Friday, October 24, 2008

Halloween Ideas

I am so behind on everything. Took Mom to the doctor again and they think her coughing is from one of her medications so we are stopping that one and changing to something else. See if that works, if not she will have to go back in 2 weeks. So I haven't had the time to do much stamping.
Anyway I was scanning the net last night when I couldn't sleep and here is what I found. Hope you can use an idea or two for Halloween.
Glitter Silhouettes:

Witch Ornaments:

Coffin Treat Box:

Glitter Hurricanes:

Skull Treat Box:

Clothespin Bats:
Hope you enjoy and can do something with these video's. I would really like to try some of these when I get some free time to create.
Angel hugs

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Blogaversary Winner

Ok now what you all have been waiting for and that is the winner of the blog candy. I had 26 sign for the blog candy most I have ever had. Thanks everyone for keeping up with my blog and playing along, I really enjoyed all your stories. It was so fun to read each one of them. I love bringing back memories especially the good ones. And you all had some good stories thanks for sharing them with us. If you happen to have time, go and read them.
Ok on to the winner.
Shelly is our winner for the blog candy. Shelly I will email you for your address beings you left me your email addy. Thanks makes it so much easier to get in touch with you. Here is what Shelly had to say:
Happy Blog-aversary! My absolute favorite Halloween memory is when I was about 6 or 7 years old. My parents weren't together, and now as an adult, I know that there were money issues-- but you wouldn't have been able to convince me! We had a neighborhood Halloween Party-- everyone brought an apple as an entry fee -- we had a bobbing apples contest -- all costumes had to be homemade and made from scratch -- we weren't allowed to use a cousin's costume, or a sibling's. I remember going as a 'die' -- a single 6-sided die! Hey, cardboard boxes were easy to come by -- talked a neighbor out of some white paint, and cut the black dots out of construction paper! We had a Halloween parade around the neighborhood! Thanks for reminding me to enjoy the fun part of the Halloween holiday, Debby-- Shelly ~ waving from a chilly SD
Congrats Shelly hope you enjoy your prizes.
Angel hugs

Baby Food Jar Candle Holders

These are so cute! I found them while surfing this morning. You can get full directions here. For all you new mom's out there you can use up those baby jars on something really cute.
Enjoy, I have been sick with my fibromyalgia and didn't get to do the drawing for the blog candy last night. Once Travis comes in we will do that and I will announce a winner.
Angel hugs

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Don't forget the blog candy

I have my son draw a name on Sat. the 18th. You will need to post on the first blog candy post here. Only a few days left.
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CBC38 Belli Challenge Snowmen

Today on Chrissy's blog she is having another belli challenge. This one is using clips, paper clips, clips from the hardware kit that SU sells, binder clips anything you use to clip things together.
I found some swirl clips and used one of them to hold my ribbon on the card. Ribbon don't show to well in the scan but it has a small snowman face and says Snowballs on it.
I used the following supplies:
Snowman stamp set SU
Basic Black & Whisper White card stock
Snowflake Designer paper also SU (retired)
Swirl Clip
Snowman Ribbon
Black and Pumpkin Pie Ink
1" Circle Punch
1 1/4 and 1 3/8" Square punches
This card is cut at 8x9 and folded in half to for a 4x9 card and fits in a business sized envelope. The rest of the card pretty much explains itself.
Check out the other cards done with clips from the Belli Challenge Team
Hope you enjoy today's project.
Angel hugs

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Extreme Fall Beauty In Minnesota

I love this time of year all the beautiful leaves and the crunch when you walk through them. The clean fresh air it brings. I think the fall of the year is the most beautiful time. Normally it is not quite this chilly yet, but it has been a strange year for weather. I remember when we was little and we would rake up all the pretty leaves into big piles then get on the swing set and swing as high as we could and then jump into the leaf pile. So much fun.
Our yard is full of Pine Tree's so I really don't get this beauty. But at my parents house is another story they have beautiful birch, maple and all kinds of beautiful trees.
The top photo is by some friends house. A place where we thought of building at one time in our imagination. LOL At the end of this road is a beautiful circle type drive and it is all trees like this.
Next is a picture of a Maple tree in my parents yard. Isn't this just beautiful? And the next one is also in their yard.Lastly is one not far from us it is a bush. That bright crimson is so pretty. Hope you enjoyed the little tour of our trees in Central Minnesota.
Angel hugs

Sunday, October 12, 2008

It's time for some Blogaversary Candy

Wow, hard to believe it has been a full year on Blogspot. I enjoy blogging for you all, and appreciate you all taking the time to stop by and check out what I have been working on plus my ups and downs of illnesses in my family along the way.
So without further ado here is what is up for grabs.

