Showing posts with label halloween. Show all posts
Showing posts with label halloween. Show all posts

Monday, November 18, 2013

So Scary

Yeah, yeah, I know Halloween is long past, but I just had time to sit down and scrap some cool photos of our neighbour on Halloween.  We all went Trick-or-Treating together, and had a blast!  Little Sophy, above, was dressed up as her favourite Monster High girl and her mom did an amazing job on the makeup.   This very cute paper from Doodlebug Designs was my inspiration.  The colour in her wig matches the colour in the paper perfectly.  Most of the embellishments are from the Halloween Parade Line by Doodlgebug Designs.  I used a few pieces of Glitter paper from DCWV with some star punches and also some Stickles to add some bling!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween

This year I decided to decorate my fireplace, like I did at Christmas last year.
So the kids and I filled the firebox with pumpkins and haunted houses.
Look what I found at Home Sense last week.
Don't these glass pumpkins look like

Don't they remind you of the work of Dale Chihuly?
I really love this one above.

I got this blue one last year.  It has a light built in the bottom. 

Here's a look at the display during the day.

And here it is at night.

I love the orange Christmas lights.
I've been collecting these pumpkins for my classroom for years.
Last year I brought them home.  My kids love them.

I hope that you and your families have a wonderful night.
thanks again for stopping by.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Halloween Decor

I have these shabby chic frames that I've been collecting to decorate my Crafting Room.
So I finally got organized and whipped up a few quick 3D collages.
And when I say quick, I really mean it.
Like 15 minutes...
This image was made from a piece of patterned paper from My Mind's Eye
And that banner is a 3D sticker from K&Co. 

This frame has two banner stickers from K&Co on some DSP from K&Co. 
Here's a frame with a banner from the same K&Co kit and the
Halloween die cut from My Mind's Eye

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Chills and Thrills and MDS2

Well, as usual, I didn't get very many good photos on Halloween night.
My camera died, and my phone only takes limited photos. 
But I used what I had and tried to make an interesting layout.
Teagan was Hello Kitty,and Connor was Iron Man.
I didn't get any photos of him with his mask off unfortunately.
I used the free template from "A Split Second" and then
changed up the colours and added a few halloween stamps.

We went out with some family friends. 
It was pouring at 5pm, so we waited a bit later until the rain let up a bit.
    _Designer Kits/A Split Second - embellishments/A Split Second - chevron (re-colored)

    Halloween\Toxic Treats\Toxic Treats - witches, Color = LUCKY LIMEADE 170,172,62
    Splatters/A Split Second/A Split Second - splatter 1
    _Designer Kits/A Split Second/A Split Second - frame 5, Color = LUCKY LIMEADE 170,172,62
    Vintage\Vintage Overlays\Vintage Overlays - texture 1, Color = 0,0,0
    _Designer Kits/A Split Second/A Split Second - border, Color = LUCKY LIMEADE 170,172,62
    _Designer Kits/A Split Second/A Split Second - frame 3, Color = RICH RAZZLEBERRY 149,69,103
    _Designer Kits/A Split Second/A Split Second - frame 4, Color = WHISPER WHITE 255,255,255
    _Designer Kits/A Split Second/A Split Second - frame 6, Color = CALYPSO CORAL 245,116,97
    _Designer Kits/A Split Second/A Split Second - frame 3, Color = LUCKY LIMEADE 170,172,62
    _Designer Kits\A Split Second\A Split Second - frame 2, Color = WHISPER WHITE 255,255,255
    _Designer Kits\Toxic Framable\Toxic Framable - october 31st, Color = PEAR PIZZAZ 171,173,89
    _Designer Kits\Toxic Framable\Toxic Framable - chills & thrills, Color = BASIC BLACK 19,27,29

    Basics\1.25 Square Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper\_Designer Kits\Howlstooth & Scaringbone - designer series paper\Howlstooth & Scaringbone - 3

    C:\Users\Sandra\Desktop\halloween photos\halloween photos 2012-002
    C:\Users\Sandra\Desktop\halloween photos\4
    C:\Users\Sandra\Desktop\halloween photos\IMG_5014a
    C:\Users\Sandra\Desktop\halloween photos\halloween photos 2012-002

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Stampin' Royalty Challenge #147

It's Wednesday, and that means another challenge over at Stampin' Royalty.
Hop on over to check out the fabulous creations from the design team.
This week we have a
I put together this little Halloween party kit.

