Thursday, October 29, 2015

Halloween buckets, bottles and cards!

I can't believe that in just two days it will be Halloween. Where oh where does the time go? Before I know it, it will be Valentine's Day!!!! Time passes much too fast nowadays. The older I get the faster time flies! 

Anyway, today I have some special little crafts I created for some cute and adorable little boys. My good friend sits for three little pumpkins during the day while their parents work. Tomorrow she's bringing them over to my house to trick or treat. So what better way to great them than with cute little Halloween buckets! 

See below.. 

I've got tons of candy, toys and goodies to fill them with. Don't believe me? Take a look...

I'm expecting tons of kids this year and hope I don't run out of goodies.

Everyone have a fun and safe holiday! 



Oracal vinyl 651
Cricut Explore Machine
Cricut cartridge creepy critters 
Transfer tape 
Curling ribbon 
Buckets and cups were purchased at Michaels 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Happy Halloween scrapbook layout

It's Tuesday and today's project is a one page layout featuring the "Nevermore" paper from close to my heart. I think it's safe to say that I only have very few scraps left and will be making  mini cards or tags with those.

So here's my project... 

I took some close ups of the embossing work I did. Was experiencing technical difficulties with my devices so I had to do "retro" crafting and use my original expression machine with cartridges! Yikes!!! 

Anyway, that's what started it all for me and I was easily reminded of how much I "love" looking in those little Cricut books for inspiration. Too often I've said that crafting on a computer was too distracting, and that proved it!!!LOL

Anyway, I hope you enjoy my project and it inspires you to create something similar. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!



Materials & such....

Original Cricut expression machine
Creepy critters Cricut cartridge
ArtBooking Cricut Cartridge by CTMH item #Z3169
Nevermore paper pack by CTMH item # #X7198B
My Acrylix Pumpkin Chevron Stamp set item #B1488
Eggplant Exclusives ink pad item #Z2647
Black Exclusives ink pad item #Z2105
Cuttlebug embossing folder "midnight hauntings"
Tim Holtz embossing folder "Halloween"
Sew easy by We R Memory Keepers
Sew easy floss by We R Memory Keepers 
Wink of Stella brush markers "clear & black"
Zazz glitter glue by AC
Ribbon from my stash 

Sunday, October 25, 2015

"BOO" mini book

Happy Sunday!!! 

Today I have a chipboard mini book by recollections. I am almost certain that I purchased this last year from Michaels. Since I still have paper and scraps from the "Nevermore", paper pack from CTMH, I decided to glam this up!!!

This was fun, fast and easy to make. It's the perfect gift for the hostess of a Halloween party you might be attending this year! 

Thanks for stopping by and don't  forget to leave a comment letting me know you came!

Have a wonderful, blessed day! 



CTMH Nevermore paper pack item #X7198B
CTMH Eggplant exclusive inks pad item #Z2647
CTMH Black exclusive inks pad item #Z2105
CTMH My Acrylix Pumpkin Chevron Stamp set item #B1488
Miscellaneous bling, ribbon, embellishments and trim.

If you have any questions or would like to place a close to my heart order, please click the shop with me button to go directly to my online business page, or leave a comment here. 

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Trick or treat wooden sign!

Happy Saturday! I'm off to take the kiddos apple picking but wanted to share this sign I made before we headed out for the day.  

The image came from the silhouette store. The paint is called "pumpkin" and is by craftmart.

Thanks for taking a look and supporting my blog. 

Have a great day! 


Friday, October 23, 2015

"Candy collectors" wooden sign

It's Friday!!!! Woohoo and just one week or should I say 8 days until Halloween... Creepy crawly and scary things will appear on your door step, ring your bell and say "Trick or Treat". How will you greet them? 

Well here's an idea. With this adorable wooden sign that says, "Welcome Candy Collectors". 

File comes from the silhouette design store. All other supplies were into stash. I measured the wooden piece, then pulled the file to the appropriate size and set up my machine to cut vinyl.

Such a fun, easy project to add to your already festive Halloween decor!!!

Be sure to leave a comment letting me know you stopped by. I'm "brewing" up a surprise that I am going to share with you all when the clock strikes midnight soon. 

Have a wonderful weekend!!!


Thursday, October 22, 2015

Nevermore scrapbook layout

Is it Thursday already? I do believe so!!! Today I have a scrapbook layout featuring the "Nevermore" close to my heart paper pack. This paper is so much fun and just great for all your Halloween projects. I'm really having fun with this pack!!!!

For this layout I used a file that I purchased in the silhouette design store. I could have made it a double page spread but decided just to do only a single page layout. Now I have a layout just waiting for our Halloween family picture. 

If you have any questions about any products I used or would like to order the "nevermore" paper pack, please comment below or send me a message. 

Thanks and have a great day!!!


Silhouette cameo machine
Silhouette scrapbook file
Nevermore paper pack from CTMH
Black ink by from CTMH 
Foam adhesive squares 

Pumpkin sweets spooks and treats wooden sign!

