Sunday, October 21, 2012

Still Loving Halloween

I have been having so much fun with Halloween this year.  For my 8 year old grandson, Lance Junior, I made a coffin filled with candy and a surprise skeleton.  The skeleton lies in the bottom of the coffin with Hershey Kisses covering him BUT... when LJ lifts the lid, the kisses go flying and the "hanging" skeleton pops out (hanging from the coffin lid)... such fun.  I found the coffin template on Martha Stewart and the skelton came as part of a skeleton garland from Dollar Tree.  I love it:

Now I am making tootsie pop broom sticks to send along and give out locally.  Will post some photos once I've finished them...

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

I Just Fell in Love

 Yes I have fallen in a kid I loved Halloween and when my kids and grandkids were young I continued to love Halloween but... as I got older and they stopped dressing up, I just kind of fell out of love with Halloween.  However, I just took this incredible class at my local scrapbook store, For Keeps Sake, and I fell in  love with Halloween all over again.  So, of course I have to share what brought back the it is:

So if you can't figure out what this altered art started as here are some close ups:

Have you figured it out???'s a rat trap...LOL...who wouldn't love to alter a rat trap...hahahaha!!!  It was such fun (Thanks for a great time, Nancy!!)  and I absolutely love how each of our traps turned out.   I am especially fond of mine!  LOL  I hope you enjoy my little is going to be a gift to a dear friend who HATES rats and all rodents.  I thought it would be the perfect little gift.  Well maybe not the last page of the note pad at the bottom.  I just had to provide a little trick with this great big treat, right??? So the very last page has an image of a rat with Boo! stamped on it!  I think she'll that's my idea of fun!!!  Sick aren't I??!!!  Hope you like it...

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Don't ya just love deadlines?  They can be such motivators... LOL.  I had 3 cards due by 10/15... remind me not to sign up for 3 swaps due at about the same time ever again... They are all for this great yahoo group I belong to called Stamping Queens.  Lot's of swap choices throughout the month. 

My first card is for the "card of the month" swap, and there was no theme.  I found this cool folding technique on Club Scrap and thought I'd give it a try.  There is definitely a learning curve or maybe it's harder if you're dyslexic...LOL  Here are 2 pics, 1 closed and 1 open...

The color is much brighter IRL... but I think its cute.  My next swap is a technique swap, and we were to do the faux patina technique and here is my card for that swap...
My final card was such fun thinking about and making... We signed up for an image challenge not knowing what the image would be.  I was thinking we would get a copy of a photo or a picture from a magazine or something similar.  Imagine my surprise when what I got were stamped images of bingo cards, bingo pieces, several different words and misc. images...  Here's what I came up with:

I just had so much fun!!  Those are not real dollar bills (but as I think about it, I could have used real ones)  instead I made copies of the front and back of 1 bill and then glued them together and worked them a bit to make them "softer".  I love the idea of shoving them into a container to save enough to go play bingo...I guess that's my lucky bingo card sticking out... LOL  All in all a wonderful couple of days!!!  Now lets see what else I can sign up for... stay tuned.

Monday, October 8, 2012

I finished this sympathy card for a person I work with online who just suddenly lost her husband.  How sad...  I'm a little late but my prayer is it will let her know I care about her and her family...  I  scanned the card so the quality is not that good...