Sunday, October 31, 2010

Last Minute Halloween Treats from Softpencil!

Happy Halloween! Do you need some quick and easy last minute ideas for today? Let Softpencil help you out! Elizabeth has Clipart and digital papers to make Halloween decorations easy peasy! I used these collections to make some decorations:


                                 They are available in the Softpencil Shop.
When my kids were small, I would make up spooky names for the foods I served on Halloween night. I decided to do the same for my grandson this year. This is the menu:

This is the "real" food:
monster meat-roast beef
white sheets-bread
bat eyeballs-olives and grape tomatos
witch fingers-carrot sticks
graveyard pie-cherry pie

When my daughter was in the hospital last weekend giving birth to her daughter, I saw these cute little plastic containers with Jello in them. I had to bring them home. They made great treat cups. I filled them with Goldfish crackers.

Here is a photo of the top of the cup. It was so easy and quick to make using Elizabeth's Clipart and digital papers. The paper ruffle was made from some leftover DP scraps in my stash.

If you need a quick gift, this gift card holder is fast and easy. I drew an apron and added a pocket to the front.

A gift card fits right inside. I hope these last minute ideas have inspired you. It's not too late to pick up some  Clipart and digi papers from the Softpencil Shop and make some Halloween surprises for your family! Have a fun and safe Halloween!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Look What I Found.....

in the Pumpkin Patch! Baby Isla Lyn celebrated her one week birthday yesterday. My daughter purchased this adorable pajama set for her before she was born. It's perfect for the holiday!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Trick or Treat this Week at S2G!

Happy Halloween! The big day is almost here! Time to dress up and eat candy! What a fun holiday! The S2G Twist this week is "Trick or Treat"!
I chose the digi "Hallo-Scream". It's the angry looking cat popping out of a pumpkin.

I used the template "Fancy a Cuppa?" from My Time Made Easy for the cup holder.

This is what it looks like when empty.

The cups are also from My Time Made Easy. They are from the "To Go" set. The digis on the cups are S2G "Spookies I". The set comes with three aditional digis.

I filled the cups with candy corn and candy pumpkins. Then I made spiders to match the DP using pompoms, pipe cleaners, and wiggle eyes.
Use the words "Trick or Treat" on your project and link it HERE for your chance to win a digi and Winner's Badge for your blog. Need some digis? The S2G Shop has plenty of spooky ones. Need inspiration? The talented DT has much to share! Their links are in my sidebar. Have a happy and safe Halloween!

Monday, October 25, 2010

She Has Arrived!

 Baby Isla Lyn is finally here! Her first name is pronounced EYE-la. Her middle name is part of my first name. She arrived early Friday morning. She was 8 pounds and 8 ounces, and 19 3/4 inches long. I think she is beautiful, but she is my granddaughter. I love her little rosebud mouth.

This picture was taken after she had her first bath.

 Big Brother meets Little Sister.

This picture is my favorite: Mother and Daughter sleeping peacefully. I am so glad that I was here for the birth.

It's Softpencil Tuesday!

We're celebrating Halloween at Softpencil with "Michu and a Cute Witch"! They are so adorable! Elizabeth has many more digis and brand new digi papers available in the Softpencil Shop. Check it out!
Also, stop by and visit the Softpencil Blog to see the challenges that are being sponsored. Our talented DT has a lot to share this week! Check out the links to their blogs in my sidebar.


Thursday, October 21, 2010

It's Sketch Week at Pixie Dust Studio!


For this week's challenge at the Pixie Dust Studio we have a sketch for you! You also have a choice of themes. You can choose "Think Pink" for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, or "Halloween". The choice is yours!

My Mom died from breast cancer twenty-six years ago. So I chose to "Think Pink" for this week's challenge. I chose "Lil' Red" from the "Goodies" collection. I colored her pink, so I guess she is "Lil' Pink" now! LOL You can find her and many more too cute for words digis at the Pixie Dust Studio. Enter this week's challenge HERE and you could win a digi and a Winner's Badge for your blog! Stop by the amazingly talented DT's blogs for more inspiration. Their links are in my sidebar. Spread some Pixie Dust in Blogland!

It's Spots and Dots this week at S2G!



Mazie is dressed and ready for Halloween in her adorable Ladybug costume! 

Inside of card. Mazie also comes with two additional sentiments!

This week's challenge is to use Spots and Dots on your project. Link it up HERE to win a digi and a Winner's Badge for your blog! Stop by the S2G Shop for more Halloween digis! All clear stamps are only $1 as long as they last.
Need inspiration for this week's challenge? The DT has plenty to share! Check out their links in my sidebar.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

It's Softpencil Tuesday!


