Thursday, October 27, 2011

Fall Cards and Scarecrow Decorations

I just got home from my first Cricut Club Class, it will be once a month and I was so excited that I went ahead and signed up for the next 2 months.

In this class we got the cartridge Simply Scarecrow, to make this Fall card,

This fall Place Setting card. I'm sure I could come up with a dozen uses for this card.

and these 2 adorable scary scarecrows...I believe there are about 10 different scarecrows on the cartridge plus some words. (I think the scarecrows should be pushed further down in the gords probaby.

Overall it was a nice class, and was fun taking it with 3 of my very good friends!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Candy Gift Holders

I'm always seeing ideas or thinking up ideas to do with containers for the grandkids for different occasions...I started empting these Crystal Light containers and then saving them, thinking they would make something cute some Halloween is coming and I decided to decorate them for the kids for Halloween.

I took the empty container and took off the wrapper...tossed the lid in the trash.

Then I took Halloween patterned paper and cut to cover each container...I am bad about abusing adhesive...I use a lot...a girl wants to know that stuff will stick, long enough to give it away.

I made six treat extra for our cute little neighbor boy!

Then I decorated with ribbon and halloween left overs from last years treat boxes (What was I thinking, I forgot to put buttons and stickles on them)...put one package of Pixy Stix in each container, but wrapped them up in tissue paper first so the Stix wouldn't fall clear down in the bottom of the container...I thought they would look cute sorta sticking up there.

And now all finished I think they look pretty cute...and I'm sure the kids will love them...I'm just gonna let them pick the one they want as the come to the house...and will give the neighbor boy the last one standing!

Snowman Christmas Card

This is my 3rd Christmas Card that I made for a Swap that I hosted just this see the other 2 cards I believe I posted them back in January or February. I just love Christmas time and making cards and it works out really well to get the swap finished by the end of October so the girls can get on with the Season.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Fun with Letters

I was inspired to fill an empty wall, The original idea, using the big R and little g, came from Better Homes & Gardens craft ideas online. I thought using my husband's name and initials along with mine would make the creation a bit more personal. I found a lot of letters in my craft stash. Hobby Lobby had a great selection of letters: wood, metal, cork and composite. I did find the Scrabble tiles and racks at an antique store in Grand Rapids MI. Turns out they're not antiques but what a great find for my project. Oh, and the Dollar Stores - what a great place to find picture frames. A little paint, a little glue, a little paper, some frames and those damage free wall hangers make this an easy project!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Flowers Everywhere!

Flowers Everywhere!

Flowers Everywhere!

We received a Thank You and I just had to share because it's handmade! The flowers and polka dots just made everything so cheery. Each chocolate nugget in the tin had a digital printed sleeve with the words 'Thank You' in different languages. The tin wrapper was layered with a rectangle, scalloped edges, pleated flower, punched circle center and lots and lots of punched flowers with rhinestone centers. TO OUR DEAR FRIENDS banner was stamped and cut out.

The card itself used the flower paper and MORE punched flowers! Isn't the single brown flower the cutest?

Sunday, October 2, 2011


I'm getting ready to go to Las Vegas this week on Thursday for the 4th Annual Spraguefest.  What's a Spraguefest you ask?  It's a gathering of the Jessica Sprague community.  Jessica Sprague has an online website where you can take fantastic classes online...and the community is friendly and very supportive.  Jessica teaches digi scrapbooking, photo editing, hybrid classes and teaches classes on Photoshop.  This will be my first Spraguefest...and Tony is going with me.  We are going to be trading Artist Trading Cards (ATC) and I made two versions to share with the other crafters there.  I did not make the background papers....they are from a group of papers that were supplied for one of the classes were are doing in Vegas, but I did make the halftone brush that's in the background upper left corner.  On the back of each ATC I have put my name, user ID for the Jessica Sprague website, blog address and email contacts.  CLICK TO ENLARGE PHOTO