Friday, October 29, 2010

OCLDT37 ~ Our Craft Lounge

Good Morning, another Friday has rolled around and it's time for the Our Craft Lounge Friday sketch challenge. This weeks sketch is brought to you by Denise Marzec.
I wanted this card to have a Halloween theme, my last Halloween card for the year.
I used the OCL On the Fence set, there are so many cute stamps in the set to build scenes with. See the strategically placed tree branch and owl? I stamped the sentiment and one of my bats ended up looking like he came in for a bad landing, thanks to black ink on my stamp block, ugh. I used my Super Scalloped Cresent Tag by Sizzix for the card, I placed my folded paper a little over the edge of the die and ran it through my Big Shot to make a card. I had some fun with Crafty Sparkles Ice Crystal on the moon and Eyeliner Black Sparkly Fluff on the cat.

You wanna win a new OCL stamp set? Check out The Lounge to find out how!

Supplies: Stamps - OCL On the Fence, sentiments from the Little Boogas set. Paper - Neenah Solar White, MME The Spiders Web. Ink- Ranger Distress Black Soot, Pumice Stone, Rusty Hinge. Acces. - Eyeliner Black Sparkly Fluff, Ice Crystal Crafty Sparkles, May Arts ribbon, black Kaiser Pearls. Tools - Spellbinders Scalloped Rectangle large, Sizzix Tag Super Scallop Cresent, Martha branch punch.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I hope you have a spooky Halloween, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Christmas Mail ATC & a new winner

Good Morning!
Well, I have some good news and some bad news.
I can't reach the winner of my door hanger kit, I have emailed her several times and the emails come back to me as undeliverable. Halloween is Sunday so I have to get this out to someone!
So, the new winner is...
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:67
Timestamp: 2010-10-25 15:57:04 UTC
Becky Handforth said...
I love the door hanger!
My favorite candy to get at Halloween was bubblegum. I used to love the wrapped bubblegum.
Congrats Becky!
This is a little ATC I made with the new Christmas Mail set by Crafty Secrets.
This set is so sweet, I love it! It's a small set with 10 cute stamps in it.
I had to make an ATC for my collection, I haven't made one in awhile and I love them!
After this months CS challenge I have been sewing. I moved my sewing machine where it's easier for me to get to, so I'll be using it more. I love the look!
Supplies: Stamps - CS Christmas Mail. Paper - Neenah Solar White, Webster Pages Waiting for Santa & Sweet Season Collection Pack. Ink - Ranger Distress Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Copic markers & Copic Opaque White (I painted the little girls fur with it). Acces. - scalloped chipboard by Maya Road, ice crystal Crafty Sparkles, Martha twine, button, metal corners, Martha gem stickers. Tools - sewing machine, metal corner setter, blending tool.
My son & DIL got me this old window frame at a flea market. Krystle painted it and I added the pictures and the flowers. This is our family a long time ago, the kids senior pictures and the ol' standby picture of me and Terry.
I have it hanging in my craft/computer room above my computer, I love the shabbyness of it!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I hope you have a screaming good week, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

the give-away winner....


Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:50
Timestamp: 2010-10-21 17:44:20 UTC

Carol Hager said...
The door hanger is so cute and interesting. I love it!!! My favorite Halloween candy is bit o' honey!!! Still like that candy to this day. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.
Congrats to you Ms. Carol, I'll be contacting you shortly!
Thanks for playing along, and have fun making your door hanger!
Smiley from

Monday, October 18, 2010

Crafty Secrets October DT Challenge & give-away

Good Morning!
It's time for the Crafty Secrets DT challenge for October, this month we're doing sewing.
I love sewing on my projects, I need to take the time to do it more.

I'm still going with the Halloween theme, I get in as many Halloween projects as I can before it's over. I love everything about Halloween, especially seeing the little goblins and their smiling faces!

I'm doing a give-away!
You can have a chance to win a kit I made of the supplies to make my Crafty Secrets door hanger for Halloween! I'll give you the deets below.

I thought it would be fun to make a Halloween door hanger for the little goblins to see when they knock on my door Halloween night.
See the little ledge? I love how Wendy Vecchi uses these little ledges on her projects. I asked her what she uses and she told me it was wood trim from Joanne's. Well, I don't have a Joann's here so I went to Hobby Lobby. I was in the miniature doll house section and they had this trim for doll houses, PERFECT! The trim is unfinished and in long pieces. I cut it with my Tonic scissors and colored it with my black Copic marker and sanded the edges with my t!m sander.

Supplies: Paper - CS Radiant & Earthy Paper Pads. Ink - Ranger Distress Black Soot, Copic marker. Acces. - wooden door hanger, Paint Dabber Pitch Black to paint the hanger, CS postcard chipboard piece, CS Halloween Greetings Creative Scraps, wooden bird, black crepe paper, Martha black glitter, Prima flowers, black brad, black eyelet, black Kaiser Pearls, 7gypsies key, tim key holder, little glass bottles, Pumpkin Delight & Eyeliner Black Sparkly Fluff, Scrabble tiles by EK Success. Tools - sewing machine, 1 1/2" circle punch, Tim Holtz filmstrip frames die by Sizzix, Tim sander, blending tool, Crop-a-Dile.

Check out what the other designer's have done, I can't wait to see!
Make sure and check out the Crafty Secrets blog, Sandy has a free download and a give- away too!

