Friday, September 24, 2021

Friends Friday Pics

            Happy Friday My Blogger Friends!
My blog post for today is Friends Friday.  On Friday's, I have the honor of spot-lighting some of the fabulous cards and projects that I received from Friends ....... Fellow Demonstrators ........ and Family.  Each of these creations are works of art........and it is with great pleasure that I share with you today some AMAZING projects that three very special friends made for me.
First up for today......is this GORGEOUS card from my sweet friend Terry Olsen.  She sent me this card "Just Because".  It made my heart SMILE BIG!!!!
Next up is a BEAUTIFUL card sent to me from Ashley Carlson.  I purchased a few items from her Country Hive business and she tucked this card into my package.
And my final share for today was created by my OH SO TALENTED daughter Cheryl Sewell.  These were her table gifts for our Scissors in the City Retreat.  She took my larger version of the stacking candy corn box that I share on Tuesday and made a mini candy corn box for our retreat.

Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share a special Paper Pumpkin Saturday creation with you ........ Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Thursday, September 23, 2021

3-Framed Spooky Houses

 Happy Thursday My Blogger Friends!
My blog post for today is Tag Thursday.  Today, I will feature a tag I created and show you how easy it is to use minimal supplies to create a SUPER PRETTY TAG.  Now that you have the details for my Tag Thursday creation for this week ........ Let's jump right in with my tag share for today........
This Halloween tag just makes my day.
I started off with a Pumpkin Pie 2-1/2" x 4-1/4" base tag.
Next, I used the 'Ornate Frames Dies' to crop out three black frames.  On the inside of each frame I cropped out a spooky house from the 'Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper' and dropped it into the center of each black frame.
I did add some of the 'Black & White 1/4" Gingham Ribbon' to each black frame and had that ribbon tucked under the inside of each frame.
My tag was topped off with of the Black and White Baker's Twine in the 'Playful Pets Ribbon Combo' pack.  And took my time fraying the end of that Baker's Twine (SPOOKY NO????).
And there you have it friends......
A SPOOKY ..... But FUN Halloween tag.

Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share some Friends Friday creations with you ........ Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Happy Halloween Gift Card Holder

 Happy Wednesday My Blogger Friends!
My blog post for today is Wine-Down Wednesday.  My middle of the week card feature for today will hopefully offer you some inspiration and provide you with some motivation to keep you moving through your busy week.  Let's jump right in with my card share for today........
Today, we are creating a SUPER FUN Halloween gift card holder.  Here's what the outside of the card looks like.......
And here's the FUN little SURPRISE when you open the card.  The inside is decorated with a 4" x 5-1/4" White cardstock panel.  To the bottom of that panel, I added a 'Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper' panel that is 2" x 4".  All I had to do was adhere three sides of that DSP and add it to the White panel.
I started out with a Black base card.  It measures 4-1/4" x 11" and is scored at 5-1/2".
I added a panel of 'Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper' to the top of my Black base card ...... and that piece measures 4" x 5-1/4".
Next, I die-cut a large 'Layering Circle' in Crushed Curry and used my 'Blending Brush' to shade in the outer edges of that circle ..... thus creating the spooky moon for the front of my card.
Then I used a piece of Black cardstock that measurd 4" x 3/4".  I grabbed the 'Frightfully Cute' set and stamped my sentiment with VersaMark ink and sprinkled it with 'White Embossing Powder'.  After I heat set my sentiment ....... I adhered that panel to the front of my moon.
The last step was adding a frightful cat from the 'Cat Punch'.  He was cropped out using 'Black Glitter Paper'.
And that' all it took to create this fun
Halloween Gift Card Holder.

Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow with a Tag Thursday creation to share with you ........ Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream! 

