Friday, September 30, 2011

Ghostly "Boo" Cards

Good Friday morning my blog friends!

This is a Halloween card I made for a friend.  I'm still trying to use up my Halloween designer paper (DSP) stash.  The base of the card is white cardstock and a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of DSP.

This cute little ghost is hiding behind the grave and when you pull the tab he pops out.  Behind the grave, I used mounting tape on the sides and bottom.  Leaving space to slide the ghost in.  Both the grave and ghost were cut from the Paper Dolls Dress Up cartridge.

"Boo!' was cut from Mini Monsters cartridge and the little spider from the Doodlecharms cart.  On the tab I hand wrote "pull" and then glued it to the back of the ghost.

This is basically the same card only with different DSP.  If you'd like the measurements for the Cricut cuts, please let me know.

Wishing everyone a safe and blessed weekend.  Thanks for visiting my blog.


Thoughts of Encouragement

How do we get wisdom?  Simply ask for it.  Next, make time every day to read God's Word.  Open your heart to what He has to say to you.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


"No bones about it who doesn't love candy."  Well I'll share with you that I have a sweet tooth for Snickers.  When I saw the "I Love Candy" die cut stickers by Reminisce, I knew I had to buy them.

I've been making several Halloween layouts because my paper stash from last year is abundant and I need to use it up.  The black ghost/Boo was punched with Martha Stewart punches. 

The skeleton was cut from the Happy Hauntings cartridge.  He has a heart for a candy corn treat!

I love his Halloween candy bag with "me want candy" on it.  All the stickers in this package are so cute that I had to use all of them.

Thanks for visiting my blog and I invite you to come back soon.


Thoughts of Encouragement

Wisdom is a tree of life to those who embrace her; happy are those who hold her tightly.  Proverbs 3:18

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

BoBunny Mini Abum - Part II

Welcome and thank you for visiting my blog.

As I posted yesterday, this is my version of the Sweet Tooth mini dress album by BoBunny.  These are the last six pages of the album.  I enjoyed working on this album and I hope to make another one soon.


This is the back and final page. 

Thanks for stopping by.  Let me know what you think about this project.  I would love to hear from you.


Thoughts of Encouragement

If you're facing a challenge today--perhaps in your home, your finances or relationships, ask God for His wisdom.  Pray and ask Him to show you if there is anything that you may be doing to cause the problem or should do to resolve it.  When He reveals the answer to your heart, be quick to act on it.

Monday, September 26, 2011

My BoBunny Mini Album

Good Monday morning and Welcome!

What a great weekend!  In-between attending a scrapbooking auction, celebrating a friend's birthday party, church worship and shopping, I was able to finish my Bo-Bunny dress.  This mini album consists of 12-pages.  Today, I will post the first six pages.  So sit back and enjoy!

To make this album, I traced the dress from Bo-Bunny's Sweet Tooth Mini Edgy Album kit.  Then I used my own designer paper from various stacks, but mostly from DCWV's the Lace and Linen stack.  Loved all the paper that it was difficult to choose.

The beautiful chipboard pieces are the English Riviera by Kanban Crafts Inc.   I won this product at the auction I attended (WooHoo!).
All the other embellishments are part of my personal stash.

My inspiration to create this album came from Tomoko Takahashi @

Hope you enjoyed this post and please come back to see Part II.


Thoughts of Encouragement

The Lord does not look at the things man looks at.  Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.  1 Samuel 16:7

Friday, September 23, 2011


TGIF and welcome to my blog!

I came upon this picture of my daughter and myself on our 2007 Hawaiian cruise.  It was abandoned in a box and I could not leave it there so I created this layout.  I used Recollections' new stack Femme Fatale/Mujer Fatal beautiful designer paper.  This picture does not show up very well.  The colors are more vibrant in person.
Aloha was cut from the Life's A Beach cartridge on pink glitter card stock.  The small butterflies were created with the Recollections punch and the larger butterflies with the Martha Stewart Monarch butterfly punch.

Tim Holtz' elegant flourishes die was used for the black swirls.  The large flower on the right was made by my friend Cecy.

The pretty pink floral embellishment and the pink pearls are by Recollections.  The two-tone flower was made with the scallop circle punch.

I decided to frame my layout because unfortunately I cannot find any other photos from my trip to Hawaii.  Four years ago I wasn't scrapbooking and to my dismay those photos are lost.

Enjoy your weekend and I hope you come back soon.


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Thoughts of Encouragement

I know, Father, that one touch from You can turn around any situation in my life, and I will expect good things to come my way today because of You.

Top Note Pumpkin Box

Hi there and welcome my blog friends!

I'm trying to get away from Halloween, but this pumpkin box can be used either for Thanksgiving or Halloween.  You can fill this cute pumpkin with lots of candy for Halloween, but for my post today I'm making it for Thanksgiving.

I used the Fancy Favor die by Stampin' Up to cut and form the box. 

Here's a quick tutorial on how to put together the top note pumpkin:

 Using the top note die, cut three (3) on the Big Shot.  Take two of the top notes and cut them in half as shown above.

