Thursday, September 29, 2011

Frightful own creation on CPC (and a GIVEAWAY!)

Happy Thursday Stampers!!

Today is the day I get to share MY VERY OWN Craft Project Central project for September! I just love the Frightful Sight Designer Series Paper, so I knew I wanted to use this somehow and as soon as I came up with a plan in mind and decided on my "theme" (spiders!) my creativity hit full force and I came up with this trio of Frightful Sight goodies!

For a fun gift to make someone say "eeek!" on Halloween, these easy to make projects are perfect for that friend who loves Halloween fun...and all things creepy crawly! Included in this tutorial are directions for the candy pouch, mini box (that opens up with a fun surprise inside) and a spider card with some added "sparkle". If you change up the images and add some different paper, these projects are easy to make for other holidays, too!

How about a sneak peek of what's inside the box...just for my readers!

If you'd like to subscribe to the month of September (or any month within the past year) for only $10 per month, head on over to Craft Project Central.



Each month I am a guest designer for CPC, I am able to give away one FREE SEPTEMBER SUBSCRIPTION to Craft Project Central!!

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A random winner will be announced next Friday, October 7th!

Good luck!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Witch Hat Treat Box & Card...On CPC (and I was featured!)

Only a few more projects to go (and one is mine!) until I have shared all of September's Craft Project Central projects! Today's project (created and designed by Heidi at Stampin King) is this very cool witch's hat treat box that any Halloween-lover would adore! It would be perfect for your child's teacher, a co-worker, or friend (and I have a friend in mind who might like this!) The gift set include a three-dimensional witch hat treat box, candy "stick", and matching card.

This project is this month's BONUS PROJECT, so in order to gain access to the complete tutorial, you will need to complete the bonus project requirements of subscribing to two or months in a row, putting a badge or blinkie on your blog, or referring a friend and letting CPC know when they have subscribed.

Subscribe to Craft Project Central to get access to 10 tutorials for the projects in September (or any month!) for only $10 per month!

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More September Projects you may have missed...

Mini Milk Carton Hexagon Box & Card
Pentagon Roll-Up Compartment Box & Card
Pumpkin Gift Box & Card
Friends Gift Box
Halloween Luminaria & Candy Containers
Pin Cushion & Card Gift Set
Beautiful Seasons Tags & Cards Box Set

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In other fun news...

...for the Season of Friendship frame decor class I shared last week!
I should really be giving the credit to my upline Andrea because it was her idea...I just took it and ran with it! *wink*

Thanks, Andrea!!

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Come back tomorrow for a chance to win a FREE September subscription to Craft Project Central...and I will be sharing my project for the month, plus it's my little boy's 4th birthday tomorrow!!

Have a happy day!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Beautiful Season Cards & Tags Box Set...on CPC!

I have another Craft Project Central to share with you today! Get a jump start early on your Christmas gifts with this Beautiful Season Cards & Tags Box Set designed and created by Kris at Stampin' with Kris. This project is designed around the Beautiful Season stamp set. The box holds four cards, four envelopes, four "Top Note" tags, four 2" folded tags, and four "Curly Label" tags. This would also make a great craft fair item. You could even change up the stamp set for a whole different look if you wanted to!

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Season of Friendship home decor

A couple of weeks ago I offered a specialty class using the Season of Friendship stamp set...

The class consisted of creating 4 seasonal "inserts" to go inside a matted frame, which you can then use for a home decor piece. My upline Andrea has done this before with her stamping friends and back in the Spring I had snagged up some 10x10 frames at a great price for me to hold the same class. Well...only about 6 months later did I finally get it together! I knew the Fall would be the perfect time to do it because not only would it make a great decor item to start off the Fall home decor, but these would also make great gifts for Christmas (or a birthday).

I pretty much copied Andrea's design for each of the "inserts" (thanks, Andrea!), but I did add a couple of extra little touches of my own.





{collage of all four on picture to see up close}

These were such a big hit that I will be making a handful to sell at my upcoming Christmas bazaar. Last week frames at Michaels were 50% off, so I went back for more...only five were there! Time to be on the lookout for more frames for a great price!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Pick Your Poison Halloween Ensemble...on CPC!

