Friday, October 29, 2010

Getting into the Halloween Spirit

This card would make a fantastic invitation to any Halloween bash. An invitation sets the tone for any event so if I received an invite that looked like this, it could only mean a seriously rockin' party which would mean I would need to get a seriously rockin' costume.

I used SU's new letterpress plates and the big shot: I brayered basic black onto the plates and ran it through the big shot onto watercolor paper. The debossed image picks up the black ink and gives it a retro feel. Embellish with some ruched black vintage lace and of course, the bat punch.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Trick or Treat

I have to admit, I was never a big Halloween person, although, now as a mom to young kids, their excitement is infectious. As well, I so appreciate all of you out there who decorate their homes and get decked out to hand out really make it fun, not just for the kids but for parents as well.

Of course, Stampin' Up has some uber cute supplies that can make it easy to really get into Halloween with very little effort. The Candy Wrapper die for the Big Shot made making 50 treats for my kids classmates easy easy easy! After running some basic black cardstock through with the die, I re-ran it through the spider web embossing folder and sponged some frost white shimmer paint to bring out the web. Filled the assembled box with some candy spiders and chocolate eyeballs and sealed with some black glimmer brads. Added a spider tag and voila...instant Halloween treats for 50 kids in under 3 hours.

This one was made with some retired DSP but I used the new bat punch to embellish. Can you see the uses of this punch...perhaps substituting the white for a YELLOW background???? Hello, Batman symbol. Now you are the coolest momma on the block.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Can you stand the cuteness???

If you heard an ear-piercing squeal last Saturday, no, you do not have mice in your house, it was me shrieking at the cuteness of this gift card holder.

This was a special group gift for a special girl celebrating a special birthday.

Happy 40th birthday Tamara! I am grateful for your gentle spirit, your creative inspiration and most of all your friendship. May all of your birthday wishes come true.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack

Please join me for a Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack on

Friday, October 29, 2010 from 7:00PM - 10:00PM

Saturday, October 30, 2010 from 9:00AM - 12:00PM

Cost: $25 (includes envelopes)

Where: 1992 Loudoun Road

Stamp and assemble 10 Christmas cards (2 each of 5 designs) with the pre-cut kits I have put together. I set up 5 stations and once you finish your 2 cards, you move on to the next station. I have room for 15 people (max 3 per station). All you need to bring is your favorite adhesive and a pair of scissors.

Pease RSVP by Thursday, October 28, 2010. Email me at

Hope to see you there!