Spooky Sweets (8-31)

Hi everyone!

Sorry to leave you all hanging for a few days.

I’m excited to share a project I created for this month’s  Sr. DT challenge at Papertrey Ink. I’m not part of the group, but I was just lucky to get invited by Nichole to take part in this month’s challenge.

Nichole challenged the talented group of ladies (and me) to make some kind of Halloween treat packaging.

I came up with an envelope pocket holds a store-bought candy bar.  Before I go on and on,  let me just show  you the project. 😉


I really wanted my treat package to be fast, simple and easy to mass produce. Everything from the design to the pocket base was easy peasy.

The hardest part of my treat package was really  making the pocket. Let me show you how.

To make one like mine, you are going to need an envelope, large  circle punch and  paper trimmer (or scissors).

First, seal the envelope.


Flip it over and cut a little off of it


Then, open up the envelope. Slide  a circle punch partly inside it and punch out a half circle.


Now, you can go to town and decorate your pocket any way you want. 😉

With a real simple design, you stamp out a ton of these in no time at all  for a whole class of goblins. Also, depending on what Halloween treats you choose,  you may want to use a different size envelope to make your pockets bigger or smaller.

Just in case you are wondering you are wondering about the products I used for my pocket and tag, let me share those with you. The stamps are from PTI’s Boo to You and 2009 Halloween Tags sets. The envelope I used is fom PTI, too. It’s one of the kraft 5 1/8″ x 3 5/8″ ones . It fits a standard pack of Skittles well! The ribbon, button and inks are from PTI, too. The jute is from my stash.

For some really cool treat packages, check Nichole’s blog and those of the  PTI Senior Design Team.






Thanks to Nichole and the PTI girls for the invite to take part in the fun.

And thank you  for stopping by. I’ll be back soon.

Have a good day!

Today’s card (8-25)

Hello all!

Meet today’s card.


I saw Papertrey’s monthly Blog Hop was today and just wanted to join the fun. (Hi, guys!)

This month’s challenge calls  for being inspired by all things Fall.

So I added texture and drew inspiration from Fall colors.

For the texture, I added fabric and jute. That green panel is fabric.

And, for the colors, I admit I got a little liberal with all the green. But, hey, at least there is a little  kraft and gold, too. 😉

The stamps are, of course, from Papertrey Ink. The leaf and flourish are from the Fall Elegance set. The words are from the 2009 Autumn Tags set.

The brad is from Karen Foster. I brushed  my Vintage Cream ink pad over it so it would somewhat match the stamped flourish.

Well, that’s it. Thanks to the PTI gang for the challenge.

I’ll be back tomorrow with something new.

Thanks for stopping by!

Today’s card (8-24)

Good Monday to you.  🙂

I invite you to sit back and take a peek a today’s card.


All the images here are from Papertrey Ink and their lovely Fall Elegance set.

The buttons are also from Papertrey. I believe they are Ripe Avocado ones. The jute is from my stash.

Little else to say today so  I’ll be back tomorrow.

Have a pleasant day!

Ps…. I almost forgot to mention to hit the Paper Crafts and Moxie Fab blogs this week if you get a chance. There’s a big blitz going on this week (read: GIVEAWAYS! and other fun stuff) because of the new Holiday Cards & More special issue.

Today’s card (8-22)


Yes. I’m here again. 🙂

Meet today’s card.


I’m kinda cheating today because I made this one a couple weeks ago and  just never got around to sharing it.

I think this card took 10 minutes to make. Heck, that might even be an overstatement.

It went something like this:

1. Create card base from white cardstock because that is how 99 percent of my cards begin. I”m a creature of habit. I admit it.

2.  Ink up polka dot stamp with nice green ink because green is my old standby. When in doubt, I use green. 😉 Stamp polka dots once. Stamp again because the first batch looks awfully lonely.

3.  Stamp leaf because the polkies are still looking lonely.

4. Stamp sentiment because the card needs words. What’s a card without words?  Plus,  a stamp is good because I’m too lazy to look through the letter sticker stash or whip out the diecuts.

5. Add ribbon. Yep. That’s good so woolah. All done. 🙂

All the images on this card are from Papertrey Ink. That ribbon is, too.

That’s all I have go so I’ll be back later.

Thanks for stopping by!

Today’s card (8-19)

Dum. Dum. Dummmmmmmm. 🙂

Meet today’s card.


It’s one of those experimental cards. I just wanted to play.

It all started because I was messing around with the butterfly here. It’s from Timeless Touches’ Stamp & Stitch collection. If you haven’t seen them, you can check them out here.  Cool idea. You get a card of clear stamps  and then you get a piercing template. The template fits the stamps so you can see where to pierce holes on your stamped images for stitching.

I’ve stamped for quite a long time now. It’s the first time I’ve used a product like it. It’s a cool concept.

