Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Halloween Tissue Box

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

I spent the day working on things for my upcoming craft shows! Boy, i'm tired! 
Anyways, before I head off to bed I wanted to share my Halloween Tissue Box that I finished up after supper tonight. I used a new stamp set from Stampin Up called Fall Fest. I had some issues using it being that it is a polymer set and I have never had any luck using that type of stamp. I put a HELP call out on Facebook and got quite a few suggestions, one being to take an eraser over the stamp image to take off the goop that is on it from the manufacturer. Worked like a charm and I had much better results! Thanks ladies!

So here is my tissue box.....

This fits over top of a cube box of tissues and this will sit proudly in my living room on the coffee table! I'm quite pleased with it!

Halloween Tissue Box:

Stamps: Fall Fest, SU Sentiment
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Garden Green SU Marker, Black Stazon
Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Motley Monsters DSP
Accessories: Fall Fun Framelits, Oval Nestibilities (opening on top of tissues), Circle Nestibilities, Bitty Banners Framelits, Candy Corn Glitter Buttons, White & Tangerine Two Toned Twine, Dimensionals, Liquid Multi Mono Adhesive

ETA: Here is the link to making the Tissue Boxes:
Tissue Box Directions

Hope that helps!
Well, that is all for today!
Off to bed I take my sleepy butt now!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day! 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Merry Monday Challenge Week #128

Hello & Happy Monday!

Today we have a new challenge from over at Merry Monday
Katie is our hostess so let's get to it!

Once I seen the challenge I went in search of either striped or polka dot designer paper. I pulled out this paper pad from last year called Season of Styles and seen the polka dots on one side & the stripes on the other. I cut the sheet in half and layered it on to Crumb Cake cardstock. Then I added some yummy Cherry Cobbler ribbon and a beautiful bow under the sentiment. Layered all that on top on my Cherry Cobbler cardbase and called it done. Simple, quick & easy!

Hope you will stop by the Merry Monday blog to what the other Merry Makers have created this week! We also hope you will play along!

Merry Monday Challenge #128 Card:

Stamps: Joy to the World
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Season of Styles DSP
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Ribbon, 2 Sided Tape

Well, that is all for me today!
Thanks so much for stopping by & have a great day!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Halloween Wreath

Hello & Happy Sunday!

Today my friend, Deb & I got together to make our Stampin Up Halloween Wreaths that we ordered last week. I also shared my Paper Pumpkin September Kit with her and we just had a great time talking & stamping! 
I don't have any pictures of Deb's wreath right now but I was able to get some pics of mine. It's kinda overcast this evening so not much sun to help brighten up my picture.

I love how it turned out! The kit itself is very easy to put together but that beaded spider was a bit tedious and nonetheless it is awesome when it's done!

On my flag banner I used the new Halloween Street stamp since I did not have the set they used in the catty. 

Well, that's all I have for today!
Tomorrow is another challenge from over at the Merry Monday gang. Hope you will stop back!

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Halloween Tissues

Hello & Happy Thursday!

A rainy day here in PA today. Since Kelsey had planned to cook supper tonight, I knew I had the day to play in my stamp room and I knew exactly what I was going to make!

Last week on a quick trip to Walmart I found these cute soft tissue packs that are called Swankies and they were done in Halloween colors. Of course I walked away and I thought to myself....what could I do with them? Then I remembered seeing soft pack tissues decorated for different occasions or holidays so I turned around and picked up a bunch! I hope you like them....

I LOVE them! I tried to match up colors of papers to the colors on the Swankies. Then decorating them was just a blast! My kind of fun!

I used a variety of different papers, stamps & ribbon on these. I'm not going to type all that out but if you need to know please shoot me an email.

ETA: Directions for the Soft Pack Tissue Box:

Measure designer paper at 5 X 6 3/4
On long side score at 2,3,5 & 6
Short Side score at 1
Cut the 1 in side to make flaps then glue together.
Use 1 inch Circle Punch to make notch at top of box and decorate.
This is the link that I found the directions & a tutorial.

Soft Pack Tissue Box Tutorial
Thanks, LeAnne!

Hope that helps!

Well, that's all for me today!
Back to the stamp table to work on some more fun things!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Sketch Challenge 507

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Took me a while till I finally made my way to the stamp table today! I actually was waiting on the UPS Man to drop off my Stampin Up order. Now that it is safely in the house I moved forward on getting my card made for today's Sketch Challenge 507. 

Let's get started....

I wanted to use my new Halloween Street stamp that I have had for a few weeks so I flipped the sketch on it's side. The sentiment fit perfectly and what I love most of all about my card is the colors! Very Halloweeny!

Sketch Challenge 507 Card:

Stamps: Halloween Street
Ink: Tangerine Tango
Cardstock: Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Motley Monsters DSP
Accessories: Tangerine/White Two Toned Twine, Yellow Pearls, 2 Sided Tape

That's all for today!
I've been busy, busy, busy working on getting prepared for 2 craft shows this year! I'm so excited but nervous too! Tomorrow is to be a rainy day so I know I will be getting inky and hopefully I will have something to share with you tomorrow! Stay tuned!

