Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Okay, this is either one day late or 364 days early! But when I saw the Crazy for Candy template and the cat that went with it, I couldn't resist doing a Halloween kitty. And besides that, I have a real-life Halloween kitty of my own - so it was a have to!
Today is the November Release for My Time Made Easy. We've got all kinds of goodies for you see.
The kitty tag is from the new Pawsitively Sweet stamp collection. The Spooky Sweets sentiment is from Hauntingly Homemade Sentiments. Oh, and I almost forgot the hat is from the Digi Image Witch Way. I just used the hat portion and enlarged it quite a bit.
Isn't this the cutest Crazy Cat template? It even has legs! So much fun! Be sure to check out the New Release section of the store for all the November Release and for even more fun, check out these blogs:
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
It's time for the November Release at My Time Made Easy. Can you believe that November is already here? Where, oh where, does the time go?
We've got a cute template to show today: No Bones About It. You could use it for a pet gift, Halloween, and I bet you could come up with a lot more. I made a dinosaur party favor. I used one of the dino stamps from Not So Dangerous Dinosaurs. I cut out a volcano and tree from cardstock and twirled green cardstock around a pencil for grass.
The tag is made with two shapes from Homemade Holidays cut file. I love the shapes in that file - I've used it a lot lately! I just printed the sentiment on my computer.
Check out the other ideas for No Bones About It:
So glad you came by!
Monday, October 29, 2012
I've got some Halloween projects left to share. I'm going to post them all today, since we've got a new release at My Time Made Easy for Wednesday. Dennis got our bags of candy to give out, so I guess we're ready. Some years we have a lot of Trick or Treaters, but the last couple it seems like it's been pretty light.
This card was featured in the first edition of PaperHaus Magazine. The image is from Digital Paper.
I love these paper mache skull boxes! When I first picked them up, I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them. They turned out really cute - they make me smile!
This cutest witch is from my collection of old postcards. I'm just thrilled when I come across an old piece this sweet and at a reasonable price.
Hope you have a Happy Halloween!
Sunday, October 28, 2012
I have to tell you, I love these photo/journal frames that Regina has added to The Cutting Cafe. These would be darling for Project Life, a Halloween mini book or for cards.
I used the Costume frame from the Halloween Photo/Journal Frames and the Halloween Hershey Kiss Bottoms on this sweet little card.
Regina will post the DT projects on The Cutting Cafe Blog on Wednesday. Stop by and check out the giveaway and specials, too. So glad you stopped by here. Have a great week!
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Hi, everybody! New challenge time at Craft Us Crazy: Use black and/or party theme. I went with black, although this could be for a Halloween party, too.
Our sponsor for this challenge is Kimberly Greenlee of Stampin' Up. The prize is the following:
Party This Way Bundle
Party This Way Clear Stamp Set (Retired)
Petite Banners Builder Punch
I went crazy with the black glitter on this! Love the black cat and pumpkins (svg from SVG Cuts.com) Come join us for the new challenge at Craft Us Crazy - and check out the inspiration while you're there.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Just one more week for our Fall/Halloween themes at Art With No Boundaries and Recycle, RePurpose & ReInvent. My first project showcases The Bride of Frankenstein image from CS Designs.
Bride is very dramatic and I think she looks great with the movie poster background. I don't think I've ever seen The Bride of Frankenstein. I'll have to look for it - surely one of the cable stations will be showing it!
My next project is all about enjoying who you are. Meet Raven, one of the newest images at CS Designs.
I think she's pretty cute and she does look happy. I created a WHO I AM book to go along with Raven's sentiment.
I'm thinking it will be a place to record who I am now. Things (and people) that are favorites, things I'm doing, maybe even what's in my purse right now. Just little things to journal about that will shed a light on now. Fun to read years from now and even by someone in my family far in the future.
Come join us by linking up and see the new inspiration!
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
This tag is made with the Shaped Christmas Card set from The Cutting Cafe. It comes with cut files for a stocking, present, ornament, and tree. Also envelopes and a window box to hold the cards. I used the tree that's designed for the top of the card, just put it on a tag instead. The sentiment is from Christmas Card Fun.
You'll find lots of goodies for Christmas at The Cutting Cafe. At the TCC Blog you'll find inspiration, specials, and giveaways! Regina will post the DT's creations on Wednesday. That's always a fun day to check it all out! So glad you came by...
Sunday, October 21, 2012
I love Halloween (as you already know)! It doesn't get any better than VINTAGE Halloween. This old postcard is darling - that little pumpkin house is the cutest.
Love that black cat brad, too. I think I've had the package of those for a couple of years - came across them looking for something else. I've GOT to get organized!
Paper Issues begins a new challenge today: Believe in Yourself. Unity Stamps is the sponsor. They are giving $50 of product to 3 winners! Use the code chouxchoux in the Paper Issues store for a 20% discount on all the goodies you want.
