Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Hello There! It's Halloween, the Chili is in the crock pot, corn bread in the oven and the candy is ready to be given out. For me this is the beginning of the holiday season. I love the kids all dressed up and so excited. I like giving treats out and seeing all the costumes. I made this cute treat box for a friend. I think it came out so cute. I'm also entering it over on a FB page called Artober being hosted by Angela Holt. It's been so much fun all month long. She has had challenges, a bingo game, lots of giveaways. This is the project I'm entering in the the treat box challenge.


I used Tim Holtz trees but you could use the green bottle trees and bleach them. I did a tutorial on this process here. I used a chipboard round box, glittered the "ground" with distress black soot glitter by Tim Holtz. The sprays I used are the Ranger Dyan Reaveley's Dylusions spray in Tangerine Dream and Lemon Zest. I like these sprays for their brightness. I also used the Tim Holtz die called Halloween Shadow, I used the bats, the sign and the fence behind the rosette: the mini rosette die


I think this makes a lovely Halloween Treat Box and decoration for future Halloweens.
 Hide those treats!
Have a scary and safe Halloween!!

Thank you for stopping by and taking a peek.
Creating and Sharing, 
Liz

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Faux Taxidermy

Hello There! I can't believe it's one day to Halloween. Boy this year has flown by. I know for me from now to the end of the year time really flies with all the to does. Though I'm thinking if might be a bit different since it's my first year as an empty nester. 
I have two more Halloween Projects I want to share with you. Today I have this fun Faux Taxidermy Project. I got the idea from an online class call Spark the Event by Just a Girl, Margie. These are themed events, she has loads of Ideas in the 3 part videos that she does. The next one she is doing is called Spark your Christmas. I have taken most of them. my favorites are the Halloween, christmas and Valentines. She does do a summer one too. What I like is how she uses Items from the dollar store, Targets & Michael's dollar bins, stuff you might all ready have or it only cost a few dollars like my project here:


I'll share a tutorial on how I made this. The platter and the crow are from the Dollar Tree


The Paper is from the line Haunted Hallows by Teresa Collins, it's been in my Halloween stash. I traces my finger on the paper so that I could get the shape of the platter onto the paper. I thought I wanted the platter shiny but I changed my mind and painted it with black gesso.


Then I made my crepe paper rosette. The crepe paper is from Target. It was a roll of a halloween paper streamer. I also punch a circle 2 3/4" out of black cardstock


I added some adhesive with my ATG gun and gathered the crepe paper around the circle.


Like so. I added it to the platter in the center then I cut the crow just where the legs where. I did removed the legs first.



I hot glued the crow onto the platter at this point.
I made the hat by cutting the punch out circle 2 3/4" in have and hot glue into a cone. I has a fringe tissue paper that I glued to the cone hat.



I cut some paper rosettes using my Tim Holts dies. I use the Large and Mini  Rosette dies. I used a bit of seam binding to make the bow, a few mini black and orange roses, some mini paper spiders and some large sequins on top of the rosettes.


and here is the finish piece again.


I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Come back tomorrow and check out my last Halloween project.

Thank you for stopping by and taking a peep, 
Creating and Sharing with you all,
Liz


btw I'm only sharing the Spark the Event classes because I really enjoy them. I'm not receiving any compensation. 








Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Halloween Greeting...

Hello There! I made a few Halloween cards I would like to share with you all.  I sent them to my daughters and a few college student in my life plus a few halloween goodies. 
The first care packages I've sent out this school year. 
Yikes...a little late I usually send the first one in september.




 this next one is inspired from a Pinterest card I found.


These next two are from a set of 4 that I made in a Stampin' Up club that I'm in. 
We meet once a month. I've been in the group since the first of this year it nice to have cards ready when I need them.



Do you send Halloween cards out?

Thanks for stopping by
Creating and Sharing with love,
Liz

Monday, October 20, 2014

Empty Nester...

Hello there! It's been a OVER YEAR since my last post. So much has happened in the past year but the most recent is that I'm an empty nester...well both my husband and I. I have been a SAHM since my 3rd trimester of my first born. I always knew this day would come but I didn't know how fast. In August my youngest (our 2nd daughter) started college. Thank goodness she is only about 20 miles away. This has been the toughest transition that I have ever gone through in my life. Not only did my youngest move out of the house, My dad passed in May which has been difficult, I lost my job, so needless to say many changes in my life right now and I'm thinking focusing on my little blog might be what I need to do! So, I join a group on Facebook and I'm hoping it keeps in accountable with regularly posting on my blog. Halloween is a favorite holiday. Ok, all holidays are my favorite. 
I really like to make things for Halloween and Christmas. 
This project is my first one for this season.



 I actually made it into a class. I had a few friends that liked it so much that they asked me to make it into a kit. So you might see a christmas one as a kit/class

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Sentimental Saturday over at CricutDiva Blog

Hello there Happy Fall to all of you! My first Halloween Card of the season all the details are over at the CricutDiva Blog

Thank you for stopping by...

Creating and Sharing with LOVE,
Liz


Saturday, August 31, 2013

Sentimental Saturday over at CricutDiva Design team blog

I made two card for my post over at CricutDiva Design team blog I did an Ombre Technique using Art Bar crayons.
I invite you to hop on over there and take a peek.

Creating and sharing with you all.
Liz