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Friday, October 28, 2011

Trick or Treat bag

This bag was totally inspired by Heather Summers artisan award entry.  She made a baby quilt with the owl and it was precious.  To do my bag i started in MDS with and 8.5 x 11 blank page.  I added the owl punch body and enlarged it to about 80% of the page.  I made the color of him a light purple (just to help when I cut out later).  Then I added the owl vest and the largest eyes and enlarged them so they looked right on the body.
I printed that page out twice.  My muslin bag is from HL at 1.99.  The material I bought at Jo-Ann and Hancock just looking in there small squares for interesting black and orange material.  I used heat and bond on the roll and cut a piece of fabric slightly larger than the owl body from the black.  I adhered the heat and bond to the wrong side of the fabric.  Then i used a staple to hold my pattern and fabric in place and cut around the owl body (don't staple on the body itself).  I then peeled off the paper of the heat and bond and ironed it to the bag.  repeat for owl chest.  I cut the whites of the eyes out of felt and then sewed a black 25 mm button and then used crystal effects to glue a 20 mm googlie eye to that.  I promise this took me less than 20 minutes.  i even cut 2 small circles from the leftover parts to heat and bond to the inside to cover up/secure my stitches.  I hope my little man will enjoy filling this up with treats on Monday night.  If you have any questions please email me at mikende@cox.net.  I'll be out of town but my hubby will be at home and can relay any messages.  Have fun....oh yeah the little pumpkin is what they decorated at preschool.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Hooty Treats


My Omaha BFF has a thing for owls.  Her son was a night owl when he was a baby and has the precious big round eyes so we started calling him Hooty.  For Halloween this year I wanted to send treats to Hooty and his 2 big sisters Camille and Livy.  I found these notebooks at Target.  2 for 1.00 in the dollar spot (love that place) and the drawstring bags were at Cost Plus World Market.  I knew I could put the owl from Warmest Wishes on the notebooks for the girls....sorry Jack you just get candy.  I love dressing up dollar finds.  Hope this brightens your day.  I have a cold so please forgive any ramblings due to medicine and lack of sleep.  Do come back tomorrow.  I know you'll love my trick or treat bag...if I take it to my mom's I have a feeling it might not make it home.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Glimmer Birthday

Hello!  I hope you've been enjoying some nice fall weather wherever you are.  Here in central Georgia we are finally seeing some 70's.  Moving here from Omaha makes me miss the fall color changes.  Although one year we were there we had a brief snow on the 10th of October.
This week was my birthday week.  I turned 39 on Monday.  Nope not afraid of 40 I really am 39.  My BFF from the Gulf Coast had a b-day also but I won't tell you her number (you can pay me later Gwen).  She absolutely fell in love with the glimmer brads when she and Barb visited me this summer.  I knew I wanted to get her some but try to figure a way to dress them up.  After freshly coming off the blog hop using Sweet Centers I had this idea.  I don't have the UP Up and Away set yet but it's on my wish list.  I do have the circus DSP which has a page of hot air balloons.  I added the Sweet Center and Sweet treat cup.  The "wish big" is to cover up an "uh-oh" and is from the Pennant Parade set.  The inside Happy Birthday is from Curly Cute.  If you have any questions please feel free to leave them in the comment section.
Leave a comment on this post for a chance at my blog hop candy.  My winner has still not come forward even after emailing her from her blog.  So I'm opening it up again.


Come back tomorrow.  I have a WHOLE bunch of super cute Halloween stuff to post.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Winner Annonced

Thanks so much to each of you who hopped along with us.  I am sorry to be late in announcing the blog candy winner.  The whole time the hop was going on we were out of town and I was doing everything by laptop on the road.  We are home now and as my laundry is going I entered the numbers into the random.org machine and came up with
JULES as the winner.

Please email me at mikende@cox.net to arrange for snail mail delivery of your designer buttons.
After I get some stuff put away I can't wait to show you some new fall and Halloween projects.
Stay tuned!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Glitter Queen Hop day #3...the big finale

 Wow-I am amazed at all the great projects the Glitter Queens have posted.  I am so inspired and I hope you are too.  For the last day I have another project for each set Batty for You and Sweet Centers.



I love stamps I can make round and turn into spinner cards.  The spider is enhanced with "googlie eyes" and heat embossing.  I wanted to showcase also that you don't have to have Halloween themed paper to make a great Halloween card.  The bottom needed an extra something so I added an accent strip of black and tiny rich razzleberry circles and made them dimensional with crystal effects.
The card is a special fold to have a pocket to hold another frostee certificate.  How perfect is the certificate-it's already rich razzleberry and pumpkin pie....wait...you think in SU colors too right?




