Thursday, October 31, 2013

If The Broom Fits...

Ride it!! Happy Halloween!! I get the pleasure of posting today so I thought I'd park my broom for awhile and share a super simple and fun card with you! I wanted to create a "witchy-fly-across-the-moon-type of card" so I grabbed the new gorgeous Nirvana Collection by Marion Smith and some glittery die cuts I had on hand and came up with this;

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I created the sentiment by using Marion's new stamp sets, they are so fun! I love the fonts they are in!

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I used a doily die to create the "moon" and sprinkled the bats to make it look like they were flying by her ;) Fold up the wings and they kind of look 3D! Also throw in some black & white striped ribbon for good measure, it always adds a perfect whimsical touch.

So there ya have it! Have a Happy Happy Happy Halloween and please be safe while trick-or-treating ;) If you ever need somewhere to get rid of excess Almond Joys, I think I might know someone who would take them... (insert evil cackle here)

Thanks for flyin by!

Love, Sarah

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Halloween layout by Ana Paula Leal


This is Ana Paula to share a halloween layout today.
Here in Brazil we do not celebrate Halloween as it is not a tradition of our culture .
But nowadays some schools and some housing developments 
usually promote costume parties.
I took this photo of my daughter in her costume as Edward Scissorhands in a female version.
She and myself gave our best to this costume become perfect.
We watched some make up tutorials and 
she used her dramatic talent to play the character

It was very fun and I registered all with pictures
 and created this scrapbooking layout
 using papers from the Nirvana collection with a dark look ,
 gray shades ,
 black paint and colors that remind me 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Mad Tea Party Curious Stamp Set by Kim Price

Hi guys! Today I want to share a card I created using the gorgeous rose image from the Mad Tea Party Curious Stamp Set. I just LOVE this image and it's so much fun to color! I've used Copic markers in my sample, but this rose looks fantastic colored using all kinds of mediums - watercolors, water markers, Gelatos, acrylic paint, Distress Inks - any of these would work equally as well.

I started out by stamping four of the rose images onto Copic compatible cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Dye Ink. I've used the dye ink for my stamped images as it is compatible with my Copic Markers, meaning it won't run and reactivate causing a mess with the markers. Next I chose my colors, coordinating these with the colors used in Mad Tea Party by picking a few of my favourite patterned papers then matching my copic colors from there. This ensures you get the perfect palette to work with!

Now the fun part begins! I colored all my rose images using lighter shades on the outer edges of my rose petals and blending the darker shades towards the centers of each petal. Each petal was blended separately to ensure a smooth blend, using the lighter shades on the outside petals and darker shades towards the center. The flower center was colored using yellow/amber shades then I've adhered clear microbeads for some added texture. I also blended the leaves in green shades.

After all the shading was complete I fussy cut around each flower starting with my base as the largest piece, the top petals were trimmed from the center piece and the third layer is just the front few petals. For the fourth layer I have just used the center bud of the flower along with the petal right at the very front of the flower. Each of these layers has been pieced together using dimensional dots for a realistic 3-D effect. The end result is simply stunning - an amazing handcrafted dimensional rose to add to a special project. I have placed mine on a card but this would look equally as stunning on any papercraft project you had in mind.

Materials used:

Marion Smith Designs Mad Tea Party Clear Acrylic Stamp Set - Curious
Marion Smith Designs Mad Tea Party patterned paper - Cut & Create Small Ephemera
Marion Smith Designs Mad Tea Party patterned paper - Rabbit Hole
Marion Smith Designs Mad Tea Party patterned paper - Wonderland
Copic markers petals - R000, R00, R20, R22, R24, R59
Copic markers flower center - YR21, YR23, YR24, E15
Copic markers leaves and stem - YG03, YG23, G07, YG67
Copic markers butterfly - YR21, YR23, YR24, E15
Tsukineko Memento Dye Ink - Tuxedo Black
X-Press It Blending Card
Tim Holtz Distress Stain - Antique Linen
Tim Holtz Distress Stain - Gathered Twigs
Martha Stewart Crafts Glass Microbeads - Clear

Kim Price 

Thanks for dropping by!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Trick or Treat DIY "French Fry Treat Box Tutorial"

                                                              Happy Halloween
                                                               Peggy Lee, here
                                                               sharing a tutorial.

