Wednesday, October 27, 2010
I got my winning package today from http://www.aboverubiesstudio.com/.
This was a prize of Above Rubies Studio monthly kit!!!! Lucky me! OMG this "kit" is so beautiful. It has a little bit of everything and a whole lot of everything else. There are these beautiful Graphic 45 papers and My Mind's Eye as well. These are some of the prettiest card stock I have ever seen. The embossed and flocked pages are beautiful! Really outstanding 3-D lettering and some adorable embellishments, gorgeous double sided quality purple satin ribbon as well as a bottle of a new glitter liner by Viva. This is a new product for me and looks very promising. Looks like it will be easier to highlight and lightly define an object or letter. Kinda like stickles, but so much better!!!! Thank you so much Megan Gravener! There is definitely enough in this fabulous kit to make a Halloween mini and more! These are just a few of the highlights of what this kit has to offer. Check it out in the link above. I have been a long time follower and think these kits are amazing and quite the value!
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
This is another one of my craft fair goodies. These are customized with the school shield and school colors. The materials are an 8x10 acrylic frame with a 5x8 memo pad and a traditional disposable ink pen. By turning the frame with stand end at the top, this creates an easel. Just add your decor, in this case black and red card stocks, a few embellishments and you are done. These sell extremely well. Card stock and school emblem are under the acrylic. Ribbon and accent embellishment are on top. I insert a piece of the coordinating card stock inside the pen. As you can see one of the sets is more masculine than the others, I did this for a male teacher or administrator. It has over sized paper clips, that are usable. Of course the pad is replaceable when this pad is done.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
I saw something very similar to this on another blog. forgive me, I can't find the post again. But, she really gets the credit for such a cool idea. All you need is glass tumblers, a few leaves cut out, etching cream and Tim Holtz alcohol inks. Here are a few pics, the first just to show you the smoke glass old fashioned, I purchased from The Dollar Tree. I used the Speaking of Fall cartridge cut 2 different leaves at 4 inches. I then used the etching cream to make the leaf shape. After that was done, I used the leaf itself to place over my etched leaf and then used the inks to create the fall color feel on the glass. The colors I used are cranberry, eggplant and gold. I primarily used the gold and then cranberry as my den is mostly dark red. Add your tea light candle and you are done. They really do have a warm special glow in person. I really like how these came out. I think that I will add a few to my craft fair items. I am thinking Christmas ones with holly, santa hat, etc. One tip, if you want to try this. I would keep my design simple and probably only use flat sided glass in the future. It is difficult to get your image to lay completely flat on a tapered and beveled surface. Thanks for looking!
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
This haunted house was inspired by BugJunkie and Paper Phenomenon. It was so much fun to make. I kept thinking of more and more to add to it. Supplies are: Cricut cartridge Mini Monsters, Cuttlebug folders Mini Mosaics and Distressed Stripes. Martha Stewart punches, Glossy Accents and various other miniature embellishments. It is an explosion box! My very first. When you open boo to you! Four cute monsters there to scare you. A ghost peeks out of the ajar front door, house medallion is a Glossy accent eyeball. Around the roof line is MS Drippy Goo punch 2009, it is also glossied to make it appear wet and oozing. I used CB folder Mini Moasics for a brick like effect and then inked at random for a old and tattered look. All pieces are inked in purple to give a spooky creepy feeling. Windows appear to be glowing from the inside. Grass around house is actually the MS icicle punch 2009. Rats on side are also a MS punch from 2009. Gate surrounding house is also MS punch Iron Fence new this season. Inside is candy for your trick or treater, that is if they aren't to scared to knock!