Thursday, August 25, 2011

Boo banner

When the My Creations Banner came out, I thought it was THE cutest thing.  . . .
but then I couldn't figure out WHAT the heck to do with it.
(don't you hate it when that happens!?)

But I got inspired when I started playing with my stash of Mischief paper, and felt goodies.

I had a HORRIBLE time trying to photograph this crazy thing, so please bear with my picture.  I'll try to get some better pictures soon. 
I covered each of the pennants with patterned paper, and distressed the heck out of the edges!  I used the felt shapes, and trimmed some of the cool little labels from the patterned paper (and inked the edges of them.)  The letters are from the Friendship Alphabet. (love that stamp set!)
I added some black ribbon to the ends, and used the links that come with the banner set to attach the pennants together.
Now, for my next mission. . . .should I tell you? (Maybe I should surprise you. . .)
No, I'll let you in on my secret.  My next mission, is to create ANOTHER banner, on the back side.  That way, I will have a reversible banner! Halloween, and then flip it for Thanksgiving (or Christmas. . .I haven't decided which!)
I'll be SURE to share it as soon as I have a plan, and make it happen!

Have a GREAT weekend!  We are going to be recovering after Bryce's first week of school, and celebrating Tanner's second birthday! Oh, yes . . .humor me for a moment, and I'll share Mr. B's back-to-school photo!
Cute as can be, right!!!??
Happy weekend!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

a little more spooooky!

A little more spooooky Halloween goodness for you today! (I warned you last week!) I used the August stamps on these two cards, along with other matching goodies from the catalog.  (See previous post for more info on this fun Halloween stamp set!)
On both of these cards I used a while colored pencil to highlight my images.  The sentiment on this first card, as well as the stripe are from the new patterned papers - I LOVE that CTMH has jumped on board and added that little strip to the edge of their patterned papers!

On this second card, I used the felt frame from the Workshops on the Go kit, but you can also get it in the Midnight Felt Shapes sheet.  I stamped the witch's head inside the frame, and added some other witchy goodies, and again added the highlights in white colored pencil.  I was sort of going for a "witch's house scene" although I'm not sure I totally pulled it off! LOL!
Next week. . .home decor project! It's all done, i just need to photograph it for you! Have a terrific weekend, and a fabulous week! Make sure you snag this August stamp set before it's TOO LATE! September is RIGHT around the corner!

Thursday, August 11, 2011


I don't know about you, but we are pretty dang ready for AUTUMN around here. 
And playing with Halloween stamps and paper only makes it worse.  Or better. I'm not sure what it does, but it is certainly making me THINK about fall weather and festivities!
For the next few weeks, I'm going to be sharing some projects centered around the new paper pack, Mischief, and this month's Stamp of the Month, called Wicked.  
I am not a HUGE Halloween person.  I love pumpkins, and kids dressed up in cute costumes.  And I certainly love candy! But I'm not so much into the spooky stuff. That all being said, I really LOVE this stamp set! The cat is stinkin' adorable, and I love that honeycomb pattern.  At first, I wasn't sure what to do with it, but i think it made the perfect little background for my sentiment! (It would be a great journaling spot too - and you can stamp it repeatedly to make a background!)

So there you have it! I think the card is pretty self-explanatory.  I inked the edges of everything.  And the paper I stamped the witchy woman onto, has the fence along the bottom edge - it worked perfectly.  (And did you notice the tiny jewels I added to her shoes!?) 

I'll be back next week with a few more cards (and maybe a home decor project later this month) to get you all ready for FALL!!!  

Thursday, August 4, 2011

all new goodies!!!!

Well I just returned home from a week of playing with BRAND NEW GOODIES!  Today's card features NEW NEW NEW, . . .new Roxie patterned paper (you are going to LOVE the new thicker cardstock weight patterned paper!) Also a new stamp set, and this image was cut out with the NEW Cricut cartridge! (you can see the new Close To My Heart Cricut cartridge, and the coordinating stamps HERE).  I have all of the new paper with me at home now, as well as the new August Stamp of the Month, and I will have lots more to share in the coming weeks!