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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Fall Has Arrived!!!

According to the calendar, fall has arrived!!! But in South Texas I'm sure it will take a few more weeks! It has been a bit cooler....anything is better than 106 degrees!!! So I'll take 87 degrees anyday!LOL In honor of Fall's arrival I made this card using an image from All that Scraps. I bought her last year and love using her!
Card Details: Digital Image: All that Scraps, Sentiment: Studio G, Stick on Pearls: Recollections, Circle and Scalloped Circle: Nestibilities, Ribbon: Hobby Lobby, Border Punch: Martha Stewart, Stickles on Wings.

I've got some super, duper exciting news to announce on 
October 1st!!! I can't wait to share this with you! But for now, have
a wonderful weekend!!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

When life gives you bottle caps....

make bows!!!! I actually purchased these blank bottle caps and added my design, but I'm sure recycled bottle caps would work just as well!!
Here are some Halloween Bottle Cap bows:







Details: Images from patterned paper by The Paper Studio.
I also bought a couple more of these candy jars at Walmart and added some digital images.





Thanks for visiting!!! Have a terrific Friday!!!



Thursday, September 23, 2010

Halloween Jars and Gift Bags

HI there!! Happy Thursday!!!!
Today I'd like to share some jars and gift bags that I made this week. The jars were actually left over from some Teacher Appreciation gifts I made. I spray painted the lids black. Found some cute vintage images online and added stickles to make them sparkle. Then tied on a bow, chalk, felt and glued a glittery spider to the lid.
Here they are:


And here are the gift bags I used with some of the same vintage images. 
I found these bags at the dollar store!!
I added my image, ribbon, and some silver star garland. I love using this stuff!!!



Thanks for visiting today! Have a great Thursday!!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Trick or Treat Sweets!!!

As promised, I will be showing some cute Halloween treats this week. Today, is some simple, wrapped up Hershey Bars. I love giving these to friends, coworkers, and kids!!!
I've wrapped them up in some left over green tissue (I used this previously for some "team candy bars"--shown at the bottom of my post).
Then I added some patterned paper, ribbon, and a stamped image.
Fun, fun, fun!!!

Details: Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio, Sentiment: Studio G, Ribbon, Green Tissue

Here are some "Team Bars" I made for a friend. She's gonna give these to the football players.


Thanks for visiting today!!! Have a wonderful Wednesday!!!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Halloween Treats

Good morning!!! All week I'd like to show you some halloween treats....not tricks! that I've been working on. Today  I will begin with these goodie bags. I found these adorable mini soda cans at WalMart. The 7up cans have a cute Frankenstein face on them. The Sunkist drinks have a cute pumpkin face on them, and both change colors when chilled!!! So fun!!!! I just had to buy some and make some fun goodie bags. I've included a mini bag of microwave popcorn and some candy. I finished these off with a cute bow and some adorable tags by Whimsie Doodles.


And here's the whole bunch:



I think these are so fun and cute! What a great gift for a friend, coworker, teacher or child! 
Thanks for visiting today! Tomorrow, I will show you some cute candy bars I made!!!

Have a blessed Tuesday!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

I'm still here...


I am so sorry I have been unable to post lately. My computer is "out of commission". I am actually borrowing my son's laptop and I have such a hard time typing on it! lol
I have been working on some fun fall and halloween projects for the shop. I wish I could post pictures but then I'd have to figure how to put them on my son't laptop!!LOL
I'm hoping my sweet, sweet, sweet brother will fix my computer this weekend. He is a whiz when it comes to computers!!!
I promise to be back soon~~~
Have a blessed Friday!!!
These are just some nice pictures I googled...I love my labs. I have two of them...a yellow boy, Cash, and a chocolate girl, Holly.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Wow! Friday already!!! This week just flew by! Today is my mother in law's birthday! I have a really special mother in law, she is like my 2nd mother! A real blessing! This morning I baked her a cake and have made a couple of birthday cards....not sure which one I will give her yet, but I think I'll let the kids decide.


Digi Images: Pure Innocence, Patterned Papers: The Paper Studio, Border Punch: Martha Stewart, Ribbon: WalMart, Scalloped Border: Jumbo Scalloped Scissors, Misc.: Stickles
Sentiment: Microsoft Word, Inside Sentiment says: "Wishing you a Wonderful day!"

Thanks for visiting! Have a wonderful Friday!!!

Monday, September 06, 2010

Trick or Treat Sweets!!!


Halloween already? I know, I know!LOL
 Honestly, I don't do much for Halloween, my kids are all grown, but I do love all the Halloween and Fall candy that comes into the stores.
Last week I showed you these that I found:

Well, I bought a few more of them an decorated them with some new releases by Whimsie Doodles
Here they are:


I had also bought this cute lollipop so I made a matching gift tag to go with it:




All images are my Whimsie Doodles and are super cute!!!

Have a great Labor Day and thanks for stopping by!

Linking this to Made by Me Monday over at Creative 2x Mom's blog. 








Friday, September 03, 2010

"Selebrating" September!!

I know, I know...I spelled Celebrating wrong, but it looked so much better with an "S" since it's for September!!
Today I made a card for my sister. She absolutely loves the month of September! She has even declared it National Apple Month!
Here it is in her words: (I'm sure she won't mind me posting her quote on Aug.31st)

"Tomorrow marks the first day of my favorite month, September. I refer to her as the "Apple month". I love to incorporate apples in our daily meals and drink natural applejuice. I also refer to September as the "quiet month". She drifts in and out barely noticed like the first leaf drifting with the first breezes of Autumn. She is like a fine lady gracefully entering a room. Hail to September!"


So...here is my card for my wonderful sister!!!




Card Details: Digi Image: All That Scraps, Sentiment: Studio G stamps, Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket, Ribbon: WalMart, Misc.: Machine Stitching, Copics to color

I also wanted to show you a cute little container of Sixlets I found at WalMart. They are pulling out all the Halloween candy and I just love looking at it!!! I think I might decorate the lid with a cute digi stamp and send it to my son in college!!!


They even come with the ribbon!!! I can just see these decorated really cute and then put on a teacher's desk!!! They had other flavors but Sixlets are my fave!!!
Thanks for visiting today! Have a wonderful Friday!!! And a safe Labor Day weekend!



Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Goodbye to Summer

Well, today is officially the end of summer. Although, down here in south Texas it will still feel like summer for the next few weeks!
I love fall...I love the colors, changes in the weather,  fall foods, holidays, etc. !!! So I can happily say good bye to summer!
I have to admit, I haven't worked on any new projects so I don't really have anything to show you today. And...I can't find my charger for my camera ( I think my kids hid it!) so I can't really take any new pictures.
With that being said, I will leave you with some fun, summer pictures! Summer was great...but I'm ready for fall!





Have a blessed Wednesday! Thanks for stopping by!!!