Friday, October 29, 2010


These are a few cards I have made, I need to add some more.   I have to go through my photos and find the rest.   The last is a journal I made.

Love blocks

I had bought these blocks and held onto them for almost a year.  I finally figured out what to do with them!   I painted them black and sanded the edges, then painted the edges red.  I cut out LOVE with my vinyl cutter. Then, I used glue dots to hold the flowers onto the blocks.

Some of my favorite layouts

These have been my favorite layouts throughout the years of scrapbooking.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Punkin blocks

This little guy is easy to make. Take a block, I like 2x4x5″ blocks, paint it orange, then I cut out a the face using my silhouette and vinyl, but you could make your own face with your own design and paper. I then cut a dowel about 2″ long and painted it green, glued it to the top as the stem. I curled my ribbon then added it to the stem.

Recipe box and recipes

I finally got around to doing it.   I put all my favorite recipes in one place and added them to my computer, as a back up measure.  I took an old recipe holder and covered in papers.  I painted the inside black and added a bow.   I found the awesome free photoshop brushes at Pixels and icecream and made my own cards and  index cards to match, but you could use any paper you would like.  This was an easy way to match my kitchen decor.
Banana Bread is one of my favorites to make.   This is the recipe and the bread.  :)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Bloody Candles for the Holidays

I came across this idea while thumbing through a Halloween idea book.   I love white pumpkins, so I decided to use those instead of candle holders, by carving a hole just big enough to hold my candles.   I bought white taper candles as my main candles, because red would show the best on white. Using parchment paper under my project,  I heated up a red candle and dripped the wax over my white candles while they were in the pumpkin, so the wax would drip down.

Halloween charger plate

I saw this little guy in the Silhouette design library and fell in love.   I had to use him on something, so I found a charger plate, it was around $3, and painted it with black shimmer tole paint.   I then measured the inner circle and cut out my scrapbook papers.  I used a lime green on bottem as my accent paper and the striped I cut half an inch smaller so the green would show.   I cut my skull out of  black and white vinyl, using my Silhouette, but you could use stickers, die cuts or even cut out your own design.
  When placing the vinyl, I made sure to put the black vinyl down first, then layered the white on top.   I cut out skull bones from a skull font I found for free online.  

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Candle holder goody glasses

I needed something cute, but different to hand out candy to the neighbor kids.   I saw these candle holders at the Dollar Tree and had to try and make something out of them.   I painted the inside with tole paint, then heat embossed the rim.   I then cut out stencils, I use my Silhouette cutting machine & vinyl, but you can use any cutting machine, stencil, stamp or cut them out by hand.    I placed the stencil onto the holder then used clear embossing ink and powdered the ink, then heat embossed it.   I finished it off with tissue paper and candy :)