Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Jaunty Jack

Jaunty Jack and I wish you a Happy Halloween!

If you are a fan of retro Halloween decor, you need to check out Midnight Jamboree from SVGcuts. Jaunty Jack is just one of the cute cut files included. I cut this file along with a rosette and label with my Cameo. I also used digital papers and stamp from Crafty Secrets for this card which I am linking to the Cameo Spotlight Halloween Challenge.

And here's a little treat box that will be filled with snack-sized candy to greet my sister-in-law when she gets home from work.

I used the 3d artisan box hanger by Snapdragon Snippets found in the Silhouette Online Store, removing the window and adding Jaunty Jack  The tag uses more Crafty Secrets stamps.

Wishing you a safe and trick- free Halloween,

Monday, October 29, 2012

Jolly Halloween

For someone who does not have trick or treaters visit on Halloween, I still enjoy a wee bit of  Halloween decorating and making some treats for friends and family with some fun packaging.

Although not a card, I am linking these to the Cameo Spotlight  Challenge since I made these cones with the Silhouette Cameo; I  used digital files  from the Silhouette store for the cone, rosette, and jack o'lantern (made glossy with some UTEE embossing enamel); dies from MFT and PTI; stamp from Crafty Secrets; patterned and glittery papers; and some black tinsel garland.  Check out the Christmas decorating aisles at the local craft stores; there are many items that you can use for crafting for other holidays and seasons.

Last year I spied this variegated feathery yarn on clearance; a year later it's wrapped around a black chenille stem for the handle. I also used the yarn to tie the cellophane bag of sugar cookies tucked into the cone.

 The Halloween tickets are from Miss Cutie Pie

Don't you love the little star cut outs along the top of the cones?
Wishing you some creative time today,

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Tea Towel Tags

I adore these stamps from vintage embroidery designs  from Crafty Secrets Birds of Happiness stamp set, so I made my paper version of  tea towels.  I would love to have similar real embroidered towels hanging in my kitchen; I may just have to embroider some when life here settles down some.

I actually made and photographed these tags this summer, but never posted them. I don't know why I photographed these without ribbon. I had planned to add ribbon and re-photograph over the weekend for the Crafty Secrets Linky party this week, but after the estate sale Saturday, I was exhausted and freezing, so when I got home, I wrapped up in my down throw and crashed on the sofa. (For those who read a  previous post, we sold many of the salt and pepper sets and shot glasses, so my scrubbing them was worth it) Some of the my mother-in-laws other collections didn't sell as well, so now they're boxed and stored in our basement. My husband wants to try again on Craig's list.  On Sunday I just had to finish a Kindle book I had borrowed from the library because the loan period expired. And Monday was spent cleaning out more items from my mother-in-law's house, cleaning my own house, and preparing for a brief trip to celebrate our 36th wedding anniversary.

I apologize for not visiting your blogs these last few weeks. Things have been busier than usual  around here,  but hopefully after this week, life will be a bit calmer. I do so appreciate your taking the time to leave comments and I promise to visit you soon.

Stamps:Birds of Happiness (Crafty Secrets), Background Basics: Gingham (PTI)
Ink: Pure Poppy (PTI)
Paper:Rustic Cream, Aqua Mist (PTI)
Other: Tag Sale #1 die, Rickrack Border die (PTI)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

WMSC #117

Good morning friends. I'm here to share a tag based on this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge with Kelly Schirmer providing this great sketch

Using four wonderful Waltzingmouse stamp sets, I made a Christmas tag.

After I die cut the tag and mat with my Cameo, I created the background using stamps from Nordic Winter, Text It, and Very Vintage Christmas. The sentiment  is from Seasonal Remedies. I stamped, fussy cut, and colored with Copics the trio of holly leaves and berries. I added a rusty bell with twine and twill ribbon for tying onto the gift.  The dimensions of the tag are 5 1/4 x 3, so there will be no chance of missing this under the tree.
For the next three days, I will be helping my sister-in-law with pricing and staging items for Saturday's small estate sale of my mother-in-law who certainly liked her collections (Let me say, I hope to never wash another greasy shot glass, salt/ pepper shaker, or souvenir spoon). Fortunately, the dog and pig collections didn't require heavy washing. Yard sales are not really my thing and definitely not my husband's who has sold many of the larger items on Craigs list., but I will enjoy spending time with my sister-in-law and niece and am glad I can help them during this difficult time.

Thanks for stopping by,