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.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Free Stamps

Yes, you read that correctly.  I am in a cleaning/organizing phase again and I have a whole collection of stamps that I love but don't have room for anymore.  Most are Third Coast Rubber Stamps but there are also some Scrolls Works RS (both now defunct & unavailable) which I don't like to use on projects here on the blog or in publication projects because they are no longer available.

I thought about selling them but I just don't have time to photograph them all and try to keep track of who wants what sooooo  I decided as an early birthday gift I'm just going to offer them up for free if you would pay postage.

Here's how I'd like to run it.  E-mail me and tell me what type of stamps you'd like to receive from the list (first, second and third choices).   I'll e-mail you back and let you know if I have what you're interested in.  You PP me $6.00 and I'll send you 1 assortment of stamps in a Small Flat Rate PM Box from your choice list.  These stamps are all mounted on cling foam - some inked others not - but in very good usable condition. I will make sure there are at least 8 stamps (unless indicated otherwise) in each assortment.

So, here is the list of what I have left....

*****Thanks everyone...all of the stamps have found new homes :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Gelli Plate House Mouse Candy Card

Today I have a fun Halloween card I made using a print I made using my Gelli Plate and a House Mouse stamp....

I cut a section off of one of my prints I made using the Round Gelli Plate in autumn colors.  I then stamped the little carrot mouse right on the print.  The image was colored using Spectrum Noir markers with a bit of white gel pen for accents.  I stamped the sentiment and added a bit of pen work and sequins to finish it off.

Have you played with your Gelli Plate recently?  You need to pull it out and experiment...the prints are wonderful for holiday cards!!  I'm going to be sharing more Gelli Plate holiday cards soon :)  Stay tuned...I think you'll like what else I have in store!

Monday, October 20, 2014

DecoArt Media - Special Offer!!

I wanted to tell you about an amazing deal DecoArt has going on right now.  For a limited time they are offering a Media Starter Kit for an amazing price of $37.00!! That's 40% off the retail price!!!   If you act quickly you can use the Code: MEDIASHIP to receive free shipping as well.   But it expires 10-27-14 - Next Monday.

These are products that Andy Skinner (Blog / Facebook) uses quite often in his artwork which should be an indication of the quality since his art work is stunning.

Media Starter Kit

Here's what's included in the kit....
  • Crackle Paste - 4 oz
  • Modeling Paste - White - 4 oz
  • Liquid Glass - 2 oz
  • Gesso - White - 4 oz
  • Fluid Acrylic - Interference Gold - 1 oz
  • Fluid Acrylic - Metallic Silver - 1 oz
  • Fluid Acrylic - Carbon Black - 1 oz
  • Fluid Acrylic - Titanium White - 1 oz
  • Fluid Acrylic - Hansa Yellow Light - 1 oz
  • Fluid Acrylic - Cadmium Red Hue - 1 oz
  • Fluid Acrylic - Quinacridone Magenta - 1 oz
  • Fluid Acrylic - Primary Cyan - 1 oz
  • Mister - Carbon Black - 2 oz
  • Shimmer Mister - Turquoise - 2 oz
  • Antiquing Cream - English Red Oxide - 1 oz
Now, I'm not being paid to advertise this or anything.  I just stumbled upon this deal and thought it was too good to not pass along.  I ordered a set to give it all a try.  I will be sharing what I create using these products as soon as it arrives and I have a chance to play with it all.   I can't wait to get my hands on it...  So exciting to try out new goodies!!!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Watercolor Paper Winners!!

I finally got a chance to cut up the watercolor paper that I've had stashed under my bed waiting for this moment!!   I have 8 - yes EIGHT packages ready to go!!

There are two different assortments - Some of the papers were larger so there were enough to cut one for each package.  Some of the papers were smaller to begin with and after I cut off my "experimental" pieces I didn't have much left so I only got 4 pieces of each.  

There are also some more expensive pieces of watercolor paper included in each of the mixes.  When I originally ordered the paper I went a bit wild and got some more pricey papers but decided not to use them for the comparison because they really were cost prohibitive.  

Each mix also includes a piece of paper made from Bamboo!!  It's not watercolor paper but it is just an extra little bit of fun to try.   

Some papers are 3x6 and others are larger - it just depended on what I had left.  Anyway, I now have (8) -  6x9 envies - each with 10 pieces of beautiful, lush watercolor paper just waiting for a new home....

and the winners are....
(in no particular order)

Lisa Goldsmith

Sharon Lones

Ina Good

Denise Bryant

KT Fit Kitty

Angelia Chambers


JackieP Neal

Congratulations Everyone!!
Please e-mail me your snail mail addy so I can get your papers out to you asap.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Gossamer Ghost - A Scrapbooking Mystery Give-A-Way!

You all know how much I love this time of year - of course there is the crisp cool temps, the beautiful fall colors and who could forget Halloween.  There is another reason I love this time of year's time for another Scrapbook Mystery from Laura Childs!!

She hasn't disappointed - the newest book - Gossamer Ghost is even better than the last.  Carmella and the gang are back at it - jumping in hip deep into a mystery and helping her bo figure out who done it!  You won't want to miss out because this book is set during the Halloween season - fun fun fun!  Reading about all of the holiday parties, the spooky goings on in the Big Easy and who could forget the fun scrapbook and altered projects!

Once you start reading you won't want to put it down.  Trust me...I read it in record time.

I am fortunate enough to be able to offer up two signed copies of her book - simply leave a comment telling me your favorite part of Halloween and you'll be entered to win!  You have until 10-27 to leave a comment to be entered.

Good Luck and Happy Haunting!!!

Watercolor Paper Give-A-Way Soon...

I know, I am so far behind - I have put off posting the winners because I still have to chop up the paper as they are in huge sheets ~ it was cheaper to buy it this way.

We've recently taken on a few new jobs at our business I have fallen woefully behind on this contest and all sorts of things - laundry, cleaning, crafting, etc. etc. etc.  What started out as a part time job has blossomed into 3 full time jobs.

We are finally getting into the groove and getting caught up so I will be able to spend more time here doing the funner things in life again - LOL!!!

So, I am hoping to get the paper cut up tomorrow and announce the winners on Sunday so be sure to check back then!  If you didn't leave a comment during the comparison or if you've been waiting patiently, go ahead an leave another comment here for another entry.

Thanks for understanding and sticking around :)
You're why I do what I do!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

5 Little Skulls All in a Row!

Happy Thursday Everyone!  I hope you've had a wonderful week so far.  It's been rainy and a bit dreary here but the trees are LOVELY right now!  Reds, Yellow, Orange, Green and even a bit of Brown...a beautiful burst of color.  If I remember I'll take my camera with me tomorrow when I head to work so I can get some shots of Mother Nature in her full glory.

Today I have a fun card for you...first, take a bit of acrylic paint and a paper punch for a drippy gooey mess...

A sheet of embossed cardstock highlighted with a few colors of Gelatos...

Add an exotic spooky skull flower...

An you've got a fun Halloween Spookfest!

The skull collage image is from Altered Pages. These are actually left-overs from the skulls I used when I was making the Poe/Skull card from the other day.  I used the one that fit Poe's skull and figured these would make a fun card by themselves.

Have a super Friday!!