Thursday, October 30, 2014

Creepy "Dark" Canvas

Well I wanted to make one final creepy "dark" canvas for Halloween this year...I pulled a really great saying from my Halloween page that fit with the dark aspect - 

"Darkness belongs to the dead, the ungodly, and the demons that lurk in our minds."

and here it is....

To find out all the details check out the Altered Pages blog on how it was made and the products used.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Club Scrap Homestead Blog Hop!

Welcome Friends to this month's Club Scrap Blog Hop 
featuring October's Kit...

I was so excited when I saw this kit.  It is so hard to find farm related items for adults. Yes, there are all sorts of cutesy farm animals, barns and the like out there but try sellin' that to a couple of 20 something boys and their father. If you've visited my blog much you all know we own a small farm where we raise Hereford cows, make hay and other grain crops (and tractors I think!) which offers up lots of fun photo opportunities.  

I decided to make a photo album for my oldest son for Christmas....I assembled 18 - 5x7" pages (36 individual sides) to fill with all sorts of farm photos.  It's much larger than I initially anticipated but I just seemed to keep thinking of more fun ways to use the papers and stamps.  I then made a front & back cover and bound them all together using my Bind-It All.

Everything in the book was made using the papers and stamps from the kit.  The only extras I used were brown ink, an ink blending tool and my Bind-It All (with wires).  

Here are a few of the lay-outs in the book....

This is the last page of the book...I used the sentiment "Yes, I was raised in a barn." and I'm going to add a photo of him on one of his tractors.  

Here is an aerial view of all the assembled book....  I sure hope he likes it!

My guys aren't the only ones raised in a barn ....
 so was our Gnomie friend.....

He's even chewin' on a stalk of straw.....
which my youngest son tells me I'm not supposed to do -
you could get some sort of toxin from the wheat.

Oh well, Gnomie likes livin' on the wild side ;)

I hope you've enjoyed your stop at my blog 
take away a bit of ink-spiration.

Your next stop on the blog is...

And remember - if you get lost along the way you can find the complete listing of hop participants on the Club Scrap Blog along with lots more fun inspiring ideas!

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Curly Witches Hat Home Decor Tutorial

Trying to squeeze all of the Halloween goodness I can before time is up.  Today I have a Snapguide for you on how to make your own Curly Witches hat made using a knitting cone, muslin and some paint!  

You can add a variety of embellishments to the finished hat to match your Halloween theme or decor.  I have finished this one off 3 different ways....

A simple Halloween design...

A more elaborate design for the discriminating
witch who likes her bling...

And finally a Steampunk Witch...

Monday, October 27, 2014

Gossamer Ghost Winners!!!

Happy Day!

I have the winners of the signed copies of Laura Childs new book - Gossamer Ghost!  Those winners are.....


I have always wanted to read one of Laura's books...however my reading in the past years, having a wee one, has pretty much been limited to Pete the cat and giving a Moose a muffin. I always thought it would be fun to do a LO while reading.


Bonnie Schulte

Decorating my table with white pumpkins, orange mums, black cats, real acorns and a few spooks is a fun part of Halloween, and having scary/spooky music playing when the kids come to the door for candy. Plus my memories of my Mother handing out popcorn balls and apples for Tricks and treats, so many years ago, make my Halloweens special today remembering .

Please e-mail me with your snail mail addy.

Wicked Gnome Couple...

Every year a group of bloggers celebrates Halloween by having a month long blog hop each and every day of October featuring a new stamped project each day.  I participated in it last year but knew I wouldn't have enough time this year with the changes in our business.

Luckily I was able to make several Halloween projects for Altered Pages (some I've shared here) and I was tickled to be able to make an altered game piece for today's post over on the DominoART blog!  

Til Death Do Us Part....

Stamps: Viva Las Vegas Stamps

Aren't these gnomes so much fun?  I fell in love with them when I saw the plate and had to have them.  Just too much creepy fun.    I temporarily adhered the blogs to my craft mat then stamped the images using Black StazOn ink.  Once dry I covered it with a layer of GlazeOn (StazOn sealant) and began coloring the dominoes with a combination of StazOn Inks and Sharpie Markers adding additional layers of the GlazeOn between each new color.

I'm thinkin' it's going to be either a cover for a mini album or a pendant but I can't decide which.  What do you think?  

Sunday, October 26, 2014

1 Day Left - Gossamer Ghost Book Give-A-Way!

There is only one day left to enter the drawing for the 2 book give-a-way for the newest Scrapbook Mystery by Laura Childs....  Gossamer Ghost!!

Check out this post - Gossamer Ghost - and leave a comment to be entered to win!  

Good Luck Everyone!!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Hocus-Pocus Treat Cone!

Time for some yummy goodness...
a Halloween Treat Cone filled with Candy Corn!

I know, some people love it, others hate it.  Well I'm in the love column...can't get enough of that honey, sweet goodness!

I started off by painting some Embedibles from ArtAnthology with Imperial (purple) Sorbet.

Then painted a paper mache cone with some of their Limeaid (such a fun color!)

Glued the dots to the cone, added some black ball trim, a little sparklie silver mesh...

A fun collage image from Altered Pages and a couple stamped images from JFF 
and then filled it with Candy Corn!

Easy Peasy!

Free Stamps Update

I just wanted to let everyone know that all of the stamps have been spoken for.  Be sure to stay tuned though, I have a few more binders to go through so there will be more.


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Happy Franken' Halloween!

Just playin' around with some fun halloween stamps :)
I have e-mailed everyone who has asked about the free stamps.  I have only 3 sets left - if you're interested, please contact me asap.