Quick Baby Card

I have a bunch of friends that recently had babies or are having babies soon. A good friend just had a baby last week so I quickly made a card on my gypsy using Wild Card. Here it is! I just love this one and the envelope to go with it.

Stamps: Stampin UP! Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Stampin UP! Rose Red
Paper: Martha Stewart Designer Paper Pad
Ribbon: Stampin UP! Organza Ribbon

PKS Challenge

Here's another Halloween card using some of the figures I cut out last night from the Paper Doll Dress UP cartridge. I just love these! Isn't my spider so scary? He even scared a ghost! This card is for the current Peachy Keen challenge. I think it's my favorite Halloween creation so far!
Supplies Used:
Stamps: PKS Everyday Character Face Assortment, Stampin UP! Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Stampin UP! Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White, the Halloween paper is from scraps
Ink: Stampin UP! White Craft and Staz On Jet black
Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up

Quick Treat Bag

Today I was playing with the different Halloween figures on the Paper Doll Dress Up Cart. I just love the little monster on there and the two little ghosts. They are so cute! I have some little treat bags left over from last year so I thought I would dress one up with a little monster;-)
Supplies Used:
Stamps: PKS Pumpkin Face Parts, Stampin UP! Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Stampin UP! Basic Black. The green is a retired SU Color, not sure which one
Ink: Stampin UP! Basic Black
Die: Sizzix Stampin UP! Top Note

Wood Letters

For my daughter's 3rd birthday my good friend Nancy made a beautiful wood "A" letter for her. I thought it was such a cool, fun idea that I decided to try out a few for myself. They are a really fun gift idea and I love giving away handmade gifts so this is perfect for me! They are not too hard and not too time consuming and you can totally make them with the child in mind. Here is one I made for Carter to hang outside his door.

He is such a boy and loves all things that "roll" including trains so I thought this would be perfect for him now. The best part is that since it's just paper, I can always change it later to fit his appropriate age.
Here's another one I made last year to hang on the door for Halloween.
Aren't these so fun? Email me if you would like directions on how to make for yourself.

A Halloween Hi!

Here is the quick card I made this morning using some of the leftover pumpkins I had from yesterday's attempt on the October calendar page. I am loving making Halloween projects this year!
Supplies Used:
Paper: Stampin UP! So Saffron, Basic Black, the patterned paper was from my scraps, not sure where I got it
Ink: Stampin UP! Basic Black
Stamps: PKS Pumpkin Face Parts and Stampin UP! The More the Merrier (retired)
Black Ribbon and Stampin UP! Pumpkin Pie brad
Stampin UP! Scalloped Edge Punch
Cricut Pumpkin Carving Cartridge

October Calendar Page

This month I decided to make my October calendar page similar to what I did last month with the apple only substitute a pumpkin. I had many different variations and finally settled on this one. I designed most of it using my gypsy, however the Vampire font was from a cartridge that I borrowed and had to cut out the old fashioned way. I forgot how hard it is to cut out font without your gypsy, LOL! Trying to figure out where the correct key was on the keypad was hard! I made it through and ended up loving the title. I had a bunch of little pumpkins cut out with cute little faces but they just overcrowded the page so I left them out. Now I need to make something using them as they are just too cute!

Supplies Used:
Paper: Stampin UP! Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, and Crumb Cake. (the yellow was from my scrap basket
Ink: Stampin UP! Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate chip on the outside of the pumpkin and stem
Designer Calendar, Happy Hauntings, and Pumpkin Carving Cricut Cartridges

You're a Hoot!

Today I was in a creative mood and hopefully I can get a lot scrapbooking done tonight. I am so excited to do it when the kids go to bed. Right now Carter is napping and Ava is playing so I snuck in a card for the My Pink Stamper challenge and also to submit it for the Thowback Thursday challenge as well. I am really into my new owl punch and thought I would use this as it's a "bird" challenge over at MPS. I thought it came out kinda cute with my two little owl's checkin' out their goofy friend. We all have one of those right??

