Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Pumpkin Pickin

Hello Everyone!
Happy Halloween!

I am sure we are going to have lots of costume clad children ring our door bell this evening!


A2 size card base in golden yellow
rust mat cut at 4 3/8 by 5 5/8
Image stamped on cream cardstock and colored with Bic Mark It! Markers
Brown strip across bottom of card measures 1 1/2 by 4 inches
Sentiment "Pumpkin pickin" from CARDZTV STAMPS from the stamp set called "Thankful for You"

Have a great Halloween!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Cardz TV Stamps Design Team Ch #17

Happy Friday! 
Today is the beginning of a brand new challenge over at Cardz TV!

Cardz TV Stamps Design Team Ch#17:

"Fall-o-ween Fun"

Starts: Friday, October 19th 12:00 am EST
Ends: Thursday, October 25th, Noon EST
Details: Create a HALLOWEEN or FALL card, layout, or craft project.
Prize: 1 set of Cardz TV Stamps of the winner's choice
Winner (chosen by Announced: Friday, October 26th @ Cardz TV

Here's my FALL-o-ween project I made 
featuring the brand new stamp set,
"FALL FUN" by Cardz TV Stamps:

"FALL FUN" Cardz TV Stamps

inside of the card

I just loved this paper.  It is from the DCWV Autumn Splendor stack that I purchased a few years ago.  All the leaves and acorns on the cardstock have a frosted glitter on them.

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment!  I appreciate you guys so much for taking the time to visit our blogs and see what creative talent we have on this team.

Hugs to each of you!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Blank Card

Happy Wednesday everyone!  How many of you desire to have an "Anything Goes" card that is fit for any occasion?  Well, here it is....

I think this card is just perfect for fall.  I decided not to put a sentiment on the front or the inside of the card yet.  I would love to make a few "any occasion" cards and stamp a sentiment on the inside when I need a quick card to send to a friend for their birthday, get well, encouragement...thinking of you....

My neighbor came over to my house the other day and needed three birthday cards and one "thinking of you" card.  I had over 100 cards in my stash and there was not one card that "fit" what she was looking for.  She ended up selecting four Halloween cards and asked me to stamp "Happy Birthday" on the inside of the card on three of them and "Happy Everything" on the inside of the fourth card.  Here is the stamp set I used:

This stamp set is PERFECT for all occasions!  The Halloween cards had "Happy Halloween" on the front of the cards and we stamped the inside with "Happy Birthday" on three of the cards and "Happy Everything" on the inside of the fourth card.  If you can only afford one stamp set, this set is the one for you!  This set is available at CARDZTV STAMPS.

Have a great day everyone!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Winner of Action Wobbles

Happy Saturday everyone!!!

The winner of my small giveaway of the Action Wobbles is:

Ohhh how you've made me smile over and over just looking at these cute cards!!

Josephine Lynch (facebook follower)

Congratulations, Josephine!

Thank you for leaving such sweet comments and stopping by.  Hugs!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Wicked Wishes! and Small Giveaway!

Who is in the mood for Halloween?  Weather is starting to cool down.....leaves on the trees are changing colors, and every store is covered with Halloween decorations.  I recently went to Dollar Tree and purchased a number of items to decorate my somewhat small covered patio.  Believe it or not, we still have a lot of trick-or-treaters that come on Halloween.

Mary at CARDZTV has recently offered three new stamps sets for sale in her store:  OCT 31st, Fall Fun, and Christmas Joy.  She also recently added More Spooky Sayings and there is still time for you to play with these stamps for Halloween. The Design Team will start showcasing some of the sentiments on these stamps along with participation in our Design Team Challenge on October 19th.

Look at the cute card I made using the OCT 31st stamp set:

inside of card


Isn't the Bingo card so cute?  I just love the sentiments on this stamp set.  

My card is a standard A2 size card and the cute Hello Kitty image is from Kitty Greeting cartridge.  Thank you so much, Schell, for sending me these fun cuts.  Schell is a very special craft sister of mine and makes the cutest cards and projects.  You can check out her blog HERE.  Schell also makes great videos!  Her YouTube channel is called Babytweetums.


Who doesn't love a giveaway?  I am giving away, to one lucky winner who leaves a comment, 5 Action Wobbles!  I have so much fun getting my "wobble on".....and Turkey Day is just around the corner!  Who wouldn't just love to wobble their mummy or a cute turkey on a cute card to send to a friend or loved one?
The Action Wobbles are also available for sale in The Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Shoppe.  You can check out all the neat "stuff" she has for sale along with Action Wobbles HERE.

