Monday, October 25, 2010

Halloween Card and Postcard 2010

This year, I was going for simple and sweet for my Halloween greetings.  I succeeded for the most part and here is what I came up with:

A very simple card using black and green cardstock.  I got the stickers at WalMart and used some spider confetti I had and along with some ribbon I found at ACMoore.  I made an envelope out of orange cardstock using the Martha Stewart score board (a very useful tool!!).

I made this little saying up.  It's not Hallmark...but it works!

I found this stamp at Hobby Lobby!  Now I can make postcards so easy!  Love it!

For this postcard, I just stamped the frog and didn't ink his crown.  Then, I free hand cut a hat out of black cardstock and some craps of silver paper I had.  I followed the shape of the witches hat from the WalMart witch stickers I found (above).

Not too bad, eh?

Happy Crafting!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Grown Up Halloween Mini Album!

I did have some fun finishing this up...but it took longer than I thought!  I'm not as creative when it comes to spooky and scary minis. My career is in forensics and I was having issues with this? I guess it's just a different when it's not work. LOL Hope you enjoy!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Odds and ends

This is the "haul" that I got over a few days of major coupon shopping.  Here's a tip:  Michael's accepts competitors coupons.   Being the largest craft store, their selection and prices are often far superior, so you can find items and get a great deal!  Happy shopping!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Scrappy Christmas Card

I found a whole bunch of scraps from a Christmas crop I did last year and decided to put them to good use!  This card is *really* easy and you probably have all the stuff you need already.

Un-dead Fred

This is the first zombie!  It took me about an hour to put him together including the sewing.  I chose parts from a few patterns and changed him a bit, but the result is one creepy looking little dude!  Fun!

I went on a shopping spree of sorts over the last few days and I picked up the paper that I'm using in the background for this picture.  It's from the Martha Stewart holiday paper collection in 'vampire'.  I might post a haul video on youtube so you'll be able to see all the goodies.  This paper collection is probably my favorite find though!  Two Peas in a had it here...but, Michaels had it on sale too, so if you're near one be sure to check them out.  So many good sales going on right now...hard to resist!

Sunday, September 26, 2010


Zombies seem to be popular right now, for reasons I really don't fully understand.  Movies like Shawn of the Dead and Zombieland are entertaining for sure (I can't lie, both those movies are hilarious--see 'em!), but I'm not running out to get a t-shirt or anything.  That said, I found some zombies that I'm totally excited about:  Zombie Felties!

I'm thinking of trying to make the pirate zombie first...maybe the classic zombie.  I'll post again when I get one done!  The directions are simple and, and I really love this:  you don't need to blow up any of the templates for the zombie parts.  So, you can trace right from the book if you want.   The beads are probably the most expensive and hardest parts to find, which are relatively easy to find and not really expensive.  My husband wants me to make some of these and put santa hats on them for Christmas ornaments....yikes.  We'll see!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Stamping fun!

I tried my hand with unmounted stamps and bought some from Oxford Impressions. They have *amazing* high quality red rubber stamps.  If you like stamping, you really should stop by.  Here's a picture of their "Steampunk Works" collection:

 I bought the  "Classic Alice" set of stamps and had a lot of fun playing with them yesterday.  It's so economical and easy to do stamping this way!  Mounting the stamps to EZ mount foam is ridiculously simple (step #1: peel, step #2: stick!) and then they're ready for use with any acrylic block.  You can watch the youtube video for details:

for EZ mount, I went here:
Oxford Impressions:
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Halloween Mini Album

I made a Halloween recipes mini album!  The recipes I used were all super simple and made with only a few ingredients.

If you can't read the recipes and want them, let me know and I can email them to you or post them if there's interest.  Enjoy!

Hello, Hello!

I'm new to the whole "blogging" experience, but I'm excited to see how it goes!  The holidays are coming up, so I'm eager to get some crafting projects done!

I'm going to be making Christmas cards this year and I have two baby blankets to knit: one by December and the other by January.  When I get those done, I'll post some pictures.  I'm making the 'Big Bad Baby Blanket' out of Stitch and Bitch...which is a relatively easy one to do.  If you're new to knitting (or looking for a reference), this book is awesome!  Do yourself a favor and get it!