Sunday, October 31, 2010

November SOTM Blog Hop!

Welcome to the November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  If you came here from Angela Tutton's blog, you're on the right path.  This month we are featuring D1444 A Little Thanks (Set of 16). 

I love this set.  It has so many sayings that are perfect for cards and I love the little shapes around some of them... AND.. I think EVERYONE needs a great thank you set.  We all need to spread a little gratitude around. :-) 

I've seen a couple of renditions of this cute little pumpkin treat bag/box around the blogosphere and I just loved it so I created my own rendition. 

Edited to add:  I found the link to the original pumpkin basket with the tutorial that I saw. 
Thank you for the inspiration Debbie!

Supplies Used:
  • Scallop Circle - cricut
  • Leaves - D1371 Many Thanks
  • Paper - Autumn Terracotta, Colonial White, Chocolate
  • Inks - Olive, Barn Red and Chocolate
  • I embossed the pumpkin on the Big Shot

I filled these bags with M&M's and planned to use them for Halloween, but that never happened so I decided to see if I could use them for the Blog Hop... I started out with the folded flower and the little saying and it just needed soon as I added the leaf I had laying on the table... I absolutely loved it!  So cute.  It looks like a sunflower.  I'm sure this idea could be used year round with different colors of M&M's!!

Supplies Used:
D1371 Many Thanks
Inks:  Olive and Barn Red
Paper: Colonial White and Scraps from the Grace Paper Pack

I hope you've enjoyed my creations! Now it's time to hop on over to Brae Montgomery's Blog to see what she has created.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween Costumes

Ok, so I can finally show you what I've been up to the last couple of weeks....  Our department's group costume was... a 6 pack of diet coke so we have been creating Coca-Cola Costumes!  They turned out so cute!  I drew the logos on grey sheets and then we just had to paint the logos and then sew the sheets into tube dresses.  It just took me a bit longer because I had to do three of the costumes (two people were out of town on a business trip), but really, they were pretty simple.

We even decorated our office to match (Thank you Melissa for the decorations!)

...and of course we gave out Coke and Diet Coke to all of our visitors.

My Boss asked me to make up some award certificates for the costume contest.  I couldn't just do plain and boring....

And then I had to stamp the goodie bags of course.....

And that is what has kept me busy the last couple of was a whirlwind...but it was fun!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Chaos and Costumes

Whew, it's been a whirlwhind around here!!  Every day I go to work, go home, walk the dog and then head to my stamp room where I'm busily cutting paper, stamping images, designing projects, using the cricut, packing kits... I'm thinking that maybe I'll be brave and take a picture of the chaos tonight.

On top of that I've been helping dream, create and design the halloween costumes for our department.  I'm hoping to finish up my prototype tonight and prep everyone else's so they can "do their homework" over the weekend.  I'd love to tell you what we're going to be, but... I can't.  We don't want the other departments to know what we're up to.  I will tell you something though... one of our "props" is music....hmmm.... (Feel free to email me and I'll tell you what we're going to be...unless you work at GCCCD or are good friends with someone who works at which case I cannot trust you because you might be a spy!)

Friday, October 08, 2010

Halloween Treats and Tutorial Link Party

Ok, I have to make this quick... I'm on my lunch...   I'm participating in a link party on Tresa's blog.  Today's theme is tutorials.  Read her post and then start enjoying all the fun tutorials that are posted.

Check out the cupcakes that my upline (Bren Yule) made for our unit meeting!  Aren't they just ghoulish?  I'm whipping up a batch tonight for tomorrow's crop/workshop.  Hope to see you there!!

Thank you to everyone who has told me how much they enjoyed the tutorials I did recently.  I'm working out the bugs and almost ready to record a few more...AND...heads up to my long distance customers.  I'll be creating some great videos of some of my projects and kits I'm doing for the Santa's Workshops!!  So stay tuned.  You too, can join the fun!

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Halloween Treat Bags

Ok folks this is just the beginning of paper bag fun!!! I bought a whole case of these cute little bags and I have oodles and oodles of ideas swimming around in my head! I can't wait to share them with you. I'm sure a few of the projects at our Santa's Workshop will feature them!

Tips and Techniques
Stamp up a hole page of these cute little monsters from the Party Animal set. Put the stamped images (I like to cut them into squares so I'm working with one image at a time), a pair of micro tip scissors and colored pencils in a zip-top bag. Clip the bag to a clipboard and you're ready to go. Grab the little kit and color while you're watching tv, during your lunch at work or while you're waiting for kids at soccer practice. Before you know it you'll have a whole little stash of these monsters ready to go.

I put together about 20 bags in less than a half hour. I cut the tags on my cricut, sponged the edges, added a spider web and a scrap piece of patterned paper and boom they were done!!

I'm thinking a little box of these goodies might be headed to the dispatch team at hubby's work.

Close To My Heart Supplies Used:
D1437 Party Animal
D1439 Spook Alley (spider web and saying)
X7129B Hooligans Paper Pack
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