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Best Witches!

Today I committed to get in the craft studio and get some stuff done that I had on the board before I allow Pinterest to over inspire me and I end up with twenty projects piled up half done!

Before I get into the details of how and why, I want to note that you may be seeing an” up in my game” with my photography.  My fellow design team member over at FCCB and newly found blog buddy, Holly, from Ribbons and Glue has been such a wonderful cheerleader and inspiration.  One of the things that I have really noted about her blog is her photography.  Granted her projects could be posed atop a trash can and no one would ever notice. However, her attention to detail, lighting and props really adds additional  WOW factor.  So if you see that some of my newbie staging looks somewhat familiar, yes I am gleaning from the MASTER and will settle in my own style soon enough.

Now on to the project! This is a little hat I picked up at Michael’s a few months ago with my sweet neighbor in mind. I wanted to make her a Halloween goody for her home.  Yes, I know that a few months ago would mean August, but Halloween comes out before the Fourth of July fireworks cool down.

I painted the hat with black craft paint (about three coats).  As the third coat was drying I dusted the whole hat with black glitter.  It added some pops of bling!  Then  I used some mini orange feather boa around the brim. Note: this stuff gets everywhere!  It is way worse than glitter!

Then with Flower Shoppe Cricut Cartridge I cut out 3 scalloped flowers at 5,6,7 inches and made the flowers (first time ever making these flowers and I have the hot glue burns to prove that!). I used buttons for the flower buttons. I  the made the little sentiment sign using My Pink Stamper’s Spooky Puns stamp set, Story Book Cricut Cartrige cut at 1.5,1.75 and 2 inches and embossed with Cuttlebug’s Musical Flourish. Attaching to a cut down skewer.

Linking Up To:

Pink Cricut – Link it Up Tuesday

Decorate to Celebrate – Halloween

Sunday Fun Day Link Party 

My Crafting Channel – Halloween

Die Cuttin’ Divas – Fall Colors

Paper Issues – Halloween Harvest

Paper Playtime #85

Little Scrap Pieces: Fun Fridays

Joyful Stamper: Inspire Me Fridays

Simply Create: Linky Party

Simply Crafts: Halloween

CraftyMess- Anything Goes

Cardz TV: Buttons and Boos

Thanks for sharing a piece of “keeping on task and leaning new things” pie with me! 

Halloween!

Halloween Tree

Well it is over… Halloween that is.  The kids are coming down from the sugar and party high which makes for some challenging moments and there were times yesterday I was convinced they were trying out a few new little monster costumes. 

 The party was a huge success.  We ended up having  all but 3 families show up but a few “last-minute invites” took their place, so I had a total of about 20 kids and 40-ish adults here.  It was a little overwhelming at times trying to keep cold beverages in everyone’s hands (it was 80 degrees and I was the requested margarita maker – I can make  a mean margarita!) while trying to catch up with friends and remembering to change my youngest diaper.    The best feedback was my oldest telling me that she can’t wait until next year, so we can do it again!

Trick or Treating was my favorite thing we did.  My kids really have the hang of it this year and marched, sometimes bravely, to doors and melted everyone’s heart out of more candy than they should have been given with “please”, “thank you” and “Happy Halloween”.  That made this mommy very happy!

I am super sorry that I don’t have more detailed pictures of my projects and a ton of them are missing.  It was just a bit crazy to get it all documented.  I did have a kids craft table where they got to decorate little fash lights that came with batteries I picked up at Home Depot to take with them for Halloween night. That was a big hit with both kids and parents. 

Thanks for coming and sharing a piece of “Life’s is a Party” pie with me!

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A “Spook-alicious” Halloween Card!

 

Hi everyone!   I have been having so much fun in my craft room these past couple weeks.  I am gearing up for a Halloween party where I have challenged myself that I am going to make all of the decorations and favors.  Even though my craft room looks like Halloween exploded with six different projects going, I did have some time to make a few Halloween cards specifically for family using My Pink Stamper’s Spook-alicious and Spooky Puns stamp set. 

Thanks for coming and having a piece of “Spook-alicious” Halloween card making pie with me!

 

 

Recipe:

Cricut Cartridge: Mini Monsters – Spider and shadow cut at 2 inches (This is my first project with this cartridge and I love with it! I fell in love with this cartridge thanks to Quick Chick Designs.  Check out her Mini Monster inspirations!)

Paper:

Die Cuts with a View: Shimmer Mat Stack (green 4×4, orange, and purple 4 x 5. 1/4)

Recollections Black Mat Card Stock 8×11.5 cut in half and then folded in half for card base.

Recollections White Mat Card Stock 4 x 5 1/4 for the inside of the card

Ribbon – Celebrate it – Halloween Seasonal (made a bow for the Spider)

Glossy Accents (Black  and White Enamel for the eyes)

Signo Uni Ball Gel Pen- White (for the mouth)

Stamps: My Pink Stamper’s Spook-alicious (“Boo to You”) and Spooky Puns (“Happy Boo-day)

Ink: Craft Smart Embossing Ink

Embossing Powder: Martha Stewart’s Peridot Embossing powder (this is the first time embossing anything with heat.  I am using my husband’s commercial grade heat gun, so I was unsure if I was going to catch the house on fire.  It turned out great and it took only a few seconds to do with no need to dial 911 🙂 )

Stickles: Orange Peel (for belly marking on the spider)

White Spiderweb: Stretched just a small amount around the green 4×4 paper.

Stick and Spray: Used to lightly spray on the spiderweb for glitter to stick to it also made it possible to stick the spider to.

Glitter: Creatology Halloween Glitter set (orange) – used to sprinkle on the spiderweb

Pop dots

Two-Way Glue Pen