Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Halloween Tea for Two

Happy Tuesday!

It's template challenge week at JUGS. 3D & Halloween--what could be better?!?!? For this week's project I made a Halloween Tea for Two set.

I used the 'Cup of Cocoa' template (right side bar) from Clear & Simple Stamps. The card stock is The Paper Company Mango Metallic and the patterned paper is Jeepers Creepers/Candy Corn from Heidi Grace Designs. I used JRS Small Letter Set on the 1 3/16 block to stamp the Halloween Tea for Two. I cut two of the candy corns from the patterned paper and the scalloped circle is a SU punch. The bats are an MS punch.

I had a headstone template and measured the depth of the two teabags to create the box. The patterned paper is from a K&Co stack. The stamped cat image on the wrapped tea bags is from a Studio G $1 set and the RIP on the headstone is from a generic alphabet set.

The coffin template is from Jan Tink (left side bar). I printed it on scrap paper at 75% and traced it on the patterned paper (same K&Co stack) so that the skeleton would be lying in the coffin when it is opened. I put two wrapped cookies inside.

Here is the finished set. I added two Halloween napkins when I wrapped it up. The Eek image is from a retired SU tag set.

I will be giving this to my mother for Halloween. I will also take her to Kathleen's Tea Room for lunch. We love going there, especially in the Fall when the fireplace is on.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Monday, August 30, 2010

A Can of Frankies

Happy Monday!

Last Tuesday's 3D Challenge at PCP was to use a can to create a Halloween project. I used a plastic container with a snap-on lid to make a Frankie.

I filled the inside with Frankie-wrapped chocolates. I was able to fit 13 of them. Halloween & 13 go so well together. The stamped images are from the JRS Witch Way to the Treats Set.

After I took the pictures I realized I forgot to color the hair on the Frankie-wrapped chocolates. I have since rectified that, but didn't take updated pictures.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Cynthia's Baby Shower Favors

Happy Thursday!

Hope everyone is well. I have had a miserable cold all week. Summer colds are the worst!

Today I am posting the favors I made for my friend Cynthia's baby shower. They are Onsie Chocolate Boxes.

You can find the tutorial for a onsie card on Lauren's blog. I have made the card a few times, and one night a light bulb went on in my head and I got the idea to turn it into a favor box.
I used Bazzill card stock and doubled the onsies because a single sheet felt too flimsy. The onsie image (retired SU) was stamped and sponged with Regal Rose. The decorative pieces are Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose.
I created the box size specifically for the chocolates. In case you have Milka Naps, the measurement is 3 x 3 1/2 and scored at 1/2 all around. The top was scored at a smidgen under 1/2 all around. The box holds four chocolates.
You can see the gift bag I made for Cynthia here.
Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Tropical Birthday Surprise

Happy Sunday!

Look what my mailman recently delivered:

How pretty is this purse?!?!? Love the tropical theme! My SU demo, Raissa, made it for me for my birthday! Tucked inside the purse is a tropical birthday card. For info on the purse and card (and to see better pictures!), please click on over and visit Raissa's blog.

Thank you again Raissa for this gorgeous gift and card.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Samantha's First Exploding Box

Happy Thursday!

My 15-year-old niece, Samantha, asked me if I would help her make an exploding box for her boyfriend's birthday. I was thrilled, said Yes!, and off we went to Michael's. Samantha picked out the papers and embellishments herself.

As Steve plays softball, Samantha wanted it in that theme. Here is the top of the box:

I took a picture of the inside after she added the pictures. She used photos from T-ball, Little League, Middle School, and High School. Perhaps he'll be a Yankee one day!

I wish I had taken a picture when she was done embellishing. She really has a good eye for detail.

My brother got Samantha a Cricuit for her birthday! The first thing she made with it was a Father's Day card.

Thanks for stopping by and listening to me boast.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Happy Birthday Amanda!

Happy Tuesday!

Today is my niece Amanda's 19th birthday. Even as I type this I can't believe she is 19 already. Here is the card I made for her:

I used SU Lovely Lilac card stock and Flowers for You DSP (retired). The stamped images are from the GinaK Tech Talk set.
Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Introducing Harry & A Thank You Card

Happy Thursday!

Today I would like to introduce you to Harry.

On June 12 my brother Richard surprised my mother with a Jack Russell Terrier puppy. Let me tell you, it was a surprise! She was not thrilled, though everyone else in the family instantly fell in love with him. btw, Harry is the cousin to Richard's JRT, Petey.

Here are some pictures of the little man:

8 1/2 weeks old
I'm going to sleep well in my new home!

11 weeks old
Blue is my color, don't you think?!?!?

14 1/2 weeks old & 9.9 lbs.
I'll be good Mom, please let me stay

My brother Kevin's girlfriend has been spoiling Harry will lots of presents, so he is giving her a thank you card:
Isn't it cute? I followed the tutorial that I saw on Monika's blog. The head bobbles and the legs wobble. In case you are wondering why he has a snake in his mouth, Mr. Snake was one of the first toys Merissa bought for Harry and it is his favorite.
Here's the inside of the card:
For the text, I used a downloaded font called Enobled Pet. The doggie image is from a set of digis that I got during the last OWH blog hop. The bone on the front of the card is also from that set. I used a text box in Word to insert the 'Thank You' inside the bone image. The snake is hand-drawn.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed meeting Harry and I'm sure Merissa will enjoy the thank you card.
Until next time, happy crafting!