Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Halloween

I am going to have to find another use for this paper because I love it! That, or I'll be using it again next Halloween (that would be ok too)!

This is for Splitcoaststampers sketch challenge (SC200). I used the small clear Studio g stamps that I bought at Michael's. If you've ever not gotten good, clean images from them, don't feel bad. I always scuff them up with an emory board first. It doesn't damage the stamp and you get a cleaner image.

I inked the edges of the circles with black. The pumpkin is colored with an orange Sakura glaze pen and a green Copic glitter pen. It was paper pieced and put up on a SU dimensional. The 'trick or treat' is outlined with the clear Copic glitter pen. I actually sewed the button around the ribbon so I knew it wouldn't fall off.

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Witch is In!

This is one of my favorite cards from last year. The stamps are from the $1 bin at Michael's. The shoes just screamed "Halloween" to me. The saying is what hooked me into the purchase!

I used black Staz-on to stamp the images. I color the stockings orange and purple. Gold glitter on the shoe buckles (and some accidentally on the stockings, but I liked it). The black strip is crimped, but you can't tell in the scan. You can see I am still using ribbon from last year. Just a fun halloween card I thought I'd share.



Black Spider Nugget Tents

These are the same as the previously posted ones, but I used black paper instead. The other ones just didn't seem to "pop". These are better. Though I wish I have orange Stickles (glitter glue) to put around the edge of the image.

Thanks for looking!


Friday, October 24, 2008

Nugget Tents

This is a quick and easy treat for the kid's class.

You cut the paper to measure 4 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches. Score at 1 3/4 and 3 3/4 inches. (If you have a Scor-Pal, line up the edge at 2 1/2 and then score at the 4 1/4 line, flip the paper, and do the same to score the other line.)

I stamped the image and then attached it to the orange paper. The back side (of the orange tent) says "From:" and I make my kids sign them. :)

You place a Hershey's nugget (secure it with a glue dot) in the 1 inch area and fold up the sides. You punch a hole at the top through both layers and a tie a ribbon through the hole. That's it!

Feel free to contact me with any questions!! Deb

For My Ghoulfriends

This was a frustrating card for me. I really wanted to use this paper, but I couldn't get it to work. This layout is a sketch challenge from the My Favorite Things forum over at

I used paper from Imaginisce on this card. The image was stamped and then the dresses were paper pieced. The hat and tights of the girl on the right were paper pieced with the small polka dot paper on the top strip. It just didn't look good, so I colored over it with a Ruby Red marker and Copic gold glitter pen....better. The tights on the left girl weren't right either. The colors were off. I put Stickles over them to mute the colors...better. I actually wasn't happy with this at all, especially with the amount of time I had put into this card. I left it for the night.

The next evening, it didn't look so bad. I figured I would see what I could do with it. I selected the paper for the back panels. They are inked in SU chocolate chip ink around the edges. They are mounted on SU very vanilla cardstock that is inked at the edges with SU ruby red ink. The sheer ribbon is from ?? The image panel is matted on Ruby Red paper and up on SU dimensionals. The button is from Doodlebug (I think). The image is stamped in Brilliance graphite black. It is colored with SU and Copic markers. The broom and boots are outlined with the gold glitter pen.

The sentiment is stampin with Brilliance Graphite Black and traced over with a Copic gold glitter pen.

I actually like how it turned out. Yay!! Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Handmade Burp Cloths

I am such a horrible is so sad. I like to make things, but I tend to put them of until the last minute. I started these burp cloths about 2 months ago and I just finished them last night. The baby they are for is almost 2 weeks old. That's really not too bad in my world. :) These are so quick and easy, I should have been done in just a couple of days.

I went through a period of time when I wanted to sew and so I was going to make these for people who were having babies. I bought a bunch of cute baby flannel and guess what? That's right, I never used it. Well, I think I made some for one person, but I continued to buy more flannel, but no sewing was going on. Needless to say, I had plenty of flannel to choose from when I went to make these.

I also made a card to go with this gift. The card has been done for 2 months, go figure! This is set if from Stampin Up (In the Stars). The DCWV pp is cut into 3 equal panels and the sides are distressed. There is sheer ribbon around the panel. The white panel is pierced with the SU mat stack items. I stamped the 'wordy' star and cut it out. The circle layer was stamped, then inked around the edge and accented with Stickles around the edge (to coordinate with the glitter on the pp). The 'cherish' was stamped in white and embossed with white glitter ep.

