Friday, October 31, 2008

{ Happy Halloween }

Happy Halloween, here is my little monkey! We had these photos taken at a studio and he had a Halloween party with his little friends at Gymboree this week.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

{ Fall Bounty is available }

November kit, Fall Bounty, at CupCards{togo} is available for purchase. Here are the cards I created with the kit. Make sure you check out the gallery for even more inspiration.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

{ Paper Crafts Gourmet }

If you love food and paper crafting, here is the perfect recipe book for you – Paper Crafts Gourmet! There are over 50 original recipes from designers you know and love and over 110 projects to complement their savory recipes. With stunning photography and comprehensive supply lists and instructions, re-creating projects and recipes is simple and fun. Whether you’re looking for a creative gift for the holidays or simply want to splurge on yourself, this enticing book serves up dozens of impressive ideas. Here is one of the projects you will find in the magazine. Enjoy Halloween Tag Designer: Alisa Bangerter SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (ivory) Dye ink: (Black) Stewart Superior Corp.; (Summer Sun) Stampin’ Up! Specialty ink: (Mango Lemonade color wash) Stewart Superior Corp. Color medium: (black chalk) Craf-T Products Accents: (black brads) Making Memories; (chipboard bat, moon) Melissa Frances Fibers: (black striped ribbon) Pebbles Inc. Font: (Black Family) Adhesive: (foam tape) Finished size: 3" x 4 1/2" 1 Make tag from cardstock. 2 Crumple tag and smooth out. Spray edges with color wash; let dry. Apply chalk. 3 Ink chipboard moon; let dry. Chalk edges and adhere. 4 Ink chipboard bat; let dry. Adhere with foam tape. 5 Print sentiment on cardstock; trim and tear edges. Chalk edges and adhere with foam tape. Attach brads. Attach ribbon with brad. Cheesy Garlic Drop Biscuits Alisa Bangerter This is a perfect recipe to pull out if you are short on time because there is no rolling or cutting. The cheese and garlic add extra kick to a plain biscuit, and kids love them. They are the perfect accompaniment to serve with soups or stews, and are great served with a salad. INGREDIENTS 2 c. flour 2 tbsp. granulated sugar 4 tsp. baking powder 1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 1/2 tsp. salt 2/3 c. butter or margarine 1 1/2 c. grated cheddar cheese 1 1/4 c. milk Chives (optional) DIRECTIONS Mix together dry ingredients. Cut in butter with pastry cutter until mixture is fine. Add cheese and mix well. Add milk and stir until just moistened. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased baking sheet. Sprinkle top with chopped dried or fresh chives if desired. Bake at 400 degrees for approx. 15 minutes. I have two projects featured in this special issue. Here is one:

Sunday, October 26, 2008

{ CupCards {to go} sneak peek }

Calling all cardmakers. Awesome new card kit you have to check out: CupCards {to go}. This kit goes live on Monday, October 27th at 6:00pm PST. You can find out all the details here. It is packed with beautiful papers and embellishments...and it arrives in the most adorable little box. I have been busy this week making cards, late into the night, and here is a little peek. In other news. Have you seen these two issues form Paper Crafts Magazine? Card Creations 6 and Holiday Cards & More, Volume 3. I have two cards published in Card Creations and one in Holiday Cards. They are both filled with awesome inspiration. That is all for tonight. Have a great Sunday.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

{ Impression Obsession Design Team Challenge # 9 - Tags }

Our challenge was to make tags using Impression Obsession stamps. Look at all those tags. I have been wanting to make some for a while. I grabbed several stamp sets, some ink and just started stamping. I am using Avery small tags. These can be used for any gift and I made some Christmas tags, as well.
The tin container I got at Target dollar bin last year. It was just the right size. I made a little divider for the tags and I got the idea from Nichole Heady.
For the lid I used Sheet Music stamp, Scenic Route patterned paper and Autumn Leaves letter stickers. Check out what the other DT members created : Dina, Kelli, Deborah, Julie, Laura.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

{ Friday free for all challenge - supply challenge }

My turn to host a challenge this Friday at Embellish-It Scrapbooking. Details: Create a card using the following: 1. The color red 2. Buttons 3. At least one stamp. Please use keyword FC12 when you upload your projects to the gallery so we can all see your beautiful work! For my card I used Paper Salon and Fancy Pants Designs patterned paper. I have a box of fabric laying around from my gratitude wrap project so I decided to add fabric to this card. The tree stamp is from Autumn Leaves and the sentiment is Heidi Grace Designs. On another note: I made these cookies today: Cranberry-Pumpkin Cookies....I don't know how I came to this recipe (maybe Melissa, she always bakes wonderful goodies). I can't stop eating them. I wish I had more time to bake...Alex helped and he really wanted to play with the mixer. I think they are more like scones...soft and yummy.

{ 2 Sketches 4 You - Kazan's sketch 11 }

I want to share my card for 2 Sketches 4 You before this week is over. This week has been really slow in the crafting department. I am too busy chasing Alex all over the place. He discovered kitchen cabinets and drawers, and is walking along the furniture. For this card I used Jenni Bowlin patterned paper, rub-on (flower) and felt butterfly. The journaling card, that I cut up, is Fancy Pants Designs and the little heart three is Autumn Leaves stamp.

Monday, October 13, 2008

{ Gratitude swap }

Last month I joined a gratitude/stationary wrap swap hosted by Melissa Goodsell. It was so much fun. This was my first time sewing something like this. What do you think? I wanted to do something like SouleMama's wrap, but I am not that good. I had to look up how to do pockets since this was my first time sewing pockets. As soon as I have some time I will sew one for me. I used two pieces of fabric with batting in the middle. It definitively took a little planning since I wasn't sure how to make everything straight, don't laugh, practice makes perfect.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

{ Pumpking Patch }

I wanted to share these photos from today. Our first visit to the pumpkin patch. We had so much fun. It was 85 degrees, hot! I want to go back again when it's cooler. Alex did not like his feet on the hay or grass (see last photo). That was really funny. He kept lifting his feet up and I had to put a blanket down when he was standing up in the field. We celebrated my husband's birthday by going out to dinner after all the pumpkin festivities. I added a little video at the end. I hope you enjoy it. I did finish Ali's Week In The Life...well, I have the photos and the journaling. Trying to work on the format for an album. I was going to share the photos of each day with you in a mosaic form, but I exceeded the upload limit at Flickr. I have only one day to share. I will show you next time.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

{ Halloween Monster Mash at Embellish-It Scrapbooking }

That is the theme this month for our DT projects. You have to come and check out our Halloween Monster Mash gallery, it is full of beautiful projects and wonderful ideas. This month I got to play with Hallowhimsy Collection by Imaginisce. I have detailed instructions on all the projects in the gallery here. Every month we have a new project theme and the gallery will be revealed on the 5th of the month. This little album I made for Alex, I do plan on taking some photos of him and his first Halloween. Friday Free For All Challenge is Crisp Sketch Challenge. You can see the sketch and read about the details here. I used used Pink Paislee, Tinkering Ink and Scenic Route patterned paper, Chatterbox brads and chipboard flower. We have fun challenges every Friday so stop by and play along.