Sunday, October 30, 2011

Goosebumps gift bag

My granddaughter loves Goosebumps books. I usually get her one on her birthday and Christmas. Her birthday is next month and I got her one of course! I decorated this gift bag using Mini Monsters cartridge. It is a big bag for one paperback book but I thought she could use it to store al her Gosebumps books in.  Then when her colection outgrows it, I can make more for her. I hope she likes it!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

a couple of Halloween cards

I finally got done 2 of the 5 Halloween cards I need. I got some Bic markers and I had fun coloring this one
Isn't she a cute little witch? It is a digital stamp and I have no idea who it came from, but I think she is adorable!
This one I used my Celebrate with Flourish lite cartridge. Not such a cutesy witch but I still like it.
Now I have to get busy on the other 3!!
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Riddle books/ Christmas gifts

I have 10 grandkids (including the step kiddos) and it is getting harder to come up with ideas for things to make them. I found this blog called 24/7 Moms and every day they have Table Talk where they give a subject to discuss at the dinner table and a riddle. I started collecting all the riddles and when I ahd enough, I started making these little books for 3 of the grandkids. I made 6x6 pages and printed each riddle and cut into a strip to fit on the page. Then I added cricut cuts to embellish the riddle. I think they turned out really cute. Each book has 20 ridlles.

I designed the cover in Design Studio and cut it out with vinyl then applied it to the front cover. Bound it with my Bind it All and added ribbons to the binding.
Here are a few of the pages

I have 2 done and one more to go. This has been a fun project. I used some of my rarely used cartridges and alot of my scraps! Plus I got some Christmas presents done!!
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Birthday party invitations

My husbands 50th birthday is the 28th of October so we are having a huge party on Saturday, the 29th. I had to make 100 invitations. Which will probably be too many but we have a very large family and lots of friends. I want lots of people there so I am inviting EVERYONE we know!
I cut all the pieces and my daughter came over and helped me assemble them. It took about 4 hours and my back was killing me but we got em done!!
Most of them I will hand deliver but there are quite a few I have to mail so I better get busy addressing them!! Ugh! I hate my handwriting! Oh well, hopefully nobody will look too closely at the envelope!!
These were alot of work so I sure hope my husband appreciates it!!
Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Halloween Display

Wow! It has been a long time since I posted anything. I have been busy crafting. Just didn't take the time to share. Sometimes I think I spend more time looking at other peoples blogs than I actually do crafting!
Anyway, here is my Halloween display. I have a deep ledge on this window in my living room. I used to have plants there but I killed them all! LOL. So I now decorate it for holidays. I used some empty liquor bottles. I work in a bar/restaurant so it was easy to get different shaped bottles without having to drink it!!
I put colored water in the clear glass bottles. I used Happy Hauntings and Once Upon a Princess for the labels and ran them through my Xyron for the adhesive.
I cut a bunch of fall colored leaves from various cartidges, wrinkled them up and added stickles to the edges. Then I went to Dollar Tree (my favorite store) and bought the bugs and pumpkins. The hay is from Hobby Lobby which is right next door to my Dollar Tree. (Is that great or what !?!)
This is the whole display. Not too much but it does add the Halloween feel!
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

My Pink Stamper Christmas card challenge

OK, I have started them!! I will probably be making them continuously for a few weeks!
Here is my card for Robyns challenge over at My Pink Stamper.
I used some Stampin Up paper from last year, Joys of the Season cricut cartridge and stickles!! And, I didn't touch them before they were dry!! (gotta be a first for me!)