Banner Inspiration!


BOO..Halloween Bunting Banner Pennant Sign Garland Party Favor Shabby Chic French Paris Black Glitter Star Damask Tag Paper Roseete

Set of 4 TRICK or TREAT Halloween Paper Rosette Gift Favor Party Hang Tag





TRICK or TREAT Halloween Banner/Pennant Orange Glitter Old Sheet Music Black Marabou


Basic Grey/Sizzix Banner








Words I came up with:

October, Spooky, eek!, Boo, Witchy, Scary, Treat, punkin, ghost, skeleton, Spiders, Witch, Oct 31st, Monster, creepy, candy, Batty,


Banners it is!

So it looks like we will be doing the banners on the 8th. I think they are going to turn out really cute! I am going to start collecting all the supplies today. I know some of you already have a stash of chipboard letters- if you DO NOT need a package of letters let me know ASAP- like today. I may have to order some if Craft Warehouse doesn't have many. When the night gets closer I will post a list of things to bring, paper cutters, scissors etc., and the cost. Keep finding cute ideas (I LOVE that banner Carrie!) and we can have them pulled up that night for inspiration. I am excited, and look forward to meeting the new crafting ladies!


Banner Idea

I was looking through my magazine the other day, Scrapbook Etc., and found this cute banner. I was actually thinking of making one like it. So, since we might be doing a banner anyway.... I thought I would take a picture of it and put it on our blog as an idea to spin off of.


Halloween Trees? Am I crazy?

I'm just throwing this idea out there. I have seen these black halloween trees on a couple blogs and I think they are super cute! My husband disagrees and maybe I'm crazy but whatever! I was thinking maybe we could spray paint little Christmas trees but then I read one of the comments on that persons blog and someone suggested tree limbs. That might be cuter anyways? I don't know.
I think it would be fun to spend the evening making ornaments/garlands for the trees. Looks like on the pictures I posted they used a lot of store bought ornaments but we spend the night making our own. We could use dollar store items, glitter (of course) wood, paint, paper, ribbon and candy to make them. I think all of this would be cheap, it's just the cost of the trees I'm not sure of? Tree limbs would be free right?

I actually really like ALL of Elizabeth's ideas and would love to do any of them. I kinda want to do a pillow. The only reason I'm posting this now is if we wanted to do a Halloween craft in September, but we could do it in October for mine if we wanted to.
Anyways, just an idea.


September Craft Night

Hey Ladies! I (Elizabeth) am in charge of September's craft night, and since that is only a few weeks away I thought I should get planning. Here are my ideas for the month, if you have anything else- especially a fall/Halloween idea, feel free to post it.

I thought cake plates/stands/serving dishes would be fun to do. We could even paint them orange and black and use them for Halloween.

A Halloween Banner- I really like this boo one. I am not sure who already has Halloween banners...

And pillows. I have seen some really cute canvas and burlap pillows out there and have yet to make one. I love the rosette one and all the stenciled ones. These wouldn't take too much sewing (for all those non-sewers out there).

Let me know what you think ASAP so I can get planning. Maybe we can even do two of the ideas. Let me know in order what projects you wouldn't mind doing, and we will go from there. Thanks!



Hey girls its that time again to plan this coming years chicksandgluesticks craft group. Thank you so much for being part of my craft group It was better success than I could have imagined. I have tried to talk to many of you about what your ideas are for the craft group and have had lots of great input Thank you.

I have decided to add 2 more people to the craft group to make it an even 9 that way everyone has 1 month to do there project.


Skip JUNE or DEC Please Vote

Also I need to know what day of the week is best check out the polls

I realize this seems like a lot more but I think it will be fine, If you think you do not have enough room to handle a large project (Big picture frames:) SOOO cute by the way! I will be sharing mine soon I just finished them) We can try to work that out. Callies going to buy a big giant house for us to all go to right? If this is too many for you I understand, Fresh Blood is always good.

Also, If you would like to call me or email me any names of people that you know would be a great and/or would like to get to know that would be great. That helped when I asked you each to be part of this group. I have loved getting to know each of you better. I have a few names in mind but would love input.

So here are the rules to this group (as a reminder and for the new gals to read once I let them know)

1. You must be able to Complete 1 project, I think it is helpful if all supplies are available for that project so that it is 100% finished by the time we leave.

2. Please come to all craft nights its not really fair if 1 person has to put together 9 craft kits and another only does 4 You can give it as a gift if you do not feel that it will fit well in your home- Think girls night out. Obviously if something major comes up things can not be helped but please try to only miss 1 craft night, It is not the hostess responsibility to deliver and re teach the project so if you can’t make it please be considerate.

3. Projects are to be around $15 Please be thoughtful with cost, There will be a bin passed around, With extra supplies so that we do not all buy the same paint brushes .

4. You are welcome to switch months if needed. Just ask the group I have a couple sweet girls who always say they are willing to do whatever. Besides who knows what really will happen in March right?

5. Everyone will get the opportunity to suggest and vote on projects, Please make sure this is done at least 2 weeks in advanced so that if you need to order things or whatever it can be done early enough. Most of us are willing to share our thoughts and ideas so just ask.

6. Please put your photos on the blog they are fun to look at!

7. Relax we are here to have agood time and learn new techniques. I have loved doing the projects on the back of my to do list!

8.If you decide that the craft night is not working with your schedual thats fine but you will need to be in charge of the next month before you quit.

I need to know By Aug 15th if you are

still planning to do this for the up coming year.

Please feel free to call me if you have questions or concerns. Start thinking about which month you want to take on for your craft night, I can't wait to get started again. Start looking for ideas!!