Sunday, October 21, 2012

Candlestick Candy Jars for Halloween

Hi and Good Morning!!!   I Love Pinterest!!!  My girls turned me on to this web site, you can find it at, and I just can't get enough of it now!  I can scroll through all the great pictures for hours on end.  I find the best recipes, decorating tips, and diy crafts!

Today my craft is from Pinterest, of eldest daughter actually found this one.  I was at her house visiting for a week and she showed the picture to me.  I decided to make them for her...of course they turned out so great I had to have a set for myself! 

I looked everywhere for those jars and couldn't find them anywhere.  Then after reading the instructions for making these, I realized the jars they used were from Hobby Lobby.  Off to Hobby Lobby I went!  That was the only place I could find the Jars I wanted, I don't have a Hobby Lobby where I live so luckily there was one not far from my daughters home.  Then off to Michaels, World Market and Target to get the rest of the items I needed!

Here is the finished project...Aren't they great!!! 

Oh yea, at Christmas time you can fill them with little ornaments or Christmas candies, add the Letters JOY in red and a Christmas colored bow!  I'm still trying to think of three letters for Easter, then filling jars with Easter candies and adding a Easter colored bow.  Soooo Cute!

My Project Recipe:
     Candlesticks from World Market...the directions called for separate wooden pieces glued and
          painted but buying these three from World Market was much less time consuming and besides
          I couldn't find all the right wood pieces I needed!
     Jars from Hobby Lobby...they are glued to the candle sticks so they don't fall off
     Ribbon from Michaels
     BOO Letters from Michaels - Letters were white so I painted them black and added glitter to the
          front of each letter.
     Finial is wood purchased on line from Woodworks, Ltd. - then painted black
          and glued to top of jar lid.
     Candy Corn is from Target

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a Wonderful Day!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Halloween Diorama

Good Morning Everyone!  Hope you are having a wonderful Saturday morning.

While I was checking out some of my favorite crafting blogs I came across a very cute Halloween Diorama made by Dina Concienne which you can find HERE.  She actually made one using a video project by Jim the Gentleman Crafter which you can find HERE.  Please go and check both of their blogs out, they are incredible crafters.

Anyway I liked them so much I decided I needed to make one for my grandkids.  I bought most of the items from Michaels the craft store.  I used a Tiddly Inks Digital called Trick or Treat Wrens which you can find HERE.  This project was very time consuming to make but I loved crafting it.

The following pictures show you:
     1. The front with the lid on.
     2. Looking from the top down.
     3. Taking the top off and looking inside.
     4. Looking into the hole from the front to see the inside.

Here it is...and oh yea I am going to enter it into the Tiddly Inks weekly challenge "Halloween" which you can find HERE.  Hope you like it!

1. Front

2. Top

3. Looking down inside
4. Looking from front to see the inside

You can see from the picture of the inside that all that is in there is a black xmas tree, a black bird in a cage tag, a battery powered tea light, a black fence and three different sizes of the pumpkin cut from Peek a Boo Bug by Tiddly Inks. I left my floor painted black but you could put paper on it if you wanted. It really looks cute when you turn the big lights off and turn on the tea light inside the diorama.
My Project Recipe:
     Digital - Trick or Treat Wrens and the Pumpkin cut from Peek a Boo Bug both by Tiddly Inks
     Paper - K&Company Halloween Speciality Paper Pack 12x12
     Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts and Prima
     Paper Punches - Boo Border by EKSuccess and Spider Web by Martha Stewart
     Metal Die - Wrought Iron Fence by Memory Box and Lovely Fence by DooHickey
     Inked Edges - Distress Ink "Black Soot"
     Sparkle & Shine - Stardust by Stickles and Glossy Accents by Inkssentials
     My Stash - Ribbon and crape paper
Miscellaneous Items from Michaels:  Black & Orange Paint, 4" Paper Mache Cylinder (I cut a 3" circle in it using my xacto knife), Tea Light that flickers, Boo & Trick or Treat Ribbons, Small Xmas Tree spray painted black, and Embellishments by Recollections, K&Company and Jolee's Boutique.  I also bought wood pieces to make legs, square box for top and pieces I glued together to make a finial for the top of the box.
I made my own spider web using glue and black glitter.  It's under the flowers...

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Kaelyn's Shutterfly Book - Front & Back Book Covers

Good Morning!

Today I completed the Front and Back Covers for my Granddaughter's Shutterfly Book.  These pages took me a few days to get right but I love how they turned out. 

I started out with three different cover layouts each using a different digital paper collection.  After numerous adjustments, picture changes and font selections I finally decided on these...

The paper collection is from NitWit called Gratitude Collection by Mary Fran's.  I used this collection for both the front and back covers.  The Layout Template for the cover is Well Loved from Scrapgirls by Melissa Renfro.  All of the embellishments except the staples came from the Gratitude Collection. The back cover was made using a family photo and some of the embellishments from the same collection. The staples, which are in a Collection from Scrapgirls called Jake & Emma by Amanda McGee, were added and then I used a style on them called Embedded which makes them seem sort of pressed into the paper the same as a real staple would look.  The style came from Scrapgirls and is called Embedded 1801 by Melissa Renfro.  I also made the book spine using a font called LD Genteel.  The other fonts I used were LD Garbo, LD Artistic and LuzSans-Book.

