Friday, October 30, 2009

This week's challenge over at Barb's Haunted Design House is "Lurid Love". I think this image pretty much sums up the challenge.

This is one of my most favorite stamps! I just love the whole "pulp" feel to it. And it also has a very 50's/60's horror feel to it that just makes me warm and fuzzy inside.
When I found this sentiment, I just knew it was a perfect match for this image.

Still farting around with the Etsy site and getting ready for my broom ride tomorrow night! Hopefully once this holiday dies down I can get focused on the next holiday and all it's "merriment".
Not enough hours in the day....

Friday, October 16, 2009

Creepy Goes International

Man, where does the time go? Seems like it was only last week that I was fat, dumb, and happy just to be making some cute Halloween cards. Now I am fully emersed in the world of Etsy, and making polymer clay crap like my life depends on it! I started my Etsy site on the 5th of October, and since then I have been busy creating and selling my art. I never thought I would actually sell anything, but my friend, (and one of my biggest fans) Dani, talked me into listing a few of my sculptures to see if anyone would buy them. Now I have made 8 sales and even went international with an order from Greece! I am so stoked to have sold one item, let alone multiple items to various people! I figured all the orders would generate from one e-mail and that my husband would be hiding all my stuff that he ordered.
Please take a moment to peruse my goods at my Etsy store.

Hambo Hogs and Sketches challenge #2

My dear friend, MacKenzie suggested I try my hand at this new sketch challenge blog over at Hambo. I am fairly new to sketch challenges and this one seems like a nice and easy way to ease into the concept.
Here is my submission for the Hambo Hogs and Sketches #2 Challenge.
I do find that having the layout already decided for you is nice. That way I can dork off trying to find embellishments and papers instead of stalling at the starting line.
Good fun! I'll be back next month!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

"Creepee" comes to Etsy - very soon!

"Creepeeville" comes to my mantle!

I have been having so much fun creating these little guys that I really don't know if I wanna part with any of them.
I am still trying to get my Etsy site up and running, but figuring out shipping really has me stumped! I am almost finished (hopefully this evening) and will be selling"Creepeeville" sculptures at a very reasonable price.
This one was my son's idea, and it is one of my favorites! I need to make more so I can keep this one.

I thought that earrings might be a good seller. These ghosts glow in the dark, as do some skull earrings and pendants I made (not pictured yet).

And finally, the candy corn crew!

HDH Macabre Monday #8

Here is my submission for this week's challenge over at Haunted Design House. Barb has been busy making the most devilishly delectable goodies, and decided to pass the challenge along to the rest of us. These "Pixie Stix" holders were fashioned from manilla folders! Yup! My friend MacKenzie pulled this one outta her bag of tricks and it couldn't have been easier to make!

 The next card has a goodie cup from Stampin' Up on the front which is so cute! When I first saw these used on other folks' projects, I couldn't understand what the concept was, but once I saw the cup sideways it all made perfect sense!

So cute! I ordered more cups so I could mass produce this for my son's class. I think I'll make more Pixie Stix holders too! Then again, I'm still trying to get my etsy store going. We'll see what I can manage to do with the time I have left before Halloween.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Welcome to Creepeeville

I have not touched a stamp or a stamped image in almost a week. I finally decided to break out with the polymer clay this week, and haven't looked back since. I have been having so much fun creating these little Halloween folks with the intention of giving them to my mom-in-law to sell at a craft show on Halloween. Then I find out that the craft fair is at a Pentacostle church and my husband informed me that Pentacostle folk don't recognize Halloween as a holiday and therefore don't celebrate it at all. Well, pee all over my parade why dontcha?! So, now I am turning to Etsy in the hopes of finding new homes for my little fiends.

I am in the process of assembling earrings with the candy corns and the batts on them. Some have their tongues hanging out like the ghosts.

All of the ghosts and the moons and the candy corns glow in the dark. Some of the bases glow as well. I am a huge fan of glow in the dark and black light responsive items.
Please feel free to leave me your comments or contact me if you are interested in starting your very own "Creepeeville".

Happy Haunting!