Good afternoon,

I have another project that I would like to share with you today. It's a wooden sign in the shape of a tombstone that I have altered. Don't you just LOVE altering objects? Well I do and if you need inspiration to start, you'll find it right here today!!!

For the sign I painted it black using acrylic paint, let it dry. Then I searched the silhouette design store for a cute saying, and measured the wooden piece for sizing. Ungrouped the image so I could use different color vinyl. Cut everything out on my silhouette cameo using the vinyl setting with the blade on 2, pressure and depth/thickness on 5 & 10.

Hope you all enjoy and thanks for stopping by. Be sure to check back for more ghoulish favors!!!

Don't forget to comment so I will know you came. I'm gearing up for a spooky giveaway and you will want to be counted!!


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Bottle treat holders!

I can't believe it's Wednesday already! Boy does time fly! Only 10 more days until Halloween. Last weekend I went to a scrapbook retreat and had an amazing time! It was held up in the north Georgia mountains in a beautiful log cabin! Just a bunch of girls playing with paper for 2 full days! We cooked and ate delicious meals and snacks all weekend. I worked on a few projects but for the most part, I enjoyed myself by laughing and conversating with friends.

Anyway, today I have some glass treat tube holders to share with you. I found a file on Pinterest with the measurements for the holder. So here it is....

These were so much fun to make and super easy. Measurements for the box are included below. 

Thanks for stopping by and if you have any questions, do leave a message! 



CTMH Nevermore paper pack 
CTMH Black ink pad
CTMH Eggplant ink pad
CTMH thick twine
CTMH pumpkin chevron stamp set
Martha Stewart score board
Creative memories cutting system 
Paper trimmer
Acrylic block 
Washi tape
Glass treat tube

Measurements for box:

11 by 4 inch paper
Score at 1/2 ,1 3/4, 4 1/4 l, 5 1/2 then flip
Score at 1 1/4 and 2 2/4 flip again and score at 3 inch and 8 but only at the score line but all the way across. 
Put one inch hole in the top of the box, embellish as you wish!


Friday, October 16, 2015

"BOO" witch boot Halloween card!!!

TGIF!!! Hello everyone! It's finally the weekend and I'm so glad!!! Headed to a scrapbook retreat in the North Georgia Mountains today. Check in is at 9:30am and check out isn't until Sunday @6pm! Woohoo!!! And who ever said girls just wanna have fun was correct!!!

Today I am sharing with you a card I made from a file I purchased from the silhouette design store. This was such a fun, cute and easy card to put together. I plan on sending this to one of my favorite aunts. Well actually all are my favorite so they will all go checking their mailboxes daily for it, LOL!!! 

Thanks for stopping by and if you have any questions on any of the products used on today's project, please leave a comment!!

See you soon!


Supplies list

Silhouette cameo
Witch fancy shoe shaped large card
Close to my heart "Nevermore" paper pack item #X7198B
Close to my heart "black" exclusive ink item #Z2105
Close to my heart exclusive ink "eggplant" item #Z2467

Ribbon and jute twine from my stash

Thursday, October 15, 2015

It's almost Halloween "Nevermore" treat sacks

Good Morning! Happy Thursday!! 

Today I am sharing with you some of the cutest treat sacks I made using the "Nevermore" paper pack from close to my heart!

This paper is just perfect for those Halloween projects!!! It's double sided and coordinates with our solid card stock! 

I made three different designs!!! Going to fill these bags with candy and hand them out to only the cutest trick or treaters and my kids teachers!

List of supplies used:

Cricut explore machine
Cricut cuts from the CTMH Artbooking Cartridge item #Z3169
Nevermore paper pack item #X7198B
Slate CTMH ink pad item #Z2173
Eggplant ink pad item #Z2647
Blank ink pad item #Z2105
My acrylic pumpkin chevron stamp set item #B1488
Thistle thick twine item #Z3040
Black shimmer trim item #Z1809
Slate designer creations paper bags item #Z2036
Clothes pins from my stash

I hope I have inspired you to create some wonderfully ghoulish treats for all the monsters that may cross your path this Halloween holiday!!!

If you have any questions regarding the project or products used please contact me. Want to earn any of the supplies used in the project for free? Hostess a home or online close to my heart gathering. Ask me how? Interested in teaching others how to create beautiful cards, scrapbook layouts or digital albums? Become a close to my heart independent consultant! I can help you get started!!!

Click on the "shop with me" button at the top of this page or email me.

Thanks for visiting my blog and check back often for more inspiration!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Sharondalyn 😊

Sunday, October 4, 2015


Good Morning!!! Over the weekend I had out of town guests and I wanted to make them feel welcomed into my home. So what better way to do that than to greet them with a handmade card!! This file came from the silhouette design store and all the paper and embellishments are from my stash! 

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!!!