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Candy Corn Boxes

Happy Tuesday My Blogger Friends!
My blog post for today is '3D/CASE IT TUESDAY'.  That means today I have a fun little 3-D project that I found on the internet ....... And I created a CASE of that project to share with you today.  This project was SUPER FUN to create and I want to jump right in and share that project with you now.
What FUN I had creating these CUTE little Halloween treats.
And the best part ...... It only takes three pieces of 8-1/2" x 6" card stock to create these.
Here's a measurement and cutting guide.
Here's what each cut-out card stock will look like when it is cut and scored.
All I did was stamp my "Trick or Treat" sentiment on the right hand side of each box and then got busy constructing each box.
I adhered one end of each box and then used a small Velcro closure pieces to close up the other end.
Here's a picture of the 'Thin Clear Velcro' pieces I used.  I purchased mine at WalMart.
Each box was filled with three little bite-size candy bars......
And all I needed to do was slide the candy bars into each box.
Then I got busy and stacked my three boxes together.  I stacked them so they kind of looked like a GIANT candy corn.
I used some 'Metallic Mesh Ribbon' and the 'Black & White Gingham Ribbon' and tied that around my three boxes.........
And then got busy and created a pretty bow with my gingham ribbon.
And that's all it takes to create this DARLING Halloween Treat.

Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share a Wine Down Wednesday card with you ........ Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Monday, September 20, 2021

Trick or Treat Upgrade

 Happy Monday My Blogger Friends! 
Today is Mix-It-UP! Monday, and I have an upgraded version of the card I shared with you yesterday.  I used the exact same product that was used to create yesterday's card ..... But I added a couple additional products found in the 2020-2021 Stampin' UP! Annual Catalog to bring this card up to the next stamping level.
Here's my Spot Light Sunday card from yesterday on the TOP....
And my Mix-It-UP! Monday upgraded card for today on the BOTTOM....
The first upgrade that I made for my card today was changing the orientation from a Portrait Style card to a Landscape Style card.
I did add three 5-1/2" x 1/2" panels of the 'Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper' to the top of my Black base card.
Below those 3-Designer Series Paper panels ...... I added a Pumpkin Pie banner flag and stacked several layers of 'Layering Circle Dies' to the top of that banner flag.
My sentiment is from the 'Little Delights' sentiment set and each 'Layering Circle Die' piece was layered to create an off-center circle piece.
And I added the same 'Metallic Mesh Ribbon', 'Black and White 1/4 Gingham Ribbon' and the 'Black Baker's Twine' to the top of my sentiment piece.
So tell me friends.....
Do you have a favorite????

Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share a 3-D Tuesday creation with you ...... Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Trick or Treat

 Happy Sunday My Blogger Friends
Today is Spotlight Sunday ....... And I have a card I created using product from the 2021 Stampin' UP! Mini Catalog.  This card uses several products from that new catalog ........ And I'm thrilled with the way it turned out.  Let's jump right in with my card share for today..........
I started out my card for today with a White base card.
I began with three 'Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper' panels and adhered those to the top of my White base card.  Those panels each measured 4-1/4" wide and the three different sizes are: 1/2, 3/4" and 1".
For my sentiment piece ...... I started with several 'Layering Circle Dies' and the 'Little Delights' stamp set.
I topped my sentiment circles off with some 'Metallic 1-1/2" Mesh Ribbon', 'Black & White 1/4" Gingham Ribbon' and 'Black Baker's Twine'.
And that's all it took my friends to create this 
SUPER CUTE ..... trick or treat card.

Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share an upgraded version of this very card with you ...... Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Saturday, September 18, 2021

3-Panel Butterfly

 Happy Saturday My Blogger Friends!
My blog post for today is Paper Pumpkin Saturday ........... And I would like to share with you the project I created using the August 'Hope Box' Paper Pumpkin kit.   Here's that project.......
I'm just CRAZY about the way this alternate card turned out......
I started with one of the pink base cards from this kit ...... And stamped my sentiment in the lower right corner.
Creating my three DSP panels was super easy.  I cut down three of the colorful banners that came with this kit to 3-1/4" to create three pretty little banners.  The only additional product I used was some Blackberry Bliss cardstock (3-1/2" x 1-1/4") panels.  I did add the colorful banners to the top of the Blackberry Bliss panels and then adhere those panels to the front of my card.
I did add three of the butterflies that came with this kit and a few sequins to the front of my card.
So what do you think my friends.......
Don't you just LOVE this card!!!!!

Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share a Spot Light Sunday creation with you ........ Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!