Monday, October 31, 2011

My "Mischievous" Coffin Treat Box

Happy Halloween everyone!! Hope everyone is having an excellent day with spooky Trick o Treat delights.

This is my Monday post for the Pumpkin Spice Blog. I've gotten so many amazing Halloween papers and embellishments from Shop Pumpkin Spice this fall. I've been loving using them on every one of my posts this month!

My Mind's Eye "Mischievous" 6x6 paper pad : found here for $4.19.

Happy Hauntings Cricut cartridge : coffin treat box cut
My Mind's Eye "Blackbird" brads
brown chalk ink
black cardstock

Be sure to stop back everyday to see the amazing posts by the wonderful design team ladies at the Pumpkin Spice Blog.

Final Post for FCCB Challenge #84 : For the Birds

Happy Halloween everyone! This is my last post today as a member of the FCCB design team. Sad sad day. I have had such a wonderful time creating with this amazing group of ladies. I have loved commenting on all the wonderful entries and seeing such a wide variety of crafts and blogs. Thank you to everyone at FCCB! This has been a wonderful experience.

This weeks challenge at Fantabulous Cricut is For the Birds : create a project with a bird (turkey) or something to do with a bird (birdcage).

Even though it's Halloween I am looking forward to our next holiday - Thanksgiving.

Fancy Pants "Oct 31st" 6x6 paper pad from Shop Pumpkin Spice
Create a Critter Cricut cartridge
My Mind's Eye "Blackbird" brads from Shop Pumpkin Spice
My Mind's Eye "Playful" twine from Shop Pumpkin Spice
Tiny Tags stamp set and die cut
brown chalk ink
white gel pen

We'd love to see your creations over at Fantabulous Cricut. Thanks for checking out my card. And a big thank you again to the gals at FCCB - I had a blast with you all!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Happy Birthday Paper Pad Giveaway!!

In honor of my birthday I am giving away a fabulous paper pad. To win this paper pad just become a follower and leave a comment about your favorite birthday memory.

My Mind's Eye "Mischievous" 6x6 paper pad

This is a short giveaway! I will be announcing the winner on Halloween! So let all your blogger friends know. Happy Halloween everyone.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Happy Hauntings "Flying Witch" card

Happy fall everyone! My kiddos are getting so excited for Trick or Treat. It's the first year they both really understand what's going on and are excited to wear their costumes. Mom's excited too for some great pictures and times with my kids.

I created this "flying witch" card for my aunt! Happy Halloween!!

Fancy Pants "Oct 31st" 6x6 paper pad (found here at Shop Pumpkin Spice)
Happy Hauntings Cricut cartridge
Glossy Accents
woodgrain embossing plate from PTI
Copic Sketch marker G21 Lime Green
white colored pencil
black pen

I am entering this card in a blog challenge.
Bitten By the Bug 2 : Use the Happy Hauntings "flying witch" cut

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Winner of the Fancy Pants Paper Pad

I am happy to announce the winner of the Fancy Pants "Oct 31st" 6x6 paper pad.

Drum roll please.......

Tanya said...

My favorite thing about Halloween is decorating the house! My second favorite holiday! Thanks for the chance to win! :D

Congrats Tanya! Email me your address.

Thanks to everyone who participated. I loved reading all your favorite Halloween traditions. They were hilarious.

Monday, October 24, 2011

"The Magic of Oz" Mini Album

This is my Monday post over at the Pumpkin Spice Blog. Check back everyday for amazing crafty inspirations.

I have purchase so many Halloween papers and crafting supplies I am forcing myself to do only Halloween projects until the month's end. Thankfully Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! I am continually inspired by this season.

I made this mini album by taking 5 sheets of paper from "The Magic of Oz" 8x8 paper pack from Graphic 45. I cut each page at 6" by 8". Then I scored the paper at 4". Then I folded each paper and stacked them in book form, punched two holes in the spine and strung some black ribbon through. Instant book.

I cut out the large 4x4 tag from the paper pack. Then I cut another tag from the Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge measuring 3" by 4 1/2".

I finished the book by adding lots of black ribbon to the ribbon spine. Done!! I am hoping to take some fantastic Halloween pictures this year to add to this mini album.

Graphic 45 "The Magic of Oz" 8x8 paper pad
Found here for $7.69.

The Twinery : Charcoal Black and White twine
 Charcoal - Black & White Baker\'s Twine
Found here for $1.00 to $2.80 depending on length.

Prima : Say It In Crystals adhesive jewels
 Say It In Crystals Adhesive Jewels 551483
Found here for $2.10.

Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge
black dimensionals
black ribbon

Hope you enjoyed my project. Be sure to check out Shop Pumpkin Spice and see ALL the amazing Halloween papers and embellishments.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Paper Pad Giveaway!!!

I'm giving away a fabulous paper pad this week!

To enter, you have to be a follower. Then leave a comment about what your favorite thing about Halloween is. Easy peasy.

