Monday, September 22, 2014

Happy Fall!

Fall is here and it's time to get the pumpkins out.

These pumpkin soap containers are perfect for a little fall decor in the house or as a little treat for the neighbor. A simple tag makes them ready for gift giving.

I love this burlap paper for fall projects. It adds great dimension to my tags today.

Tools I used for the tags: Treat Tag Die, Fall dies, Harvest Sign stamps and some pretty ribbon.

Have a crafty day!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

More Okotoberfest treats!

Well, the weekend is almost over. If you saw my post yesterday, you know I was celebrating Oktoberfest with friends. 
Well, I did one last treat before heading to the party. 
I really wanted a unique way to give the magnets I had made, but didn't want to do a basic card. So I decided it would be fun to decorate a can and then the magnet could just stick to the can. 

I found some cans at the dollar store that would be perfect. 

I designed the label for the can using digital papers from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons as well as the stein SVG file. I also created the can top in the same way but with the SVG Cutting Files Chibi Okotoberfest file that I used for the magnets. 

I attached the label and can top with score tape and filled the can with spiced pecans, recipe here. 

The magnets attached to the front and were ready for giving along with the Black Forest Chocolate Cherry Cake I bring each year- It turned out pretty good this year.

Have a crafty day. 

Saturday, September 20, 2014


Prost! Yes, it's Oktoberfest time. 
We are celebrating with friends for our annual Oktoberfest party today and that means lots of good food and a bit of German beer. 

Each year we do a poster for the party just like small villages in Germany do for their summer festivals. 
Everyone in attendance signs the poster.. a nice way to keep the memories of who was there each year. 

This year I did the poster using a brand new files in the SVG Cutting Files store, Chibi Okotoberfest kids. 
My poster is 12x12. I started by printing the background with the stripes using pattern papers from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons. 
The doily and and banner are from the Silhouette store. I just added the date and year before printing and cutting it.

I used several foam squares to pop up the banner and my German guy. 

Now, we can't forget about the girls, so I did some magnets as a little treats for the host and hostess. 
These were so simple to do.

I purchased some adhesive magnetic sheets from Walmart, about $2 for 2 sheets. I used the base part of the cute file to cut the magnet part. Just use the magnetic paper setting on the cameo and the magnet sheet on your mat paper side up. It cut like a dream. 

Then I just paper pieced like normal adding some cute PKS faces. They measure about 3-3.5 inches tall.
You'll notice a couple beer stein magnets as well. That file is from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons. 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Talk Like a Pirate Mini Blog Hop!

Ahoy and Avast for our 
Talk Like a Pirate Mini Blog hop!

Me name be Pirate Darby the Pale.
Click here to find your Official Pirate Name!!

Ye are welcome, if you dare, to join our 
Talk Like A Pirate Mini Hop.
There best be 'no fooling around here, or ye will be forced to walk the plank!

Now ye don't want to miss any stops along the way, saavy?
Make sure you started with Candace and follow The CODE of the pirates below
(shiver me timbers, dont be talking about "the code")
Pirates follow it but don't talk 'bout it...

Aye Aye and now for me project!!

I have here easel nugget drawer box from SVG Cutting Files filled with a bounty of treasure , 10 little nuggets to be exact.

Blackbeard stands guard over his treasure as his ship, also found in the SVG Cutting Files store, is anchored off shore. 

The treasure nuggets are wrapped with pattern paper cut using the Candy Wrap dies and the Pirate candy stamps.

I stamped my sentiment from ye Pirate Booty stamp set on to the Curly label die cut. 

Now if ye would like to have Blackbeard and all the other files featured in this hop, you must follow "The Code".

The Code
1- Follow each of the blogs on this mini hop --there be 9 in total mate!
2- Leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop - watch yer bones about ya, if you cant say something nice, we will make ya walk the plank!
3- Submit your form to receive your free files -- if ye don't follow the screen prompts, don't be a scalleywag and say ye never got your files.  

Real Pirates follow the rules and abide by The Code at all times...
 only bilge rats try to steal!
**Terms and Conditions apply, so fill out ye form and be patient will ya?
Lets all be smartly about the hop and have a beauty of a time!

Make sure you sign the itinerary (comment) with your 
Official Pirate name for a chance to win a $10 Jaded Blossom Gift Certificate

Got ye self lost eh?

Take a look at this here line up then....
Candace (Swabbin' Marcy Cutler)
Annie ( Disembowlin' Gertude Grimm)
Gwen (Cap'n Julia Slashface)
Crystal (Hobblin' Velma Dawkins)
Gigi (Pirate Alena the Sword Test Dummy)
Mel (Cap'n Aurora Graybeard)
Barb (Pirate Darby the Pale)
Michelle (Pirate Mary the Back-Stabber)
Jaded  Blossom (Almost Blind Rachel)