I want my Mummy! Actually I want Mummies.....Michu and Ratiny, to be exact!

Aren't they cute! I made a little treat cover.

It's a small box with an open bottom. I made it fit perfectly over......

a marshmallow mummy on a stick. I found it at my favorite inspirational store: The Dollar Tree.

When the treat is gone, the box can still be used as a decoration, or to hide another treat inside!

Stop by the Softpencil Blog to see all of the new items that Elizabeth has created. You will love them all. You can also find challenges that Softpencil is sponsoring there. There is a HUGE sale going on now at the Softpencil Shop! Stop by and visit before it's over!
The DT has many cute creations to share with you that are perfect for this time of year! Their links are in my sidebar.

Monday, October 18, 2010

It's Time to Celebrate!

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! Who doesn't like dressing up and eating candy? My grandson loves Halloween too! It's so much fun to share this holiday with him! My daughter and I started early this year. We went on a "Pumpkin Walk". You walk along a path in a tree nursery and look at all of the decorated pumpkins.
I laughed when I saw the look on his face! He was so excited to see a Superman pumpkin that matched his costume.

I wore my Spider hat and new striped stockings and posed beside a Cat pumpkin.

My daughter posed beside some yard gnomes. So cute!


My favorite was the Toy Story Collection.

My grandson really liked the Star Wars pumpkins. What a fun night! We look forward to more Halloween activities!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

It's Black and White this Week at S2G!

This week's challenge is black and white! It is optional to add a color, so I did! I LOVE red, black, and white together!

Do witches ever get tired of wearing black? Surely they must have other times when they want to wear a color. I chose the digi image "Be-Witch". It comes with FOUR sentiments! I chose to use a sentiment from another S2G digi. The sentiment I chose comes with one of the "Attitude" digis: "Wear Red". I just couldn't resist! I hope you'll join us for this week's challenge! Need inspiration? The talented DT has a lot to share! Just check out their links in my sidebar. Link your creation HERE for a chance to win a digi and Winner's Badge for your blog. Stop by the S2G Shop for many more digis. The clear stamp sale is still goin on. All clear stamps are only $1! But you'd better hurry, because they're going fast!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Happy Halloween from Softpencil!


This week's featured digi is "Happy Halloween", and it features Michu and Ratiny. Aren't they so cute! They are wishing everyone a happy and safe Halloween! The DT have much to inspire you this week! Stop by their blogs and see what they have created! Their links are in my sidebar. Have you visited the Softpencil Shop lately? A HUGE sale is going on now! Click on the Softpencil icon in my sidebar to find out all the deets!

Monday, October 11, 2010

It's Release Day at Pixie Dust Studio!



It's here! Today is Release Day for the new "Leaves" Collection! I have two new digital images to showcase today!

This is "Pocahontas". She was so much fun to color! I used Nesties and a MS punch for the hearts.

This is "John Smith". Don't he and Pocahontas make an adorable couple? You can find both of them in the Pixie Dust Studio NOW!
It's not too late to enter this week's "Sweet Baby" Challenge! Choose from these colors: pink blue, green, or yellow.  Link your card HERE for a chance to win a digi of your choice and a Winner's Badge for your blog. 

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Pixie Dust Sneak Peeks for the "Leaves" Release!


Today is the FIRST Day of Sneak Peeks for the "Leaves" Collection! I am in LOVE with these new digital stamps! They are perfect for Fall!

My first peek features "Harvest Mouse". Soooo cute! I couldn't resist adding some leaves to the card. I used one of my very old punches from Creative Memories.

Next is "Fall Fairy". She even has a little dragonfly friend. I made a little pumpkin purse and added some artificial leaves  cut from a Fall garland purchased at where else?......The Dollar Tree!
Stop by the blogs of Group One to see more Sneak Peeks! Tomorrow I'll have more peeks, and the "Leaves" collection will be available in the Pixie Dust Studio! Please stop by!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Oh, Baby! It's a Pixie Dust Challenge!


This week's Pixie Challenge is "Sweet Baby" and a COLOR Challenge. Choose the colors: Pink, or Blue, or Green, or Yellow. I chose all four for my sweet card. I used the image, "Gnome, Sweet Gnome" from the Gnome World Collection. This digi and many more are available in the Pixie Dust Studio. I hope you'll join us for this week's challenge. Link your card HERE and you could win your choice of Pixie Dust Digis and a Winner's Badge for your blog! For inspiration, check out the the DT blogs Group One. Their links are in my sidebar.
Sneak Peeks start on October 10, and Release Day is October 11 for the newest Pixie Dust Collection "Leaves"! It is sooo cute! I know you will LOVE it!
Be sure to stop by here on the 10th! I can hardly wait to share my previews!