I used the a-dorable Googly Ghouls stamp set from the current holiday mini catalogue.

And the Howlstooth and Scaringbone Patterned paper from the mini as well.
I also used the new Window Frames framelits.
Originally I put this together to make a class tutorial to sell, but my work has been soooooooo crazy this year that I just haven't had the energy when I get home in the evening to put it together.
I'll try to get the Christmas one I have planned put together soon.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Colour Q Challenge #111

It's Tuesday!!! That means another challenge over at Colour Q.  Hop on over to check out the fabulous samples by the Design Team.  This page I whipped up after Halloween.  I didn't get very many good pictures that night as my camera is starting to get fussy.  (time for another camera - Santa  - Hint hint??)    But back to the photo.  The background paper is from the Downtown Grunge suite and I added the halloween stamps to the background.  I simply reduced the opacity to 10 to keep the background very neutral.  The pumpkins are from the gratitutde download and the banner is from the Party Animal download. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Post Halloween Buzz...

I hope you all enjoyed your Halloween last night.  If you have small children, I hope that they are recovering from the sugar overdose from yesterday.  (I know that mine are)  Here are some photos from my neighbourhood last night.

Does anyone know how to make one of these????  My neighbour told me that she bought it at a craft fair.

Here are some of my favourite projects from last year.  
Scroll down to find the links for each project.

I'm having trouble posting the links.  So, for the witch's shoe click here,  the box and card set click here, and the scrapbook page click here.

Here are some of my favourite Jack's from last night.  Connor (my son) named them all.

Here is Jack-O-Mad!!!
 Here is Jack-O-Kitty

Here are Jack-O-BIG-and-SMALL. 

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Haunting Witch's Hat

 Well I promised another Halloween project and here it is. 

I was going through the aisles of my local box crafting store when I stumbled upon this paper witches hat.  I knew I wanted to alter it, but it took me a few weeks to figure out what to do. 

I am in LOVE, LOVE, LOVE with the Mocha Morning Specialty DSP.  I knew I wanted to cover this hat with it, but...

I only had one piece of the black, flocked DSP left.              ARGHHHHHH!

WHAT to do???!??!??!!?!?!?  The ONLY thing that bothers me about Stampin' Up! is that because it's a mail-order company, you have to wait a week for your supplies to arrive.  And with the start of my new teaching blog, and everything else going on in my life, I have been toooo busy to think about getting more paper.  And now here we are, only a few days before the big day.     SO, what to do.....????       Well I cleverly decided to get out my Basic Black ink pad and a sponge, and sponge over the Crumb Cake flocked pattern of this DSP.  Let me tell you that it took a loooooonnnngggg time.  BUT, I am really pleased with the final result.   Check out all my photos, and you can see the different flocking patterns around the hat.  The whispy floral image was sponged in, and the "fleur de lis" flourish, was always black. 


Well, then I knew I needed ribbon to hide the joints between the paper, and I really wanted to make something interesting for the hat band, and the floral rosette.

The rosette was made by cutting the DSP to 1 1/2 inches and then scored at 1/4 inch all the way along (with the Simply Scored) and then folded like an accordian.  After I creased all the folds, I added the strip of Basic Black Satin ribbon, along the back with Sticky Strip.  Then I creased it all again so that the black ribbon added a nice edge to the rosette.   Finally I used the 2 3/8" scallop circle punch and the Fancy Flower punch to punch out a few shapes.  I then scrunched, and scrunched the paper, and then spritzed it with water.  Finally I separated the paper into 2 strips.  This gives it the faux suede look.  Eventually I scrunched these 'faux suede' pieces into a shape I like, and let them dry.    I popped an antique brad in the middle, and voila! a cute little rosette.

