Thursday, September 30, 2010

Monster Mash!

Oh my goodness! I can't believe how CRAZY this past week has been and that it's gone already!

I don't have long to post right now, so without further delay... Here are the Halloween Recipe Cards I've been talking about for the past week or so!

Sorry it took so long! Hope you enjoy them!!

"Raven" Root-Beer Cupcakes

Layered Pumpkin Dessert

Layered Pumpkin Dessert

Halloween Harvest Snack Mix

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

To My Wonderful Followers...

I'm here to apologize for being absent the last couple of days... Unfortunately after an interesting Dr's visit on Tuesday I was unable to get much done and Wednesday brought us some unexpected car issues that took all day to figure out...

I am only 18 days away from my bringing my second son into the world! I have been dealing with some bad back pain and contractions 10 minutes apart, which any moms out there know that if you go to the hospital and they're not a consistent 5 minutes apart they will send you back home... so basically my Dr told me on Tuesday that Im on bed rest and they're going to induce me on Oct. 10th if he isn't here yet! First off, this is NOT possible for me when I have a 15 month old son! LOL BUT, I did get quite a bit of rest on Tuesday as Caiden was being very well behaved and my contractions were driving me nuts SO it was a no stamp Tuesday...

Now today, we got ready to take my wonderful boyfriend to work (who was running about 20 minutes late) and the darn car was not wanting to start! It finally started after about 5 minutes but once it was turned off it wasn't starting again... SO I had to consult with my mechanic (AKA Dad) LOL to see what I needed to do. After driving 30 minutes in traffic to my parents house and spending an hour at Auto Zone we managed to make it back and replace the battery cables allowing my car to function properly again! YAY! By this time it was about 7:30pm and had to drive 30 minutes to pick up boyfriend at 9pm then finally made it home!

ANYWAYS... Just had to share my lovely midweek adventures with you all and let you know I will be posting the following between now and Sunday!!! YAY

  • Halloween Recipe Swap Cards (very little SU, but sooo fun!)
  • Revised Fang-Tastic Halloween Card
  • Birthday Cards (hopefully at least a few)
  • 3D project... (still a mystery at this point)

Monday, September 20, 2010


Needed to make a card using a new set so this is what I pulled out! I think it turned out really cute! Just gotta make 11 more now!

Stamps: Fangtastic
Ink: Whisper White, Early Espresso
Markers: Basic Black, Real Red, Concord Crush, Blush Blossom
Paper: Basic Black, Concord Crush, Whisper White
Accessories: Decorative Punch, Rel Red 1/4" Grossgrain, Dimensionals

Couple More Birthday Bakery Cards...

So I had another circle I had punched and colored... I couldn't waste it so I made another card using other colors...


This next card isn't exactly what I had in mind but I used up some scraps so it is what it is! LOL


Hope you enjoyed seeing my first creations with the Birthday Bakery set!

Come back soon to see a FANGTASTIC Halloween card!

Birthday Bakery

So my Mom got our stamp clubs hostess benefits this month and chose a set that I don't have yet! I couldn't help but test it out! No worries, I asked her first!! LOL


This probably won't be the last of this set you'll see this week! I am really liking it!! Gotta get use out of it before I give it to the owner! LOL

Love you Mom!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

SU Stars 1st Blog Hop & BLOG CANDY!!

Welcome to my very first ever Blog Hop!

If you have been hopping along, you should have arrived from Shari's site, Shari's Stamp Pad. If not, you can start at the beginning here.

I wanted to do a fun project for my hop spot and with Halloween being the theme what better project to feature than something involving CANDY!? I have made three different sized nugget boxes to share with you all today! (Individual pictures of each & measurements further down)

Aren't they cute?! They were soo FUN to make!

The Spooky Box is a 1x6 nugget box. 

Stamps: Wicked Cool
Ink: Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Small & Large Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Decorative Label Punch 1/8' Black Taffeta Ribbon, Sticky Strip

The Paisley Pumpkin Box is a 2x4 nugget box.

Stamps: Paisley Prints, Everyday Flexible Phrases
Ink: Peach Parfait, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Markers: Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Peach Parfait, Soft Suede, Old Olive
Paper: Peach Parfait, Pear Pizazz, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Accessories: Decorative Label Punch, Curly Label Punch, Adhesive Leaves, Sticky Strip, 1/4' Old Olive Grossgrain, Dimensionals

The Witch Box is a 3x3 nugget box.

Stamps: Fang-Tastic
Ink: Basic Black, Pear Pizazz, Whisper White
Markers: Concord Crush, Pear Pizazz, Peach Parfait
Paper: Whisper White, Pear Pizazz, Concord Crush, Peach Parfait, Basic Black 
Accessories: Spider Web Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Curly Label Punch, Sticky Strip

You can use Avery 5160 labels to wrap around your nuggets after decorating or cut your strips at 1x 3 1/4. I chose to cut mine out of cardstock as the labels are a little smaller in width giving you less decorating room. Be sure to use the sticky strip to adhere your cardstock to the nuggets as the cardstock is also heavier than the labels!

