Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Treats for Grandkids

Happy Halloween To You! Today I want to share a few of the Halloween Treats that I sent to my Grandkids to share with their classmates for Halloween. I say a few....because.....I have 7-grandkids and made 5-different Halloween Treats.......HOWEVER.....I GUESS I was SO DONE with making over 160 treats for all of them-that I forgot to get pictures of the last three treats. GO FIGURE! I am however ready to share the three treats that I did photograph! Here Goes! These little treat holders are from my fellow SouthWest Stamper Sue....She had these in her home at our last demonstrator meeting that I knew I had to make them for two of my grandsons. They are mummy nugget holders made from the new SU Petal Card XL punch.
I joined two of the petal punches together and made 1/4" stripes and inked all the edges to create an adorable mummy.
These next treat holders were for my granddaughter Hailey's classmates. I used the Sizzix Big Shot Two Tags Die. I ran them through the big shot using the spider web embossing folder and then inked over the top of the spider web to make the web POP. I added a smartie candy and top if off with some ribbon. The kids could use the candy holder when they were done with the candy as a book mark....but....I'm thinking that the majority of the kids just ripped and tore their treat holder apart to get to the candy.
Here's what all the treat holders for Hailey's class looked like.
And the last batch of treats were made for my Doll Babies class (Brooke). I made Peppermint Patty Spiders using the Photo Corner and Scallop Circle punch from Stampin Up! I made these special for Brooke - because her favorite chocolate candy is Peppermint Patties and I just knew that she would LOVE anything that used that type of candy.
And I leave you with this close-up of the spiders.........They were made in three different colors - Orange....Purple and Green.
Hope you'all had a fabulous Halloween and I'll be back tomorrow to share some projects that I worked on in October. Keep Living Your Dream!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween Eve to you! I spent 45 minutes yesterday morning making my Halloween delivery to my SaddleBrooke friends. Here's what I deliveried to them..... I made 17 of these darling Frankenstein candy holders and went around SaddleBrooke at 5:45am and hung them on my friends mailboxes. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the way they turned out.
Here's a close-up view of the goodies that I slipped inside of Frankies head. I even made some homemade filing out of purple and green cardstock to really "FUN" them up.
And here's a close-up of Frankie. I used the Stampin Up! Top Note die for his face and have a template box that I sandwiched between the two Top Note dies.
I would be happy to scan the template and post it for anyone who is interested in making some of these for yourself.
Hope you're having a fabulous Saturday......This afternoon my stampin buddie Kris and I are putting on a Halloween Make n Take for our SaddleBrooke Stamper Buddies........We have made three really FUN projects for them to make and Kris has picked up some YUMMY OUT OF THIS WORLD CANDY for our guest. Can't wait to see the masks that the ladies come with.......I've got mine all ready to go......MEOW!
Many THANKS to Kris for all the hard work she has put into our Halloween Fun Shop. It is ALWAYS FUN working with you Kris.....and....I know the ladies are going to love what we've created.
Please stop back tomorrow as I will be sharing the SPOOKY treats that I made for my grandkids to share with their classmates this past week. Until tomorrow.......Keep Living Your Dream!

Friday, October 29, 2010

CrossPlains Retreat

As many of you know, the Cross Plains Library in Middleton Wisconsin has generously rented their facility (FOR FREE) once a month to my Madison Scrapbooking buddies. We head out there at 8am and don't leave until 11:30pm. We been doing this for several years and since I've moved to Arizona....I've had to play from afar....well, that all changed in September. I was able to go back and be part of the ALL DAY FUN and today I want to share just a few pics of the crazy bunch I hang out with from Wisconsin.........(and I do mean CRAZY-which will show itself at the end of this post): Here's a view of most all my gal pals who participated in the September retreat (sorry Hailey and Lauren.........I missed you.....)
This was closer to the end of the day for Jessica. Poor Jessica looks like she's draggin - but believe me.......that was short lived. Jessica slows down just long enough to catch her breath and then comes back to life and makes us all laugh with her amazly funny stories.
Here's beautiful Em.......she has to be the pressiest nurse I've ever seen. She made the long trip down to Madison that weekend to spend time with the Madison scrappin gals. Thanks Em for coming-it was AWESOME seeing you.
Here's my buddie Amber....she has to be the single most HILARIOUS friend I have. She's an amazing scrapbooker and next to my daughters......the BEST mom in the land. She totally makes me laugh each and every time we get together........
And, I leave you with this picture........speak of making me is Amber-just about ready to TEAR HER HAIR OUT! LOVE you Amber girlfriend.
Thanks for letting me share my FUN retreat day in Madison........I'll be sharing some Halloween treats the next couple of stop back on Saturday and Sunday to get a peak at a few Halloween goodies I've made this year.
Until Saturday.....Keep Living Your Dream!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Purse Note Card Gifts

Here's a cute little purse project I made for a couple upcoming birthday's. These purses are made with one sheet of 12"x12" paper and there is NO cutting....JUST folding. When they are completed - they are big enough to hold 3"x3" notecards in each flap. I'm planning to put three notecards into each flap, but you can decide how many notecards you want to place in each of the flaps. Two in each flap would be know me....It's GO BIG....OR GO HOME!
Here's a close-up of the Rose Red version.
Here are the six 3"x3" note cards that are going into my rose red purse.
And here are the Chocolate Chip note cards..........(Guess I forgot to take a close-up shot of the matching purse for this one....SORRY!)
And here are both purses in their completed state. I just know that someone very special is going to receive these and I can't wait to deliver them to those ladies.
Hope you can stop back tomorrow - but until then.......Keep Living Your Dream!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tiny Brag Wallet

Happy Wednesday-The weekend is only two more days away-YIPPPPIIIIEEEE! Today I want to share with you an adorable tiny brag wallet that I made. It's totally put together with a folding process. Here's a picture of the front of my brag wallet..... The two ribbon on the left hand side of my brag wallet are pictures that are tucked into the flaps.......
Here's what the inside of the wallet......and on the inside, you can tuck two tags which you can post a couple pictures. In my case.....These are my adorable grandkids!
And here are the two tag pictures that are tucked into the front two pockets.
And here's a shot of all four tag pictures and the brag wallet opened up. It seriously turned out SO CUTE! I can tuck this little wallet into my purse and have pictures of my grandkids ready to be pulled out and shared with all my other grandma friends.
Hope to see you back tomorrow and if you are interested in having me forward you the measurements for this amazing Tiny Brag Wallet......Just leave me a comment and I'll be happy to forward those directions on to you. Keep Living Your Dream!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Note Card Portfolio

Happy Tuesday to you.....Hope you had a fabulous weekend....I DID! Today I want to share more portfolio's that I prepared for the upcoming holiday's. These babies came together so quickly that I couldn't stop at just one......OKAY......, so I'm ready for all kinds of gift giving for the upcoming holidays. Guess I'm living the Boy Scouts motto....Be Prepared (or is that the Girl Scouts motto??????). Here's a shot of all six portfolio's completed and ready for gift giving.
When you open the portfolio up (by sliding off the belly band), you expose the center to envelopes on the right and the left hand side has four envelopes glued together to make pockets for each of the four cards to slide into.
Here's a close-up of the glued together envelopes. I snipped off the tops of four envelopes and then stacked them and glued them to form pockets. Each envelope pockets holds one of four cards.
Here's a picture of the four cards and envelopes just waiting to be tucked into their pocket and closed shut. The front flap folds over and around to create the portfolio which the belly band wraps around.
Hope you enjoyed todays project and that you can stop back tomorrow. Until Wednesday....Keep Living Your Dream!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Accordian Card Holder