I have another fun project to share with you today from Craft Project Central. These great Halloween projects are designed by Kris at Paper Fairy and would make a "spook-tacular" gift for someone in your life who loves all things Halloween! Fill the haunted house treat box with sweets and after you're finished using the silver spider web as a luminary, it doubles as a fancy favor box for even more sweet treats! The icing on the cake? The fun and spooky charm bracelet!

Get the complete tutorial for this project + 9 more for only $10!
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More September Projects you may have missed...

Mini Milk Carton Hexagon Box & Card
Pentagon Roll-Up Compartment Box & Card
Pumpkin Gift Box & Card
Friends Gift Box
Halloween Luminaria & Candy Containers
Pin Cushion & Card Gift Set

Monday, September 19, 2011

happy day to you...taste the rainbow!

I started another year of MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and signed on to be a discussion group leader again. One of my favorite things about being a group leader (among many!) is the chance to make little gifts for each of the members in my group for our monthly meetings. I love having a reason to be creative and blessing someone's day in the process!

Happy day to you, friends!!

You can do it, too...

I punched out the Daffodil Delight DSP using the Decorative Label Punch. The "happy day to you" sentiment is found in the Friendly Phrases stamp set. I stamped it in Real Red ink and punched it out using the Large Oval punch and then popped it up with a Dimensional. The heart is from the Two-Step Owl punch and I also popped it up with a Dimensional. I tied it onto the neck of the jar using Real Red, Daffodil Delight, and Pumpkin Pie 1/8" grosgrain ribbon.

**The jars I found at Michaels Crafts. They are Making Memories brand and their "real" purpose is for storing craft supplies. However, they've been sitting around my house for a year, so I finally put them to good use!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Pin Cushion & Card Gift Set...on CPC!

Yep, you get TWO Craft Project Central projects today!! *wink*

This next project is so beautiful and elegant! It is designed by Monika at M.A.D. Stamper. There's no sewing machine needed for this project (that's a good thing because I can't sew!!) The pin cushion is actually made out of recycled tin can. Match this project with the coordinating card shown and it would make the perfect gift for the sewing friend or family member in your life (like my mom!). Leave the pin cushion loose on the top and it would make a great container to hold buttons or even more pins!

10 projects all for only $10!
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Halloween Luminaria & Candy Containers...on CPC!

I have another project from Craft Project Central to share with you today!!

Today's project is a Halloween Luminaria and candy containers designed by the lovely Laurie at Laurie's Stampin' Spot. She has so many fun ideas to share and this one doesn't disappoint! Do you want to see what this luminaria looks like all lit up when it's dark? Well, you'll have to go visit Laurie to find out! {FYI: it's beautiful!} And these candy containers would make great gifts for classmates or a fun treat for a teacher, neighbor, co-worker, or friend!

Want more information on Craft Project Central? Visit HERE. You can get 10 project tutorials with step by step directions and pictures for just $10 for each month you subscribe! I have designed for June, August, and will be sharing another project for this month!! I have the honor of getting a sneak peek at so many of these fun projects and then sharing them with you. I try to post a new project every couple of days (sometimes I get behind!) for you to drool over.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

elmo birthday greeting

Last week the kids and I went to a fun (and adorably decorated) Elmo birthday party for my friend's 2-year old little girl. Everything was so stinkin' cute!! I wish I would have taken pictures myself to share all of her hard work. Cuteness all around!

To go with the theme, I made this card for Miss Molly Scout, the birthday girl.

What 2-year old doesn't love Elmo?!

Stamp Set:

Paper: Real Red, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White, Celebrations DSP (retired)

Ink: none

Accessories: 5/8" Real Red Satin ribbon, Dimensionals

Tools: Clear Scallop Circle Die (with Big Shot), 1-1/4" Circle punch (white eyes), 3/4" Circle punch (black eyes), 1" Circle punch (orange nose), cut 2-3/4" circle using CM cutter

Monday, September 12, 2011

Friends Gift Box...on CPC!

