Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!


Hope everyone has a safe and wonderful night of frolicking and running AMUCK...

I wish I could send everyone a little something - so I leave you all with this...

These little pumpkins are too cute - they are from My Creative Time's Treats For My Sweet stamp set

The sentiment and Spider with web are from the same stamp set.

Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Monday, October 29, 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012

Halloween Wreath

Happy Friday blogger friends!

Do you have any Halloween parties planned for the weekend?

We are gearing up for cooler weather (finally) and look forward to a relaxing, party free weekend.

Using Cricut Cartridge A Frightful Affair, I created this Halloween  wreath for our door.

For the banner I used Halloween twine from Bella Creationz, American Craft thickers and My Creative Time Build A Banner dies. The spider and web are from My Creative Time Treats for My Sweets.

Hope you enjoyed and thank you visiting.

Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Witch's Brew

Happy Wednesday blogger friends!

This past weekend I was able to get a few good hours of crafting in and I decided to make a few Halloween decoration pieces for our fire mantle.

This little Witch's Brew book was inspired by Laura Carson of Artfully Musing.  She has created a few of the best tutorials for crafting Halloween items for an Apothecary.  Not only are the books amazing, but the potion bottles and skeletons are fantastically creepy.  Visit her blog and see the amazing detail of her Apothecary.

I used last year's Halloween paper to cover chipboard for the covers.  The binding is actually decorative duct tape that my daughter had and the witch's brew sticker is from Marshall's that I picked up a few weeks ago.  The "pages" are chipboard glued together and distress with Tim Holtz Black Soot distress pad.

Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Monday, October 22, 2012

Graphicat Sketches Challenge #18

Good morning bloggers!

Graphicat Sketches Challenge #18 is going strong.  You still have time to get your entry in for this sketch challenge.

All pattern paper is from Authentique 6x6 bundles: Gathering and Blissful.  Ribbon is from my own stash.  The flowers were created using My Creative Time Rolled Flower Dies and Teeny Tag Greetings for the sentiment.

The bling and pearls are from Colorbox and the image is from Saturated Canary Butterfly Baby colored with copics.

I hope you are able to join us at Graphicat Sketches for challenge #18.  Good Luck!

Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Linked: My Creative Time's Designer Challenge

Friday, October 19, 2012


October 2012 Tag Swap

Hello blogger friends...TGIF!

The weather this morning is awesome, it is a cool breezy 48 degrees Fahrenheit in the great state of Texas.  

This is my kind of weather!

Recently I participated in a tag swap hosted by Stephanie at With A Grin.  If you ever need a little inspiration for a mini album, Stephanie is the Queen of Mini's!  She is a PRO with mini album's and she can match and accessories a mini album better than anyone I know.

The rules of the tag swap are as follows:
1) Choose 2 of your favorite stamps, stamp image on standard size tag;
2)  USE Staz-On ink so that others can color them, if desired;
3) Stamp each image 10 times for a total of 20 images/tags;
4) mail images to Steff at With A Grin, she will sort and return swapped tags.

Easy peasy, right!


Tag #2 I stamped each tag with My Creative Time Christmas House stamp set with Staz-On jet black ink.  Next I attached a little Christmas embellishment and Tim Holtz hinge clips.

I love swapping tags and Steff at With A Grin does a fabulous job hosting.

Thank you for stopping in.

Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Have a spooktacular day!

Mid-October and finally making my first Halloween card.

October has hoped on the express train and fast approaching November.  I have a few Halloween crafts to make for the kiddos school festival next week so you will get to see a few more Halloween crafts.  

For this card, I started with Cricut Cartridge A Frightful Affair skeleton on page 41; cut at 4 1/4" and added googly eyes.

I really like the web paper from Echo Park Apothecary Collection from last year, so I decided to add some little spiders punched from black card stock.

I have had the plastic packaging for a while and finally but it to good use.  From a window so if you give the card a little shake and the spiders roam around.

Wrap the twine from Bella Creationz around the up-cycled packaging and add the bling for a little color.

Cutting orange paper with My Creative Time's Bubblegum Treat Box die for the label, I then embossed a sentiment from My Creative Time's Treats For My Sweet stamp set.  Wrap more Halloween twine and voila!

A fun and easy Halloween card!

Hope you enjoyed your visit.

Until next time ~ happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Friday, October 05, 2012

Happy Birthday to the Queen!

Happy Birthday to You!
Happy Birthday to You!
Happy Birthday Cheri!
Happy Birthday to Youuuu!

What a fabulous day to celebrate your 40th Birthday!
Hope you enjoy your little Birthday Hop for your 40th!

May all your wishes come true! Have a fabulous weekend!

Saturated Canary's Queen of Hearts (I thought) is the perfect image to help celebrate your day!

The Birthday Wishes stamp is from My Creative Time Teeny Tag Greetings

Now off you go to have a royal birthday hop....CHRIS!

Hugs Carol
(p.s. sorry so late, technical difficulties)

Monday, October 01, 2012

Graphicat Sketches #17 Challenge and winner

Good morning and welcome to another challenge Monday with Graphicat Sketches.  

First, congratulations to sketch #16 challenge winner...Minnie.

This week I paired a Graphicat Design sentiment with Graphic 45 Magic of Oz paper collection.  I have hoarded this collection and a few other Graphic 45 collections for too long.  I am trying to refrain from buying more paper until I have used more of my stash.  

The little stocking feet image is Hampton Art Graphic 45 stamp image colored with copics.

Button embellishments are Martha Stewart, rose ribbon is Maya Road and the black lace ribbon is from my own stash.

I really hope you are able to play along with Graphicat Sketches - sketch #17 challenge.

Now on to the winner from my little giveaway...Congratulations to Renea Harrison!
Please send me your mailing information and I'll get your winnings in the mail asap!

Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol