Happy Monday everyone & a wonderful beginning of November!! I have lots to share with you this week so I hope you'll stop by everyday! Tecnically I will be out of town this Wednesday thru Sunday to celebrate my wedding anniversary but I will have blog entries pre-posted thru Friday for ya! I'm looking forward to some time away without the kids (they're going to my parents house along w/ the doggies) alone with the hubster!
Did everyone have a fabulous weekend? My daughter left with friends on Saturday to go trick-or-treating and will be back today--she went on a friends boat for the weekend as well. I have some Halloween pics below to share with you of our house and my son & his friend. I won't have any pics of my daughter until she gets home today since she dressed at a friend's house and she has to email me some, hee hee. Both of the kids have off of school today & tomorrow (ACK) for school in-service & voting day, so they only have school on Wednesday before they go to Grandma's--short week for them!
-I was thrilled to double my goal of $200 for my Charity Blog Hop thanks to you all! The Lost Dog & Cat Rescue will be recieving over $400 to help all the animals in need--and we appreciate it so very much, that will feed and vaccinate alot of animals this winter! So thank you, thank you to you all from the bottom of my heart--I'm just thrilled for the shelter and so thrilled that all of you took the time to donate to a cause near & dear to my heart!
So the winner of the HUGE Blog Candy is............Lori Aragon of My Comfort Cottage(please email with your address so I can get your goodies out to ya)
-All Etsy orders I have recieved up to today will be mailed out today--if you order anything after Tuesday, they will be mailed out next Monday due to my vacation!! Thanks!
-The NEW Magnolia Links magazine is for sale at Magnolia-licious now--get your copy HERE before they're gone!
-I will have a quick pic tutorial of how I do my pop-up cards up tomorrow or Wednesday for ya!
Since I saw the Spooky Collection from Magnolia--I knew I would use this "Witch Tilda with Pumpkins" as a lil' pilgrim girl! She's just too cute to be a scary witch, hee hee, and this makes her very versatile for fall! I paired her up with the "Large Pumpkin & Leaves" (which is on sale) to make a cute Thanksgiving card & matching pumpkin table favor! Both of these stamps are available at Magnolia-licious!
I used Basic Grey's "Indian Summer" papers paired with PTI cs (orange zest, scarlet jewel, dark chocolate)--I love the warm, fall colors in these papers! This lil' cutie got colored with Copics and then cut out & popped up in front of the large pumpkin. I added some flourishes around the frame with PTI's "Fancy Flourishes" set and some stardust stickles to her petticoat trim and pumpkin. To create the multi-colored shading around the edges I used my Inkssentials Blending Tool & SU inkpads--if you don't have a airbrush system (or you do like me, but am too lazy to pull it out, hee hee) this is a great & fast alternative to get soft shading around your images. The sentiment is from PTI's "2009 Autumn Tags" set along with the ribbon--double bow was tied with my Bow Easy. The pretty center jewel is from Prima's "Say It With Pearls"--see HERE.
I just adore this lil' cutie! Her shoes & the lil' pumpkins got a coat of diamond glaze too! Colors used on her dress are E49,E47,E44,E43,E42 and R37,R35,R32--pumpkin colors are YR18,YR15,YR12,YR01,YR00 and YR24.
So I of course had to make a lil' pumpkin favor box to go along with her! I cut out 3 ovals with my oval nestabilities, shaded the edges & layered them together with dimensionals. I cut out a stem & the leaves are from a MS leaf punch. Some ribbon, a button, twine and another sentiment from the same PTI set finish the front off!
This is the side view--I made a 3x3 box to attach to the pumpkin that you could fill with lots of fall goodies (I put some tulle & a gourd in mine)! Wouldn't these be cute sitting on your holiday table at every place setting! They're super easy & quick to make too! (3x3 box is a 7x7" pc of cs scored at 2 inches on every side) Hope you enjoyed all the projects today & love them as much as I do :o)
Here are my Halloween pics (click to make larger):