Jack Skellington Pumpkin

Hi!
Sorry, it’s been a while since I’ve posted… and here I am with a pumpkin – #notcardsnotpaper –
This is my first time decorating for halloween – so I bought a pumpkin from Target
(Free delivery – score!) and found this image of Jack Skellington (we love Nightmare before Christmas)…
So I printed it out, and taped it to the pumpkin.  

I have this old knife (I think it’s a grapefruit knife?) and I used it to carve it. 

 When I got to the small pieces, I switched to an exacto knife (might have been smarter to use that the whole time but live & learn).  Be careful, I cut my finger a little bit!
I also cut out an extra piece accidentally- so I used some glue dots & put it back in :). 

I put a battery operated light in the pumpkin… I think it looks cool, and my kitty likes it too!  This was a quick project – took me less than 1 hour….

Have a happy halloween!  I may do one more ( I already bought the pumpkin – just need to find the time to do it!)


Other stuff…

So the design team is going to take August off (a well deserved break for them) – I can’t believe I’m so lucky to have such talented people designing cards for my blog!!!!

So I thought I would do something different this month and do things other than cards. 
So today’s is a different use of paint…
My friend has a game called Mexican Train Dominos that we play at her house. We have a hard time because two of the colors are very similar and every time we play we say we wish it was q different color. 
So last weekend I took her dominos home to solve the problem!
We cleaned the dominos with Lysol wipes to make sure they were clean. 
Then i picked a paint & paint brush and painted them. 
Here’s the Testor’s paint I used and the dominos before

And here’s after I painted

I was a little messy with the paint so I used crafters essentials to clean up any excess.  The paint worked great. 

It worked great!

This was a fun quick little project and should make our game playing more fun! 
Hope you enjoyed my tip!

Keeping It Cool with Ice Cream

Good Morning all, 
It’s Deborah here today sharing a YUMMY card with you all for our theme Keeping it Cool. Yep, with temps so hot here in Texas I thought what better way to keep cool than to share some ice cream with you all.  😀   I hope you all are trying to keep cool, with some type of Yummy Treats. 
Here is my YUMMY card –  For this card I used an ice cream stamp but I only stamped the cones all over my white card stock first, then I did the ice cream parts, fussy cut them out and used 3D adhesive to create a 3D look. I used some stickers from the sticker page from Echo Park – A Perfect Summer collection around the ice cream cones and used the little kit too, I thought it was cute. Well I hope you find some inspiration from this card. It was pretty easy and so fun to create using this theme – Keeping it Cool. 
Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you were inspired to in making a sweet treat card for summer time. For more details regarding my card please hop on over to my blog Creative Life
Wish you all a great week.
Hugs, 
Deborah xxx

A Taste of Summer

Hi everyone,

I’m Christina.

This months Crafty Card Gallery Card Challenge theme is – something that keeps you cool.
…….from ice cold lemonade to sitting under an umbrella. The possibilities are endless!

I decided to to think outside the box and create this fun-filled, colourful, Watermelon shaped card.

handmade watermelon shaped card
Supplies: Recollections- 12×12 pattern paper/Stampin Up- Whisper White card stock/Recollections- Black card stock/heart shaped punch/scissors/Ranger- Glossy Accents/Celebrate it- Ribbon/3 in 1 glue/
Don’t ya just love the taste of crisp, juicy watermelon on a hot day, it’s very refreshing! 
Hope you enjoyed my creation, and any questions or comments just ask.
Christina

Coloring Book Review

Hi,
If you’ve been following my blog you know I had a great opportunity in January to meet some great representatives from some of my favorite crafting companies and got a chance to enter into a contest for crafting (I still owe you a full blog post!)

So I had the opportunity recently to try out Leisure Arts newest coloring book, Art of Coloring Kaleidoscopes.  I was lucky enough to get the book for free in exchange for a review – but my opinions are my own.

Here are a few great things about the book:
1) It’s sturdy enough that I was able to put it in a backpack and it didn’t get wrinkled, and it’s 8 1/2* 11 so it’s not too big (and it’s not too heavy)
2) Pages are only printed on one side.  I hate coloring books that are printed on both sides because then my ink always seems to bleed through!  And also I can’t decide which picture I like/want to color.
3) Pages are perforated so you can easily remove them!
4) The paper was really high quality and the pencils worked great on it.
5) Each picture only took up one page – so there was no trying to color in the binding of the book.

I recently went on short trip and had stashed the coloring book and some Crayola coloring pencils that I had gotten as a gift in my bag.  I was able to pull them out and color as we traveled.  It definitely made the time go by much quicker!  Others commented on how pretty my coloring was and that they enjoyed coloring too!  My only comment for taking a coloring book with you – make sure you take pens/pencils that won’t roll away because it’s difficult to get them when you’re in a confined space!

So this took me about 1- 11/2 hours:

And a close up:

I really liked this book – and I have probably 10 coloring books 🙂

Leisure Arts is kindly giving you 15% off your entire order for reading my review!!!

Save 15% off entire order at LeisureArts.com. Use promo code ART15.

And once you’re done with your picture, you can pull it out of the book and use it for something else!
I recently did a craft project where I took a coloring page and put it on a candle holder.  You could also frame your coloring!  If you’d like to see my project, you can find it here

Disclosure:  I received this coloring book free from Leisure Arts in exchange for writing a review on the blog.  All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.  By clicking on them and  purchasing products through my links, I receive a small commission.

Thanks for visiting!


A Time In Venice

Hi all,

Well I am here today to sharing one of my past scrapbook pages from my travels to Venice, Italy. As Jennifer had set the challenge for the design team to post something from our past posts or to post something that had to with vacations. So I figured I’d do both. 😀
My husband was in the military and we were stationed in Italy for about 3 1/2 years. I totally love Italy and I so wish we could live there.
So here I am back in 1987, lol, with my hubby in Venice. They were getting ready for the Gondola Event. I love Venice, it’s so beautiful and loved seeing all the architecture. Boy, I sure do miss it.

***This picture shows the Gondola’s in the Venice Canal. 


***This is one of the boats getting decorated for the event.

***Picture of Cathedral in San Marcos Square.

Supplies:
Paper: Graphic 45 – Come Away With Me
Flowers: Prima flowers
Die  Cuts: Spellbinders – A2 Matting Basics A Dies
So here I am back in 1987, lol, with my hubby in Venice. They were getting ready for the Gondola Event. I love Venice, it’s so beautiful and loved seeing all the architecture. Boy, I sure do miss it. 
Well I hope you enjoyed my scrapbook page of Venice Italy. It brings back such wonderful memories, I love looking at these old photos.
Please leave me a comment I like reading the comments below and let me know where you’ve traveled. Have a wonderful day and stay crafty!
Deborah xxx