Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Crafty Secrets Sweet Chips Dress

I bought the sweet chips dress from my favorite on-line store, Crafty Secrets. I covered it with white felt. I gathered tulle and sewed it on for the bottom of the dress. I then covered the waist band with pretty ribbon from Pine. I added smaller ribbon to the collar and sleeves. Finally, 3 rhinestones were added to emulate buttons.

I am giving this card to my beautiful niece, Katie on Sunday for her baptism. Brian and I were chosen as her Godparents. He is an only child and was so excited to be picked. He was truly honored!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

My Favorite Things

I have been working on my Halloween swap and a Christening card all no time to make much else! This is a card I did awhile ago from the My Favorite Things set. I used my Copics to color the images. I used the crackle background stamp from SU! on the burgandy paper. It is a rather simple card and pretty self explanatory! I am not sure I am that crazy about this card.....oh well...some are diamonds and some just a lump of rocks!

Monday, October 8, 2007


I am really getting into the Halloween spirit all of a sudden! We went Halloween shopping today in preparation for our 4th annual Halloween party! We usually invite around 15 kids....although the first year we invited both Kyle and Cortney's class which was about 30 kids! What the heck were we thinking? So we have since slimmed down a bit! We bought lights, spider webs, a fortune telling globe with a talking skull, and a couple flying bats. (Not real of course!) So here I am posting a Halloween card to celebrate this fun holiday! I used Lasting Impressions paper. I love this paper because it distresses so easily. I stamped the haunted house with my glue pad. I really have trouble getting the glitter to stick to it. Anyone else have this problem? Or is it just me? It got a little gunky in spots. I colored parts of the house with my Copics. The ghost was flocked. I had this rhinestone Eek from Making Memories...I realize now that it is a little crooked. That is how most of my pictures in my house look....crooked! Well, off to finish my Halloween Swap stuff that needs to be mailed soon!!!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Busy Weekend....and what is up with this weather?

I made this card using an image I got from Sharon at Dew Drop Inn Designs. I colored it in with my Copics and added flock to her slippers to make them fuzzy! I used my punches, some eyelets and some shower curtain looking ribbon! I chuckle every time I see this image....

Over the weekend I went to a scrap day with a bunch of gals from Scrap N Style. I will try to get my pics posted tomorrow. It was so fun meeting these crafty gals/bloggers! I went with Simone from Daily Dose of Spazz. I also met Sarah Moore who is on the TUscan Rose DT with me. Of course...I got nothing done....a whole 2 pages....whoopee. I guess I can say I go to these things to socialize......that's my story and I'm sticking to it!

AND....What is up with this weather? We actually swam all weekend! The kids were in the pool for 3 hours today! IT IS October 7th!!! I am not's just so weird! The Chicago Marathon was today and it was cancelled due to high temps! This is something I would expect in July....not October! It's crazy. Anyway, off to watch my favorite cable station....HGTV!