Thursday, September 12, 2013

Halloween Treats and Home Decor

I have several Halloween projects to share with you today..I seriously could make Halloween goodies all year long! It's my favorite holiday by far!!
First I'll start with a banner I made using the Build a Banner Simply Created Kit (133507) and the Halloween Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit (132698). These 5x7 canvas banners are AMAZING!!

When you order the pennants in the kit mentioned you get a total of 18 blank paper canvas pennants (6 ea. of 3 designs). The kit comes with the stencils needed, 9' of jute twine and a spritzer. Then if you wanted can order additional canvas pennants by ordering the Banner Simply Created Kit (132699) which comes with 18 more pennants and another 9' of jute.

 Now here is a quick treat using the new Mini Muslin Bags (132180). I stamped directly on them using the Gold Metallic Encore Pad (132141). Added some 'bling' to one of the skulls eyes (Rhinestones Basic Jewels 119246) and added a tag~using the Labels Collection framelits (125598). Very quick and easy!!
 Here is the tag:
 I have already ordered TONS of them~ here is another idea using them~

Click here for the tutorial on how these cuties were made.

Next is my wreath...

I found these bats online (bought them). Yes.. I know they would be pretty simple to make but the price was right~ and I had to have them!! Just didn't know what I was going to do with them just yet....I then purchased the wreath and hot-glued them on. It still needed needed to be 'stamped-up'!
I added the rosettes using the Witches' Brew DSP (132185) and additional embellishments. The stamped sentiment is from the Toil & Trouble Stamp Set (131724 W, 131727 C). The buttons were left over from the Halloween Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit!! Bonus!!

Next is this frame..I was in a store recently and saw this cute little Halloween Decor piece that I took  a picture of and thought "Hmmm...I can make that!"

So I did!! I wasn't about to stitch or embroider the was easier to print it!! In real really does look as though it was stitched! My daughter made me laugh too...she asked if the '3 monsters' meant the dogs...or the kids?? Hee Hee!

Here is another one using muslin..the first (black frame) was more like canvas a wee bit darker.
This one I adhered to some retired fabric...just need to jazz it up a bit and place in a frame!!
(This one is for a friend)...Shhh!!
Here is the video tutorial I found about how to print on canvas/muslin~ worked great!!

Tip: I have an inkjet printer, I read somewhere that a laser printer could actually burn the fabric.

Speaking of my '3 little monsters'...

I made this quick little 8x8 scrapbook page using the same DSP, a piece from the Halloween Banner kit and stamped the sentiment from the Halloween Bash stamp set (130577 W, 130580 C). Oh...and we can't forget to mention the Witches' Brew Washi Tape (132156). Love it!!!

They were so little here!! It was hard to choose which photo I wanted to use~ honestly...where does the time go?? I love the new Black & Orange Stampin' Glitter too (132206) does that work you ask?
Step one- stamp image using Versamark and sprinkle Heat & Stick powder (100625) over image (tap off excess).
Step two- Heat using heat tool and you'll see the powder melt. As soon as that has melted, pour glitter and it will stick to the image. Tap off excess again and heat set. Ta-da!

That's it for to make some more goodies~ stay tuned!!
Let me know if you have any questions on anything!!
Stampin' hugs,

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

CC443, SCS Color Combo and Stampin' Up! Promo

True story~ I currently do not own one of the classics that Stampin' Up! has sold for years now...Lovely As a Tree (W 128655, C 127793). I know what you are thinking...what?? How is that even possible? friend Cindy does (she used to be my direct up-line) and lived in the same neighborhood. Why would I?? We share~ which is fabulous!! Actually a bunch of the surrounding demonstrators and several of my customers do, so when we all keep track of who has's fantastic!

Well...sadly Cindy moved to Kentucky about 5 weeks ago. I went and visited her a few over the Labor Day weekend.  We shared laughter, stories and a few bottles of wine! Anyway...I realized today when I was placing an order that I should purchase that...after all it's a classic!!

So...silly me~ I entered my goodies and clicked 'submit'. Oopsy!! I quickly realized that I had forgotten to order the jumbo wheel Butterfly Collection (130112). Earlier this morning I fell in love with this card:
Isn't it a beauty? I will be ordering it...but will wait until Thursday when we can all order the new magnetic platform for the Big Shot (pg. 184). If you already own it..what do you think?? I am SO excited...with the framelits it will be so easy to get keep them perfectly placed! It wasn't available for awhile now...due to back orders (HOT item!!) So...since I fell in love with this card...I had to use it as inspiration for todays Color Combination on SCS.

Here is my version:


Stamp Set: Papillon Potpourri (123759 C), Loving Thoughts (125845 C), Background Builders (129150 C)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Pear Pizazz, Baked Brown Sugar, Vellum
Ink: Midnight Muse, Baked Brown Sugar, Pear Pizazz, Strawberry Slush
Access: Bitty Butterfly punch (129406), sticky strip (104294), Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker, Color Spritzer tool (retired), Rhinestones Basic Jewels (119246), Baked Brown Sugar 3/8" ruffle trim (130022), glue dots (103683), 1" square punch (124094), Big Shot (113439), Framelits Bitty Banners (129267), VersaMarker (retired), silver embossing powder (109131), Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons (127555), Tea Lace Paper Dolies (129399)

Stampin' Up! is currently offering the following promotion:
When you order both the stamp set Papillion Potpourri & coordinating Bitty Butterfly punch you save 15%!! Click here for details! Clear-Mount (135311) Wood-Mount 135312

Be sure to check back tomorrow to see my Halloween goodies for this year!!  I actually started decorating two weeks ago when the kids went back to school!! (hee hee)

Stampin' hugs,

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