Friday, October 22, 2010

toil and trouble


My good friend Margie Romney-Aslett is a designer who has her own line of products for paper crafting.  She also has a kit club that she runs with her daughters.  Every month The Girl's Loft sends out a kit full to the brim with fun crafting supplies.  The kit for October featured Margie's Halloween line "Toil and Trouble".  The girls sent me a kit to play with because they think I'm the shiz. That's what I like to think anyway.  I finally found a couple of hours when the babies were sleeping to dig into my goodies.

I made candy cones. Okay, they may not be original, but hey, who doesn't love a candy cone?  And candy cones made with Toil and Trouble products? Uh. That's a yes. Any day of the year.







And now, as if this post isn't festive enough, I get to give away an October Girl's Loft kit for you, yes you, if you be the winner.  Believe you me, it's a package of fun.

You can see all that the kit contains here.

You can enter to win said kit by leaving a comment.

You can have a second entry by tweeting this exact comment- @suaviloquy I really want to win @thegirlsloft kit because it rocks and so do you.

I really do love being Queen of this domain. Everyone should be the Queen somewhere.

As Queen I decree that a winner shall be chosen on Monday, October the twenty-fifth in the two hundredth and tenth year of our Lord.  Let it be written. Let it be done.

78 comments:

Irene Lenihan said...

That is such cute paper. I love what you did with it. I see some candy cone making in my future. Thanks for sharing.

Natalie said...

what festive and fun things. would love to win.

JENNY K. said...

I'd love to be the winner of one of those great kits. Those candy cones would be great for the "Neighborhood You've Been Boo'd" tricks. Hang one of those on your neighbors door, ring the doorbell and RUN! Thanks for sharing!

Jill W. said...

What an awesome amazing kit. Love the candy cones...Pick ur Poison - too cute.
~Jill

Erika said...

So wickedly cute!

Jen said...

OH my those cones are darling! Margie is one talented lady with all those cute kits!!! This is exciting!!!

emily said...

Your cones look fab! Love your blog...read it every morning! Thanks for the chance to win.

Jessa said...

That is a yes. Any day of the year!

And if I tweeted, I'd be tweeting this sucker asap. But my plate has no room for one more electronic portal. Alas.

oldgreymare said...

Count me in! I do not tweet but I have had you on my blog roll forever, can't that be one BIG shout out tweet?

: D

Suzan

Pam said...

I met Margie in her class at Inspire last May! She is a doll! I found your blog through her's and look forward to your daily musings! (is that a word?) Anyway, someday, I hope to have the honor of meeting you. Any thought of teaching a jewelry class at Inspire?
Happy Holloween! Boo!
Pam


vintagebeginningsstudio@blogspot.com

abode said...

o, you know i want it!

Joan Crandall said...

Oooh I do love those candy cones! I would love to fashion some of those myself. OK so now I need lessons from you on... apple book making, cone shaping, and how you attach such cute things to them. And a stamp carving class.... Oh you the Queen of Crafting for sure April!

Molly Hartzell said...

What beautiful little creations! I would LOVE to get my hands on one of those kits!

Olivia said...

Throw my name in the witches hat - This is wicked awesome!

PaperPumpkin said...

Love the cones! Love the cones! These are so festive and fun! Hail to the queen...of Halloween.

soveryvicki said...

Holy-Moley! Those are some gorgeous cones! You are definitely the Queen of Cone-Making!

Stacy Hamby said...

I am seriously lacking the Halloween paper department. Fun Stuff!

Lisa C. said...

Love the cute candy cones! And I'm loving this kit! I'm so glad to have found your blog too:)

Kath said...

Ohhh! Love all things Halloween, but this ROCKS! Would love to win - thanks for a chance!

Ann said...

These turned out so sweet! That awesome paper and the goodies sure worked up nicely. Would love to win the kit. Thanks for the chance.

Ann said...

Tweeted! @suaviloquy I really want to win @thegirlsloft kit because it rocks and so do you. Thanks for the second chance.

Jean said...

This kit does rock and I love how you rocked it! Those cones are so cute!! Thanks for such a great idea.

mjmarmo@comcast.net

Tina said...

This has got to be some of the cutest paper ever! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Beth said...

love your cones!!!!!!!! (hehe)
I don't tweet, can I FB?

Lucinda said...

I love, love, love ALL of the Girls' Loft papers! The cones are super adorable.

Vanessa, Florida, USA said...

Oh, how I love your candy cone creations!!! Toil & Trouble is the best Halloween line -- love it and wish I could have some to play with, too :) Thx for the giveaway!

rkokes said...

awesome projects!!!

Sharon said...

Well girl, its official, you are the Queen of Shiz! These are simply amazing. Love especially the pompoms...wondered if you made them out of baker's twine? Hmmmm, maybe a small tutorial is in order from the Queen of Shiz :)

Dawn said...

Super cute!! I'd love the kit to document my daughter's first Halloween! :)

RiNNE said...

Your cones are just divine-- with it's crisp folds balancing out those rounded corners! Thanks for the chance to create som Halloween goodness!!

Michaela said...

Love the Halloween cones! Such a splendid little kit.

the emily said...

