Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween!!

Hey everybody!!

!!! HAPPY HALLOWEEN !!!

This is a different kind of post for me.
I thought it would be fun to share with you some of my favorite pictures for Halloween craft items from Pinterest. I love this holiday and all the fun that goes with it.

Enjoy!!

































Thursday, October 27, 2011

Mini Christmas Book



Hey bloggers!!
This super yummy mini was made using all Graphic 45 papers. I am loving this Christmas Emporium line of theirs. So you'll be seeing lots of it on my blog this season.

It's always hard to choose what Christmas line to go with every year. With all of the beautiful papers out there it's a wonder I ever decide. But this Graphic 45 line reminded me of my childhood and I just had to have it! 

























I made this album at a Scrapbook Retreat last weekend. If you ever find yourself in the Chicagoland area or live close by you should really check it out. They have retreats all the time and it's run so well with tons of prizes, make - n - takes, freebies, and food!! It's called Scrapaholic Retreats. I really look forward to going every year.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Wishes for a great day.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Christmas Tin



Hey everybody!!
Welcome to those who are new to my blog. So glad you found me! Today I would like to share with you the Christmas Tin I am making this year. Graphic 45 are the papers and embellies I am using this year. Each one is a little different. But still have the same product line being used.

If you are interested in purchasing a tin this year please see my website KW Design Handmade.






The inside of the tin holds 24 cards for you to place a Christmas picture of your family every year for the next 24 years. How fun to have those photos handy all in one place! Especially with this adorable tin that will soon become a family tradition each year.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Wishes for a great day.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Peachy Keen Guest Designer-Day 5

Hello everyone!
Well my last day as a Peachy Keen Guest Designer is here.
Thank you all for stopping by my blog and leaving such sweet comments. I really appreciate it! If you would like to see what I have in store for this holiday season just become a follower of my blog and you'll be updated as soon as I post something new.

Today I got to play along in Peachy Keen's Let's Face It Friday Challenge over on their challenge blog. The challenge this Friday is " Swirls of wind remind us of flourishes and whimsy! Make a project that whips up our imagination!!"



This is the project that I came up with. What better way to represent wind than a tree? I have always wanted to make one of these Halloween trees. What a perfect opportunity! These little PKS stamps sure do make it whimsical don't ya think?

The tree branch is from my yard. I spray painted it black. While I waited for it to dry I colored in all of the stamps and made the scallops for them. A few cob webs later... and it's done!






Many of you know that each Guest Designer is allowed to give-a-way free Peachy Keen product during their week in the spotlight. The sets that I will be giving away to one lucky winner are:

PK-647 Faceless Fall Fun
PK-550 Pumpkin Faces




All you have to do to be entered into the drawing is comment on EVERY project of mine this week over on the Peachy Keen Blog.

Thanks for supporting me this week and for all of your lovely comments. I look forward to sharing more projects with you!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Peachy Keen Guest Designer-Day 4



Hello everyone!
Welcome to day 4 of my Peachy Week as Guest Designer. It has been so fun sharing with you all of my favorite Halloween crafting ideas. It just goes to show you how versatile these Peachy Keen stamps are.

These are called "Creepy Crackers" and they are filled with candy. Simply break the end off to get to the goodies. Guess what the role is from?  It's a toilet paper role covered with tissue paper and then patterned paper in the center. Just tape one end of the role, fill with candy, tape the other end, and begin rolling in tissue paper. End with some bows and darling Peachy Keen stamps and you've got yourself a Creepy Cracker!









This orange one is my favorite.
Best part is they are so simple to make but yet turn out just adorable!

Many of you know that each Guest Designer is allowed to give-a-way free Peachy Keen product during their week in the spotlight. The sets that I will be giving away to one lucky winner are:

PK-647 Faceless Fall Fun
PK-550 Pumpkin Faces




All you have to do to be entered into the drawing is comment on EVERY project of mine this week over on the Peachy Keen Blog.

Thanks for stopping by to see me today!
I'll have another Haunting Halloween project tomorrow. ~:0)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Peachy Keen Guest Designer-Day 3


Hello Bloggers!
Welcome to Day 3 of my Peachy Keen Guest Designer Week. It's been so fun having all of you visit my blog this week. You Peachies are the bestest!  I plan on returning the favor and visiting all of you.

It wouldn't be Halloween around my house with out me making some of my decorated jars. I love making these things! It sometimes is the simplest things that make the biggest impact. You could make these jars for any occasion or holiday. I know I do! 



