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Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween!

I have fallen in love with Papertrey Ink's Tiny Town Houses! This  die is  called the Spookville die I made these as party favors for the fun crafting day we had yesterday!  I put some Hershey's kisses that are wrapped in Halloween paper inside these houses.  That is what I like about these houses- you can use them to put goodies inside or just use them for display with a little tea light inside. 

Here is a side view of the houses.  I tried several different colors of card stock for the house.  You do have to buy the base of the house and then add to your collection for different looks to the house.  I love the different little dies that come with the Halloween house- ghosts, pumpkins and even spider webs!

On some of the houses- I used the back to stamp a Happy Halloween wish.  They are really fun to put together!

I couldn't resist buying the Gingerbread die!  I love the little peppermint candies!  I have to use a tweezer to put them together!  The larger roof is made with a Sizzix die that I have- the roof that Papertrey Ink sells is always out of stock.  I think I like this just as well!  I do need a little practice on the smaller roof.  That one was a challenge but I love how it came out!

This one I made for our friend, Cindy!  She loves everything pink!  It is called the Sweet Shoppe Die.   I love the roof as an awing - so cute!  The designer of these adorable houses is Betsy Veldman. 
You can check out all the dies at-

Have a Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Halloween is coming!

This year I made Halloween treat holders for my staff!  I wanted to find round test tubes for my project but couldn't find a one anywhere.  I ended up using 8 inch square test tubes but they worked well since they held more candy.  Of course, now I see the round ones everywhere.

I loved using some of my Halloween paper stash!  I was inspired by some of the tutorials on Pinterest to make these holders.  I searched Halloween favors and a whole bunch of tutorials came up.  I had to adjust mine since the test tubes are so tall.

On Sunday, we are headed to my sister, Andrea's house to make snow globes!  I think this will put me in a Christmas mood.  I have started making my Christmas cards - so that should help!  I am early this year since usually I am running around last minute just trying to come up with an idea for Christmas cards.  Not this year!!

Can't wait for Halloween!  We don't get tons of Trick or Treaters but it is fun to see the kids in costumes.  We have decorated the front porch with a Skeleton and a Witch and some bats.  I will try and send pictures - Hubby found this cool scary plastic cover for our front door- we might have a lot of Halloween candy left over if it is too scary.    Hope everyone has a safe and scary Halloween!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Christmas Snow Globes!

I have been playing around making Snow Globes!  I love using the Faux Snow in order to create a warm winter scene!  I found the tutorial on You Tube and have since shared it on Pinterest.  Check it out here-
I used several small scenery dies and added lots of glitter.  I think making these Snow Globes are a lot of fun!  Here is a close up of the Silver globe.
I like this one too- it has a little more color!
I could decorate the back more but love it to include the sentiment!  It is hard to believe we
are working on ideas for Christmas already!  I am sure I say it every year but boy, did the Summer go fast or what?