Thursday, October 30, 2014

Happy Hunting? Day 30

Woo hoo! Almost there! 
I can smell burnt pumpkins and rain
in the cool autumn air.

Quick shot of my Halloween tree. I can't find my
ornament hangers so I don't have all the ornies on yet.
I did get those cool green cricket lights at the Dollar Store.
Wish I had bought more sets. They always sell out of the cool
stuff really fast. 

This is my personal collection. I love them.
The Frankie one in the front left, is my newest acquisition.

Here are a few of my black t-shirts.
I have always been a girl of epic proportions, so finding cool t-shirts 
was quite a struggle. Then I found places like teeVillain, Fright Rags, 
Eric Pigors, and TeeFury who offered limited run, unique t-shirt designs 
for all sizes. Score.

The OBEY shirt has got to be my favorite.
I love 'They Live'.
And here we have 'Fofe' from Stampotique Stamps.  

I colored him with Copics, and splattered some red on his shirt
to go with the altered sentiment.

I used a mini sponge blending tool from TH to blend the
background using distress inks.

Don't forget to check out the awesome blog hops going on
all month. 

Lastly, I have the winners of my two giveaways.
Betcha thought I forgot, huh?

Oddworldian (crafty prize)
Matney (non-crafty prize) 

Please email me at glowreahhh at gmail dot com,
with your mailing info so I can get
your winnings out to you ASAP. 

Thanks for stopping by to check out my wares.
I'm gonna miss you on November 1st.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

That's a big pumpkin! Day 29

Two days to go!
I am so ready for Friday!!
In more ways than one...

Here is a snippet of today's shirt, complete with dog and cat hair.
The perils of wearing black all the time. That's what lint brushes 
are made for, right? I'll try to get a group shot of multiple shirts tomorrow
in the daylight.  

My card today features a gorgeous image directly from 

I kept the card fairly simple to keep all of the focus on this
little witch and her fiery wings and lavender familiar.

 The image is called, Big Pumpkin, and can be found here.

So I never managed to choose the winners for the giveaways yet.
I'll do it tomorrow for sure! Just not enough hours in the day lately. 

Be sure to check out both of the hops as they begin to gear up for Friday.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Inevitable Walking Dead Homage Day 28

Wow, we are really getting down to the wire here, aren't we?  
Just a few more days and we can take a collective sigh, pour a cup
of whatever makes you warm and toasty inside, and start planning
for next year. No rest for the wicked.

When I first considered entering these hops I thought I'd share my
extensive black t-shirt collection. Like one new shirt a day for 31 days.
I probably could do it for 60 days, but some shirts are navy....
Since I was impaired right from the start, that never happened.
So I figure, why not show some now anyway?
This is today's shirt. It's by Ben Von Strawn. Great retro monster artist.

Speaking of great artists, here's another Rick St. Dennis image, 
called, 'Zombie Time' and is sold exclusively through 

In honor of the last Walking Dead episode, I shall call him,
"Bob", a.k.a. 'Tainted Meat'.

Great rubber stamp I ordered from Viva Las Vegas Stamps. 

This is also my card for the final challenge of the year over at 
The theme is Hellacious Hallowe'en - No cute stuff!
I think this will work.

Thanks for sticking with me on this Halloween inspired voyage.

I never remembered to draw the names for the giveaways, 
but I will do it tomorrow. Sorry, I'm just too tired this evening.      

Monday, October 27, 2014

Check out some of my schtuff Day 27

Welcome to the final week of the Halloween Countdown blog hops.
Today, I'd like to share a tiny bit of my humble abode and some of
my holiday decorating. 

Artsy shot of my mantle. I love that mercury glass pumpkin.
It is one of my new additions this year.

I love color! Bright, bold color. If it's sparkly, even better!

Kudos to my husband for picking this up for me this weekend.
He rocks and so does this wicked ram's skull!
It's just a resin replica, but it's still super cool. 

These are a couple of jars I made a few years ago.
I added bbq ashes to the 'Corpse Dust' bottle, and the other
bottle is a Maker's Mark bottle which comes with the melted red wax (?).

Oh! And here is my ATC for today's crafty project.

I used this sweet little Frank from Make it Crafty.
He is from the Mini Monzta Boys set of digis.

Since his bolts are rather large, it left little room to do much
else, but I did add some MS washi tape to the bottom.

And now we resume our tour...

One of my favorite candle holders is this glass cauldron. 
It came as a set from Partylite years ago, but I just got 
some 'Hocus Pocus' votives for them the other day.
When the wax melts it turns into a wicked toxic yellow liquid.
I love these candles.

Another favorite from Michael's. Such a nice thrill to catch something
like this on clearance after the holiday.  

Here is another vignette on the left side of the mantle.
I am all about collecting cloches for my captured treasures. 

