Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

I went super simple with this card using some stickers and washi tape.  Oh yeah, easy peasy.  The B for Boo sticker from Graphic 45 was layered on a bit of green cardstock to add a little extra color.  The dimensional mummy sticker is from Recollections, and skull and crossbones washi tape is from Stampin' Up!

Enjoy some candy, and maybe just a little bit more crafting time before the little ones come knocking on your door.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Monster Hugs!


Too cute to spook, aren't they? 

Lawn Fawn Monster Mash stamp set is great for Halloween or any occasion.
I stamped my monsters in different colors to match my patterned paper (it's a scrap, so not sure which brand it is).  I made the green guy a white eye to stand out just a little more.  A googly eye would be great on him, too, but this card needed to fit nicely in an envelope and I didn't want to risk the eye falling off!  

A little twine threaded through my label looks like it is holding it on, but of course it's just decorative.  Gotta love a little embellishment!
Hope everyone is ready for a fun weekend!
Happy crafting, everyone.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Feelin' Squirrel-y...


This is a squirrel-y time of year... love seeing the little critters all over the yard burying their acorn treasures.  
I used Papertrey Ink stamp, Nuts For You, and carefully recreated the squirrel image in reverse with a pen to create this card.  A little washi tape, short sentiment from TAWS and top note die from SU!  

Simple, easy, lots more fun than raking leaves... Have a fun fall weekend, everyone!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Snacks for Watching The Walking Dead - Zombie Cookies!


Attention crafters and zombie fans...  
Gingerbread man cookie cutter is not just for Christmas anymore!

Must admit I am a fan of the AMC show The Walking Dead.
The first episode of this season had as close of a "happy ending" as that show may ever get.  Most of the favorite characters are united and out of immediate danger (for now).  Whew!
Since this season's opener was SO terrific, I have a hard time deciding if I'll keep watching, but it'll be hard to resist.  To celebrate the show, I just had to make some fun treats for my mother-in-law. She's a big fan as well and I love that we have this fan-dom in common. 

The key to zombie gray-green icing is this food coloring combo:
 one drop red, one drop blue, one drop green.  
A little bit more green gives a fresher "dead" look, like I added to these little cookies...  



 Red gel food coloring can be added on top of the icing, using a toothpick to paint on a face or little gory details.  I made a few more gray, decaying zombies and zombie parts and added them to the bag as well, but kept the "fresher" zombies peering out the semi transparent bag.  

Silly me, it's hard to post photos of some of my most icky zombies, even though they are just cookies, but...eeek!  This one I decided is approved for all audiences though..


This is a good month to work on these kind of treats since they would be great for Halloween too!
Happy crafting everyone!




Friday, September 19, 2014

Cherished Memories


Sharing for Friends with Flair day for Unity Stamp Company.
Made this as a gift.  I loved how it turned out, so while it's not yet sent to its intended, I've enjoyed looking at it.  Love how this Phyllis Harris stamp, Easier with You By My Side,  is so "suitable for framing."  Unity has so many stamps like that- brings out the artist in us all.   Here's a close up...


More details:  I painted a plain wood frame and added a little embellishment to complete my DIY gift.  I masked the image after it was stamped and sponged ink for the sky and ground.  Used a retired SU! sentiment and Copic markers for coloring.

TGIF, friends!

Happy Belated Birthday

Happy Belated Birthday
for all those people I keep missing their big day, I apologize!

Love my craft buddy!

Love my craft buddy!
Dog's view of the Craft-a-torium!