....I just love how this card turned out!! Hope you all like it too...Thanks for visiting, have a good day!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Christmas Card Swap

Here are all the details of my Christmas Card Swap so head on over to Slipcoast Stampers and check it out!! If you would like to participate then Just leave a comment or send me an email to and I will add you to the list ASAP!!

This is a swap all about Christmas cards!! I love the Holidays, but things tend to get a bit busy for everyone during this time!! So I decided to host a Christmas Card Swap!! Happy Holidays cards, Seasons Greetings cards and Merry Christmas cards are acceptable but you are not limited to these themes....just as long as there is some sort of Christmas theme there.

Also there will be a PRIZE sent to one of you for the best Christmas card!! So make those cards good!! Trust will want to win this one!!

This swap is for full cards (4 1/4 x 5 ½). Please use at least 2 layers of cardstock. You may sign up for as many spots as you would like, but please make a different card for each spot. This will also increase your chance of winning the prize for best Christmas card.

5 + 1, You will not get one of your own back, so make sure you make an extra for yourself. The +1 is for the hostess.

Vendor Products:
No Vendor Requirements Stamping required somewhereA least one embellishments Please use good quality Cardstock, 2 layersRecipe allowed if you would likePlease make this card something you would want to receive!!

Swap Return:
Please have this in my hands by November 30th! I’ll swap them out within 48 hours. Any swaps received late with be mailed back without swapping (Please don't let this happen to you!!)

Mailing Instructions:
Please place cards in a zip lock bag for waterproof purposes. Write the name of the swap, your SCS name, and your real name on front of bag or on a piece of paper and place in bag. A piece of cardboard is also helpful to help keep the swap from getting bent during travel. I’ll send that back with your swaps

Swap return (*please be sure to include the correct amount of postage*):
Please include self-addressed stamped envelope. The amount of postage on your SASE should be the same amount used to mail it to me. Please include 2 additional stamps to insure enough postage on return swaps. Additional postage will be returned if I do not need it. Please do not send metered postage (it is only good for the date on the label) please send postage stamps. If you would rather use Priority mail, please include one $4.80 priority stamp and a self-addressed priority label. I will provide priority envelope.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Halloween Party Invitations

Today I thought that I would share with you a Halloween invitation that I made for a Spooktacular Halloween Party!! I stamped the scene on the front of the card using a stamp set from Taylored Expressions called Frightful Night...Be sure to click on the links above to check out Taylor's amazing stamp sets!! The second picture is of the inside of the card...The Halloween poem is a Steve Fluegge (my dad) original that I printed out on my computer...He has an amazing knack for that sort of thing... I hope everyone has a great weekend, & thanks for stopping by!!

Stamps: Frightful Night set from Taylored Expressions

Supplies: Lime, orange, and black print mat stack from Hobby Lobby, orange ric rac, black stitched ribbon, foam mounting tape, Copic markers

Tools: Spellbinders scalloped circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug machine, Stampin up Ticket corner punch, Slot punch, sponge

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Wedding Weekend

Today I thought that I would share with you a wedding card that I made for my cousin's wedding this past weekend (Congratulations Stephanie and Jeremy!!) The wedding cake image is actually a Vellum sticker that I purchased a while back at JoAnns...Don't you just love those shiny rhinestones on the frosting!! Since the cake sticker was pink and black, I decided to use a pink/black/polka dot theme for this card...I also added some faux pearl embelishments to the card since pearls were in absolutely everything in the wedding, how cute!!

The second picture is of the inside of the card...The vellum sticker is from the same set as the wedding cake and embelished with a crystal rhinestone...I love my bling on cards!! I added the sentiment to the inside of the card and finished off the front with some pink stitched ribbon...I hope they liked it...Thanks for stopping by!!

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