Carving Pumpkins & Seasonal Things

Here's The Black Cat & Moon Pumpkin I Carved Tonight. No Pattern, freehand, and I can't draw so maybe next year I will use a pattern and have it look professional. I love those fake flashlight bulbs that you can sit in the bottom of your pumpkin, so there is no fire risk. I purchased a few of them last year, I think they were 2 for $5 at the Grocery Store.

Next is my dear son's pumpkin, he wanted it to have 5 eyes.

He's only 9, so I thought he did a nice job. We also used the Pumpkin Safety Knives which I love because kids can use them too and they are inexpensive too and usually come with a scoop.
Speaking of scooping ~ I made a really stupid purchase today. It was a Motorized battery run rotating thing for scooping out strings and seeds from your pumpkin. What was I thinking? I like the Tablespoon Idea much better, and it's easier too.

My dear daughter carved a 2 faced pumpkin~ So here's both faces.

The Part of The Country we live in does not allow us to bring in homemade goodies. So it's either Prepackaged or from the Bakery. So we got a little creative this year. I saw these done with different candies on a blog and thought, Perfect for a School Party. Just some Candy Corn Packages, Tissue Paper and Green Curling Ribbon. Quick ,Easy & Creative !

For Dinner Dessert Tonight I put a Little Twist on a recipe that I found , I think next time I do this I will use Butter Flavored Cooking Spray. Again Simple & Easy!

Cut Out Flour Tortillas (Like You Make Soft Tacos With) with Seasonal Cookie Cutters, Spray with Cooking Spray, Sprinkle Shape in Cinnamon & Sugar Mixture, Just Like You use for Toast and Bake in the oven for 9-10 minutes. If you don't celebrate Halloween or you don't want to make them right away, Autumn leaf cookie cutters or turkeys would be a lot of fun too.
Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend....


Thank You Marikee, Vintage Finds & Creating

A Huge Thank You to Marikee, My Stamp Arrived yesterday, That I won In The Card Contest. I love The Little Owl. This is The Cutest Stamp from Just Jonah......

In Other News, I had Company over the weekend, so I have been cleaning house and haven't had much time to blog, or do anything else for that matter. I really appreciate all the Comments Everyone Left on My Bird Card. You are all so encouraging. I am Posting and Visiting Blogs Today :)
I Did get a Chance to go To An Antique Store on Tues. It was so Fun, I had so much fun shopping, I didn't take any wonderful Pictures. However, I did buy some things I can CREATE with for my Etsy Store. So I won't show you everything and ruin the surprise, but here's a preview of some of the finds :) I Found the Most Beautiful Victorian Valentine's ~

The Birthday Postcard, with the roses, Was Hand painted in Germany and I believe it has a 1901 Postmark.

You still have time to post, if you are Interested in Playing In The Pay It Forward. I will Pick 3 People To Receive A RAK, Then You Pick 3 From Your Post, and Keep The Chain Going Going~

I've also been "Playing In The Roses" for My Etsy Store Opening, Which I have decided will be on Nov. 1st.

Here's Some Hang Tags, I have Made, I also finished 2 Swaps this week and 4 to go before the Holidays are here, and they are just around the corner.

My Kids & I will be Carving Pumpkins This weekend, So I'm Hoping to Post Sat. Or Sun. Morning, Maybe Both.
Have a Wonderful Thursday~ The Weekend Is Almost Here ~


Happy Birday To You Card ~

I actually Stamped this weekend, I used my New Bird Stamp, Rob & Bob Studio Papers with Bazzil Cardstock and Silver Tensil Embossing Poweder. One of my Favoite Techniques to do is Heat Embossing. I also used Prima Flowers and on The Inside I used a "Happy Birdday to You", Stamp from Stampin' Up .

Happy Monday!


Pay It Forward & Etsy Stuff

I'm so sorry I have missed a few days of blogging, trying to attend to my house keeping duties and Create for my Etsy Shop...

I Received a Wonderful "Pay It Forward " in the mail from my Sweet Scrapping Friend,Carol at Crazy For Crafting! This was so fun, I hope I'm doing this right, I need to tag 3 People to send a RAK too, then you need to post to your blog and pass it on, to keep it going :) Hope that is a good explanation. I hate instructions, so I try to explain things as simple as possible. If you are Interested in The Drawing, Let me know in your comment. Here is what Sweet Carol sent me:

I am so excited about starting my Etsy Shop, I am thinking about Opening this month, maybe this weekend and I can add with Holiday Projects week by week . Here's another Preview, This is a Tag Set I made:

Hope Everyone Has a Great Weekend!


And The Winners Are.....

I Can't believe I Got 48 Comments on My Giveaway Post, Thank You for All of Your Congratulations on #50 and For Leaving Such Encouraging Comments, It Really Means A lot To Me. I had planned on taking a Pretty Picture of The Name Draw, But I was So Tired Today, I could Barely Stand Up ,LOL. So Here's a Pretty Rose For You Before I announce The 2 Winners :) So With Out Any Further Ado...

The Winner Of The "Shabby Chic Cottage Candy" Is.....

Gee, I Still Hope You are Still Reading....... Isn't The Suspense Just Driving You Nuts?

Here's The Prize Package Again.......


Bunny Rose Cottage ~

I will get this in The Mail for You On Friday.

The Second Giveaway For My Scrapping, Stamping,Paper Craft Friends Is....

DAWN at Daily Scrappin Inspiration........

Congratulations Dawn!

Thank You For Entering Everyone.