Take one of the halves of the top note and run it through the Big Shot again, placing it as shown.  The piece that is formed will be the center part of the pumpkin as seen below.

The first piece is the center piece we just cut. 
The second top note that was cut in half is next. 
Each half was trimmed an additional half-inch and you can toss those two pieces away. 
The last full top note is the base of the pumpkin. 
Take the four parts and distress them with brown ink.

Adhere the two halves to the full top note.

Next, place the small top note to the center to complete the pumpkin.  Used the Round Tab punch and brown card stock to form the stem of the pumpkin.

Added a couple of leaves cut with the Little Leaves sizzlits die.  I thought of using my pumpkin to hold the silverware at my Thanksgiving table.  Now to make another five or more before Thanksgiving gets here.

This is the side view and that's it for this tutorial.  If you have any questions, please contact me.  I would love to read your comments.

Have a great day and thanks for visiting.


Thoughts of Encouragement

Isn't this a great day to start expecting the favor of God to show up in the details of your life.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Haunted House

Good morning and welcome to my blog!

I had been wanting to make my own haunted house and this is what I came up with.
A few weeks ago, I attended the Stampin' Up Regional and we were treated to lunch which was packaged in the above white box.  The box is very sturdy and I couldn't throw it away.  I had to recycle it so it made its way to my home.  I finally decided that I could use it to make a haunted house.  I used Creatology's Halloween foam build-scene kit and a few other supplies. 

I used the Spooktastic collection designer paper that I bought last year at Target.  On the sides I used the spider DSP and added spider rings that I bought at The Dollar Tree by cutting off the ring part.
To the back side of the box I added the witch cut from A Child's Year cartridge, the moon from Mini Monograms and the ghosts from Happy Hauntings.  The bats as well as the black fence on the front are Martha Stewart punches.  The orange "BOO" is from Happy Hauntings

Hope you liked my haunted house and please come back and visit again.


Thoughts of Encouragement

I thank You, Father, that I have Your favor, and that I have favor with other people not because of who I am but because  of who You are, and that I am Your child.  Amen

Monday, September 19, 2011

Turkey Napkin Holder

Good Monday morning everyone!

As a Stampin' Up demonstrator I am privileged to receive the monthly publication Stampin' Success.  This magazine is always packed with great ideas and advise. The Turkey napkin holder is an idea that was shared in the October issue. 

Although Thanksgiving is still two months away, it is never too early to start planning your holidays.  The table setting has the punch art turkey as a napkin holder.  You can also find other ways to use the turkey.  I thought I would glue them on pencils or place cards.  What would you use them for?

These are the punches used to create the turkey:

3" scallop circle
2-3/8" scallop circle
1-3/4" circle
Rick rack
Owl punch

I used wiggle eyes and formed a paper card stock ring to adhere the turkey using sticky tape. 

Hope you liked this idea and if you have any questions be sure to contact me.


Thoughts of Encouragement

To experience God's favor, you must become "favor-minded."  To be favor-minded means that you expect God's special help, that you are releasing your faith, believing that God wants to assist you simply on the basis that He is your heavenly Father, and He loves you.

Friday, September 16, 2011


Happy Friday everyone!

Well we made it through another week and it was a great week!  I was able to post a Halloween project each day for you.  Hope it has helped you get ready for this fun holiday.

The glittered witch, boiling pot and black cat are part of this fabulous designer paper which I've had since last year.

The flying witch was cut from A Child's Year cartridge and the title "Bewitching" was cut from Happy Hauntings.  Added Black Diamond Stickles to the title.

For the photos I created a four page mini album measuring 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" to which I added the spider web from the Martha Stewart punch.  I forgot to add Stickles, but I will.  Holding the four mats are sparkling green brads.

Here's the open view of the mini album.  The small black bats were punched with the Martha Stewart punch. 

Well that's it for this week.  Hope you have a safe and fun weekend and please come back to visit my blog again.


Thoughts of Encouragement

God cares more about the next thing you do, than the last thing you did.

Thursday, September 15, 2011


Welcome, come on need to take your shoes off!

I could not resist making this cute Halloween silverware bag.

This is the source of my inspiration.  I bought this silverware bag at the Cracker Barrel Restaurant in St. George, Utah.  One of my favorite places to visit.  The bag is made of felt and cotton.  I decided to make a few with paper.

I traced and cut the bag twice on orange cardstock, then glued them together on all sides except the top.  Leaving an opening for the utensils.  The witches shoes were cut at 2" from the Happy Hauntings cartridge.

Cut the phrase "BOO!" @ 3/4" and used the "O's" as the buckles for the shoes.  Also added Stickles to the buckles.

Cut two strips of orange CS, about 3/4" x 3", for the stockings and also added stickles.  Then I decorated the rest of the bag with green ribbon, yellow ruffled ribbon and a strip of punched black rick rack.  Used red sticky strip tape to adhere these embellishments. 

Place plastic utensils inside the bag and this makes a super cute decoration to put on your Halloween table.  If you want to make one or more bags and need further instructions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

OMG! just realized today is Thursday.  The weekend is almost here, and Halloween is right around the corner.

Thanks for stopping by.

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