Friday, October 30, 2009
Witch Shoes



The witches shoe is another tutorial I found online with a pattern. Another project I expected to be a lot more difficult that it was. It is just cut 2 pieces, the inside liner and outside. The only difficult part of this project was getting the liner to match up right once you folded the shoe up. I think the liner pattern might have been a little off. I could never seem to cut it to fit just right. There would always be some black showing with the pieces came together. Not the end of the world, but a bit frustrating. I wish I could have thought of more creative ways to decorate the outside of the shoe, but anything I tried putting on it just looked wrong. I placed a bag of home made Halloween mix in each shoe and these were given to my co workers. The Happy Halloween and Witch Hat stamp on the baggie tag were from the Halloween set mentioned in my previous post.

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Spooky Spider


A quick card I made to go with some Halloween treats for my niece and nephew. I don’t know how well you can see it, but I used black stickles on the web. I really love using stickles and really need to start using them more on my cards. And I am proud to say that I used stamps that have been sitting around for a while and had not been used before. The stamp was $1 from Michaels that I picked up last year just because it was 25% off and surely I would need a spider in a web stamp at some point in my life, right? And who can pass up a .75 cent stamp? The Trick or Treat stamp came in a kit that I had bought on clearance probably 3 years ago and believe I actually used this one other time before.

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Pumpkin Baskets


I had seen these on a craft blog with a little tutorial and thought they were so cute. I was worried they would be very time consuming and as usual, I waited until the near last minute to start working on them. The tutorial actually had you making them a bit bigger than what I did them. I only wanted to put a little bag of candy in them so I cut down on the height of the pumpkin. Surprisingly they did not take as long as I thought. I still ended up having to work on them well into the night to get them done, but it gave me something to do and reason to be crafty.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Birthday Card


This birthday card was made for a friend. I had seen some really cute cards lately using the postage stamp template and it occurred to me that I have that template. It doesn’t have the current postage amount on it, but so what? I want to make some more cards with the postage template so I will see if I can fix that.

The cupcake stamps are again something I am using from my stash for the first time. These are from the clear $1 stamp packs from Michaels. The Happy Birthday is a SU stamp that most certainly has been used many, many times. It is such a great size to fill up an empty spot on a card. I embossed the dots on the card with my Cuttlebug (something else that does not get used as often as it should). I used SU chalks for a little color around the cupcakes. I thought it turned out pretty cute.

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Hi! I'm Melissia. I am a wife of 9 years, a mother of 6.5 years and a program assistant for almost 2 years. I enjoy paper crafting and doing various other crafts. I also enjoy reading, blurfing, brain games and spending time with my daughter.