Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

We hope everyone is having a great week so far. Or at least trying to find things to keep the boredom away back East. We're sure everyone is all set for tonight's festivities, or at least those of us who haven't had Halloween "cancelled" again this year. Although, we must admit, we haven't gotten any of our candy yet...looks like it leftovers for the kiddies who come tonight! I wonder if they would accept our business cards...
Anyway, today's project is a little something we whipped up. It is a little home decor project we made for the occassion.
We wrote out "We're here for the boos!" Get it?! Hilarious I know! :) (I am fully aware that it actually says were, but the apostrophe didn't want to cooperate, so I ask that you use your imagination and pretend it's there!) And of course a ghost's favorite wine would be a white wine, right?! We used some wiggley eyes, as well. The lights are actually candy corn lights, but it's a little hard to tell in the picture. This would also work well as a little hostess gift.
Thanks for stopping by! Hope everyone has a safe an enjoyable night!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Another Halloween Card

Good morning, everyone! I hope our east coast readers are all safe and sound. We're thinking about all of you. (I expect that once power comes back, this will be the very first place you check :) )
Anyway, we have a cute little Halloween card to share with you, a little late to send out for tomorrow, but that's okay.

It's a little hard to tell in this picture, but the pumpkin and frame are in the same glittery paper used in yesterday's layout. And, for some reason, purple comes out blue-ish on our camera, but the top spider web is supposed to be purple.

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Trick or Treat!

Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a great weekend. Today we have a layout to share with you to put all those great Halloween pictures on.
The glitter paper adds a nice touch to the design, and I love the cute little accents up the side. No tricks, just treats for this layout.

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Little Miss Muffet

Good morning, everyone! I hope you're all having a great weekend so far, and that our friends out east are ready for the big storm coming. Nothing like going to the grocery store and staring at empty shelves! At least this Halloween won't be quite like last year.
Anyway, today's project is a quick little Halloween card we'd like to share with you.

We used the Nursery Rhyme cartridge to cut out Little Miss Muffet and the Doodlecharm spider. The googly eyes added a nice little touch to him. The inside of the card says:

Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet,
One spooky Halloween Day;
Along came a spider,
Who sat down beside her,
And frightened Miss Muffet away.

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Cupcake Saturday!

Welcome to another Cupcake Saturday! I'm so excited to share this week's cupcake with you. These ghoulishly glowing cupcakes would be a great touch to your Halloween party! I originally saw these somewhere on pinterest, but found a great set of directions for them here. These cupcakes glow under a black light. Here they are in normal light:
 We used a regular chocolate cupcake with buttercream frosting. The milk in the frosting was replaced with tonic water, which makes it glow. The glow effect was increased by dipping the cupcakes (frosting and all, nice and frozen) into a jello-tonic water mixture.

I'm not exactly sure why they ended up orange instead of glow-in-the-dark green, but I think it's even cooler that they changed color. Any other science-y people out there know?

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Friday, October 26, 2012

A Sweet Treat, for a Little Witch!

Happy Friday! I know it's been a few days since we've had a new project up, but it's been one of those weeks when all you want to do after work is take a nap. And then fall asleep until 8:00 and decide to just go to bed. We've also been pretty busy with our Etsy shop orders, which is always exciting!!
So, getting on with today's project! After coming up with four or five different ideas (which we'll probably end up posting sometime this week), today's project kind of just came together, and we love how it looks! It is a little witch hat treat container:
How cute is this?! It is actually a cake box from Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More. The opening for the box is actually underneath the brim of the hat. It looks small, but it can hold quite a bit of candy and other treats. We were inspired by all the nicely decorated witch hats you can find on-line, with all their flowers and glitz.  We had thought of making a centerpiece, with just a cone shape, but then decided to make the box into a treat container.
These two are close-ups of some of the decorations. I love these flowers! We got the Flower Shoppe cartridge and now everything is going to have flowers on it!! Can't wait!  And of course, the little creepy crawlies that are hanging around, including the bat flying out of the flowers.

