Saturday, October 31, 2009

What Have I Been Up To?

A LOT! We are in the process of purchasing another house closer to where we both work, as my husband now works in Columbus, also working on a presentation I wil give to my fellow staff memebers in 2 weeks, and being a mom, teacher, and wife. PHEW! I think that's about it, however, I have had a few moments each night this past week to work on some projects this week. Below is the treat I made for each of my 20 students, a little Pumpkin Poo!
To make the pumpkin, I cut a strip of 4" wide by 12" long orange colored paper and folded it around a cello bag filled with Halloween candy. I punched two 1" black circle, two 1 3/8" white circle, and a 1 7/8" SU! scallop punch from green.
After adhering the black circle to the white one, I glued the "eyes" on the pumpkin. Next, I cut the scallop punch circle in half, glued it on the back of the pumpkin to be the stem, and embellished with a curled slice of green paper for a vine.
On the back of each pumpkin, I added the following poem:
I started to carve a pumpkin,
With my carving knife and scoop,
But the pumpkin got so scared, he took a little poop!
It looked so cute and funny,
Just like a candy treat,
So I'm sharing it with you now,
Because you are so sweet!

I hope you all have a Wickedly Delightful Halloween, we are off to trick-or-treat this evening and finish it all off with a delicious pizza for dinner!

Monday, October 19, 2009

a SWEET start to the week~

How SWEET is this! I had a little time last night before Desperate Housewives came on, so I actually created a card. I know, it's been a while, but I got back in the swing of it pretty quick. This card is for Sweet Sketch Wednesday's Sketch #19, and i just love the colors I chose for this card, so autumnal and warm feeling.

CS: perfect plum; DCWV green #1; leaf DP
Accessories: 3/8" brown organdy ribbon; pewter mini-flower brad; gem-stone leaf jewels

Sunday, October 18, 2009

I don't mean to SCARE you...

Hello, ladies! This sweet little man is for Thanksgiving. Hope he doesn't "scare" you too much, as he is supposed to deliver feelings of gratitude for my family, friends, and all that I am blessed to have and share with others. Melissa over at TMS designed the layout for this week

Cardstock: Perfect Plum, leap DP
Image: Fall Shape Ups "scarecrow" Integrity by Joni
Accessories: Cuttlebug dry embossing folder "Flourishes"; 3/8" brown organdy ribbon; antique gold mini-flower brad; tourquois and orange prima mini flowers; pop-it tape

Thanks for looking, and visit joni's shop for some CUTE stuff!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

2-in-1 and I am done!

This card's layout is from Sweet Sketch Wednesday's sketch #18, the colors are from 2 Red Bananas color challenge to use orange, black, and purple. I always love it when I can combine two challenge in one card. Oh, and BONUS-- guess who is sponsoring the challenge this week over at SSW... YEP Say It With Stamps, by Jen. So go on over there, participate, and WIN YOURSELF SOMETHING! ;)

Thanks for looking, maybe I will be able to post again on Friday, as I am off that day.

Monday, October 12, 2009

2 Red Bananas.... a week later...

Don't ya just love Gold Peak (c) Tea? I do, and LOVE the glass bottles just as much as the tea in them. This is an example of what I am making for Karsyn's two preschool teachers for the upcoming haunted holiday. A few "Bat Droppings" anyone???????? Enjoy!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Happy Birthdays to you....

Over at TMS sketch this past week, Theresa celebrated 2 birthdays, the date she was born, and the day she was given the opportunity to live life again. This pink, black, gray & white card was quick to whip up, and looks great for any gal pal I choose to share it with.
After spending hte week being sick and takign care of a sick little one, we partied all weekend long at a dear friend's wedding, and now I have cards na projects to post, but cannot find my camera. Isn't that the way it goes?

Anyways, I completed card for TMS challenges, both last week (#13) and this week (#14) sponsored by SIWS by Jen, SSW#18 which is also sponsored by SIWS, by Jen, and 2 Red Bananas challenges for last week (container)and this week's orange, black and purple challenge.

Off to find that camera!