Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween 2015

Happy Halloween 2015

One final card.

Stamps: Sweet Hauntings by Stampin' Up! 139702 w 139705 c, Among the Branches (eyes and crow) 139823
Inks: Archival Black ink 140931
Papers: Night of Navy, Tangerine Tango, Smoky Slate, Whisper White and Pear Pizzaz cardstocks, 
Accessories: Note Tag Punch 135860, 1 1/4" circle punch 119861, Fringe Scissors 133325, 1 1/4" burlap ribbon 132140, dazzling diamonds glitter, Tombo green glue, blender pens

This card also uses the "star technique" from the October 30, 2015 post on how to.

To make the pumpkins I punched out two circles for each and then hand-trimmed them to create the pumpkin grooves. I cut the burlap ribbon in half and then fringed it. The tombstones where wrinkled and then flattened then sponged to age them.

I hope you all had a safe and very fun filled Halloween. Ours was a lot of fun meeting new neighbors. It is the first year our kids didn't go trick-or-treating but they still dressed up in costume. I went as the Frightening Neighbor Lady (smile). 

You can see from my other post dated today what some of our decorations looked like. Since we downsized to a much smaller house we do not have a lot of room to store our several dozen boxes of Halloween decorations anymore. We are using more natural items that can be composted later. It costs more in up front money, but saves us the headache of storage. 

I do regret that we didn't get out our Halloween lighted houses. We have a large collection of at least 10 lighted pieces that are adorable. Since we are not settled in yet, and even better, are moving furniture around as the tricksters arrive (not kidding), we had no place to put them. They have not been out on display in a few years and we all miss them. If we do not get them out next year it might be time to say good-bye, so there is my motivation to make it happen. 

Thank you for stopping by! Happy hauntings, Sandy 

Thank you for stopping by today!

Keep being creative, Sandy

Happy Halloween

Created using the Project Life app and Seasonal Snapshot card collection 139651 page 38 Holiday Catalog by Stampin' Up! Accessory pack is 139652 and contains woodcuts, stickers, washi tape and more. 

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Keep being creative, Sandy

Friday, October 30, 2015

Halloween Mist

Accessory: Spider Web Doilies 139622 page 47 in the Holiday Catalog

My newest team member Jeny came over for crafts and swap prepping a few weeks ago. After the swaps were prepped, essentially we had a craft off with some Halloween fun. 

Jenny took and flipped the black spider web doilies over so the white side was face up. She made a color mist using a spray bottle, rubbing alcohol and a dash of Night of Navy re-inker. 

The effect is a smoky, mystical background that calls to spooks everywhere. 

Another use for the doilies would be to color the white back side of the doily. They are a very pretty shape.

Thank you for allowing me to post your creation on my blog Jeny. Sorry about the double watermark, my app automatically adds my watermark.

Thank you for stopping by. I wish you a happy spooky night, Sandy

Thank you for stopping by today!

Keep being creative, Sandy

Countdown to Halloween

Poison at the ready! One more day until the spooks coming knocking, claiming "trick or treat, give me something good to  eat." 

To make the sparkly stars, I came up with a technique modified from one I learned at Convention this summer. 

Supplies: tomboy green glue, dazzling diamonds glitter, blender pen

Squirt a small amount of glue into a container (I use an empty embellishment container) add a pinch of glitter and apply  with the blender pen. 

Because the green glue is thicker you get chunky looking stars. 

Alternate (learned at Convention): glitter glue and a blender pen or aqua painter. You can get very tiny sparkles with this technique. 

Stamps: Sweet Hauntings 139702
Inks: Archival Black ink pad 140931
Papers: Soft Sky 131203, Night of Navy 100867, Whisper White 100730
Accessories: Spider Web doilies 139622, Many Marvelous Markers 131264 (comes in color packs also), Dazzling Diamond glitter 133751, Blender Pens 102845, Tombo Multipurpose Liquid Glue 110775 

And yes I fussy cut the bottles! I am not a fan of fussy cutting but I will sacrifice for the cause. 

I am going as the Frightening Neighbor Lady tomorrow. Not fussing with a costume this year. 

Happy haunting, Sandy

Thank you for stopping by today!

Keep being creative, Sandy

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Through Friday 10/23

Includes stamps you include in your starter kit. That amounts to about one more free stamp set in your starter kit. 

Needing to stock up on stamps? Place a $150 order and get hostess benefits and get even more stamps! Wow! What a good buy. 

Do it now. 

Thank you for stopping by today!

Keep being creative, Sandy

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Diva Blog Hop October 2015 - Frame Yourself

Arriving from Denise 

Our months theme is Framelits. I love Framelits and find that I use them on almost every card now. They are a modern day punch with precise edges. 

The Framelits set I used here is Handpicked and coordinates with a few stamp sets in the catalog. I will post the card recipe at the bottom.

Here is the funny of this card. Other than the stamped Eye on You using the Handpicked Framelits, all the rest of the objects were leftovers from recent projects. So this card came together rather quickly. I must try this again, using up leftover pieces, it was kind of fun!

Here is a close up of the spooky eye!

Supplies for this project:

Stamps: Stake Your Claim 138688
Inks: StayzOn Black 
Papers: Pumpkin Pie cardstock 105117, Smoky Slate cardstock 131202, Hello Honey cardstock 133678, Whisper White cardstock 100730
Accessories: Handpicked Framelits 137361, Circles Collection Framelits 130911, Woodland TIEF 139673 Holiday catalog, Softly Falling TIEF Holiday catalog, Silver metallic thread 138402, Burlap ribbon 132140, Neutrals Candy Dots 130934, Crystal Effects 130654, Dimensionals 104430, Spider Web Doilies 139608 Holiday Catalog

Here are the rubber stamp sets that coordinate with the Handpicked Framelits:  Birthday Yay 138658 photopolymer and Stake Your Claim 138688. 

And there are so many other uses for this Framelits set. It really was on my "must have" list. 

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog hop this month. 
Happy stamping, Sandy

Head over to Amy's blog next. 

This Months Crew:






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Keep being creative, Sandy