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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Pencil Pack Treats

I love Love LOVE My Digital Studio!
I created this great pencil pack treat by first
creating my own Digital Paper with a variety of 
fonts and Halloween themed words.

Once I printed the paper on colored cardstock, I cut it lengthwise to 2 1/8" wide 
(which yeilds 4 cuts on paper 8.5" x 11") and scored it at 7.5" and 7.75".

Then placing three pencils in the fold,
 I wrapped it with Chevron washi tape
and placed a Halloween Sentiment in the front.
This sentiment was stamped in StazOn Jet Black
Ink and came from the That's The Ticket Stamp Set.

Happy Halloween Y'all!

Halloween Purse of Treats

This year I found the most delicious candy corn - - -
S'Mores Candy Corn...yummy!

I decorated this food safe acrylic purse with DSP 
and cardstock elements created on my Cricut.

Then I created a tag for the purse with fun framelits 
and a label created in My Digital Studio.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today for a day of 
Halloween Sweet Treat posts.

Mini Chinese Boo Box

This cute mini Chinese takeout box was at the local craft store
and I thought it could be turned into a super sweet treat box
for this year's Halloween spooky visitors.

Layering a stamped image over a scalloped circle punch 
and placing it on top of Lucky Limeade Ribbon completed
this sweet treat favor for Halloween.

Enjoy a safe and sweet HALLOWEEN y'all!

Scary Pumpkin Patch

It's so fun when a simple treat like a Tootsie Roll Pop
turns into something more and that's the fun I created here.

Using the plastic from a $0.97 tablecloth from a party store
I cut 5.5" squares and punched holes in the center bottom.
I then put the pop stick through the hole and gathered it at 
the top securing it with floral tape to create the pumpkin stem.

I then popped the "pumpkins" into a cute bucket 
I grabbed at the craft store 
and pushed it into styrofoam ball 
with which I filled the bucket.  
Tying a quick Chevron Ribbon 
to the handle  and chalking a quick 
"BOO!" onto the chalkboard front 
made a perfectScary Pumpkin Patch!

Check back later today for other cute Halloween treats!


Halloween Moon

Sharing more Halloween fun - this card was part of
my 2013 Creepy Crawly Creations Camp.

Created with Crumb Cake Cardstock, a sweet 
Martha Stewart Halloween Punch 
and the Wicked Fun Stamp Set 
from Stampin' Up! this card features 
a Basic Black cardstock witch 
(cut on my Cricut) flying across a 
Harvest moon made of Polka Dot DSP.
All stamped images were stamped 
with StazOn Jet Black Ink.

Enjoy this sweet card and look for more
Halloween Goodies throughout the day.

A Pause from Christmas Countdown

.... to Share Halloween Treats!


These great Candy Bar wrappers are easy to create for both
Frank N Stein AND Wanda Witch...
The extra large bars are in the bigger covers and the 
regular size hershey bars are in the smaller version.

I used Lucky Limeade, Whisper White and 
Basic Black cardstocks for these great candy wrappers 
combined with a variety of circle punches for the eyes and eyelids.

Enjoy this Halloween Treat and look for more throughout today!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

More Photo Christmas Card Fun

Happy Wednesday Y'all!

As I continue my Christmas Countdown,
here's another fun photo Christmas Card
created with My Digital Studio by Stampin' Up!

Using elements from My Digital Studio and 
other digital assets I have collected over the years,
this fun Photo Collage Christmas Card came together nicely.

This and other photo card creations are 
available to you as you create
your Christmas Cards this year.
Email me for details.

AND...we have 56 days left until Christmas!  YAY!!
What are your Christmas plans this year?
(Leave your comments below)

Photo Card Christmas Fun

As my Christmas Countdown continues, 
today I feature another Photo Christmas Card
created with My Digital Studio by Stampin' Up!

These and other photo card ideas are available 
for you to use this year as you send your photo cards.
Email me for details.

Enjoy today's photo Christmas Card.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Christmas Countdown Photo Cards

This week I will be featuring several 
Christmas Photo Cards
created in My Digital Studio
by Stampin' Up!

These cards use a combination of 
images, fonts and background
from a variety of sources.
Some are Stampin' Up and some 
are those I have collected 
over the years as a paper crafter.

Each design this week (and others in my collection)
can be used to create your Christmas cards for this year.

Contact me for more info and leave 
a comment here to be entered in an end
of month drawing for free goodies.

Have a great day, y'all!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Fabulous Friday Recipe

I enjoy great movie watching parties with my
family and with that usually comes with fun food.

These easy Party Pizza Rolls can be
both fun to make and eat!

To Print:  
Right click on the image and open in a new window. 
Print on any printer and trim to 8"x 8"

Enjoy - - -and Happy Kitchen Moments Y'all!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Santa Tag It ...

I adore the Tag It Stamp Set from
Stampin' Up and love that it supports the
Ronald McDonald House Charities.

This cute (and simple) Christmas Countdown Card
was created with the Santa Tag in the set 
and was stamped on Whisper White Cardstock twice...
once in Real Red for the Santa cutout 
(which I popped up on Dimensionals)
and once in Early Espresso for the base.

