Sunday, October 31, 2010

HaPpY HaLLoWeeN!!!!

It's finally here...and it's been a CRaZy day with last minute details to take care of.  My daughter and husband are off to a HUGE band competition.  Me and my little buddy have plans to Trick-or-Treat very soon! He's super excited! I wanted to share his adorable costume...it turned out pretty good, I must say.  Although that hat about killed me and it's still not quite right...lol! But he loves it and I'm looking forward to an evening of fun with my little guy!

 

















  Hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend!  And if you're going out for some HaLLoWeeN fun tonight....be safe & have a great time!

Monday, October 25, 2010

It's almost HaLLOwEEn!!

...one more week!  And really, it's this week that I love the most.  The anticipation of all the fun we have planned throughout the week.  We went pumpkin picking last week and got a ton of pumpkins when my husband did the "all you can carry" pumpkin challenge - we got 10!  3 really big ones, a few mediums and some small ones too...oh, and a butternut squash that I baked with cinnamon & brown sugar...it was sooooo good!  I still want to add a few more decorations to the house - maybe a scarecrow; I have a pumpkin muffin recipe I want to try; I have to finish up my son's Mario costume (so cute...and easy!); we'll be carving some of those pumpkins soon and I have a class party at the end of the week.  A lot to do, but I'm looking forward to it all.


I've also been creating a bunch of Halloween projects lately...including this Spiderman layout based on a sketch by Trisha Hill at Sketch Inspiration - you can find the sketch on the Bo Bunny Blog.  Here's my interpretation............
It's a Spiderman Halloween!  The photo was from a couple years ago, but it's a favorite (I love his pose!) so I scrapped it again!  :)  The paper, stamps and embellishments are from Bo Bunny's Whoo-ligans collection.


Cut the webs with a craft knife...yep, that took awhile.  :)


















I made this Halloween Tray and a few Party Project Ideas for Fiskars using their Halloween Night Clear Stamps and assortment of other tools including a few Squeeze Punches...






















The pattern paper is Happy Halloween by Echo Park Paper (<---love them!)













These little dimensional pumpkins are my favorite! 









A paper treat box made from the Journal Shape Template.

Last but not least is this sign, "The Witch is In...": sign I made using Glue Arts Car Accents....that's right, they're not JUST for cars!! 



And these super simple Spooky Lollipop Covers...













Again...Echo Park Paper...


















So that's it...for now.  I'll have more to come...

Happy Monday!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Fabric, Stamps & Paper...oh my!

It seems that I've been doing a little bit of everything lately...lots of sewing projects especially.  My sewing skills are pretty basic but I learn a little more each time I tackle a new challenge and it's so much fun, too.

This Pumpkin Pincushion for the Fiskars' website was super easy to make... However, it's been kidnapped by one of my kids so I think I'll need to make another one...lol!

















I also made these simple Fabric Gift Bags that are handy for just about anything - small gift, treats, potpourri.  They can be used again rather than throwing away packaging as you normally might.  And they're all made essentially the same way with a few minor changes.  I plan on making more of the mini totes to fill with small gifts & gift cards for the holidays.













Here is a Sewing Accessory Set that requires virtually NO SEWing using Glue Arts new Fabric Bond Adhesive...love this stuff!  It really made it easy to attach the Cosmo Cricket fabric (so cute!) to the chipboard for the mini needle book. No waiting for glue to dry or having it get brittle & crack later on!


 












For stamping...I had the opportunity to work with these cute stamps by InStyle Stamps.  You can find a bunch of projects on the Glue Arts blog by the rest of the Glue Girls.
Here are the cards I made...

Thinking of You
 









 I paper pieced the stamp design with different pattern paper - My Mind's Eye
  
















A Little Bird Told Me...
 
















More paper piecing...cut out the pieces with a craft knife.



















And last, but not least...a Halloween Candle/Candy Jar for Bo Bunny...  It's filled with Candy Corn...decorative and yummy!














And if you haven't already taken a peek at the newest Bo Bunny releases, stop by the blog and check out these links ---> Crush, Midnight Frost & Crazy Love (<--my new favorite!) Can NOT wait to create with these fabulous new lines!

Thanks for stopping by today...enjoy your long weekend!  It's going to be beautiful here in PA and we have lots to do...a football game (my daughter plays flute), pumpkin picking and the PA Renn Faire!  :)