20 6x6 sheets of designer paper (10 different designs so you are getting 2 of each)
Karen Foster Jumbo Eyelets 40 pieces in Wild Berry
Karen Foster Chipboard Book Kit also in Wild Berry (Kit contains 2 Chipboard covers, 8 card stock pages and 2 rings all already punched and ready for use)

Now to win the prize package you need to leave me a message on this post telling me about your favorite Halloween. I'll start and give you an idea.
When my brother and I was little our older sisters (9 and 10 years older than us) put on a spook house for us and the neighborhood. Some of the older neighborhood kids helped. We had a blast going through our dark basement all decked out. Now our basement you could get in two ways one being from outside so Mom and Dad wasn't stuck with a hundred kids in and out of the house. The cellar was the dungeon an had all kinds of creepy things in there, they had fake cobwebs hanging down so you run into them trying to get out. And like all damp basements and cellers real spiders. They did bowls of things you had to stick your hand into and figure out what it was. They had brains, intestines, eyeballs, all kinds of gross things. Which by the way was all made using things from our cupboards in the kitchen. Think Mom and Dad might of went broke that year. They had Halloween music playing, creepy things all over and the older neighbor kids would pop out of no where and scare the snot out of ya. They was all dressed up in costumes too. Outside we did bobbing for apples and things like that. Needless to say our yard and basement was packed but we sure had fun and is something I will always remember.
So tell me about your favorite Halloween and I will put all your names into a hat and have my little spook pull out a name. Travis was born two days before Halloween so we sometimes call him our little spook, he will be 13 this year. Wow time flies!! Make sure and read the other comments to and bring back fun memories.
I will have Travis draw a name out next weekend on the 18th and post who the winner is. Please add a name and email addy to your post so I can get in touch with you for your prize.
So on with the stories!
Angel hugs

Saturday, October 11, 2008

An Award

I got an award from Ceil yesterday and want to thank her for nominating me for this award. She gave it to me for my Blogaversary which happens to be tomorrow! WooHoo one full year of blogging. So thanks Ceil for the honor. Ceil and I are both on the Belli Challenge Team.
So I went and looked it up and I am suppose to award this to 7 other blogs that catch my eye. Gosh this is going to be hard as I know this award has been around for a bit but, I am going to try and award ones that hasn't gotten it as of yet.
Here are the rules:
1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls you've nominated
So here is who I am nominating. If you have gotten this award already pass it along again to someone you know don't have it yet.
1. Rochelle Love the projects she comes up with. In Fact check out her blog today for a candy jar. how cute is that.
2. Jennifer, she is very creative, be sure and check out her blog also.
3. Shelly, who is also in the Belli Challenge Team, love her work too.
4. Kimber, hopefully to give her inspirations to catch up on her blog.
5. Karen, has been a long time friend of mine. Check out her blog she always is so creative.
6. Quilt Nut Creations, you have to check out the awesome quilts on this one. Plus she has a yummy recipe to try out.
7 Kim, check out her blog she does such wonderful work.
Angel hugs

Friday, October 10, 2008

Two more days until my Blog Anniversary

Wow, hard to believe it has been a year already since I started this blog. Originally I started on Yahoo and moved over to here. Gosh the time sure has went by fast. So for all of you helping me get this far and the encouragement to keep me going I am going to be doing some blog candy. Be watching and see what yummies I have to give away!
Angel hugs

Hershey Kisses Treat Box

I seen a link to a blog today with this project on it and the original designer of this box is from Becky Fisher. Sorry don't have a blog addy so if anyone knows it please share her blog with me.

I thought this was a neat project, it holds 5 Hershey Kisses. Would be great for a teacher, Halloween treat or for your sweetheart, the sky is the limit on this one.

I will include the pattern here and you just pretty much follow the diagram shown. Pretty simple to do and they turn out so cute. Thinking of doing some of these for Trick or Treaters, we don't get many Tricksters here to Treat! So wouldn't take much to make a few up.

Hope you enjoy today's project. And Thank You to Becky for the great pattern. Sorry now that I am uploading the pictures they are kind of blurry. I hope you get the idea of them though.

Angel hugs

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Punch Sample Swap Anyone?

