Sunday, September 14, 2014

Halloween mini cup

I still enjoy creating these mini cups. Good thing, too, cuz I have a lot more of these to make for a school party. Then it will be completing the ones needed for Christmas and yes, even have someone who wants some for St. Patrick's day! So, here is the one for the party:


This one was soooooo simple to make. I cut the cup template out of the new Motley Monsters Designer Series Papers from the new HOLIDAY CATALOG. You can cut four cups from one sheet, five if you don't use one with an upright image like this one. I used another pattern (candy corn) from the same package and a 2" circle punch for the top cover. Added a 1 1/2" black cardstock circle, then a
1 1/4" Natural's White circle with a jack-o-lantern stamped on it. To finish it off, I used orange yarn to wrap and tie around the lid ( wouldn't the orange and white baker's twine work great for this???? but I forgot to order it.....)

I plan to add some small gifts and/or treats to the inside, of course.

Hope you are enjoying a wonderful crafting day! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

LNS Treasure Hunt Blog Hop List

Here is the Blog Hop List:
 
  1.     Sherrill Graff, NV-US – http://latenitestampinwithsherill.blogspot.com
  2.      Sherrill Graff, NV-US – http://parttimepapercraft.blogspot.com
  3.     Sherrill Graff, NV-US – http://latenightstamper-stampandscrap.blogspot.com
  4.     Sherrill Graff, NV-US – http://sosstuckonstamping.blogspot.com
  5.     Deborah Smart, BC-CA – www.stampandcreate.net
  6.     Bev Farmer, MD-US – www.createwithbev.blogspot.com
  7.     Katie Shimshock, US – www.stampin-shimmy-style.blogspot.com
  8.     Bridget Sandoval, CO-US – www.krittercrafts.com
  9.     Jana T. Secord, US – www.stampinjana.stampinup.net
  10. Misty Snell, OK-US – www.snellmisty.wordpress.com
  11. Michelle McCarthy, US –     http://creativeexpressions.typepad.com/creative_expressions
  12. Rhonda MacNally, CA – http://www.rhondalovesstamping.wordpress.com
  13. Sarah Souza, US – www.sarahsstamplab.com
  14. Carol Gleason, WI-US – www.inkshimmerandshine.com
  15. Diana Carr, US – www.secretlifeofpaper.com
  16. Debi Teague, TX-US – www.inkandpapertherapy.com
  17. Olivia V. Studley       - www.oliviastamps.blogspot.com
  18. Cyndy Ponczek, US – www.cyndystamps.blogspot.com
  19. Patricia Olson, MN-US – http://www.pattiolson.blogspot.com
  20. Mary Lee, CO-US – http://www.maryleestamping.blogspot.com
  21. Tracy Elsom, NS-CA – http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/tracyelsom/blog
  22. Nora J. Hampton, US - http://craftingwithnora.com
  23. Karina Chin, US  - http://www.karinaskreations.com
  24. Angelica N. Fletcher      - www.redcloudcrafter.blogspot.com
  25. Angie Jones, AUS – http://angiescraftfusion.blogspot.com
  26.  Sharon Tong-Robinson, CA-US –      http://sharonscreativestampinplayroom.blogspot.com
  27. Ann Shafer, US - http://fyhcards.blogspot.com
  28. Angeline Anny, HI-US – http://angiespapercloset.blogspot.com
  29. Laura Simnick, IN-US – http://laurasimnick.blogspot.com
  30. Janis L. Thomas, PA-US – www.letsstamptogether.com/wordpress
  31. Cindy Mitchell-Clark, TX-US – www.cindysstampingcorner.wordpress.com
  32. Christy Minshall, NY-US – http://www.createwithchristy.com
  33. Marie Green, OR-US – http://www.mytanglewoodcottage.com/
  34. Lisa Tyndall, US – http://lisatstamps.blogspot.com
  35. Valerie Malkus, NY-US - www.valstamps.typepad.com
  36. Cheryl Laxton,  www.scrapinstampinnana.blogspot.com
  37. Billie Moan, US – www.ramblingrosestudio.com
  38. Becky O’Donnell    - www.artfulcreationsbecky.stampinup.net
  39. Angela Henninger, TX-US – www.studio31eighteen.wordpress.com
  40. Melanie Coverston,     - http://melaniestampsforfun.blogspot.com
  41. Chris Ann Tomasso, US – www.createwithchrisann.blogspot.com
  42. Chris Ann Tomasso, US - www.chrisannsartwithheart.blogspot.com
  43. Suzanne Johnson, US – www.gottastampwithsuzanne.com
  44. Vicki Reed, US – www.lovetostampwithvicki.blogspot.com
  45. Shelly Peck, US – www.stampinandscrappingnews.com

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

My Paper Pumpkin Special Ending



Have you tried My Paper Pumpkin yet? You have just a few more days to get in on two months half off! Before September 10, 2014 sign up HERE with the promo code HALFOFF2 and receive your first two monthly kits at half off! Remember you can skip or cancel at any time.

