Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Greetings!

Well I wasn't going to post today, but last night I had to run to Target for some candy and came across these cute little soap dispensers.  I like purchasing little things for Cortney's teachers and aides in the class room.  
But to make it a bit more personal I took the Target tag off and created my own. 
I used the Jolly Halloween Stamp set from Crafty Secrets.  I loved the sly cat sitting on the pumpkin and the super cute font used in the sentiment. I gave the cat a bit more color with Copic Markers. I used a glittery spica pen for a bit of sparkle.
A few black sequins were added and then tied with a sheer polka dot ribbon to finish it off.  
Cortney is so excited to give these to her teachers at school!
It has been raining nonstop since last night........I still keep hoping that maybe somehow we will get a break this evening. 
Cort will be so disappointed if she can't trick or treat. :( 
So do a little rain dance today to make the rain go AWAY, okay? 
I would really appreciate it! ;)
Have a happy.....and hopefully dry Halloween! 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Can you believe that tomorrow is Halloween already? 
Seriously, the time just zips by at such a fast pace that some days it's hard to keep up!
The weather men are calling for rain tomorrow.  Lots of it. 
I am hoping they are wrong so my little gypsy can go trick or treating. 

I have a card today that uses an adorable vintage image from Crafty Secrets.  I added a bit of sparkle to her hat with a Spica pen. The designer paper is also from the Crafty Secrets Halloween Digital collection. I love that I can print it smaller, so the design is smaller to match the size of my card. 
For a fun embellishment I strung a few alphabet beads to spell the word EEK! A bit of seam binding, black pom pom trim,  and a couple of lime green jingle bells finish the card. 
Do you dress up for Halloween?  
I would love to know what you are dressing up as!

Have a happy and safe Halloween! 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Bon Voyage!

I wish I could tell you I was traveling somewhere, but I am not. (darn!)
 But I do have a card that celebrates retirement, a long awaited trip,  or a new pathway in life.  My card uses my Cricut and the New England Shore Cricut Craft Room Exclusive. I layered the lighthouse using dimensional foam circles and added glossy accents to the windows. The background was masked with cloud die cuts and sprayed with a Copic marker. 
I added pops of red with twine, machine stitching, and my sentiment from Papertrey Ink. 
It is Monday.....again........
Amazing how fast the weekends go!
Off to mold some young minds!
Have a great day!