Wednesday, October 22, 2014

CAS Halloween Day 22

Only NINE more days!!!

Gotta get my money's worth out of this thing.

I am loving this image from Kraftin' Kimmie.
He's called, Kreepy Kitty.
It was nothing short of kismet for me to have this stamp.   

I chose to make a clean and simple card.
I always admire it when other crafters make this kind of
super white and minimal card. I'm not so sure I can pull
it off. I've always had a hard time with the "less is more" concept. 


I had to make this a super quick make today as I am home nursing
a parvo puppy. My husband rescued an abandoned puppy last week,
and we found out Sunday that she has the parvovirus. Since we don't have 
much money in our rainy day fund, we opted to nurse her back to health
at home. Man, that's a lot of work! Not to mention what it does to your
heartstrings. She already seems to have perked up a bit, but we still
have a long road ahead of us.

Thanks for stopping by again today.
I really enjoy your wonderful comments and just
knowing that you took a moment out of your busy day
to stop by and check out my schtuffs.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Almost in the single digits Day 21

10 more days until Halloween!!
How do ya like my countdown thingie?
I forgot I had purchased this in early September, but only
unearthed it yesterday while trying to finish off the decorating.

I now remember I had set it aside with the intention of painting
up the Reaper since he's looking a bit rough. 

Glad I remembered to get this out and use it before it was too late.
Gotta love those Michael's discounts and coupons. 
I got a wicked good deal in this thing. 

 For my artsy offering I have made another ATC.

I have quite a few Meljen's images, but rarely have the time
to color them up. I did manage to get this lovely lady colored
up for the 31 Days of Halloween celebration.
Her name is Zombie Stella and she can be found here


I added some lightning bolts and a sentiment from a There She Goes 
Halloween tag set. I colored the edges using TH Distress Inks and the mini
blending tool. I really like the way that tool works. 
I usually use a sponge dauber on my finger for this type of effect, 
but I like the new tool better.


Thanks for stopping by today.
Hope I'm not boring you all with my Halloween papercrafts.
I hope to have my house ready to photograph this week so I can
show and tell you all about my cool decorations and stuff.

Monday, October 20, 2014

It's Time for Some Dead Day 20

Still trying play catch up from last week, so here's another
quick and deadly one for ya.

This is the Las Calaveras image from Aurora Wings.
Today is the launch of a new Aurora Wings challenge for the month,
Heartfelt Thanks.   

This lovely lady has been colored with Copics and mounted onto
a black card matte. The card base is Midnight Magic Halloween dp
from Recollections. The entire pad is black, gray, and purple. Love it! 

I totally forced that spider web die from La La Land Crafts
because I thought it mimicked the web on her forehead nicely.
Too bad the photo isn't clearer, but time was running out
and so was my camera battery.
I added a TH Movers and Shapers spider to accent the web
and to fill the void on the card. I painted him black with Distress Paint
and rubbed some Inka Gold in purple on him for shine.

I like the look of vellum, but am always stumped as to how to 
adhere it without the adhesive showing.

That's going to do it for me today.
Be sure to check out all of the fabulous projects on the 
31 Days of Halloween and all of the cool Halloween inspired
posts on the Countdown to Halloween hops running all this month.  

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Magical Mathilda Day 19

Super quick post today featuring

Simple card using orange shimmer cardstock for the base,
and We Are Memory Keepers dp. Layered a K & Co.
glitter border of jack-o-lanterns to mimic the ones
coming out of the book.

Lovely Mathilda all colored up in my usual combos of
YR09, YR04, Y38, Y35, and Y18, for the oranges.
YG17, YG25, YG03, YG01, YG00n for the greens.
V09, V17, V15, V04, V012, V01, V000 for the purples.
E02, E01, E00, E000 for the skin and RV 10 for the cheeks.   

Finally used my La La Land banner die, but I covered up the 
heart cutouts with spider cuts instead. Then I Stickled it up a bit.


Thank you for stopping by today.
I really appreciate your visit and your thoughtful comments.

 Remember to check out all of the talented crafters participating in
the 31 Days of Halloween, and all of the Halloween themed bloggers
participating in the Countdown to Halloween. There is so much creativity
and information being shared, it's nearly impossible to not be inspired in some way.  

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Can't Quit Coffin Day 18

As my cold/allergies run it's course, I am currently
in the coughing stage. The coughing really hard stage.
Like so hard you gag and nearly suffocate. Yeah, that's it.

So to make light of my current state, I have made a 
coffin themed project. Funny, right?  

I originally sculpted this for the WOOD themed challenge
at Haunted Design House. I used a coffin shaped cookie cutter
to cut the shape out of white polymer clay. It's a perfect size
for an ornament, so you may be seeing more of these in my Etsy
shop for Creepmas.  

