Saturday, October 29, 2011

Halloween Treats

I over estimated my purchase of halloween M & M's for the test tube treat holders so had to come up with a way to use them. The paper sleeve  measures 8 1/2" long by 2 3/4" wide then scored at 3 3/4" and 4 3/4". The mini ziplock bags can be found at most craft stores. The pumpkin cut out was made with the Martha Stewart punch that can be positioned anywhere on the paper. Also used Martha Stewart punch to do the Boo border across the top and added a strip of black paper behind so the words would stand out. The spider and cat are also MS punches. I think these will be a hit with my daughter-in-laws Kindergarten class on Monday.

Test Tube Treats

Here is my version of the test tube treat holder as seen on web site. I had a little trouble locating the Martha Stewart  test tubes as so many places had sold out. Just when I have given up on locating them I found them at Joann's Fabric half off!!.  The directions were very easy to follow and were a great hit with the ladies in my social club when we met last Sunday afternoon for our monthly get together.  I filled the tubes with black and orange M & M's.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Scrapping Cottage Blog Challenge

I am so excited that my Halloween card entered in the Scrapping Cottage Blog Challenge has been selected as the winner. I have won a $25.00 gift certificate and plan to spend it as soon as the second round of Christmas dies are available. If you haven't visited their web site, I encourage you to do so for they have amazing dies and a great team of designers to show you how they can be used.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Boss's Day Card

The Winter Bird 4x6 die from Cottage Cutz works well for any season bird. According to Hallmark, October 16th is Boss's Day but since that falls on a Sunday, I will present the card  to my  boss on Friday. I cut several birds and wings, glued them together so they would be thicker ( a technique I learned from The Scrapping Cottage design team member, Barry) then chalked the edges with a darker blue which made the bird really "pop" against the plaid paper.   Instead of using the ornament that came in this die, I used an orange 1 3/4" circle and a white  1 1/4" circle with computer generated sentiment.  I added the bow in the same color as the orange circle. Hope you will enjoy my card and thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

This is the motion card I designed to enter in The Scrapping Cottage blog challenge using the Haunted House Border 4x6 die.  When you rotate the wheel tab at the bottom of the card, the moom will rise and set behind the house. In order to get this to happen, I had to design a donut style wheel, covered the center hole with acetate then  adhered the moon and bat on. The bats are  from an EK Success punch I purchased last year.
The moon is a simple circle in yellow then inked with a darker yellow for contrast and highlighted with gold glitter.

Baby Card

My son coaches a soccer team and when he learned one of the player's mom is expecting, he ask me to design a card for her . My inspiration came  from a card  done by Donna Mundinger (Popsicletoes). I used the following Cricut cartridges; My Community for the tree and grass and New Arrival for the baby in a sling and word "baby".