Resistance is Futile by Tracy Kosofsky

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Trick or Treat 2010

I've posted on Facebook and in a bunch of forums about the bizarre central PA practice of trick or treating the Thursday before Halloween, so I'll spare you the rant. It resulted in a cute layout, though! The layout showcases new products by Creativity by Crystal available at on Wednesday 11/3, as well as stitches from Sew Crafty: Messy Stitches Volume 1 by Splendid Fiins. Enjoy!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Before and After - One or Two?

I'm hosting this week's challenge on The Digichick blog - it's a before and after challenge focusing on fonts as a design element. Come and play with me and you might win a $10 gift certificate to the store!

Credits: Little Rabble Rouser, Little Rabble Rouser Stackables and Little Rabble Rouser Page Edgers, all by Danielle Engebretson.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Easy peasy gift idea

I'm always looking for hand-made holiday gift ideas, and this letter sized portrait template set by iKari: Create a Calendar: 2011 Simply Circles Portrait is perfect! It's so easy to get a few photos of each of my nephews and create a "grandchildren" calendar for my parents (and then it's easy to take those same photos and make a surprise gift for my brother and sister).

Because the templates are letter sized, they're easy to print on any home printer, or you can resize them to make a desktop-sized gift!

To finish mine off, I used Walk in the Park Paper Pack 1 and Walk in the Park Paper Pack 2 by Echo Park. Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Fall fun

Credits: Stacked: Wonky and Midnight Crow by Chelle's Creations

Thursday, October 21, 2010

A couple layouts and a FUN project!

Ok, I gotta say - playing around with these mask templates (Masquerade by Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs) is one of the most fun hybrid projects I've done in a long time! Alexa and Owen both LOVE to play dress up and this template set has lots and lots of possible combos - from sweet to spooky! Alexa had a lot of fun helping me pick out digital papers (from Elise Hansen's kit Spooky) and other embellishments. Please excuse the crappy photo - the masks are super cute IRL and Alexa and I have a bunch of others planned!

And you all know how much I love Mari Koegelenberg - check out this beautiful, non-traditional fall kit - Falling for You:

And finally - check out my beautiful ballerina!! I just love this soft kit - Give - by Design by Heather T. The awesome frame is from Layered Frames by ViVa Artistry:

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Almost ready

to hibernate!! I'm sure I've blogged about this before (probably like last week and my sieve of a mind has just forgotten), but there is something about fall that makes me want to cook, bake, and generally get ready to hibernate. Yesterday we went to our local farm stand (which is really more like a big farm store) and got our pumpkins, along with a bushel of apples. In case you don't know or you've forgotten (as I had - see the sieve comment), a bushel of apples is A LOT of apples.

We had a blast carving our pumpkins - although Owen really did not like the feel of the pumpkin guts. EWWWW!!! GROSS! was heard more than once. Here's a layout I did using Fall Whimsy by Jennifer Labre:

Then I made apple crisp, apple cake, apple pies and applesauce. Pies and sauce are in the freezer, but we're enjoying the crisp and cake! YUM!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Trick or Treat!!!!

It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of all manner of treat bags and boxes....and this gable box template by iKari Designs is FABULOUS!!! I paired it up with some yumminess by Echo Park Paper Company and voila!

Credits (all available at
Perfect Packaging: Gable Box by iKari Designs
Happy Halloween Paper Packs #1 and #2 and Journal & Element Pack by Echo Park Paper Company.

Hope you enjoy!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

I really love Halloween (and fall)

This time of year makes me so happy, especially now that we're back in the northeast and the leaves are turning. Here are a few projects I've done recently to celebrate! As always, credits under each.
Credits: Spookville by Mari Koegelenberg

Credits: Spooky by Elise Hansen

Credits: Frolic Thru Fall by Creations by Rachael