Monday, August 30, 2010

Halloween Here I Come!

The Scrapbook Retreat in Eden, Utah is 1 month away and I have almost finished up my ideas for kits/classes for the gals. This retreat I focused on Halloween and will have two Christmas items. Instead of just doing scrapbook type of things, I have chosen to do all home decor items. It has been a lot of fun and I hope a big success. There are so many different ways to use paper, vinyl, embellishments and the great Cricut. I purchased the Happy Hauntings cartridge and have loved using it.

The first project is a fun mirror I found at Ikea and I embellished it with vinyl for a really fun and different Halloween decoration. The second Halloween item I did was a 13 days of Halloween countdown. I saw this idea in Creating Keepsakes magazine last year and when I found the frame at Ikea I just had to do my own take on it. I took the mirror out of the frame and cut some foam board to fit and then covered it in Burlap (which is so in for home decor right now). I then made 13 different items for 13 days until Halloween. A few of them will fit candy and the rest all have a space (on the back of each item) to write down an activity for the day. I loved how it turned out and it was so fun figuring out different things and then coming up with the numbers.

If you have any questions about either project, email me at or post a comment!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Christmas in July (or August)

I have been so delinquent! I am so sorry. I have made a number of changes in my life and I'm still trying to figure it all out!
I quit my job at the beginning of July. I still have to teach a couple of classes which I will finish up in a few weeks. Since I quit, I have been traveling with my husband on his business trips which takes me out of town Sunday night thru Thursday. It has been great fun but I realized I am not getting everything done. When I have been home I have been working on my Christmas Craft Workshop items for the end of September. Here are pictures of 2 of the projects I will be teaching. The first is an "Elf in a Box" and the next is a 3 ft. wood Santa holding a chalkboard. They were both fun to work on. I will try to post the other items tomorrow. The Printers Tray from 7 Gypsies turned out especially cute and vintage all the way!