Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Papercraft Star Challenge 68

This week is a sketch challenge at Papercraft Star. I had the hardest time deciding on what I wanted to do for this one until I finally settled on a Halloween card. I used several digital images from our sponsor
I added a bit of dimension to the cat, bat, spider and bug by covering them in Liquid Glass. The background is the Damask pattern decorative tape from Tapeswell. I've been having fun playing with crepe paper lately. I like the crinkly texture it has. I just love the Halloween sentiment in that orange felt!
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Here's the original sketch. I hope you will come play along in the fun with us at Papercraft Star!
 The other designers always have some amazing projects that are sure to inspire you!
You have until 6 am Monday EST to link up and possibly win some digital downloads from The House Across The Bay.

Black Damask decorative tape from Tapeswell
Crepe Paper
Liquid Glass from Close To My Heart
Halloween sentiment in felt from The Little Yellow Bicycle
Cardstock in Stampers Select White and True Black from Papertrey Ink

Monday, October 24, 2011


I decided to make a coffin tag for Stampotique Designers Challenge. The fangtastic and bat came from Close To My Heart. I can not remember where the felt cat sticker came from. And the Angel came from Stampotique. The paper in the background came from Stampin' Up!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Hocus Pocus Phantom Tissue Box House

Isn't this a cute little chipboard house! I found it in the Christmas craft section of Hobby Lobby.
I've altered it to hold a box of Kleenex. Here's the link for a previous tutorial on how to alter these cute little chipboard houses. I decided I wanted to make this on a Halloween House dripping with slime. So I gave it a base coat of black and green acrylic paint. Then started adding layers of paper and other embellishments.
Here's the front view of the house. I mainly used the Phantom and Hocus Pocus line by Pink Paislee. I also used some dies from Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts.
Here's a view of one of the sides. Oh the little fence was a Martha Stewart punch.
Here's the view of the back The plain tombstone is from Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts and the RIP one is from Martha Stewart.
Here's the other side view. The skeleton and the tree also came from Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts.


I finally made a scrapbook page!
Goodness, that is half the reason I buy so much paper! lol
Back in May we went to Disney World to celebrate Parker's 5th Birthday. It was a great trip! We stayed in the Disney resort where the rooms were Pirate themed, the beds were ships! After we got to out room Parker asked me if he was dreaming! It was so honest and sweet! We had not even been to any of the theme parks yet! We took him to the Pirate's League for the full experience of costume, makeup and a photo shoot. He loved it! I had no idea that everyone would be so totally in character! It took close to 2 hours for the entire process start to finish. His official pirate name became Tobias Sharkbite.

The aged paper background is a digital download from The House Across The Bay. It's from the cardmaker series originally supposed to be 4x4 square. I love it blown up! Most of the other elements are from Pink Paislee, the Hocus Pocus and the new Phantom line. It took a while to fussy cut Spooky out of the 12x12 page...but so worth it! I know there are a ton of retailers out there, but one that has the most exceptional customer service is Blue Moon Scrapbooking! I was able to get every single item of the Phantom collection there! LOVE it! The only store near me to get craft supplies is Hobby Lobby. I do frequent them a lot, but wish they carried a bigger selection of my favorite companies!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Stem and Burst

Have you checked out the Tapeswell Blog lately?
It's always so exciting for me to see the things I make for Tapeswell get photographed and posted on either the website or blog!!! I had so much fun making an entire party ensemble with the decorative tape patterns  Burst and Stem. I just love the bright and cheery colors! If you check out the blog you will get see a couple other pictures of the invitation, milk carton favor and cupcake box.

Burst Decorative Packing Tape - Click Image to Close

Stem Decorative Packing Tape - Click Image to Close
Here's the picture I took of everything. I had such a hard time getting a good picture. The lighting in my kitchen is not the best. I signed up to take a Photo Shop class at APSU, so hopefully I will learn to make my not so great pictures look better!

Parker could hardly wait for me to take the picture so he could have a cupcake!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Papercraft Star Challenge 67 Halloween

As soon as I saw this image from The House Across The Bay I knew I had to use it for Papercraft Star Challenge 67 Halloween! I just love it! It totally screamed The Great Pumpkin to me!