The card foundation is Crumb Cake in color and the 
polka dot Real Red DSP came 
from the Brights DSP paper pack.
I notched the end to create a banner look. 
I then added a small lengthwise strip of 
Glimmer Paper  to the edge for holiday glitz!
The Ribbon added is 1/8" Taffeta Early Espresso. 

Enjoy and stay tuned for more
2013 Christmas Countdown fun!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Merry Little Christmas...

"Have yourself a merry little Christmas...."
Can't you just hear the melody in your head?

This simple and GREAT card was created with 
the Stampin' Up Merry Little Christmas 
Clear Mount Bundle
(that means there is the clear stamp 
sentiment shown and the
Simply Sent Card Kit) .

This bundle comes with all the elements needed
 to make 8 cards just like his one and includes the stamp.

I hope this will be one more fun card 
for you to enjoy in my 2013
Christmas Countdown.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Christmas Tree Merriment!

It's almost that time at my house....
everyone that knows me well, knows 
that my favorite time of the holiday season
is putting up the Christmas tree ...
And because I love it so much I like to put it up 
shortly after Halloween! (- yes I said Halloween)

It's because of the Joy Christmas brings that I love 
putting up that tree... its a reminder that there is Joy in
our lives because of the meaning of Christmas.

It's not simply about the presents under that tree...
it's about the One present God gave us in His Son
that we celebrate Christmas.

Enjoy this fun makes me think of the 
bright colored trees my girls put up for their children...
Created with the various Designer Series Papers 
punched with the Petite Pennant Builder Punch 
and stacked on Whisper White Cardstock 
for the fun colorful and funky tree topped with a star
punched from silver glimmer paper.

The fun layer of Coastal Cabana Cardstock 
is created with the woodgrain embossing
 folder and edged with the scallop 
edge punch and glimmer paper.
The cute "Merry" sentiment is stamped 
in Cherry  Cobbler Classic Ink 
on Whisper White cardstock and 
punched out with the Ticket Punch.

I hope you enjoy this 
2013 Christmas Countdown Creation.

Monday, October 21, 2013

REGISTER TODAY - Gratitude Gathering

Don't Delay - Register Today...Seats are filling fast!

2013 Gratitude Gathering is set for November 16th
at 10:00am.  We will create an beautiful set of Autumn projects 
and enjoy some delicious food (lunch is included) and a fantastic day together.

Register by clicking on the "Register" link in the navigation bar.
Reserve your spot early as seating is limited for this event.
If you would prefer to mail a check - contact me for details.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Merry and Bright...

As we continue the 2013 Christmas Countdown, 
enjoy another Triple Layer Stamped Card!

I love the way this wonderful card comes together quickly 
and will be featuring the TUTORIAL in November 
here on my blog in the {INK}redible Tutorial Section!

This card features: Whisper White Cardstock, 
Lucky Limeade Cardstock and Classic Ink,
Real Red Classic Ink,  Pacific Point Classic Ink,  
Ornament Keepsake Stamp Set, and Sassy Salutations 
for the Merry Christmas Sentiment. 


Friday, October 18, 2013

Fabulous Friday Recipe

Happy Friday Y'all!

This Friday our Fabulous Friday Recipe 
is for Fresh Pear Cake.

To Print:  
Right click on the image and open in a new window. 
Print on any printer and trim to 8"x 8"

Enjoy - - -and Happy Kitchen Moments Y'all!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Just BELIEVE - - -

The rule at our house at Christmas is
"you better believe or Santa won't come"...
Even our grown kids get in on Santa because it is 
the spirit of giving that brings joy!

However, no Christmas gift is sweeter than 
the one God gave us when He
gave His Son for us - that if we BELIEVE
we would have Everlasting Life!

It's for that reason this card has a double meaning for me...
the Amazing gift of the baby Jesus and the wonder of Santa
as the stockings are hung with care on our mantle.

This card is a wonder of layered stamping and has a 
beautiful look as it is put together.

Supplies used include:  Brushed Silver Cardstock, 
Real Red Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock,
Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Embossing Tool, 
Versamark Ink Pad, Embossing Buddy,
 Snowflake Soiree Stamp Set, Whisper White 5/8"
Organza Ribbon & Winter Frost Embossing Folder.

Look for a tutorial to be posted soon 
(most likely November 5) on this technique.

Enjoy today's Christmas Countdown idea!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Ornament Fun

Making an ornament 3D in fashion is a quick 
and easy way to create a fabulous card!

Using three different designs of Designer Series Paper (DSP)
- always using one light, one medium and one dark value of color - 
makes this card just right! 

To create the 3D ornament punch the ornament
3 times and score down the center of 
each punch from top to bottom. Glue together
to create the 3D effect and then punch 
a small hole in the top for 
silver thread.  Then add a beautiful bow to the 
top and place on top of the banners created 
from the other two pieces of DSP.

Add the sentiment by stamping in Versamark, 
adding Silver embossing powder and 
heat embossing for the fabulous holiday look!

