Saturday, October 20, 2012

Ghosts and Goblins...Day Two!

Thanks for stopping by to see my Day Two projects for Nicolette's Ghosts and Goblins blog hop. If you jumped in here, click on Nicolette's link to start at the beginning to see everyone's wonderful projects.  You should have come here from Robin.

I should have started earlier working on Halloween projects.  I am having too much fun and can't seem to stop myself!  My kids, ages 20, 18 and 14, are old enough they don't have school Fall parties anymore.  One of my favorite things for all school parties is making goodies for them to pass out to their classes.  Luckily, I have an adorable nephew who calls me "Favorite Aunt Jackie" who I can make goodies for.  I keep telling my sister he's my grandma practice. 

I used SVG Cuts' Midnight Jamboree kit to cut these vintage-looking black cat faces.  The bags are just the cheap ol' brown paper lunch sacks that I bought on sale awhile back.  I rolled the tops down and put shredded paper in the bottom for a little filler.  I need to fill them out a little better.  Headed back to the Halloween treat aisle at Target to see what I can come up with.  I made the "Treats" banner with Make The Cut.  The font is Storybook.  The half-circle of the banner is more of the "pocket parts" I recycled from work, cut with Spellbinders die and painted candy corn colors with Martha Stewart's satin paint. The vintage suitcase I dug out of my abyss of a garage a few weeks ago.  There's great pickin' in my garage!  I need a cute little vintage table or some sort of stand to sit it on.  I think I will pass these goodie bags out to the trick-or-treaters, all one or two of them, that come to my house this year. 

The hardest part about making the chandelier was waiting for it to cut.  Seemed like it took forever and I'm not very patient.  I used SVG Attic's Creepy Chandelier kit for it with a battery operated tealight.  The paper is from the Haunted pad from My Mind's Eye.  Its been hanging around my house since last year.  My husband doesn't say much about my paper addiction, thank goodness. 

Thanks for stopping by to see my creations.  Don't forget to leave a comment.  Next on the hop is Sharon.  Her projects yesterday were fantastic!  Have a great Sunday!!!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Ghosts and Goblins...Oh My!

Welcome to my stop on Nicolette's Ghosts and Goblins Blog Hop.  Halloween is one of my favorite holidays.  I love seeing the kids get dressed up, decorating and passing out candy.  We usually only get a few trick-or-treaters, but I make it well worth the effort for them.  One year, I had just one and boy did that little guy clean up!  He was maybe two or three and he got pretty much the whole bowl of goodies I got to pass out.  I'm sure his parents were thrilled.  Anyway, if you're in the Choctaw, Oklahoma area and know where I live, bring your kids to trick-or-treat, I've already bought my treats. 

You should have come here from Robin's blog. If you jumped in the middle of the hop and want to start at the beginning, click on Nicolette's link above.

I have three project for the first day of the blog hop.  They are all created with Stampin' Up! products. First up is a glassine treat bag and tag.  This is from the Googlie Ghouls kit.  The mummy is stamped and is from the Googlie Ghouls stamp set.  I used daubers to put the orange, green and black dots on the bag. 

Next up, is the witches hat.  Its actually the Sizzix Petal Cone Bigz die and a circle I cut using a jar from the kitchen as a pattern for the brim.  I embossed both with a Cuttlebug folder and used white ink to bring out the embossing.  To attach the two pieces, I used double sided tape on one side and on the other a velcro dot so it can be opened and closed to easily access the treats inside.The stamped image is from Toxic Treats stamp set.  I stamped in black and just cut it out.

Last, I used the Sizzix Petite Pocket Bigz Die to create this little pencil pocket.  I embossed the pockets with the Spider Web embossing folder and highlighted the embossing with white ink.  The ribbon is gumball green.  The stamp is also from the Toxic Treats set and I used the extra-large tag punch on it.  I'm thinking the regular size Laffy Taffy would fit perfectly in this if you wanted to change it up instead of putting pens or pencils in it.

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of my projects.  Next on the hop is Sharon.  Thanks for looking and be sure to come back Sunday to see what other Halloween tricks or treats I've concocted!  I've got a couple of projects completed and might come up with more.  I'm taking my dad to an antique car swap meet.  No telling what sort of inspiration I'll find there.  Have a great weekend!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Christmas in July Blog Hop Day 2

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend.  I've recently gone from working in a retail setting to an 8-5 Monday-Friday job.  This is my third weekend in a row I haven't had to work and boy am I relishing them!  I feel so blessed to be able to enjoy time with my family on the weekends now.

For Day 2 of the blog hop I again used the "pocket parts" and repurposed them.  The supplies I used are:  Big Kick Die Floral Frames Framelits (Stampin' Up!), repurposed book pages, Glue Glider Pro by Glue Arts, tissue paper.

Using the Floral Frames Framelits, I cut several different sizes of the flowers out.  I wadded them up and spread them back out to give them a little extra "body".  Then I layered them until I liked the way they looked.  I'm thinking I'd like to make a Christmas wreath out of them.  They'd also be great to use on cards or gifts.  Lots of possibilities!

