Thursday, November 16, 2017

Make A Little Round Pumkpkin Card + Little Pilgrims and Turkey Printables + Squirrel Double Layered Tag



Hi there!  I'm getting ready to head to Savannah.  Hate the travel, but love to see Louisa and Lauren at the end.  I've got a couple of Thanksgiving images for you and a fun tag for a treat.


A cute turkey is a little hard to find, but I think this Turkey Pilgrim is pretty cute.  He's all ready for you to print out if you need a cute turkey for a Thanksgiving creation.


Sweet squirrel colored with copics and topping a scallop double layer tag.  The bag is filled with cinnamon pecans.


Here's a look at both tag layers.


Look at those cuties!  They sure hit my cute and sweet buttons.  And I love little round pumpkins.  So I translated that into a little round pumpkin card!


These are the little round pumpkin pieces.  

The card base is made by placing the circle die just a little above the fold, so when it's ran through the die machine a bit of the fold stays intact.  

I cut two round pieces one for the front of the card and one for the back.

The oval is almost the same height as the circle.

Tips:  Place the stem (I handcut mine) between the back of the white card base and the orange decorative paper.  Placing it on the back, keeps the stem from creasing when the card is opened.

Use distress ink around the edges of the circle piece and oval piece for more definition.




Download Little Pilgrims HERE.


Download Turkey Pilgrim HERE.


Dropbox seems to work differently for different people.  Either right click and save when image appears or click the download button in the top right corner.  If neither method works, email me and I'll send the files to you.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Easy Stenciled Backgrounds + Very Cute Pilgrims + TinyTownie


Cute, cute Pilgrim Kids!  Love this image - it seems to be a companion to THIS ONE from last year.  You can download it below for your Thanksgiving creations. 

It's got so much going on that a simple background works really well.



One color plaid background created with a stencil and stencil brush.



Talking about cute!  I love this Tiny Townie image, too.  



Here's a list of the copics I used to color her.  Very fun!



The stencil background for her is a little more busy and colorful.  The leaves are actually a stamp mixed in with the stenciled circles.  You can see a video I did with a similar background HERE.




Download Pilgrim Kids HERE.

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Here's a sneak peek of Louisa's first birthday party and a couple of the things I made.  I made the party hats and the tutu on the bear.  We had the teddy bear in her room and she reached for it every morning and when she woke up from her naps.  I'll share more later...

So glad you stopped by!  Happy Creating!



Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Layered Butterfly Wedding Shower Card


Last week's mission:  Create a special order wedding shower card.   

White seemed a good place to start.  So that's what I did...then I decided it needed a little color.  So I layered a solid butterfly underneath the white one that would hopefully provide what I was looking for and then I used that as a cue for the stamped flower.



Insides and an envelope to match and there you go, a pretty wedding shower card.



Love the layers and textures on this card and I hear that my customer and the recipient love it too!  Yay!  Mission accomplished.


Monday, October 23, 2017

Distress Ink Halloween Background + Dress Up an Image with Stamps



Love the Halloween sky in these cards.  So fun and easy.  Apply yellow distress ink in a circle and then surround with blues and purples.  Sprinkle a little bit of water and you're done.


Fe-Line.  Hah - love the word play!  Such a cute name for this line of felines die.   Also love the black glitter paper.  It's corrugated like cardboard.   I picked it up at a cool little shop in Wichita.  Guess I won't be going there again any time soon, considering my bunch have moved on to Savannah.  I'll have to find all the cool little shops in Savannah.  Something fun to look forward to...


Dennis says this sweet little girl looks like Louisa.  I think she does, too!  She's not a Halloween image, but the black cat lends itself to dressing her up for Halloween.  I just added a cute witch's hat and voila!  she's dressed up for Halloween.  Just to take it even further I added a couple of pumpkins in front of the fence and some bats to the Halloween sky.   Think about adding stamps to printed images - fun!



You can download Girl with Black Cat HERE.

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Happy Halloween!



Monday, October 16, 2017

Cat Eyes Made Easy - Another Black Cat and A Scotty


I'm sticking with my tradition here.  Black cats continued...  They really are my favorite part of Halloween.  

