Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

It is going to be cold and windy here in the Chicago area (and maybe even snow in some areas)!!  The little ghosts and goblins need to dress up nice and warm!  Here are a few more fry boxes I made.  This is another fun die that I can see myself using again and again.   Today's card was made by my friend, Kathy Zimmermann.  She used the Tee-Hee-Hee stamp set together with a variety of Stampin' Up! cardstock and DSP.  Have a fun, safe and Happy Halloween and a great weekend, too!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Thanksgiving Happiness

The Mingle All The Way stamp set has a nice variety of Fall/Winter holiday sentiments.  The Thanksgiving sentiment leaves me with a comfy, cozy feeling.   Blackberry Bliss cardstock was stamped using the Hardwood background stamp and Blackberry Bliss ink.  I cut the leaves using my Cricut  and added metallic raffia.  After stamping the sentiment I used one of the Chalk Talk framelits to cut it out, added a couple of Cajun Craze brads and then adhered it over the leaves and raffia using dimensionals.  The Cajun Craze card base completes the festive look and feel of this card.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


I had every intention of creating a completely Stampin' Up card for today's post.  And it started out that way.  I had an idea in my mind using the color combination of Night of Navy and Crumb Cake.  So I took out the two star framelits I needed and die cut the Navy layer and then die cut the smallest star, also using Night of Navy.  After adhering the Navy layer to the card front using dimensionals, I adhered the little star to the Crumb Cake inside the star.  I finally used SU's Confetti Star Punch (Holiday Mini)~~one punch and I was able to create all the little stars I adhered to the card front and more, too! Just as I was going to stamp a sentiment on Crumb Cake cardstock, my Cricut called to me and I die cut the sentiment instead.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Still Playing w/Vinyl

I wanted to show you the Halloween gift bag I made for Sydney.  It was quick and easy.  I chose the images I wanted for each side of the white bag, fed the vinyl into my Explore and in no time at all my images were cut.  After weeding out the little pieces using the Cricut dental-like pick tool all I needed to do was adhere the images to the bag.  I wish I had orange or lime green gift bags, but the white worked just fine.  Between now and the time I see Sydney, I might add a few little bats or spiders, but the ribbons finished it off nicely.  I did place an order for some brightly colored vinyl so not all of my vinyl projects will be black!   I think that if I don't stamp my gift bags in the future, they will be embellished with vinyl~~or a combination of both! Have a great day! 

Monday, October 27, 2014


Yesterday was Cricut Sunday and as always, we had a fun and productive afternoon.  I had been trying different things on my Cricut during the week, mainly cutting vinyl.  There are so many different vinyls available and Sheryl was able to explain a little more about the vinyls she uses for her beautiful projects.  I am posting photos of two of the glass ornaments I decorated using vinyl.  I have decided that at the Christmas Project day on November 3oth, we will be making the black Peace ornament.  It is very pretty and maybe by then I will change it a bit!   Have a great day!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Quick Halloween Fry Box

I finally made a fry box from the SU die.  I was going to just use my Cricut, but I wasn't sure of the exact dimensions or design, so I purchased the die.  I used retired DSP in case I had problems putting the box together, but no problem at all.  I wrapped the fry box with black sheer ribbon and added the little boo circle.  This box easily holds 4 or 5 the mini candy bars.  If was going to give this away, I would have either put the candy in a little cellophane bag in the box or put the filled box in a cellophane bag.  Have a great Friday and a great weekend, too!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Monochromatic Thankful

Here is the Crumb Cake and Chocolate Chip card promised the other day.  As with the purple card, I used the same technique of crumbling, straightening out and sponging.  This time though I even stamped the image using Chocolate Chip.  It is a little drab compared to the purple card, but it is a good man card!  I do think a couple of brown brads would look nice, but the card was put together when I thought about that!  I must also say that the leaves outside my windows are much more colorful than the leaf on this card!!  Have a great day and enjoy the colors of Fall!!