This is the give-away, it's a kit to make a Halloween door hanger like I made for the challenge. Everything's included except the black paint I used to paint the hanger and the black glitter that I put around the crepe paper on the punched circle that's on the bird. I'm giving you a full sheet of Halloween Creative Scraps so you'll have plenty of images to make some more Halloween goodies! And, I'm throwing in a cute Halloween stamp that I got at Michael's.
All you need to do is comment on this post and tell me your fave Halloween candy you got as a kid or your fave now!
Don't forget to leave me your email address so I can contact you. I'll pick the winner on Thursday, Oct. 21st.
If you're the winner and you have any questions about the hanger, email me and I'll be glad to help!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Have a great day, thanks for stopping by!
Smiley from

Friday, October 15, 2010

OCLDT35 ~ designer ghost

I have a few pictures to show you that I took last weekend at the birthday get together. We have 3 birthdays on Oct. 7 & 8th. My daughter Crystal, my son Dustin and my granddaughter Jayde. Man, I'm glad all of the birthday cake is gone!!

First I want to show you the card I made for the Our Craft Lounge DT sketch challenge. This weeks sketch is brought to you by me!

I had fun with this one, I used several OCL stamp sets for it. I'm trying to make all of the Halloween cards and projects I can, it will be over too soon!

I paper pieced the ghost, he's the designer ghost!

Make sure you check out The Lounge and get the deets on how you can win a stamp set of your choice, you never know, it could be your turn to win!

Supplies: Stamps - Tweet Trees, Little Boogas, Trim the Tree. Paper - confetti cream, white, burgundy, Webster Pages Hollywood Vogue & WonderFall combo pack. Ink - Ranger Distress Walnut Stain, Dried Marigold, Aged mahogany, Copic markers. Acces. - Coffeebean & Ice Crystal Crafty Sparkles, SU! buttons, linen thread, seam binding, tag. Tools - tracing wheel, Scor-pal, blending tool, Glue Dots, Martha icicle punch.
Here's my little brown eyed buddy, he just makes me smile!
This is my DIL's grandpa holding Sonny my sons youngest little sweety!

Here's another brown eyed buddy of mine, can you see the mischief in those eyes? Yep, it's there, LOL!
Here is Jayde, busy with a game and my little buddy busy with a little toy.
Man, do they ever grow soooo fast.
Stay tuned, Monday is the Crafty Secrets Design Team October Challenge, I'm having a give-away, I think it will be fun!
Have a great weekend, thanks for stopping by!

Smiley from

Friday, October 08, 2010

OCLDT34 ~ No Peeking

Good Morning!
Did you know it's only 79 days until Christmas....ACK! Let the hustle and bustle begin!
At least it's Friday and time for the Our Craft Lounge DT sketch challenge. This weeks sketch is brought to us by Kendra Wietstock.
I used two Christmas OCL sets for this card, No Peeking and Ole St. Nick.
I adore the vintagey Ole St. Nick set and the No Peeking set has the cutest tags and sentiments to go in them, a great set for those who like to make their own gift tags.

Have you ever played in the OCLDT weekly challenge? It's super easy and you could win an OCL stamp set! Check out the OCL blog The Lounge to get the deets!

Supplies: Stamps - OCL No Peeking & Ole St. Nick. Paper - SU! confetti tan & cream, Tim Coffey Designer Mat Pad by K & Co., dark rose by Bazzill, Neenah Solar White. Ink - Ranger Distress Black Soot, Antique Linen, Aged Mahogany, Copic markers. Acces. - Sugar Sparkly Fluff, Glossy Accents, Making Memories brad, vintage button, linen thread, white seam binding. Tools - Spellbinders Labels 8 die, MFT Die-namics jumbo scalloped die, Scor-Pal.
I hope your weekend is fantastic, thanks for stopping by!

Smiley from

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Vintage Photo Album ~ Crafty Secrets

Good Morning!
I have a little album to show you today.

This is what my desk looked like for a few days while I was creating my Crafty Secrets album. It was a creative mess! I'm happy to say it's all cleaned up now, pheww.

Sandy sent us some of the Maya Road chipboard albums she's selling now, so I picked this one to go along with the new Vintage Photo Creative Scraps. The only photo's I used in the album are the ones in the CS sheet and I still had a few left over when I was done for a few cards!
No stamping here, just inking up edges and coloring seam binding with my inks.
I used lots and lots of vintage papers, lace and buttons...
little chipboard pieces, puzzle pieces, pins and glitter...
Prima flowers, Kaiser pearls, gems and crepe paper.
The sentiments are so funny and sweet!
Crafty Secrets has teamed up with Splitcoast Stampers with challenges for Breast Cancer Awareness month. You can find out more about the challenges here at Splitcoast Stampers.
We'd love to have you play along and join in the fun! The Crafty Secrets forum girls are having some fun challenges too, check them out!
I hope you have a great day, thanks for stopping by!
Smiley from

Friday, October 01, 2010

OCLDT33 ~ Spooky Tags

Good Morning, TGIF!
It's the Our Craft Lounge design team sketch Friday!
This week the sketch is from a card made by Jeanne Streiff.

Halloween is creeping up on us, so I wanted to use the OCL Spooky Tags set.

I've had a lot of fun with this set, I love how the sentiments fit inside the tags.

Go check out The Lounge and get the deets on how to have a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!

Supplies: Stamps - OCL Spooky Tags. Paper - black & sand cardstock, Neenah Solar White, MME The Spiders Web. Ink - Ranger Distress Black Soot, Rusty Hinge. Acces. - Martha bakers twine, Gelly Roll Stardust pen, black atyou Spica glitter pen, button, black Enamel Accents. Tools - paper distresser, blending tool, Scor-Pal, Round-it-All.


Don't forget to head over to the Craft Critique and check out all of the Halloween fun!
I hope you have a great weekend, thanks for stopping by!
~~~~Smiley from

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