Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Halloween Masquerade Ball

I have been on the Halloween band wagon for several days now!!
I am having so much fun using my Crafty Secrets products
that I just can't seem to quit!!

I made my entire card around the beautiful Halloween Greeting Creative Scraps...
I just loved this image and cut it out in a circle (like  a moon) and then
edged it with TH Distress Spiced Marmalade Glitter!!

MY beautiful background paper, ticket and fishtail banner are all from the
it is so full of vintage goodness, I printed several images and papers
as I just couldn't choose!!

I cut my image with a Spellbinders Circle die,
under the image I used a CLD Sophies Heart doily die.....
I added a "lace" glitter doily and flourish cut from CLD dies...
and sheer ribbon bow with stick pin....
it's a BIG card...but I love it!!

Entering The Following Challenges:
Cuttlebug Mania .... Anything Die Cut
Deep Ocean Challenge .... Vintage
Die Cuttin Diva's .... Pirate Day
Come and Get It .... Digi With An Autumn Theme
My Time To Craft .... Halloween
Vandicrafts Artistry .... All Hallows Eve

Don't forget that Crafty Secrets has a wonderful blowout sale going on...

.As many of you know owner Sandy Redburn wants to go completely digital and has all her printed stock on sale 50% off but she has also just put together 6 amazing theme packs for $19.95  at over 70% off the original retail price! They include: Summer, Girlfriends, Christmas, Little Boy, Little Girl and Halloween.  

  You will find all of these amazing blowout packs on the front page of our Store.  Don't miss out on these and they would also make amazing Christmas gifts for your crafty friends and family members!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A "Spook-tac-ular" Scene

Hello Friends......
It is a beautiful day here...sun shining, cooler it!!
I have bunches of things I should be doing...
but I needed something to get my "mojo" fired up and decided to "hand pick"
a challenge to do....
So many wonderful little time!!
I chose the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs "Things With Wings"
I used to never, ever miss a CLD challenge...
but now it seems I hardly ever get time to enter!

But today is a new day and here I am with my "spooky" Halloween card!
I chose to do something different as I had purchased this awesome die
a long while back and the tree just "screamed" Halloween to me...
and an added bonus is my thing with wings "OWL" that comes with the tree die!!

In getting out my fall/Halloween supplies, I have 11 pads of the 6 x 6 Halloween papers alone...
I would not let myself buy any new until used some of what I had...
Do you think I might have a paper addiction ...I think I do!!

So between the DS paper and my "spooky" tree....
my entire card was "built" around these two!!

The tree was cut with some glitter paper
and a hint is if your glitter paper is a bit thick,... 
just peel off some of the backing paper before you run through your cutter,
cuts like a dream that way!!

The spider web in the corner was cut from the same paper
and a hint to glue it down..., 
before cutting use a piece of "soowang scor-paper" on the backside of your paper....
Run it through your machine, peel the backing off and it's ready to adhere!!

Recipe for my card:
SU: black card stock
My Mind's Eye Wicked DS paper
Cheery Lynn Designs:  Lace Corner Deco H and Birch Tree With Cute Critters
Cricut Spells & Potions Dancing Witches

Entering in the following challenges:
Cheery Lynn Designs .... Things With wings
Live and Love Crafts .... Things With Wings
Bitten By The Bug .... Anything Goes Must use Cricut 
Vandicrafts Artistry .... All Hallows Eve

Monday, September 15, 2014

"Scare" Up A Little Fun

Hey "Ya'all" are you thinking "FALL" yet??
I know today I am, it is cool here and kind of wet.....
makes one want to get the long johns and!!

It also put me in a "creative fall" mood!
Being I had a DT project due for "Dies R Us"
that just happens to be "Fall Festival"
it all seemed to come together well for me.

I am ever trying to find other uses for my dies then they were intended....
just makes me feel better about spending so much on my "craft"

So, all that being said, I came up with this "Pinterest" inspired scarecrow card!

The dies I used for my scarecrow are:

The DS papers used are from SU and my "scrap pile"!!

I invite YOU you to visit the "Dies R Us" challenge blog 
the DT has some amazing inspiration  for you
and by joining could win a fabulous prize!!!

You can find my "The Shabby Tea Room" post HERE!
and my
Classy Cards 'n Such post HERE

Entering the following challenges:
Craftin Desert Diva's .... Fall
613 Avenue Create .... Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenges .... Autumn/Fall
Hiding in My Craft Room .... Super Scraps Saturday
Send A Smile For Kids .... Cute Fall/Halloween Card for Kids
Craft For The Craic .... Something With Circles on It
Fun With Shapes .... Color Challenge 

Natures Window

Hi All....this is my post on
 today for our current challenge..I hope you will join in with us!!

Hello Classy Friends, Diane here today with my
latest project for this weeks challenge which is "Santa's Reindeer"
Using the photo below for inspiration, I chose to make "window scene.

 I started out with  Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight die
and using not the beautiful die cut, but the negative for my "window"!
I will save the other piece for a later project.

I stamped Stacy Stamps "The Woods" pine trees in 2 different green inks
on a piece of white card stock and then used Joy Foam Pads Small
to attach it to the window frame.