We are entering this project into a few challenges:
* Cooking with Cricut- 3D Treats
* Bitten by the Bug2- 3D Halloween Treat Containers
* Decorate to Celebrate- Halloween Party Part 2
* My Sheri Crafts- Halloween
* Cricut Fanatics- Creepy & Spooky Halloween
* Go Fish Challenges- 3D Halloween Projects
* More than Favors- Halloween

Thanks so much for stopping by! And for being patient with our little break! :)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Fall Button Tree

We made this project about a month ago, and it isn't Halloween-ish, but we haven't shared it yet, so here is today's project.
We got our winter button tree from our sister and decided that it needed some friends. So we made a spring and a summer one earlier. Now it's time for those leaves to start changing, and therefore, we needed a button tree for the season! The wall is now complete. It did look a little funny, being off, but we fixed that!

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

More Halloween Home Decor

Good morning, everyone! Today we have another home decor project we've been working on to share with you.

After making the tulle pumpkin last week, we knew we wanted to make another wreath using it, so we took some black fabric and did the same thing. Then we added some colorful Halloween lights and ta-da! This was super easy to make, and the only thing that was a little time consuming was cutting the strips of fabric, but it took less time than watching a tv show.

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Fall Foliage

 Happy Monday! We hope everyone is having a good week so far. We actually don't have a project for today. We have some pictures of our trip yesterday. We drove down to Portland yesterday, to see some fall foliage. We had decided earlier that we were going to go to Multnomah Falls and see it in the fall. We went last summer and it was amazing. It is the second-highest year-round waterfall in the country. Anyway, if you go on Pinterest and look it up, there is a gorgeous picture of it during Autumn, so we wanted to see it for ourselves.
 We checked and re-checked the fall foliage outlook from the Weather Channel and it said the area was at peak. All I can say is "Lies!" Granted, there are a lot more evergreen trees out here than in the Northeast, and there were some trees that had changed color. It was also chilly, and raining on and off all day (y. Which meant that part of the trail was pretty muddy. The only nice thing was that it wasn't too crowded, so we were able to get some nice pictures without having to fight too many people!
 This picture was taken on a side trail. The water was flowing pretty quickly, with all of the rain we've been having. I love the little bit of orange and yellow in the foreground!

This one is from the top of the falls. Once we trekked through the mud and got to the overlook, we were alone, which was great. This is actually Washington, on the other side of the Columbia River (and I-84 below)
It is really a gorgeous place to visit! We wanted our parents to go there when they came out, but they passed on it. Which is unfortunate, because at least they would have had nicer weather. There were a few other spots we wanted to stop at, but the road was closed for improvements.
 Anyway, thanks for stopping by! Come back tomorrow for another Halloween project!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Oh, So Adora-boo!

Happy Sunday! We hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend so far! It's been kind of chilly here, with some rain, but then the sun will pop out and it makes everything better! Hopefully it will be nice enough today so we can go see some foliage!! Anyway, here is today's project:
How cute is that little ghostie?! Such a frightening card ;) The flower was outlined with a touch of purple glitter, as well. This card actually started out as a set of three, one for each of the upcoming holidays.
They are all based off of the same layout, but with just a few changes, it can be for any day of the year! I love the flowers on all of them! Don't you love when you get an idea and then it works out just like you want it to? That's what happened with the poinsettia and the sunflower. They also have some glitter and beads on them.
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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Cupcake Saturday!

Welcome to another Cupcake Saturday! I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far. We have another fun cupcake to share with you today. Here are our little Ghoulish Ghosties cupcakes!

OK, so they're not really ghoulish, but they are cute! They are just plain vanilla cupcakes, popped up with a little cake ball on top. We draped them with a fondant "sheet", because how else would you make a ghost?!
Thanks for stopping by! Come back tomorrow for another Halloween project!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Ghostly Decor!

Happy Friday! I hope everyone had a great week, and is ready for the weekend with some fun plans. Today's project is another pinspired project. I wish I knew where it came from, but it is such a fun project!
We made the ghost form using a styrofoam ball, a sturdy vase, and water bottles for the arms. Then, we soaked the cheesecloth in liquid starch. (not from the spray can, but in a plastic bottle) Next, we stretched the cloth out over the form and let it dry for several hours. When it was finally dry, we added some big, black felt eyes.
I think he looks a little bit like Charlie Brown and company in their ghost costumes. I think the candle inside adds a nice little glow to it, too.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

That's Corny!