So glad you stopped by - have a great week!
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Regina at The Cutting Cafe has some wonderful sets for an important cause: Breast Cancer Awareness. I used the Ribbon Shaped Card SVG file and the hope circle from Think Pink.
This little tag made with pink felt is so pretty when topped with Regina's easy to use goodies. I added a little piece of trim and hand dyed seam binding ribbon. I also like the pin and buttons. A lot of my favorite things in this project!
On Wednesday, Regina will post all the DT projects and the giveaway on The Cutting Cafe Blog. See you there!
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Monday, October 15, 2012
When I saw this shrunken head from Chris at CS Designs, "My lips are sealed" popped right into my head.
I saw it as a really fun, unsual way to let that special friend know that all secrets are safe with me!
So I colored him up, created a tag and attached him to a kraft gift bag. I know she's going to love him!
Our Halloween theme continues at Art With No Boundaries and Recycle, RePurpose and ReInvent. Hope you'll come join us!
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Mimi is a cutie! She is just one of the stamps available at The Stamp Fairy which is the sponsor for the new challenge at Craft Us Crazy!
To make it really easy the new challenge is Children and/or Fall. I hope to see one of your creations linked up!
The prize from The Stamp Fairy is a $10.00 certificate to the store.
Mimi is so sweet holding her teddy. Lauren's favorite stuffed animal when she was little was a sea otter named Sally. Sally has a place of honor on Lauren's bed to this day. She is well-loved.
Hope you'll stop by Craft us Crazy and link up your project!
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
This week we are showcasing spiders at The Cutting Cafe. Halloween seemed the most logical way to go, but I couldn't get the Itsy Bitsy spider song out of my head.
The Spider Treat Box is a super easy template to put together and I think this could be a darling party favor. Especially great if you need to make several. Regina will be posting all the spider projects on Wednesday. So, check The Cutting Cafe blog for the projects and the giveaway!
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Monday, October 8, 2012
How about another one of Chris's wonderful images? Solitaire Pyramids of Egypt at CS Designs is perfect for Halloween, but I went another route - that of pampering. The ad part of the image talks about pampering your inner queen, so that gave me the idea of creating a gift box.
I printed Solitaire onto a polka dot and onto cryogen white. I cut out the face after coloring it with Copics and popped it on top of the polka. I repurposed a roll of gauze by cutting it into strips and using it for ribbon.
I HAD to include dark chocolate among the pampering items - wouldn't be the same without it. I'm sure Nefertari would feel the same! Each item got its own mummy wrapping.
The challenge at Art With No Boundaries continues, as does the challenge at Recycle, RePurpose & ReInvent. Come join us!
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Oh, the new issue at Paper Issues is one of my favorites: Halloween Harvest! Are you dressing up for Halloween? It's been a long time since I had to have a costume. Lauren always wanted to dress up as something that I had to sew (I think Grandma Karen helped a few times, too). I don't think we ever just bought a costume - that would have been too easy!
Halloween Harvest runs Oct. 7 - 20th. Our sponsor is Gossamer Blue and the prize is a kit from the store! You can like them here. Here's a little peek of what you might see at Gossamer Blue:
Halloween is all about the candy corn, you know. So I whipped up a couple of little treat boxes just for candy corn!
I found these cutie stamps last year at Michaels (you know they're from the dollar bin!).
I hope you'll join us at Paper Issues for Halloween Harvest. Check out the Paper Issues Store for all kinds of goodies and get 20% off with the code chouxchoux. See you there!
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Today is World Card Making Day and we are celebrating with a giveaway at Paper Issues!
4 random winners will receive a $20 gift card to the Paper Issues store. Make sure you make your postings on our facebook page and your blog by 12:00 pm PST today, Oct. 6th.
This is my contribution to World Card Making Day. That pretty image is part of a set from Janet at Digital Paper.
I hope you'll join us for our celebration. And don't forget, you can always use the code chouxchoux at the Paper Issues store for a 20% discount on your purchases.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Welcome to the last day of the October Release at My Time Made Easy. This is such a pretty little template - it's the Wreath of Wishes.
I used the It's Snowing Cut File to create all the snowflakes on top. And I used two of the pretty vintage hat pins my mom found for me. The sentiment is from Homemade Holiday Sentiments. Here's a side view:
Enjoy more projects here:
So glad you stopped by!
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Regina's Coffin Treat Box from The Cutting Cafe is perfect for those Halloween treats.
The sentiment (turned into a flag) is part of the set, too. See that faded pumpkin back there? That is my trick or treat pumpkin from when I was little.
The party hat skeleton was totally inspired from this skeleton.
Be sure to visit The Cutting Cafe Blog on Wednesday where you'll find other DT projects (we chose what set we wanted to work with this week) and a giveaway of course!