Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Another Halloween Card

I am getting so excited for Trick-Or-Treat. I love seeing the kids dressed up and passing out candy. I usually put together little treat bags (not handmade) and put a few pieces of candy in each bag. I put together 80 bags this year. In the past I think the most I've put together is 75 bags, and I'm usually running out within an hour. My house is a popular house for Trick-Or-Treating!

Here is another Halloween card I made using some of the new
Lasting Impressions templates and paper. Hope you are having a great week!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Trick or Treat

Happy Monday! This is another one of the cards I'm going to be teaching this weekend at my LSS, Angela's Happy Stamper. I used one of the new Lasting Impressions templates to make the pumpkins (love this one!), and I added some faux stitching around the outisde of the card. The trick or treat is an old Lasting Impressions template.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Halloween Cupcake

I found the directions to make this gatefold card on You Tube. I love cards that open some way other than the normal traditional fold. It was a quick and easy card. I used one of the new Lasting Impressions templates. Hope you're having a good weekend!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Dry Embossed Fall Card

I'm teaching a class at my LSS, Angela's Happy Stamper at the end of this month. This is one of the cards that we're making in the class. I used a new Lasting Impressions template and some of their new paper too. I just love all their new templates, they are all so cute. It's starting to warm up here again and I am so glad! I like the cool weather, but 40 degrees in October is just too cold for Virginia! Hope you're having nice weather where you are too!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Happy Fall!

Well it's definitely starting to feel like fall here! It's been cold and rainy for the past several days. I dry embossed this card using an old Lasting Impressions template and some of the new Lasting Impressions papers. For the blue paper, I distressed the edges of the paper using the blade of my scissors. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Oh Deer!

Happy Wednesday! I wanted to share some cards I made for a challenge hosted by Nettie, on the Yahoo Embossing Group. She embossed the deer using a Lasting Impressions template and then mailed the deer out to the participants. We all then had to make cards using the deer that she had embossed. I love seeing all the cards and getting new ideas. The cards are always so different. She sent me enough deer to make 3 cards. She also included the little strand of pearls and the bells that I used to put around the deer's necks. Hope you are having a wonderful week. It's finally starting to feel like fall here.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Birthday Card

Hi there, hope you're having a great weekend so far. I'm happy to have a 3 day weekend with the holiday on Monday. Hope to get lots of crafting done. I'm getting close to having the daisies cut out and ready to assemble to the save the date cards (see info on the sidebar to the right!) Here is a card I made awhile ago and forgot to post. Dry embossed with Lasting Impressions templates and Lasting Impressions paper. I added a ribbon from Lasting Impressions too.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Kangaroo Card

Hi Everyone! I wanted to share another punch card. This is from Natasha's punch class that I took a few months ago. I just love him and how he is holding the heart in his pouch. The "Smiles" stamp is from A Muse. All the paper I used is from Stampin' Up. All the punches I used to make him are from Stampin' Up too. Hope you're having a great week!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Dress Shopping Flip Album

I signed up for UStamp with Dawn & Friends in September. It's an online "class". Each day a new project is posted with PDF instructions. They're all projects by Stampin' Up demonstrators and all the projects use Stampin' Up products but there's no requirement that you have to use Stampin' Up products when you create the projects for yourself. There have been some really cute projects and I am having fun waking up each morning to a new idea! The Fall projects are all done now, and I signed up for the Holiday version. I am looking forward to getting some ideas for Christmas projects.

One of the projects was this flip album. It's made with 3 sheets of 12x12 paper. I used Stampin' Up's chocolate chip paper to construct the album, and some Bazzil white cardstock. The letters on the front are some little plastic letters I found in Hobby Lobby's clearance isle! I added 6 of the daisies I embossed for the wedding invitations. I hated to add them because that's 6 more I need to cut out, but I think they just looked so cute! I used the scraps from the wedding invitation sample I made a couple weeks ago on the album too. Last month my mom, Kristen (future sister-in-law) and Kristen's family went dress shopping looking for a wedding dress. I wasn't able to be there since they all live in Ohio and I am in Virginia. My mom sent me all these pictures and I thought they would be perfect in this flip album! I love how this turned out. I am so pleased with it and I know Kristen will be when she receives it too. I mailed it to her earlier this week and am waiting to hear how she likes it!

Hope you have a great weekend! I have a busy one planned, with lots of crafting and the season home opener of the Capitals! I am glad Fall is here. Cooler weather & hockey season are my favorite things!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

September Iron Chef

The secret ingredient this month for the Iron Chef recipe swap was Zucchini. I love Zucchini! My category was a grilled dish. My ingredients list is a pull out from behind the directions for the recipe. The challenge for the swap was to follow a sketch and also make your card mono-chromatic. I used new papers from Lasting Impressions for my page. I love these new papers, even if they do have a little bit of white in them. I'm not sure that still counts as mono-chromatic though. Hope you're having a great week!