Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Halloween Totem

I had this idea to use three of the ATC boxes by Eileen Hull and make a Halloween totem.  On the very  top is a black bottle brush tree with fall berries.  The very top of the tree shows a pumpkin man head with bows so the whole thing looks like a man up there rather than a tree.  On the sides of the three boxes I used various items like a creepy hand, a fly, a jointed Halloween doll, stickers, etc.  It was a fun project and I hope you enjoy it.  If you have any questions you know how to get in touch.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Christmas is Coming, the Geese Are Getting Fat.......

Or maybe it's me that's getting fat....but that's another story.  It's raining cats and dogs here and dark and dreary so I decided to make myself a cheery CHRISTmas card.  I used a stamp called Winter Walk by Simon Says I think.  The foliage is Tim's new Holiday Greens.  There are four types of greenery in this set:  pine, spruce, holly and juniper.  Plan on using this one a lot this season.  Enjoy!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Halloween Lighting

Over the weekend Cricut offered a cutting file which resulted in the project below.  I was so excited because I love these intricate files.  It is a Halloween luminaria, one layer cut in black cardstock and the inside layer is just a rectangle of vellum.  You cut two panels of each and join them together.  The black cut tends to stick out because it's round so I glued the larger areas down here and there.

 You sit your LED lights inside.  It's very impressive when lit, sitting on my kitchen island.  The Explore cut it flawlessly and only one tiny pice inside the pumpkin remained on the mat.  I tell you I love this machine.  The file was $1.99 and is available, as far as I know, on the Explore Make It Now page.  Hope you like it!

The Royal Crown

Spellbinders has a line of dies out for pendant, pins and jewelry making as well as other items.  They are all very vintage-y looking.  I decided to give this crown a try and the results were worth the patience.  It's embossed on foils which you can purchase from them or elsewhere.  JoAnns is carrying this line also.  This is called the Vintage Trellis Crown.  It takes two dies, which could be used separately as borders for your cards and scrapbooking, and 1 sheet of foil. The bottom die is threaded with metallic ribbon, although that is not a must and you paint the inside with gold metallic paint.  I used Ranger.  It was a fun project, although as I said, required a little patience.  I just thought it was something a little different.  Mine is going on Grace, my antique dress form!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Brr.....fall is really here!

Last night and tonight our temps will be in the forties.  It was cold on the way to church at 7:30 this morning.  I warmed up with a latte afterwards and some good old fashioned creativity.  I have two projects to share today.  One is a very simple gatefold album for my daughter to put her doggie Halloween pictures in.  You know, the ones with the dog thinking  "I can't stand this nonsense!"

The other is a Halloween Witch Hat.  I bought the paper mache hat years ago and this was the year to finally get to it. I painted it black and then had so much fun decorating it with a large rose, a halloween bottle brush tree, a mouse, a pumpkin and acorns, a skull and a vintage Halloween card.  I think I covered most everything.....oh and orange and black tulle!  Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014