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I am the Mom of one wonderful little boy and the wife of a great guy! I work full time as an Office Manager and do the book keeping for my husband's new business. I love spending time with my son and my hubby. I also love spending time with my sister and our dear friends scrapbooking, laughing until our sides and stomachs hurt, having fun, and just living and loving life!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Halloween Day is not Far Away!

Wow! I cannot believe that the month of October is almost over and that Halloween is just 5 days away! This is the last week to order the Kit of the Month and the two Deals of the Month!

I have had a lot of fun working with the O
ctober Kit of the Month-Vintage Halloween: earlier this month I created a two page layout using the kit of the month and today I am back with my second October project and again I turned to my kit to create a paper bag mini album and two gift card holders! There is so much product in this kit for such a fantastic price of $14.99! If you have not yet ordered it, don't delay, order it today!!!

I have a wonderful Aunt who lives in Flori
da that we don't get to see that often. She just adores my little guy so I like to keep her updated with photos because he is growing up so fast! I made a mini album using one brown paper bag folded in half and I have prepared it so that it is ready for pictures from this weekend and then ready to send to her. I also made two Halloween gift card holders for my niece and nephew who are now young adults. I think that they will like a gift card for food, fuel or music with their candy!

I love to make paper bag mini albums. It
is great way to share photos from a holiday or event with friends and family! For all of the pages I used my expression and the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge to cut five 4.75 squares.

For the cover: I used the Designer's Calendar cartridge to cut Halloween 2010 and the Simply Sweet cartridge to cut the green background for the word Halloween. I tied Black Vintage Velvet Ric Rac and Black Fancy Polka Dot ribbons, both from the kit to bind the mini album. I then added one of the adorable Halloween Vintage Frames that says Boo to You from the kit and of course I had to get the Gradient Gem Stickers-Black from the kit and some Gradient Gem Stickers-Amber from my stash to add some bling!

Inside the mini album I used three Halloween Twinkle Stickers from the kit on the left page just above the photo mat. I just love these fun and sparkly stickers! On the right page I once again reached for the Gradient Gem Stickers-Black to add to the left of the costume sticker and to the little pumpkin sticker that was plain until I gave him black bling eyes and drew on a nose and a mouth.

the left page:the right page:
But wait, this is not the last page! When I folded the bag I left the open end to the back so that I could add a pull out page at the end. I attached the pull out page to the inside of the bag using a piece of Black Fancy Polka Dot Ribbon so that it is easy to pull out the page and slide the page back in without falling completely out of the bag. I created a pull tab by simply cutting a small rectangle from black cardstock, scoring it down the center so that it could be easily folded, folded it along the scored line, used a corner rounder on the corners of the tab and adhered it to my pull out page. I used some Halloween stickers and some Gradient Gem Stickers-Black to finish the pull out page.

the pull out page:
Here are the gift card holders that I made for my niece and nephew:

The first one I made a little more masculine for my nephew using a Halloween Vintage Frame that says Ghost to Ghost from my kit, a Happy Halloween sticker that I had, and a round epoxy bat sticker that I had with a Vintage-MakeItYour-SelfAdhesive-Metal-Frames.

The second gift card holder I made more feminine for my niece using a Black Vintage Velvet Poppy (pearl center brad removed) and some black Vintage Velvet Ric Rac ribbon from the kit, three Pure Blossoms-Amber from my stash and three little Gradient Gems Stickers-Black in the center of each Pure Blossom.

There really is a lot of product in this kit! Check out this kit and all of the great products at creativecharms.com

Thanks and make it a great day! :o)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sparkle and Bling - It's Almost Halloween!

Hi! It's Sandra here with my 1st of two projects for the new month of October. (My other post will be later this month.) I love the month of October: the air is cooler, the leaves are turning to those beautiful autumn hues, Halloween is approaching and I get to celebrate the birth of my favorite kid in the whole wide world! A very exciting thing has already happened in October - my Creative Charms order arrived and it was full of wonderful and fun products!

I decided to create a Halloween layout using these fantastic new products!!!

The left page:The right page:This layout was a lot of fun to create using all the the fun and whimsical Halloween Multi-Dimensional Twinkle Stickers,
the Vintage Halloween Self-Adhesive Metal Frames and I even created my own fun embellishment using the Vintage Make-It-Yours Self-Adhesive Metal Frames and a picture of my favorite kid in the whole wide world!

and of course I had to use some Gradient Gem Stickers - BLACK. I just love them!!!

Thanks for looking! Happy scrapping and make it a great day!