Sunday, October 23, 2011

Trick or Treat!

It's almost time for trick-or-treaters!  I love seeing all the little kids dressed up in their costumes.  This year, I will get to dress my own little guy up in his first costume (which we are keeping a top secret surprise until Halloween).  I can't wait!

I wanted to make something special for my nieces / nephews when they come trick-or-treating at my front door.  What do you think?

For the boys...

For the girls...

And even for the dog!

The body of the spider opens like a card...

♥ cardstock ~ Recollections
♥ Spider Web embossing folder ~ Stampin' Up!
♥ Spider ~ Mini Monsters cartridge
♥ Googly eyes
♥ Stardust Stickles
♥ Orange / Black Decorative Trim ~ Hobby Lobby
♥ Wilton Treat Bags
♥ Candy

♥ Getting Cricky ~ Halloween Treat Holders
Cricut 360 ~ Create A Spooky Project with a Spider and Colors Purple, Green, and Orange
Crafty Sprouts ~ Candy Goes Here
My Craft Spot ~ 3D Halloween
Papercraft Star ~ Halloween Trick or Treat
Decorate to Celebrate ~ Challenge #11: Halloween Party
More Than Favors ~ Wacky Wednesday #56: Halloween
Cooking with Cricut ~ Challenge #56: Purple, Green, and/or sketch
Bitten By The Bug 2 ~ Color Purple
Scrapbookaholic by Abby ~ Dilo En Espanol Challenge #2 Orange & Black

Until next time, Cricuteers!
~ JD ~ 

Monday, October 17, 2011

Birthday Wishes!

Today is my youngest sister's 17th birthday!  I can actually remember the day she was born.  I was 12.  Crazy!  Where does the time go?  Due to our crazy family schedules, we "half-celebrated" her birthday tonight.  We are going to "half-celebrate" again later this week or early next when we can all be together.  My plan was to give her a card tonight and her gift later, but I hit a creative block and by the time I found my scrappin' mojo, it was time to leave for dinner.  So now I'm not sure if I will give her this card or make her something different to go along with her gift.  We'll see...



♥ Patterned cardstock ~ DCWV Dots, Stripes, & Plaids stack
♥ Textured cardstock ~ DCWV Brights & Jewels stack
♥ Cream cardstock ~ The Paper Company
♥ Cupcake cut at 2 1/2" ~ Sweet Treats cartridge
♥ Stamps ~ Stampin' Up! Tagtastic, Vintage Labels, & Happiest Birthday Wishes
♥ Curly Label punch ~ Stampin' Up!
♥ Red Button ~ Favourite Findings -- Patriotic pack
♥ White / Natural cord from my stash
♥ Stardust & Black Diamond Stickles
♥ 1/8" Kiwi & Leaf ribbon ~ Offray

Die Cuttin' Divas ~ Challenge #36 National Dessert Day
OWH Stars & Stamps ~ Masculine Card

Until next time, Cricuteers!
~ JD ~

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Halloween Wishes & Candy Corn Kisses

Just a quick card to share with you today...

♥ Black, yellow, and orange cardstock ~ Recollections
♥ White cardstock ~ Georgia Pacific
♥ Halloween gingham paper ~ Random find from my single sheet collection
♥ Candy Corn ~ cut from Smiley Cards @ 3"
♥ Googly eyes
♥ Sentiment ~ done on my computer
♥ Journal Bracket punch ~ ek Success
♥ 5/8" Black grosgrain ribbon with white stitching ~ Hobby Lobby
♥ Stardust & Black Diamond Stickles
♥ Candy stamp ~ Pink By Design: Cute Halloween
♥ Basic Black stampin' pad ~ Stampin' Up!
♥ Tangerine Tango & Daffodil Delight markers ~ Stampin' Up!

My Craft Spot ~ Color Challenge: Black with Orange or Purple

Until next time, Cricuteers!
~ JD ~

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

EEK! It's a Spider!

For those of you who don't know, I am NOT a spider person - in any way, shape, or form.  When I see one, my heart starts racing, and I immediately freak out.  Not quite shrieking-jumping-up-and-down freaking out, but more like standing-still, won't-move-because-I'm-afraid-the-spider-will-disappear-before-my-husband-can-kill-it freaking out.  So for me to make a card featuring a spider... well... that's a big thing for me.  But I saw this Sizzix embossing folder and really wanted to play with it... and you can't have a web without a spider... so I made a spider card.

What do you think??

♥ Black and red cardstock ~ Recollections
♥ White cardstock ~ Georgia Pacific
♥ Spider Web embossing folder ~ Sizzix / Stampin' Up!
♥ Diamond Stickles
♥ Spider ~ cut from Smiley Cards (@ 1.75")
♥ Googly eyes
♥ Action Wobble ~ to mount the spider
♥ Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine ~ Stampin' Up!
♥ "Happy Halloween" stamp ~ Imaginisce: Halloweeny collection
♥ Photo Labels punch ~ ek Success
♥ Spider & Web stamp ~ Pink By Design: Cute Halloween
♥ Cherry Cobbler & Basic Black stampin' pads ~ Stampin' Up!

{{BIG}} thanks to Pink By Design for the Cute Halloween stamp set!  I won this set during their 3000 Facebook "likes" giveaway.  It is just what the name says... a very cute Halloween set.

Crafty Sprouts ~ Color Challenge: Red, Black, & Slimey Green (use at least two)
Celebrate the Occasion ~ Challenge #34: Any Occasion using Black, White, & Red

Until next time, Cricuteers!
~ JD ~