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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Halloween Cake Pops

Bakerella makes it looks sooooo easy.

This is my first attempt at cake pops.    (Ok, technically my second attempt.  Most of the first batch got pitched. Ok, I ATE most of them, then threw out the rest.)  Luckily my four-year-olds do not care how lumpy, bumpy and demented my jack-o-lanterns look.  They just say ' You're the best mommy EVER for making us lollipops!'

Thursday, September 22, 2011

October Kit *Sneak Peek*!

I am having SO much fun with the October kit from

I just finished up an awesome home decor project that is already pretty-ing up my foyer for the coming season. Here's a pic:

Be sure to check back after October 1 to see how it all turned out!

Monday, September 12, 2011


The winner of the Gypsy A-Z DVD from the Above Rubies Studios 21 Days of Giveaways is:

The Bradenburgs!

Email me at to claim your prize!!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Drippy Goo - Not just for Halloween

When I went in my scrap area today to clean up after yesterday's project, I spotted my Martha Stewart Drippy Goo punch, sitting right where I left it.  And suddenly....I had an idea.

I wasn't in a Halloween-ie mood...more dark...kind of... edgy... (maybe because of my new hair color...? ) the question was....can I make Drippy Goo --  rock n' roll???

I grabbed my Gypsy and started scrolling through my cartridges, waiting for inspiration to hit.  AH-HA!  Rock Princess!  An obvious choice for a rock n' roll card....but was there something that would work with the Goo??  And then I found the perfect one and some accessories to go with it.  Of course, then I had to select the right paper...

I loved the hot pink, greens and blues on this sheet of Paper Layerz.  And even though these weren't really layered images, Paper Layerz still worked because the colors coordinated so well.  No digging through my scraps or hacking into 12x12 sheets for just a small cut.  Everything I needed was all on one piece of paper.

I cut out the images I wanted, then hit the edges with a little Distress Ink in Black Soot...

I adhered my Rock Princess die cuts to a 5x5 card of black cardstock with my ATG and foam squares, punched some scraps with the Drippy Goo, added a generous amount of Magenta and Lime Green Stickles....and in minutes (not counting the Stickles drying time) I had my Drippy Rock Star Card!

Anyone have any other non-traditional suggestions for Drippy Goo....??   Let me know and I'll try them out and post them here later this week!

Friday, September 2, 2011


Woot!  Woot!  It's my first blog GIVEAWAY!

Megan over at Above Rubies Studio has been hosting 21 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS and today is my day to play!  I'm giving away Megan's super popular Gypsy A-Z DVD!

I've also got a Halloween card tutorial for you using Paper Layerz - Megan's innovative new line of paper.  I love, love, LOVE this paper and best of all, it's now available at!

In order to be eligible to win, make sure you:
*become a follower on my blog
*leave a comment on this post
*and make sure you leave a comment on Megan's post at AboveRubiesStudio for another chance to win!

Winners will be announced on September 8th on Megan's live UStream!

Now for the card:

I picked this PaperLayerz design because of the subtle  pattern and the colors were perfect for the images I wanted to cut.

I cut the witch and all her layers from the Wrap It Up Cricut cartridge.  One of the best things about Paper Layerz is that it's printed on Cut Mates cardstock...which means beautiful, perfect cuts - even with the smallest details - every time.

Here's my witch - all layers assembled.

I used a piece of Kraft cardstock as the base of my Halloween card.  My favorite card size is 5x5 and I used the popular Martha Stewart Drippy Good border punch along the bottom, then punched a matching border out of Paper Layerz.

I used (my new) Lacy Labels Lite cartridge to cut this cute die and then stamped the Trick or Treat sentiment with a Studio G stamp from the $1 bin at Michael's.

I don't t think you can have a Halloween card without some Stickles.  I used Copper here.


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