Sunday, October 30, 2011

Scrapbook Saturday...uhm, Sunday!

This week's scrapbook page was pretty quick and easy! Love when that happens!

 I used the music note background stamp at a diagonal on the background CS. A few DSP Scallops from Tasteful Trims, a dicut scallop flower and a few embelishments and done!
 The flower was created by using one of the scallops from the Pennants Die. It's shiny because my glue exploded on top of it.. LOL. Whatever.. it works!
A little cluster around the journaling adds just enough to make it interesting! The A is from the stamp set Letter It.

Hope you had a great weekend!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Almost to November!

Wow! October is the busiest month of the year for us I believe. Maybe May as well. But it seems like I have more "projects" in October than the rest of the year.

This is a little Reese's PB Cup hat we made this month at Stamp Club. It's been floating all over the net and I had to snag it! Its so SIMPLE! A large scallop punch and 1/2 of a 3" circle die. Adhere the candy to the base, adhere the 1/2 circle around the candy, add a little ribbon and tag! Done! So. Easy.

We've had our annual Pumpkin Patch display at school this year. The kids decorate a pumpkin to look like a book character. The girls LOVE doing this extra project! They are very competitive. No idea where they get that from. At stake this year- A glow in the dark dog tag! EEEk! We must win!!!

 I gave little E, who is only 4, a few choices. I picked characters that would be simple to re create!I wanted her to make it, not me!! (I have all the dog tags I need....)
 I drew the face with a pencil, she traced and colored in.  She also did all the painting!
 She even did all the detail drawing on the hat. Tomb Stones, Bats, Skulls... SO cute! She won 4th place! (OK, so 4th place out of 4 in her age group, but who cares! She got the glow in the dark dog tag!! )


 Now Big E's pumpkin took a lot more work! But, this is what she lives for, so she loved it! She worked on it for over a week. Her book was Trixie the Halloween Fairy by Daisy Meadow (yes, really, that's the authors "name!" LOL...)
 First, she drew the Haunted House. Like 6 times. Then, she colored it, outlined it with marker and added shading.
 We carved out half of a fake pumpkin for this so we could keep it. She painted the inside like a sunset.
 She then drew Trixie. Like 6 times. I pulled out the vellum and she drew the wings. She inked the edges with Stampin' Sponges and Pumpkin Pie ink (as any good SU Demo daughter does!) She also added Dazzling Details to the wing edges!
 Trixie hangs by a wire!
 Moon was also vellum and Basic Grey ink stamped very lightly with a Circle Circus stamp. We found those fake tea lights at Dollar Tree and added one behind the moon. It flickered and looked very spooky!
 A quick trip through the Hobby Lobby miniature section scored us a spooky fence and a few pumpkins. A little moss and spray painted twigs and you've got yourself an AMAZING pumpkin if I do say so myself!
 I have been looking for an excuse to buy some of Kryon's new glitter spry paint, so we sprayed the outside with the orange! Love this stuff! Just be prepared for glitter all over you!

Big E won 2nd place. I was a little disappointed because she won first place last year. But, she came running into my classroom so excited. Again, GLOW IN THE DARK DOG TAG!!!

Ah,  if only I were so easily motivated!

Anyway, it's been a jam packed month, and hopefully things will slow down a bit before Christmas rolls around... Yea, right!
Have a great FRIDAY!!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011



This weeks Challenge is "Giving Thanks". As we gather around the table this Holiday Season, let's give thanks for friends and family that have blessed our lives. Show us your inspiration of what the table brings to you during this special time when we gather together.

Ok, I couldn't help myself! I found these soaps while looking for these. So, last one for a while! I just can't stop making these antibacterial holders!





Tutorial can be found here.

              Monday, October 24, 2011

              Simple School Treat


              I made these simple treats for my October Stamp Club. I thought they would be a great treat for school, since schools here are not aloud to hand out any food items. Kids (and moms) like to give out treats, and sometimes it is hard finding something fun with out the sugar included!

               I used dollar store pencils inside the 1 X 8" cello bags. I love these bags and they are dirt cheap! (50 for $2.50!)
               I didn't seal them. I used sticky strip behind the "lid" and then put a peek a boo frame around a square punched in the cardstock. That way, the cute artwork doesn't have to be ripped apart to get to the pencils!
              And, a little candy corn made with paper scraps glued together and then punched with the pennant die! Fun! Stamp is from Delightful Dozen.

              Hope you have a great Monday! Only one more week until Halloween! Yay!

              Saturday, October 22, 2011

              Scrapbook Satruday!

              I've been really bad about scrapbooking this last year. I've been busy making lots of things, but have neglected my pictures and the things that made me fall in love with paper crafting to begin with! And, I have had a few of you tell me you miss the scrapbook pages too! So, I am hoping to bring back Scrapbook Saturday! Hopefully it will force me to get back into my SB groove!

              These pictures were taken last weekend. I love scrapbooking pumpkin pictures!
               I used my 1 3/4" circle punch and punched a BUNCH of circles out of Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango and Peach Parfait. And, I inked EVERY SINGLE ONE! Lots of work, but so worth it!

