Saturday, October 31, 2009

Trick or Treat!

We are known as a "good house" LOL~  Every year we give out full-sized candy bars to our trick-or-treaters and as the number of kids coming by has dwindled (many have grown up and are off to college in the neighborhood) we give MULTIPLE full-sized candy bars to each kid.  Last year, they were calling each other on cell phones to alert friends to make sure to come by our house, LOL.  What a hoot!  Our neighborhood houses are not super close and we live on a hill, so it's a bit of work for each house you hit; best to make it worth your while, KWIM?   

I keep telling DH that we should just stop buying so many (we haven't have double digit guests in about 5 years) but he won't hear of it.  So this is what you get.  50 candy bars, plus a bag of "filler" just in case.  Right, like we're going to need that.  LOL~ 

Anyway, he's out at the village center trick-or-treating with the kids all dressed up as my own personal vampire, and his middle name is even Edward (swoon).  I'm sneaking in a pic and a post while I'm waiting for my first TOT'er to arrive. 

Happy hauntings to you all and don't OD on the sugar.  ;-)

Well, knock me down and take all my candy.  We've had about 40 trick-or-treaters so far and it's only 7:30.  AND it's raining.  Go figure.  LOL~ 

Grand total:  50 to 60 TOT'ers and gave out about 80% of my candy.  What a great Halloween!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sweet Treats

I found this ribbon last year on clearance and couldn't pass it up.  Then when I found a stamp set that highlighted a gingerbread man that I knew matched the ribbon, I was sold.  Who can resist such a cute, happy image?  Who hasn't been read (or read to their kids) The Gingerbread Man over and over again?  Although I have never actually *made* gingerbread men cookies, I love them just the same.

PTI Pure Poppy and Vintage Cream cardstocks, Vintage White twine, Pure Poppy buttons, Holiday Button Bits stamps, Chai and New Leaf inks. SU Creamy Caramel cardstock.  Martha Stewart patterned paper.  Rhinestones from my stash.   

Have a sweet day!

The CASE of a Lisa Johnson original

I completely CASE'd this card from Lisa Johnson.  I fell in love with the polka dots and holly is one of my favorite holiday images. 
The piles of supplies are because I plan to make 24 of these.  I didn't have enough to make 25 which really bugged me until I realized that 24 was just as good. LOL~

PTI supplies.  Super old, reclaimed from my daughter's stash "cloud" shaped scissors.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Tea Time

More in the continuing trend of Christmas gifts.  My sister-in-law loves tea and coffee.  She and my brother do not have children yet, so they are able to indulge themselves in many ways and their house is decorated in a way that would make Martha Stewart very proud.  I envy them for this as I live in what I call "juvenile warzone" LOL.  Her kitchen is a coffee and tea themed wonder. 

In any case exotic tea and coffee are her "thing" so I though this set of four matching note cards would be very appropriate for her.  I made these at a crop I attending on Friday and I didn't have all my stash with me.  Thus they are a little more simple than I usually like, but I think she'll still get a kick out of them.  I love how the pattern on the teapot matches the pattern in the paper.  All supplies are PTI. 

Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Indian Dreams

I am a homebody.  Nothing makes me happier than being in my own home.  Maybe it's because I've always had to pack so many kids with me when I go, but travel does not hold the appeal for me that it does for my husband, LOL. 

But India is always somewhere that I've wanted to go.  It has a very mysterious draw for me.  I've always dreamed of visiting that beautiful county, but as of yet have not made it.  So for now, I only have Indian "Dreams". 

Fortunately for me, my friend went for a month last year and brought me back this beautiful sari.  So I took my inspiration for the color scheme and theme for my card from this silk creation. 

SU Taken with Teal cardstock and ink,  SU medallion stamp, SU Razzle Dazzle stamp.  PTI sentiment and rhinestones. 

Thanks for looking!