Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Handcrafters' Holiday Boutique

Lots of photos from the boutique we did last Saturday.  It was such a great event.  Lots of great vendors!  Lots of shoppers and great customers.  We weren't sure how this would go since our last boutique this time of year didn't go so well, but we did great!  Exceeded our sales goal and the time went so fast.  We'll do this one again.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

80th Birthday

Here's another layout I completed this weekend.  I wish we would have taken more photos, but two photos is better than none.

We celebrated Grandpa Charles' 80th birthday at Vasona Park in Los Gatos.  It was nice to see the family and also extended family.

The layout is based on this sketch at My Creative Sketches:

And here's my layout:

The "0" was obviously cut way too big, but instead of tossing it, I thought it would make the layout a little quirky and you know how much I love quirky! 

Another layout full of just paper embellishments.  Quick and Easy but that's how I like it!

July 4th Fireworks Fun

Ok, I'll admit it.  I take the worst pictures!  This two page layout was started with this sketch:

Check out the Let's Scrap challenge blog.  I haven't participated in awhile because I've been busy making items for the craft faire, but yesterday Carly, Karen, Callie and I attended the CYC 2nd Annual Fundraiser Crop in Modesto.  I finished cropping all the photos I wanted and some other projects as well.

Get to the blog by clicking here.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

What's Poppin'?

Lots and lots of tootsie pop holders, that's what.

I made lots of these tootsie pop holders for the All Handcrafter's Fall Boutique which is being held next Saturday, October 12th in Manteca.

I figured I'd cover all happenings in October.  Thanksgiving, Fall, Halloween, Football Season and Breast Cancer Awareness.  I'm also making some "50 Sucks" holders for my sister, Sherry's 50th birthday on October 14th.  If I have time, I'll make more just because they are so cute, quick and easy!

You start with a 7x2" strip of cardstock and score at 2 1/8, 3 3/8, 5 1/2, and 6 1/4.  Punch a hole in the area between the 5 1/2 and 6 1/4 score marks.  I used my crop-a-dile to cut a lot of the holes at once.  I cut a 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 square of patterned paper and adhered to the front panel and then decorated.

Thanksgiving Blessings:  leaves are an old Stampin' Up set, label punch from Stampin' Up! (SU!)
Pumpkin:  cut from the Simply Scarecrow Cricut cartridge at 2 1/2"
Halloween Witch:  Greeting Card Kids Stamp set from SU!, red bling w/hand drawn spider legs/web
Football:  Scallop and circle punches from SU!, Football cut from Sports Authority Cricut cartridge and the stamp is from CTMH Play Ball stamp set
Breast Cancer Awareness:  Scallop and circle punches from SU!, pink ribbon from the CTMH Artbooking Cricut cartridge at 2 1/2"

I'm entering the Decorate to Celebrate challenge since I think these would make great Halloween favors, giveaways, treats, whatever!  In fact, I'll probably bring some in to my coworkers before the end of the month.  To check out more challenges on Decorate to Celebrate challenge site click here.