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Fourth Friday Challenge for September 2010

Its Fourth Friday challenge time again – can you believe it!  Time sure flies!

This month, we want to see all your wonderful Halloween ideas! 

It can be any type of project:  card, scrap page, alerted item, treat pack – we want to see them all.  The only rule is that you link up a project newly created for this challenge, although feel free to combine it with other current challenges out there in blogland.  

Although we would love to see all the art you care to share, everyone will be entered in the prize drawing only once.  One winner will be drawn randomly to win the prize.  You have until midnight (EST) on Saturday, October 2nd to link up your project.  Just click the little froggy face at the bottom of this post to add your project.

Your prize this month is this wonderful Halloween sentiment cling stamp.  Can’t wait to see what you create!

 For my project, I created another treat box. 

I used the clear pillow box for my base.  I really like how thick and sturdy they are.  The Witch is from the Best Witches cling stamp set.  I colored her with copics and used a circle cutter to cut around her partially.  Then I cut the rest with scissors so part of her sticks outside the circle.  She is matted on a circle and scalloped circle cut with Spellbinder dies.

The tag is from the Bump in the Night clear set – the definition is too funny!  I used the same set to stamp the Trick or Treat on the purple strip in white.

The purple is cardstock punched on both sides with the Scalloped-scallop border punch.  I inked the tag and the Witch image background with Scattered Straw Distress Ink and a duster brush.

Here are all my project pieces:

For the ribbon. I just colored the plaid ribbon from the I Want it White collection with my Copic YG-25 marker.

Here is the back.

So that is my project – I hope you link up your projects (with the little froggy at the bottom of this post).  I’d love to see them! 

Need a little more inspiration?

How about this cute treat holder from Amber?  She used the Candy Corn clear stamp set with the pillow box for her creation.

Or maybe this wonderful project by Linda?  She used the Happy Halloweenie cling set (bet you didn’t know that skeletons could be cute!).




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Does it have to be your Birthday to eat cake?

I really like a bunch of the images in the new  Kraftin Kimmie stamp line.  I like the little bit funky, edgy look (and what I wouldn’t give for a waistline like theirs!)

This is Lisette – and she comes with her own strawberry shortcake!

I used Card Positioning Systems sketch for this card (but I flipped it over).  The paper is the 365 degrees Paper Pad from Pink Paislee.  Very pretty, fresh, summery colors.  I colored Lisette with copics, but after I was done I thought I should have paper pieced the jacket with the background paper.  Well, maybe next time.

I actually decorated the inside!  The saying is from the Make a Wish clear set – what a wonderful collection of  Birthday Sentiments.  The edge is made with the scalloped – scallop edger punch.  It makes cute little bumpy bumps.

Just want to remind everyone to enter the color challenge  for a chance to win the Bundle of Joy stamp.   You have till Friday.

Well – I’m off to plant tomato plants, I grew a bunch of Heirloom varieties from seed.  We’ll see how it goes.  Unfortunately, I still have to till the garden first.  Oh well – its exercise.  Maybe it will get me closer to Lisette’s waistline!

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A “Friendly” Blog Hop

Go to PaperGardenProjects.com

Welcome to the Paper Garden Projects Friendly Garden Walk

Take a stroll through the blogs of all the Paper Gardeners and enjoy some friendly inspiration.  We’re introducing some new gardening buddies so be sure to say “hi” to our new design team members.

While you visit, subscribe to each Gardener’s blog and take note of each designer’s name and their Friendly Word in their blog post. Once you finish your garden tour, send an E-mail to custserv@papergardenprojects.com with the list of designers and their Friendly Word.

Everyone who sends the correct list of designers and words will be entered in a random drawing to win a prize. You need to send an e-mail to the address above; please don’t leave your list as a comment. You have until midnight (EST) on Tuesday, April 27 to send your list.

And the prize?  How about a couple new little buddies (the OA Buddies cling set from The Greeting Farm)?


So enjoy the garden tour (feel free to bring along a friend!). Here is the garden tour guide list:

For my “Friendly” project, I decided to make a gift box of “Tea for All Seasons”  for a friend who loves tea.


