Saturday, October 31, 2009

"O" Happy Halloween!!!

We have run away to Vegas and are having a BLAST!! Halloween Night is all about finally seeing the underwater performance of "O" by Cirque du Soleil. In 1994 "Mystere" was the first time I laid eyes upon this phenomenal show and I became a huge fan. I am not sure why, but the dynamic kaleidoscope of sights and sounds always evoke powerful emotions in me. If you get the chance to see any of their shows, as they do travel around the world, don't miss the chance. You will be amazed!

Have a Safe, Happy and Fun Halloween!


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Warm Healing Wishes

It seems as though the summer has flown by, but believe it or not, it is already time to start gearing up for the flu and pneumonia season. What better way to send healing thoughts to a friend than with this little Tea Pocket. It's sure to brighten the recipient's day and speed their recovery. Be prepared and make up a bunch to have on hand.

I designed and created the Tea Pocket with all Stampin' Up! Supplies and my beloved Big Shot. If you would like to purchase your Stampin' Up! supplies from me, visit my website HERE.

*Sizzix die Petal Card #113467
*Sizzlit Lots Of Tags # 114508
*Cold & Cuddly # 116523
*Curvy Verses #114948
*Dasher # 116816 inked antlers only with White Craft Ink
*Snowflakes from Snow Swirled #111690
*Dazzling Diamonds on the edge of the iceberg
*1/2" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon in Bashful Blue # 110717
*Brocade Blue & Bashful Blue paper and ink used

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Pumpkin Treat Holders

Whipped up some kits for a gathering of paper crafting friends this past weekend. I added Dove Peanut Butter Chocolates and Lindor Truffles in Halloween colors. I included a quick write up with the supplies and dimensions in case you want to make a few. I don't have time for a detailed tutorial. My templates and designs are shared for free.

All Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Ovals die Item #114525 The biggest oval in the set
Heart to Heart punch Item #113694 for eyes.
Small oval punch Item# 107304 for tall pumpkin mouth his nose drawn with black marker
Large oval punch Item# 107305 for short wide pumpkin mouth.
Word Window punch Item# 105090 for stems. 1 punch cut in 1/2 and decorated with marker
Swirls & Scribbles Sizzlit die Item# 113441 for vines
Merry Details Stampin Up sizzlit die in Mini Holiday catalog for black crow
Pumpkin Pie marker for the grooves
Old Olive marker to add shading to swirly vines
Chocolate Chip to draw on stem punched from Word Window
Dauber in Pumpkin Pie ink pad for shading outside edge of pumpkins
Signo white gel pen for embellishing crow, pumpkin eyes and mouth

Strip of 4" x 2-1/2" Pumpkin Pie cardstock for each pumpkin. Use template as a guide for scoring. Cut grey triangle notches and throw away.Glue notched edges to decorated oval pieces. Add candy and give away. ;-)

There are so many ways to decorate these little treat containers. Have fun!!