Saturday, October 31, 2015

unBOOlievable Blog Hop

Double, double toil and trouble. Welcome to the "UnBoolievable" Blog Hop.Join us if you dare for a Halloween scare. We're calling all goblins, ghosts, and creatures of the night! So creep, float or crawl through our blog hop if you dare. We’ve had so much fun creating this hop, and we have a spooky line up with some very talented creators. You will see some spectacular spooky projects along the way having to do with a Halloween theme and have a chance to win some spookish blog candy along the way. This is a one day blog hop that is sure to be full of Gremlins, Goblins, Ghoulies, Ghosties and witches on brooms. So be sure to grab your warm potion of choice and get ready to creep, float or crawl through our blog hop if you dare!

We have some wonderful sponsors for this hop so make sure you creep along to each participant and give them some praise to qualify.

They will be sponsoring a $15.00 Gift Card for the SVG Attic store

Pink and Main -
A free stamp set

They will be sponsoring a $20.00 Gift Card for the ScrappyDew store
I decided I needed something on my mantle so I made this plaque. I painted the plaque and then used vinyl in black and purple for the web, spiders and wording. When I was done with all that, I went back and used purple glitter Stickles to go around the very edge. This turned out better than I expected because it's not really what I was planning on doing when I bought the wooden plaque. Isn't it amazing how you start with one idea in your head and end up with something different when you set to actual work. 

Have you heard about the TEAL PUMPKIN PROJECT?

Basically, you paint a pumpkin teal and place it outside for trick or treaters to see. It's a sign for those with gluten or peanut allergies that your house is safe and that you will be giving out gluten and peanut free treats like pencils and coloring books. I just found about it last year and since my daughter has a few friends that have peanut and gluten allergies, I thought I would do it this year. I didn't paint a pumpkin but I made one to hang up outside. I got the pumpkin file from the Silhouette store. My pumpkin is over 12 inches high so he'll be seen hanging up. This is the original photo I took.

And here is my photo editing one. I just couldn't get the teal color to show up right. Grr, but I still like it.

Thanks for joining us on the scary journey of ghosts and ghouls and now it's time to hop ahead to Daphne's blog.

Complete line up - just in case.

1. Lisa -
2. Charmagne -
3. Sandy -
4. Connie -
5. Audrey -
6. Alicia -
7. Jearise -
8. Daphne-
9. Angela -
10. Jessica -
11. Anna -
12. Miranda -
13. Rhonda -
14. Holli -
15. Sarah -
16. Rebecca -
17. Theresa -

Wednesday, October 28, 2015


Welcome to the National Cat Day Blog Hop! If you came from Gina's Blog you are in right spot but you want to start the fun at Haidee's Blog.
You'll find unique ideas that have to do with Cats. We hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way.

Be sure to leave a comment at each hop to show some Bloggie Love and to qualify to win a this bundle of crafting fun from our hostess

Now onto my project...

I had this crazy looking cat floating around in my head for over a week so I decided I just needed to turn it into a cutting file and here is my crazy cat with Cattitude!

Your Next stop is Barbara.

Here is a list of the line up. Just in case if you get lost:

Come back to Haidee's Blog Friday October 30th to see IF you are the WINNER.


Friday, October 23, 2015


Our sponsor for this hop is: Kathy Moran, Independent L'Bri Consultant 

She is giving away a gift basket which includes: body wash, daily moisturizing hand and body lotion with a loofah, body butter, eye repair gel, facial masque, and hand soap. The basket also includes a travel size facial cleanser, freshener and moisturizer and will be matched to the winner's skin type. The retail value on these items is over $120.00. The scent of the lotion, body wash, and lotion is cucumber, which is the faintest scent. Also included is a set of brushes and a cosmetic bag with mirror.
Please visit our sponsor:
Today's hop will give you all kinds of awesome fall ideas.

What to do with an old outdated frame...Turn it into a fall mantle piece or plaque. The big craze right now is vinyl but as much as I love using vinyl, I think it gets expensive to use on projects that paper will work just as well with and that is what is used in this project. I used my Silhouette Cameo and a file from SVGCuts to make the leaves for this plaque. I used textured paper for the leaves. I also used a piece of scrapbook paper for the matting and then I used a font I liked for the wording. (Sorry I can't remember the name of the font I used.  

Thanks for stopping by today and next is line is Daphne.

Please visit all the blogs in today's hop and don't forget to leave comments!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

You've been BOO'd

Happy October and only 30 more days now until Halloween.

I love Halloween and making Halloween cards but in reality who do you send them to since Christmas is right around the corner and that's when the cards fly.  After thinking about that and seeing all the Halloween cards I have just sitting in a box, I decided to come up with something fun and different.

Have you heard about getting BOOed? It's a fun Halloween activity where you fill a bag or box with treats and secretly leave it on friend's or neighbor's doorstep with directions on how to BOO someone else and a cute little, "We've been BOO'd" sign for them to place in their window.