I can tell you that if you are a fan of Halloween, you won't want to miss this month's kit. Normally we don't know what is coming, but this month we were given a sneak peak.

Here's hoping you are having a great and crafty day! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

LNS 2014 Fall Treasure Hunt and Blog Hop

LATE NIGHT STAMPERS FALL TREASURE HUNT
AND BLOG HOP!!
 


                                WELCOME to the 2014 Fall Late Night Stampers Blog Hop!!



Between now and October 1, each one of the blogs will have a "clue". Just look for this picture and find the clue on that post! Write down the clue, demonstrators name, and the blog where you found it. (Keep checking, because there may be more blogs added.) After October 1, 2014, if you are in the US and have found all of the clues, send your list to me at owl_medicine@yahoo.com  for a chance to win a GREAT Stampin’ Up prize, or you may choose to send it to a demonstrator who lives closer to you. (PLEASE, only one entry per customer.) Entries will close on November 15, 2014.




                                                                     Here is my clue:
SIMPLY SCORED SCORING TOOL (Page 214)
A complete system for flawless scoring.
Includes a metal-tipped ergonomic stylus,
place markers to mark scoring lines, and
a storage compartment for your stylus,
markers, and Bone Folder (not included).
#122334 $29.95

 

I find the Simply Score Tool one of those tools that I would not want to do with out. I have a very small craft space and yet, it is right in the middle of my craft table. I use it on almost every paper craft project I create. I even have a pad of scratch paper on top of it, so I don’t have to move it to stamp.

Want to order your own? Just click on the catalog in the right hand column and don’t forget that if your order qualifies, you can choose your hostess benefits, too!

Let me know if you have any questions, and comments are always appreciated. Just click on the comment section below. Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

 

Here is the Blog Hop List:
 
  1.     Sherrill Graff, NV-US – http://latenitestampinwithsherill.blogspot.com
  2.      Sherrill Graff, NV-US – http://parttimepapercraft.blogspot.com
  3.     Sherrill Graff, NV-US – http://latenightstamper-stampandscrap.blogspot.com
  4.     Sherrill Graff, NV-US – http://sosstuckonstamping.blogspot.com
  5.     Deborah Smart, BC-CA – www.stampandcreate.net
  6.     Bev Farmer, MD-US – www.createwithbev.blogspot.com
  7.     Katie Shimshock, US – www.stampin-shimmy-style.blogspot.com
  8.     Bridget Sandoval, CO-US – www.krittercrafts.com
  9.     Jana T. Secord, US – www.stampinjana.stampinup.net
  10. Misty Snell, OK-US – www.snellmisty.wordpress.com
  11. Michelle McCarthy, US –     http://creativeexpressions.typepad.com/creative_expressions
  12. Rhonda MacNally, CA – http://www.rhondalovesstamping.wordpress.com
  13. Sarah Souza, US – www.sarahsstamplab.com
  14. Carol Gleason, WI-US – www.inkshimmerandshine.com
  15. Diana Carr, US – www.secretlifeofpaper.com
  16. Debi Teague, TX-US – www.inkandpapertherapy.com
  17. Olivia V. Studley       - www.oliviastamps.blogspot.com
  18. Cyndy Ponczek, US – www.cyndystamps.blogspot.com
  19. Patricia Olson, MN-US – http://www.pattiolson.blogspot.com
  20. Mary Lee, CO-US – http://www.maryleestamping.blogspot.com
  21. Tracy Elsom, NS-CA – http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/tracyelsom/blog
  22. Nora J. Hampton, US - http://craftingwithnora.com
  23. Karina Chin, US  - http://www.karinaskreations.com
  24. Angelica N. Fletcher      - www.redcloudcrafter.blogspot.com
  25. Angie Jones, AUS – http://angiescraftfusion.blogspot.com
  26.  Sharon Tong-Robinson, CA-US –      http://sharonscreativestampinplayroom.blogspot.com
  27. Ann Shafer, US - http://fyhcards.blogspot.com
  28. Angeline Anny, HI-US – http://angiespapercloset.blogspot.com
  29. Laura Simnick, IN-US – http://laurasimnick.blogspot.com
  30. Janis L. Thomas, PA-US – www.letsstamptogether.com/wordpress
  31. Cindy Mitchell-Clark, TX-US – www.cindysstampingcorner.wordpress.com
  32. Christy Minshall, NY-US – http://www.createwithchristy.com
  33. Marie Green, OR-US – http://www.mytanglewoodcottage.com/
  34. Lisa Tyndall, US – http://lisatstamps.blogspot.com
  35. Valerie Malkus, NY-US - www.valstamps.typepad.com
  36. Cheryl Laxton,  www.scrapinstampinnana.blogspot.com
  37. Billie Moan, US – www.ramblingrosestudio.com
  38. Becky O’Donnell    - www.artfulcreationsbecky.stampinup.net
  39. Angela Henninger, TX-US – www.studio31eighteen.wordpress.com
  40. Melanie Coverston,     - http://melaniestampsforfun.blogspot.com
  41. Chris Ann Tomasso, US – www.createwithchrisann.blogspot.com
  42. Chris Ann Tomasso, US - www.chrisannsartwithheart.blogspot.com
  43. Suzanne Johnson, US – www.gottastampwithsuzanne.com
  44. Vicki Reed, US – www.lovetostampwithvicki.blogspot.com
  45. Shelly Peck, US – www.stampinandscrappingnews.com



Thursday, August 28, 2014

Another Fall Challenge

I have decided to try another challenge. Normally I am a "case" (copy and share everything) type of person, finding something I like and putting my own twist to it, sometimes not. These challenges help me come up with my own, which is a lot of fun, too.

