Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Thank You's and Witches Brews

Happy Halloween Everyone!  I hope your day is filled with frightfully good fun and treats galore!  What are your plans for the evening?  We are taking our little one trick or treating and this year she is a Tiger- with a capital T!  I am looking forward to having some fun tonight!

Today starts the whirlwind of the holiday season for us.  Halloween and then this weekend is my baby's birthday and then Thanksgiving and....well you get the idea.  We fly through this part of the year, but it is oh so fun.

I have two fun things to share with you today.  The first is the Witches Brew- ooooooooo!  These are a few little treats I made for her daughter and a couple of friends.  They remind me of little witch cauldrons, but pretty.  I had fun making these and they were super simple.  I know I got the idea from someone else's blog and I wish I could remember who to give them credit, but I can't. :(  Just know that the paper around the bucket came from somewhere else and if I ever find it again I will credit them for this fab idea!  So what do you think, do you like them?

Second I want to share the party favors we are giving out at my daughter's party this weekend.  She wanted a mermaid party, cute.  We are going to have a fun mermaid cake (not Ariel, just generic) and some other stuff.  These guys were fun to make and fill with rings or gold, sunglasses and some other booty. :)  The mermaid stamp is from Pink Cat Studio Stamps.  I just love Lily, she is so cute!  I made them all different different hair colors and tail colors.  I highlighted the scales with glitttery gel pens and what not.  (I tried to take a picture of the whole favor but I had to take this at night and the lighting was off and it looked horrible, this is the best I could do.)

Now I am not one of those people that think boys can't like pink and girls can't like blue... BUT I just knew that such a thank you favor with mermaids would not be COOL for a if!  So I did the boys differently and used the log and this fun Pelican from Paper Smooches Surf and Turf set (BTW- Paper Smooches is having a little contest to win some stamp sets, so check it out here).  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.  I think they turned out super fun and compliment each other well and I hope all the guests will be happy.  What do you think?

That's all for today, but I thank you for stopping by and hope you have a marvelous night whatever your plans!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Blog Hop

New PS blog hop, check out the cute, cute Raggedy Ann stamps!!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

You win some, you lose some

Right?  That is just how it goes.  Today I am feeling both at once.  Why?  Because I have a post for a challenge where I actually made the deadline and another for a challenge where I didn't.  What do you want first, the "good news" (the deadline I met) or the "bad news" (the challenge I missed)?  Well I suppose I'll give you the good news first.

Meet today's first card (aka the good news).  This card was made for this weeks Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge which features these colors below.  I tried to focus on the main colors but added some other in too just for fun.  I used one of my new fave sets Surf and Turf (yes...they are all my faves...).  I have to tell you I am loving all the different bright and pastely colors here and the new trendy paper from My Mind's Eye.  This was a fun card to make.

Meet today's second card (aka the bad news).  Now this card shouldn't automatically have a bad reputation, it really isn't the card's fault that I didn't make in before the deadline.  Don't take it out on the card, be kind! :)  This was for the Lawnscaping Challenges Texture Challenge.  What I didn't realize is that I made it about 3 days after the challenge ended.  Whoops, oh well.  This one has the fun little Critters Down Under (another fave set) from Lawn Fawn.  Again, more fun and trendy My Minds Eye paper.  I had fun making this one too.

I love both cards equally, good or bad. :)  What do you think?

Thanks for stopping!

Sunday, October 7, 2012


Hello!  Just wondering if you did any creating yesterday on World Card Making Day?  I did just a tad myself.  I made some fun little treats for my daughters Pre-K class for Halloween.  It is always fun to make stuff for the kiddos, even if you know they are going to have no appreciation for it and just want to rip it open. :)  Hopefully their parents can appreciate it for one minute before the tearing happens.

Before I show you that project I wanted to show you the card I made for last weeks Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge.  Now as I look at this picture again, I am not sure I accomplished what I wanted for the challenge, but I am still liking this card.  Of course you see the inspiration photo and it is a tree.  I didn't focus on the tree as much as I did the swirls and I tried to capture those in my fire.  This is a fun combo of some of my fave products!  Obviously Paper Smooches Stamps and one LawnFawn as well and then some great paper from Stampin' Up! which also captures the idea of a multiple colored tree.  Again, not perfect by any means but still fun. :)

Now that you've seen that I can show you my fun little halloween treats.   I hope you like my projects and thanks so much for popping by!  Oh and happy belated World Card Making Day!