After it was textured and detailed using a needle tool,
it was cooked at the manufacturer's suggested temp of 270 degrees, 
and then I painted it with a couple shades of brown acrylic paints.
To really bring out the details I added a black wash.
Lastly, a Tim Holtz skull and crossbones was added along with 
a jute with wooden bead hanger. 

Still following the coffin theme, I stamped two coffins
from Inkadinkado's Mindscape set onto shrink plastic.
Cut them out, and used the heat gun to shrink them down even
though I still have my trusty Shrinky Dink oven. 
This way is much faster.  

  How fun are these? Such a cool image.
I'll share a few more images from this set with you tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by.
I hope you get a chance to check out all of the bloggers in these hops.
  

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Elusive Halloween Spider Day 17

Looks like I've gotten my second wind, and none too soon.
Here we are at Day 17 of the 31 Days of Halloween and the
Countdown to Halloween already. Time sure flies when you
have to wait all year for the best holiday ever.
Every year it seems to sneak up on me earlier and earlier.

I have yet another fabulous paper bag album page for your
viewing pleasure.

This time I give you the elusive Halloween Spider.
She only comes out of hiding four to five weeks each year,
and it's exclusive to October.
This is the insert for the actual album page. I have used the 
Rick St. Dennis skulls rubber stamp from the Morte set,
available only through the rubber club at Smeared Ink
I colored the background image with Distress Inks and splattered 
some inks in white and black to break it up a bit.
The star of the show is the tarantula digi image from Smeared Ink
She's all dolled up with Copics.

Here's the album page with the pocket on the left.
I used coordinating papers from an old paper pad from
Recollections (maybe?). I used an EK spider web punch, and
bridged the gap between the papers with a glittery spider tape,
definitely from Recollections.     

This is the insert peeking out from the pocket.
Isn't she beautiful? I am rather fond of how she turned out.
And is there any doubt it's a girl with that glorious coloring?

Insert all tucked away safely inside the pocket the end flap
of the paper bag provides. Just a bit of glue on the top and
bottom to seal it off and complete the pocket.

I think I spent most of my time searching for just the
right label. I think I found it.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Have you entered my giveaway found here?
You have until the 25th to sign up.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hey! Is that my mojo? Day 16

Short of using nothing but four letter words, 
I am so happy to be feeling (if only slightly) better!!!
I must have really pissed off the karma police for this
kind of payback. Wish I could at least remember if it was 
worth it or not.  

Day 16 of the Countdown and 31 Days blog hops
promises to be a good one, trust me.

First up is a page I made for my Halloween themed paper bag album.
I am determined to finish this album this month.

This page is opposite the page I made last year that also has a 
Simply B Stamps image by Abigail Larson. 
This one is called, 'Jack and Jill'.

I colored Jill and Jack with Copics in my favorite and brightest
Halloween hues of orange, green, purple, and of course, black. 

I added Orange Peel Stickles to the die cut spider web, which now matches
the orange acrylic dots I added to each corner. The dp is Midnight Magic Halloween
from Recollections, and the border is a border sticker from Martha Stewart.
The black flourish is an acetate piece from parts unknown.

I'd like to enter this page in the following challenges:
  

And then I have a giveaway. Well, actually TWO giveaways.

One for the Halloween loving paper crafter.

There are stamps, Martha Stewart paper pad and stencils, Sizzix dies, ribbons, 
a cool monster spoon, and various crafting embellies.   

There's a pumpkin scented jar candle from Salem, MA, too.
I'll probably add a few more goodies before the deadline of 10/25. 

This prize is for the (non-crafting) Halloween lover.

There's a candy corn scented jar candle from Salem, MA, a cool monster spoon,
stickers, a monster whoopee cushion (worth the price of admission right there),
a coffin, a skeleton rubber ducky, and a handmade card. 

Along with some eyeball gumballs, there is this guy.
He was a blind box double in my stash. You're welcome.
   
How do you enter to win such treasures?
It's quite easy.
First Offense: You must be (or become) a follower of my blog.
I hope you decide to stick around after the giveaway is over, but
if not, it's your loss.
Second Offense: Leave a comment on this post telling me
which giveaway you'd like to win. Crafty or non-crafty.
Final Offense: Also include your favorite Halloween or Horror
movie in your comment. No particular reason, just bein' nosy. 

And there you have it. 
You are entered to win one of two giveaways. 
I will randomly choose a winner on October 25th.
These giveaways are open to overseas entries, but be prepared to pay
all applicable import taxes that are implemented in your country.