A bathroom BOO!!

Last night at book club, I learned that my friend, Alisha, did not decorate for Halloween.
Her kids, esp the October birthday boy, are dying to have Halloween decor up in their home
So, when I dropped my kids off at their house for seminary this morning, I walked into the bathroom, locked the door.,.and bedecked it in Halloween fun!

I took a few things from my stash that didn't leave the decor box.  But I took some time last night to design a "Boo!" frame for their BOO Bathroom using products from the Robin's Nest.

First I sanded this frame to give it a weathered look.
Then I dug through my Robin's Nest supplies and found this "boo" paper. I love the sparkles!

You can't go wrong with Googlie Eyes!
Glue Dots ® were used to adhere all the elements on this decorated frame.
I chose to use Advance Strength and Pop Up Relief to make sure it was secure as there are 4 kids in this vivacious family!

The Little Friends bat and snow angel (though I used it as an angelic ghost) 
are also found on the RN website.
I added diamond shaped dew drops to embellish that bat!

These glitter die cuts made embellishing a cinch!
Who doesn't love dew drops!!
The Spider Brad is from the Eyelet Outlet.

This verticle strip of paper is Robin's Nest Famous Glitter Cardstock in black.  
I opted to rip a page out of a dictionary for the newsprint.

Here are the two elementary kids...enjoy the surprise bathroom...
Boy, it is fun to make others happy!


Family, Food, Fun

Fall is upon us and with it brings my favorite holiday:

The top reasons I enjoy this holiday:
Fun times

Eyelet Outlet's most recent release has some great food brads
with NO CALORIES whatsoever.
Feel free to use a ton of them on your cards and projects, without feeling an ounce of guilt
if you are counting calories!!

Donuts are versitile pastries.
From breakfast to late night snacks to fall hayrides and cider,
donuts are crowd pleasers!


I'm hosting Thanksgiving weekend this year 
and I have already started my menu planning and shopping lists.
Here are baking brads that I won't ever have to clean/wash up after!


What are you serving up for holiday dinners?
Here is a favorite cranberry salad recipe that everyone requests!
Ken's Cranberry Salad
(Otherwise known as Festive Cranberry-Pineapple Salad)

Ingredients:1 can (20 oz.) Crushed Pineapple, undrained2 pkg. (4-serving size) or1 pkg. (8-serving size) cherry or raspberry flavor gelatin (I use raspberry.)1 can (16 oz.) whole berry cranberry sauce1 medium Fuji Apple, chopped2/3 cup chopped walnuts


1.  Drain pineapple, reserve juice. Remove 1 tbsp. crushed pineapple; set aside for garnish. In medium saucepan combine reserved juice with water to make 3 cups; heat to boiling. Add gelatin: stir at least 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Stir in cranberry sauce. Pour into large bowl. Refrigerate 1-1/2 hours or until slightly thickened (consistency of unbeaten egg whites). 

2.  Stir in remaining pineapple, apple and walnuts; stir gently until well blended. Pour into medium serving bowl. 

3.  Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm. Garnish with reserved crushed pineapple and additional apple slices just before serving. Store leftover gelatin in refrigerator.

Thanks so much for joining us today.
Dawn, of Sunnyside Up Blog

Sneak Peek!

Pretty Cute Stamps is sneak peeking new sets this week!

Here is a shadow box card using Nativity 1.

And, the back view incorporates images and a sentiment...

And you know...what Nativity 1 means right? hehe...
Check the PCS Company Blog for more sneak peeks this week,
as well as freebie cutting files from Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons!

Wouldn't this be a GREAT backdrop!!


Mark your crafty calendars!!

Bewitching Ruffles!

Who is ready for a little autumn fun?
3 Girl JAM crinkle ribbon makes the most bewitching ruffles!
Check out this vertical ruffle in Summer Harvest: Raspberry!

And when you mail it...it crinkles flat...for easy delivery!

I must have been bewitched b/c this card was a snap to create!
Don't you love it when your stamping mojo is in full force?

So...what is YOUR favorite color of crinkle ribbon for Halloween cards?
Get 10% off of your 3 Girl JAM order when you use code: DB10.

Thanks so much for joining me today!
Take a flight over the 3 Girl JAM company blog 
for more spooktacular creations!


Ribbon Challenge!

Did you know that 3 Girl JAM has a monthly ribbon challenge?
It's anything goes this month.
Show off your ribbon embellishments and you just might win a $15 Gift Card to the

The pearl bling and balloon brads can be found at the Eyelet Outlet.

Every Challenge has some rules-
~~ to qualify for the prizes, please make sure to follow ours~~
We've had so many great entries but we must stress- rules are rules.

1. Follow the theme for the challenge: Anything Goes with Ribbon
 2.  Use 3GJ products (to be entered to win) or feel free to link up any other project  that follows the theme.
3. Follow the 3 Girl JAM blog.
4. Add the 3 Girl JAM button to your side bar.
5. You will have until October 30, 2015 to enter.  Winner will be announced on October 31, 2015.
6. Be sure to link up to your blog post and not your blog.
(It  will make it much easier for the design team to leave you some love!)
8. Have fun!

So...go have fun!
Link up!
Keep your fingers crossed for the win!
Oh..here is a bonus...
10% off your 3 Girl JAM order...
use: DB10


Treat from a Pal

 A swap pal of mine gifted me with these marvelous airmail post it notes. 
They fold up and create a darling paper to write a note.

To show her gratitude, 
I made this postcard that utilizes one of the post it notes!
It is secured with a Removable Glue Dot ® and tucked in behind
this Pretty Cute Fellow from the Pen Pals 2 set by Pretty Cute Stamps.
I propped up the image using foam tape at the top of the pen and near the feet.
Then the air mail note slides into this space behind his body.

Behind the note is a secret message!
So, even without the note,
my swap pal has something to look at that is pretty.

Don't you just LOVE washi tape? 
I do!!  Adding a big of pearl bling makes it even more special!
Washi and bling from the Eyelet Outlet.

Thanks for checking out the blog today! 
Come see what is in the air over the Pretty Cute Stamps' Company blog!


Halloween is just around the corner!!

The designers for the Eyelet Outlet have brewed up a week of halloween delights!
Here are two spooktacular cards to get your ready for the witching hour.

Dress up a halloween image, such as this cauldron from Pretty Cute Stamps, by adding embellishments from the Eyelet Outlet.  Cut up your bling strips to add tiny spots of sparkle!

Eyelet Outlet supplies:

Give any object stamp a bit of personality by jazzing it up with a mustache and eyeballs!
Brads from the Eyelet Outlet make this a simple change...
and one that will have your friends giggling!

Eyelet Outlet Supplies:

Bling Strips add interest to every card/project.
Glued together in a strip, these rhinestones are a cinche to add to your card.
Sparkly Washi in purple will give your halloween treats a bit of eye catching delight.

Thanks for joining me, Dawn Mercedes, today.
Now, hop on your broom and check out the other concoctions on my blog:


Are you up for a challenge?

Are you up for a challenge?
Pretty Cute Stamps has a new challenge this month....

I used Hoppy Easter to create an example.

I love this sweet sentiment...
which can be used for occassions other than Easter!

Tip: Craft Glue Dots ® are great for securing buttons on your card!

Thanks for stopping by today.
Check out examples from other designers and link up your "add a button" challenge card HERE.