The hat band was a bit more difficult.  I think I'm going to save that tutorial for another day.  I have a project coming up with Craft Project Central in November, and I think I'll included a tutorial about the hat band in that project.  Currently this hat is sitting amongst all my Halloween goodies in my little Halloween Vignette.   I truly hope you all have a fabulous Halloween - especially those of you who have the magic of children to excite your day!

Friday, October 28, 2011

A Simple Halloween -- FREEBIE!!

Well, I've posted up another FREEBIE on Sandra's Savvy Teaching Tips Hop on over to check out my post, or scroll down to download your own copy from here - because it's FREE!

You can download this little lesson here. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Stampin' Royalty Challenge Number 95

This week we have a HALLOWEEN theme challenge over at Stampin' Royalty.  Click here to check out the samples from the fabulous design team. 

 I decided to make another banner with my digital templates from My Digital Studio.  Click here to grab free copies of the images and create your own banner.  I've got them posted up on my teaching blog.  Savvy Teaching Tips
I printed out the images, trimmed them, and then mounted them on Basic Black cardstock.   I used my fabulous Simply Scored to create the rosettes out of First Edition DSP.    The letters were stamped from the Lovely Letters set.  I punched them out and then mounted it on Basic Black and punched it out with a larger punch.  I added the glitter with a two way glue pen and dazzling diamonds.  The little forked paper ribbons were punched out with the Big Shot and the Petal Cone die.  I added some basic Jewels Rhinestones for some final bling!

Here's a final photo of my little Halloween Vingette.  I've got something to add to it, so I'll be posting that up later this week once I actually finish it.  So check back later to check out my final Halloween project!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Colour Q Challenge #108

 We have a fabulous candy corn'y colour challenge over at Colour Q this week.  When I saw this combo, I just knew that I needed to use the new Spook Central  Digital Kit from Stampin' Up!  I pulled out some photos from last Halloween and went to work.  The pennant is a stamp brush and I added the scallops from the Petite Penant punch.  Hop on over to Colour Q and check out the fabulous samples from the design team.

Spooky Swap

I received this swap at a recent upline meeting.  I have to say, I think that we have the most talented group.  We have the fabulously artistic, and artisan award finalist Carrie Gaskin, the amazingly talented and artisan award finalist Marlene Peters, as well as my fellow artisan award winner Jenn Picard.  So the bar is always set high at our swaps.  I cannot remember who made this swap, but it's such a fun card.  I believe it was chosen as the best swap of the evening.  I love all the texture from the embossing folder, the sponging, and the layers.  I believe the stamps are from Spooky Bingo Bits.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Stampin' Up! Facebook Project (and a freebie!)

 I was pleasantly surprised last week to receive a phone call from Stampin' Up!    Because I am an Artisan Award Winner, they asked me to create a Halloween project for their Facebook page.  Click here to go there.
 I decided to make a project that was easily reproduced.  I really wanted to make a banner, but I don't have any Halloween paper.  So again, My Digital Studio to the rescue!!!  I decided to make a banner and print it out.  You can scroll down to the bottom of this post for freebie jpegs.  Simply left click on the photos and save them.   

Then cut them out and assemble the banner.  I used the fabulous Simply Scored to make the pinwheels.  The letters are a FONT, not a stamp brush for MDS.  Scroll down for the supply list and the freebie jpegs!!

The Fun Stuff:
Traditional products:
119684: Cajun Craze Card Stock
100730: Whisper White Card Stock
101179: Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Pad
121045: Basic Black Card Stock
102023: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
100425: 2-Way Glue Pen
119261: Basic Black 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon
117285: Basic Black 5/8” Satin Ribbon
115615: Basic Black 1-1/4” Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
124105: Cherry Cobbler 3/8” Quilted Satin Ribbon
108362: Crop-A-Dile
101610: Stampin Sponges
122334: Simply Scored

Digital products:
118108: My Digital Studio
123144: Frightful Sight Designer Series Paper
127352: Petite Pennants Punch