Sunday, October 31, 2010

10/31 CTMH SOM Blog Hop

It seems like this time if the year , we just 'hop' from one holiday to the next. If you have arrived from Katy's blog, then you are on the right path!

This month's stamp set is about giving A Little Thanks - D1444 is a perfect stamp set for the card maker in your life!

I love the idea of piecing the scraps of the Olivia paper together to create this Thanksgiving pumpkin! I found the card idea on my Cardmaker Digital Magazine! I love the 21st century - tons of magazines and storage is not a problem!

X7128 Olivia paper pack Z2101 Autumn Terracotta ink
D1444 A Little Thanks
stamp set Z1304 Autumn Leaves (retired)

Now it is time to hop on over to Melissa's blog to see what she has created with this "gotta have it" stamp set!

Don't forget you can receive this stamp set FREE along with another FREE stamp set, if you purchase $100.00 in product this month! You can shop with me all month long at!!

10/31 Happy Halloween!!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

10/29 The layout that started this "BOO-fest"!

Kevin came up with the idea! Big Brother dinosaur - little dinosaur - baby brother.... So I designed and made the costumes and they won 1st place at the Cub Scout Halloween Contest in 1985! Studio J helped me to recreate the memory in 2010! How AWESOME is that?!!!

I just wish that Studio J would be able to bring back my little boys.... but alas they are all grown up now! So I will just have to be happy with my memories - THANK YOU Studio J!

10/29 Halloween Digital Pages

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What a treat
Not to have surgery BUT to have WiFi at the hospital and create scrapbook layouts while my hubby has minor surgery! That is exactly what I did yesterday! Plus the luxury of altering the colors of the pages, adding the larger photos - a snap!

Sign up for a Studio J member ship on my website - you will not be disappointed!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

10/26 "BOO- hoo"

I need some Kleenex....I am so sad that this month of fun is coming to an end!

Here is my version of the Kleenex Box cover from the Splitcoast Stampers tutorial on Wednesday.

What a quick and easy project and can be made even quicker if you use "MY Stickease" and easy embellishments such as these Fuzzy Monsters!


Monday, October 25, 2010

10/25 Only 6 more BOO days!

I hope you have been enjoying my Halloween "BOO-Fest" this month. If you have, please leave me a comment as I have something different planned for November. Your response will help me to decide if this event is worth another go 'round!

Here are a few mini projects - including one from the talented Jen Rubio! One of my students asked me what I was passing out for Halloween - Nutrition Facts???!!! (I teach Nutrition and Wellness) I told her pencils and Play Dough - she said "oh"......


Sunday, October 24, 2010

10/24 Pumpkin Patch fun!

As a teacher, some students really become part of your 'real' world. These girls are that special to me! So of course, their children are sooo special that they become my 'adopted' grandchildren. I created this sample layout for the Scraporium crop on Saturday and 'my girls' were the perfect picture for the "Now You See It" page from the NEW Magic book from Close to My Heart!

I hope the ladies had as much fun as I did creating this page.... here are "My Girls"


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

10/20 Kid, You've Been BOO-ed Again!

I can not take credit for this idea... I found it on a blog while I was zippin' from one blog to the next. I welded designs from the Cricut cartridge "A Child's Year" with a rectangle from Plantin School Book. I stamped some images from D1180 Happy Haunting, added some Target chipboard and viola! - this card design was done!

So simple and easy to do. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

10/17 Halloween Gift Cards

For my 'little' kids... BOO-hoo................... - not so little anymore but they still get their Halloween Goodie Bag (it's actually a box) from their "mummy" and dad, too!

This is an easy gift card to make! Cut a 5 1/2 " x 8 1/2 " card and score one end at 2" and the other end at 2 1/2". Fold and cut out the half circle with our 1 1/4" circle punch (Z1311). Add eyelets, brads or colored staples to secure the bottom half of the card. Decorate it and add the gift card. Viola!

Z1311 CTMH 1 1/4" circle punch
Basic Black cardstock
"Retired" eyelets from CTMH ( I never get rid of anything!)
Rub - on and paper (Target Dollar Spot)
Mummy from Paper Dolls Dress Up Cricut cartridge
#3174 Blending pen and #3505 Watercolor pencils


Saturday, October 16, 2010

10/16 Quick and Easy Frame Idea

I told you I am sucker for anything Halloween!
So I bought this frame at my favorite store...... TARGET! - but this was at the "Dollar Spot' in Target - O.K. - it was $2.50! But a few quick cut outs from the Cricut and viola! - a festive Halloween picture frame.

