Saturday, October 31, 2009


I have finally chosen the winner for the blog hop.

Congratulations to Melissa! Please send me your name and address. :D

Friday, October 30, 2009

Guess who's not having a good time...

At certain points in life, we will all get sick of having our pictures taken. Katrina has reached this point in her life. I'll give it a few weeks and I'll try again. She couldn't even be bothered to hold the lightsaber correctly.

BTW, Trenton is Captain Rex and Katrina is Padme Amidala. These are characters from the new animated Star Wars - The Clone wars, for those of you that don't know...

I know I was supposed to pick a winner for the blog hop. I'll do that tomorrow. I promise!
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Prism layout for their blog

Here's just a sneak peek of another layout I made for the Prism blog. You can see the full thing here. This is my last project with them. October went by so quickly!

Thanks for everything, Prism! :D
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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Halloween Long Borders

Here's another use of those darling Halloween Borders from The Cutting Cafe. Also on this layout is a Halloween Label.

The border punch is one of the new Martha Stewart releases. Paper is Prism and patterned paper is Fancy Pants Trick or Treat.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Spooky card, Blog Hop & Blog Candy

Hey there! We were asked to use the pointed tag from Stretch Your Imagination. This is my contribution for this week.

I used a little Distress Ink, a little water and a whole lot of BasicGrey. The bat is from Scrapworks.

This is what I'm giving away this time. Please leave a comment to be eligible for the drawing I'll have later this week.

When you're done here, make sure you visit Donna's blog for another chance to win!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Follow up to my cake post

Well, here it is. I decided to use bits and pieces from each of their cakes to come up with this. This post is in reference to my post a few days ago.

Now, I know this doesn't look good. I don't decorate cakes, I play with paper. Please don't feel bad for laughing at my cake. I know it's bad.

I kept the large pumpkin from Katrina's sketch. I also kept the cactus that was on fire but I decided that the guy impaled on it was beyond my level of experience.

That fire around the edges was Katrina's idea, too.

Now for the elements from Trent's sketch, I used the extended graveyard part and the zombie mummies. I made gravestones from marshmallows cut in half. I had no idea how to grunge them up. I could only think of using Distress ink on them but I didn't know if that would really work and/or be safe. So instead, I just dripped red food coloring over them like it was blood. Trent didn't care that the marshmallows were white. He just couldn't get past the fact that his mother made them bloody for him. I was the coolest Mom ever for about 4.8 seconds.

Trent drew up some zombie mummies and we taped them to skewers. He used Distress ink on those. ;)

While all this paper/cutting/taping action was going on, Katrina wanted to make a ghost. Here you can see that she answered the question I had the other day:

How does one really make a word bubble for a cake, anyway?

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I'm Batty For You Treat Toppers

This is the first time I've ever made anything like this. They were fun, easy and quick! The digital stamp is from The Cutting Cafe.

I used 3x3 clear envelopes and filled them with Halloween M & Ms. I colored in the bat wings by hand and used Doodlebug orange glitter on the heart. It was the first time I had used the Martha Stewart glitter glue and I have to say that I was pretty impressed with it. The drippy goo punch is used on the bottom (love that punch!). I stapled the topper on using the Tiny Attacher.

The orange and the purple cardstock is Prism and the black is Bazzill (because I ran out of Prism). There is a wee little bit of BasicGrey on there, too.

The kids handed them out to their teachers today.

Monday, October 19, 2009

I'm going to cancel cable right away

Trent has a pack meeting tomorrow night. Everyone is supposed to bring a Halloween themed dessert for a raffle. Today I picked up a box of cake mix and some powdered sugar. I had visions of making a cute jack-o-lantern cake. It would be two layers with orange icing and black eyes, etc. It would take me an hour...tops.

When I mentioned the Halloween themed cake to the kids, the first thing they did was grab a piece of paper. They started sketching their ideas. This was not quite what I was expecting:

Trent's cake is a rectangle (ok so far, right?) with a little bit of excess frosting below the cake for a graveyard scene. Well, ok, I guess could cut a larger piece of cardboard to make a graveyard scene below the cake. But, wait...there's more. There are 3-D zombies made out of paper and the pumpkins drawn on the cake are actually supposed to light up and blink.