Today I will be sharing a project that honestly......I made some time ago and if anyone wants directions to it.....I'm happy to hunt for it and see if I can forward it out. It's the cutest accordian card holder that is made from envelopes that are glued together and a bottom accordian piece added to the front and back pieces.
Here's a close-up of what the side looks like. It gives you an idea of the accordian pieces that sits at the base of this holder.
Yet another close-up of the accordian piece.
Here is what the card holder looks like when you fan open the holder completely.
And one last shot of the accordian card holder opened up.
This was a fun little project to make and even though I made it several years ago.....It still sits proudly in my studio with some tiny cards that I made for each envelope.
Hope you have had a great weekend and you are off running on this fabulous Monday. Until tomorrow........Keep Living Your Dream!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Gift Set

Today I'm going to share with you a gift set that I have already given out to one of my SaddleBrooke Stamper Friends. It was a set that I designed to have all the pieces coordinate and match together. It was extremely FUN to make and the end results were FABULOUS. I ended up making a paperclip bookmarker.......a tiny post-it-note hoder......a coaster with a matching bull-clip and stamped note paper.....along with (SURPRISE).....a 3"x3" purse. Each piece coordinated with other and I got into my retired Stampin Up! paper and pulled out the 2008 collection. The colors I used were Soft Sky and Blue Bayou. I LOVE how all these projects turned out.
Here's a close-up of the 3"x3" purse. As you can see, I didn't add note cards in this purse....I thought I would switch it up and add cut down computer paper and add several sheets of that to make this a purse that my friend can keep next to her phone and grab a piece of paper from the purse when she's needing to write a note. I stamped "Just a Note" on the upper right hand corner of each of the pieces of computer paper - Just to spice it up.
If you have the time and can stop by tomorrow......I've got more projects to share with you and would LOVE to have you stop back.......Until tomorrow.....Keep Living Your Dream!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Tri-Folder Gifts for Stampers

Happy Saturday to you.......Hope you are having a FABULOUS weekend and you are getting LOTS done and spending LOTS of time RELAXING. Today I'll be sharing my spin on the most recent stationary holder that my SaddleBrooke Stamper friends are making. While I away in September, they did a Fun Shop on making portfolio/stationary holders using a manila file folders (but they all ran down to the Dollar Store and picked up some amazing file folders that had cute cute flowers decorated on the front). The fun was that you open up the file folder and score it and flap it over to create a stationary holder for your cards or note pads......My spin is that I used cardstock and added a notepad and a pocket on the right hand side to store a couple cards in the goes: Here's a sample of the five that I made. As you can see, I added two circles to the front which have a piece of thin cording that winds around the back side of the circles to keep the portfolio closed.
Here's what the Really Rust version looks like opened up. The small 5"x7" note pad goes on the left hand side and the right hand side has a 5-1/2"x 7-1/2" pocket created so I can slide four cards into the pocket and then be able to close the whol portfolio up and secure it.
Here's a close-up of the front of the Really Rust portfolio...... And a close-up of the inside of the Really Rust portfolio.
I just know these are going to make some amazing gifts and I can't wait to give them out to my closest friends.
Enjoy your Saturday and stop back tomorrow when I'll share yet another (and yes it probably will be another noteholder of some kind) project with you. Until Sunday.....Keep Living Your Dream!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Tote Bag Note Card Holder

SURPRISE.......another tote bag holder. I know you are probably getting SICK SICK SICK of yet another gift bag, but honestly.....I can't STOP myself. Maybe there is a therapy session for papercrafters who over indulge in purse/tote making. If anyone knows of the 12-step program for this.....please give me a yell. (I honestly think I need HELP!) But for now......ON WITH THE SHOW! I made two square noteholder/purses to share with you today. Both hold up to 6-8 note cards (depending on your embellishements you use on the card) and both have this charming ribbon handle. Now....anyone who knows me....know how much I LOVE RIBBON. In fact....when my studio was being designed - one of my BIGGEST WANTS was to have two slide-out ribbon cabinets so I could store my "Stampin Up!" ribbon and all my "Other" ribbon. My BFF Nancy says there isn't a time we go out shopping and I don't buy a spool (okay...who am I kidding.....maybe SEVERAL spools) of ribbon. Needless to say.......I have a supply of ribbon that NEEDS to get used up.
Here's what the Pumpkin Pie purse looks like with the 8-note cards that I put inside it. I made full size A2 cards for these purses along with matching envelopes. I also stamped the front of each envelope to have it coordinate along with the cards. TOO CUTE!
I just know that these two gifts will make someone SMILE BIG! Hope you have BIG plans for the weekend......mine will be spend in my studio putting the final touches on all my Halloween treats....I just know my SaddleBrooke Friends will be enjoying this years treats.
Until Saturday.....Keep Living Your Dream!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

