Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Toppers...

Decided to do something a little more personal for the kids this year..pulled out the cardstock..all my fun stamps, my Ghosties die cut from Sizzix, embossing powder and my Treading Water border punch from EK success and spent the afternoon making these...the bag "opening" is at the bottom, allowing the kids to open and close without tearing the topper..bags were from the Dollar Store and are smaller than a regular sandwich bag..but the size is up to you...

Used a fine point Zig Pen to make the dash lines around the purple scalloped circle and added embossing can also use a Sharpie Pen to blacken the staples..
Try it... it's fun!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Christmas Step Card...

I've been so intrigued by these step cards and thought I would like to try one for myself..there are many wonderful tutorials on Youtube, so I won't bore you with one of mine.. hee hee..suffice to say..I think I've found my Family Christmas Card for this year!!
The photo is of my home, now...but taken 60 years ago.. with my older brother Leonard and Mary Shea who was our neighbor at that time..

Cardstock by Bazzil
Frame by Sizzix
Stamps by Clear Stamps & Making Memories
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Ranger's Expresso Dye Ink
Irradescent Gold by Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Border Punch by EK Success

Monday, October 25, 2010

No Parking...

It was wonderful to spend three months visiting with my daughter and her family...but it is so nice to be home, too and to be back in my to play yesterday and what fun it was to make this layout of my grandson Liam who never minded the million times I asked to take his picture ( as long as I showed him what he looked like on my camera right after )..on our way back from walking Mommy to work one day, I managed to convince him to sit in this very tiny alcove that posted a "No Parking" sign..he just fit!!

Papers and Embellishments are from:
My Mind's Eye - Breaking Free Collection