I only got 3 possible 4 to sign for the swap which is not enough. So I will be canceling the swap. Sorry girls we will try for another time.
Angel hugs

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Origami Shirt Tutorial

Boy, I lost track of time this week. Where does the time go? I found this neat tutorial on making Origami Shirts and with a note inside. You can find the tutorial here. I love the step by step directions she shows as I have tried several times to go by a diagram before and it just don't turn out for me. So this is awesome! this week has a different tutorial on a bunch of different things this whole week so check it out.
Mom got her scooter today so she is in 7th heaven, I know this is going to help a lot getting around for her. She is still using her walker and us walking with our arms around her waist in case she starts to fall but when she is really weak she can get around on this now. Won't have to worry about her falling. I think they said it can go up to 10 mph. Really pretty red one, with a basket on the front.
Angel hugs

Saturday, October 4, 2008

WCMD Blog Candy with Korin

Today is World Card Making Day and to celebrate Korin is having some blog candy. Follow the rules on her blog for a chance to win some awesome candy. Here is some of what she will be giving. Be sure to click on Korin's name above to go to her blog Inky Doddle and try for your chance to win.
Angel hugs

Friday, October 3, 2008

Punch Sample Swap Anyone?

Would anyone want to do a punch swap of any of the SU Punches? I have some of the punches but not all and would like to get at least samples of each of them. We would do a swap of say 5 or 10 per person and limit it to a group of 5. You would send me 5 to 10 pieces in various colors or white. I would swap them out and you would get different ones in return. If there is enough interest I will get it going.
Email me if interested at and if I get enough interested I will post the rules and the different punches.
Angel hugs

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Fall Leaves Triangle Box CBC36

Finally got a chance to create and I did this project for Chrissy's Belli Challenge. This week was to use Leaves. And this project sure has that. Love how it turned out. I love the fall of the year anyway and this just adds to that for me. Today with my parents after Mom's doctor's appointment we drove around and looked at the beautiful leaves so this project was really inspired by that and by Julie over at Paper Pleasing Ideas, this is also where you can find the pattern for this box gift bag. I thought it was such a neat idea and when I found this paper I knew I was going to do Chrissy's challenge in this so Thanks goes out to Julie for the awesome template for the Triangle Box and to Chris for the Leaves Challenge.
What fun these boxes are to make and the shape is just out of the box! I love templates that are out of the norm and this is one of them. What a neat idea.
As for what I used in this project, I used SU Choc. Chip, Really Rust and Whisper White card stock. Stamped my image on the Whisper White and colored in with Gamsol and colored pencils. With a paper piercer I pierced around the scallops of the Choc. Chip and Really Rust Scalloped Circles. Cut out the image (Just for Fun Stamp Set) and put pop dots on the back of this piece and the Really Rust Piece. Mounted this to the Choc. Chip. The Just for Fun Stamp Set is retired so if you want that you need to check with your demo and maybe she can find it for you.
The box part I used two designer papers that was Non SU. Glued them back to back so I had double sided paper and it was more stable this way. The inside designer sheet is trees with fall leaves on them also but in much smaller detail. So they matched up pretty well. Got the template from Julie and went to work. Just follow her directions and you have it. For the scalloped top of my box I used a corner rounder and scalloped my edges that was as I don't have the long scalloped edge punch as of yet. It's on my wish list! Then with an 1/8 circle punch I punched in each scallop to keep the details on the scallops the same. Lastly I added SU Satin Choc. Chip Ribbon around the lower half of the box and then added my scalloped image piece to this and it was done. Very simple and I just love the shape.
I hope many of you try this with the leaves for Chrissy's challenge and the template of Julie's. You will love the outcome. Please share with Chris and Julie how yours turns out. Chrissy's challenge is a weekly thing she does each week and I have been missing all the fun. Remember when you make the Leaves Challenge to put CBC36 on it if you upload to Split Coast Stampers and let Chris know on her blog you did. You can also do the same and upload to your blog if you like.
Hope you enjoyed today's project, I know I sure did.
Angel hugs
Forgot to tell you how Mom turned out today. She has some fluid on the lungs so they gave her water pills to help rid that. She needs to do more exercises with her legs, which I am to help her do. That will help to build the strength up in her legs so she can walk better and hopefully without falling. We talked with them about the scooter to and that should be on the way. Lack of communication on that one or she would of had it by now he said. So things are looking up for Mom too. Thank you all for the well wishes for Mom.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Child of God

Hi everyone I am back for a bit here. It it going to be a while before my Mom is better, they said 8 months to a year for her to get back to normal from the stroke and mini strokes she had. I take her in again tomorrow to the doctor to see what they can do for her cough. So I will be here and there so stick with me, I will try and keep this updated better this month.
I used the stamp set Child of God which was created by my friend Chris Dickinson you can purchase this stamp set on Sweet an Sassy Stamps. I just love this set it can be used for so many things for children.
Going to try and get some stamping done today.
Thanks for stopping by and sticking with me.
Angel hugs