Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Here's a card to wish you well on this day!  I totally CASED this from Jan Hoyt's blog.  I just love the little owl from the hostess stamp set, Warmest Wishes.  And of course to be able to just punch him out with the owl punch is an added bonus!  Only thing I changed was the Happy Halloween.  That's from a new stamp set in the big Idea Book called Delightful Dozen.

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Pumpkin Carving and Pumpkin Punching!

WOW, October has certainly flown by, I can't believe Halloween is in 2 days!  I have a quiet moment and thought I better get some posting done!

I have to share a few personal pictures.  My neice, Piper and my daughter Sage have carved pumpkins together now for a few years.  They love each other and unfortunately we don't get to spend a lot of time together even though we only live a city a part.  Life just gets in the way, but times like this make me think we HAVE to make time for the fun family times!!!

This first picture cracks me up, because notice Marley in the lower left hand corner??  He's totally absorbed in what the heck the girls were doing.  He sat like that the whole time they were craving.  Whereas his brother, Murphy really didn't seem to care.

Of course there was lots of messing around before the finished products were done.  You know, pretending to eat the guts of the pumpkins.  Feeding the pumpkin to the dogs etc.
But below is the finished pumpkins.  I really love this picture of Sage and Piper, no clowning, just their beautiful selves!

 And course because this is a blog about's what we made this month in some of my workshops.  I'm forever forgetting to write down where I found the idea.  But I get most my inspiration from SCS.  And a gal there was kind enough to do a tutorial on how to make the below pumpkin.  Of course its punched out with the 2 3/8 scallop circle punch.  You do that 6 times, score them in the middle and add a little inking around the edges.  Attach 3 of them together, so you have 2 halves.  Using sticky strip on both halves, put a paper clip in the center of one of the halves.  The branches are from the bird punch, you put those on the sticky strip as well.  Cut the bottom scallop off each half, put a penny on top of the sticky strip at the bottom, for weight.  Put the 2 halves together and presto! you have a great name place holder for Thanksgiving!!!

When my club gals saw this, they started going on about all the other great ideas you could do....if you had a buffet, place in front of each of the dishes.  Make them out of the ornament punch for Christmas, make them out of the Scallop Square punch like Christmas presents, etc etc.....they're so smart!

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Christmas Keepsakes Box

Christmas Keepsake Special Offer

The Christmas Keepsake Box is available for order from now until December 31, 2011 (or while supplies last). This box is an ideal gift, and is perfect for your papercrafting in time for the holidays. Unlike the original offer in July, this Christmas Keepsake Box does NOT include the Pines & Poinsettias stamp set. But you get everything else you!

Special Offer Details:
  • Orders can be placed as customer, workshop, or online orders.
  • There is no minimum purchase required.
  • The Christmas Keepsake Box includes written instructions, but the following supplies are not included that are needed to complete the project:
    • Pines & Poinsettias stamp set
    • Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker
    • Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker
    • Wild Wasabi Stampin’ Write Marker
    • Adhesives
    • 3/16" Corner Punch
    • Paper Cutter
    • Paper Snips
    • Needle
    • Glue gun
Item #NamePrice
129024Christmas Keepsake Box$19.95

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Witch's Shoe

I wish I could take credit for this but I can my last downline meeting, Roxanne Mandujano brought a show and share of her Halloween Class she did last month.  And this is one of the projects.  I had a hard time taking a good picture of it so here are multiple views.

She said she found the template online so I can't help you with that but I will do a search because of course we all started yelling out ideas of what other type of slippers you could make.
Princess slipper, Dorothy's shoe from Wizard of Oz (wouldn't that be cute with our red glitter paper!), wedding shoe, pink breast cancer shoe, etc.

She also had the class stamp in black stazon, the cello bag with spiders.  CUTE CUTE!!!

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Season's Greetings

I should probably save this one for my 12 days of Christmas but I just had to share today!  I had my downline meeting last night and this is a swap done by Donna Marcil.  How clever is this??  She used the stamp set Jolly Bingo Bits to stamp the JOY.  WAY cute and look she used the new 1" square punch.  And that new quilted ribbon out of the Holiday Mini.  Great job Donna thanks for sharing!

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Its a Wrap!

Here's one of the projects we did in my clubs last week.  Really super easy and everyone seemed to be WOW'd by it.  I sold 9 of these stamp sets, so I'd say yea, it wow'd em!

The stamp set is in the Holiday Mini on page 14 and its called It's a Wrap Holidays.  We used markers to color the stamp so we could get different colors.   Stamped on Avery Labels and wrapped them around a Hershey Nugget.

And of course the topper was made with the Big Shot and the Top Note and Spider Web Embossing folder.  Way easy and super cute.  Sage and I will be making these for her class this Halloween.

And don't forget, Stampin' Up! is running the deal for the Free Big Shot if you join the Stamp' Up! family this month.  Its an amazing deal!  Over $435 worth of product for only $175!!!

I would love for you to join my group The Craft Pots.  Go to my website: and to the join now tab.

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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Thank you!

I got this awesome card in the mail yesterday from my upline, Tara Bazata. I completed a challenge she threw out there during convention, this was my Thank You card.   I love love how the ribbon has become the petals of the flowers.  She's so creative! 

And now I must buy the stripes embossing folder!  I love how it looks on the background.  Thanks Tara!

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Punch Art and Apple Picking

Good Morning, Even though I LOVE to scrapbook, I never seem to have the time to do it!  Well, I had a workshop last night and one of the gals had requested a scrapbook page.  Oh my!  Haven't done that in a while but I'm up for a challenge!  So after looking around SCS and seeing many different things that inspired me (thanks to all the ladies who post over there!)  This is what I came up with.......if I do say so myself, I'm really proud of this page.  Can't wait for Christmas to fill it with pictures.

This picture doesn't do it justice, but trust me, its gorgeous!  I did a 6x6 to start with to show them how to do a progessive page.  I used Bashful Blue, Night of Navy and Real Red cardstock.
And of course our fantastic glitter paper!  I LOVE that stuff!.  My tree is made out of about 10 large hearts punched out and sponged with Bashful Blue to give them that "chilly" effect of snow on a tree.  I was bummed we don't carry a star punch any more and I didn't have the Big Shot star dies.  But I actually had an ah ha moment when I looked at the Boho Blossom punch! And of course the tree trunk is with the Modern Label punch.

To keep the snow away just a little longer we did do our annual apple picking day on Sunday.  It was a beautiful fall day, the sun was shining and I was with my little family.  Every year we go to The Apple Barn in Elkhorn.  Its one of the last orchards out there that actually let people pick apples off their trees.  We started this tradition about 5 years ago and we just love it.

Here's my artist picture taking!  I just love the cluster of apples within the tree.

Edwin and Sage always the hams!  Its hard to see Sage's face in the shadows but she has a half eaten apple in her mouth.
 Me and my girl!

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