Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween Candy Treats


Well, it's hard to believe that tomorrow is Halloween!  I didn't have a lot of extra time this year and was having a hard time deciding what to make for the hospital.  Then I saw these "simply created" kits from SU and thought I would give them a try.  I was really surprised with the results.  Here's one of the trays already to take to the hospital.

You get everything you need - all you supply is the candy and the ink!  In each set you get the tags, the plastic bags, the embellishment sheets, the labels and the twine which is even cut for you!  I loved how quickly this came together!

Everyone at the Pansy Patch hopes you all have a great Halloween!

Nancy            Rachel           Sarah

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Envelope Treat Pocket


We have been so busy with "baby items" lately that we are playing catch up with Halloween items.  I saw this cute Pocket Treat on Chic'nScratch and knew I wanted to make some. She always comes up with great ideas for the holidays!   As I mentioned in another post, I had purchased the Envelope Punch Board a few months ago and really like it.  I really like it now that there are so many different ideas to use it other than making envelopes - and this is one.  Even if you don't have the board, you can use your score board to achieve the same pocket.

Here's a picture of a few that survived Halloween Friday.  This is another great way to use up some scraps.  The girls had a good time - Sarah the "Nice Witch" and Rachel - Super Woman!!  My town is having Halloween this Thursday and the weather is suppose to be warmer - it was way too cold Friday night!!

Thanks for stopping bye,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Halloween BOO Wall Hanging

During one of our craft days at Denise's, she showed us this cute walling hanging she made from the website - Create with Connie & Mary.  I thought it was so cute and finally got some time to make some for my daughters.  The best thing is that it is made with coasters - the ones you can get from restaurants like the Olive Garden!

Here's the first one I made:

I couldn't stop with one, so I made the second one using the same DSP but different bling.

I don't have the Circle Framelit they used, so I cut out my black circles with my Doodletype Cricut Cart.  I used the Plantin School Book Cricut Cart to cut (2 times) out my letters at 1 1/2" in some orange glitter paper I had on hand from Michael's.  I sponged my ghost with some black ink and slipped him under the scalloped circle.  This way if he tears he can easily be replaced.  My daughter's really like them.

Tomorrow is Trick or Treat night at my daughter's town.  Sarah has decided to be a witch, but Rachel hasn't made up her mind yet.  You can tell it's Halloween time as the weather is getting colder.  Don't forget to post a comment for our Blog Candy that ends at midnight on Oct. 31.

Thanks for stopping bye,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Skeleton and Blog Candy

Look whose hanging around in my kitchen!  When I was crafting with Denise the other day, she cut out this adorable fellow on her Silhouette Cameo with a SVG file for us to put together.  I was really impressed how the machine cut all these bones like butter.  It even cut the little holes to put the brads in....and no tearing!  I think this machine will have to go on my wish list!

Rachel called when she got home from school today to inform me that we hit 10,000 hits on our blog!  Good thing she pays attention to the details!   OMG!  I couldn't believe it!  We started a blog wanting to have some fun, and we sure are and hope that our visitors are enjoying our blog as much as we do.

The girls wanted to have some blog candy to help celebrate, so Sarah and I went shopping at Michael's and we came up with some goodies.

The lucky person will win two sets of clear stamps from Inkadinkado - Warm Holiday Wishes and Autumn Foliage along with 2 sets of 3D stickers.  Please leave a comment below and let us know what you like about Halloween the most.  I know, for me, it's the candy!!!  I try very hard not to eat much, but when Halloween rolls around all bets are off!  You have to midnight on Oct. 31 to enter.  We'll pick a winner over the weekend.  Again, thank you for visiting our blog.  We enjoy reading your comments and your emails!

Thanks for stopping bye,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Halloween Card - Thinlet Style

Today was spent crafting with my friend Denise.  Since Halloween is around the corner we decided to make a Halloween card.  She had seen this card done by Lynn Weiss and wanted to try it.  This is not my typical card type but with her goodies we ventured ahead and were pleased with the results.  Here is the front of the card.

and here is what it looks like when opened up.

We used the Thinlets Label Die and the new Bite Me stamp set.  I really like these Photopolymer sets.  I have the Thank You set and made a lot of cards for my daughter to use and love how it embosses.  We made a few changes on the inside of the card as well as using dimensionals to pop up the words in the circles so they would stand out more.  You an do a lot with these flip cards.  They're easier than I thought they would be.  So, one card down and a lot more to go!  Hope you have a good weekend.

Thanks for stopping bye,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Monday, October 14, 2013

No Sew Baby Blanket

I wanted to make my daughter a blanket for the baby, but I was running out of time.  Then I remember the other year when Rachel and Sarah make no sew pillows for 4H.  So I did some investigating on the web and found a lot of patterns/instructions for blankets.  My biggest problem was selecting which fleece I wanted to use.  They have so many pretty patterns out today.  Here's a picture of the finished project.

