Saturday, October 29, 2011

Halloween Treats!

Spooky Bingo Bits

This stamp set was one of the first to go on my "gotta have" list when I got this year's Idea Book and Catalog.  Then, when I saw the 1x8 cello bags in the Holiday Mini, I knew I had been right.   I mean, aren't these the cutest?   The Cub Scouts and their parents thought so!

 Yes, my Christmas cactus is very confused!

Colors of ink and cardstock: Basic Black, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie
Punches:  1" circle, 1 1/4" circle,  Scallop Circle, Curly Label, Scallop Square

All products used available from Stampin' Up!   

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

My Digital Studio - FREE downloads from Stampin' Up!

Whoo-hoo!!!   Free MDS content for everyone!   Seriously.   Stampin' Up! will be giving away free downloads for digital scrapbooking software next week!   Since I'm a demonstrator, I was able to download them just NOW.   Can't wait to play with them in My Digital Studio and show you what I made.   That will have to wait until I finish the treats for my son's Scout Troop and his Lego Batman costume, however.   Hope to see you next week :)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Llama Holiday Blog Hop

You probably arrived here from Kath's blog.  If not, make sure you check out the gorgeous projects she created!

Gift Givers - cutest set in the Holiday Mini!   I love this adorable and versatile set, and it seemed like the perfect thing to showcase for our Llama all-holiday hop.

Halloween decor or treat holder

My son's teacher and his Den Mother will both be getting one of these  little hats very soon!  I was really torn this year trying to decide "witch" die to order for my Big Shot.  I finally decided on the Petal Cone die, because I was so impressed with how versatile it is.   Not just pretty Victorian-style treat-holders, you can also make hats, baskets, hearts, carrots, and maybe even more things I haven't seen yet.   Here I used 2 1/2 die cuts instead of the usual 2 to make a hat with a pentagon base instead of a square base.  Can't find my circle cutter yet (I moved a few weeks ago), so I traced a dessert plate onto the Basic Black cardstock for the brim.   Sadly, they retired all the Halloween colors of striped grosgrain ribbon, tho they do still make it in black... 

Thanksgiving napkin ring

Used the Lace Ribbon Border Punch on Chocolate Chip cardstock to make this super-easy napkin ring.   Just glue the ends together, then glue on the funny little turkey.   I don't have the Curly Label Punch yet... better put it on my next order so I can whip up a couple dozen of these for my family's holiday get-togethers!    The napkin is embossed with the Finial Press folder.

Christmas Card

I got some of these oh-so-pretty Everyday Elegance Simply Sent kits during the October promotion.   If you buy 2 kits before the end of the month you can choose one of the coordinating stamp sets FREE.   Here, tho, I'm using a sentiment from the Short and Sweet set.  I used Chocolate Chip and Poppy Parade markers to ink the reindeer from the stocking in the Gift Givers stamp set, punched out the image with the 1 3/8" Circle Punch, and accented with a Scalloped Circle in Poppy Parade and a little 5/8" ribbon.  Easy-peasy, lemon squeezie!