Thursday, September 29, 2011

Pinwheel Halloween Treat

We are getting closer to October and that means HALLOWEEN TIME!  So excited!  Because to me that means the kick off of the holiday season!  This is my absolute favorite time of the year.  And it also means that I can show you all the projects I have been working on!  I have to admit that I had all my Halloween stuff done in August and I have been working on Christmas stuff since September 1st!  There are So many great things in the Holiday Mini Catalog and So many great ideas from Convention, I just haven't been able to stop myself!

This project is a great treat idea.  And it is very simple!

First I will start by showing you how to make the pin wheel.

For the large pinwheel, take a 5" x 5" square sheet of paper.  Designer Series Paper is better to use than cardstock.  make four cuts, one from each corner toward the middle but not all the way to the middle.

Repeat with a 3" x 3" square sheet of paper.

Fold every other cut piece to the center of the square.  Use a glue dot on the tip to hold it in place.  Do this for both pieces of paper.

Take a 1" x 80" Cellophane bag and fill it with the candy of your choice, leaving a little room at the top, and seal it.
Using the Crop-A-Dile 1/8" punch, punch a whole in the middle of each pinwheel and at the top of the cellophane bag.

Use a Glimmer Brad, through each of the wholes in order, to hold the pinwheel and treat together.

I told you it was easy!  Enjoy!

Card Stock - Frightful Site DS
Accessories - Paper Snips, Glue Dots, Crop-A-Dile, Glitter Brads Basic, 1" x 80" Cellophane bags, candy

Monday, September 26, 2011

For Baby

I have several friends having babies so I set out to make a baby card.  Kids and babies are not my forte I must admit, but this is just adorable.  I took the idea from a card from convention.  I adjusted the card for a boy or a girl (forgot to take a picture of the pink one).  I think it is super cute!

Stamp Set(s) - Easy Events
Card Stock - Pool Party, Wild Wasabi, Naturals White
Ink - StazOn Black, Wild Wasabi, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red
Accessories - Powder Pal, 2-Way Glue, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, White Baker's Twine, 1-1/4" Wild Wasabi Stripe Ribbon, Dimensionals, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Blender Pen

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Wedding Card Making Day

Recently I got together with some friends to make up Wedding Invitations and matching Thank Yous.  They called it the Drink and Cut.  We had wine/beer, cut and prepped everything to put together the wedding invitations and thank yous.  It was such a great time!

They choose Lucky Limeaide and Early Espresso as they matched the colors best.   It is a wedding on the beach so they picked out a couple of shell stamps at the local store.  The cards are just PERFECT!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Swaps with my Downline

Got together with my downline at the beginning of September and we did a swap.  I wanted to share their CUTE designs!

By: Diana - such a cute little get well gift!

By Diana:  Made from a CD case.  You can put licorice in it!

By Jill:  What a great way to use the Open Sea set!  and that has been added to the 2011-2012 catalog as a write-in!

 By Carol: I just love this set with the Frightful Sight DS!  Watch for further posts as I have made one with these too!

By Carol:  The little box is just perfect for any holiday with a few nuggets!  Great Decor here for Halloween!

Thanks ladies for sharing!!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Holiday Mini Catalog

I had an absolute BLAST ordering from the Holiday Mini!  The products are just incredible!  Most of my projects for the rest of the year will be out of the supplies pictured below.  Make sure you don't miss out!  Place your order today!

(select Shop Now button in top right-hand corner)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Christmas in September!

I spent a day at a friend's house last weekend making Christmas cards!  So much fun!  We made approximately 100 cards.  We were getting her a jump start on her cards as she gets very busy in the holiday season with her business. (

Her husband and mine made us a delicious lunch!

Here is my friend Beth with one of her creations.  It was a great card with lots of green and glitter, her favorites!

We decided to make a card using the stockings.  Pieces everywhere!