The weather is cool again this morning, so guess I am still in the "fall" mode. This challenge is for the Paper Players and their information can be found here. And here is my entry:



Had trouble with the lighting  this morning so the picture seems to be a bit muted. Anyway, I pulled out some retired fall DSP and greeting stamp for this project. The instructions for how I created the pumpkin are in my previous post. I used Tempting Turquoise as the card base and for matting the sentiment, matted with my DSP and stamped the greeting on Pumpkin Pie cardstock (also used this for the pumpkin). The leaves were punched out with the Build a Bird punch and Always Artichoke cardstock. Very simple card to create, so hope you give it a try. Let me know if you have any questions.

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Fall challenge

It is a little cool this morning, making me think that fall isn't too far off. So I decided to create a card for the season using a challenge from SUO as details. The challenge is clean and simple (CAS) and you can check out the details here. Here is what I came up with:


The base of the card is 4" x 11", scored at 4 1/2" and at 9". This forms a pocket on the inside for a cider/hot cocoa packet or gift card. I used Old Olive cardstock, then a mounted piece of Cajun Craze run through the woodgrain embossing folder (4 1/4" x 3 3/4"). I used the woodgrain background stamp with Cajun Craze ink on So Saffron cardstock (4"x 3 1/2"). I have sponged with Cajun Craze ink around the base card and the mats.

The pumpkin in created with a circle die (size wanted for the front of your card), then one of the oval dies that are a bit smaller than the height of your circle. (I chose mine by measuring it so the top of the oval would fit to the top of the side of the circle, where I would be placing it first.) Die cut three of the ovals and sponge around each one with Always Artichoke ink, then tape one to each side of your circle, in just a bit from the edge. Now trim the circle around the ovals in the center to create the pumpkin top and bottom. Add the last oval to the center. Attach leaves from the Build a Bird punch in Always Artichoke cardstock and place this on the card.

Sponge the largest butterfly cut from the Beautiful Wings embosslit with Always Artichoke ink. Stamp your sentiment (I used one from Teeny Tiny Wishes) and punch out (I used the window punch and punched the rounded side close to the ends).

I hope you enjoyed your visit and thanks so much for stopping by! Let me know if you have any questions!



Monday, August 25, 2014

Halloween minis


Even though I was fighting some kind of nasty bug this weekend, these ideas kept floating around in my head. So by bringing a few things to my recliner and working on them a little at a time, here are the results! All were created with the 4 oz mini cups and lids.


My mummy was the first one I created, just tore strips of Naturals White card stock and wrapped them around the cup with smaller strips around the lid. Topped it off with a cut out circle (think I will tear it, too, the next time) and added google eyes, pushing them up under one of the strips a bit.


Frankenstein is more cute than scary, but that is okay with me! I used olive green cardstock to wrap around the cup, using the edge of the table to curl the piece first. I cut out a piece of black, long enough to wrap around the lid, curled it with my bonefolder, cut out the notched hair, then made slits about every 1/4" or so on the top edge to ease onto the lid with sticky strip. Punched out the circle for the top, added google eyes and drew on the mouth with an Always Artichoke marker. (Think I will use black on the next ones.) For the nose and "bolts", I cut a square from the dimensionals, double layered them, colored around the edges with Always Artichoke maker, added a punched square of the same color card stock and done!


My Jack-O-Lantern was actually the first one I was trying to figure out it my head. I cut out enough ovals (just slightly larger than the height of the cup), with Tangerine Tango cardstock, and sponged around each piece with Old Olive ink then curved them with my bone folder. I also trimmed a small amount off the top so they would fit under the rim of the cup, then started on the back, overlapping them on each side, placing one in the center of the front. I then trimmed around the bottom of the ovals to line up with the bottom of the cup, cut out the face pieces and glued them on, took my Old Olive marker brush tip and drew around the oval, using the writer tip to trace around the other ovals. I put a small strip of the Tangerine Tango around the lid plus a circle on the top, punching out leaves from Old Olive card stock with the Build a Bird punch to glue around the top. The curls are small strips of card stock, curled with the bone folder til the card stock begins to come apart. Peel it apart, cut into small strips, add a bit of glue around the circle top and smoosh the curls into the glue. (very technical, you know :) )

Hope you enjoyed your visit! I appreciate you stopping by! Have a great day!