Wednesday, November 19, 2014

I decided this year to make an October Daily since the month of October is so busy for my family with decorating, deciding on and making costumes, planning, and everything else that goes on to make our annual halloween house a success. I am loving how it is turning out! Here is my day 1 card:
I used the Doodle Bug Ghouls & Goodies Mini Paper Clips and the super glittery Halloween Sprinkles.          
The Frankie & Friends Decorative Brads are so so cute and create a little extra dimension for the layout.  
Frankie & Friends has been my favorite Halloween collection this year!!! I love the colors and the cute little images and sayings. This beware beware tab will stick out of the pocket for my interest and the arrow was perfect for that photo! I love stars on all my layouts, I loved these Halloween colored enamel stars from Jillibean Soup. 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

My mother in law hosts Thanksgiving every year and I thought this year I would make her a hostess gift. I saw these cute little chalkboard easels at Michaels and knew that would be perfect!

I decorated the chalkboard menu with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves Lawn Cuts and the Lawn Fawn Turkey Day stamp set. I also used Zing! embossing powder in Aqua and Apricot
At the top of the easel, I put the Bistro Chalk Marker. It fits perfectly right there without rolling off and without being visible from the front. She will be able to write her menu and make any additions or changes as the day goes on, as people bring in dishes or as some dishes get eaten! 

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It's November!! Since I celebrate Halloween so BIG, to me, fall doesn't start until November! November makes me think of Thanksgiving and all the fun fall colors that go along with it. I recently went to Bath & Body Works to pick up some festive anti bacterial soaps for a YouTube friend. I chose all the newest fall theme soaps. The girl at the counter gave me a clear gift bag, a blue Bath & Body Works ribbon and a blue gift tag to wrap them up. Although it's really nice to get the free gift bag and tag, it didn't match my anti bacterial soaps…and I just couldn't have that!!
I used the new Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves die set to make some fun confetti for inside of the bag. Since my YouTube friend is a scrapbooker too, I thought the die cuts were a cute little additional gift that she could reuse. 
I glued three of the different leaves together to make a really cute coordinating gift tag. To finish the gift bag off, I tied the tag with some orange baker's twine. This is such an easy way to make a small gift just a little cuter. I think it looks so much better than the blue freebies from Bath & Body Works!! I love themed gifts, no matter how big or how small! 

I love using G's all over my home for decor since I've gotten married, it's the initial of my new last name! :) So I wanted to have a 'G' decoration in my Halloween stash! I bought a galvanized G and a little cute black felt witch hat from Michael's. Then I took some super cute Frankie & Friends bits and pieces and the Frankie & Friends enamel dots to make it fun!
This Halloween 'G' looks so cute on my bookcase with all my other Halloween decorations!! A really fun addition! What a great way to use up those die cut pieces!!