Monday, October 25, 2010

Haunting Halloween Cards

Can you tell, Halloween is my first favorite holiday?! Easter comes in pretty close because I looove bunnies so much. The creep factor gives such a thrill though--mwahahah!!!!!

My husband and I go nuts for this holiday. We dress up every year and the kids love it! I can't wait until they get a little older so we can have the adult parties with really creepy scary stuff all around. They are a bit squeemish still and I don't want them sleeping in my bed so I have to hold back a little for now!
I made these cards in September because I was so excited to play with the Halloween Cricut carts and punches I bought this year. The slimy MS punch is sooo cool!!! I had so much paper left from last year I really didn't get any new this year.

the witch is embossed with SU black powder. I bought the stamp at M's last year. The MS iron gate punch is really cool!!! Patterned paper is old Anna Griffin scraps.
The cauldron and bones came from the October 31st Cricut cart and then I layered on some slime punched from green embossed paper. I love the eyeball effect!

These quotes and sayings were printed for free from online somewhere. A whole sheet of them. Maybe SBE? I forget now,sorry. A couple of orange rhinestone eyes and the wise owl is good to go!

The paper stack is from last year-DCWV-Haunting Stack. Super cool! Almost all of these little cards came from the pp in the stack.

Felt numbers I've had forever.

This came from a new sticker sheet from Hobby Lobby.

Here I stitched the silk web as if the spider crawled down the card! The stitch below was also made with my Brother computer sewing machine. It has over 60 different stich possibilities-sooo cool and easy to use!

Eek! was embossed with SU black also. Stamp came from Michael's last year too.

Last, but surely not least...."Beware" was made by Theadora (my 8 yr old)

Hope we didn't frighten you away!!!! Have a super spooky Halloween !

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Cancer Divas

A layout inspired by Breast Cancer Awareness Month

I wanted to incorporate the girls somehow from the Cricut cartridge Forever Young. I chose a variety of cuts and showed how they all have one thing in common-cancer. The "divas" stand and fight together as one.

close ups of each diva:

I used chunky glitter for her "sweater" and pink cs for her pants

Pink Vellum makes up her ultra fem dress

Pink cs for her suit

Here I used ultra fine Martha Stewart glitter for her (body) hot suit and pink glitter for her shoes! I had to do it!

The dress here is shiny pearly pink paper. I tied a pink ribbon on her waist like a belt. A couple flowers to embellish her gown and she's set.
Let's keep fighting for a cure and save more lives. God Bless all the survivors out there.

Have a peaceful Sunday.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Hope For a Cure

SSC (Simply Scrapping Crafts)is having a color combo challenge that hits near and dear to my heart so I thought I'd play along this time. Breast cancer awareness month is here and I felt inspired to make a pink card too. Let's hope it's soon we find a cure.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Baby Girl (Preemie) Album


It has been foreeeever since I have posted! I had surgery in August (on my neck) and am now finally on my feet and back to scrapping and card making! Yaaaay! It feels good to be connected once again : )

This is a project I had been working on in preparation for the birth of a baby girl (for someone in my extended family). We were all surprised by her "early bird" entrance into the world on Tuesday the 19th! She weighed in at a whopping 4.4 lbs. Little sweet pea!!!!
I'm almost finished with the book. She was not due until November so I have to now make
a "Baby's First Boo" or "Lil' Pumpkin" page and fit it in somewhere! Lil' Lady would be cute if her mom was going to dress her up as a ladybug! I have a thing for lady bugs!

So here are the pages I have already completed. Hope you enjoy them : )

PS: I have lots of Halloween cards to post after the baby book is done.

Have a great day!

Cover looks a bit bright here in the pic but it's softer in person.
"Little Girls are heaven's flowers." Stamp set from Cloud 9~ Simple thoughts-Girl set

Inside cover(left) I made a pocket out of paper to slip in the card for the parents. This paper is soo soft! It's pink houndstooth by me&my Big Ideas. It's "specialty cardstock" Sooo sweet for baby girls :) I added a strip of eyelet trim and a crocheted rattle to finish it off.
The first page has piece of patterned paper with assorted baby items I just couldn't cover up so I added a cute little saying (or poem) for the parents around the edge and used black ink to tie in the color on the pink satin ruler ribbon.

closer look

The nursery theme is farm animals so I thought it would be cute to announce her
by asking, "Have you 'herd' the news?!!" It came as one long strip so I cut it up and popped it on the cloud as if the butterfly were asking!
The little lamb (once a button) is one of my favorite details. The paper line is by October Afternoon,Farm Fresh and Ducks in a Row. It's so great because they all work so well together.
"Early Bird" how appropriate, right?! Pink stickers by Cosmo Cricket. Rub-on birdy by American Crafts-Dear Lizzy-Perch Accents (mini marks)

I cut the shank off the button and used it like a brad!

Double page view

Prima flowers, waxy flax and pearls to dress up the letters and Miss Duck!

Little Baby title cut from Nursery Rhymes cart (Cricut). Paper is Nana's Nursery -DCWV. Accents are American Crafts / Dear Lizzy

I had to embellish with a little Martha Stewart glitter! She is a girl, after all! ; )

The Stork and Lamb is cut from A Child's year (Cricut). I added glitter to the storks wings and I embossed the lamb with mini hearts cuttlebug folder.

It might be hard to see but I added pink flock to the baby that the stork is carrying! So delicate.

Here is where the whole inspiration started! The bedding from Babies R Us is this to a T! I fell in love and started decorating right away! I used my sewing machine to stitch the grass (meadow) to the background to give it the homespun feel. Gingham and roosters fresh! Organic all the way!

Pop dot all to add dimension. All animals are from Country Life cart (Cricut)

I made their legs brown and cranberry just like on the blanket-this is so super custom! I hope they love it!!!

It's all about dresses and daisies here!

The ribbon is velvety smooth and silky. Super soft like baby skin.

Sweet Pea was cut from New Arrival (Cricut) There is a clear transparency on the right they will lay a picture on top of it and the bottom will show through to say-sweet baby girl.

November Firsts

December Firsts