Enjoy today's Christmas Countdown feature!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

REGISTER TODAY - 2013 Gratitude Gathering

Don't Delay - Register Today...Seats are filling fast!

2013 Gratitude Gathering is set for November 16th
at 10:00am.  We will create an beautiful set of Autumn projects 
and enjoy some delicious food (lunch is included) and a fantastic day together.

Register by clicking on the "Register" link in the navigation bar.
Reserve your spot early as seating is limited for this event.
If you would prefer to mail a check - contact me for details.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Home for Christmas...

This is a little bit of a spin off a Christmas card 
I did for Founder's Circle one year.

I love this Christmas lodge feel and the 
addition of Dazzling Diamonds on the
rooftop for the effect of snow, makes for winter wonder!

I love the Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White combo
for this Christmas Countdown Card.

I hope it is a card idea you will enjoy!

Make it a great day!

Enjoy - - -

Monday, October 14, 2013

Merry Heat Embossing!

I started working on a Christmas quilt years ago...
I'm now at the "must get it quilted" phase and 
I love the red and green combination.  
The Real Red and Gumball Green set on 
Whisper White cardstock make 
the perfect Christmas combo!  
Using the Daydreams Medallions Stamp Set, Versamark
and the white embossing powder 
I created the great floral patterns using heat embossing. 
(Look closely and you will see three layers 
under the "NOEL" sentiment.)

Then using the Floral Frame Framelits Dies 
and the Big Shot, 
I cut each layer and then stacked 
them together on Dimensionals.

The Noel Sentiment is from the 
Greetings of the Season Stamp Set and 
was stamped in Real Red and punched with a circle punch.
I added rhinestone on the curves of the "N" and 
on the first flower layer.

The Whisper White layer was embossed with the 
Argyle Textured ImpressionsEmbossing Folder.

(My apologies - this ribbon was in 
my stash so I can't tell you where it originates)


Friday, October 11, 2013

Fabulous Friday Recipe

This Friday our Fabulous Friday Recipe 
is Chicken Spaghetti.

At the recent Creepy Crawly Creations Camp,
I created this great casserole for lunch and served it
with a fresh garden salad and garlic bread.
We enjoyed Red Velvet Cupcakes and
Caramel Apple Cupcakes for dessert, too,
so stay tuned for those recipes in upcoming weeks.

To Print:  
Right click on the image and open in a new window. 
Print on any printer and trim to 8"x 8"

Enjoy - - -and Happy Kitchen Moments Y'all!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

More Joy to Share...

I adore the way the Cherry Cobbler and Soft Sky 
come together for this fabulous card.

The card foundation is Soft Sky and then 
a layer of vellum embossed with the 
Winter Frost Textured Impressions Folder 
was added for some great holiday detail. 
Additional Stampin' Up Jewel Rhinestones were used to draw 
attention to the center of the embossed snowflakes. 

I punched a small strip of Soft Sky DSP 
that I created on My Digital Studio 
with the Scallop Trim Border Punch and added 
rhinestones in each scallop.

The sentiment was stamped in Cherry Cobbler and
is from the Stampin' Up set Perfect Punches.

I punched it out with the scallop punch and used 
Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine to tie it to the 
Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding wrapped bow.

Stay tuned daily for more Christmas Countdown ideas....


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The Stockings are Hung...

Hi y'all!  Today in the 2013 Chirstmas Countdown, 
I'm featuring a cute card I made last year at one of the
Christmas Card Stamp Camps I held.  

It's one of my favorites as it features stockings. 
Stockings in our family bring such a joy each Christmas...each person 
is filled with excitement of giving and receiving as they 
place secret gifts into each other's stockings.

I think the textures created with the 
various embossing folders make the card...and about 
two years ago I really began to utilize the 
glimmer papers in various shades 
to make my designs "pop"!
Here you see the glimmer paper in silver 
at the top, heel and toe of the stocking.

The card foundation is in Cherry Cobbler
and match the seam binding ribbon behind the 
stamped and punched sentiment.  

Share what your favorite Christmas decor is in the 
comments below to be entered into my October Drawing.

Thanks for stopping by my blog this Wednesday 
and stay tuned for more creative ideas from my 
2013 Christmas Countdown.


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Merry Christmas

I hope you all are enjoying the Christmas Countdown for 2013.  
We have only 78 more days until Christmas and I am 
so excited to share a variety of creative ideas with you.

This card is simple and quick to create.
The layer was partially embossed with the 
Stripes Textured Impressions Folder from Stampin' Up! 
with a ribbon tied at the stopping point.
The Merry Christmas image was then stamped in Old Olive 
to match the ribbon and a stocking punched from the DSP 
and topped with Silver Glimmer paper.

The layer was added to the Whisper White card foundation 
with dimensionals...and a sweet and simple card was born!

Perhaps your hand penned message for the inside could be:
"May your Christmas be Merry and filled with His Joy!"

Stay tuned for more 2013 Christmas Countdown to come...

Enjoy your day!