Today I have taken some of the adorable ghosts digital stamps from Bugaboo stamps and made the "We've been BOO'd" signs. I have the cute pictures on the front and a cute poem and directions on the back.  At the end I have added the poem and directions so if you want to make the sign, you can do a copy and paste from my webpage.

Here is the sign I made to go in the window.

This is another adorable digital stamp from Bugaboo Stamps. I colored the background with chalks and his tongue with alcohol markers and then I used a purple chalk ink pad for the edges and a splash of color. The font is A Dripping Marker.

The font is a Dripping Marker. I used my alcohol markers to color the pumpkin and parts of the ghost and then I used chalk to color the green on the sign and a chalk ink pad for the edges and background.

I print out the ghost on one side of paper and the poem on the back. I can get four of these to a sheet and the cut apart at about 5.5 inches by 4 inches. You only need two to BOO though.

I had to leave off the first line of the poem to make it fit on the back of card but it still sounds cute. The directions are at the bottom in bold.

Ghosts and goblins, spooks galore...
Tricky witches at your door.

The spokes are after things to do
In fact, a spook brought this “BOO!” to you!

The excitement comes when friends like you
Copy this note and make it two.

We'll all have smiles upon our faces
No one will know who BOOed whose places!

Just two short days to work your spell
Keep it secret! Hide it well!

Join the fun for the season’s here
So spread the BOO! And Halloween cheer.

What to do next:
* Copy this page twice, and post original
   on your door where it can be seen so
   you don't get BOOed again.
* Gather treats in a box or bag and drop
   them off on the front porch of two
   neighbors (or desk of a classmate).
* Don't get caught! The game is more fun
   when it's a surprise.

If you use chalk in on your projects, then please head over to Chalk N Stock to join our October Challenge.

Friday, September 18, 2015

International Day of Peace Blog Hop

Welcome to the

Today's hop is sponsored by

and they are giving away one class of the winner's choice from their awesome catalog of classes.

All you have to do to win this fabulous prize is comment on each of the blogs. That's it! It really is easy. Of course, we would love it if you became a follower too. Comment buttons can be found at the bottom of the post (on most of the blogs). Now on with the hop!

I used my Silhouette and some vinyl to decorate the back of my Nexus case. I thought the peace sign looked good on it and so do my children. :)

I'm the end of the road for this hop. Thanks for joining us and hopping along today.

Friday, July 31, 2015

The Lazy Days of Summer Blog Hop

Happy Saturday and Welcome to... The Lazy Days of Summer Blog Hop.

Please start at the beginning of the hop with our Hostess, Robin Lane from Create-A-Latte. We would not want you to miss any of these wonderful projects. As summer is starting to wine down and kids are getting ready to head back to school, we thought we would share some summer projects with you. So, grab yourself a Latte', sit back and hop along with us as we share our projects with you. Now, for some candy.

This month we will be giving one lucky person one Becky Higgins Project Life Themed Kits, Summer . For your chance to win this amazing blog candy you must hop through each one of our talented crafters blogs, be sure to leave everyone a little blog lovin', and if you are not already a follower please become one to each of ladies so that you do not miss a single project that they make.

I decorated my mantel for the 4th of July and I wanted to share it with you.  I used toilet paper rolls to make the firecrackers on both sides of the picture. I designed and used my Silhouette to make the red and blue paper lanterns.

The red glass bottle was on clearance awhile back from Michael's. I bought it after Valentine's day a year ago and look, I get to use it again with blue and white flowers I bought for a Boy Scout's Blue and Gold celebration.

I have to brag  a little about the picture frame. My mother in law gave me an old wooden picture frame and said I could do as I like with it. I painted all the wooden areas using blue chalky paint and left the black painted as it was. I started going through my Fourth of July paper pads and found the page that I used in the frame. It even had the words, "America the Beautiful" on it. How cool is that!

Your next stop will be with...Angela

If you get lost along the way here is the entire line-up of today's hop for you to get back on track and not miss a single project. And don't forget to leave everyone a little blog lovin' and become a follower for your chance to win some blog candy.
1. Robin -
2. Denise -
3. Melissa -
4. Theresa -
5. Kim -
6. Eva Scraps -
7. Sarah -
8. Jearise -
9. Angela -
10. Nana's Scrap Spot -
11. Sharon -
12. Jessica -
13. Lisa -
14. Tami -

 Thank you for hoping along with us today. I hope that we have inspired you to get your craft on.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Chalk N Stock July Challenge

Hi from Texas.

Well it's time for the July challenge over at Chalk N Stock and I hope you can join us.

I made this birthday card for my youngest son's friend using a Bugaboo digital stamp and chalk to color the blue sky and green grass around the boy and his dog. I also used some chalk ink to ink the edges of the digital stamp.

Oh BTW, I was in an early 4th of July mood so my color scheme of red, white and blue was on purpose. :)

I have entered this card in the Card Mania July challenge - anything goes.

Thanks for coming by today and please join us this month at Chalk N Stock.