3x3 Purse Note Holder

I'm hoping that you haven't gotten SICK of all my 3D projects. I have yet another project that I've completed. I promise myself every year that this is going to be the year that I'm ready for the upcoming holidays. I do believe....this is my year. I made this adorable purse that holds 3"x3" note cards. I don't know what I had more fun making....the purse or the prima flower for the front of the purse. TOO STINKIN CUTE!
Here's what the purse along with the four notecards looks like. I just can't help but believe that it will make the cutest gift for one of my friends up here in SaddleBrooke.
Thanks for stopping by and I'll have more Kards by Kadie creations to share with you tomorrow. Until Friday morning.....Keep Living Your Dream!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Assorted Note Card Holder

Today is Wednesday and yet another FABULOUS DAY in beautiful SaddleBrooke Arizona. I want to share some more samples of some projects I've been working on........This might very well be the first year I'm prepared for all my handmade holiday gift giving. I've given many of these away to several of my girlfriends and they have been a it was worthy of making a few more and having them on hand. I'm happy to copy off the template and give to any of my blogging friends that might want a copy. Just leave me a comment along with a way for me to reach you-and it will be done.
Here's what the inside looks like when you fold up the flap....It exposes six notecards along with matching envelopes.
And here are the notecards......I made them to be single sheet again....your able to make four notecards from one single sheet of 8-1/2"x11" piece of cardstock. Enjoy the rest of your day and stop back if you can tomorrow and I'll share more of my Kards by Kadie creations. Keep Living Your Dream!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Stationary Folio's

Today I want to share three stationary folio's I made for the upcoming holiday's. My plan is to surprise a couple of my SaddleBrooke friends with these. The folio's were made with a 8-1/2"x11" piece of cardstock - along with a very basic fold (which if you are interested in receiving, I can email you the pattern).
I made four matching notecards to go inside the folio. These are single sheet notecards that allow me to make four notecards with one single piece of 8-1/2"x11" piece of cardstock. Talk about a fast note card....add a couple border stripes and two scallop or flower punches....You have an instant notecard that is worthy of gift giving.
And here's a quick shot of the notecards sliding easily into the folio. LOVE IT!
I figured with all the RUSH that comes around the holiday's, it would be great to have a few of these projects on hand to give out to those special friends in my neighborhood.
Thanks for stopping by and hope you can stop back tomorrow for more Kards by Kadie creations. Keep Living Your Dream!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Frankenstein Directions

Thought I would do a quick post giving the directions for the Frankenstein holder that I posted earlier this week. I've received several emails asking me if I could post the directions, so hang on to your goes: Start with a piece of Old Olive cardstock that measures 3-7/8" x 3". You will score (on the 3-7/8" side) at 15/16", 1-1/4", 2-1/2" and 2-15/16". I've posted a picture above on how the score lines should look.
I used my revolution and the "Grass" die to add Fankie's hair. You could use any die or even just free hand snips for his hair.
Here's a pic of the tools you will need to complete this project. Sticky Stripes or Tacky Tape is a MUST. Otherwise the back pops open and your candy bar ends up falling out of the Frankie wrapper.....(hate it when that happens!). I used the 1/2" circle punch for his eyes and then just colored in the black portion. I used a SU two-way glue pen to adhere the hair and eyes. The mouth was drawn on with a Black Stampin' Up! writer.
And finally.....a picture of a piece of Old Olive cardstock ready to be wrapped around the Kit Kat bar.
I know you are going to have LOTS of fun with this project.......I'm making 26-for Bodie's classmates and 20-for Levi's classmates. So......Happy Halloween and Keep Living Your Dream!