Thanks for popping in today & enjoy the rest of your day!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Color Challenge 497

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Today I played along with the SCS Color Challenge 497. It's been quite some time since I joined along but when I seen the colors and looked at the stamp set laying on my table, I knew I wanted to play!

Here are the colors:

Very Vanilla, Hello Honey & Blackberry Bliss

Aren't they pretty fall colors??!!

I used a new stamp set that was in my recent Stampin Up! order called For All Things. I paired it with the Hardwood Background stamp that was on my table as well since I just used it with my Merry Monday card. I love the old fashioned look it gives to any project.

Hope you like!

Color Challenge 497 Card:

Stamps: For All Things, Hardwood
Ink: Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss
Cardstock: Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Deco Labels, Lg Oval & Scallop Oval Punches, Blackberry Bliss Ribbon, Dimensionals, 2 Sided Tape

Well, that's all for today!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Merry Monday Challenge Week #127

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope everyone had a nice weekend.

Today we have a new challenge over at Merry Monday! Kathy is out hostess this week so let's get to it!

This week we are playing Christmas Bingo! I got the row straight across the middle....Diecut, Ribbon or Twine and Kraft.

I just got this new Wonderous Wreath stamp set from Stampin Up! I just love all the things that I have been seeing with it and of course I just love my card with the Hardwood background and pretty green wreath! I added a little red bow since the challenge called for ribbon. Hope you like!

Merry Monday Challenge Week #127 Card:

Stamps: Wonderous Wreath
Ink: Crumb Cake/Kraft, Garden Green, Real Red
Cardstock: Crumb Cake/Kraft, Garden Green, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Wonderous Wreath Framelits, Real Red Stitched Ribbon, Glue Dot, Dimensionals, Liquid Mono Adhesive

Hope you can stop by the Merry Monday blog to check out what the other ladies have created for this weeks Christmas Bingo Challenge. So many cute idea's!

Well, that's all for me today!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hand Sanitizers

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Today I want to share a little something that I shared on Facebook a few weeks ago but never got around to sharing on here! My bad! So let's get to it!!

I had these Caribbean scented Bath & Body Works hand sanitizers on hand do I made some totes to put them in and I gave them to all the ladies that were in our group on our Bahamas trip! Everyone loved them!

Bahamas Hand Sanitizers:

Stamps: none, Sentiment computer generated
Ink: none
Cardstock: Crumb Cake/Kraft, Marine Mist, Neenah White, DSP from The Paper Studio
Accessories: Small, Large & Scallop Oval Punches, Marina Mist 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon, Rhinestones, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Liquid Multi Mono Adhesive

These are super adorbs, don't ya think?

Well, that's all for today!
Headed out to do some shopping with my parents today & grab some lunch!
Thanks for stopping by & have a super great day!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Merry Monday Challenge Week #126

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope everyone is well.
 It's been quite a few weeks since I last posted. During that time I was busy preparing for vacation, a party at my brother's for Labor Day and a wonderful trip to Freeport, Bahamas for my birthday! We had such a great time and it has to be one of the most beautiful places on earth! I almost hated to return home! We've been back now almost a week and it's so hard settling back into a normal routine but i'm slowly getting there!

So, this week over at the Merry Monday blog we have a new challenge for you! Karren is our hostess so let's get to it!

I picked this sentiment out of my box because I love the font and the added holly leaves. I stamped, colored and cut the sentiment out with the Oval Nestibilities and used my Gold Leaf Krylon Pen to put the gold edge on it. I tried to keep my card as simple & flat as possible to mail out later. I'm not sure if I will let the gold pearls on when it comes time to mail. My white panel is embossed with a holly embossing folder from The Paper Studio that I picked up at Hobby Lobby. The bow is Old Olive 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon. Hope you like!

Please stop by the Merry Monday blog to see what the ladies have created this week! So many neat idea's for this week's challenge. Hope it will inspire you to play along!

Merry Monday #126 Card:

Stamps: Stampendous
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Neenah White, Old Olive, Real Red
Accessories: Oval Nestibilities, Hexagon Punch (flag ends), Holly EF from The Paper Studio, Krylon Gold Leaf Pen, Gold Pearls, 1/8 Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon, Glue Dot, Dimensionals, 2 Sided Tape

Here are some pictures from my trip....

This is a picture from the plane looking down at the ocean water. The turquoise color is the water. So pretty & crystal clear!

Shawn & I at the pool....

We stayed at the Memories Resort & Spa in Freeport, Bahamas. Absolutely beautiful place! :)

Shawn & I on our last day there. This was taken from our 4th floor balcony.

Paradise found!!! :)

Shawn's sister, Tracy, me & my oldest daughter, Kirsten :)

Kirsten & me :)

Well, that's all for today!
Time to get some housework done so I can get crafty the rest of the week! :)

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!