So here they are...I really do love how they turned out and when the book is printed they even look better!

Book Front Cover
Book Back Cover

Book Spine

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Kaelyn's First 5 Years 04/2009 & 05/2009

Hi Everyone!  I just finished two more digital scrapbook pages for my Granddaughter's Shutterbug Book. 

The April Easter page was made using a Layout Template Set #70 by Cindy Schneider from Sweet Shoppe Designs.  I also used a paper kit from Sweet Shoppe Designs by Fee Jardine called Life is Good.

The May 4th Birthday page was made using a Layout Template Set #61 also by Cindy Schneider from Sweet Shoppe Designs.  The paper kit is from Sweet Shoppe Designs by Kristin Cronin-Barrow called Happy Go Lucky. 

I really love digital scrapbooking kits because all the items I need for my layouts are included in the kits and I can use them over and over again...isn't that great!  I have also been using the Layout Templates lately because I need to finish so many pages before the end of November.  I want to get this book printed before Christmas so I'm using any and all shortcuts I can find.  Layout Templates help me finish each page so much quicker than if I had to layout a page from scratch, a process which usually takes me a whole week for just one page...haha! 

So here you go, hope you like them... 2 more done with 12 to go...

April 2009 Layout

May 2009 Layout

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Marry Me an Easel Card

Good Afternoon!

Today I have finished my second of three Wedding Cards that I need to complete before November.  This time I made an Easel Card using the Saturated Canary Digital "Marry Me".  I made it for a very good friend of my daughter's who is getting married this weekend.  The bride's colors are black and white so I decided to use white and greys for her card.  I also added just a touch of red and green for the flowers and leaves in the bouquet.  I really love how it turned out...

Hope you like it too...

Front of Card Opened
Inside of Card
Close-Up of Coloring

My Project Recipe:

     Digital - Marry Me by Saturated Canary
     Paper - Bazzill White and Swoon by Little Yellow Bicycle
     Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts and Prima
     Paper Punches - Dotted Scallop by EKSuccess, Double Scallop by Martha Stewart and
          Butterfly Dreams by DooHickey
     Metal Die - Frilly Square #2 by GoKreate, Swirl #B117 by Cherry Lynn and Amana Circle by
          Memory Box
     Inked Edges - Gray Flannel by Distress Ink
     Sparkle & Shine - Stickles "Star Dust" and Glossy Accents by Inkssentials
     My Stash - Ribbon, Gems, Lace and Pearls

     Sentiments were typed and printed from my computer.

Colored in Copics:  Hair BV23, BV25, BV29      Face E11, E13, E17     Checks RV32    
Lips/Eye Lids E04     Eyes E53, E35     Roses R22, R27     Grey Coo, C01, C02, C03    
Green G82, YG63

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Kaelyn's First 5 Years 02/2009 & 03/2009

Happy Wednesday! 

I'm on a roll today...I finished two more digital layouts for Kaelyn's Shutterbug Book.  I just bought the two Digital Kits that I used today from a web site called Nit Wit Collections.  You can find it HERE.

For the February layout I used Sunshine & Laughter by Mary Fran's and for the March layout I used Slice of Life also by Mary Fran's.  This is my first time trying something from Nit Wit Collections and now I am hooked...haha!  Of course I don't need any more digital paper kits but I just can't help myself...I think I'm a paper addict and I don't care if they are digital or the real thing...I just love paper, LOL!!! 

Soooo here's two more pages done and 14 more to go...

February 2009 Layout
March 2009 Layout

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Candy Cane

Good Morning Everyone!

Today I finished my first Christmas card of the season...yeah!!!   I Love Christmas!!!

I used a new rubber stamp made by Krista Smith of Saturated Canary.  Her images are my one of my favorites to color with my Copic Markers.  I own over 60 digital images by her now...WOW!  This image "Candy Cane" is only available as a rubber stamp but I really loved it so I purchased it from the "7 Kids College Fund" web site which can be found HERE.  Isn't she a cutie?

Here it is all colored up and put together!!!  Enjoy...

Side View
Close-up of Coloring

My Project Recipe:
Rubber Stamps - Candy Cane by Saturated Canary, Floral Flourish by Paper Inspirations, Sparkling
     Season by The Greeting Farm and Christmas Sentiment Tags by Lily of the Valley
Paper - Festive 6x6 Bundle by Authentique, Brown Kraft and Bazzil White
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Paper Punches - Dotted Scallop by EKSuccess
Metal Die - Labels Eight & Label Eight Decorative by Spellbinders, Frosty Border, Snowflake
     Bianca & Snowflake Corner by Memory Box, and Peony Petals by DooHickey
Inked Edges - Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Sparkle & Shine - Stickles Stardust, White Opal Liquid Pearls, and Glossy Accents by Inkssentials
My Stash - Ribbon, Button, Half Pearls, and String

Colored in Copics:  Hair E43, E44, E59      Face E0000, E00, E11, RV00      Eyes B41, B12
Red R22, R24, R27, R39      Brown Bag E40, E43      Green G21, YG03      Grey No, N1, N2

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