Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Oct 31

"Witch and ghost make merry
on this last of dear October’s days. "
~Author Unknown
for the Fun Friday Halloween Challenge click Here
clean up my desk tonight putting away
all my Halloween supplies until next year
couldn't help myself but to make one last card
a few Thanksgiving cards in the works then
on to Christmas

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Happy Harvest

For the Fun Friday Halloween Challenge Click Here
Hi everyone thank you all so much for your positive thoughts
during Hurricane Sandy
She turned west and did not come as far north as they originally predicted
so here in the Capital region of NY only got some rain and wind
and were spared.
Southern Parts of NY, NJ and PA
were not so luck and Sandy is now creating major snowfalls in the Midwest
Geez I am thinking I should become a weather girl....
This is a cut file from
"Crisp Days of Fall"
The leaves are from
Stretch your Imagination
"Happy Harvest"
made this for
Thankful Thursday Pumpkin Theme
ends Nov 3rd

Docerela Creations
any project use a button and a bow
"Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking,
 perfect pause
between the opposing miseries of summer and winter. "
~Carol Bishop Hipps

Sunday, October 28, 2012

For the Fun Friday Halloween Challenge Click Here
Hi everyone sorry this is a day late. In case you didn't know Hurricane "Sandy" is about to hit the Eastern Seaboard will impact 60 million people with prolonged power outages. So if you don't hear from me next week that will be why. They are calling it "Frankenstorm".. Spent all day yesterday getting prepared and working for an insurance company does not help the stress level knowing how many people will face devastating loss. For anyone in the path my best tips for things people don't often thing about...fill your gas tank, get some cash,  gas pumps & ATM's don't work when the power is out. Charge your cell phones and laptops and last fill some ziplock bags with water put them in the freezer they will help keep the food cold longer and give you extra water when they melt. 
Okay now for some Happy News
the winner of the Use Blue Challenge is
Lucky #7 KatieO
Katie email me your address and I will get your
prize in the mail to you
Top Three
#5 Becky
#10 Shelly
#16 Melissa
stay save everyone.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Fun Friday Happy Halloween Challenge

 with less than a week to the big night our theme this week is Halloween
Today I am so happy to have a very talented guest designer
Brianna from
Brianna is fairly new to the bloggy world hop on over and show her some bloggy love
you won't be disapointed
she has made a most wonderful Halloween Card for the challenge
and I think it is Monsterrific!
Here is my card
 Entered in
Die Cuttin Divas
Shimmer, Glimmer, Gloss
this weeks prize

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Boo Trick or treat

  For the Use Blue Challenge click  Here

Saw this design on Pinterest as a Christmas card
I did mine as of course a Halloween card
added some Graphic 45 Papers
some stickles, twine and a candy corn button
white paper and 2009 Halloween Tags Stamp Set from
one week to Halloween.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Boneyard Boogie

For the Fun Friday Use Blue challenge Click Here
Got a chance to stop a Michael's yesterday
got this cute stamp for $1
from Inkadinkado
love these adorable skeletons
pattern papers from
Authentique Enchanted collection
hopes it a great crafty week for everyone.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Thank You and Challenge Winner

For the Fun Friday Use Blue Challenge click Here
Ripe Avocado Papertrey Ink
pattern paper My Mind's Eye
the Winner of the Thanksgiving/Fall Colors
 #11 Katie A
could not just choose three this week too many wonderful
enteries to choose from
had to go with top five
#9 Pamela
#10 Jayne
#17 Georgiana
#27 Nana
#28 Bobby
hope everyone has a great weekend

Friday, October 19, 2012

Fun Friday Use Blue Challenge

For Cardz TV Stamp "Fall-o-ween" Challenge click Here

Hi Everyone so looking forward to the weekend
and it is starting with a bang
I have a wonderful guest designer today
Karon from
she has created a beautiful blue card for this weeks challenge
"Use Blue"
blue buttons, ribbon, paper, flowers or bling
any little bit will do
Here's Karon's card
Here is my card
paper and senitment from
Papertrey Ink
pattern paper from My Minds Eye 
 Entered in
Thankful Thusday ending Oct 27th
sympathy or get well
My Creative Time
Designer challenge
 use these colors minum three flowers and some bling
This week's prize

Cardz TV Stamps Challenge #17 "Fall-o-ween"

Today is the beginning of a brand new challenge over at

Cardz TV!

