Wednesday, October 28, 2009

It's almost Halloween!

Hello friends!!!
I am getting so excited-Halloween is almost here! I got busy the other night and whipped up some cards and a project. And my decorations are up, Bryan has a costume but Jack does not. We plan on hitting the store soon--he is so indecisive! It drives me insane. Bryan had his costume picked out and we were out the door in 15 minutes. Jack will take at least an hour at all the stores we go to-- If we make it to the stores.....

Jack is really sick right now. I think he has the flu. They don't test anymore so we can't be certain but we are treating it like the flu. He hasn't been feeling well for a week now. We went in for a well visit last week and of course, now he is the opposite of well.
I am right on top of it, keeping him comfortable. I am hoping to see the light at the end of the tunnel anytime now.....but who knows how long it could last...sigh.

Anyway.....
Here is a sweet little banner I made. I cut out some triangles and covered them with Prima patterned paper. Then, glued down some Frillies, punched out circles and placed them over the flowers. I added the letters and some fun crystal bats around them. I took some centers and adhered them to black cardstock, cut around them and hung them froom the bottom of the penants with wired swirls. I placed black gems along the top with punched out scalloped borders. I tied them together with sparkly ribbon and touile. This looks way cuter in person! But I hope you like it anyway!

I can not lie-this is a card I made last year...lol. But it's really cute and super easy to make. I layered patterned paper piece over the card base. Tied some touile around it and added gems along the paper border. I punched out some circles, stamped a green Madeira image in the center and finished it off with a little bat die cut. Then stamped the sentiment in the lower corner.



And this is a pocket card I made from Prima diecut paper. I used a huge punch for the circle and placed a crystal witch in the center. Then I tied a ribbon around the card, attached a little tag with a small saftey pin and sprayed the whole card with Glacier Glimmer Mist.


That's all for now. I may get some more projects done as Jack rests and if I do-I promise to share! Hope everyone is safe and healthy........and up to no good! haha!

Be back soon! xoxxo CAri

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Just returned...and random stuff

Hey friends!
Sorry it's been awhile since I've posted. I just returned from Houston where I worked a retailer show for Prima. Sharon and I had a great time as always-I just adore her! And I met so many fun loving wonderful store owners! I also got to harass Tim even though i wasn't in any of his classes (which he was relieved to hear-LOL!) But I soon made up for that when our make and take table was right next to his-hehe! So-it's good to be home and I need to get back into the swing of things scrap wise. I have so much to do in the next couple of weeks.

AND-I read Twilight over the weekend while i traveled-HELLO! I have been missing out and now I can't wait to get my hands on the next book! Now I know why everyone has been going crazy over the series-I am crazy over it now too! I need to hurry and read New Moon before the movie comes out so i can go with my girls to see it. So now i am officially in love with Edward and there is no turning back-haha!

OK-on to other business besides my new obsession! I have signed on for another term with Bad Girls! And Wendy has so much planned in the coming months but I can't spill yet......
Her kits this month are nothing short of amazing and I had to share them with you--I think you'll love them too! She even came out with a Halloween kit--be still my heart! I love Halloween and this kit is all that! Take a peek!

Attic Treasures-amazing mix of papers, vintage goodies and more! What a perfect kit to dive into after the kiddos go to bed!


And this kit-Windswept Whispers---you could get lost in a fantasy land and never want to go back! Truly amazing mix of vintage papers, bling, gorgeous flowers and all that is left to add is your creativity. Yum!

Last month-I submitted this Bleuprint on Bad Girls and my take on it. I had so much fun with the goodies from Prima and playing around with my photos. I love to layer and this layout was no exception! I hope you give this a try and have fun with it!






Oh and one more thing I wanted to share! At the show in Houston-we had a make and take frenzy going on for the retailers and I thought you might like to see what we did. It's a little clutch, ready to use for just about anything! I folded a Canvas refill page from the Donna Downey collection in half, securing the sides with Fabric Tac. Then i embellished with our e-line crystals and pearls, and finished it with a ribbon. Too cute-right? Someone there also mentioned this would be great to put silverware in with a napkin and place it onto a table setting. How cute for a luncheon or a holiday dinner! It was so easy to make-it takes no time to make a bunch. And there are so many ways to decorate it-stamping, painting, flowers--you name it!

So, that's all i have for now! I plan to share a few more things soon-I promise! No more blog neglect!
Have a good one!
xoxo Cari





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