I was given clear instructions that I was to vote for whichever cake I wanted to make. I was feeling a little intimidated by Trent's so I took a look at Kat's. Her's had to be easier, right? I means, she's only 5 years old. Almost 6.

This one is even more difficult.

Not only does it have a little extra landscaping coming over the front like Trent's but it has at least 23 different characters on it. That little guy over in the bottom left hand corner with the word bubble screaming "HELP!"is actually impaled on a cactus. Not just any cactus, either. Oh, no. It's a cactus on fire! How does one really make a word bubble for a cake, anyway?

See those swirly lines around the edge of the cake? I asked her what that was. I thought maybe it was something cute and fluffy that I could imitate with marshmallows. No, it's not. It's fire, too.

I've come to the conclusion after reviewing the cake sketches that the kids are watching too much Cake Boss. We'll go back to Spongebob right away and maybe we'll just bring cookies to the pack meeting....
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Saturday, October 17, 2009

It is green in Arizona

Here are a few pictures from our camping trip. We were in total awe when we came upon this fishing lagoon. It was so quiet, peaceful and green. It was kind of funny because the kids never spoke over a whisper the entire time we were there. They never caught any fish but they did get to watch them nibble on the bait.

Then, we did some hiking...

I let the kids climb up that hill just for the picture and then I told them to come on down from there as it was the wrong way. ;)

This is the outside of the cabin we were in. We stayed at Dead Horse Ranch. We were only here for about 5 minutes before Katrina kicked off her shoes and made herself at home. I can't help but feel that the picture would be more complete if one of them had a banjo in their hands.

We had a great time and wish we could have stayed just a wee bit longer. Before we came home, we decided to go to Red Rock. It was pretty there, too, but now Katrina has a poison ivy rash from the hike.
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Friday, October 16, 2009

Halloween Long Borders

I put this card together in just a few minutes. The digital stamp is from The Cutting Cafe.

I'm using my favorite Prism colors again:

Intense Kiwi
Intense Amethyst
Sunflower Dark
White Prismatic

The spider is from Doodlecharms.
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Thursday, October 15, 2009


I'm excited to announce that my first Prism project is now featured on their blog! I can only show you a tiny peek on my blog, so you have to click on the link in the previous sentence to see the rest of it.

We've been camping for the last couple days. I'll post pictures later, but in the meantime, check out this little dude. I knew it was either a centipede or a millipede. It was driving me nuts not having Google while I was camping to know which one it was. One of the first things I did when I got home was look it up. Come to find out, it's a Giant Arizona Centipede and they're poisonous. I suppose it's a good thing I poked it with a stick rather than my finger. ;)

As I reading about him, I was surprised to learn that they can move rather quickly. I think this guy got stuck because he wasn't moving very quickly at all. It was also about 45 degrees at the time I took this and I wonder if the cold made him slow. I've never seen one in real life before. It was kinda cool!

P.S. I really didn't poke it. :P
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Monday, October 12, 2009

Halloween Labels

Regina at Bitten By The Bug asked us to use the Monster fro Paper Dolls. This time I also used one of her cute Cutting Cafe stamps.

All cardstock is Prism. I LOVE that green! I used it on my last BBTB challenge, too. Here's last week's as I forgot to upload that:

Stamps are BasicGrey

Saturday, October 10, 2009

It's time for a winner!

Helen, you are the lucky winner of the witch hat shaped card. Please send me your email address and I'll get that out to you.

Now, for the winner of the stamps from the last BBTB challenge.....Sheryl!

And here's a layout....

Sassafras Lass Monstrosity

Thanks for looking. :D Have a great weekend.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Blog Hop winner

I haven't heard from the BBTB blog hop winner yet. If I don't hear from her by tomorrow, I'll pick a new winner.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

I never want to forget...and Blog Hop winner

Sorry. I'm a day late picking the winner. Anyway, Tracy was chosen at random and will win the set of Technique Tuesday stamps.

I made this layout for Peek. Don't you love those Little Yellow Bicycle journaling cards? :)

I'm also giving away the witch hat shaped card sometime next week. Leave a comment in the post below to be entered into the drawing.
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