I should have taken a picture of the other side as well.  It is solid pink on one side and this cute baby pattern on the other. 

The only tools you need are - Scissors, yardstick, ruler and fleece.

First cut off all the rough edges and salvage.  Depending on what size blanket you want cut 2 pieces of fleece in the same size square.  I cut 2 pieces of fleece in a 45" square - one was pink and one in a baby print.  Place wrong sides together on a flat surface facing each other.  One thing I found out is try not to pull the fleece too much as it really stretches.  Just flatten it out with your hands.  Then at each corner cut a 6" square out.  I used a yardstick from one end to the other to keep my next step straight.  Cut 1" strips up to the yardstick going around the entire blanket. I used a ruler to mark off the one-inch points where I was going to make the cuts.  When I finished one side I put a few pins in to secure the side until I came back to make the knots. 

When the girls did their pillows they just tied the two pieces of fringes together, but I decided to try the suggestion  of "looping" the strands together. They were suppose to hold better and create a nicer border, which I think they did. Keeping the two strands together, raise them up and then bring them back through the circle, from the back to the front. Here's where you manipulate the strands to tie a firm but not tight "knot." You want it to be fluffy, not real tight.  It's so neat looking and lays together great!  I think this will be great in the stroller.  My daughter loved it and couldn't believe I made it  - and I couldn't either - but I did!!  I can see more of these blankets in my future - but for me to curl up in during the winter!

It was suppose to rain all weekend, but the sun managed to come out and we had a nice long weekend.  Have a good week!

Thanks for stopping bye,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Baby Shower Guest Book

I wanted to have some type of Guest Book for my daughter's shower but couldn't make up my mind what I wanted.  Then I saw this on Pinterest and fell in love with the concept. 

My husband painted a frame in white for me.  I then strung some thin cording back and forth for the clothesline.  I used small eyelets to hold the cording and pink plastic clothespins to pin up the onesies I had cut out in Pretty and Pink.  I decorated a piece of Melon Mambo with some lettering and finished it off with some flowers I had already quilled.  The sign says "Please leave a note, well wish or some words of wisdom for the new Mommy".  I loved how this turned out!  Sarah greeted everyone as they came in and Rachel was in charge of the games.  They both did such a great job for their Aunt Jeannie!

We are all looking forward to a long weekend with Monday off for the girls!  I can see Halloween goodies in our future! 

Thanks for stopping bye,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Monday, October 7, 2013

Baby Shower Gift Boxes

We had a few games that we played at the shower Sat. and I needed to put something together for the winners.  I had purchased some of SU Decorative Window Gift Boxes last month in case I needed them for Xmas and decided to use them for the shower games instead.

These were so easy to put together!  I put a little straw in the box, fill them with the goodies and topped them off with bows that I had made with my new SU bow maker.  I had just received my order from SU which included the stamp set - Chalk Talk - and used the circle stamp.  I stamped it with Melon Mambo, punched it out and tied it on with some twine and it was done!  I really liked how these bows dressed up the boxes.
The food was delicious and we had a great time at the shower.  The weather was beautiful and I think everyone enjoyed themselves!  Now all we need is the BABY!!!!!  She will definitely be the best dressed kid in the neighborhood and be surrounded with lots of love!  Have a good week!
Thanks for stopping bye,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Baby Carriage Card

This is the card I decided to make for my daughter for her baby shower this weekend.  I have seen it done several different ways on the web.


Paper - Pretty & Pink, Whisper White - SU
Accessories - Large Scallop Die, Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots,  Martha Stewart Punch, Heart Punch, circle punches
Embellishments - Pink Ribbon

Fold a piece of 5 1/2" x 11" CS in half.  With the fold on the top, leave 5 scallops showing on the large scallop die and pass it through the big shot.  Then run the front side through the embossing folder.  Cut out about 5 scallops for the opening in the center of your image - like a piece of pie.  I punched out a strip of whisper white using my Martha Stewart punch and glued it down for the trim of the carriage.  I used my
1 1/4 " circle punch for the wheels and my heart punch to decorate it.  I have seen the wheels done with 1/2" circles inside, as well as with buttons.  I then used my handheld heart punch to decorate the carriage top with hearts and added my ribbon.  You could also use some brads in place of the ribbon. I liked how the card turned out and can hardly wait till my daughter sees it.

We have a busy weekend ahead of us with a lot of fun planned.  Next week I'll post some more goodies I made for the shower.  Thank goodness Rachel helped me wrap up all the goodies her Mom and I got for the shower or I would still be wrapping!!  Have a wonderful weekend.  The leaves are changing colors and the mountains look really beautiful here!

Thanks for stopping bye,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah