Friday, October 31, 2014


Happy Halloween Folks!!! 

Welcome to today's die cut challenge at SOUS - 'Trick or Treat'. Duh? Right?!!

Have I told you lately how much I love mice and bears? I especially love them at Scrapping Bug Designs. Nearly all of this cute Halloween home decor is made up of die cuts!!!

I really can't tell you how much I loved putting it together. I made the mice and the lone cat on different days but after that was done I worked on the whole project together in one morning. I chose Doodlebug Designs "Ghouls and Goodies" patterned paper because I felt like this needed to be bright and cheerful to go with the mice.

Thanks for stopping by today. Don't forget to stop by SOUS and see what other fabulous projects our design team came up with for you today.

I purchased the frame from Hobby Lobby. It is originally set for a project to be
horizontal, but I cheated just a bit!

Although you can't see it, I did use Frosted Lace Stickles on the title.

I came up with names for my mice using a Thesaurus. In the case of 'Snatch',
I began my search with the word "picking". My son thought I should have
used real names, like his and Daddy's. He wanted to be the mouse
reading "a little something".

The bubbles in the cauldron are actually pearls!
I thought that was brilliant on my part.
Scrapping Bug Designs 'Witching Hour' file
PP: DoodleBug Designs "Ghouls and Goodies"
Stickers: same
Quickkutz label
Swirl and Stars Embossing folders
Brads, buttons, pearls and floss
Frosted Lace Stickles (title)
AC Cardstock - Smoke (mice)
AC Cardstock - Dark Gray (cat)
AC Cardstock - Black
Other various card stock colors for ears, purple stuff, etc etc.
White Gel Pen
White Chalk Pencil
Memory Makers Tiny Alpha - Black on White
Halloween Washi Tape (Michael's)
Low Heat Glue Gun (to glue title to wood)
Tiny Flag Punch
Other stuff I'm sure I forgot to mention

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


As I was going thru my albums to display Halloween scrapbook pages on my wall, I discovered that I had not made a page of my son in his dragon/dinosaur costume when he was three.

Well, I HAD to fix that! He was so adorable in that costume.

I followed this sketch from Pinterest.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Doodlebug Designs: Ghouls and Goodies
---Patterned Paper and Stickers
Bazzil Premium Cardstock - Purple BG
Dragon Die Cut - Kadoodle Bug Designs
Washi Tape
Black Cardstock
Paper Piercer
K&Company - Spooktacular Borders
Dymo Labeler

Thursday, October 23, 2014


I must admit, I needed a card quickly. Want another confession? This one was SO EASY to put together. We are talking minutes . . .!

This card is from the Haunted Forest collection at SVGCuts. Yep, he's one large die cut! Have you been sensing a theme here?

The original card comes with a flower to put on it, but the recipient for this card (my 8 year old) is against flowers at the moment. So I used punched clouds instead.

Thanks for stopping by today!!

October Afternoon: Witch Hazel Collection
SVGCuts - Haunted Forest Collection
Black Cardstock
Vanilla Cardstock
Cloud punch
Embossing folder
White Chalk Ink
Brad from somewhere . . .
glue - you knew that right?

Monday, October 20, 2014


Hello there!!

My sister is big on redoing old scrapbook pages. Me . . . not so much. However, I was never happy with the original page that I did YEARS ago of my then two-year old son in his lion costume.

I recently bought a horde of Halloween papers of different designers. The "Masquerade Party" pack by Teresa Collins is filled with wonderful stuff and I really wanted to use it for these particular photos. I'm sure I'll use these same patterned papers for some other fabulous project . . . soon.

Thanks for stopping by today. Come back soon!

The title and cobweb in the corner are both die cuts purchased from
the Silhouette store.
Teresa Collins' "Masquerade party"
--Patterned Papers, Stickers, brads and Chipboard
Black Cardstock
K&Company Spooktacular Borders
Title and Cobweb Die Cuts
--Silhouette Online Store
Pop Dots
ATG Glue Gun

Friday, October 17, 2014


Welcome! Our last die cut challenge with Stuck on U Sketches really challenged us to think and get creative. This week we have something super easy for you!!

Challenge: Make a die cut that represents Autumn!

I had so much fun making the teapot and Poisonous Cauldron for my home that I just kept going with the 3-D projects!!!!

Without further ado, below is my project for this week's challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!!!

The crate is PAPER!! It is from SVGCuts "Caramel Apple Pie" file.

I wanted my apples to be really simple to put together. I found these "treat boxes"
at the Silhouette Store and they were super easy to make.

Spanish Moss, plastic gourds, and pine cones are among the few
items I used to fill out the decor.
--BoBunny Apple Cider and Weekend Market Collection
--BoBunny Dots
--AC cardstock - Sand
--other paper from scraps
--Caramel Apple Pie (crate and crate face)
--Pumpkin/Apple Treat boxes
Hobby Lobby:
--Spanish Moss
--Tiny Pine cones and pumpkins
--Gourd decor
Brad, Raffia and Stickers
Low Heat Glue gun

Tuesday, October 7, 2014


Hello!! I have been off work these past few days and have been super BUSY making lots of fun Halloween and Fall projects. I will be sharing all of them over the next few weeks.

First of all, I must give all the credit to Hilary Kanwischer. She was the guest designer for SVGCuts in September and this was her project. I will not be re-writing on how to make this as she does a terrific job on her post for SVGCuts titled Spooky Pumpkin Cauldron. Her pictures are much better than mine as well. I did use my own embellishments and patterned paper so it's not an exact replica.

Secondly, there is actually a flickering, battery-operated tea light inside the pumpkin's head. It doesn't really show up here but looks awesome in my dark living room.

Lastly, I was really surprised with how little patterned paper I needed for this project. Mostly, you will need several sheets of black card stock (about 4 to 5).

More details below!! I really can't begin to tell you how much I LOVE how this turned out.


The whole project is sitting on a short, wide-based candle holder.

I used Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz on the flower. The feathers are
from the Halloween craft section in Hobby Lobby.

All the patterned paper is from October Afternoon's Witch Hazel Collection.

The fence and ghosts are die cuts as well.
Love how the ghost peeks out from behind the cauldron.

The filler is Spanish Moss. I love the creepy, bony hand reaching out of the cauldron!!
Supplies: (a LOT and I'm sure to forget something)
Low Heat Glue Gun
SVGCuts files:
--Toil and Trouble
--Party on Elm Street
--Haunted Forest
--Spooky Silhoettes
--October Afternoon's Witch Hazel
--AC Black Cardstock
--AC White Cardstock
--Orange Cardstock
--Gold Vellum (inside of pumpkin's face)
--Rick Rack
--Web design Ribbon
Small Bell
Button (on hat)
Spanish Moss
Short, Wide-Base Candle stand

Friday, October 3, 2014



This week the SOUS die cut theme is "we're all mad here". Use a die cut tea cup, teapot, top hat, etc. Think the Mad Hatter party from 'Alice in Wonderland'.

Well, it was a PERFECT opportunity for me to make this cute teapot from SVGCuts. I believe it's from the Honey Bee collection.

They make all their own tutorial videos on how to assemble their 3-D projects.

This sweet pot is sitting on my dining room table and even my boys noticed it without me saying a word. It's quite impressive.

Thanks for stopping by today!! Go check out what the rest of our fabulous team came up with for this week's theme.

Bo Bunny: Et Cetera PP
AC Cardstock: Caramel (3 sheets)
Ribbon (Michael's)
Brads (for holding the handle in place)
Decorative bling (bottom ring of pot)
LOTS of glue (Scotch Quick Dry)
Patience - you will need it.