So here is my favorite project and I might be a bit prejudiced that my cutie is the sweetest pumpkin in the patch.  I've made a couple of these mini scrapbooks and they always are quick,easy and cute.  Using the scallop square die I cut the front and back out of the thicker cardboard that comes with the DSP packs.  They are covered with Frightful Sight DSP.  The interior pages are just single sheets of CS.  I used a retired jumbo eyelet and a book ring to keep it all together.  The front is secured FOREVER to hold in the SU microbeads.  So in this case the Sweet Center is a scrapbook accent.

I hope you've had as much fun hopping as we've had sharing our projects with you.  Now head on over to 
and see what more she has in store.  Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance at some awesome blog candy (see Sunday's post).  And if you've missed anyone along the way here is a list of all the talented bloggers hopping this time.
Happy Stamping!


Monday, October 10, 2011

Glitter Queen Hop Day #2


I hope you enjoyed all the projects from the first day.  I adore Greeting Card kids and I NEED Spooky Bingo Bits!  The projects for day 2 continue with Halloween projects using Batty for You and Sweet Centers.  The card above is another bookmark card using Batty.  The image is stamped in Lucky Limeade and popped up on dimensionals.  The sentiment is Happy Halloween from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  I accented it with glimmer brads (love those).  The spider web embossing folder makes any color card stock look cute and spooky.

This next card is the most traditional use of the sweet centers set.  By popping up the center panel you can creating a sliding door to get the treats out without tearing the card.  Accents of Frightful Sights DSP and the embossing folder add a little extra interest.  I also heat embossed the image and colored in some of the figures.
Make sure you come back tomorrow...I've saved a really cute project for the last day.
Make sure you stop by and visit with all the Glitter Queens.
Your next stop is Dee
But if you lose your way here's a list of all the gals and their addresses.


Thanks for all your lovely comments.  Keep leaving them for a chance to win some fantastic blog candy.

If you're having trouble hopping....

Try two legs...ha ha.  I have received a few anxious emails that some of the links are not working correctly so here is the whole list with addresses too.
Start with Dawn.Then Dee.  Next is Joan.  after Joan please stop by BridgettStephanie,Jennifer,Cely,Tamara, Candice and last but not least Anji

I hope this fixes any gaps.  Be sure to check with us all again tomorrow and Wednesday.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Do you Boo?

Hi! Welcome to another round of blog hopping with the Glitter Queens.  Most likely you're visiting me first from Dawn's website.  She is our upline and a constant source of inspiration and support.  This time around we are featuring some fall holiday projects.  I'll be using 2 stamp sets for Halloween projects.  They are Batty for You and Sweet Centers.  I'll give more in depth measurements and directions after the hop is over but if you have any immediate needs please leave a comment.  Be sure to leave a comment also for a chance to win blog candy (see post below).
This first project is a door hanger.  If you have nice neighbors you might be familiar with being "boo-ed".  This door hanger features a sweet centers cup filled with orange tic-tacs.  The orange ribbon is currently on the clearance rack...which reminds me I need to get some more :).  The bottom medallion is from the frightful sight DSP.
Here is the back of the hanger.  The mechanism to pull it up and get the tic tacs out plus a pocket to hold an extra treat.   I picked up these certificates for a free frosty at Wendy's.  You get 10 certificates for a dollar.

My next project is a matchbook card featuring a jumbo paperclip bookmark.  I love making these bookmarks and they are great gifts for school friends if you are trying to stay away from giving out candy...or in my house you're afraid to buy too much candy ahead of time...I love little candy:)
Well I hope you've enjoyed this first day.  Please be sure to come back tomorrow for 2 more "spook-tacular" projects.  Be sure to leave a comment for your chance to get your hands on those fantastic big buttons.
Now make sure you head off to Dee's place and see what fabulous projects she has come up with.
If you lose your way make sure to stop by all the Glitter Queens



Are you ready to hop?


The Glitter Queens are at it again.  We are going to be hopping this Monday October 10th through Wednesday October 15th.  Please be sure to check back tomorrow morning as Dawn will start the hop and then a link will direct you here.  We will be featuring projects for Halloween, fall or Thanksgiving.  I'll have 2 projects each day featuring the stamp sets Batty for You and Sweet Centers.
Of course I'll be offering blog candy again.  Please be sure to visit each day and leave a comment for a chance to win the designer big buttons.  See you tomorrow.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Check out this sale!

Stampin' Up! has had a clearance rack for a while now and I have found some great bargains there!  In the past few days they have added lots of new and wonderfully priced items.  everything on there is retired but it is so worth it to look at-especially if you missed out on getting things when the catalog changed over in July.  I love all things pumpkin pie so I have my eye on getting some more ribbon.  In fact since they have put it back on the clearance rack I'll be using some of the pumpkin pie ribbon on my blog hop projects.
It is killing me to wait to show you what I've been working on :)  So stay tuned!  To access the clearance rack just click on my shop 24/7 button ans it will be a category on the left hand side.  Be sure to select "all" in the view window (instead of looking at 8 things at a time).  Have fun and happy bargain shopping!