Monday, October 29, 2007

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Etsy Store!

Thanks, Mabelle! I finally opened my Etsy Store!!!! Please take a couple of minutes and check it out. I have posted this calendar for purchase, but could also custom create one just for you using your favorite colors, theme, or designer paper collection!

Becky's Halloween Challenge

Just before we left Orlando, Becky threw out a challenge to Misty and I to create a Halloween card using at least one of the Michaels $1 bin Halloween stamps and post before Halloween.
Well, here's what I came up with....
The card is purple cardstock (5 1/2" Square). The edges are inked using Noir Palette ink (TAC). The next layer is a 5" square dark metallic Emerald cardstock with the corners punched using a ticket punch. I then placed a birch colored cardstock (TAC) on top of the emerald cardstock and stamped my image. I paper-pieced the numbers using Adam's Family cardstock from Rusty Pickle. I then cut a frame (4 1/2" Square) from black cardstock and also ticket punched the corners. I adorned the left edge of the frame with a scrap of green gingham ribbon. Using a simple Iris folding technique, I filled in the black frame using scraps of the Adam's Family cardstock. I attached the frame in place on top of the layers to complete the card.
Thanks, Becky! I had a great time doing this card!

More Ghoulish Goodies

I had such a GREAT time creating these little goody boxes! I got the template from Brenda Quintana on Split Coast Stampers. They are SO easy and quick to make. They would be awesome for a classroom treat or a little party favor! I used Sparkle Ima Ghost (Cloud9Design) cardstock for the box. I cut a 12" X 12" sheet into an 8 1/2" X 11", and ran it through my printer to get the pattern. I adorned it with Halloween ribbon from Michaels, and used a little purple stickles (TAC) for some BLING! I stamped "BOO" (Papertrey) onto the acetate window using black stazon ink (TAC) and outlined using black stickles (TAC). The box is aged using a sponge and a little Noir Palette ink (TAC). Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Sunday, October 21, 2007


One of my favorite times of the year is the beginning of fall. The days are still warm, but the air is crisp with light blue skies. It's hard to believe it has come around again so soon, especially after just leaving 90 degree weather in Florida! But, it is time to think about the little ghosts and goblins in our lives. I'm working on some little treat pails for my neices and nephew. I altered some empty Prima flower pails that I had using B.A. Ghoul (Cloud9Design) and Along Came a Spider (Reminisce) papers. I stamped the jack-o-lantern's face and tag using Spooky Sweets (Papertrey). I will fill each pail with goodies for the kids. I think they will really enjoy them!

The gang in my office LOVES gum, so I also designed some little gum holders that work perfect with the Orbitz brand gum. It just wraps around the original packaging and uses a ribbon for a slider. I thought they turned out pretty cute, too! I used a burnt orange cardstock covered with Gomez, Adams Family collection (Rusty Pickle) for the cover, some Halloween ribbon from Michaels, and Trick or Treat from the Spooky Sweets set (Papertrey).
Happy Halloween to all those ghouls out there! More haunting projects to come.......


I was so blessed to have spent a week with two of my BEST girlfriends, Becky and Misty, in Orlando earlier this month. We stayed in my timeshare in Kissimmee, FL, and spent most of our time stamping and creating. One of my favorite projects that we worked on was an altered Bare Elements (B.E.) Reyna Castle book. We used halloween paper turning it into a Haunted Castle. First, we painted the books with Making Memories black paint, then covered them with paper. The papers I used were: Spider Web, Silly Spiders (Adorn It), Ghoulish Green (Karen Foster), and Happy Halloween (K & Co). In addition, I added dimensional stickers from the $1 bin at Michaels and some Halloween ribbon from Michaels. The edges of the papers were all inked using Noir Palette ink. We had many laughs trying to get these done. See, Misty and I are both, well, BUSTY. We had a great "shelf" to hold our projects on while we sanded the edges. Poor miss Becky was working from her lap. The books were a little difficult to manipulate, but SO worth it! They turned out adorable!
We also had the chance to spend Saturday stamping with Mabelle Ramirez-Ortiz, a fabulous artist and designer for The Angel Company. She is a beautiful person with an amazing gift! I absolutely LOVE her designs. We all had a project to share with each other, and had a wonderful day. I feel so blessed to have such amazing friends!