Monday, October 31, 2011

Holiday pretties...

Here are a few projects that I made for Halloween gifts this year...

Hybrid digi project from Rhonna Farrer that I made to fill with goodies for the teachers this year:


































These are hand sanitizers from Bath and Body Works that I made a little holder for and decorated for a friendly goody swap... I found the tutorial here.

















These are candy bars decorated by my friend Steph that were included in the goody swap... so pretty!! The fan folds are so popular right now and they really added something pretty to the candy...




















This is the sign that we had to put out on the porch on Halloween night - the flu had taken over the household... boohoo...


















Hope your Halloween was to fun to be spooky!!!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Protesting Turkeys, Birthdays, and Other Stuff...

Well - I am managing this Texas thing better than I thought I was going to - and I am finding more and more time to get crafty... I had purchased the cutest Turkey image last November from a dear friend's site - Fresh Brewed Designs and I have finally had time before Thanksgiving to play with it and make this card... I did a lot of paper piecing with this one and colored with markers as well. I don't have more than a couple of Copics - so it is hard for me to pull off coloring - but I made it work okay... Since this is a digi image - it was hard for me to keep the ink from my printer from bleeding in... I decided as soon as I saw this guy - that he looked like he was on a coffee break - and then I thought of the "eat chicken" theme and went all out. I am not sure if I am going to send this one out as I had originally planned - he is just too cute :-) tough decision!!!
































Here is a peek of my holiday decorating for Halloween... my entryway and laundry room here in Texas... it's still weird for me to say Texas... but it has finally cooled off here to below 90 some days - so I consider this a blessing and at least bearable for every day life. And yes, I said laundry room... I even decorate there too :-)































































Look who turned 9!!!! Seriously!!!! 9?!?!?! My twin baby boys are growing so fast! They had a super party at our local pizza buffet/ video gamery joint. Complete with face painting and prizes - it was a fantastic night! This is the first year that any kids invited from class even showed up - so we were so grateful to have our friends there to celebrate with!!










































As soon as the Halloween decor comes down, I will be going all out Fall in here... and I am finishing up some home decor projects that I can share soon as well... Funny how I hate to decorate - but I keep messing with this house trying to get it to look better and more "me"... Its hard to go from an 80 year old cottage home to a dated tiled floored debacle we now call home. But I am bound and determined to make it look fabulous!! And I will! Blessings and hugs to all!!