Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween Paper Bag Treat Bags...

Oh my heck...I'm finally done with these treat bags, yay!!!  What originally was going to be a quick and simple project turned into a huge time consuming one.  I made 31 of these Halloween Treat Bags to give to my hubs troops and spouses today at our Children's Halloween Party.  Every year his squadron decorates the doors to their offices and hallways, the active duty members get dressed up at the end of the day then the kids get to trick or treat their offices.  After they're done trick or treating, our Spouses Group has a little Halloween Party for them with crafts, games, and food.  This year my grandboys (3 1/2 and 2) are going as...Woody and Buzz.  They're both really excited, especially Wylie...every day he asks me, "Mommom, we have Halloween Party?"  Love him!

This is my entry for RCC73, which is Halloween Spirit.  I knew the Spider Webs were going to be time consuming so I started off with them.  I used the Die-namics Spider Web on vellum, going over it with Smooch Pearlized Top Coat, tucking Silver Cord under the web for the spider to dangle from, then adhering it with Zip Dry. I slightly distressed EP Chillingsworth Manor then added my Denami Design Ribbon (so sad they retired this ribbon, I used the whole spool on this project!), Twine, and Buttons.  I used a mini paper bag, folding the bottom up and adhering three sides so it will leave an opening at the top when folded, creating a "pocket".  Sentiment and Spider from Die-namics Spider Web and Stamp Set, Pumpkin Pie card stock, SU Square Punch, Smooch Tuxedo, Kiwi Pearl Pen.  I tied on a lil' spider web from Die-namics Halloween Charms to the pencil with SU Silver Cord.

As I was almost finished making the treat bags, I decided they needed a lil' card to go with them.  So, I made 31 cards...sigh.  I got the glitter foam cats (30 in a pkg) from the $1 store.  Inside the cards I added my Key Spouse "business" card and stamped Happy Halloween. 

The back of the treat bags.  The cards fit perfectly inside the little pocket.  Unfortunately I had already stamped my blog info (custom stamp from PSA Essentials) on the back of the bags before I decided to make the matching cards...ah well.

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone that has been affected by Hurricane Sandy. 
It's amazing the damage one storm can cause.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Autumn, Inspired by Me...

As many of you know, I'm a Key Spouse for my hubs squadron.  One of my duties as a Key Spouse is to offer support for our deployed spouses.  I check in on them to see if they need anything and make sure they're doing ok during their spouse's deployment.  One of the ways I like to do this is by sending them a card each month.  This is the card I made them for October (tho not all of them have gone postal).  I made enough so I could send the "pre-deploying" spouse's a card too.  I wanted to touch base with them to let them know I was thinking of them and I'm here if they had any questions or needed anything before their spouse's deployed.

This is my first time playing along with the gals at the Less is More Challenge Blog
This weeks challenge was Autumn.

I started out with an Early Espresso card base and ran it through my CB.  I opened up my card, took a piece of tape to line up my sentiment (Die-namics High Rise Alphabet) and ran it through the CB again.  I used the direct to paper technique with SU Whisper White.  (If I do a card like this again, I will reverse step 2 & 3, direct to paper then run sentiment through CB).  I used Die-namics Rolled Flowers, Upsy Daisy, Button and Rhinestone for my flower.  SU Very Vanilla Seam Binding and SU Linen Thread.  Inside I added a piece of white cardstock then ran my sentiment from Die-Namics High Rise Alphabet on a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock.  I closed my card and adhered my Pumpkin Pie sentiment in the negative space of the Early Espresso card base. 

The inside of my card-

A few weeks ago CAS-ual Fridays had a fun and unique challenge...to create something inspired by your blog header.  Unfortunately I wasn't able to play along that week, but I still wanted to do the challenge when I had the time.  So, what do you think?  Does it resemble my blog header???

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Monday, October 22, 2012

You Rock!!!

Sorry I've been MIA!  I've been really sick- twice in the last 3 weeks.  My daughter and youngest grandson caught what I had too.  I felt so bad for my grandbaby, just broke my heart to see him sick and not able to tell us what's wrong=(

Anyhow, I'm super late in posting this card.  I made this several weeks ago to thank my fellow spouse and very sweet friend, Barb for my birthday gift.  She also took me out for sushi for my very first time=).  I absolutely love going out to eat with Barb, she's eaten everywhere and has tried everything.  My hubs isn't to venturous when it comes to food.  It's been great to have a friend that walks you through the menu, makes sure you're not ordering the same thing so you can share each other's plate of food, is willing to go to any restaurant you want to try, and best of all...is always willing to share a dessert with you=)  I'm not only thankful to have such a great dinning out buddy, but I'm also so very thankful for our friendship.  I'm blessed to have such a wonderful friend in my life.

I started off stamping PI Prehistoric Girl in Memento Ink on Neenah, coloring with Copics.  I paper pieced her dress.  BG Konnichiwa paper, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake cardstock.  Die-namics Pretty Posies, CB Swiss Dot Folder, SU Ticket Punch, Twine and a Button.  Sentiment from PI Prehistoric Girl.  I used MFTWSC82.  Only 9 more MFTWSC Sketches and I'll be caught up again! 

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Happy Birthday Barb!!!

I made this card for my fellow spouse and dear friend Barb for her birthday.  She's been such a blessing to have in my life and I'm so thankful for her friendship.

I started out stamping PI Cute-a-tude in Memento Ink on Neenah, coloring with Copics.  I paper pieced her dress and arms, then fussy cut her out.  Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, and EP For the Record 2 paper.  I used a SU Creamy Caramel Marker on Very Vanilla cardstock to try to match the doily lines in the main patterned paper.  Die-namics Dizzy Doily Duo, Die-namices Jumbo Squiggle, Die-namics Upsy Daisy, SU 1 1/4 Square Punch, SU Linen Thread, Button, and Rhinestones.  I used MFTWSC92 for my layout.

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