This black cat starts out as just a chipboard face.  I added a party hat and I like that.  But I kept thinking about the eyes.  There were no eyes.  I just kept thinking he needs eyes!  I tried a few different things and didn't like how any of them looked.   I really wanted him to have green eyes, probably because my black kitty has green eyes.



Then AHA! I figured out the perfect solution.  And so easy too.  Start with a circle and cut part of it away.  I then added a thin piece of black cardstock.  And Yes!  These eyes look just the way I want them to!



I thought I could punch a hole in the top and add some twine and he would look really cute hanging out.  He also works perfectly to gift a little treat.  I just clipped a small treat bag to his ear.



A scotty for Halloween?  Sure, why not?  He's a cutie and I love the background.  I've got him all ready for you to download, if you would like to make a little Halloween something with him, too.





The sentiment comes with the download, too.


Download Halloween Scotty HERE.

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Oh, my gosh!  I've been so busy.  Making things and off to Savannah three times already!

I made Louisa's costume and, of course, she's going to be a black cat.  Her mommy, Lauren, was a black cat for her third Halloween.  So it's sort of a tradition.  I got the costume all ready to go and shipped it to Savannah.  When I got there, we tried everything on and made adjustments.  Isn't she adorable in cat ears?

So glad you stopped by!  


Monday, September 25, 2017

How Do You Make A Skeleton Cute?


Give him a pointy hat and an orange heart, of course!  I made another crepe paper wreath.  You might remember I made a Christmas one.  I've been wanting one for Halloween and finally got around to it.



Just like the Christmas one, this is made on a mason jar ring.  I've got the video for the Christmas one below.  It's made exactly the same way.



One tip for this one:  the skeleton is a lot heavier than the deer and tree on the other.  So, I knew I would have to counter-balance it, so the wreath wouldn't hang lopsided.  The answer I came up with was hot gluing two pennies together and then hot gluing those to the ring on the opposite side from the skeleton.  Then I wrapped the ring with crepe paper.

Here's the video:




Crepe paper wreaths are really very easy to make and they look fantastic!


I've been having so much fun with Louisa!  Here she is just last week in her leopard print dress.  She's looking out the window of their AirB&B in Savannah.  They are in the process of moving into their house.  We spent all afternoon Friday in a fabulous Antique Warehouse finding furniture.  It was soooo hot!  But Louisa was an angel baby!

So glad you stopped by!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Halloween Black Cats and Kittens



Too bad I couldn't get my real Halloween Kitty to pose for this picture.  He's had some issues, but seems to be feeling great right now, thank goodness!  I love black cats!


This postcard has plenty of black kitties to love!  It really isn't for Halloween, but with the addition of a bat and a pumpkin, it looks Halloween enough for me.  I love that the mama cat, pumpkin and ghost all look like they're howling.  There's a lot of old stuff on this card:  paper that I've hoarded, ribbon that I've had forever, and my favorite pumpkin stamps that aren't available any more.

If you'd like to create a little black cat love for yourself, you can download the black cat and kittens postcard below.


I love this black cat svg cute file - isn't it adorable?  I couldn't get the svg file to link in the supplies list below, so you can click HERE for the link. 


The treat box is made with a siimple black box topped with fence posts.  I know it sounds kind of strange, but I think the fence posts are kind of pretty!  After stenciling stone cardstock, I cut strips and then hand cut a point on the top.  I didn't worry about perfection, I figure this is an old fence and besides it's for Halloween!


Here you can see the side, just a couple of rails and fence posts. The sentiment is from my one of my favorite Halloween sets from Waltzingmouse.  I think they are no longer in business.


I forgot to show you the inside of the card.  The sentiment comes with the download.



Download Halloween Black Cat and Kittens HERE.

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I'll be sending out information on Halloween Choux Box Kits in the next few days.  If you would like to see them and you're not a member of the Choux Box Kits Club, go to the link at the top of my blog.  No cost to join, no obligations...just fun things to create!

We're trying to get Louisa and her mommy and daddy to Savannah.  Been holding off due to Hurricane Irma.  Our hearts go out to those affected and to those affected by Harvey, as well.  

Hope you're safe, wherever you are.  

Wishing you a lovely week!


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