How cute are those? I don't even like Halloween, but that is awesome. And I tweeted @emilyssomething.

scrapnchat said...

You are so talented. I would love to win a fabulous kit though I doubt I could do what you did with it!

kiki comin said...

yes, please. this looks like one amazing kit.

Joanna said...

wow, those candy cones are the cutest!!! i would love to be able to create some halloween goodies with the kit.

Joanna said...

wow, those candy cones are the cutest!!! i would love to be able to create some halloween goodies with the kit.

Ruth said...

thank you for the terrific opportunities.

Giny Cortés said...

I LOVE the way your project turned out using our SPARK sister's paper line, LOVE it! Have a GREAT weekend everyone and good luck!

Anne Thompson said...

April, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the cones you made with Margie's kit!!! Please throw my name into the hat to win a kit. Thanks! Anne, yourmainestamper

cbk said...

Love your candy cones - I make them every year for the office mates at work, and they're always a big hit.

Sara*P said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win! I'm going to make some of those cones this afternoon. :)

Marianna said...

Such a cool kit! Love it gotta have it!


PS. I tweeted!

dstamper1 said...

really cute cones! love the girls paperie and would love this awesome kit!!

Lesley Oman said...

ohhh, the girls loft kits always make me drool - and seeing those cones makes me want it even more! thx for the chance to win!

Stephanie said...

Adorable, adorable, ADORABLE! I just came over from the lovely Miss Mindy's blog and I'm BLOWN away! I could spend HOURS here!! Thanks for such great work!

Molly said...

Would love to win that goodies box!!
~Molly P

scrapping4twins said...

Those candy cones are super cute and now I
Wanna make some!

scrapping4twins said...

I also tweeted! Thanks!!!!!

Amanda Jones said...

I want I want I want. Pretty please ...

Pam Morgan said...

You are, in fact, the Shiz (capitalized for full effect!) I {heart} Halloween so much and sure would love to win Margie's kit!

KarenP said...

I love what you've done with this kit! Thanks for the opportunity to win one :)

The Momma said...

Oh dearie, how I love this paper. Pick me!

Laura said...

Those candy cones are really, really cool! (And I'm not just saying that because you're doing a giveaway! ha, ha)

~ Laura

nitasha said...

These projects are the bees knees! Would love to play with this kit. The Girl's Loft always designes the cutest kits!

Stef said...

Oh, I've never had a Girl's Loft kit of my very own. And they rock. And so do you. Even if I don't know how to twitter. Cutest Halloween candy cones EVER!

Monica said...

Wonderful! I would love to do something amazing with those goodies. Being an Oregon Beaver fan makes the orange & black that much bettah!!

Anonymous said...

I love your candy cones but I love your blog even more! you rock! Thanks for the chance to win! stampinbetsy at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I love your candy cones but I love your blog even more! you rock! Thanks for the chance to win! stampinbetsy at yahoo dot com

Denise said...

I love the Halloween treat cones!
Margie's line is fab.... thanks for a chance to win!
DeniseB

Maren said...

OK... This is really the best Halloween paper in the history of mankind. I have been coveting since it was shown on blogs @ CHA.
Now, the addition of the "to die for" Halloween cones you have made with the paper & embellishments....
Cruel, cruel world!
(Really I just love it!)

Anonymous said...

Oh how I love this kit and sure thank you both for the chance to win one!!!!!

Tracy D.
Washington

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this kit from our queen!! Your candy cones are absolutely inspiring!

Melissa
mpriest@clearwire.net

Laurie LaRiviere said...

This is my first time checking out your blog, saw your name on Margie's blog, LOVE those candy cones, in fact I am going down to my studio, now that little guy is sleeping, and making some cones for a pumpkin carving party I am going to later, also, I would LOVE to win the kit, thanks so much for the chance!

Faux Martha said...

oh how I love sugar!!

Anonymous said...

And we LOVE YOU!! Love this kit to pieces....I'm already desingning in my head!!!

Anonymous said...

And we LOVE YOU!! Love this kit to pieces....I'm already desingning in my head!!!

Debbie said...

This is the best day ever to stumble across your blog!!! It makes me want to sing!!! Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful kit!! Love it!!

the kelsays said...

I would LOVE to win such an awesome prize!

sharlean said...

April you are the "shiz" for sure...my girls would think I were the "shiz" if I won this and we had a fun craft day:)

Katnip56 said...

Oh, how I'd love to settle in at my craft table with a mug of hot cider and create beautiful fall things!

kim a. said...

Gorgeous kit and I do love the cones you have made- both my kids have October birthdays and I love making them special birthday decor with Halloween paper- thank you for sharing this project and for a chance to win!

shopping-freak-9 said...

love the cones :) love the blog :)

Melissa Sauls said...

Ack!! Hope I'm still in time for this! Beautiful projects and I'm totally inspired! Thanks for the chance to win!

scarthur said...

Love this! So cute!

patty said...

L*O*V*E margie's stuff! & absolutely love what you did with it! happy halloween...
love halloween too...

Lola said...

Thank you for the chance to win. I love this kit. Your cones and lollies are so stinking cute.

Lindzie said...

Looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing. :) Hope I win!

Laura said...

Wondering who the lucky winner was. :-) :-)