               A simple tag made with the 3" circle die and a pumpkin, leaf, acorn combo from Gently Falling. I did a little "rock and roll" technique with the pumpkin.
              Thanks for the push! I really needed it!

              Make sure you check out Tip Junkie! they have featured some great Paper Craft Halloween Tutorials, including my Halloween Antibacterial Holders!

              Wednesday, October 19, 2011

              Round Antibacterial Holder 2.0!

              If you saw yesterday's post, you read that I found these super cute Antibacterial Holders at Bath and Body Works this past weekend. (50% off! Score!) I went for the regular ones, but had to have these too! Anyway, I used last years design (tutorial HERE) and just added a few inches to house these puppies!

               Stamps used are from Hall-o-ween Creeps. Cute little monsters, aren't they!
               Paper is Fright Night DSP. Drops of blood (yes, that's what they are.... I know.... I've been reading to many vampire books I think!) are the wing from the Two Step Bird Punch.
               See little round Frankenstein in there! I used the 1 3/4" circle punch for him. Perfect little fit!
               Velcor to hold it closed. They actually look like fangs don't thet. I so did not planned it  that way!
               And there he is! Ok, for the measurements: Basic Black 3 X 11" scored at 1" 3", 6", 8". Small piece of Basic Black 2 1/2" X 7" scored at 1", 2" 5", 6" and 1/4 on each side of the short end. Please refer to last year's tutorial for more specifics!

              This cutie was inspired by this week's Color Q challenge and Color Throwdown.

              Have a great Thursday!

              Tuesday, October 18, 2011

              HHS #89- Clean Shave and a VIDEO TUTORIAL!!

              This week, our challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is to use Shaving Cream, Crayons or Pastels. I am going to be honest... I wasn't excited.. AT FIRST! None of those listed are techniques I use. Ever. But, I took the challenge to step out of my comfort zone and I have fallen in LOVE!!!

              This is a {Super Creepy and Bloody} antibacterial soap holder! The background was made with shaving cream and reinkers! Looks quite bloody doesn't it?
               I had a little skull from the skeleton stamp in the middle of this bow. Guess I didn't use enough adhesive! LOL!

               This box is made just like last years anti bac tutorial. Tomorrow, I have another one to share with you and I will have the dimensions for this box then.
               Pick Of  Poison skeleton! Love him!
               This eye ball anti bacterial soap can be found at my favorite favor store Bath and Body Works. I got it on Saturday and it was 50% off! Woot!
               Side view. Look at those veins! Creepy!
              The edges of my paper are distressed with a razor.

              Ok, so for the Shaving Cream. Messy? Yes. Fun? Absolutely! A "WOW" project? For Sure! I've made you a video so you can see how easy it is!


              OK, so now no excuses! You know how to do it. So grab your hubby's shaving cream (or buy some in the travel section at your local grocer) and get busy!

              Make sure you link back to us a Hand Stamped Sentiments so we can see what you did!

              Monday, October 17, 2011

              Cherry on Top!

              There is a very popular set that came out in the IBC this year called Button Buddies. It caught my attention right away, but I didn't order it for months because I "needed" other things more. But, I finally got it and LOVE it! I used it for today's card but thought it was so cute that I couldn't cover it up with the buttons!

               I did add one of the Giant Spice Cake Buttons. Love these! And, I am realizing that Soft Suede has become my go to color lately!
               Lots of distressing on today's card. I crumbled up the DSP and then used the Distressing Kit to make the wrinkles stand out. This kit is so fabulous. Who knew a blank stamp could do so much to a project! Have you tried it yet? You really should!
               And I also did the gingham technique using the Stripes Embossing Folder and red ink.

              Stamps: Button Buddies
              Ink and Paper: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White, First Edition DSP
              Other: Big Shot, Striped Embossing Folder, 3" Circle Die, Real Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Spice Cake Buttons, Distressing Kit, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Scallop Circle Die, Basic Pearls, Vintage Trinket

              I used these colors from CR84FN and the sketch from Inkspirations.



              If you want or "need" any of these or other Stampin' Up products, please check out my online store.
              Have a GREAT Monday!

              Sunday, October 16, 2011

              Busy Spider!

              I finally got some uninterrupted time in my "Bat Cave" yesterday and it felt GOOD! I have lots of things to show you this week!

              Today's card was inspired by Stampin 411's sketch...

               And these super fun colors at Color Q
               I used my two favorite Halloween sets: Out on a Limb and Jack of all Trades. They are, hands down, my two favorites this year!

              I also used Occasions Alphabet for the sentiment. This is a great set that I don't use enough!


              Ink and Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Basic Grey, Basic Black, Frightful Sight DSp, First Edition DSP
              Other: Big Shot, Peek a Boo Frames Die, Spider Web Embossing Folder, Vintage Trinkets, Tasteful Trims Die,  Stampin' Write Markers, Distressing Kit, Daffodil Delight Striped Ribbon.

               We went to the Pumpkin Patch yesterday and I just have to share with you a few of the pictures we got! Love them!


               This little girl WOULD not look at the camera and be serious! This is the only good one we got! LOL!
               Can't wait to SB these!

              Have a great Sunday!!!