Saturday, October 31, 2009

One last Halloween post

Ok, this is my final Halloween post. I just wanted to post some non crafty Halloween pictures for you all. So, here is a picture of my adorable little Candy Corn Witch on the way to her school carnival.
Here she is working on our pumpkin. A word of advice, those little patterns aren't as easy as they look.

Hope you all had a wonderful and safe Halloween.

Friday, October 30, 2009

New Stamp Sets Coming

Cindy at StampingScrapping is releasing 4 more NEW STAMP SETS! I have a sneak peak for you! The sets are DRINK MINIS, FANCY ACCENTS, TAGS ACCENTS, LABELS ACCENTS. I will have samples to show you in the next couple of weeks, but they are available for pre-order HERE right now!

The Drink Minis coordinates with her current drink sets, the Fancy Accents coordinates with the Spellbinders Fancy Tags Dies, the Tags Accents coordinates with Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trios 2 Dies and the Labels Accents coordinates with Spellbinders Labels 2, Labels 4 and Labels 8 dies. All of the spellbinder products can also be found in Cindy's store.

These sets will work perfectly for adding sentiments to cards or little journaling captions for your scrapbook pages. The stamps are clear, so it will be very easy to get your sentiment lined up perfectly. I can't wait to get my hands on these babies!!!!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Another Halloween Card

Here is another Halloween card I made for a swap. It has a little glare on it because I took the picture after I had it in the clear envelope. The image in this picture is called Mummy Trevor and it is from CC Designs. I used various polka dot patterns for the background and myCuttlebug. I embossed the black section with the spider web folder and then punched the sentiment out of the boo folder and ran some black ink over it. I think this will probably be my last Halloween post since it will be over this weekend. I've had so much fun making Halloween projects but I guess it's time to move on to Christmas.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Haunted House

It is Stamping Scrapping Design Team assignment time again. I wanted to create something to show just how awesome the new Eerie paper from Basic Grey is. It comes in both 12 x 12 and 6 x 6 pads. I really wish I had gotten 2 packs because I am in love with it now. I found this little house shaped chip board album on clearance and thought I could turn it into a Haunted House album pretty easily. You could cut the house shape on your cricut and it would probably be easier than hand cutting the paper into the shape of the house like I did. For the front cover, I painted it with some Tim Holtz black crackle paint and some of the new rock candy crackle paint as well to make the house look weathered and kind of scary. I also distressed the edges a little bit with some white ink to make it look a little spooky.

I cut some trees and a fence from the cricut Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge and added those to the cover. The jack o lantern is cut from A Child's Year. I cut all the elements out of other patterns of the paper to showcase it as much as I could. It's all so great, it was just too hard to pick between all the great patterns. For this next page, I cut the bat from Paper Dolls and the

chandelier from Home Decor. I didn't glue down the bottom half of the chandelier so that when I add pictures later, I can slide them up underneath it if I need to. I love this orange scroll design paper. I inked the edges with some black soot distress ink. For the next page, I pop dotted

some ghosts (also cut from paper dolls- this cartridge is a Halloween gold mine) so once again photos could be added later by going underneath the embellishments. I inked the edges of this black paper with some white ink. This next page I call the witch page. You can see she left her

hat behind and that her frog is about to jump out of the potion. Once again, all these shapes were cut from Paper Dolls. I love how the skull on this page turned out. I think it looks great cut out of the pattern paper and distressed with a little black ink. Now although there is a skull and

crossbones on the Paper Dolls cartridge, I didn't use that one. I thought this one was a little spookier. It is actually cut from the new Gypsy Wanderings cartridge. I used this tree pattern for the back cover. I left it plain with no embellishment because I thought the pattern was perfect just as it is- spooky and understated. The book is held together with a binder ring and
I added a lot of lime green ribbon and some black tulle to kind of jazz it up a little bit. I have to say, if you have Halloween projects to make, get your hands on some of this paper!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Spooooky Halloween Card

Well, it's not actually that spooky, but it is a Halloween Card. I call this one Witchy Tilda. I colored Tilda with my copic markers to match the Basic Grey Eerie paper. The really cool thing I did to this card does not show up at all in the photo, so I will need to do it on another card soon. I distressed the edges of the image with distress ink and then painted over the entire image with the new Tim Holtz rock candy paint to make it look crackled. It did actually look really cool in person.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Halloween Treat Bags

The scrappy frog challenge was to create the 2-5-7-10 bag found on Splitcoast Stampers. On my first attempt, I messed up and somehow ended up making the bag upside down. Not only was it upside down, but the owl I cut to put on it was too big to fit on the bag with the flap, that's what I

get for not measuring. Anyway, I ended up decorating the back of the bag so that my owl would fit. This is a picture of the back of the bag. The owl is from gypsy wanderings and the hat is from paper doll dress up. Now, since it was too weird to just decorate the back of the box, I had to add a little something to the front as well. I welded the words trick or treat together on the gypsy (the words are from Hello Kitty font) and used the pumpkin from doodlecharms as the O. I added a little Martha Stewart drippy goo punch to make the bag look a little more Halloweeny and finished it off with some black ribbon.

This second bag is the one I actually ended up using for the Scrappy Frog challenge. I colored this adorable image from CC Designs with my copic markers. I edged the bag with the drippy goo punch again. I also distressed the edges with some black soot distress ink. For a finishing touch, I added some little wooden candy corn buttons. I decided to add the little googly eyes to hide the little button holes.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Scents for the Cure

October is breast cancer awareness month. Cindy, the owner of has created a wonder card scent especially for this month called scents for the cure. All profits from the sale of this scent will go to the Betty Ford Breast Care Center. You can get details on the scent and purchase it here. To help promote the scents for the cure, the design team was asked to create some special pink projects. I decided to make this pink Tilda card. I have had my fall kit which features stamps from the so yummy collection and hadn't even inked them up, so I figured now was as good a time as any. I colored Tilda with copic markers. The background paper is all from the Basic Grey lemonade collection. I added some smooch paint to her necklace and bracelet to make them look more like pearls.

Friday, October 2, 2009

One more tree project

This is my entry for the Scrappy Frogs tree challenge. I used a tree from the new gypsy wanderings cartridge available on the new gypsy to use with your cricut. I have had a lot of fun with that little guy lately. The stamp is from CC Designs and I think it is absolutely adorable! The paper is from American Crafts and I embossed it with my Cuttlebug. If you would like to give this challenge a try, hop on over to Scrappy Frogs and link your project for a chance to win a fabulous mystery goody bag!