To make the box, I decorated one of the clear 3″ square boxes (which fit tea bags perfectly).

I stamped and colored all 4 images from the Crafty Secrets Seasonal Friends setwith copics.  I cut them out and made brown mattes.  I also stamped, cut out and matted one of the sentiments to decorate the top of the box.

I covered the box with 2 overlapping pieces of Nautical blue light cardstock.  I wanted to make the box a little taller, and decided the box needed cute little scalloped feet.  So I cut the blue cardstock 8 1/2 long by 3 3/4″ wide – and then punched the bottom edge with the scalloped – scallop border punch.  Here are all my box pieces:

Then I assembled the box by adhering the scalloped cardstock flush with the top edge of the box, adding the matted pictures and adhering the sentiment on the top.  Only thing left to do – add some yummy tea!

Here are all the seasons:









 So that is my friendly project. 

I am Cathy and my special friend word is Pal.

I hope you enjoyed your visit.  The next stop on the garden tour is Amber’s Blog.


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Spring is in the air….

thistles1003I fell in love with this stamp as soon as I saw it!   I just love how cheerful and springy it is.

This is a cling stamp called Thistle Carden

I colored it with copic markers.   I also added some copic glitter pen but its hard to see in the picture. 

The lacy border at the bottom was made with the Lace Heart edger punch – but covered the top part of the hearts.  (The paper is from my stash – I think its from WR Memory Keepers??)

I hope everyone is having a great week.  It finally stopped raining here and the sun is actually shining!

If you have time to stamp this week – don’t forget to enter our sketch challenge for the chance to win the Miss Anya stamp set.

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Official Snow Tasters…

I’m so enjoying the new Eat Cake Graphics stamps.   I decided to use them to decorate a bakery bag full of yummy dried cherry- white chocolate chip – oatmeal cookies (recipe below).  I LOVE oatmeal cookies!


I decorated the bakery bag with cardstock and patterned paper strips from the Frosted Winter paper kit.  I punched the edges of the cardstock with the Scalloped Snowflake Border punch.

Before I glued on the upper strip, I added a little tag with a brad.  I also added a little ribbon fluff by gluing ribbon “V’s” behind the tag (the brad and ribbon are included in the paper kit).

The stamps I used are from the Official Snow Tasters Cling set.  This adorable  set even has a doggie playing along with the snow tasting (and it includes the snow too!).  The image is colored with Copics.

So what are you favorite Christmas cookies?  Most of my family are die hard chocolate chip (back of the Nestle bag but no nuts) fans .  But I love a good chewy oatmeal cookie.

I thought I’d share this recipe.    Don’t over bake if you like chewy.  These have a nice crisp edge and a lovely chewy middle.

Basic Recipe:

  • 1 cup butter – softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups quick cooking oats

Cream butter, white and brown sugar together.  Beat in eggs and vanilla.

Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.  Combine dry ingredients with creamed butter mixture.  Stir in the oats.  Chill the dough for at least an hour.

Preheat oven to 375 F.  Grease cookie sheets (or use non-stick).  Roll the dough into walnut size balls.  Place 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet and flatten slightly before baking.

Bake for 8 -10 minutes.

Optional additions:

Raisin Oatmeal cookies – Mix in  2/3 cup (or to taste) after the oatmeal.  If I’m adding raisins, I go a little scant on the white sugar.  I like to use the golden raisins and I “plump” them before I use them (a trick my Grandma taught me).  You put them in a bowl with water to just barley cover and microwave for 20-30 seconds.  Let them sit for a few minutes and then drain the water really well.

Cherry – White Chocolate Oatmeal cookies – add 2/3 cup dried cherries (dried cherries – not candied cherries.  If you can’t find dried cherries try cherry flavored dried cranberries) and about a third of a bag of Nestle white chocolate chips.   Again I skimp a little on the sugar to account for the sweet additions.

So that is one of my favorite cookies (I also love those thumbprint ones with the nuts – made with pecans and homemade strawberry jam.  Yum!).  What is your favorite?

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