Friday, October 31, 2008

Second Happy Halloween!

I hope everyone had a great Halloween.

The above picture is an update on Chloe and Katie's Halloween gifts. I made pumpkin faces on the orange shopping bags. The letters for their names on the gift tags were stamped and then punched with my small pumpkin punch. There are pizzelles in the plastic Halloween bags.

I spent over two hours yesterday making a batch of pizzelles. I have been making them since I was a kid. They are actually very easy to make, just time consuming. I have two pizzelles irons--one which makes two larges pizzelles (I rarely use this one) and one which makes four small pizzelles. For the small pizzelles, I only put half a teaspoon of batter for each one. Now you know why it is so time consuming! But, they are delicious, so it is well worth it. Please let me know if you would like the recipe.

The girls were thrilled when I gave them their bags. One was dressed as a cheerleader and the other was Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you visit again.


Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween Everyone!

I made the above 'Spinner' card for my mother. I have made this type of card before, but with the spin going straight across. This one curves. Isn't the witch adorable flying over the moon? The witch, bat, and jack-o-lantern are Martha Stewart punches.

I'm sorry I don't have time to post a tutorial today. Please E-mail me or leave a comment if you would like instructions.


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Halloween Backpacks

Hello Crafters,

Just a quick posting today. I made these Halloween backpacks for the little girls that live behind my mother. Of course they are filled with chocolates! Tonight I will make cookies to give them along with their backpacks. Don't forget to check back for an update.

p.s. The instructions for the backpacks can be found here:

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Frankie Made Me Do It!

I had no choice, I had to make more Frankies!

I made the Frankie gift bags to put the Exploding Frankies in. Then I decided I should make chocolate wrappers too because everyone should receive chocolate on Halloween. I don't think you can see it in the pictures, but the Bride of Frankie gift bag and chocolate wrapper both have a tulle veil like the Exploding Box has. With the green tissue paper in the bags they make a very nice gift presentation.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you liked my Frankie gift sets.


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Tricky Treats

Hi & Happy Wednesday!

I forgot how much I always liked the SU Tricky Treats set. See what happens when you don't use something for a year! It's the old saying--out of sight, out of mind.

These are candy wrappers with pop-ups. I thought it would be cute to have the inside pop-ups match the outside stamped image. The pop-up witches and bats were made with punches and the ghosts were stamped (SU Pictograms) and cut out.

The candy wrappers were quick and easy to make, and they are adorable to give to kids (and adults!).

I know the pictures aren't too good (artificial lighting), but I did color the images after stamping them.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

What an Honor!

Hi Fellow Crafters,

I wanted to tell you about the great honor I received. Raissa (Raissa Stamps) asked me to be a guest blogger on her blog! When a fellow crafter thinks your work is good enough to post on her own blog, that is something to be proud of. So, that is why I am boasting about it!!!

Raissa and I both enjoy creating for Halloween. You should definitely check-out her blog--she has a lot of great Halloween projects posted. Tell her I said hi when you visit her here:

I'll be posting again next week. Please check back to see my new Halloween creations.

Until then, keep on crafting!


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Halloween Photo Wallets

Hello Everyone,

I just love making Photo Wallets. They are so nice to give as little gifts or mementos.

The large candy corn on the left wallet flips open so pictures and/or journaling can be added to both sides. The large ghost on the right wallet was cut using my Sizzix machine. The small ghosts were stamped and cut-out from a single stamp (Boo from SU's Pictograms set).

For Photo Wallet instructions, please see my June 25 post:

Thanks for stopping by today!