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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Stampin' Halloween Treats

Two of my customers/friends made some Halloween treats for me to take to Ronald McDonald House in Baltimore where I volunteer once a month.   Oh, they loved them.

These cute witches were made by Maria Flashman and filled with candy corn packages

These items were made by Joan Mougey...There are lollipop holders, and chocolates hidden among the ghosts and goblins..  All so different, but very cute......


Happy Halloween!!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Stampin' Up! Halloween Greetings

Halloween Greetings to Everyone.   This is my Halloween Card!!!   I used the Stampin' Up! set - Wicked Cool, the new embossing folder from the Holiday Mini- Spider web, and the black lace trim, also from the mini.   The punch I used for the witches boot is the 1 3/4 circle punch...the boots just fit.   I put some rhinestones on the top of the boots and I used my 1" circle punch and have the message, have a wicked Halloween, also from the set Wicked Cool.

This card was also one of the cards we made at my Fall Fest class. and speaking of fall....I just love Fall.....NOT!!   Well, I really am learning to like it, I just don't like what comes next and that is what fall always reminds me....it's going to get cold......and I don't like the cold at all!!!  Today, Rodney and I went for a drive into Pennsylvania to check out the leaves.....I tried to take some pictures on the drive...They are not the greatest and I have seen some gorgeous trees right around home...So here is one picture from today..

Well, maybe in the next couple of days, I will take some pictures of trees around my home to share.

Enjoy!!! 

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Stampin' Up! Baltimore Regional Convention

I attended an awesome Regional Convention yesterday at the Baltimore Convention Center.   I was SO dissappointed when Bonnie Thurber walked on the stage and told us that Shelli was not there....BUT, within in minutes that dissappointed feeling was replaced with laughter and the beginning of a FUN FUN day.  

Swapping, stamping, stamping and more stamping.    There were some workshop wows.   great demos and lots of fellowship.  

I will try and upload some pictures of my favorite swaps later this week.

Fall is here...I can't believe it already October.....Last week I held a Fall Fest card night.   Here is the Halloween card we made.  
The card uses the new Spider Web embossing folder and black lace ribbon, both from the Holiday mini....Wicked cool stamp set  and some rhinestone bling from the Big catalog,  I used pear pizzazz cardstock and put it in the Big Shot with the web embossing folder and then swiped the white ink pad over to, trying to just get ink on the embossed webbing (but got some on the edges)....I taped the ribbon to the back of the punched circle image of the witch's shoes and put on the front of the card using our fantatic dimensionals.....the best there is.   I punched a hole in the front of the card and using the new clear rubber stamps, I was able to see exactly where I was placing the greeting....A real quick and easy card.

This next card uses the French Foliage stamp set in the Holiday mini:


I stamped the leaf images in cajun craze, old olive and more mustard on the front of the card.  I sponged the edges of the entire card and cajun craze cardstock with cajun craze ink first, then early espresso ink.   I punched out the new XL decorative label punch in early espresso cardstock and stamp the greeting...Happy Thanksgiving.   Again, I used our dimensionals - they are the best.  The easiest to remove from their sheet and no waste...
And here is the cute treat holder


I used the smaller of the 2 tags bigshot die and stamped the image with the Batty for You stamp set.   Added some chocolate....Viola`....Super super simple