!! REMOVED FOR PUBLICATION !!





Peachy Keen is allowing me to give-a-way 2 of their stamp sets.
The sets that I will be giving away to one lucky winner are: PK-647 Faceless Fall Fun PK-550 Pumpkin Faces




All you have to do to be entered into the drawing is comment on EVERY project of mine this week over on the Peachy Keen Blog.

Thanks for stopping by to see me today! I'll have another "spookalicious" Halloween project tomorrow. ~:0)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Peachy Keen Guest Designer-Day 2





Hey guys!
It's day 2 of my Peachy Keen week and I have another Halloween project to share with you. Bag Toppers! Aren't these little stamps just the cutest on these toppers? Love Um!

These Bag Toppers are so super simple to make. In fact I didn't measure anything. Just eyeballed and cut. Whola' They were a big hit!

Peachy Keen is allowing me to give-a-way 2 of their stamp sets.
The sets that I will be giving away to one lucky winner are:

PK-647 Faceless Fall Fun
PK-550 Pumpkin Faces




All you have to do to be entered into the drawing is comment on EVERY project of mine this week over on the Peachy Keen Blog.

Thanks for stopping by to see me today!
I'll have another "sweet" Halloween project tomorrow. ~:0)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Peachy Keen Guest Designer-Day 1




Howdy Crafters!
Well today is the day. The start of my Peachy Keen Guest Designer Week! Yahooo In case you are not familiar with Peachy Keen they are a stamping company and they make the most adorable stamps. Even stamps that go with different Cricut cartridges. It is my honor to be working with them this week to bring all of you some inspiration using their stamps.

When you open the package of your new stamps you'll know right away that they are high quality. They are so thick and no prepping them ... just stamp! You'll get crystal clear images EVERY time!
Read below to find out how you can win 2 Peachy Keen Stamp Sets.

For your convenience I have included close-up pics of each letter.






I have so many fun Halloween projects to share with all of you this week. Please come back each day for spookalicious fun! The image below when clicked on will be a larger picture for you to see details.



Ok now for the great news! Peachy Keen is letting me give away 2 stamp sets at the end of my Guest Designer week! All you have to do to be entered into the drawing is comment on EVERY project of mine this week over on the Peachy Keen Blog.

Here are the two stamp sets that one lucky winner will receive.




Good luck girls!
Thanks for stopping by to see me today.
Wishes for a great day!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Vintage Halloween



Hey bloggers!!
TGIF sooooo glad it's Friday!
My hubs is on vacation next week and we have no plans except to hang out. No have to's, no rushing, just... ahhhhh calm! We took a fabulous vacation to Chicago just 2 months ago. So now this time it's all about relaxing.

The card I have to share with you today was based on 2 things. A challenge over at Paper Therapy and some items given to me by my good friend Karen. I love the vintage feel of this Halloween card. Such fun items to work with. The button on this card is very special to me. It's one of Nanny's buttons and I feel it adds the perfect finishing touch. What are Nanny's buttons you ask? My friend Karen and her Nanny used to go through her Nanny's button collection all the time while Nanny was alive. Karen was left all of Nanny's buttons and she so sweetly shared some of these precious buttons with me. Each one is awaiting the perfect project for it.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!
Come back next week... I am guest designer for Peachy Keen stamps. I'll have plenty of Halloween gift and home decor inspiration for you.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Dad's Birthday


Hey bloggers!!
Today I have a birthday card for my Dad to share with you all. I made this for another one of Paper Therapy's challenges over the weekend. I love making male cards. It's fun to switch it up a bit and use dark colors, metals and paint!! That's also the thing I love about online crops... it gets me making cards for those upcoming events like birthdays or anniversaries.

Can you believe it is October already? That means it's time for some Halloween fun! I will be showcasing some great Halloween projects as I guest design for Peachy Keen stamps next week. Stay tuned... you wont want to miss a thing!

Thanks for stopping by.
Wishes for a great day!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Monochromatic Challenge



Hi guys!
Did you all take part in some World Card Making Day crafty goodness? There was a ton to do over at Paper Therapy for the entire weekend. This card was made for their monochromatic challenge. Monochromatic can be challenging... so I took a deep breathe and scavenged through all of my supplies. The thing that caught my eye was this harlequin pattern by Tim Holtz. Everything was based off of using that paper. I knew I wanted to put pearls in between each diamond. It's funny how the first thought I had became the last thing I did on the card. Ha!

Thanks for popping in.
Wishes for a great day!