Project #4 for Craft Project Central! Friendships are a special thing and sometimes you need to let your friend know that they really are just that...SPECIAL! This gift box and coordinating note card could be that perfect gift! Fill it with a piece of jewelry, gift card, or their favorite smelling candle. Change up the theme and make the gift box for that perfect Christmas, birthday, shower, or any other holiday! This pretty gift is designed by Deanna at De Stampin' Corner.

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10 full tutorials

with step-by-step pictures and complete directions!

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I'm going to share some things that I actually have made within the last week!

Pumpkin Gift Box & Card...on CPC!

Check out this super cute pumpkin gift box and coordinating card (I love the Greeting Card Kids stamp set!). This is the third project on Craft Project Central this month. This pumpkin gift box would be the perfect little Halloween or Fall gift. With the ribbon "stem" you can either hang the box for a fun decor piece or use it as an easy pull-up handle and hide some candy inside! This fun project was designed by Julie at Julie B's Stampin' Space.

Subscribe to September for only $10 and receive...

10 full tutorials

with step-by-step pictures and complete directions!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

projects one and two...on CPC!

I had a great last week of summer vacation with the kids, but not much got done in my stamp room or in my house for that matter (surprise, surprise). We had to enjoy one last week of fun with friends, of course! Plus it has finally been summer weather, so being outside in the sun to soak up those last few rays before the rain comes has been a must!

Tomorrow my sweet little girl starts her first day of Kindergarten! Preparing emotionally for that has also been something that has pre-occupied my attention. However, I am looking forward to being back into a routine and chipping away at my long list of things to do!

Now, onto some stamping fun!!

I'm joining Craft Project Central for another month and will be a guest designer for September! I guess I just can't get enough! *wink*

I'm a little behind in sharing with you the first couple of projects with the craziness of the end of summer but here they are in all their cuteness!

The first project for September was created and designed by veteran Craft Project Central designer Julie at Inkredible Stamping. She took the Milk Carton die for the Big Shot and turned it into a super cute hexagon box. Fill it up with some goodies and pair it with the coordinating card for a sweet little gift on your Thanksgiving table! Can you visualize changing this up for any holiday, birthday gift or shower favor? This would also make a great project for a club or class.

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The second project for September was also created by a veteran CPC designer...Kim Score at Paper Punch Addiction. This Pentagon Roll-Up Compartment Box is a unique gift because it rolls open to reveal compartments with windows to see what is in each compartment. Fill it with any sort of candy or small surprises. I can see this as the perfect little Christmas gift for a friend, neighbor or co-worker!

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with step-by-step pictures and complete directions!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

top 10 favorites from the 2011 Holiday Mini

The 2011 Holiday Mini Catalog debuts today!!

Here is a sneak peek of my TOP TEN favorites...

1" Square punch ($15.95)

I have been waiting a long time for this one!!

From Santa single stamp ($8.95)

This will be perfect for my Christmas bazaar projects!

Simply Scored Tool ($29.95)

You'll want to read more about this awesome product HERE!

Stitched Stockings Stamp Set
($27.95 wood, $19.95 clear)

How adorable are these little stockings?!

No need to hand cut those stockings out...

Stocking Builder punch ($16.95)

And there's even a stockings die for the Big Shot!

Holiday Stocking Bigz Large Die ($32.95)

Christmas Lane Simply Scrappin' Kit ($21.95)

Perfect kit for all your Christmas scrapbooking!

1" x 8" Cellophane Bags - pkg of 50 ($2.50)

Fun sample below for Halloween, but lots more ideas for other holidays!

Dazzling Details Glitter Glue ($2.50)

If you've been using Stickles, you'll know and love this product!

Happy Holidays Decor Element ($8.95)

Bring the spirit of the season to your home decor!

And 2 more because I just can't pick 10!! *wink*

Out on a Limb Stamp Set
($22.95 wood, $16.95 clear)

Such a fun Halloween set!

Spice Cake Designer Series Paper ($10.95)

Perfect for making those Fall & Thanksgiving-themed cards and scrapbook pages!

I am happy to mail you or hand deliver your FREE copy...
just let me know through e-mail at heidilynneboos{at}hotmail{dot}com or by leaving a comment here on this blog post.

If you just can't wait and would like to view it online, visit HERE.
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