Now, as many of you are probably wondering, here is how you can qualify for the following

BLOG CANDY! (Open to US only)

I have decided to give away a few of my personal favorite items from Stampin' Up!
You can never have enough of these!

1- Basic Pearl Jewels
1- Basic Rhinestone Jewels
1-Basic Glimmer Brads
1-Medium Clear Envies

In order to qualify:

1. If you aren't already, FOLLOW my blog (please only do so because you want to, not just for the blog candy)
2. Leave a COMMENT (in this post)
3. Come back on Monday Sept. 20th to see if you have won!

The next stop on the SU Stars Blog Hop is Jane's site, Stamp With Jane.

Thanks for visiting my blog and have a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

It Starts with a MIX!

These are a couple of recipe cards I made for a recipe swap on SCS for altered cake mix recipes or altered mixes in general! I'm pretty excited, someone has a recipe for a Taco Casserole with Bisquick mix! I hope I get one of those! I know these are made with next to no SU! products but I had to share cause I LOVE the way they turned out! This was also the first two recipe cards I've ever made! It was sooo much fun! If you've never made any before you should give it a try!

Peanut Butter Brownie Cookies

Cherry Chocolate-Chip Cake

Midnight Musings...

I'm going to share this card front that I made for an SU Stars swap I hosted although I'm not super crazy about it... I'm not sure what it is but I think something is missing and I looked at it everyday for a week straight trying to figure out what else to do to it... I think maybe it needs some of the Raven Lace Ribbon... which of course I haven't ordered yet! LOL

Stamps: Midnight Musings Wheel, Wicked Cool
Ink: Basic Black, Old Olive, Whisper White
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black
Accessories: Silver Brads, Spider Web Embossing Plate, Dimensionals, Sanding Block


I have been EXTREMELY busy with a few swaps that I've participated in recently and haven't had a whole lot of time to sit down and post. Now that I've got the little one asleep and the darling boyfriend is out for a while I can finally share a few cards!

Hope you all enjoy the next few posts!

This is a card front I did for yet another spot in the SU! MEGA swap on SCS! I hope I didn't spoil the fun for anyone! After reading my comments earlier,  I noticed a few readers also participated in the swap. Hope ya don't mind the sneak peeks! I always say there is a HUGE difference in seeing it and actually having it!

Stamps: Wicked Cool
Ink: Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Accessories: Spider Web Embossing Folder, Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Punch, Modern Label Punch, Decorative Label Punch, 1/8' Black Taffeta Ribbon, Small & Medium Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Monday, September 13, 2010


Here is a thank you card I made 30 of for a MEGA swap on SCS. They are very CAS (clean and simple)!

Personally I really like cards that are CAS!

Stamps: Just Believe
Ink: Pear Pizazz, Concord Crush, Melon Mambo
Paper: Pear Pizazz, Concord Crush, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Accessories: Modern Label Punch, Small Rhinestones, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Plate, Dimensionals


Love Life

& it Will Love You Back!

I LOVE this stamp!
I used the Cottage Garden set for the first time today and here is what I came up with! I made 30 of these babies for a MEGA swap I participated in on SCS.



Saturday, September 11, 2010

What Can't You Pass Up From the Holiday Mini?!

I don't think I would be able to live without SEVERAL things in the new mini catalog but my absolute FAVORITE thing in the catty is the Spider Web embossing folder! I haven't ordered the Northern Flurry embossing folder for Christmas yet, but I think that's a MUST HAVE too!!

Here are some cards I received in a Holiday Mini Swap I recently hosted through the SU STARS yahoo group of SU! demos. I made a few sets of cards for this swap so I would have multiples of everyones cards to share with friends and family and I'm going to give a set away here to one lucky person! (U.S. only please)

If you would like to have your own set of these 7 cards please leave a comment with your favorite item from the Holiday Mini! I will select a winner at random on Monday September 20th so be sure to comment soon!

Winner has been chosen!! ANNE MARIE!!

By: Nancy Endwright

By: Dani Bodden
By: Dani Bodden

By: Dani Bodden

By: Tina Taves

By: Tina Taves

By: Tina Taves

Which In Color Card is Your Favorite?

I recently participated in a swap with fellow demonstrators on SCS where we shared our ideas using the 2010-2012 In Colors! I want to take a moment and share them all with you!

Post a comment and tell me which card is your favorite for a chance to win YOUR FAVORITE plus 2 other cards shown! (U.S. Only please)

I will pick a winner at random on Monday September 20th so be sure to post a comment before then!

By: Kate Gloede
By:Maguita Stroud

By: Pam Dean

By: Sharon Field
By: Lana Bishop

By: Bonnie

By: Susan Wain
By: VickieYeakley
By: Susan Timchack
By: Michelle Fischer

By: Andrea Hurlbert
By: Debbie Prante
By: Diana Soling
By: Stephanie Schultz
By: Diana Soling
By: Stephanie Schultz
By: Debbie Prante
By: SCS: Wildaboutstampin
By: SCS: Wildaboutstampin
By: Susan Wain