Whatelse to tell you about the card? The patterned papers are from Diecuts with a View. The words are from Papertrey Ink’s 2009 Autumn Tags set. The pearls are from Zva Creative.

That’s all I have for today. I’ll be back tomorrow.

Thanks for taking a few minutes out of your day to stop by.

Today’s card (8-18)

Good Tuesday to you!

I hope things are going well for you today.

I’ve got one card to share with you. Please, take a look.


The hello stamp is from Technique Tuesday’s Baroque ‘n Blossoms, while the damask is from their Damask set. The jute, ribbon and button are from my stash.

That is all I have. I’ll be back tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by.

Today’s card (8-17)

It’s a good day for sharing a card.

Meet mine for today.


It’s a little hard to tell from the picture, but I added a layer of Glossy Accents over the butterfly diecut and circle punches.

The bling is from Zva Creative (I cut out a piece of larger swirl accent to make this little one). The letter stickers are from Making Memories. The patterned papers are from October Afternoon and Making Memories. The cloud diecut is from October Afternoon. The butterfly is from My Mind’s Eye.

Thanks for stopping by. I’ll be back tomorrow. 🙂

Today’s cards (8-16)


I’ve got three final cards to share with you that use Papertrey Ink’s August release.

Meet card #1.


This one uses the Sign Language set. The bird and happy are from that set. The larger birthday word is from the Birthday Basics set (an older release).

Meet card #2.


This one uses the Fall Elegance set. The words and flourish are from that set. I am in love with that flourish.

The polkies are from the older Polka Dot Basics 1 set.

Meet card #3.


I again had …. had… to use the Fall Elegance set. 😉 All images here are from that set.

I used the lazy girl’s way of rock and roll stamping (aka: the Teri way)  to do the leaves. 😉 I  inked up the stamps with a light green. Then, I used a small, darker green ink pad (Cube size) to add a little extra ink on the edges. I did that by just brushing the pad along the stamps rather than rubbing the stamps on the ink pad.

Well, that’s it for now. I’ll be back tomorrow with a new card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Today’s cards (8-14)

Good Friday to everyone!

I’ve got a few more cards to share with you today that use Papertrey Ink’s August release.

Meet card #1.


This one doesn’t look very Fall’ish, but it uses the 2009 Autumn Tags set. The circle image is from it. So are the words.

To tone down the background circles, I placed a panel of vellum over them.

I recently rediscovered vellum and have been using it a lot lately. It’s one of those things that I used a lot in my early scrapbook years and then kind of forgot about.

Meet card #2.


This one is actually part of a set of 3″ x 3″ mini cards I made using the 2009 Halloween Tags  set. The design of each card in the set follows the same scheme. I just swapped out the stamps.

The words and the large circle tag are  from that Halloween set. The polka dot background and itty bitty circles are from Polka Dot Basics 1 (an “older but seriously” loved by me set).

Meet card #3.


This card uses the Boo to You set.

It was kind of a late night experiment on my part. 😉 I was going to slap on a pair of wiggly eyes on Mr. Bat. I didn’t have quite the right size so I used a marker to give him a nice pair of glowing eyes instead.

Well, that is all I’ve got for you for today.

Hopefully, you aren’t bored with my PTI party. I’ve got one more day of cards with stuff from the August release on them.

I’ll be back tomorrow. Thank you for stopping by!

Today’s cards: a PTI party (8-13)

Hello all!

The time has come. I finally get to share few projects with Papertrey Ink’s August release. Yay!

I’ve got three cards for you today

Meet card #1.


This one uses the Scattered Showers Additions set. I cheered when I saw this set.  It has some really great sayings for  encouragement and “missing you” cards. Plus it’s appropriate for my life. We get a lot of rain here. 😉

The button, ribbon, cardstock and ink (Lavender Moon, Plum Pudding and New Leaf) are also from PTI.

Meet card #2.


This one uses the Autumn Abundance set. Great set for a color lover.

I also threw in a little Polka Dot Basics 2 stamping action in for good measure.

I have a little secret on the ribbon. It is actually PTI’s Enchanted Evening Swiss Dot Satin Ribbon. I just used the back side.

Meet card #3.


This one uses the new and very pretty Fall Elegance set. The flourish, words and ornament are all from that set.

The button started out plain.

I stamped the ornament on it with Fresh Snow ink. After that, I tossed a little clear embossing powder on top and heated it up with my embossing gun. I let the button sit for about a minute and then used it like any old embellishment. Easy peasy.

Well, that’s what I have for now. Thanks for stopping by!

Tune in tomorrow for some more Papertrey Ink cards. I went overboard with this release and made a bunch more cards to share with you. I had a hard time picking just three to share with you.

And be sure to check out Nichole’s blog to see all the great things she has done with this release. Plus, she’s got links to all her  design team members that show off their projects.

Have a great day!