Happy Thursday everybody!
My parents are coming in to visit today to see Isabella and to help get the party set up. I am really excited to see them. I haven't seen them since August so it will be nice to catch up in person. We talk almost everyday but it is not quite the same. Izzy will be glad to see them too, but it is actually Tuxy who will be the most excited. My parents have a wired haired dauchson who is getting older named Timber that Tuxy is nuts about. The poor thing, all Tuxy does is follow her around and torment her. But they are just like him and Izzy, Timber doesn't always walk away and sometimes actually seeks him out.
Well I have a quick and funny Izzy story to share. This morning while I was making breakfast she was pushing around her little stroller. (She loves it, she puts almost everything she owns in it.) Well all the sudden she starts "running" and pushing it at the same time yelling "Daddy! Daddy!" I have no idea why. I am usually the one who pushes her. But it makes me wonder what the two of them are doing on their walks alone that they take sometimes. Jason has already admitted to letting her have treats that I don't let her have when I am gone. I wonder what else daddy lets her do?
Well here is my first card for today. I actually made this card yesterday. It started off as the SCS sketch challenge until I cut the paper too small and I didn't want to waste it, so I decided to turn them into presents.
I think it looks so sweet. I just know that my niece Kelsey will love it. She is such a little girly girl and of course loves getting presents. My sister told me that she has started going to sleepover birthday parties now. I can't believe how old she is. She needs to stop getting older :(. Anywhoo, I started this card off by cutting nine squares of designer paper and mounting them on brown and pink card stock. I then tied 1/8 in. satin, brown ribbon around each one to make it resemble little presents. Next I stamped Lily - From the Heart by Rachelle Anne Miller on a piece of whisper white. I colored her in using my stampin' write markers and my copics (yeah!). I then mounted her on a piece of pink card stock and then a piece of brown card stock. I popped her off the background using some dimensionals and will be scenting it with "sugar cookies" before I send it out. I just know she will love it.
The second project is actually a simple box. I will be posting a tutorial tomorrow, mainly because I know that my other niece will want one once her sister gets this one. The story behind this is a long one but I am going to share it anyway. So it all started yesterday when I was looking through all the challenges. Wednesday seems to be a big challenge day and there are always a million I want to do, but I just don't have the time. There should just be more hours in the day. Anywhoo, I was out on SUInks and More's blog and was looking at the Watchadoin' Wednesday Challenge which was to make a treat holder. So I put that idea in the back of my mind because I needed to get done a few other things. Well this morning my best friend Tracy called me at 7:15!!! on her way to work. (Don't worry Tracy I still love you!) She had been listening to the radio on the way to work and I guess they were talking about Halloween Candy. She said she immediately thought of me and was wondering if I had the stamp set where the kids are all dressed up like candy. I said yes. She then said, wouldn't it be neat to have one of them coming up to a door. Well I immediately thought of the SUInk challenge and knew that I wanted to create a box where the door would open and there would be candy inside. Then I started thinking about how the pumpkin girl looks exactly like my niece Shelby and how there is a little weiner dog in the set who is dressed up like a hot dog! Well guess what, my niece has a weiner dog who is dressing up like a hot dog for Halloween!!! Can you believe it?! I am telling you it is fate. It is sometimes scary how much we think alike.
Well here it is!!
Here is a view with the door open.
Isn't it cute!! I can't wait to give it to her. I know she will love it mainly because there is candy inside, but you know beggars can't be choosers. I started off by making a simple box out of brown card stock. (As I stated earlier, I will be posting directions tomorrow. I then cut an opening for the door and added a piece of acetate behind it that I stamped with the sentiment from Kooky Kostumes by SUInk and More. I then stamped the little girl and dog from the set and colored them in with my markers and copics. Next I used my new Martha Stewart punch to create the siding and then outlined the door and top of the box with green card stock to create trim. I made a door out of strips of green card stock and cut a hole in the top to create a window. I went over all the green card stock with my markers to create weathering and dimension. I added two brown brads to the door to create a door knob and knocker. I then stamped the white ghost from Trick or Treat by Penny Black and hung it on the brad with some black thread. I added some stamped pumpkins from The Witching Hour by SUInk and More that I colored with my markers and popped them off. Lastly I made a light out of some black card stock and some scrap pieces of white that I colored in. I added my candy to the box and sealed it with my Halloween ribbon. I just know she is going to love it. I can hardly wait to give it to her!!!
Well the party is only two days away!!! I still don't have Izzy's costume done, but the sewing guru is coming in today, aka grandma!
So that is it for me today! Thank you so much for everyone's thoughtful and encouraging comments. It really brightens my day to hear that you like something that I love to do. Thank you!