Sunday, October 17, 2010

Owl Treat

I found this way cool blog a few weeks ago and promptly bookmarked the Owl Smores recipe she shared.

I made them for Nathan's preschool class, as tomorrow is our day to bring in the snack.  I hope they like them!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Halloween Treats

Each year, some friends of ours host a pumpkin carving party and we all make spooky treats to eat!  I'm making a few different things this year and this is the least spookiest of all - some Oreos dipped in chocolate and sprinkles! Yummy!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Halloween Vial Treat Holder

Head on over to The Hybrid Chick today and check out my blog post on how to make this cool treat holder for a vial full of candy!

Friday, October 8, 2010

You Make Me...

In the words of Uncle Kracker, "you make me..."  I can have this song stuck in my head for hours!  It's a good one though, so I don't mind.

Meghan Mullens will have a release out tomorrow called "You Make Me" and here's what I did with it:

I also used the Mojo Monday Sketch 159:
Happy crafting everyone!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Treat Bags

I joined in with Joana over at The Hybrid Chick for her treat container hybrid challenge.  I decided to use one of Arty Pants Digital Stamps new stamps - Witch Girl.  I have never used a real stamp in my life before, well at least for card making, that is, and I'm not about to go out and buy any now that Arty Pants offers digital stamps!  These are so easy to use - you can either print them off and color them with markers, pencils, etc., or color them digitally on your computer!  I chose the latter.  I used Laura Banasiak's Pumpkin Spice kit and clipped the papers to the different layers of the Witch Girl.  For a great tutorial on how to use the digital stamps, see this post over at The Hybrid Chick by Dalis.  For the finishing touch, I added in a cutesy saying "Hauntingly Sweet" with DJB Woke Up Late font from Darcy Baldwin.

First off, I took some of these paper sacks and used my Big Bite to punch some holes in the top of both the printed off stamp and the sack.  I overlapped the printed image in the back by about 1.5 to 2 inches.

I then added some ribbon and tied it off.

An easy way of making some plain ol' bags cute!  

One more thing - Darcy Baldwin (the resident fontographer) at Sweet Shoppe Designs is having her second ever "So You Think You Can Font?" contest!  

Have you ever wanted to see your handwriting made into a font?  This is your chance!  You never know if she'll pick yours!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

I Touch Myself and A Giveaway!

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I created this card.  I was inspired by a friend who sells custom made jewelry HERE and a little goodie she made that said "I touch myself" on it for the month of October and by the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 87.  I used Kristin Cronin-Barrow's Cloud 9 kit and printed off the papers.  I also used some twine, a button, and stickles.  I hate waiting for stickles to dry.  Just hate it!  But I love how it looks when it is dry.  :-)  Oh and I used my favorite tool - my paper piercer to punch some holes along the edge of one of the paper pieces.

I'd love to give this card away to someone.  So please, forward this on to your friends, become a follower on my blog, and leave a comment by Wednesday, October 6th at 11:59am EST!  I'll enter all the comments in to and the winner gets the card!  **GIVEAWAY CLOSED**

Saturday, October 2, 2010

World Card Making Day

Did you know it was World Card Making Day today?  I wanted so badly to make at least one card today, not only because it was World Card Making Day, but because I hadn't made one in awhile.  And guess what I made?  A Christmas card!  I am actually tossing around the idea of making my own this year and considering that Christmas is 2.5 months away, I should get started!

I grabbed the freebie card template that Julie Billingsley so graciously provided for everyone over at Sweet Shoppe Designs today and got to work.  This is what I came up with:

All Tied Up Card Template - Julie Billingsley
Santa's Bake Shoppe - Julie Billingsley and Misty Cato
DJB Joan Euro - Darcy Baldwin

Of course, it was easy peasy.  After I printed it off on an 8.5 x 11 piece of matte presentation paper, I cut it out and then punched the holes for the ribbon with my Big Bite.  I then scored the card base, glued the inside of the card on to the card base, added the ribbon, button, and tied it all up.  Now only 50 or so more to make.  Ha.