I die cut Memory Box Deer Trio, and then stamped Versamark on
using the colors Aged Gold for the large deer and Shabby White for the fawn.
Did you know you can sprinkle Frantage on your project without any
kind of adhesive, and move it around where you want with your finger,
then heat set it from below??  Just a little tip on using this product!

I did add a bit of Clear Rock Candy Stickles to my trees for sparkle
and a bow to finish it off.....

I invite you to join us in our challenge this week...
we would love to see YOUR Project!!

You can find my The Shabby Tea Room post HERE
and my Dies R Us Post HERE

Entering in the following challenges:
Robyn's Fetish .... Embossing Folder
The Squirrel and The Fox .... For A Male
Creative Corner .... Male
Sweet Pea Stampers .... All Creatures Great and Small

Autumn Bliss at The Shabby Tea Room

Hello my Shabby Tea Room Friends.....
Today at "The Shabby Tea Room" is our first "bi-weekly" post....
The Shabby Tea Room, starting this week is moving our challenges to the
"first" and "third" Monday of each month...
giving you more time to enter our challenges and twice the chance to win a prize....
We will giving "TWO" prizes each challenge!!

This challenge is all about "Autumn Bliss".....
using the inspiration photo, we ask that you include a "pumpkin".

Our TWO sponsors this week are Bugaboo Digi Stamps


For my first card using Bugaboo, I chose "Pumpkin Patch"
I printed the digital stamp 3 times on scraps of paper so I could paper piece my pumpkins.

I actually did some stitching on this card...
and luckily with the first few stitches, my bobbin broke...
I say lucky because "dumb" me had my entire card under the needle
and I now have a few tiny holes inside my card....
I almost stitched the entire thing

I added some pompom trim and a bow made out of a ribbon scrap....
my spooky fence line is from a Spellbinders die I won a few years back...
I coated the crows and kitties with glitter!

For my second card, using By Digital Paper from Janet on Etsy,
I chose "Halloween Postcard" collage sheet.

I love how this card came together with the adorable vintage image postcard!
Underneath I added a large Rosette I had made for something else...
I had to use it as it just seemed to be perfect for it!!
Under that , just peeking out is a Cheery Lynn die,,,,,
The kitty had already been cut from glitter from my stash...

the ribbon is some I recently picked up from Michaels which I added a pumpkin button to
the little sequins at the top  I made...yes really with a My Favorites Thing die
and using Shimmer Sheetz paper...they look just like the real thing!!
I did use my Zutter DIA for my background paper
 and added glitter (Stickles) to my image!!

Now, it's YOUR turn to head on over the "The Shabby Tea Room"
and see what the Design Team Shabby Girls have for you...Wow...You won't want to miss it!
And heck, why not join in this week...we have 2 "fabulous" prizes!!!

You can find my Classy Cards 'n Such post here
and my Dies R Us post here

Entering the following challenges:
Joan's Touch .... Vintage theme, distress the edges, add several layers
Craftin Desert Diva's ..... Linky Party #40 FALL
Craft-Dee Bowz .... Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion .... Harvest Time
Melonheadz Friends .... Autumn Colors

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Halloween Spoolies

I have been getting myself "geared up" for Halloween and Fall
maybe not in that order, but it seems it is here and gone before you know it!! 

For my weekly Crafty Secrets project I was in the Halloween mood.....
Last year I made a few of these "Halloween Spoolies" and I am adding more
to my collection this year, but these are more vintage and my new favorites!!

I can't seem to get enough of this CD!!

I printed digital paper and glued it on my wooden spools.....
I printed my little characters, hand cut them (easy peasy), 
glued them on a chenille stem I had spiraled....
added a bit of glitter (Stickles).....
some trim I had on hand and I was how easy is that!!!!

Don't forget
Crafty Secrets is having a "Blow Out" sale......
my goodness, you get approx $70 to $80 worth of project in the mail
for $19.95 plus shipping....
you will see me using some  of these projects in the coming weeks!!
Check it out below!!

Entering the following challenges:
Diva's by Design .... Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door ....Anything Goes
All Crafts Challenge ....  Anything But A Card
Not Just Cards ....Anything Goes

I want to share some news.  As many of you know owner Sandy Redburn wants to go completely digital and has all her printed stock on sale 50% off but she has also just put together 6 amazing theme packs for $19.95  at over 70% off the original retail price! They include: Summer, Girlfriends, Christmas, Little Boy, Little Girl and Halloween.  

  You will find all of these amazing blowout packs on the front page of our Store.  Don't miss out on these and they would also make amazing Christmas gifts for your crafty friends and family members!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A Friend Will Always Be There

Hello My Friends...
This week at The Sisterhood of Crafters Micki is our hostess
and she has asked us to create a single layer card....
I played a bit with my inks for this one and made a super easy card to mail!!

I started with stamping in Versamark and using a clear EB powder, then
sponging on my TH Distressed Shaded Lilac ink and stamping randomly in the same ink.
I saw this inspiration on Pinterest and thought I would give it a try.

Next I used TH Distressed Dusty Concord and stamped a few more times......
The flower stamp I used is  from SU Garden Silhouettes
and the sentiment is from Precious Remembrance Shop...
I have to admit I am not exactly in love with my placement of all the flowers...
but I decided to go with it anyhow, beauty is in the eye of the beholder I!!

I invite YOU to join us with your single layer card and hop on over to 

"The Sisterhood" and see what the DT has to inspire you to join us!!