Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

My little honey Bee and Spiderwoman!

Happy Halloween all you ghoulies out there!  It's been a fun day so far!  We went to a Trunk or Treat last night and a local not so scary haunted house, then on to the 'real' deal scary haunted house for teenagers.  Today we went to Remlinger farm with friends and came home to some fun brain carving!

You take a seedless watermelon and skin it with a potatoe peeler, then have the kids take toothpicks and make swirls in the watermelon.  Once that is completed have them take a knife (parents you need to help at this point) and start cutting out the swirls.  When it is all done it looks like a brain!  the cool thing is that the red just barely shows thru and makes it super creepy~!

the girls had a blast doing this!

trunk or treat......

The hubs and Byron.....
Have a fun and safe Halloween today!  xoxo

Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween candy cones

Been  busy making up these cute Halloween treat cones.  I always love to check out Becky Roberts blog to see what she is up too.  Well she posted these cuties,  I didn't change a thing as they are soo cute.  You can see hers here...  She has amazing talent!
Here they are up close, sorry they are blurry.....

I'm off to the class parties now and a Halloween parade, have a fun filled friday everyone!  xoxo

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Getting BOO-ED!!!!

What you have never been BOO-ed for Halloween!  You have to do this with your kiddos!
This is a fun surprise gift that is left on someone's door without them knowing who left it! (Sort of like a May Day basket.) gather a few treats, we put fun Halloween little toys and such in ours, copy the sign below and add it to the treat bag. You then wait for it to get dark and sneak up to their porch set the bag down ring the door bell and run! - don't let them see you!

It is great fun for the kids!    Here's what ours looked like,  we did them for 3 kids.

                                                            Print out -    HERE

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Card box full of candy!

It's almost Halloween!  soooo excited1 today's post is an idea that I go t at this site I joined call Pockets of Inspiration - Here  check it out.  You can join too!  They have each month a few freebie templates and this is one of them.  It is a cute card box that you can add goodies to.  I put two milky way bars in mine but you could fill any king of candies you can think of.  It holds quite a bit.  Muuaaahaaaahhh!   xoxo LOVE Halloween!  

Monday, October 25, 2010

Halloween Centerpiece

Looking for a quick easy cheap Halloween centerpiece?  Well here it is!  I used a glass vase I had on hand.  Added a battery operated candle inside then lined it with bones and skeleton heads from the dollar tree.  Also bought the gauze, crow and pumpkins there as well.  I draped the gauzed around the crow at the top and let it fall down onto the pumpkins and around them.  I used plastic spiders and placed them all over the gauze.  Very easy!  I know you can do it!  xoxo

Sunday, October 24, 2010

WHS Homecoming 2010

Busy Homecoming weekend..... friday night game Woodinville won Roosevelt 38-10!  such victory!
Last night was the Homecoming dance,  so sweet.   First dance.... all went well.  not a dry eye in the house!  xox

Friday, October 22, 2010

Witch Notecard box and broom pen

Today's post is a cute witches fancy favor box with 3 x 3 notecards and a witches broom pen!
You can find the video showing you how to make this at the end of this post.

Here she is up close, warty nose and all...

Notecards and witches pen

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Going Batty today....

I am going batty today!  I don't know how but bats are a flyin around here! This card is made with the newsprint DSP and pumpkin pie and basic black,the boo was cut from the big shot, I added the rhinestones and bat with black chunky glitter.

This card is made with all the same papers but I added the stamp fleur de lie from the stamp set From the Crypt.  The black lace trim adds a nice touch as well as the rhinestones and black chunky glitter.

Here another where I used the From the Crypt fleur de lie for the background to make background paper.  Then just punched out the black bat and added some chunky bling glitter.  Easy!

So go a little batty today!  see what you come up with! xoxo


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pumpkin Muffins

These are THE best pumpkin muffins!  Here is the recipe below, let me know what you think!
Pumpkin Muffins
2c.  canned pumpkin
3 c. sugar
1 c. water
1 c canola or vegtable oil
4 eggs
3 1/3 c flour
2 t of baking soda
1 t baking powder
2 T of cinnamon
1/2 t nutmeg
3/4 t ground cloves 
1 c of mini chocolate chips

BAKE 350' for 25 minutes for regular size muffins and 10 min for mini muffins

Mix pumpkin, sugar, water, oil and eggs together, add baking soda and powder, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon. Then slowly add your flour and then finally the chocolate chips.  This recipe will yeild quite a bit of muffins. I usually make two batches of the regular size cupcake tins then also 2 of the small mini tins or you can make two large loaves of bread with it.  Either way you are going to devour them!  I also add a dolap of cream cheese to the tops of some.  Have fun baking!  xoxo  

Monday, October 18, 2010

Chocolate Birthday Tins for teachers

Well  it was fun to try the Halloween link up party!  hopefully next time we will get some more visitors to post!  Thank you  to the three ladies that participated!  I loved your work!  Today's project is for the Staff appreciation at school.  These are the little altoid tins that I covered in the chocolate chip designer paper.  Once opened I also covered the chocolate hershey nuggets and added  a birthday greeting inside.  Very simple and cute and yummy too!  Who wouldn't want to get chocolate on their birthday!  xoxo

Friday, October 15, 2010

Halloween Link-Up Party!

