Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

I hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween! Here are the last of my Halloween cards.

And this one was made by my sweet little girl!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Halloween Stickers

I found the dimensional Halloween stickers used above (haunted house,bat,skeleton) at Michael's last year. Because the stickers are dimensional and so detailed they make a great focal point. Stickers are also quick and easy if you are mass producing cards! The sentiment on the first card is by Amuse and the "trick or treat" rub-on on the second card is by Imaginise. Cardstock and ink by Papertrey Ink and Stampin Up.

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Hello again! I had intended to post most every day in October, but some things came up this past week that needed attention, and the blog got put on the back burner. I am back tonight with a card that uses the PTI anniversay set called Everyday Classics. It is a cute set that is perfect for birthdays and everyday, and with a little tweeking, can also be used for Halloween! I used the teacup image, but inked only the cup part-omitting the handle and it became a bowl! I then stamped the cherry (omitting the stem) in a few different colors and then drew in the little triangles on either side of the cherries making them look like pieces of wrapped candy. I finished off the treat bowl with some adhesive rhinestones and added the spooky, green monster arm sticker (from Cosmo Cricket's Haunted line). I like how it looks like the arm is sneaking in and reaching for a piece of candy! The sentiment is from PTI's Spooky Sweets 2 and the patterned paper is by Bo Bunny.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Papertrey Posse October Parade of Blogs

As I mentioned before, I am the October hostess for the Papertrey Posse blog. For our Parade of Blogs challenge, I asked everyone to use their Halloween stamps to make a piece of home decor. Here is the inspiration for my project-the lable on my Bath and Body Works soap dispenser!

I used the idea of a haunted house to make this little wall plaque:

I used the house from Boards and Beams and stamped it on a piece of Smokey Shadow. I then used my gray (C1, C3, C5, C7) and black copic markers to color and shade some of the house. I then used a yellow and orange copic to color in the windows. It doesn't show up super bright, but instead makes it look like there is a soft glow coming from the inside of the house. I finished off the house by adding a little ghostie in the lower left hand window. I painted him on with my Shimmerz Blinz paint in Pixie Dust. Next, I stamped the tree from Falling Leaves (I masked it and only stamped part of the tree so it would be in better proportion with the house)and added the fence. The stars were made using Black Diamond Stickles and the bats are from Spooky Sweets. I just stamped them on shrink plastic, cut them out and shrunk them! I finished the project off with a sentiment from Spooky Sweets 2. I really like how this project turned out and I would love to know what you think!

PTI:Stamps-Boards and Beams, Spooky Sweets 1 & 2, Falling Leaves
Paper-Smokey Shadow, Summer Sunrise, Bitty Box Basics in Summer Sunrise.
Ribbon-Summer Sunrise
Making Memories:Black paint(scrapbook colors)
EK Success:moon and stars punch
Nestabilities die, stickles, shrink plastic, black adhesive pearls, copic markers, modge podge and shimmerz paint.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

100th post!

Do you know what today is? My 100th post! I have been blogging since February, but I still can't believe I am already at 100. Anyway, I have another card tonight using pieces from the Boo to You collection by My Mind's Eye. I just love the big eyes on the pumpkins and the bat, especially the largest pumpkin-he looks really scared!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Easy Decor

Last year I found this candle holder (already filled with a pumpkin pie scented candle) at Wal-Mart for a few dollars. They had them in several colors, but I thought the orange one would make a perfect pumpkin. I brought it home and added the fun little pumpkin face rub on by Stampin Up. Super simple and a fun little halloween decoration! Hmm... I wonder if they have some this year in white so I can make a ghostie?!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Smell My Feet

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Very simple card tonight. I cut a strip of patterned paper (halloween buckets from American Crafts), layered it with a purple mat and then a stone mat and adhered it to the black/white patterned paper (We R Memory Keepers). I then added the rub on sentiment (Stampin Up) and a few tiny, adhesive dome stickers to one of the buckets.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Count

Isn't this little vampire adorable?! He is from the Boo to You collection by My Mind's Eye. I thought he would go perfectly with the "blood donor" sticker by American Crafts. I finished off the count with a little jewel on his bowtie and paired him with some Halloween star patterned paper, also by American Crafts. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Bucket of treats!

For tonight's card, I used PTI's Boo to You set and made a Halloween treat bucket. I then added some little candy rub-ons from the Hallowhimsy line by Imaginisce. The sentiment is also a rub-on from the same collection.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Cutest little witch

Just a quick little card today. I used a sticker by Heidi Grace from a collection called Halloween. I mounted her on a piece of True Black cardstock so she would stand out and paired her with some houndstooth paper by October Afternoon. I then finished off the card with ribbon, some buttons and a bit of yellow floss. Very simple and easy card, but one of my favorites!
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Heidi Grace sticker
PTI cardstock and button
October Afternoon patterned paper
Basic Grey button
Stampin Up ribbon
yellow floss

Monday, October 4, 2010

Welcome to my laboratory...

Tonight I have a little project to show you that I made last year. I found the containers below at Target in their Halloween section. When I bought them, they were filled with candy and the test tubes contained some kind powder and goo. Most of it was gross (when the kids won't even touch it, you know it's bad!) so I dumped it out and repurposed the containers. I used PTI's Spooky Sweets 2 to make some vintage-ish labels and tags and then filled my containers with black feathers, spiders, eyeballs, a mini skeleton, and tiny bats. I think it makes a fun piece of Halloween decor and is very simple to make. I like to put little decorations all throughout the main part of our home and this one is perfect for the kitchen window sill. If you are interested in even more Halloween inspiration, check out the
Craft Critique's Halloween Blog Carnival!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Pink Pumpkins

I forgot to mention yesterday that I am the October hostess over on the Papertrey Posse blog. For our first petite challenge, I challenged the girls to make a Halloween card using the following colors: true black, plum pudding, hawaiian shores, and raspberry fizz. For my card I used the tree from PTI's Falling Leaves and one of the sentiments from Boo to You. The row of pumpkins is a stamp from the Blackbird collection by My Mind's Eye. I love that little row of pumpkins-for some reason it reminds me of the pumpkin patch from It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

While I probably won't use this color combo for anymore Halloween cards, it was fun to step away from the usual and traditional Halloween colors and try something new.
If you would like to play along with the Petite Posse color challenge, head on over to and check it out! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Let the Halloween Party begin!

Wow, I didn't realize how long it had been since I last posted. Anyway I am back now and I have a lot of fun Halloween projects and cards to show you. I am not sure why, but Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year to get crafty. I hope you will join me each day this month as I share something fun and spooky! Since I didn't get my act together yesterday, I will be sharing two cards today. So without further ado, let the party begin...

Both of these cards were made using pieces from the My Mind's Eye Boo to You kit (from last year). I love all the pieces in this kit, but that black cat is my absolute favorite! I also used stamps from PTI(faux ribbon), Amuse (sentiment) and My Cute Stamps (Oooga Boooga). Thanks for creeping by!