Cardz TV Stamps Design Team Ch#17:

"Fall-o-ween Fun"

Starts: Friday, October 19th 12:00 am EST
Ends: Thursday, October 25th, Noon EST
Details: Create a HALLOWEEN or FALL card, layout, or craft project.
Prize: 1 set of Cardz TV Stamps of the winner's choice
Winner (chosen by Announced: Friday, October 26th @ Cardz TV

Here's my FALL-o-ween project I made 
featuring the brand new stamp set,
Cardz TV Stamps:

 Cardz TV Stamps
the cut file is from
SVG cuts

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Witch way to the Candy

For the Fun Friday Thanksgiving or Fall colors Click Here
so loved Melanie's card
 from the Halloween Challenge
that I had to get this svg file
it's called "spooky Halloween collection"
wow they had so many cute files
The sentiment is from
I made this into a shaped card
I am linking over at
Sarah is have a link challenge every Sunday for shaped cards.
I adore her youtube videos
I watch them in the morning before work makes the perfect start to my day.
"There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been! "
~Percy Bysshe Shelley

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


For the Fun Friday Thanksgiving or Fall colors Click Here
did a little paper piecing with
the pumpkin from
"Fall Fun"
pattern paper from My Mind's Eye
Solids from Papertrey ink
"How beautifully leaves grow old. 
How full of light and color are their last days."
  ~John Burroughs

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Boo to You

For the Fun Friday Thanksgiving or Fall colors click here
So today I was going to help my husband rake the leaves
when what did my ears hear
so he watched foot ball and the Yankees
and I got to play in my scraproom
Love when sometimes mother nature is on your side......
OMG this card was so easy to make
saw this card on Nana's blog
this spooktacular cut is from
a wonderful place to get svg files
some google eys
twine and a button
some stickles on the fangs
sentiment "Boo Hoo"
More Spooky Sayings
"Boo to you "
Spooky Sayings
entered in
May Jack-o-lanterns burning bright
Of soft and golden hue
Pierce through the future’s veil and show
What fate now holds for you.

~Author Unknown

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Thank you very much and Challenge winners

For the Fun Friday Thanksgiving or Fall colors click

The winner of the Halloween challenge
#10 Lisa 

top three
#4 Dewi Lestari
 #8 Tara

 #31 Melanie F
As spirits roam the neighborhoods at night,
Let loose upon the Earth till it be light...

~Nicholas Gordon

Friday, October 12, 2012

Fun Friday Thanksgiving or Fall Colors

Super excited today to have Anita from
joining me today as a guest designer
hop over and check out her blog
you will be so "Thankful" you did
Anita is from Canada
they have already had their Thanksgiving
ours will be here very soon

My Card

The card shape is from
Stretch you imagination
an oldie but goodie
Sentiment from
"Thankful for You"

This Week's prize

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Trick or Treat

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this french fry box is an svg file
I got from
pattern papers from
Little pumpkin svg file from
sentiment from PTI
tag on Kraft card stock from
spellbinder die
stampin up scallop punch
the paper in the box to hold the candy is packaging
I reused this to send
Diana at DL Art a birthday gift
and she used it to send a birthday gift back to me...
entered in
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet: Reuse/Recycle 
Thankful Thurday Anything goes
open unit 10-31
A treat for you
Dies and or punches
How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.
  ~John Burroughs

Monday, October 8, 2012

Autmn Leaves

For the Fun Friday Halloween Challenge click Here

 Elegant Edges and Stretch your Imagination
pattern paper from Basicgrey Indian Summer
I filled in the leaf with glossy accents
sentiment from 
"Thankful for you"
entered in 
Thankful Thursday 
At least one leaf and some Bling on your project

"Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn."
 ~Elizabeth Lawrence

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Thank you very Much and Use ribbon or twine challenge winner

For the Fun Friday Halloween Challege click
Hard to believe but I had run out of thank you cards need to replenish my supply
The winner of the Fun Friday use ribbon or twine
#22 Veronica
 Veronica please email me your address and I will get your prize in the mail to you
kfranciola @ nycap . rr . com
just take out the spaces
Top Three
#1 Diana

#12 Karen
#14 Debbie J

Friday, October 5, 2012

Fun Friday "Halloween" Challenge

For the CARDZ TV Buttons' and Boo's Challenge post click Here

this week's Fun Friday's challenge is to link
any halloween card, project or layout.
pattern paper from Authentique
BOO to you stamp from
Oct 31st

this week's prize

"Bittersweet October. 
The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter. "
 ~Carol Bishop Hipps

Cardz TV Buttons & Boo's Challenge

Today is the beginning of a brand new challenge for

"Buttons & Boo's!"

Starts: Friday, Oct. 5th@ 12:00 am EST
Ends: Thurs, Oct. 11th @ Noon EST
Details: Create a card, layout or craft project for Halloween using Buttons
Prize: 1 set of Cardz TV Stamps of the winner's choice
Winner (chosen by Announced: Friday, Oct. 12th @ Cardz TV

Yes it's another Haunted House
an svg file from
SVG Cuts 
embossed with 
 Cuttlebug  Skeleton Scroll folder
pattern paper from Authentique
twine from Kraft Outlet 

Ghostly Greetings !
Oct 31st

" When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
‘tis near Halloween."

~Author Unknown