Good morning, everyone! Today's project is a fun little one, but it does take a while to do. These candy corn coffee filter flowers are pretty simple, but definitely add to a tablescape or home decor.

Painting them is the longest step. But I love that they can be painted in any color, for any occasion. Some people dye them in food coloring and water, but the paint really made the colors pop for Halloween. After they're dry, they're rolled with masking tape, and stuck on a flower pick.

There are a TON of coffee filter flower tutorials out there.  These are the easiest ones we've been able to find.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Treat Bags

Happy Wednesday! I hope everyone is having a great week so far. Today's project would be perfect for any Halloween get together. We've been making so many of our superhero bags for customers, that we needed to change them up a bit to not be bored. So we came up with these cute little bags. I think we covered just about everything in the costume department with these bags.
Black Cat, Werewolf, Ghost, Jack O'Lantern, and Bat

Devil, Witch, Vampire, Frankenstein, and Mummy
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Creepy Cupcakes

Good morning, faithful followers! We have some more Halloween goodies to share with you today. Here our our Creepy Cupcake Cards. This is the set of six mini-cards. Back when we did the pirate cupcakes, I just knew the cupcakes would be perfect when dressed for Halloween, too.

I think Frankenstein is my favorite. Which one's yours?

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Oooh, Spooky!

 Today's post is a fun little project that will definitely add some spook to your rooms. These floating candles are a fun and festive way to add a little bit of a scare factor into your Halloween decorations. They started out as cut up paper towel rolls, with hot glue dripped around the top edge to look like wax.

After the glue dries, spray paint the inside and outside of your candles with white spray paint. It took 5-6 coats to get even coverage all over, since the paint on the glued spots ran a little.

When the paint has fully dried, poke holes to string translucent thread or string through. (Because of the flash on the camera, you can see it in the picture, but not normally. I used clear jewelery wire.) I took some leftover styrofoam and trimmed it into pieces that would fit snugly inside the tubes. Put your battery-operated tealights on top of the styrofoam. Hang from a light fixture, or in front of a window, or wherever!

 Here's a close-up of one of the floating candles.

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Wicked Halloween Banner

It's time to start decorating for Halloween! We've been working on some great projects to share with you. Today's project is a small Halloween banner we put together. It is our "Wicked Witch" banner. We included the witch's hat and cauldron, since you can't cast spells without either!!

We also entered this banner into's Fall Challenge, back in September. Unfortunately, we didn't win anything. It was kind of sad.

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Cupcake Saturday!

I think we can say goodbye to the sun out here in the Northwest. After some beautiful weather for the past 3+ months, we won't be seeing much of the sun until July. Oh well. That means there is plenty of time for cupcake making on the weekends, right?! Today's cupcake is in honor of pumpkin week: a Pumpkin-Praline Cupcake.

The cake is pumpkin flavored with a pecan praline topping. Let me say, this came out kind of a mess (nothing like a sugar and butter mixture exploding all over the pan) but sometimes messes can be delicious. These are really good. The praline topping was supposed to go in the bottom of the cake pan, with the batter on top, but those turned out even messier, so we went with the lesser of two messes and came out with these. They don't need frosting or anything, because they're pretty sweet, but not too sweet (you can kind of see the glaze on top) and the pecans give them a nice little crunch too.

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Friday, October 12, 2012

What Did the Boy Pumpkin Say to the Girl Pumpkin?

Hey there, gourd-geous!!

Har har! Silly, I know. Happy Friday, everyone! We hope everyone had a great week! We are definitely looking forward to the weekend. After three months of gorgeous weather, the rain has come back and we have an "excuse" to sit home and craft... (like we really need one!) But that's OK, we have a ton of stuff to work on, so we'll be busy, and out of trouble. Hopefully. ;)
Anyway, today's project is another wreath we made to add some color to our apartment. Right now it's hanging on our door. I wish we could hang it up outside, but I don't know how long it would last out there. Not that I don't trust our neighbors, but still.
How cute?! It is supposed to be a pumpkin, with its brown stem hanger and twisted vines. The vines didn't come out quite like I wanted, but it's still cute. This is an up-close view of the words, and the little pumpkin on the side:
This wreath was fun to make, once all of the tulle was cut. Not such a fan of cutting it, but putting the wreath together was super simple. We already have a Halloween one planned!
We are entering this project into BBTB2's Pumpkin Challenge here. We used the Birthday Cakes and Happily Ever After on this project. (Funny story. I had been planning this for like two weeks and saw this challenge, and thought, "Oh, this is perfect!". And then I saw the one from the design team member. And here I thought it was a *brilliant* idea! I guess great minds think alike! I do love all the sparkle on hers!)
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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Carving Memories

Good morning, everyone. I hope you are all having a great week so far. The weekend feels so close, doesn't it? Anyway, today's project is a layout to show all of those pumpkin carving pictures. After picking out the perfect ones at the patch, you need to carve at least some of them, right? So here's the layout.

There photo mat measures 6.25x12, to fit three 4x6 photos side by side. I don't really like cropping my pictures out to small sizes, so most of the layouts we use hold 4x6 photos. If I do need to crop something (or someone) out, I use photoshop and still make it 4x6. So with those three pictures there, a lot of the paper wouldn't be shown, but that's okay!

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

My Little Pumpkin!

Happy Wednesday, everyone. Just a few more days to get through. Today we have a cute little card to share with you.

This one is kind of like the "apple of my eye" card we made last week, but with a pumpkin instead! The googly eyes definitely add some cuteness to the already cute pumpkin. It's a perfect card for a little one to get at Halloween time, or any time! This one measures 5.75x4.5 inches.

Thanks for stopping by! Come back tomorrow for some delicious pumpkin cupcakes!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Perfect Pumpkin

Good morning, all. Today we have a layout to share with you, for all those pumpkin patch pictures. (I love the alliteration!)
I was kind of surprised at how well this layout turned out. I didn't realize we had such perfect paper for the photo mats. It was one of those paper finds that makes your day.

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Less-Mess Lanterns

Oh Monday, how you mess up the week... Well, hopefully this project will brighten up your day a little. Back in August, during our camping week, we made cute little lanterns with mason jars. Here's the link to that project. Since they weren't being used at the moment, we figured we would dress them up and repurpose them. Here they are.

For the jack o'lantern, we used regular acrylic paint to coat the inside. I used a sponge brush so there would be enough color, but still let more than enough light out. The face was cut out of black paper, but black vinyl would work even better. They would be so cute lining a walkway on Halloween night. (And less messy than jack-o-lanterns, hence the title of this post.)

I was ready to make a second jack o'lantern, but realized that I wouldn't have enough paint to cover the inside. We had some cheesecloth from another project left over, and I knew a mummy would be great! I also know that mummies don't glow, but how can you resist? I cut strips of the cheesecloth and glued them randomly onto the mason jar, and then added some googly eyes to it. How easy is that?!

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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Pick of the Patch!

Welcome to another week here. It wouldn't be fall without a week of pumpkin projects, would it? So, to start it off, here is a cute little shape card we made.

Who wouldn't like being told they are the pick of the patch? I know I would. I love how it came out, with a little bit of the added texture on the pumpkin pieces. The card measures 5 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Cupcake Saturday!

Happy Saturday! We are thrilled that you stopped by today, and we think you're in for a treat! OK, well, today's cupcakes are so good! We made Apple Crumb cupcakes for today:
How delicious do these look?! These are a vanilla cupcake with apple chunks baked inside. The apples make them healthy, right?? Here's what makes these cupcakes a-mazing- the crumb topping! Now, I don't know about anyone else, but we have always been the one to pick the crumb topping off of everything. All those pies and danish...We start with the biggest crumbs, and pretend no one notices. And then get all sad when there is no topping left. True story. Alright, back to the topic at hand. These cupcakes are totally delicious and it gives you a good reason to have a cupcake in the morning!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Join us tomorrow in the pumpkin patch, for a new week of projects!

