Sunday, October 30, 2011

My Annual Halloween Dinner

Every October we have the missionaries over from our church for dinner - a Halloween dinner.  Great visions came to my mind yesterday morning.  Buy 3 large pumpkins, cut the top off, and clean them out, then I will put the chili in one pumpkin, cheese in the other pumpkin, and diced onions in yet another or perhaps put ice in the third pumpkin and put the little cans of pop in there.

Well, like I said this was early yesterday morning.  Reality set in last night.  So I used a plactic cauldrin to put ice and drinks in, and plastic pumpkins to put the other foods in.  I lined them with oven bags.

It was an easy clean up and again you can use what you have to get what you want.  I did spread some spider webbing down, threw the spiders out, and put little battery lights around.

Thanks for looking and hope you enjoyed.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

A Vinyl Plaque

I made this for the owner of the horse that my son rides everyweek.  HALO stands for Human Animal Link Organization of Oklahoma.

I wanted to give him something special and thought might just be it since he loves horses and dogs.  His horses and dogs are certified therapy animals.  My son is so happy when he is riding this horse.
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I know a long time since I have posted anything.

So I thought I would post a couple of things I had made a while ago.  I hope you enjoy them!

These are some Halloween Nugget boxes I made.  The had decorated candy in them.  They are really fun to give to friends.

I used all sorts of scraps to make my boxes and whatever I had to decorate them.

I will try and post some more this afternoon.

Thanks for looking.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I finished it!

Yeah!  I finised it.  I had a cancellation this morning so I worked on it all morning.

Here it is - drum roll please........

Where to start?
The pumpkin from this Unity Stamp set are awesome.  They are easy to stamp, heat emboss, cut out, and even color with cobic.  Then the corner stamps are so fantastic.  I could stamp two corner stamps, trim them up, then put them together to form a brick.  Can you tell I have a pumkin sitting two "bricks" and a ghost stuck inbtween 3 bricks.

After I put on the grass I thought it was missing something so I added the Martha Stewart continuous punch of the little graveyard.

I sprayed some witches, a bat, a couple of ghosts with adhesive spray and then sprinkled them with glitter.  I love sparkly!  And lest you think I burden my little mules with too much sparkle I think there must be a Glitter Fairy that helps with all that.

I also cut out some Mather Stewart border punch pumpkins and put them on the fence and the house.

I then had some slighty orange "sparkly" gems I used as stars and then added them to the fences.

I think that is about it.  Thank you for looking and I hope you enjoyed this creative journey.


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Current Project - a Halloween Canvas

I love Halloween.  Maybe because I love the colors or just the fun innocence of kids dressing up or the fact that when I little Halloween mean that Thanksgiving and Christmas were just around the corner.

Here is my Halloween canvas that I am working on:

This is what I have done so far:

I had a canvas and wanted to use it for Halloween.  So I first painted it with two shades of purple.

The house is a die cut from Sizzix - House, Spooky.  I cut it out of black leather.  I then put a yellow cardstock behind the windows and then filled them in with Glossy accents, to give the look of glass.

The tree is from Unity Stamps.  The set is: Fall for you.  I stamped the tree onto the painted canvas and then used black stickles.  I love sparkly things - can you tell?

The pathway leading up to the house are little plastic crystals that decorated my niece's tables at her wedding last Friday.  I just couldn't stand to see them thrown away and knew I could come up with something to use them and I did.  I put a lot of glue down and then just piled them up and there was some glue "sticking" out so I added some glitter to them.

The fences?  Okay ladies, this is where we can tell our husbands that I knew I could use this.  I bought these fences years ago for about a nickle.  I'll be honest here, I forgot I had them and found them going through some of my things.  I painted them brown added glitter.

I am hoping to finish this in the next day or two.  I have used the Fall for You stamp set to stamp some pumpkins.  I have glittered, painted, and even used some copic markers on a couple of them.  I have cut them out and will be adding them to the picture.

The "grass" is drying on my dinning room table, I've painted the moon on, and will be adding these with some other finishing touches.

My next post should be a completed canvas.

Thanks for taking your time to peek at my crafting journey.

Have a great Tuesday!


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Adding Pictures

I always try to make my son's teachers gifts for Christmas and if I have time gifts at the end of the year.

I made these books about 3 years ago.  I call them pocket books because each page is a pocket.  I used various card stock and folded up the bottom 4 inches, then folded in half and you have a little "folder."  I bound 4 of these little folders together to make one book. 

There are several things I've made in the pst that I want to post, but I probably won't be able to tell you how I did it or what supplies I used, but I promise, as I make new things I will keep a detail list of all my supllies and give directions.

This is kind of an appropriate picture to start out with - even though I know it is too early to really be thinking about Christmas, but if there area lot of teachers and principals, let's face it, I will try to get an early start, don't know if I will make it or not, but I will try.

7 teachers, 4 principals, 3 secretaries, two counselors, and one rehab specialist and one therapist.  I at least need to be trying to plan something special in my mind's eye.

This will certainly be a trip!

Have a great evening..


Welcome to Two Mules for Sister Sara - my journey into crafting.

Thank you for visiting. Right now things are pretty bare. This is my first crafting blog.

If you're wondering about the name let me tell you a little bit about it.

Two Mules for Sister Sara just seems to sum my life up. I love my family, I love the Gospel of Jesus Chrsit and I love to craft. I picture my cute little mules with all sorts of crafting goodies, papers, stamps, tools, ribbons, pens, buttons and bows that they are carrying for me (lots of stuff but not heavy, I wouldn't want to burden down my little mules) but those are not the only things my little mules are carrying. I love reading my scriptures, helping others, serving and doing what I can to help others know that they are loved, and of course my family - my sweet grandchildren get to ride on the mules and my wonderful husband, is not walking with the mules, rather he is beside me, and our children can walk along side the mules, if they like, I won't force them, but I will continue to try and guide them and help them as I continue my creative journey.

So please join me on my journey. I will be posting pictures of my work, as I learn how to post them, and will be looking forward to your comments and to hear about your creative journey!