All you have to do is leave me a comment!  I will select a winner on Saturday morning.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Winner! Small Giveaway

Fall weather is fast approaching and I could feel the difference in the air today.  We are expecting lower temperatures tomorrow.  

In celebration of the fall weather and Halloween the end of this month, I made my very first banner.  You can check out my banner HERE.

The winner of my small giveaway, selected through is:

I just love your "BOO" banner, you did a fantastic job on it!
I love all your spiders!

Congratulations, Elaine!  Please contact me with your snail mail address and I will mail these goodies to you right away!!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Cardztv Stamps Design Team Ch# 16

Today is the beginning of a brand new challenge for

"Buttons & Boo's!"

Starts: Friday, Oct. 5th@ 12:00 am EST
Ends: Thurs, Oct. 11th @ 11:59 pm EST
Details: Create a card, layout or craft project for Halloween using Buttons
Prize: 1 set of Cardz TV Stamps of the winner's choice
Winner (chosen by Announced: Friday, Oct. 12th @ Cardz TV

So excited to show you what I made for this challenge!

Ghoulies, Ghosts and Creepy Critters!

I can just see my son wanting to wear this type of costume on Halloween when he was little!  The scarier, the better!

Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge was used and the Boy cut at 3.25 inches

 Mat was cut using the Elegant Edges cartridge in three sizes, 3 3/4, 3 1/2 and 3 1/4

A2 Card Base in Recollections Black cardstock

Orange Card Base was cut at 5 3/8 by 4 3/8

Tombstone Mat paper from Martha Stewart Halloween paper pack

Orange strip for sentiment cut at 1/2 inch by 5

Sentiment "Happy Haunting!" from Cardztv Stamps "Oct 31st" stamp set

Large button from Studio G

Mary has some of the best stamp sets...and is coming out with some really great ones!  You can check out her stamps HERE.

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Happy Tuesday!

I am on several design teams and one of my DT Sisters, Michelle, made a banner for her door for Halloween.  I saw several other banners while perusing Pinterest. (which, by the way, is so addicting)  I thought....hmmm...I have never EVER made a banner.  So I pulled out my trusty Cricut Birthday Bash cartridge and started cutting away on my Cricut.  Several hours later, here is what I came up with:

Isn't it cute, for a first try?

Big spider from Smiley cartridge, B from Birthday Bash
Do you see the teeny spiders?

Skulls and Bats and Eyes of Newt
What eyes of newt???  lol

The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout..
What water spout?  lol  There is none!

I just HAD to have a witch on here somewhere....

This was SO MUCH FUN!!!  Thank you,  Janis, for the adorable purple spiders.  They are so cute!!!  I cut the scallop banner from the Birthday Bash cartridge at 6 inches.  It was not stiff enough, so I cut two more base cuts and used UGLY AND I MEAN UGLY cardstock and glued all three together so that it became like chipboard.  Thank you, Mary at Cardztv for this helpful hint!  The BIG spider is from the Smiley cartridge that came preloaded when I bought my Gypsy.  It was cut at three inches and is HUGE.  Don't you just love his eyeballs?  They are stickers from Michaels!!!  The "B" was cut at 4 inches and the other letters were cut at 4 1/4 from the Birthday Bash cartridge as well.  All embellies, (other than Janis' adorable spiders) were from various Recollections stickers I got on sale at Michaels.

I just LOVED how this banner turned out.  I am SO HAPPY....that I have decided to do a giveaway!  Who would like some Halloween embellishments?  I am not going to show them to you but I promise they are adorable!!!

All you have to do is leave me a comment!  I will select a winner on Friday, October 5th and announce the winner by 9 pm Eastern Time.

P.S.  I am entering this in the challenge over at MY CRAFTING CHANNEL.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Paper Playtime Challenge #85

Comment Numbering Code... HERE

Ch # 85

StartsMonday, October 1st 12:00 am EST
EndsFriday, October 12th, Noon EST
DetailsCreate a card, layout, or craft project with a TRICK OR TREAT theme.
Prize: $15 Gift Certificate to The Robin's Nest
Winner (chosen by Announced: Friday, October 12th late afternoon

Our sponsor this challenge is...

One winner chosen by will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to their store!

Here's my project....

Hard to believe that it is already time for Trick of Treaters all dressed up in costumes, especially when it is 95 degrees outside!

I used Paper Doll Dress Up for the fence and the tree....the rest were various Halloween stamps that I have collected over the years.

The sentiment, "All Hallows Eve" is from Cardztv's "Oct 31st" stamp set.  You can check out all of Mary's stamps HERE.

Cannot wait for you to see some other cards that I have made with this fun set!

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