And the right side of the mantle. Another Michael's clearance jar with the purple
ribbon, alongside my new snow globe of the headless dude. I did score a mercury
glass cloche from a wonderful shop called, Insomniac's Attic. It's keeping my
bunny eared Stitchling in check. He likes to poke the kittehs with his pointy
stick if I don't lock him up at night.

Okay, folks. Thanks for stopping by today.
I'll be back tomorrow with the names of the giveaway winners.

Be sure to check out all the wonderful work and interesting posts
being offered on these glorious month long Halloween hops.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sexy Winged Beast Day 26

I must say that I have enjoyed better Octobers.
This has been a rough one. And by the time it's over
I'll be ready to enjoy it. That's why all the decorations
will be out until Thanksgiving. Well, there are a good amount
that stay out all year long, but you get the idea.

Check out this schmexy chick from Rick St. Dennis.
Her name is 'Batty Bettina'. Pretty cute, huh?
I colored in non-traditional Halloween colors for a change.
I was beginning to bore myself with the same old lime green,
orange, and purple color schemes. It was difficult to find papers
that looked okay, though....

I am almost completely done with this Halloween themed album.
Three more pages, and the covers, and I am done. Finally.
It has been fun though. I have no idea what I'm going to do with
it once I'm done, but I'll figure something out. 

Thanks for sticking with me so far. 
Not much longer now, and we can get back to our
regularly scheduled lives.  

Be sure to check out these month
long blog hops going on right now!

Both the girls are on the mend!! Foxxi is doing very well. We are so
proud of her progress. She even felt well enough to model her fall sweaters 
for us yesterday. Gabbi is eating solid foods, and is happy she doesn't need a 
sweater. I think we're going to be okay. Can I cry now? What a week.....  

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Trick 'R Treat Frankenstein Day 25

The days are really buzzing by lately.
Time flies when have none.

I wanted to share this incredible replica of Sam's sucker
from 'Trick 'R Treat'. I purchased it through a shop called,
run by a funny and talented fella named, Anthony Rapino

Anthony sculpted the original design and then cast it in 
this great translucent resin. I bought the aged bloody variant.
'Cause I'm a sick puppy like that. Did ya see what I did there? 
Check out Anthony's shop and see all the cool Trick 'R Treat and
Leslie Vernon magnets he has also sculpted. I bought a set of 
unpainted magnets of Sam with, and without his mask, and a 
masked Leslie Vernon, as well. I still need to paint those...

I made another page for that pesky paper bag album.

I made a Frankenstein themed page, complete with pocket and insert.
I used a cute Frankenstein image from Mashi Muffins (Wendy Chew).
 I really like her style of art. I also really like candy corn colored hair. 

It makes my purchase feel validated when a craft item 
has multiple functions. I just picked up this icicle border die 
from Cottage Cuts and I used lime green cardstock to resemble 
green ooze. Add some Stickles and you have fancy green ooze.  
I needed something to break up all that candy corn. 

Here is my insert. I used some cool old film poster images,
but most disturbing is the strange photo of Frank as a
small child. At least he finally grew into that wrecking ball
of a head of his.

I'm still hanging in there and am hoping to maybe get a jump
on next week's projects this weekend.
Wanna see some cool Halloween posts? Check out these month
long blog hops going on right now!

Quick parvo puppy update:
Foxxi was greatly improved yesterday. She was a hungry, happy tail girl.
She received a well needed bath and spent some time drying in the sun.
Yesterday was not a good Gabbi day. Hopefully, she's in the last stages of this
horrible disease. Still no appetite, but is drinking water on her own. Kind of.
She's only three/four days into this, so we're hoping for a better day today. 
Thank you again, for all of your well wishes and good vibes.
I think it's working. :)

Friday, October 24, 2014

I feel like a cheat Day 24

I am still unwilling to throw in the towel on these 31 day long
blog hops. Although I did grapple with the idea more than once.
A friend kindly reminded me that I was sick this time last year.
Hmmm, maybe the stress is more than this old demon can handle anymore.
I guess I had better make the best of it then, huh?    

This is a beautiful  new image from Aurora Wings called, 
With my puppy troubles I was unable to take part in the
release showcase, but I did have her colored, just not  made
into an actual 'thing'.  

So, I scanned the colored image, even though I would lose all
the sparkle from the Stickles and the Perfect Pearls that were on
the original.   

I reduced it down to approximately 3.5" x 2.5"-ish, 
which is much smaller than I can possibly color an image
of this kind of detail. 

I popped her into a sweet little fancy frame, and viola!

Thanks again for all of your wonderfully sweet and thoughtful 
comments regarding my sick furbabies. We're off the IVs for today,
but you never know what tomorrow will hold. So, I'll keep on
happily, and gratefully receiving all of those good vibes.

Be sure to take a stroll down the blog rolls for both the
It's a good way to kill a few hours on some great 
Halloween themed, and inspired schtuff.