Dollar Spot Picture Frame
Cricut cartridge - Paper Doll Dress Up


Friday, October 15, 2010

10/15 Halloween "Boo Bag"

Woohoo!!!! 30,000 hits..... I am sooo excited....

So let's celebrate!

Why do I save scraps of paper, scraps of ribbons and scraps of fabric???? To make this cute little "BOO Bag"!, that's why....

Check out the cards that are in my "Boo Bag" - yep made from all scraps!

X7129 Hooligans paper pack scraps
B1283 Little Spooks

So stay tuned this weekend for the directions to make this cute little "BOO Bag"- especially if you love to sew!


Sunday, October 10, 2010

10/10 Cupcakes and more.... - SVG Files for Sure Cuts A Lot
SVG Files – Sure Cuts A Lot

What fun!!! - Halloween cupcakes! I made these Halloween cupcakes this afternoon and then added the cupcake wrappers and stamped images to 'dress' them up a bit! The CTMH Stamp set I used was D1439 Spook Alley and the SVG cut file is from SVG Cuts - Dreadful Halloween Cupcake Wrappers.

Check out my "Sunset" and "Gypsy" cupcakes! I played around with my cake colors to get the same color as the NEW CTMH colors -Sunset and Gypsy. I used a mix of Copper and Orange to create the Sunset color and Violet with a touch of black to create the color of Gypsy!


Saturday, October 9, 2010

10/09 Studio J Halloween Layout

oh my! How did this happen?...... I think I was kidnapped and spent the last 5 days in outer space!! BUT now I have returned to BOO you!!!! Someone cast a spell on me - darn Jeanette!- and now I am hooked on Studio J! Seriously I never thought I would become a digital scrapbooker but there are sooo many benefits to this "Magical Medium" that I am hooked!

My favorite holiday is Halloween (did I tell you that yet?) and Robbie LOVED Halloween - It was the only time he would
willingly go into Joann Fabrics! He would pick out the pattern and then I would sew his costume. Do I remember the year? - NO - but now that Robbie is all grown up I can scan the 3 photos and import them into the Studio J software and 'viola' create an awesome layout that he can show his 'kids' when he becomes a dad!

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Studio J membership
"Boo" kit - members only -exclusive to Studio J
"Primadonna" Layout - exclusive to Studio J members

Remember this layout has only 3 pictures in it BUT with Studio J, I was able to add bits and pieces of the 3 photos to create 7 additional photos for the layout!

AND because I have a membership with Studio J this page only cost me $6.50 for a 2 page layout! woozer - $3.25 each page! I would have paid that just for the photos at Walgreens! PLUS I have the jpg file to share with you and my family!!!

So check out my website and sign up for your 12 month membership with Studio J and create your own one-of-a kind Halloween layouts! - or you can 'try it out' and see if Studio J is for you! hmmmm.... I bet you will be a convert as well! Look for a few more Studio J layouts coming your way during this holiday season!

Monday, October 4, 2010

10/04 BOO!!!!!!!!...........

A cute little treat bag - so simple - 4 x 4 square piece of the NEW color cardstock - Sunset - folded in half , scraps of the Hooligans paper pack and embellished with the September SOM of the month - Thriller!!! - Soooo easy....


Sunday, October 3, 2010

10/03 BOO-ed again!

This is my Halloween Treat Can..... - yeah - I know what you are thinking - the poor children get a pencil and play dough! But really not too many kids complain - last year we had less than 15! But this is a super easy project - just decorate a 1 gallon paint can with gauze and cotton balls and add a few punched circles and a tongue and you are done! Maybe this year I'll buy some candy!


Saturday, October 2, 2010

10/02 You've Been BOO-ed!

The air is cool, the season fall,
Soon Halloween will come to all.
Ghosts and goblins, spooks galore...
Tricky witches at your door.
The spooks are after things to do, In fact a spook brought this "Boo" to you!
The excitement comes when friends like you,
Copy this note and make it two.
We'll all have smiles upon our faces, No one will know who "BOO"ed who's places!
Just two short days to work your spell,
Keep it secret, hide it well. Please join the fun, the seasons here .
Just spread these "BOO's" and Halloween cheer.

My favorite holiday is Halloween!!! It's all about candy and fun and no stress! So please check back often during this festive seaon to find out how you can add fun to your Halloween Happenings and "Boo" someone in return!

SOOOO you want to stop by often during this spooky holiday season to see what I have 'cooked' up on this website .... This will be just plain F-U-N with a little creativity mixed into my cauldron!!!