Friday, October 31, 2014

Spooky Houses for Anyae and Caden

Happy Friday and Happy Halloween!

Today I have two Spooky Houses to share. I had a lot of fun embellishing these treat holders for the grandchildren of two of my cousins.



I personalized the houses using Word.



The houses are quite large and hold a lot of goodies!



The backs of the Spooky Houses are almost as cute as the fronts.



I purchased the template here. Please note, the owner is strict with her terms of use and does not allow entry into challenges, contests, publications, etc. Other templates I work with (Creations by AR, The Cutting Cafe, and My Scrap Chick) allow entry into challenges/contests/publications, as well as selling of completed projects. After all, it is good business practice to have your company advertised.

I hope you enjoyed today's Spooky Houses. They are nicer than the ones I made in 2011, which you can see here.

Thanks for stopping by!



Supplies used:  SU CS, misc. PP, and self-adhesive felt, EKSuccess Pumpkin and Spider Punches, IO Cat Dies, Marianne Designs Die, MS Bat, Drippy Goo, Grass, Spider Web, and Spooky Fence Punches, Sizzix Lollipop Alphabet and Originals Ghost #2 Dies, Sizzlet Skeleton, Spellbinders Leaves Dies, and SU Bat Punch.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween Countdowns

Happy Wednesday!

As the Spooky Halloween Countdown I made for my brother last year was such a big hit, I made two slightly different versions this year for the girls that live behind my mother.

I can report that this year's Halloween Countdowns were also a big hit! Here is a picture of the two Countdowns together:


I used the Creations by AR Dessert Cage template and altered the top to resemble a chimney. The instructions for the countdown boxes can be found on last year's post.

The grey Halloween Countdown is Chloe's:




This Halloween Countdown is Katie's:




Embellishing the Halloween Countdowns was so much fun. The Days 'til Halloween sentiment was created in Word.

I am entering the Halloween countdowns in the following challenges:

Score-Pal "More Than One Score" Challenge #9 - Fall/Halloween
I hand-cut the Creations by AR Dessert Cage templates and used my Score-Pal for all the scores on the template pieces and for the countdown boxes.

The Sizzix Challenge / Halloween!
I used the following Sizzix products:  Lollipop Numbers Dies, Originals Ghost #2 Dies, and Sizzlet Skeleton.

I hope you enjoyed my Spooky Halloween Countdowns as much as I enjoyed making them and as much as the girls enjoyed receiving them!

Thanks for stopping by!



Supplies used:  SU Basic Black, Old Olive, and Very Vanilla CS, Bazzill CS, Bo Bunny PP, Versafine Onyx Black Ink, EKSuccess Pumpkin and Spider Punches, MS Bat, Drippy Goo, Grass, Spider Web, and Spooky Fence Punches, IO Tall Grass Die, Spellbinders Headstone Dies, Marianne Designs Lamppost Die, Sizzix Lollipop Numbers and Originals Ghost #2 Dies, Sizzlet Skeleton, and PTI Mr. Bones Stamp Set.







Tuesday, October 28, 2014

SU Weekly Deals and More

Happy Tuesday!  


It's time for the new SU Weekly Deals:  


The above Weekly Deals are available through Monday, Nov. 3 (while supplies last).


Thinking of becoming a SU demo? Sign-up by Fri., Oct. 31 and receive a free pack of DSP for six months!


Click HERE to join SU.


Win every item currently available in the Project Life by Stampin' Up! line!

FIRST PLACE PRIZE: ONE HUNDRED (100) first place winners will receive their choice of any single Project Life by Stampin' Up! card collection and coordinating accessory pack. (Approximate Retail Value of prize: $24.90 USD.)
GRAND PRIZE: ONE (1) grand prize winner will receive every item currently available in the Project Life by Stampin' Up! line! (Approximate Retail Value of prize: $475.00 USD. Subject to item availability on date the prize is awarded. See Official Rules for details.)

Click HERE to enter give-a-way.