Friday, October 5, 2012

An Autumn Apple Harvest Party!

Thank goodness it's finally Friday! I hope everyone had a great week and is ready for the weekend with some fun plans. I know that this is much later than we normally post, but we've both been busy working, so it took a little longer than normal to finish today's project. Mostly because there are a few different parts to it. Today's project(s) go along with Tuesday's apple favors.
So, this is a pretty long post. There are quite a few pictures to it, too. We decided that we were going to do a "party pack", which, if you look on Etsy, is usually a whole bunch of printable images, and you put everything together to make a cohesive, matching party. We thought that instead of having to print everything out, it's not so bad if someone else does all of the work. I have never actually seen one of these "parties" in person, but I don't know, I just think this would add more *flair* to a party. If that makes sense.
To begin with, we created some invitations and thank you notes for our party. How cute are these?! They are multi-layered, which adds a nice touch. I love how the thank you note's tree is bare. All the apples were picked and ready to be made into a pie!!
So, the next few pictures aren't great, but I think they get the point across.
So, here's what else we included. We threw together a banner, which reads ""Happy Birthday", and the space is a bushel of apples. I actually love this color combination together, and it totally reminds me of fall and apples, and all that "good stuff"! We also designed some straw tags, bottle wrappers, and cupcake wrappers. We also made some cupcake picks and table tents.Here is they are all based on the same design, with four different apple images:
How cute are these designs?! I must say, one of the best feelings when we're crafting is having an idea and seeing it work out, and loving the final product. That's what happened here with these apples. They're all actually based off of the same apple, just with a few changes here and there, and voila- three different images!
And the last image we'll share with you:
These are the place card holders we created. You need to know where your guests will sit at the party, right? These place card holders will do just the trick. I cut out 15 apple shapes for each one and cut off the stems and leaves from them. Then, I folded them in half and glued them (on the outside of the fold) to each other. The card sits nicely on the apples and they add a cut little touch to the table. They could also be made bigger and used as decorations around the house.
Phew! Now time to start the next packs! We have a whole ton more planned, especially with the holidays coming up! Can't wait to start those! Anyway, thanks so much for looking! Come back tomorrow for another Cupcake Saturday!

Thursday, October 4, 2012


I know I said earlier that Halloween wasn't going to come on the blog for a couple of weeks, but we do have one project this week that is Halloween-ish. Oh well. Here's today's project.

I saw this saying somewhere, pinterest probably, and thought it would make a great little wall hanging. I love the spider web punch-around-the-page accent and the glittery apples. I just wish that the B's cut out correctly. No matter how many times I tried, the insides didn't cut out. Oh well. The glitter definitely helps to take your eye away from them.

Oh and Happy Birthday to our littlest cousin, who is celebrating his 1st birthday today!

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Another Layout

Good morning! I hope everyone's week is going fast. Only a few more days until the weekend. We have another project to help get you through. Here's today's layout.

They say that the apple never falls far from the tree. Well, I suppose unless someone climbed up it and threw the apples down, they might fall away from it, but that's another story. Anyway, this is such a fun little fall layout. I think apple-picking pictures with the family would look great on here, or maybe the little ones helping mom and dad with some fall clean-up around the yard.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Favor Time!

Good morning, everyone! We're back today with another quick apple project for you. Here is our apple favor.

We used the Sweet Tooth Boxes cartridge (yup, that's the ice cream cone) for these favors. These would look great on a table at a fall or harvest-themed party. They surprisingly hold quite a bit, too. 

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Bushels of Fun!

I hope everyone had a good weekend. We are continuing our apple-themed week with this fun little layout.

I love apple picking in the fall. Sure, you can go to the store and pick up a bag of apples, but there's nothing like spending the day at a farm, in between the trees, looking for the right ones. And then when you get home, thinking, "What in the world am I going to do with all these apples?!" Apple crisp, apple pies, apple dumplings... ok, anything with apples in it! Then when everything is in the oven, there's just enough time to scrapbook the trip to the orchard, right?

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