Friday, October 29, 2010

Almost Halloween


Last weekend at the crop I hosted, I worked on some fun little Halloween treats to give to a few of my friends at work. I think they turned out pretty cute!!


I have had these cute buckets for a year or two. I am pretty sure I picked them up at the Target Dollar Spot.


I broke out some of my new PaperTrey Ink goodies (yes, I use products other than CTMH once in a while!) to make the tags—Tiny Treats: Valentines stamp set, and Mat Stack 1 die. PTI’s dies are to die for—LOL!! But seriously, they are the best dies I have ever used. Now I want them all!!!!!


Each bucket held a couple of Halloween pencils (Michaels), a Halloween band-aid (Michaels), a test tube (PTI) filled with skull & bones candy (Target), a cello bag ( filled with orange, green & purple M&Ms (Michaels), a sheet of monster stickers (Learning Palace), and……………..


a coffin (Michaels) filled with these cuties…………………….


Nutter Butter ghosts and…………….


Oreo mummies!!!! Aren’t these just adorable!!!! I have seen both of these cookie ideas several places on the internet and decided I had to try them out this year. I think they were a hit!

Have a safe & happy Halloween!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

October Rewind

On the eve of my second year of blogging, I thought it would be fun to revisit some of my favorite projects posted in Octobers past. I have seen this done on other blogs and I thought it was a fun idea! So without further ado:

October 2009—Happy Haunting card


October 2008—Boo! box with a *surprise* inside



Monday, October 11, 2010

A Cute Halloween Banner

One of my favorite websites is Two Peas in a Bucket. It is a great scrapbooking message board and gallery. I always find tons of inspiration there. I was looking through Halloween projects the other day and found this AWESOME banner (and since I don't have any new Halloween projects of my own to post, I thought I would share this one)....

Boo Banner 
It was made by this gal: Lori. Check out her blog--it is great! She has tons of fun project ideas and some great photography tips!!

On another note…..I have changed the date of the All-Day Crop and Grace Album Workshop to Saturday, October 23rd. Please register soon, as spaces are limited!!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

More Christmas Goodness


Here is another little gem I made for my Quality Swap Group. I learned how to make this cute gift card holder from my CTMH sister, Amanda Moore, at our team retreat in August.


I used the October Stamp of the Month again, and the Mistletoe Creative Basics paper. Bitty Sparkles and Mocha Opaques add the finishing touches.


The small flap inside is a pocket to hold a gift card.


For the first one of these I made I used the new Magnifique paper pack, and it is GORGEOUS!!! I will share it later on—I don’t have it embellished yet, but plan to use it for a birthday gift. This little project is so versatile & great for any occasion!

Friday, October 1, 2010

October Stamp of the Month


Are you ready to start thinking about Christmas yet? I find it hard to focus on it until after Halloween most years. However, Christmas and papercrafting are ALWAYS a good combination. And the new CTMH Christmas line, Mistletoe, is too gorgeous to ignore!

I had fun with this paper set for my quality swap group. When I completed this card, I wasn’t sure I was happy with it. It seemed too plain. However, I have learned over the years to walk away from a project I am not happy with for a few hours and come back to it later, and I often find I actually like it as is. Once again, this proved true. When I came back and looked at this card the following day, it had a vintage (50s?) look to it to me. This snowman from the October SOTM is just too cute!!


You can also see used on this card the new Licorice Opaques (pearls) Z1335, the decorative brad is form the Mistletoe Level 2 embellishment pack Z1330 (which is GORGEOUS!), and the colored Sparkles Z1326. The sentiment is from the set Father Christmas D1449.