Here's the entire hop line-up so you can see all of the wonderful projects and get those creative juices flowing early for your Christmas projects.  Thanks Nicolette for hosting another fun blog hop.  I've enjoyed participating and seeing the other projects.

April -
LeslieRahye ~

I hope you enjoyed my Christmas flowers.  Have a great Sunday!!!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Christmas in July Blog Hop

I don't know what the weather is like where you live, but it's hotter than blazes here in Oklahoma. We actually had the hottest day on record today at 109 degrees here in Oklahoma City. Now I love summertime, but 109 is a little too warm even for me.
It was nice to think about an occasion that we normally celebrate with cooler temperatures. I started a new job a little over a week ago at a law office. One of the tasks I was given was updating the books in the library. When I was finished I had a lot of "pocket parts". Instead of throwing them away I figured out a way to repurpose them. For this project I used: Sizzix Bigz die scalloped circles, Sizzix Big Kick, Glitter Blast Cherry Bomb, cream tulle, Scotch Quick Dry adhesive and the pocket parts.

Now, for the how to part.  First I took the pocket parts and cut out LOTS of scalloped circles using the Sizzix Big Kick and scalloped circle Bigz Die (retired from Stampin' Up!).  Next, I wadded them up and opened them back up to give them some "body".  I then stacked them in groups of five and folded in half.  I glued the individual pieces together in each group of five and then glued the groups together until I had the ornament.  Using a very long toothpick, I stuffed the ends of the tulle down the middle and tied a bow at the bottom.   Next, I took it outside and sprayed with Glitter Blast Cherry Bomb.  My mom has a nice red glittery spot in her front lawn right now! 

For the next one I'll find a dowel rod or something to hold it with while I glitter it up instead of spraying the tulle. 

I hope you enjoyed my repurposed pocket part ornament.  Thanks for checking out my project.  Please come back tomorrow to see what I've come up with for day two!

Here's the entire blog hop line up so you can check out some other nifty Christmas projects.
April -
LeslieRahye ~

Friday, June 22, 2012

Red, White, and Blue Blog Hop

Welcome to my part of Nicolette's Red White and Blue Blog Hop.  You should have hopped here from Robin

have a couple of different projects for this one.  Tomorrow, two fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrators and I are hosting a card workshop with a Fourth of July Theme.  I created these for door prizes.

The first project, a tea bag dispenser box, is from SVG Cuts Tea for You and Me collection.  I used plain navy and red cardstock for the actual boxes and the patterned paper for the panels is from The Nantucket Stack by DCWV I bought last year.  The ribbon is from Michael's Celebrate It line.

The second project, a match box, is a retired Stampin' Up! Sizzix die.  I used cardstock for the base and the paper on the outside of the box is from the Stampin' Up Nautical Expedition designer series.  I used the "Its A Wrap...Occasions" stamp set to create wrappers around Hershey Nuggets.  The stars are actually from a different stamp set.  Again, the ribbon is from Michael's Celebrate It line.

I'm hoping everyone enjoys their door prizes tomorrow!  Everyone have a wonderful 4th!

Next on the blog hop is April.  Thanks for looking.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Mom's Day Blog Hop

Welcome to my part of Nicolette's Mom's Day Blog Hop.  If you're following along the hop, you should have come here from Jamie's blog. 

I had a different, more involved, project in mind when I started thinking about what I wanted to do for the hop, but ended up running out of time to finish it.  So, these are my "back-up" projects. 

The tea cup and coffee cup are both from the Cricut Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 cartridge.  These were my first attempts and I can see where they need a little "adjusting," but turned out okay.  They actually went together easier than I thought they would.  I cut the tea cup at 11" which made a good sized cup.  The biggest I could get the coffee cup to cut on the Expression was at 6" and it turned out pretty tiny.  I was only able to fit four of the Lindt chocolates in it.  Maybe a little bag of jelly beans or chocolate covered raisins would fit better.   I think they would be cute wrapped in cellophane with pretty bows and tags added. 
I hope everyone has a wonderful Mother's Day!  Next on the hop is Amy.  Have a great weekend!!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Nicolette's Valentines Day Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to my part of Nicolette's Valentine Blog Hop.  I have to admit, I've been stumped for an awesome Valentine project so far.  I guess I'm still stuck on Christmas or something.

SVG Cuts released a set of One Piece Boxes that require only one 12X12 piece of paper/cardstock to put together.  I thought I'd give them a try for this project. 

The box went together very easily.  I did use a second piece of paper for the accent pieces on the top and sides.  It is a great size for holding a sweet little treat of some sort.  I love the doily-look on the top.  The paper is from a K & Co pad I had from Valentine's Day last year.  I have seen it in Michael's already this year, so it is still available.

Thanks for looking today!  Next on the hop is Amy Jo.  Have a great weekend!