In Other News, My Friend Carol at Crazy For Crafting Sent Me A Wonderful Pay It Forward RAK, I Can't Wait To Share, So If You Didn't Win this time, be sure to Post To The Pay It Forward On Friday. There are 3 RAKS Involved in this one :)

I'm also Hoping To Launch My Etsy Store on November 1rst. I know a lot of You Shop and Sell at Etsy, So Any Tips On My Blog Would be So Appreciated.Pricing Guides, Advice... Anything...

Here's a Little Preview of A Nut Cup I will be Listing In My Store.


50th Post Blog Candy Giveaway, Award & I Was Tagged

First of all., I apologize for the LONG Post.... But I hit my 50th Post when I posted The Gratitude Gala, Thank You to all of You who Joined, this should be so fun. I will post another reminder before The 9th and 10th of November are Here~

Thank You to all of You who have left comments on blog, I find it so encouraging and I feel so Blessed to have made so many talented and wonderful new Blog Friends, So in Honor of my 50th Post and all My wonderful Blog Friends, I am offering some Blog Candy, First To My Stamping, Card Making, Scrapbooking, Paper Craft Friends ~

The next Package Is For My Shabby Chic, Cottage Owner Friends That Love Pink & Roses, these are one of my very favorite things too. Yes, That is The Vintage Pink Apron That I Found While Treasure Hunting and I got such a Response that I thought I would give it away to some "Lucky Friend" ....

I Was Tagged ......

By JUNIE MOON To share 7 Interesting Facts about Myself:

So Here it Goes:

1: My Favorite Job I ever had was at A China Store, Dansk China. I LOVE China and loved the customer interaction. I now sell china on ebay, a lot of Dansk & Lenox.....

2: My Favorite Candy is Chocolate Covered Gummy Bears from Rocky Road Chocolate Factory.

3:I Used to Collect Cows,I still like them but hubby didn't ,so I sold most of them in a Yard Sale.

4: I've only went to Disneyland once, I was going into my Freshman Year of High School. My Favorite thing was the "Small World " Ride.

5: I am an Only Child, well I have a 1/2 Sister who is 8 years older than me and we never lived together, so I was an only child.

6: I had 2 Best Friends in High School, Erin & Amy that are still my friends today, not to age myself, but that means almost 19 years.

7:Even though you wouldn't know it from my blog, I have Scrapbooking for almost 10 years. I have stamped off and on for about 8 , and I have always enjoyed doing crafts....

So Now You Know Little Know Facts about me, I tag ~

AMY at BunnyRose Cottage


Suzy at Paper Monkey

Linda at Somewhere in Tyme


Beth at Sunflowers & Dragonflies

If Anyone is Still Reading, I got an AWARD FROM Michelle at BACK THROUGH TIME : It's A "YOU MAKE ME SMILE AWARD"

Of Course all of you make me smile, but the rules are to pass this on to 10 people and I hope I am not doubling up :)

So Here it Goes:

1.Sophie at SophieHoneysuckle's I Love her Blog and Her Cat, Spider :)

2.Bren at BREN"S LITTLE COTTAGE She was My Black Cat & Pumpkin Swap Partner, I Love all the fun stuff she made for me, especially the Halloween Crown.

3.Deborah at StampingGranny She makes such beautiful Cards and is such an Inspiration.

4. Carol at Crazy For Crafting I love her Cards and Scrapbook Papers and I was Drawn in her Pay It Forward Game that I will be posting on my blog as soon as I receive it this week :)

5.Rhonda at Farmhouse Style She is so encouraging and Creative, Love Antiques and Shabby Things like me and always makes me smile.

6.Marikee at COLOR YOUR WORLD She does Beautiful work and her colors are always so cheery, you can't help but Smile!

7.Tara at Tara's Ramblings She does the most beautiful Scrapbook Layouts, I am so Inspired by every Layout she does. We also Purchased our QK Silhouettes the same week, so we've had so much fun with those.

8.Malita at Life's Simple Pleasures She is so encouraging , always has something sweet to say and makes the most beautiful cards. I'm sure she has been tagged before, but she always make me smile.

9.Dawn at Daily Scrappin Inspiration She makes Beautiful Cards & Scrapbook Layouts, She is Such an Inspiration.

10.Flossie at Flossie's Follies She also Makes Beautiful & Inspirational Cards and She is also so Encouraging and a Faithful Blog Reader.

I Love You all and so happy to have met each and everyone one of you and I think you are all so talented. I tried to pick the ones who I had not seen awards for , so please don't bad that I didn't include you, since I could only choose 10!

Remember to leave A Comment for the Giveaway, I know it was an Hour ago that you read it,haha :)

Have a Wonderful Sunday!


Gratitude Gala & Post 50 Giveaway

I didn't notice That I was on post 50, so post 51 ,on Monday will be my Giveaway Post.. I will be doing one that is Shabby Chic, Pink & Roses themed, for my Blog Friends That Have Cottages.

And One Package for my "Scrapping Stamping Friends", so be sure to drop in Monday and tell Your Friends. I sure do appreciate all the comments and encouragements you leave on my blog, it makes me so Thankful and I started Blogging to make new friends and see other Creativity and Wow, I sure am Inspired by all of your blogs and totally shocked and amazed at all of the Talent . I am just so Thankful for Each & Everyone of you that I have met ~

Speaking of Thankfulness, If you haven't signed up yet. Please Join Me

For the Gratitude Gala. On November 9th & 10th, all who would like to participate will post a post, a poem, a picture, pictures or craft or card or a Scrapbook Layout,having to do with what you are thankful for. God gives us so many Blessings everyday ~ If I missed anyone, just let me know, and I'm sorry, If you haven't signed up, Please do so on this post in comments and copy and paste the Little Badge above to your blog, Thanks so much :)

So Far I have the following bloggers participating: