Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Paper Fun and Frolic

This top little guy is one of the new items in my Shop. But first.......

I started the cute card below, over a year ago at a Scrapbooking Convention. I went with my SIL. (Fun times, Cindy)! But just recently I finished it up and gave it along with a graduation gift.


And then, I meant to share this with you weeks ago. But I couldn't publish it until AFTER my sister received it in case it would spoil her surprise. If you remember, my Dad use to call her his "little firecracker" because of her July 4th birthday. So I went a little crazy with the envelope. No surprises there!
Some of you may remember when I made this purse using a placemat for part of it last year. That's a real Levis Strauss pocket, with real Levis belt loops to hold on the straps. : )
Okay, onto the frolic...

I stayed up 'til the wee hours of the night with this guy.


This little girl below, pops out as 3-D because I put spacers behind her.



This fun banner may not look like much work, but I had to cut out three patterns for each triangle, then fancy cut each one. I could have made three, but the layered look was too hard to resist. I got my inspiration from two places...a photo in a Mary Engelbreit magazine and a post on Style Sisters last year. I asked her where she got hers and she said she found it in a little boutique in her neck of the woods and she bought the last two. Hers actually said: Halloween.
So, if there's anything here that tickles your fancy, click here to go to my Shop.




M.L.

25 comments:

Darlene said...

Hehehehe a couple of those little beauties have already left your shop cause they wanted to come and live in Oklahoma!!!! Too CUTE!!!

Your papercard crafts are just adorable and the purse is too sweet!

mysteryhistorymom said...

Cute, cute, cute! I am so ready for Fall and these are making me wish for Halloween!:) Lori

I love what you gave for gifts, too! That purse is darling and the card is sooooo fun!

the undomesticated wife said...

Dang, Mr. Halloween guy is already sold! (good for you, but not for me..lol)

Cherry's Jubilee said...

ADDDDDDDDDDdOOOORable !!!! You one upped me on the Halloween decor....I wasn't gonna start till after we get back from Florida in late august....I plan on doing some of my pumpkin men again this year...they are fun! Now I guess I better get to work now....thanks Mary Lou! rofl,c herry

MiMi said...

Oh.My.Goodness! Your stuff gets cuter and cuter!!

Mimi said...

HI!!!!!
Oh M.L......
Those little crafts of yours are so sweet and so spooky and so much fun!!! I'm getting in the mood to start Halloween craftrs too!!! We are planning a trip to Hobby LObby to check out some things!!!!!
I love what you did!!!!
hugs,
jamie

TinyBear said...

Oh - is he cute or what - and I love that halloween piece too and the banner. Popping over to your shop to have a look.
Hugs, Tina

Mildred said...

How adorable everything is - I am ready for Autumn!

My name is PJ. said...

The little "Nightmare Before
Christmas" Halloween guy is awfully cute. I don't do Halloween decorating. :( What are you conjuring up in your brain for little Christmas-y things that I can stick in or on packages. Think wayyyyyyyyy ahead for me now, ML! Did you see the "countdown to Christmas" on the bottom of my blog page? I'm doing it just to be annoying. :)

bonFlourish said...

I love your Halloween decor. I feel inspired to begin my holiday crafting. I first found your blog when you had made your paper mache Santa. I loved him. I now love this little skeleton guy too! You are so creative, thanks for sharing.

Kathleen said...

Are you making any more Mr. Halloween guy? I would love one!!!

marie said...

Well - that didn't take long! I visited the shop and they were gone!! Good for you ~ looks like Mr Halloween is a popular fellow!

Everything is so cute!

Scrap for Joy said...

Wow-flying pumpkins! I was here shortly after you posted and the pumpkin guy and bingo girl had already flown the coop. I'm sure you'll do more, right? I've never been a big one for Halloween decorations but I've decided I need a few little things. Hard to think ahead to October but the way this summer is zooming by-it'll be here before we want it to be.
xoxo

Molly said...

What cuteness! I love the grin on the pumpkinhead cone guy. And someone else must have really loved it because it was out of the shop before I could say "boo" ;)

I'm all mentally out of whack after all that Christmas crafting a few weeks ago but I think I can get myself into Fall mode soon enough.

Christina said...

Oh wow, love the halloween things. I do wish fall was closer and looking at these adorable pretties makes me want it even more.

Amy said...

Everything is so cute!

Mimi Sue said...

Very, very cute ML. Love the banner. It's almost fall. The year is flying by. As usual your mom is the cutest. Give her a hug for me. Mimi

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

You are making some of the cutest things ever.
Fall is everywhere around here in the stores... I always look forward to seeing everything, but none of it is as cute as yours!

Have a great weekend,
Robin~♥

jenjen said...

So cute. I love all of those Halloween things! So fun!

XOXO
Jen

marmielu said...

Hi! I can't believe it's getting to be time for Halloween things, but I guess for you, it really is.
I have always thought about trying cards, but just haven't gotten around to it yet.
I am always so impressed when I see your stuff here!
Mary Lou

fairychildheirlooms said...

so cute! you come up with such great craft ideas!
:) Missy

Kathleen said...

I would love for you to make one for me and let me know when I can purchase it!!! Can't wait to have one for myself!
Thanks!!
Kathleen

creative breathing said...

Hello! Just catching up on all the fun! OHHH, I'm too late to purchase your Halloween ornament. What amazingly beautiful work you do! Always inspirational! I have just returned from visiting all of my young nieces and their beautiful children. In my mind I picture them as Wednesday memories, never more beautiful than at this time of their lives. Thanks for sharing all that you do! Elizabeth

Ms. Tee said...

So cute! That little purse is adorable! I love all of your craftiness. :) And the sign in the other post is great - such a good reminder. Hope you have a great Monday~

queen-of-nostalgia said...

LOVE that little ghosty skeleton guy! TOO cool! :) Love your Halloween goodies :)