Monday, October 31, 2011


This was just too cute not to share! :)  Happy Trick or Treating! :)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Spooky Sliders

Hi all!  :)
Oh my.  These were FUN to make!  :)
I started with bags of tea - I enjoy tea and love TAZO and Stash brands....Blueberry is one of my faves! And this is the perfect time of year to sip it!  I have seeen these sliders on other bligs and think it's pretty amazing that they actually work! : )  I love it! 
I gave them to co-workers...Happy October!

I raised the spider's body with a pop-dot and then glued his legs down...creepy!

So cool and easy to make, give it a whirl!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Halloween Tag Book - TP Rolls!

Hi ALL!!!
             It's time for another challenge at SSDS!!!  :) 

This week's sponser is our ONE AND ONLY IKE!!!  Please find her blog ( on the right hand side of this screen and check her out!!  She's also the artist for the pumpkin I used in the challenge!!!!
Thank you, Ike!!!!

I made this out of empty toilet paper rolls!  I just flattened them and cut CS to size and used my chomper to punch a hole and added a ring....FUN!  AND SPOOKY!! :)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Foodie Friday - Crockpot Bean Soup

Please don't think this is your everyday bean soup...I love me some bean soup, but this isn't creamy like that.  It is chicken broth based and it is delicious!  I based this on a Hungry Girl recipe called What's Shakin' Beany Bacon Soup.  I changed it up though and cooked mine in a crock.  This is what I did...

Bean/Sausage Soup:
1 large jar (32 oz?) of great northern beans (not Sam's club large; just grocery store large - the one in the glass jar)
1 bag (10oz?) of baby carrots
2 heaping spoonsful of chicken stock base - you could also use boullion but I like to buy a jar of this at Sam's and have it on hand - it is a really good stock base!
1 large onion
2 t.Rosemary
2 t.Thyme
1 lb crumbled turkey sausage (I cheated and used the packaged pre-cooked kind - easy, peasy!)
fresh spinach - hard to tell how much I grabbed three handfuls.

Put beans in crock and then rinse jar and add stock base to jar and fill about 3/4 full of water.  Shake until base is dissolved and add to crock.  Roughly chop onion and add that to crock along with carrots, rosemary and thyme.  Set crock up for cook on low for 8 hours.  Add spinach and let sit in crock for about 15 mins or until spinach withers a bit.  Enjoy!!!!

This is a great fall soup and my family all enjoyed it with homemade bread.  My son and I also added some hot sauce....yum!  :) 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Witch Was Framed

I love the Frame Cartridge.  I used that cartridge and my Happy Hauntings one to make this simple frame.  I think it will be nice sitting out - I just hope no one thinks it is me!!! :) LOL!

Side view - I know, it's exciting! 
So here's the front again...cackle, cackle!

Linking to the following Challenge....
Thank yiou!  BBTB2 Witch Challenge

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Witchy Woman

 Hi!!  Isn't she awesome!!??!!  I just love her... I think she is perfect for Halloween!  I bought this jar at the Dollar Store!  (LOVE IT!) And then I just cut her using my gypsy.  I think she's about 2.75 inches tall.  I blinged her up a bit with stickles and tied a tulle bow around the jar and stuck her on with a bit of hot glue.  I just stuck her on the bow and I'm thinking that I can use her on my desk at work filled with goodies and just cut the ribbon and change it every month.  Sounds like a plan...let's see if I follow through!  I filled her up with Candy Corn.  Mmmm! 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Little Monster!

YAY! Happy Halloween!!!  I made this one BOING!!!! :)  Fun!  I love those darned things!  :)

The Eyes Have It!

Okay, I have to start by saying that this wasn't my original idea....I need to give credit to someone here on blogland, but I can't find who.  I'm sorry.  If it's you, please let me know and I will edit this an include a link back. 
Anyway, how cute is this!?!?!  I LOVE it!  SO cute.  The frame is a wooden one from Michael's.  It was $1!  I painted it green.  Added 125 googly eyes and orange stickers.  I would have added more eyes only i didn't have more....I used the whole bag!  I had the stickers in my stash.
Turned out really cute, don't you think?!?!


Monday, October 24, 2011

Ballerina bookmark

So, so cute!  I'm givin this to my tiny dancer!  Love you, Kaity! :)
I found this cute fold online.  You just use a 4 1/2 x 12 inch piece of cardstock and score it at 4.5" and 9" that gives you a square 4.5" card and a 3" wide bookmark.  FUN!  :)


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Halloween Decor

I love this!!!  I think it turned out really cute!!!   Used Halloween and Frame cute! 
I sized them on my Gypsy and cut them out in spooky purple, gray, black and silver. 
Love it!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

SSDS Challenge - bon apetite

Hi all! 
It's time for....Another challenge at SSDS!!  :) 
Please Join us and let me know that you did so I can take a peak. 
The theme this week is Bon Appetite SO it's fun and I made an early Turkey Day card!  The challenge is to make something using paper that is food related.  Loving me some Bugaboo! The sentiment is perfect!!! :)
 I made a few variations:

Enjoy your day!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Lil Goblins

HI!!!!  I love these Halloween Dingbats from CTMH!  I decided to leave them B&W for this card.  I don't know...but I kinda like it!  :) 
Have a spooky day!

Rock Climbing Party Day 5 Foodie Friday

Hi all and thanks for reading my week long post about my son's Rock Climbing Party!!!  :)  It was a great time and since it's also Foodie Friday, I thought I'd focus a bit on the food! :)
My BBFF, Christy, ( who is also a STAR on Good Morning Texas!) suggested a trail mix bar.  What a fun idea!!
I made paper cones using my faithful Cricut and set out some fun trail mix fixin's....
Halloween marshmallows
White Cheddar Cheese-It's
Chex cereal - baked and seasoned with seasoned salt
Dry Roasted Peanuts

The kids seemed to like it.  I really didn't need much food since it was only a 2 hour party and with 7 climbers getting ready, climbing...etc, cookie cake, and presents this was just enough!!  With their goodie bag bottles to take home! :)  YAY!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Rockin' Party Day 4

Whew!  What a great PARTY!!!!  We all had a great time and Al was one happy Rock Climber!
All of the boys had a great time.  I would give this party two BIG thumbs up!!!  Two hours was plenty of time..not too long and not too short and every boy (and girl!) had fun! 


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