Sunday, October 23, 2011

Rory's Halloween Favors!

Hey Everyone,
This weekend was the time to finish up the Halloween goodies for Rory's school and some extras for handing out on Halloween.  I had earned a free stamp set from Stamp'in Up and I chose "spooky bingo bits".  Wow, it came on Friday so we shifted gears from note pads to pencils.  Rory did all the stamping and I helped with punching and with the tag tops.  Rory did a great job.  Do you not love the googly eyes!?!  We dropped a solo cup into a black paper bag and tied it off with some ribbon.  What a nice little treat we made for Rory to bring to school.  So quick and easy.  Hope everyone had a great weekend.  Thanks for visiting,

Monday, October 17, 2011

A Little Halloween Fun

Hi There Everyone,
With so much going on around here this fall I just have been behind on making my Halloween treats for family and friends.  I know with the calendar date showing that we are half way to Halloween I need something super quick and simple.  I also wanted to make about 60 or so treats.  I just love having something to bring to work and to send to Samantha's office as well.  I also still have to bag up the pencils and notepads for Rory to pass out to her friends.  So with all that and limited time I reached back into the deep recesses of the crafty brain and remembered the ribbon pull candy bar holder.  If I remember correctly I had seen them on splitcoast stampers years ago.  They are simple and I know I can bang out a bunch.  I had purchased a digi download from Stampin Up for the Pick your Poison paper pack.  I just love it, and wanted to use it. I made the tag in DS2 and punched them out with the Stamp'in Up scallop oval punch.  The Pick your Poison paper was printed on parchment paper as was the tag.  The shadow oval was cut with MTC and my expression. The black cardstock base is 3 7/8" X 3 3/4" so I got 9 sleeves out of a 12" X 12" piece of cardstock.  I measured the Kit Kat bar to determine the size and score lines.  The Kit Kat bar fit perfect.  I really liked making these because they went so quick and easy.  In fact they were so easy that while I was making them I was also making my families favorite potato cheese soup.  It came out so good  and yummy.  A true autumn treat.  Here is a picture:

Just look at the color!! YUM!! Now crafting and cooking on a brisk autumn Sunday, That's my kind of Sunday.  Have a great week and thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Just Checking In

Hi Everyone,
Just a quick post to say I have not fallen off the face of the earth.  The family took a trip to visit our Massachusetts family.  We got home and sure enough autumn has hit New Jersey.  All of us here are busy busy busy!  We have had all the "fun" of back to school, and we have all the Halloween decorations up.  We also have celebrated Rory's birthday (about 3 times). We have even had some crafty goodness happening.  Along with some Halloween crafty fun.  Samantha and I put together an awesome gift basket donation for a breast cancer fund raiser that the office she works in was donating (pic to follow as it is on my phone). Sam works for an oncologist and the basket was the office donation for an annual fund raiser.  Today we made some cupcake embellishments for a staff luncheon this coming week.  Above is the graphic we used for the cupcake tags. I made it in inkscape and used MTC to export it as an png file. I used my DSA2 to add text.  The tags were punched out and attached to toothpicks for the cupcakes.  Hopefully I will be here when Sam assembles the cupcake platter so I can snap a picture of the tags.  Now that I am done with that I hope to start banging out some Halloween projects before the holiday is here and gone.  If you want the svg or MTC file for the butterfly leave me a comment on how to contact you and I will send it off to you. Thanks for visiting, Lysa