Saturday, October 25, 2008

Just What I Needed!!

I debated on if I should still keep my crafting date with Kim today after everything that has happened in the last couple days....I am so glad I did. I was just what my mind (and soul) needed!! We went to lunch and then had a fun afternoon creating. She wanted to make a couple of those Coaster Box Frankie's and a Trading Card Packet for her niece, which we did get done. It was just a fun, relaxing day! (Thank you) After Kim left I made a few of these Peppermint Pattie Treats I saw on Splitcoast...I totally cased, but they were too cute not too.

On a side note, for those of you keeping up with my blog, my mother in law was diagnosed with Stomach Cancer yesterday. It does not look good at this point, we need all the prayers we can get. She goes in for surgery on Thursday to see if it has spread anywhere else. Thanks to those of you that have already sent heartfelt e-mails.....I can't thank you enough!

Pumpkin, Mummy and Vampire Treats

*I've had a couple questions on the trading cards I posted earlier, so I have enclosed pictures of the front and back....I hope this helps. If you would like the template e-mail me at and I would be happy to get them to you! There are 27 different riddles!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Template for Halloween Trading Cards

October has turned out to be a roller coaster of a month for us. We've really had our ups and downs!! We just found out yesterday my mother in law has a tumor in her stomach.....we are waiting to hear back on what the prognosis is. I will not have time to upload the template for the trading cards as I said I would, sorry....too much going on to convert the templates and add directions. If you would like the three templates I will gladly e-mail them to you, which is a snap. I will not include directions with each e-mail....all I did was print out the templates on white cardstock and cut them a little smaller then the black trading card which was 2 1/2 x 3. I thought it looked nicer then just done on white cardstock, front and back. I hope the rest you figure out, if you have any questions let me know. Thanks for understanding!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Halloween Trading Cards

I'm excited to say I'm finally finished with 20 packs of Halloween Trading Cards. I saw an idea for something like this a few years back and couldn't remember where. So, I stayed up one night and made my own templates....which I will be uploading later today. Then I spent one whole night cutting paper and today while the kids were at school....I finally got them together! I thought these would be perfect for Ashton's 1st grade class as they are reading like crazy! Plus it is a great non-candy treat!

Project Supplies: Ghostly Greeting Designer Paper, Booglie Eyes Stamp Set (Retired), Glue Dots, Crayons, and Ribbon.

*Each Trading Card Pack has 4 different riddles (4 cards) with the answer to the riddle on the back, crayons are attached to color the cards.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Upsy Daisy My Life Has Turned Upside Down!

I haven't posted in awhile as things have turned upside down at my house. Everything from the horrible hayride accident last Sunday at my daughter's birthday party (Thank god only minor injuries, one girl did end up going to the emergency room) to me trying to finding a job. Nothing is more frustrating then trying to find a job that will work around my crazy schedule. So, things are very stressful here to say the least. Today is Ashton's 7th birthday, we have a wedding to attend this afternoon plus I tried to squeeze in an hour to stamp. I did get two cards done with my new Upsy Daisy Stamp set....Yeah! Once things come back to normal I will post some party pictures and the famous Bake Potato Sunday's we had. Enjoy!

Project Supplies: Upsy Daisy Stamp Set, Really Rust, Bali Breeze, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White Cardstock. SU Punches, Chocolate Ribbon (Retired), Chocolate Chip & Really Rust Markers and ink, Dimensionals and sponge and Non SU Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Emboss Folder. *Card semi cased from TreasureOiler off of splitcoast stampers. (Thanks...I needed your inspiration today)

Project Supplies: Upsy Daisy Stamp Set, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Emboss Folder, SU Real Red and Old Olive Markers & Cardstock, Ribbon, Punches, White & Black Stazon and Dimensionals. *Has a cool watercolor look to it...looks better in person.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Halloween Pixies

Thought I would finish up more Halloween Treats tonight (now early morning, 1am) for the upcoming Halloween Parties. I am also going to use the extra ones to attach as a Thank You for everyone that purchased items for Ashton's school fundraiser. She did an outstanding job and raised about $500 for her school!!! I can't wait to see the kids' faces tomorrow morning at breakfast when they see these 250 Pixie sticks all done up for Halloween.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Western Birthday Party Planning

The piles of birthday party stuff is taking over my dining room, by next Sunday my house will be back to normal again. (I thought I would share what I have been up to....I am always looking for party ideas when planning any type of event, so I thought maybe this might be of help to someone) I have been busy this morning getting the goodie bags done, I decided last minute to go with the brown bag with a rope tie. I thought it went with the theme a little better? Inside I have added huge Licorice Ropes (which I had to roll a few times to get them to fit), Cow Tales, Western Tattoos, Jolly Ranchers, Western Pencil with boot eraser, Western Activity Set, Rope Bracelets and Bandanna Mints. On the outside of the bags I am going to add a "Cowgirl" Backpack tag that I made with my cricut and laminated. We usually do a themed fridge magnet for each birthday, but after seeing Missy's back to school backpack tags I thought a cowgirl tag would be perfect. I hope the girls like them! I also finished up the little buckets of Fool's Gold (aka yellow M&M's) that will be at each girl's seat at the table. It might have been cheaper to pick the yellow one's out of the bag, but I bought these at the party store and I barely got enough to fill the buckets for $15.00. (OUCH) Oh, I'm off to practice making the Baked Potato Ice Cream Sundaes. This should be interesting. I got the recipe for the "Cowgirl Hall of Fame." (Wish me luck)

Ashton's Backpack with her new "Cowgirl" Tag

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Stampin' Up! Celebrates their 20th Birthday

October 2008 marks Stampin' Up!'s 20th birthday! To celebrate, they've lined up a ton of fun for you! With a 20% off special, new Decor Elements, the release of the highly anticipate Holiday Mini catalog and Big Shot, & more...there is something for everyone!

So let's start the fun with 20% off Birthday Stamps!

With a purchase $20.00 of Stampin' Up! Product, you may select any or all of the following stamps for 20% off! (found on pages 62-68)

Big Bold Birthday #109439 (regular price $27.95) sale price $22.36

Party Hearty #111532 (regular price $27.95) sale price $22.36

Bitty Birthday #110994 (regular price $12.95) sale price $10.36

Crazy for Cupcakes #111618 (regular price $23.95) sale price $19.16
Simple Birthday Thanks #111546 (regular price $17.95) sale price $14.36
Time to Party #111702 (regular price $16.95) sale price $13.56

Crab & Company #108559 (regular price $27.95) sale price $22.36

If there is something that catches your eye and you can't live me today to place your order! ( I'd be happy to help you!
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