Monday, October 31, 2011

52 Week Project - October Photos

Can you believe it? 44 weeks down...and only 8 more to go until the end of the year. I've stuck with the 52 Week Projects!! I've snapped some photos a little late...ran out of ideas...thought of some news ones...and found inspiration from other participants.

Here are the photos that I captured during the month of October.

Week 40/52 - taken 10.15.11 in my backyard before heading to Maryland to hang out with my girlfriends at a wine festival.

Week 41/52

Week 41/52 - taken 10.16.11 I love a sexy pair of shoes and fishnet pantyhose!

Week 40/52Align Center

Week 42/52 - taken 10.22.11 creating something beautiful in my messy scrap room...

Week 42/52

Week 43/52 - taken 10.23.11 One beautiful autumn day at Parker Farms

Week 43/52

Week 44/52 - 10.30.11 One of my 2 costumes this year

Love the photo, but hate the fact that the belt is not in place...guess I have to just embrace that imperfection.

I had fun dressing up with my boys for always!

Week 44/52

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Happy Halloween!!

Have I got a really great, super fun Halloween project featuring Core'dinations cardstock, May Arts ribbons, and Petaloo flowers.

I created a Halloween card and a few treat boxes...after all, Halloween is all about the treats, right?!

I traced a cube gift box onto 3 pieces of cardstock, cut and then formed into a box. I embossed the front panels for each item and used Core'dinations' sanding block to expose the core and then adhered to each treat box. I then added coordinating ribbons, flowers, and Spider dazzlers to complete the set.

close-up of the details

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. Have a safe and happy Halloween.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Creative Imaginations Christmas Cards

Hello everyone!! I created these cards using Winter Song, May Arts white ribbon and Luminarte paints for the May Arts and Creative Imaginations blog hop. Hopefully they'll help with getting you in the mood for the upcoming holidays. You know they'll be here before you know it!

On the first card, I mixed Vavoom Red and Sugar Plum (from the Holiday Sparkle kit) to change the color of the 1.5" linen ribbon and the flower to better match the patterned paper. I love the hint of sparkle that the luminarte added to each piece.

Luminarte works well on felt too!! I wanted to keep the color of the 2.5" Floral felt border white, but add some sparkle to it. I painted it with Ice luminarte (from the Holiday Sparkle kit) and then stitched it to white cardstock, after drying thoroughly and then adhered it to the card. The white on white adds so much texture to this card.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you found a bit of inspiration here. By the way, there's still time to check out the blog hop and comment for a chance to win some prizes.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

What The Hay?!

My boys sure know how to have fun! I took them to Parker Gardens this past Sunday for a day filled with hayrides, hay slides, and pumpkin picking. They even had a blast making up their own games...the favorite being throwing hay in the air.

Xander was very apprehensive about the hay slide, but once I convinced him to go (actually, I bribed him with the promise of chocolate candy) he enjoyed himself. Donovan was an old pro, having gone up and down the slide last year.

Doesn't this look like fun? They had hay EVERYWHERE!! Oh to be a kid again!

I can't get enough of that happy face!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Upcoming Class

I will be teaching this Autumn Mini Album next month...

Croptoberfest 2011
Date: November 6, 2011
Where: The Stone Barn, Monroe, CT
Cost: $38.00

For more info, check out the Facebook page.


Creative Expressions Scrapbooking Escapes
Date: November 19, 2011
Place: Concordville Hotel, Rte 322 & Rte 1, Concordville, PA
Cost: $38.00

For more info, check out the website.

Hope to see you there!!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Petaloo Frame

I bought this frame eons ago and finally decided to put it to use. After painting the edges and covering the front with patterned paper, I picked several flowers from Petaloo's new Chantilly collection and Canterbury Berry Spray to decorate the front of the frame. By clustering the flowers along the corner, I am able to really draw attention to the photo (that I plan to put in the frame).

Canterbury Berry Spray- Brown

Chantilly Velvet Mini Blossoms - Cream

Velvet Poinsettias- White

Velvet Berry Picks- Brown

Chantilly Velvet Mixed Blooms

I hope you enjoyed this frame project. It could be a great gift for the upcoming holidays!

Enjoy your day,

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Last Cheery Lynn Designs Post

I must say, I had a wonderful time designing projects as a Cheery Lynn Designs DT member. For my last post, I decided to make 2 Fall cards. Fall has started here and though I'm sad to see Summer go, Fall's beauty is enough to kick me out of my funk.

My first card celebrates Halloween . I used Pink Paislee papers and Cheery Lynn Designs Going Batty, Nested Circle Stackers, and Victorian Picket Fence to add a few fun touches to the patterned paper.

I used Core'dinations cardstock and Coved Rectangle Nested Stackers, Dimensional Small Leaves 1, and Burlap Embossing Plate to create this card. Although I didn't use any patterned paper on this card, the dry and heat embossing and dimensional leaves really make it pop!

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, October 3, 2011

WCMD Cards and RAK Winner

I am so psyched that I was able to get some cards created for World Card Making Day. I had a pretty busy weekend with visiting my sister and going to Ranger's warehouse sale, but I made time to get in my scrap room.

I joined in on Pink Paislee's WCMD challenges and these are the ideas that I came up with.

1. Boo Skeleton Card for the Upcycling Challenge--the script background is actually chipboard backing from a package of Petaloo flowers.

2. 'Tea'rific Birthday Card using Michelle's Color Challenge

3. Joy Wreath card for the Stitching Challenge

4. Embossed Pears card for the Layered Stamping challenge

5. Poinsettia Christmas card for Dani's Color Challenge

The winner of my WCMD challenge is SHAR. Thanks to everyone who participated!!

Have a great day!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

World Card Making Day Giveaway

Happy World Card Making Day!!! I am giving away some scrappy products in honor of this fun paper crafting holiday. To be eligible to win, all you have to do is leave a comment here by 11:59 pm EDT on 10/2/11. I will randomly choose 1 winner to receive this RAK!! Sounds easy enough right? Feel free to share this info with your friends.

Of course, I have a few projects to share with you as well!! Have you picked up your copy of Paper Crafts Holiday Cards & More? Let me tell you, it's over flowing with gorgeous holiday ideas. I was lucky enough to have these 4 projects published in the issue.

Have fun!!

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