Please E-mail me if you have any questions.

Thanks for stopping by!  



Sunday, October 26, 2014

IBS Birthday Blog Hop

Happy Sunday!


Surprise! I am here today, along with other gals on the Inspired by Stamping design team, to wish the Inspired by Stamping store's owner, Joanna, a happy 3rd anniversary for the store and an early happy birthday!  You should have arrived here from Leah's blog. If not, and you'd like to join the fun, please start at Joanna's blog and hop along with us to wish her many happy returns! We have all made birthday creations to share using Inspired by Stamping products.  Come and take a peek at mine:


I fussy cut the flowers from the Basket of Flowers image to create a window box scene. Two Vintage Tickets, a piece of Vintage Floral paper in the window, a feminine, tulle bow, and a couple of pearls finish off the vintage-looking birthday card.



The sentiment from Basket of Flowers was stamped and die cut with the large banner die from Fancy Label Dies 3.

Thank you for stopping by today and for hopping with us from Inspired by Stamping! Your next stop is Marzena's blog.

Happy 3rd Inspired by Stamping Anniversary and Happy Birthday Joanna!

Blog Hop Order:

Inspired by Stamping
Donna Nuce
Grace Tolman
Irit Shalom
Joanne Herbert
Kendra Sand
Kylie Purtell
Leah Cornelius
Lisa Eisner (that's me!)
Marzena Ziuziakowska
Mynn Kitchen
Nicole Picadura
Nurpur Priya
Shan Mckee
Vicki Dutcher













Friday, October 24, 2014

IBS Holiday Release Week - Build a Stocking

Happy Friday!


Welcome to Day Five of Holiday Release Week at Inspired by Stamping

Today the Build a Stocking stamp set is being released. This set features a stocking and three stocking toppers. The Build a Stocking stamp set is also chock full of adorable images that you can use for all your holiday cards and tags.



For my card today, I used the colors from IBSIC Challenge #87:


I stamped the stitched stocking from the Build a Stocking stamp set onto patterned paper and 'filled' it with the gingerbread man and lollipop from the Sugar & Spice stamp set. The sentiment is also from the Sugar & Spice stamp set and the pretty snowflake is from the Build a Stocking stamp set.

Here is the inside:


The double candy cane image is from the Build a Stocking stamp set.

Now it's time to visit the Inspired by Stamping Blog to see more DT inspiration and get all the details on Release Week.

Thanks for stopping by!







Thursday, October 23, 2014

IBS Holiday Release Week - Big Holidays and Christmas Wreath

Happy Thursday!  


Welcome to Day Four of Holiday Release Week at Inspired by Stamping. I am so excited--two stamp sets are being released today!

I have three cards today using the Big Holidays stamp set and the new free with $50 purchase Christmas Wreath stamp set.


First up is a window scene that includes a sneak peek of an image that is in the stamp set being released tomorrow.


The snowflakes and bow are images from the Christmas Wreath stamp set. This is a fun set with images to build a wreath. Of course, the images can all be used independently. The pretty Merry Christmas sentiment is from the Big Holidays stamp set, which includes two additional big holiday sentiments!

I carried the snowflakes to the inside as well:


The sentiment is from the Poinsettias stamp set, which was released yesterday.

Next up are two CAS cards featuring sentiments from the Big Holidays stamp set.



Just because the cards are CAS, doesn’t mean you can’t add a bit of bling!

Again, I stamped the snowflake from the Christmas Wreath stamp set on the inside of the cards.



I am having so much fun with the new Holiday stamp sets and know you will too!

Now it's time to visit the Inspired by Stamping Blog to see what Mynn and Joanna are sharing along with me today.

Thanks for stopping by!













Tuesday, October 21, 2014

SU Weekly Deals

Happy Tuesday! 


It's time for the new SU Weekly Deals: 


The above Weekly Deals are available through Monday, Oct. 27 (while supplies last).

Please E-mail me if you have any questions.

Thanks for stopping by!