Isn't it the Most Sincere Pumpkin Patch!
I used two sheets of the tags. One for the back ground and one fussy cut so I could add the Peanuts  stickers while giving more dimension to the pumpkins. I stamped Happy Halloween by Linus on the tag and Twick or Tweet by Woodstock. I can almost hear Lucy yelling "You Blockhead" at Charlie Brown!
Come link up your Halloween creation with us at Papercraft Star!
There will be a couple of winners that can choose some digital downloads from our sponsor
The House Across The Bay! You have until 6am Monday to play along!

Digital image from The House Across The Bay Pumpkin Patch 168
Peanuts stickers from EK Success
Ribbon from stash
Stamps from Stampin' Up!
Foam dimensionals

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Papercraft Star Challenge 66 Fall Leaves

I just love all the warm earthy colors of Fall! There are so many beautiful shades of red, orange, yellow, green and brown starting to show up in trees here in the south. It's just breath taking here during the peak of the season. The Great Smokies are incredible this time of year!
Here's another picture of my card in the sunlight. you can get a better glimpse of the metallic rub-on paste I used to highlight the leaves on the embossed background. It looks so pretty on the red cardstock and goes so well with the Log Brown seam binding ribbon.
Here is the photo inspiration for this week's challenge at Papercraft Star.
Isn't it gorgeous! It makes want to take a nature hike and find a spot for a picnic!
I hope you will come play along with us this week. I'm sure the other designers will inspire you as well. You have until 6am Eastern time Monday to link up!

You could win some great digital images from our sponsor The House Across The Bay. Perhaps even the Inked Grunge ATC 148 that I used to make the focal point and leaves in my card ;)
Cardstock: Pure Poppy and Ripe Avocado from Papertrey Ink
Snug Hug Seam Binding ribbon in Log Brown
Stamp: Give Thanks from Stampin' Up! set Hand Penned
Punch: Scallop Trim from Stampin' Up! and leaf -maker unkown
Embossing Folder: Leaves from Paper Studio
Metallic Rub-on Paste found at Gina K Designs

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Wicked Halloween

I'd love to see the musical Wicked, The Untold Story Of The Witches Of Oz! When I saw this stampset from Close To My Heart I had to have it. And check out that fabulous ribbon! I found it at Really Reasonable Ribbon, it's called Black Webbing. It took a while to fussy cut the witch and part of the sentiment, but I love the way it turned out!

Halloween Happy Birthday

I think the question "How Many Fingers Are You?" is so funny! I used a couple of unusual things to make my Halloween Birthday card. I used a candle and burnt match sticks. Plus the dark and edgy stamp image named Linda from Stampotique. I stamped her on white cardstock, colored her then fussy cut her to layer on the purple cardstock. I think the Daniel Torrente &Jill Penney stamps are so creepy cool and want to add so many more to my collection! Stampotique carries another must have stamp Fabulous!
I'm entering the following challenges...Play Date Cafe, Stampotique Designers Challenge, Passionately Artistic, Delicious Doodles, Forever Night Challenges, Fussy and Fancy, Our Craft LoungeTatertots and Jello and Inspire Me Fridays.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Papercraft Star Challenge 65 Color

I just fell in love with this vintage image from The House Across The Bay! The colors are perfect for the Papercraft Star Challenge 65. This one is a color challenge using purple, coral, red and sky blue.

Here's the photo inspiration for this weeks challenge.

I hope you will come play along in the challenge.  You have until 6am eastern time on Monday to link up and win some digital downloads from our sponsor The House Across The Bay.
The other designers have created some lovely projects sure to inspire you too!

Digital image from The House Across The Bay Garden 117
Cardstock: Coral Cameo, Real Red, Lovely Lilac and Bashful Blue from Stampin' Up!
Damask embossing folder from Paper Studio
Rogue Liquid Pearls
Lace from stash and Snug Hug seam binding ribbon
Scalloped punch from Stampin" Up! 

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Give Thanks

I'm so thrilled to see my card was highlighted on the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog and picked as the  random winner! It certainly does make me Give Thanks! Whoo Hoo!