Thursday, September 26, 2013

Halloween Decor

I've never been one to say that I just LOVE Halloween, or any holiday for that matter.  I am saying it this

year.  I LOVE Halloween and everything that comes with it.  I'm sure I'll be saying that about every holiday.

 Why?  Cause I'm loving making my own crafts for home.  I've made a garland, some spooky candles, and

a few cards.  I've got so many more things I'd like to make and hope I can get done before Halloween

arrives.  Here's some of what I've made so far.

This one I love how the back ground turned out.  I embossed the back with my embossing folder and the big shot and added versa mark onto the embossing folder.  Then while it was still wet I added black embossing powder and then heat set it.  I really think it added to this card.  Of course the googly eyes on the card don't look bad either.
This card I saw on Pinterest, and had to make my own.  I loved it.  You can see hers here.

This card my friend Brittany did.  I love the back ground on it!  My favorite by far is the candles!!  I did those using the tissue paper technique.  It's really easy once you get the hang of it.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Apothecary jars finally finished!!

I am so excited yet again with how my Pinterest project has turned out.  Here's what I found on Pinterest.

 (Actually a friend of mine in my craft group found it, thanks Tara!)

 And here's how mine turned out.  
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how mine look.  I've filled the middle one with ping pong balls, and as soon as I

find my googly eyes I intend on turning those balls into eye balls.  I love these too because they are so

versatile.  I plan on changing them for every holiday and just leave them out year round.  What do you think?

You can find the supply list here.  The only thing that I added was an extra base to each of my jars.  So the

candle stick is sitting on a base and then I glued one on the top of the candle stick so that there was more

room for my jars to sit.  I like the look better, but you can definatly leave it out and as you can see on the

other blog, (and her picture above,) they look dang cute that way too.

Here's where I've put them, and how it looks all together.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!

I'd love to know what you think.  Thanks as always for stopping by.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Jack Pot!!

I LOVE Stampin Up!  I miss being a demonstrator, teaching new techniques and miss buying all of the new

products.  With that being

said, I feel like I hit the jack pot!!  A friend of mine told me that Stampin up! was holding it's first ever

warehouse sale.  I was able to go and walked away with a box full of stuff for just under $100 dollars.

 Seriously!  4 different punches, 7 packs of paper, 3 12x12 DSP, 1 scrapbooking kit, 4 clear stamp sets, 3

wood stamps sets, 2 ink pads, 2 embossing powders, markers, and spools and spools of ribbon, and some

other embellishments.  I LOVE their product and am thrilled with the deal of a life time!!  I can't wait to start

playing with all of my new goodies.  So excited, I just had to share.  

So, anyone wanna play??
I bought this lamp some time ago at the DI with the intention of re-doing it.  I've finally done it!  I made matching couch cushions too.  I LOVE how it all turned out!!

The lamp shade I used the same fabric that I used to make my pillows.  It was so hard to get the shape of my lamp just right, so I added some of my Stampin Up! ribbon to the seams and I think it turned out just perfect!  I love how this project turned out.