Friday, October 28, 2011

Trick? or TREAT!

 Hello Friends!  Wow, October is almost over and I cannot believe it!  I have a few things left to do to be ready for trick-or-treaters and I am not sure is just a weekend is enough time. :)  At least I was able to play with another adorable Halloween image from A Day For Daisies, "spider cupcake" from the new releases.  PLUS today begins a new challenge - to use metallics in your card or project!

Here, I cut a box using Cricut cartridge Tags, Bags, Boxes & More and using the Happy Hauntings cartridge, I cut out the spider web frame from silver cardstock to go around the window of the box.  The image is colored with copics and the cupcake liner was paper-pieced with purple metallic paper.  The orange sprinkles were made by crushing organge metallic beads!  The little window card came from the $1 bins at AC Moore.  I used sticker letters for the trick and treat.
The treat in the box is an extra-large marshmallow, cut in half, and dipped in Halloween-themed sprinkles.  This was a quick and simple little project but I just love how it turned out.

Hope your weekend is WoNdErFuL!
<3 Lisa

Friday, October 21, 2011

Halloween Gift/Treat Bags!

 The week's new releases from A Day For Daisies  were so inspiring to me!  There are many wonderful images and among them my favorites - children in simple masks.  I started thinking about how adorable it would be to host a "mask parade" party (kind of a play on the word "masquerade"!) and the kids could craft their own masks.  I would sooo do this but my !ittle girl is all grown! *giggle*  So I decided to make treat bags for the handful of little ones I know between friends and neighbors!

I used Tammy's "Elephant Mask" digi and incorporated the sentiment (I used Microsoft Home Publishing) and then printed onto Cryogen cardstock.  I colored her up with copics and cut out the image with an SB classic rectangle. I cut out another rectangle (but this one was scalloped) from purple cardstock and punched holes in each scallop to tie a small scraps of ribbon (grosgrain 1/4" white ribbon colored with copics to match).  I mounted the whole thing onto printed cardstock and put it on the bag using pop dots(so I could run the orange ribbon behind the image and around the bag.  The bag can double as a treat bag too!

Then I couldn't help but make a sample of the mask!  The precious elephant mask is a free printable from from  I printed it several times on several colors of cardstock and then cut out and layered with pop dots.  My favorite part is her big pink bow and sparkle eyelashes (I used fake eyelashes that  from Walmart!)  The gift bag contains several copies of the mask printed on different colors of cardstock and I threw in a few choices for ribbons, a set of eyelashes, pop dots, child-safe scissors, small bottle of glue, and of course, a few "treats"!

So there you have it! Be sure to check out the other images released today as well as the amazing inspiration from the other design team members!

Happy Crafting! <3 Lisa

Friday, October 14, 2011

Rock-A-Bye Baby

I forgot that Fridays of vacation weeks are  kinda of a bummer ;)  Oh well, if vacations lasted then they would not be sooooo enjoyable!

I have been able to steal away to the craft room to make some inspiration for the new A Day For Daisies challenge (begins today!)  The challenge is to add doodling to your card (I added pink hearts to mine).  My image, "Rock a by" comes from Tammy's wonderful new releases this week, "It's a Child's World."  Tammy's inspiration for these beautiful drawings comes from one of her favorite illustrators, Margaret Evans Price.  Ms. Price was the co-founder of Fisher-Price Toy as well as an illustrator of beloved children books.
See Tammy's complete release HERE.
Happy Crafting! <3 Lisa

Friday, October 7, 2011


Hello Everyone!  I am soooo excited it's Friday because today happens to be my last work day for the next 8 days - WooHOOO :)  Oh vacation is GOOD :)

A Day For Daisies has a wonderful new release today --Vintage Halloween!  My card features "Vintage Witch" and she's colored with copics.  I used Pink Paisley polka dot paper for the background; Fancy Pants paper pack for the sentiment (embellished with orange/black rhinestones from my stash); and I cut the diecut frame using my Cricut and the Happy Hauntings cartridge.  I am not certain about the orange striped paper; it is something I've had in my stash for a long time.  Last week, ADFD announced their newest challenge - "Gimme Some Texture" - and since I had so much fun adding texture to my project last week, I got a little texture-y this week and added the feathers around the sentiment :)

Well, I'm off to work!  Happy Crafting <3 Lisa