Saturday, October 31, 2015

Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet!

It's here! Halloween, that is. Made some fun little cauldron treat holders for giving out this year... but unfortunately I only had time to make half a dozen of these. We just got home from vacation and  I really had to scramble to put something together for Halloween. Thank goodness these were pretty quick to do!
Got the cutting file for the cauldron template from  the Feeling Lucky kit from SVGCuts. It's originally intended to be a "Pot of Gold" treat holder for St. Patrick's Day, but designer/creator Mary Rudakas suggested it would work as a cauldron for Halloween too. So that's what I did! Just did a little tweaking... The original pot was easy to assemble but looked just a bit too "blocky" for my liking so I added a petal layer over it to give my cauldrons a more rounded look. Also enlarged the template to fit onto a 12 x 12 inch make sure I could get those witchy legs to fit inside! The cutting file for those funny witchy legs comes from Miss Kate Cuttables.

Bagged my Halloween cauldrons in cellophane and added a funny topper to finish...

And now...the GOOD STUFF! Look at all the Halloween goodies I scored...LOL, and I didn't even go TRICK or TREATING! 

My sweet and crafty GHOUL-friend Lorna treated me with a bag of handmade goodies! Here's her candy filled spider box created using her candy box punch board. Totally LOVE how she very cleverly hung the smaller spider over the top!

And even more spooky treats from Lorna! These little surprises feature stamps from Dandelion adorable the way she added jack-o-lanterns and witches hats, then colored them up in Frankenstein green, adding scars to their faces for Halloween. 

And from my super baker GHOUL-friend, Heather...the CUTEST decorated shortbread mini cookies ever! I know, I know...too CUTE to eat, right? But let me tell you, they're SUPER yummy too!

Last, our furbaby's Halloween costume this EWOK Latte! Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend of spookiness...keep safe and have fun!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Patti's Disney Magic

On a recent visit, my dear friend Patti of Creations By Patti blog presented me with a most fabulous gift...this totally  jaw dropping, AMAZING Disney themed album!

Everything...every single page, from the front cover to the back is meticulously, carefully thought out and put together beautifully! This is the front cover with a very cool Viewmaster reel that actually spins...and a film strip frame to slide in photos to personalize it.

Are you ready for a magical tour of this amazing album? This is the inside cover and the first page of the album with side pockets beautifully embellished with a glittery castle and Mickey head. Don't you just love this Disney themed paper? Each of the tags inside the pockets has room to add photos on the backside.

Here's pages 3 and 4. Page 3 on the left flips up to reveal a pocket with more cool journaling tags. I love that cute camera! Page 4 flips open to the right with another pocket and journaling tags.

Page 4: Another glittered Mickey head, this time used as side pocket; and Page 5: Mickey head on this is a magnetic closure which opens to reveal lots of space for vacation journaling and more photos.

Pages 6 and 7: Two more beautifully decorated pages that flip open to the side with additional pockets and space for special memoirs.

Page 8 on the right is a pocket page; Page 9 is a creative gatefold. The colorful arrow embellishment is another magnetic closure to keep treasures securely inside its pocket.

Page 9: Opens up to layered waterfall style photo pages. Back cover: pocket on the right holds a mouse ear topped tag and flips open with lots of room for vacation memory keeping.

And top it all off....each page in the album is topped with glittered mouse ears...index file folder style! Very, very cool!

I can't even begin to say how touched I was to receive this amazing gift from Patti. All the time and love she invested in creating this work of art shows and is truly appreciated. This special album will most certainly be a treasured keepsake in our family for a very long time.