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October 2009

Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween my friends!!

Well, it's almost time for my girls to head out trick or treating. They are very excited this year!! They had to create a spooky design on our pumpkin and they want to carve it by themselves this year!! This was the first year that they actually dug out all the pumpkin seeds by themselves. They usually don't like the feeling of it and we end up doing it...but not this year....they were right it there!!!

This is what they came up with for our pumpkin....

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And here is a picture of them ready to go!!!
 

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I wanted to share a card with you tonight. I think this is my favourite card that I made this year!! The inspiration came from Andrea Walford. I just love the brayed background and how spooky the haunted house looks!!!

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Anne
 
 


Spooky Treat Jar

Good Morning,

Yeah...it's Friday!! I'm so looking forward to a quiet weekend and spending time with my family!! I might even squeeze in some stamping time!!

I want to share with you another cute gift idea for gift giving. I first saw this idea in the Idea Book and Catalogue. On page 21, it shows us how you could use our Rub-ons to decorate glass jars. I thought what a great idea, so I decided to give it a try!!

I used the new Spooky Treat Rub-ons on my jar and the Cast-a-Spell Designer Series Paper.

What a fun Spooky Treat!!!

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Recipe: Glass Jar, Spooky Treat Rub-ons, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Cast-a-Spell Designer Series Paper, Black and Old Olive card stock. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Anne


Serene Snowflakes -- Christmas Week #16

Hello,

I hope you are having a great day!!

This is one of the cards that we made last week at my 10-10-25 Christmas Class. The theme for the night was Snowflakes and Snowman!!

I just love these colours...Not Quite Navy, Kraft and Whisper White together...it look frosty and reminds me of a snowy chilly night. I know these days will be coming soon...but they can wait a little bit longer.

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Recipe: Kraft, Not Quite Navy and Whisper White card stock, Serene Snowflakes stamp set, Not Quite Navy Ink and Sahara Sand, Kraft Ribbon, Snowflake Punch and Clear Rhinestone brad.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day,

Anne
 


Tasty Sweets!!!

Hello,

I want to say a big thank you to Christine, Shanna and Laura (we missed you Danielle) for coming out to my Mystery Halloween Class the other night. The ladies had so much create a variety of Halloween projects. The best part about this class was it was a mystery to them as to what we were making.

I wanted to show them how they can turn tins into a beautiful gift for family and friends. We decorated Hershey Nuggets with the Cast a Spell Designer Series Paper. We then wrapped the tin up with the 1 1/4 Striped Grosgrain Pumpkin Pie ribbon. The banner was created using the greeting stamp from Tasty Sweets.

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Here is a close up of those yummy Hershey Nuggets.

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Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!!

Anne
 
 


Dryer Sheet Technique

Hello,

I hope you are having a great day!! I'm super excited to show you today's technique. When I first saw this technique, I was totally blown away by it!! I can't believe that you can create this beautiful card with a used Dryer Sheet.

A dryer sheet...you are thinking?? I know it crazy but amazing!!! So how do you create this amazing card.....

First you are going to stamp your desired image onto your card stock. Then you are going to apply Anywhere glue all over the card stock. Then you stick down a used dryer sheet and smooth it out. The glue will hold the dryer sheet down. Then you are going to sprinkle Dazzling Diamonds all over the dryer sheet. The glitter will stick to glue on top of the dryer sheet. Now this will create one amazing glitter scene. It's especially beautiful with Christmas stamp sets!!

It's hard to tell from the picture, but this card just sparkles!!!

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Recipe: Always Artichoke, Kraft and Whisper White card stock, Scenic Scene stamp set, Dryer Sheet, Dazzling Diamonds, Anywhere glue stick, Kraft Ribbon, Always Artichoke ink and Four the Holiday stamp set.

So why don't you give this technique a try...leave me a comment if you do as I would love to see what you come up with!!!

 Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,

Anne

 


MDS- Calendar

Happy Monday,

I hope you had a great weekend!! We sure did!! I would like to say a Big Thank you to all the ladies that stopped by my booth on Saturday at the Kincrop Event. I had a great time talking you and I love showing you all how to do the Petal Halloween Treat Holder Make and Take!!

I'm having so much fun with the new My Digital Studio software program. I'm in the process of making a calendar for my mom and dad for Christmas. My MDS is so easy to use, and there is just so much that you can do with it. Gotta love it!!!

This is the page for February. Don't you love the distress look on the paper...here is my girl during the All Star game last year!! I love that I was able to add the words All Star and MVP from the stamp collection.

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Here is the bottom half of the calendar...

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I can't wait to finish this project and send it off to be printed!! I think I will have a hard time giving this away...better make one for me also!!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!

Anne
 


House of Haunts-- Watercolour Wash Background Techinque

Hello,

I'm super excited to show you my card today. My inspiration for this card came from Andrea Walford. As I was blog hopping the other day, I came across this great tutorial on how to create a background wash with your Aqua Painter and Re-inkers.

I feel that if you are going to invest in the products, then we need to find different ways to use them. This is a great way to use your re-inkers and your Aqua Painters. I create a background wash using Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, More Mustard re-inkers and my Aqua Painter. The trick with this technique is that you want to use Watercolour Paper to help soak up the extra water.

After I was done, then I stamped my image in Black Craft Ink and then embossed it with Black Embossing Powder. Wow is all I can say...this is way to cool!!

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Recipe:Black and Pumpkin Pie card stock, Cast a Spell D.S.P, House of Haunts stamp set, Heat Gun, Black Embossing Powder, Black Brads, Watercolour Paper, Aqua Painter, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust and More Mustard re-inkers, Black Ribbon, and Black Craft Ink.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day,

Anne
 


Snow Buddies

Happy Friday,

I want to start off by saying a big Thank you to all the ladies that attend my 10-10-25 Christmas Class last night. It was a great night of stamping and laughing!!!

Since I'm in a festival mood, I thought I would share with you one of the cards that we made last night. This card uses the new Hostess 2 stamp set Snow Buddies. My theme last night for my cards were snowflakes and snowman!!! This was one of their favourite as they just love the colours in it.

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Recipe: Sahara Sand, Taken with Teal and Whisper White card stock, Snow Buddies Level 2 Hostess stamp set, Snow Swirled stamp set, Holiday Lounge D.S.P, Taken with Teal and Sahara Sand markers.

Have a wonderful day,

Anne

 


Jolly the Elf--- Christmas Week #15

Hello,

I hope you are having a great day!! Well, it's Christmas Thursday! I can't believe that we are on week 15 already and that there is only 8 weeks left till Christmas. YIKES!!!!!

This was one of the projects that we made the other night in my Simply Punch class. It's amazing what you can create from our punches!! This project was inspired by my friend Heather!! She is monster talented at making creations with our punches!!

I don't know if you know this about me...but I love Christmas!! I love the music, the lights, the decorations and all the fun traditions that go with it. Most of all I love spend time with my family and watching the magic of Christmas through my children!!!

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Recipe:Kraft, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive and Blush Blossom card stock, Four the Holiday stamp set, Real Red Ribbon, Trio Flower Punches, Scallop Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, Small Oval, 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" square punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1" circle punch, White Gel Pen and Chocolate Chip Ink.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Anne 

 


Bat Triangle Treat Holder

Hello,

I hope you are having a great day!! The other night, I had a chance to stamp with my friend Heather. She showed us how to make these super cute treat holders!!! Is he not the cutest thing you ever saw?? This is a triangle box made using half a sheet of paper!! Then we just added some punches to create the face!!

My girls went crazy for him...guess what we are making on the weekend...more bat boxes!!!

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Recipe: Basic Black, Grey and Whisper White card stock, 1 3/8" circle punch, black ribbon, 1" circle punch, Large Star punch, and White Gel Pen.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Anne