October 31, 2011

Papertrey Blog Hop - October 25

I missed out on the Blog Hop this month, because I was sick.  Funny thing, I don't get sick, there is no time to.  However, I thought I would post my projects now that I have had a chance to photograph them.  I just love the colours from the inspiration photo and created these treat bags for my kids.  My oldest stayed home and gave out candy tonight and my daughter went out with friends for their last time.  Next year she will be giving out candy.  Boo Hoo!  They grow up so fast.

All Supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock: Ripe Avacodo, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, White  
Clear Stamps: Friendship Jar, Friendship Jar Fall FillersInk: Black (Memento)
Dies: Mat Stack 1, Layerz Mat Stack 1, Mega Mat Stack, LabelOther:  Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest Copics, foam tape, glassine bags

October 22, 2011

Halloween Mantle

I just finished decorating my mantle for Halloween.   I created this display a couple of years ago, I very carefully put it away to store for the next years.  I wanted to do tell you that because you may not be able to find these same products anymore.  I hope it inspires you to create something special of your own.

Now for the details. The faux pumpkins, black floral garland, flowers in the vase and small Halloween coloured balls are from Michael's, the ghosts and hanted house were from Pier 1.  The orange and black pumpkin garland from the dollar store.  The Spooky tags were made with my Silhouette, black cardstock and Basic Grey's Ambrosia.  All the tags and ornament are hung with small Christmas ornament hangers.

Happy Decorating Haunting!

October 18, 2011

Make It Monday #37: Layered Mats and Frames

Love this technique and it was just what I needed to get into the spirit.

I die cut Layers Mat Stack 1 once it white and once in Smiply Chartreuse, then I used the circle die and cut the centre of the Simply Chartreuse.  The lace mat was created by die cutting in Pure Poppy with the lace scallop then the centre was die cut with the circle die in the centre.  Tag Its #8 was stamped next on the white mat in the centre.  I adhered the white mat then adhered the Simply Chartreuse mat with foam dots and finally the face scallop.

All Supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock: Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse, White  
Patterened Cardstock:  Text-Style Candy Cane Prints
Clear Stamps: Tag Its #8, Think Big Favourites #8
Ink: Simply Chartreuse, Black (Memento)
Dies: Layerz Mat Stack 1, Limitless Layers
Other:  orange Copic, foam dots

October 17, 2011


I had this card to show you for Canadian Thansgiving which was on October 10.  Thansgiving in Canada sneaks up on us every year.  We are still winding down from summer (if you can ever do that) and then it's here.  This year in particular we had incredible weather wearing shorts and Tshirts, a beautiful Indian Summer weekend.  Cool mornings and hot days.  Although it came and went I still wanted to share this card with you.

All Supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock: Kraft, Vintage Cream, Terra Cotta  
Patterened Cardstock:  unknown
Clear Stamps: Friendship Jar Fall FillersDies: Jar & Lid, Little Labels
Ink: Chocolate Brown, Smoky Shadow
Other:  brown twine, foam dots, assorted Copics

We were at the cottage for Thanksgiving.  Our turkey was cooked on the BBQ (So juicy and delicious--highly recommended), stuffing, potatoes, sweet potato, lots of veggies and Pumpkin pie and pumpkin loaf for dessert.  I am including the receipe for my mom's pumpkin loaf.  The recipe makes two loaves that are delish!


3 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable or canola oil
4 eggs
3 1/3 cups flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 ½ tsp nutmeg
2 tsp baking soda (dissolved in ½ cup water)
2 1/3 cups chopped walnuts  (optional)
2 cups pure pumpkin (not pie filling)

Combine sugar and oil in large bowl.  Add eggs and beat until well blended.  Combine flour and spices in another bowl.  Add to egg mixture alternatively with soda/water mixture.  Mix well.  Add pumpkin and walnuts.  Mix and pour into 2 greased and floured loaf pans or use cooking spray.
Bake 350 degrees for 1 hour.