Monday, October 13, 2008

A little sneak peak

I wanted to give you all a little sneak peak at what I have been up to. Here is my LO for the design team I belong to...LETS SCRAP(HERE is there link) I can't show you everything, but check back at the end of this month and it will be up on their blog. Be sure to check it out, they always have fun stuff going on over there!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Great Pumpkin tutorial

I got this idea from dawn griffith but I have changed it a little bit. I will give you the measurements to make 3 different sizes. The picures in the tutorial are for the large one.
Things you will need:
paper trimmer, 12x12 double sided patterened paper, green CS scraps, a complimentary piece of double sided paper for vines(will explain later), length of ribbon at least 1/4 of an inch thick to match(i used brown) Pencil, small hole punch(1/8 is what I used, small side on a crop-o-dile)
I am going to give you the measurements for the 3 sizes. Just apply which ever size you choose to the pictures the directions are the same.
sm: cut PP to 51/2 x10 and cut into 10~1"strips
med: cut PP to 6 1/2 x 11 and cut into 11~1" strips
Large: cut PP to 7 1/2 x 12 and cut into 12~1" strips
After you have cut your pp to size stack them and punch a hole at each end(if your using a crop-o-dile you can do it all at once if using a different hole punch only do a few at a time)
after you have punched both sides it should look like this

Next take your ribbon and tie a knot in one end. You are then going to thread it through one end of your strips so the the Pattern of your choice is on the outside. Then thread it through the other hole so that it looks like this
You are then going to "fan" out your strips so that they will look like a pumpkin
Next your going to take your green scraps and fold them in half. Your going to cut out a leaf shape(remember when you floded a paper in half to cut out a heart...same thing just make a leaf) you need 2 of these one just a bit smaller than the first
you are then going to cut 2-3 tiny 12 in or so strips from the other peice of PP and wrap them around a pencil to make them curly
To finish you are going to glue the vines and the leaves to the top of the pumpkin to look like thishere are my 3 pumpkins...they look so pretty on my fireplace mantle

Friday, October 3, 2008

Some things that I have made

Even though I have not been around much I have had the chance to make a few things here and there.

I have made a coffin box(thanks Renee for the link found here) I am going to make them for alex to hand out to his classmates at their Halloween party.
I have also made a cute little desk frame( thanks again to the amazing Dawn Griffith here is her tutorial ) I am really please with how it came is one side of it....

Apple Picking

I can't believe that it has been so long since my last post. Things have been crazy. I babysit now for a 4 1/2 year old and her 2 1/2 year old twin brother and sister. It really takes alot out of you.

We took the kids apple picking last weekend and let me tell you that the best part(other than eating the apples) was leaving. The bugs were terriable. We all left with lots of little reminders that we were there.

When we got home we called the family over and we made caramel apples. YUMMY they are so good. Here we are enjoying some apples: