Saturday, October 17, 2009

CHRISTMAS IN OCTOBER

It feels like Christmas anyway. I bought my first soap stamp and with the snow outside recently, it almost feels like Christmas. Especially since I felt like a kid on Christmas morning opening up my goody box with my soap stamp inside. I purchased my stamp from Soap Impressions and I think they did a really great job. The stamp is excellent quality, the base being solid wood and the impression made of metal. I'm pleased. What do you think? Diane from Soap Impressions provided excellent, fast customer service. I'd definitely do business with them again.

Here it is:



The other half of Christmas in October would be my holiday cards. If I don't make Christmas cards in October they never get made. Anyone else face that issue? Below are the cards my friend Angie and I made at a Christmas Stamp-A-Stack class this week. It was lots of fun. The Stampin Up demo hosting the class is very creative, I love the cards we made. Here are the 5 designs she came up with:






Wednesday, October 7, 2009

ALL YOU HALLOWEENIES, I NEED YOUR IDEAS


Autumn is my favorite time of year and Halloween/Samhain is my favorite holiday (if it can be called a holiday). We are looking for some fun ways to celebrate Samhain this year and I'm hoping my bloggy friends can help.

Of course our family always carves pumpkins. The kids usually go to a couple events before Halloween night. I'd like to make the holiday stretch as far as possible this year, maybe do something each day leading up to it. So if anyone has any fun, cool ideas that they would like to share, maybe something your family does each year, I'd sure appreciate it if you shared it with me. Please, please, please post any and all projects, crafts, traditions, etc... in the comment section :) If you post something, I promise to do it, take pictures, and share it with you shortly after Halloween!