the Halloween Bake Sale

Actually, these were for the Cake Walk… but bake sale, cake walk… same difference. It’s not a new thing to me, but I had fun with Elizabeth’s first school one. I wanted to see if I could make some fun looking things (and keep cost LOW)…

First: Made a fun tag & tie for this festive cake. It’s just funfetti cake + matching frosting. EASY.

Then with the other 1/2 we got silly. The stem + leaf are just cardstock glue-dotted onto the plastic wrap – in no way touching/bothering the cake.

Finally we went for minis. Brownie bites baked from a mix + candies + a fun tag.

The thing about baked goods for stuff like this is that IT IS OK to just go for quick & easy. Nobody is going to judge if you just use mixes and don’t bake up something original and from scratch. SOMETIMES QUICK AND EASY IS TOTALLY THE WAY TO GO!!!

On the tags and such primarily I used Girls’ Paperie Toil & Trouble line (which you can see more of in THIS article I wrote). LOVE Margie’s stuff – and this Halloween line is just so fun. I love adding a bit of crafty goodness to things – it just makes me smile.

Happy (holiday) crafting everyone!!!

Girls Paperie: 2 you didn’t see

I sent five layouts in to Margie for her appearance on HSN yesterday. My hope being a few would work for her – and she’d have choices. I assumed she wouldn’t have time to show every page, but that having options in such a situation would surely be good. Anyhow, today I’m going to share the two you didn’t see…

I used blue thread + some Tim Holtz distress stickle “dots” around the edge on this one. The Girls’ Paperie die cuts are so mcuh fun – love them on this page (the ledger is one of my favorite papers!)

Then I used another fave paper – the quilted one (that’s what I call it)…

I stitched most of the spots where (on the paper) white stitch-like marks appear…

Until Matilda (aka old sew machine) got cranky. It didn’t take as long as you might think and was loads of fun. Stitching + Paper Girl (this line of paper) = fantastic. LOVE IT!

So much fun playing with pretty paper going on around here… until next time, happy crafting!

Miss Preppy {as seen in Sept 2010 Ella Ezine}

 I was asked to contribute a layout to this article in the September Ella E-Zine

yeah, you say “do something girly with ___” to me and I am all for it. LOVE my girly girls!

Oh and that outfit?! It’s my favorite. I normally don’t buy clothes for the kids at the ‘real’ gymboree (we have an outlet one too) but I could NOT help myself. Loved it – and she does too. Becca + Preppy = fabulous.

Mostly used girls paperie + tim holtz goods on this page. LOVE that the two go together so well.

PS that Tim Holtz ribbon – inked up? TOTAL favorite!! You can check out the article + more about my page here: (and get more info, see more pages, etc). Also don’t forget Mondays on the Ella blog = prizes!!

Of course, for more girly-fab you can check out the e-book!