Monday, November 3, 2014

Sweet as Pie

Greetings Crafters!!

I can't believe how crafty I'm being.  I'm so glad I have my crafting groove back.  I only wish I could apply this to other areas of my life.  I'm trying to eat healthy, exercise, and lose weight... that's not going as consistently as I would like, but I keep trying.  That counts for something I guess, right. 

Speaking of pie... I'm not a big pie eater, but I think these pie pieces are super adorable!!  This is the October project from Paper Pumpkin.  My mom sent me the kit (and a refill - thanks mom!) because my subscription won't start until next month.  I'm thinking about doing a video to show you the kit and how to assemble it. 

Anyway, October's kit is pie! 

These adorable pie pieces hold candy.  You assemble the cardboard pie pieces.  Then, you stamp the sentiments onto the stickers.  The stickers fold over the ends of the pie pieces in order to seal the box shut.  Next comes the fun part, you get to make the pom pomp.  Adhere everything down, and voilĂ !!! 

Super adorable pie pieces to share with friends, family, co-workers.  They would make perfect place cards for Thanksgiving meals. 

Maybe I'm crafting more because I like the kits.  They are simple (yet complex enough to hold interest), and they come with everything I need.  No prep work needed!!  There is something about regular crafting as well though, and I hope to do more of that soon. 

I hope you enjoyed the treat!!  Happy crafting!! 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Thanks Card and Challenge

Happy November!!

It is already starting to look and feel like fall around here.  The leaves are in their peak time of changing, the temperature is getting (much) colder - we already have to turn the heat on - and soups are starting to sound better and better to eat.  Hurrah for crock pot meals!! 

My better half was working all day, so I thought I would take some time to craft.  I want to get back into stamping, creating cards, posting on my blog, doing challenges... that kind of thing.  I also want to get back in the habit of doing something for me to unwind.  Today was the perfect day to do that!!

I have two blogs that I follow pretty religiously, My Pink Stamper and My Creative Time.  Emma from My Creative Time has a challenge up right now, and I thought I would join in the crafting fun.  There is a photo of three pumpkin tins and colors.  You could use the colors or photo or both... I chose to use the colors. 

I bought this stamp set from Stampin Up when the new catalog came out, and I knew I wanted to emboss it.  Mind you, I have never embossed anything before, so it was quite the learning experience.  The main thing for me to note was that you cannot rub the image as the Versamark will smear, and you will not get a clear image. 

Also, for the challenge, you had to use one My Creative Time product.  While I have some things, I don't have a whole lot from Emma.  I did find this super cute stamp from one of her first releases (this was back when she shipped her stamps in CD cases).  It is from the "Turn That Frown Upside Down" set. is what I came up with...

Supplies Used:
Stampin' Up Early Espresso Cardstock
Stampin' Up Very Vanilla Cardstock
Stampin' Up Color Me Autumn Designer Paper
Stampin' Up Crushed Curry embossing powder
Stampin' Up Old Olive ink
My Creative Time Turn that Frown Upside Down stamp set
Stampin' Up Seasonally Scattered Stamp Set
Stampin' Up Pumpkin Pie Ribbon

I hope you enjoyed my fall-inspired card!!  What's your favorite part of fall?  Until next time!!  Happy crafting!!