                                                        Trick or Treat DIY Tutorial
                                                               "french fry box" 
                                                 filled with my favorite treat "candy corn"!
I do love the cute and adorable treats that you can
create with scrapbooking supplies.
I created these adorable little french fry box treats...
Cut them on my Cricut
Having a little Halloween party and want to give a special
treat to everyone who comes...I know I would love one..
filled with yummies!!
Halloween doesn't alway have to be scary...
but cute!
I used Marion's new Nirvana paper collection to create these 
little treat boxes.

French Fry Box
-cut image from Cricut machine
-fold on the score lines
-use a bone folder to get good creases
-ink the edges of box
I used Distress Ink Black Soot
-use scor-tape or strong wet glue
-press firm to get a strong bond with
adhesive and paper
and you have a cute
adorable little treat box...
to fill with goodies.

Bonus Tutorial
-cut a strip of paper (1 inch)
-score every 1/2 inch 
all the way down the paper
-fold on lines
-ink the edges
-add adhesive
wet glue
-dab hot glue on a kraft mat
-press down firmly 
shape into the hot glue..

And you have special and handmade treat!!!

Thanks for stopping in today!
Happy Halloween
Peggy Lee

Cricut cut outs-french fry box
Ranger-distress ink and perfect pearl mists.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

My first Halloween banner

Hi my friends,

It's Aneta here.

Halloween is still not as big in Iceland as in America and some other countries, but I love
how every year it seems to grow in popularity over here. So as you can imagine
I've been trying to get myself in the Halloween mood over the last few days.

And what I came up with was this simple Halloween Home Decor.
By the way, it says "BOO" and is quite scary if you ask me ;)

Feel free to use it as an inspiration
if you feel like it

I used these papers:

I'm so glad I was able to use this fantastic collection for my first Halloween project
because it came out exactly how I wanted.
A shabby look with a hint of vintage.

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Thank you for stopping by and have a nice weekend everybody :)

Friday, October 25, 2013

Halloween Home Decor by Tonya Gibbs

Marion issued us a challenge this month to create a Halloween home décor item using paper from her collections. 
I decided to use her Mad Tea Party Line for my project, and a cut file from the Silhouette Store.  The original cut file was designed for a candy/treat container.   I added a battery operated tea light inside the hat to make it a luminary. 

Halloween Altered Spool Home Decor  by Tonya A. Gibbs for Marion Smith Designs.  #MarionSmithDesigns #MadTeaParty #TimHoltz #AlteredArt #Halloween #HomeDecor #TonyaGibbs #Psychomomscrapbooks
I recycled a plastic lace spool for the stand, and covered it with black lace.  Scraps of paper from Marion's other papers were used to make rolled roses. I sprayed them with Perfect Peach and Pink Taffy Glimmer Mists. Once they were dry, I added glitter nail polish to make them sparkle.   Since the clock in the patterned paper was set to almost midnight,  I decided to make a banner and title it "The Witching Hour". The font used on the banner was Dilana Experiment.  Clear glitter nail polish offered an iridescent effect to the little black crows.

The grass is actually white yarn that I stained with Forest Moss Distress Stains, then I added the clear glitter nail polish in small areas for added texture and shine.   I poured clear and pink glitter nail polish inside a small bottle  to create a sparkly potion.  I love that the nail polish didn't mix. 
It was fun creating this luminary, and thought it would be great to fill up a small shelf.
Thanks for stopping in today, if you haven't already subbed - please do so!
Tonya Gibbs

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Introducing Garment District & Junque & Gems! In stores soon!

I am so excited to show you
my latest lines, Garment District and Junque & Gems!
These lines have a bit of everything you need to document your
life and all of it's occasions!
I hope you love it, and please make sure to contact your favorite retailer
to get your hands on it. 
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Have a fantastic week!

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