Fancy Pants : Oct 31 6x6 paper pad
36 sheets of paper

Good luck everyone! The winner will be announce next Wednesday, October 27th. There are so many amazing things to be made with this paper. Stay tuned for more Halloween projects.

PS: If you can't wait to win this pad, and want to buy it right away, head over here and buy it at Shop Pumpkin Spice.

Monday, October 17, 2011

FCCB Challenge #82 : Purple People Eater

Happy Monday everyone. I am loving this fall weather we are having. Time for hot soup and warm apple cider. Yum yum yum!! And snuggling up in slippers with a good movie. Ohh. Note: I am excited about the cold weather now, but in two months I'll probably be over it!

Anyways, I made today's project for the FCCB Challenge #82 : Purple People Eater - create a project with the color purple and a monster or bug on it. Check out all the creations at Fantabulous Cricut.

I used the Mini Monsters Cricut cartridge. I am just loving this cart. Not only for all the Halloween projects we are working on now, but for anytime of the year.

I made this door hanger for my front door. Ya know, to scare the trick-or-treaters! I attached the monsters together using my Crop-a-dile and black ribbon.

I got all the paper and extra supplies to make this adorably scary door hanger at Shop Pumpkin Spice.

Mini Monsters - Cricut cartridge
Paper - Best Creation "Happy Haunting" 6x6 Glitter Pad
My Mind's Eye "Lush" rhinestones
My Mind's Eye "Blackbird" brads
black cardstock
black ribbon
Glossy Accents

Be sure to check out the Pumpkin Spice Blog to see the daily design team posts. The creations are always amazing and beautiful.

Hope you all get inspired to make more fall projects. I know all I have to do is look outside for inspiration.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Baby Banners

My friend came over for some much needed crafting time a couple week ago. She was throwing a baby shower for her friend who was in the hospital on bed rest with TWIN GIRLS. Needless to say my friend wanted to make name banners for the mommy-to-be to spruce up the rather dull hospital room.

We used the Mother's Day Bouquet Cricut cartridge for the circle and the flower shapes. The circles were cut at 8" and the flowers were cut at 6.5". The letters are from the Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge and cut out at 6". I love how bold and simple the letters turned out. The mommy is a no frills kinda gal so we kept the banners really simple.

Then we made this diaper cake with Newborn size diapers. Isn't it so cute! My friend had the best idea - inside the cake, helping to keep it's shape and keep it strong, are two Diaper Genie refills. We wrapped them in white tissue paper so you can't see them. My friend bought the flower and pinwheel decorations that we stuck on the sides. We made the letter "B" using the Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge and glued it to a bamboo skewer. Couple rhinestones later and we were done.

My friend said the mommy-to-be was super thrilled with her decorations. We hope she puts the banners over the cribs so the new babies don't get mixed up!

Monday, October 10, 2011

SPS October Winner!!

I am so happy to announce the winner of the SPS October Blog Hop!

 Cathie w said...

so so so cute love it ...TFS!!!!
 Echo Park - "Holly Jolly Christmas" Collection Kit
12 - 12"x12" sheets of double sided cardstock paper
1 sheet of Element Stickers
1 sheet of Alpha Stickers
Thank you to Shop Pumpkin Spice for this awesome prize giveaway. And a thank you to the Pumpkin Spice Blog for hosting the hop. Be sure to stop by everyday for some inspiring creations.

"Blackbird" Super Scary Card

Happy Monday everyone. We are having the most beautiful weather here in the Midwest. I can't believe it's October and we have the windows open and shorts on! The leaves are changing into beautiful colors and my kiddos are loving it.

I created this "scary" card using the so cute My Mind's Eye "Blackbird" paper collection found here at the awesome Pumpkin Spice online shop.

This A2 size card is Cricut-less. I can't believe it cause I always manage to sneak in a quick Cricut cut somewhere!!

I bought this complete kit a couple months back when the collection went into closeout. It came with brads, ribbon, cardstock pieces, tons of paper and these adorable stamps!! Frankenstein, the spiders, and the pumpkins are all stamps. Too cute right!

My Mind's Eye "Blackbird" paper and cardstock embellishment
My Mind's Eye "Blackbird" stamps
My Mind's Eye : Happy Go Lucky "Hello" twine
Copic markers

Check out some of the other amazing Halloween paper you can get at Shop Pumpkin Spice. It sure gets me in the Trick or Treat spirit!!

Monday, October 3, 2011

FCCB Challenge #80 : Pumpkin Time

This weeks challenge at Fantabulous Cricut is "Pumpkin Time" : create a project with a pumpkin on it.

I welded these pumpkins together from the Mini Monsters Cricut cartridge using my Gypsy. Aren't they too cute! And of course a spider friend had to join them! Wearing a bow tie cause he's fancy.

Cricut Cartridge : Mini Monsters
Paper : Echo Park "Summer Days" from Shop Pumpkin Spice
Cuttlebug folder "Floral Fantasy"
Glossy Accents
black and orange cardstock
orange and green chalk ink