Sunday, October 31, 2010


Just a quick post to wish all my blogland friends a fun and safe Halloween!! Here are a few photos taken from our Halloween Party this weekend.
Here is our youngest daughter Caitlin as a fortune teller. We set up a fortune telling table for her complete with a Magic Eight Ball that we spray painted white and dumped a bunch of glitter on for her crystal ball. She was fantastic and everyone got a kick out of it.

Our oldest daughter Brittany was just gorgeous as a Greek Goddess!!

Hubby and I as a caveman and a cave woman. Our youngest designed and sewed our costumes for us. We loved them!! Oh and yes, this is exactly how hubby got me to date him 22 years ago. I have been hooked since. LOL

Happy Halloween Everyone!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


This weekend we had the pleasure of attending our niece's soccer game. She is only 6, but she is the best little soccer player I have ever seen! We wanted to make a sign to bring with us to show our support and how proud we are of her and well, you know how obsessed I am with the Greeting Farm Stamps so, this is what I came up with.

I just printed my Soccer Anya digi stamp onto flesh, white, black, yellow and green pieces of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock and then paper pieced her together. The result? Well I think she is adorable and Alyssa loved her.
Here is a a close up of my super sized Soccer Anya. Here is our cutie patootie niece, Alyssa. LOVE that smile!!

Here she is again, hard at work, the next great soccer star.

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Today I am taking a break from craft blogging and am taking the opportunity to brag a little bit about my oldest daughter and her baking abilities.

I asked Brittany to make me some cookies to give to a friend for her birthday and this is the end result. Aren't they just gorgeous?!?! I absolutely love them, they are so pretty!
Here they are all packaged up and ready to deliver to my friend, who loved them!! You can check out Britt's blog here.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Just how stinking cute are these little milk cartons?? I used the Mini Milk Carton die from Stampin' Up to make about 2 dozen of these little guys for our Halloween Bash coming up next week.

I borrowed this die from a friend to complete these and now it is on my soon to purchase list. ;) I can see it being used for so many different holidays and occasions. I don't own the Big Shot but I do own the Cuttlebug and I had no problem getting this die to work with it. I would recommend purchasing the newer Cuttlebug plates that are a bit longer though. It's not necessary to own them to use this die with the Cuttlebug, but it would have made the process of cutting them out a little quicker and easier. The digi images used on these came from this blog. The best thing about these images is that they are free!! So make sure to hop on over to her blog to grab these cuties. They are adorable and perfect for a project like this.

I plan on filling them with candy corn for all of the kids, and young at heart with a sweet tooth, that attend our bash.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Have you ever struggled with a card or a LO? I mean REALLY struggled? Spent way too much time on it, made way too much of a mess creating it, changed your mind about different elements of it many times, and still not happy with it when it's completed? This card was a challenge for me.

This card is SO out of my comfort zone. I don't make many manly cards or even serious cards. I make cutesy and fun cards. I needed to make a man's birthday card for someone I really don't know well and have only met a few times. I found this idea in a Papercrafts magazine and scrapjacked it. I loved the card in the magazine but am not thrilled with my version of it. The biggest challenge I think was coloring the car. I must have colored the silly thing 4 or 5 times and still hate it. I thought throwing a bunch of Glossy Accents on it would make the coloring look better. Hmm, don't think it worked. Copics didn't give me the weathered/older look I wanted, my Prisma's failed me miserably so I ended up using chalk. Well chalk and Glossy Accents.

Next year, the recipient is getting a card made with a Greeting Farm Anya. ;o)

Monday, October 18, 2010


My Bella stamps have been sadly neglected ever since I branched out and purchased some of the Whimsie Doodles digi stamps and some of The Greeting Farm Anya stamps. Poor things
actually whimpered with joy when I brought them out into the light.

Here is a quick birthday card that I made for a dear friend that celebrated a birthday over the weekend. The stamp is Giftabella from Stamping Bella, the paper is from the SEI Black Orchid pack and the border punch is Gothic Arches from Martha Stewart. It's another new punch for me that I have yet to use.

Thanks for stopping by, hope everyone is having an excellent Monday!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


The minute I saw this bewitching cutie digital stamp from The Greeting Farm I knew she would make her debut on our Halloween party invites for this year.

The invite is pretty simple and plain as I had so many to make and I take FOREVER to color but I did get to use this adorable image and my new Martha Stewart border punch so I am a happy gal.