Supplies Used:
Stamps: MPS Punny-licious, PKS Critter faces
Ink: Stampin UP! Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Stampin UP! Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, and So Saffron. The polka dot paper is Stampin UP! retired DSP
Punch: Stampin UP! Two-Step Owl Punch
Ribbon: Stampin UP! Rich Razzleberry Grosgrain ribbon

September Stamp and Scrap night

Last night was scheduled to be our September Stamp and Scrap night. Unfortunately we had to cancel it. Here are the two very cute owl pages I made. We are planning on having one next month and using these pages to make along with a very cute Halloween layout that Nancy made.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Stampin UP! Baroque Motif
Paper: Stampin UP! Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, and Very Vanilla
Ink: Stampin UP! Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie (on the owl), Old Olive (on the tree)
Punches Used: Stampin UP! Two-Step Owl, Modern Label, Scallop Circle, and Word Window
Die: Sizzix Big Shot Top Note
Ribbon: Stampin UP! Chocolate Chip
I got the tree idea from a blog by Kim Score at Paper Punch Addiction

Vinyl signs for the kids doors

Tonight I created two signs for the kids doors, no stamping involved! I have been wanting to create something for the house using my Cricut and some vinyl for a while now. I bought some pink vinyl a few months ago then I bought some brown and finally some transfer tape to help me transfer the vinyl from the mat to the wall. For some reason I think I was intimidated by the whole process. Finally tonight I decided to do it! I pulled out my gypsy and designed a Princess crown for my daughter, Ava, from Once Upon a Princess, it came out sooo cute and I know she is going to love it in the morning when she sees it!Not to leave my son, Carter, out I quickly designed this one using brown vinyl and the train from New Arrival. The C is from Mini Monograms.
I am in love with these. Now, where else can I put vinyl....?

Getting into the Halloween Spirit

The Halloween bug has hit me big time this year! With all the talk out there in the blogging world about Halloween paper, stamps, etc. it's hard not to. While I was driving today (yes I think about crafting while driving) I remembered there was a really cute pumpkin card on the Cricut Wild Card cartridge so I whipped it out as soon as I could and created this on my gypsy. I love how it came out. Happy (early) Halloween!
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Stampin UP! Jumble Alphabet and Teeny Tiny Wishes. Peachy Keen Pumpkin Face Parts
Ink: Stampin UP! Basic Black
Paper: Stampin UP! Pumpkin Pie, Yoyo Yellow (retired), and Green Galore (retired)
the ribbon I picked up in a dollar bin last year

September Calendar Page

Since it's back to school time in September for us this year I thought it would be fun to do a back to school theme for my calendar page. I make one of these each month and hang it on the fridge. It's a great way for me to remember what happened that month while I'm scrapbooking it. My daughter and I spent an hour or so this morning putting this page together and I thought it came out so adorable (isn't that worm cute!?) that I had to share. This is yet another reason why I love my gypsy as I designed it all last night and cut it out this morning.

I love this little worm!

Supplies used:
Create a Critter, Paper Dolls, and Designer Calendar Cartridges
Paper: All Stampin UP! colors used. Email for a specific color!
Ink: Stampin UP! Basic Black for the face, book, Real Red around the apple and Pear Pizzazz around the leaves

New Holiday Mini is here!

Stampin UP! has a new mini catalog out right now and it is full of some super cute stamps sets, paper, and even fabric to get you into the holiday spirit! Contact me for more info or visit my online store to see more!
Also, now through October 18th if you sign up as a demonstrator on my team you will get this gorgeous craft tote from Stampin UP! for FREE! It is so cute, I actually have one and I take it everywhere when I need to carry my stamps, cardstock, and accessories all in one bag. I love the fact that it stores 12x12 paper in the center pouch. Contact me for more details.