Happy Friday!  I decided to try something  fun and new for me.  I know alot of blogs out there do this and thought it might be fun to try it too!  Today through sunday will be a  Halloween Link up party here at Thoughts that stick.  What does this mean?  Click on the link below to post your share.  It can be anything
Halloween related;  decorations, cards, crafts, costumes, sewing, a recipe you decide. Should be fun to see all the great ideas we get!  Can't wait to see what you all are doing!

                                    Here we go!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wish Big

Today's card is made with the new DSP paper with the "in colors". The robot is made with different punches.The body is hand cut, the arms are the photo corner punch.  The head is the 1 3/4 square punch.  The hands are made by cutting a 3/4' circle within the cirlce.  The rest is hand cut.  The colors are pumpkin pie, concord crush,certainly celery, red riding hood. Stamp set is word play,   I think any little boy would love to get this card for there birthday!  xoxo

Watch tomorrow for Link up friday!  Something new!  something fun!  stay tuned....

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Visit to Molbak's

Wanted to share our little visit to Molbak's last saturday.  The girl's and Dan and I have been going there for years for their live fall on stage production- this year it is Rumplestiltskin.  It is such a good show, you must put it on your list of things to do.  And the best is that it's FREE!  Free is good!  After the show we like to walk around and look at all the beautiful displays and flowers they have.   Here's some pictures of the different displays they had all over.  It was just beautiful!

There was a fog machine attached to this fountain so it was smoking off and on.

How cute is this turkey pumpkin!

Yes!  they already have ALL their Christmas decor up! 

Shelby was sooo funny!  She kept picking up all these puppets and making them talk for Shae and Sydnee.  She was a Hoot!

Shaelyn, Shelby and Sydnee

I throughly enjoyed looking at all their diplays and all the fall colors and Christmas ideas.  If you are local and haven't been you've got to make a trip to Molbak's and if you are not local check them out online at  Next month is their Poinsettia festival  -  stunning..... xoxo

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ornament Swap

Just sent off these Christmas ornaments for a swap I was invited to.  I should be receiving my ornaments back soon and as soon as I do I will post some of the ornaments.

Here's the pile up of the ornaments before shipping.... phew!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Feeling the love......

A big shout out to Allie over at What's Allie Making now.  Thank you soooo much for featuring my Subway Art Allie!  Scoot on over and visit her here she has some really great projects.  Thanks Allie for all the love!  xoxo

Sunday, October 10, 2010

C.A.S.E in point!

I feel quite honored today!  Kristi over at featured my Halloween Bottled wine labels so I had to go over and visit her!  Upon my arrival I found some really cool Halloween "julie style" stuff there!  She does a great job posting ideas from various stampers as well as some creative cards she has created herself.  While browsing her blog I found a few things catch my eye that I had to case.  I did not change these up too much cause they are just so stinkin cool looking.  Thank you Kristi for featuring me!  and thank you for the great ideas and also all you others who have inspired me!  xoxo

This card is made with the rich razzleberry and old olive colors.  The dsp is the newsprint.  I embossed the skeleton from the "From the Crypt" set and then bleached out the face to make it super white.  The added bling is the light green rhinestones and the rich razzleberry ribbon.
The treat box is made with the new SU! treat box die in rich razzleberry and covered in the dsp "Newsprint" that has been brayered with old live classic ink.  The saying on top is from the new set Seasonal setiments #121130.  It has been embossed too in black and then bleached out on the inside of the outlined letters which turned it yellow because of the olive cardstock.  Added a bat, "From the Crypt" stamp set and touched it off with rich razzleberry ribbon on the sides.  Fill'er up with treats and your good  to go!

Recipe for this card:
Stamps: Graveyard Gala, Branching Out and Wicked Cool
Ink: Concord Crush, pumpkin pie, delightful daffodil, basic black
Cardstock: Concord Crush, pumpkin pie, and glassy cardstock
Accessories: Sponge dauber and label punch

Cardstock: Concord Crush, Basic Black, Delightful Daffodil, White
Ink:  Black, concord Crush, Basic Black, Delightful Daffodil, pumpkin pie
Accessories:  Label punch, Oval die fopr Big Shot, Photo corner punch
Hope you enjoy these cards I sure had fun making and casing them!  xoxo

Friday, October 8, 2010

Halloween Boooo Banner

Good Friday morning Ladies!  Today's post is a Halloween Boo banner made with the Big Shot pennant die and felt.  If you have the Big Shot then your in luck!  If not you can always order one from me to the right side bar by clicking shop now! the order # is 113439, the cost is $99.95 you can order and it will ship to you within 3 days!  You can view it in the catalog on page 204.  Anywho....  it cuts 50 or more different materials.  I have used felt here and attached everything with Alene's tacky glue.  I added the large eyelets to hold each piece together and then tied it off with ribbon.  This is a very easy project you can do.  I made this for my Daughter's teacher.  Let me know if you have any questions.  xoxo