I hope they like the gift! Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, October 17, 2008

Altered Notebook for Cub Scouts

I decided to make an altered notebook and donate this item as well. These are so quick and easy to make (or should be, read on) and that is what I like about them.

I used the Cub Scout paper and embossed stickers from K & Co. the adhered the paper with Mod Podge. I cut each (about) in half and them place a small strip of paper over the seams. Well, I accidentally got some paper tears from setting the notebook down too soon after covering the paper with the Mod Podge (I like to paint the Mod Podge over the paper to help seal and protect it and also, I like the brush marks it leaves). So, I wasn't going to make another one...I used the embossed stickers to cover my errors. Worked great!! I was pretty happy with how this one turned out.

Thanks for checking out my creations! Deb

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Halloween Bag

This is just a simply covered white bag that I will put all the goodies in. Same K & Co paper. I will get some green or orange tissue paper for the bag, but I only had this tissue paper for the photo. Thanks for stopping by!

Halloween Post-It Note Holder

I felt like I needed one more item for my set to donate to the Cub Scout's silent auction and this is it! No stamping again, but this was fun and easy to make.

I used a 4 x 4 chipboard coaster as the base. It is covered in pp from K & Co. using Mod Podge. The same print is on both sides. The edges were sanded and then inked in black. The post-it notes were attached with Mod Podge. The binder clip is at the top with a pumpkin button (attached with a pop dot) and various ribbon. There are magnets on the back so it can go on the fridge. I attached the magnets with glue dots and they are holding strong. I know this is just something little for their auction, but I hope it helps.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Halloween Ingredients

Wow, this card started 2 days ago (between trying to clean my office space and uploading pictures of my high school friends onto facebook, it's taken that long to complete). It started out being for splitcoaststampers sketch challenge, but I just couldn't get it to work with this.

Here goes....

I colored each of the jars with a SU or Copic marker. The labels on each are colored with the clear Copic Spica glitter pen. The image was heat embossed with black glitter ep. The top of each jar is outlined (on the inside) with Copic BG10 and then filled in with Stickles. Each jar was cut out and mounted on SU dimensionals and placed over the stamped images on the underneath panel. Each jar on the underneath panel is outlined and shadowed with Copic BG10. The edge of the jar panel is inked in black, but it wasn't dark enough for me so I cut out a black panel that barely extends past the top panel.The green panel was made with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and then it was sanded. The sentiment is stamped in black and then traced over with the Copic clear glitter pen. The pp is mounted on the orange paper and the edge of the orange panel is distressed.

How, I must say, I'm happy with how this turned out. IRL the jars really pop up. I like how the spiderweb turned out. The glitter pen on the sentiment is very subtle, but it catches your eye and makes you look at it again.
Supplies: SU paper (Pumpkin pie, Basic Black), K & co patterned paper, Cuttlebug with embossing folder, Brilliance Graphite Black ink, Embossing powder. Copic Markers (BG10, Clear Spica glitter pen), SU markers, Ribbon, Heidi Swapp Distressing tool


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Halloween Coaster Photo Frame

This is the second item I will include in my Halloween set. It was CASE'd from stampinat6213 at Her frame is here:

I used the same paper as the nugget tin (from K & Co.). I have had the buttons for awhile, but I believe they are from Doodlebug. The spiders are from Jolee's Boutique. I have also had those for a long time. 'Bout time I used this stuff. No stamping on this project. I just couldn't find the right one.

I used Mod Podge to adhere the paper to the coasters. I used my Cropadile to punch hole in the coasters and then set the eyelets. It was pretty quick and easy. Under 2 hours for my first attempt at making this.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Halloween Nugget Tin

I wanted to donate something for our Cub Scout Pack's Halloween Carnival. I am going to make a small set of handmade items and this is the first one. This is a nugget tin with patterned paper covered Hershey's nuggets. The paper is from K & Co. I purchased the tin from Papertrey Ink. The paper to cover the nuggets measures 1" x 2 7/8". I used my ATG gun and then glue dots (they worked better) to cover the nuggets. The paper is a little heavier than most patterned paper I have, so it was a little stiff to go around the candy. I lined the bottom of the tin with the polka dot paper. The stamps are from Papertrey as well, Spooky Treats II. I stamped the image with Brilliance Graphite Black and then in marigold from a Dauber Duo. I used clear embossing powder over the marigold. Then I stamped off the cobweb once and then stamped over the image. I like the way it turned out. I used Nestabilities and the Cuttlebug to cut the diecuts. My next item is going to be a small coaster frame. Thanks for checking out my tin!