Saturday, November 20, 2010

Take a Little Time to Pamper Yourself!

I made this card for my friend Karen. Her 60th birthday is tomorrow and several friends and I put together a gift basket of fun stuff she can use to pamper herself. We also included gift certificates for a massage, pedicure, hair cut and style, and dinner at a nice restaurant. I know she'll love it!!

The image is from Stamping Bella, colored with Copics and all the papers and card stock are from Stampin' Up.

 The beads were actually a pair of earrings I got at a craft fair. I don't wear dangly earrings, but I love beads and knew I could put these to good use somewhere.

The sentiment is computer generated. I printed it first on plain paper. Then I taped my patterned paper over the original printing and then printed again.

Finally, here's a peek at the inside. Hope you like this one ... thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween 2010

I'm a little late in posting, but here are some of the things I made for Halloween.

These are treat bags I made for the kids in my neighborhood. The images are from Mini Monsters. I sized them with my Gypsy and used the Hide/Contour feature to eliminate the placement marks for the faces. Then I used stamps from Peachy Keen to stamp their eyes and mouths.  The sentiment stamps are from My Pink Stamper and the paper is from DCVW. I also used the Martha Stewart 'Drippy Goo' punch.

I love these Peachy Keen stamps ... the little three-eyed monster face is my favorite.

For the glass block, I used vinyl and the Pumpkin Carvings cartridge. I cut a small piece of yellow vellum and layered it between the vinyl and the glass block.  Here's the back side:
Finally, I totally stole this idea from Greenbean from the Cricut Circle message board. She comes up with some of the cutest stuff ... check out her blog here.
They're glass ornaments ... the inside was coated with Martha Stewart glow-in-the-dark glitter using the 'floor wax' technique ... Joy has a great video for glitter ornaments here.
The spiders are from Doodlecharms. I added googly eyes and a little ribbon. Hope you like my projects. Now it's on to Thanksgiving!