Monday, September 26, 2011

Spooky.......Hanging Treat Box

This week I have created a cute door hanger treat box using Treasure Box Designs 'Spooky Collection' cutting file. This file was released last year, and I keep turning back to use it again and again!
The 'Spooky Collection' contains ghosts and witches, bats and pumpkins and so much more. This is only one of the files from the kit.
I created the hanging box using my cutting machine. The box file is from Silhouette America.
I cut the cat from basic black card stock and cut the pumpkin from Stampin' Up designer paper. The boo stamp is from Close to my Heart acrylix series Hallow-scream # B1281. I chalked all the pieces and added lines here and there to accent.
Stop by and check out all the Halloween and other files that Treasure Box Designs has to offer. They are all so cute you'll have a hard time picking just one. And if you haven't tried paper piecing before...what are you waiting for? Once you do one, you'll be hooked :) Hurry the sale ends soon!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Country Life Graphics...

I am so pleased to announce that I am now designing card samples for Country Life Graphics. I have known Gail and Jerry for a while and have worked with them in the past. They are wonderful people and I am honored to work with their images.  I made this cute fall card using a digital stamp from their new fall collection, 'A Time To Reap'

I colored the image with Copic's and shaded with Prismacolor Pencils.
I love this collection and this is only one of the images from the set.

 I used a Nestabilities to cut out the scallop frame and then threaded some brown checked ribbon through for interest.

The striped paper strip on the bottom of the card is a paper from Country  Life Graphic's. Yes they have papers too :)

 If you aren't familiar with this company, you need to go check them out. They have wonderful image sets and right now they are on sale for only $1.00   You just can't beat that price for quality graphics. Thank's for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Treasure Box Design Great Giveaway

We are having a great giveaway at Treasure Box Designs. Here's what the prize looks like!
All of the handmade items shown in the photo (click to enlarge) and $20 in free files from Treasure Box Designs. How cool is that?

All of the details are on their Facebook fan page. Go like their page and follow along for a chance to win. Details are on the fan page under the Discussion tab. And don't forget you need to leave a comment under this posting too. Winner will be chosen on October 1st.

Also I will have an extra little something of my own! A really cute Halloween desktop wallpaper to dress up your computer screen.
Good Luck, I hope you win :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Here's what I've been doing all day......

I have dirty dishes in the sink, clean dishes in the dishwasher needing to be put away, a carpet to vacuum, a sink to scrub, dust bunnies everywhere, if you name it, it needs attention. But it isn't going to get it today....
Because this is what I've been doing.
Getting ready for Fall craft shows and restocking the store shelves for the Holidays. But I'm not complaining....because even though it's lots of work, it's also lots of fun!
I'm feel lucky that I get to work at what I love to do!
I also spent time packaging up these kits for my next scrapbooking class. It doesn't look like much, but these kits required tons of little pieces to be packed together without losing any. I hope I didn't forget anything.
I'm tired,but happy. Think I'll go reward myself with a big bowl of homemade soup and a nice nap~!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

I could never forget......

All week I've been watching memorial shows dedicated to the terrorist attacks against our country. Everyone says, "We must never forget". I don't see how that's ever possible. That anyone could ever forget. It will be ingrained into our hearts, minds and souls as long as we take a breath. It was personal. It was the worst thing to happen to our nation. I will never be able to not think of it every time the anniversary comes around each year. And I suspect, neither will anyone else.

This week the My Time Made Easy color palette is based on the American colors of Red ,White and Blue, in memory of 9-11 and it's victims.
This is the card I created for the color palette challenge.
I used the label from the Well Preserved stamp set, and paired it with the flowers and bee stamps from the Bee-Loved set.
The sentiment is from the Bee-Loved set too. I combined the flowers in the set to work together by manipulating the images in my software program. I love being able to add and subtract the images and use the parts I want. Sort of like creating a whole different stamp.
I do wish I had remembered to layer another piece of white card stock under the plaid paper. But by the time I realized it, I had already adhered the other layers. I'll blame it on a senior mind lapse.
Check out what the other design team members have designed for this weeks color palette challenge.You can play along too for chances to win a prize. You can find the details here.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Freaky Frankie.....

Here's Freaky Frankie with his little sidekick, Sammy Spider. They're from Treasure Box Designs 'Spooky' Halloween cutting file.

I created this project to use as a decorative wall hanging during Halloween. Although you could use it for many other things.
This is Frankie's little friend. I think he's so cute hanging from his web. I used embroidery floss to attach him.
Frankie recently had surgery so he has a few scars. They were added with a Sharpie marker. His orange gross grain ribbon tie makes him look so handsome.

Check out the newest cutting files from Treasure Box Designs. They are just too cute!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Fall Crow Pumpkin Basket

Here's another cute project made using an older  Fall Collection cutting file from Treasure Box Designs.
I wanted something to put a small gift into and this pumpkin shaped basket fit my need perfectly. I like the cute little handle.The pumpkin basket is from Silhouette America.
I used the crow file from the Fall Collection.
I added some fall wording and some punched flowers to fill in the spaces. I chalked all the pieces and added highlights with a white gel pen.

 Stop by and check out Treasure Box Designs adorable new patterns.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Pumpkin Pokes

Today I am focusing on the cute face stamps from Treasure Box Designs. They are rubber stamps and are so much fun to use on all sorts of projects. They are very handy if you are one of those people who have trouble drawing faces.

I used mine to create these cute Pumpkin Gang cupcake toppers.
Aren't the faces adorable?
I cut pumpkins, leaves and stem shapes out, then stamped on the faces and colored in with Copic markers.

I added some doodling to each one to add a whimsical touch. They would also be cute if you left the sticks off, punched a hole on either side and strung them on twine for a perfect party banner.
This is Set One
This is Set Two
It's a quick and easy way to add faces to paper piecings for scrap layouts and more.Right now they are on sale too!
Thanks for looking and Happy Labor Day

Saturday, September 3, 2011

My Time Made Easy Pretty Palette Challenge

It's Sunday which means it's time for another My Time Made Easy Pretty Palette Challenge. The color palette this week was so much fun to work with.
Here is how I chose to use the colors in my project.
I created my gift box in Celery Green. I then layered a decorative paper from MTME Academic Modge Podge collection onto white card stock, changing the color of the paper first to match the color palette.

The scalloped labels are Nestabilities cut and embossed with my Cuttlebug. I added the stamped images using MTME Round Label and Blueberry stamps from the Well Preserved digital stamp set.
 I changed the color of my ribbon by recoloring white ribbon with a Copic  marker to get an exact match. I love working with the digital stamps. I like how I am able to resize and rework them. In this project I added extra berries and a leaf to the stamps.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out all of the other designers wonderful projects.