Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Getting ready for a fun holiday...

Most of you who know me know that Halloween is one of my favorite time of the year. Both of my boys and I work at the Lewisburg Haunted Cave. I love to decorate for Halloween so this year Stampin Up has come out with these really cool Decor Elements called Spooky Things (120909 black 122296 dark grey $14.95)

I found these really cool glasses at a garage sale event we had at work. I couldn't resist them, so I took the Trick or Treat Decor Elements and added them to the glass. I love them and can not wait to use them.

I found this orange tub at Target (I think) and added the Oct 31 Decor Elements to it. I also cut the swirl like things out of another Decor Elements (I don't have my book with me sorry :(. Ask me if interested and I will get it for you.) to give it a little for detail.
Both projects took about 30 minutes to make. The longest part for me was dealing with my nerves making sure they were straight and in the middle. I hope you like them and I will have a couple more project to show after the weekend. I will be also posting pictures of the cave coming up.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

World Card Making Day...

This Saturday October 2 I am holding my first World Card Making Day. I am joining in with other card maker through out the world (hence World Card Making Day). This is going to be a fun day to spend with my fellow stampers.

If you are able to attend here is the details.

Saturday October 2 2010
10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Meadowdale Baptist Church-3686 Haney Rd

$15 for 5 cards

Bonus card for first time stampers--Bring a friend and you can make the card as well.

Light snacks provided

Here is the cards we are going to make. I still have one more to design so it may be posted later this week.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

As Promised...

Supplies needed:
Tombow liquid glue
Emery board
Wood cut out
Designer series paper

Cover wood cut out with Tombow glue. I used a little more then needed just for the picture so you can see it

Glue to Designer series paper and let dry

Cut out and cut as close to cut out as possible

using nail file sand excess paper off. Always file down!!

Continue to file until smooth all over

Once smooth blow off dust particles and decorate.
For these ornaments I put paper on both sides of the cut out. Only do one side at a time .
Use the Crop-a-dile to punch a hole in the cut out to tie a string on to hang

Isn't it the cutes thing and super easy to make.
You can do this to any wood cut out, paper mache' or chipboard.
Tomorrow I will show other before and after things made using this technique.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Check it out.....

Aren't these the cutest little ornament?
They are so easy to make. The base of the ornament is a wood cut out bought from any craft store. I chose the stocking 1) it is time to start thinking about Christmas 2) it looked easiest to sand for a make and take project and 3) it is so stinkin' cute.

This technique can be done on any chip board project, paper mache' item and of course any wood cut out.

I will take pictures tonight of how it is done just in case you can not make it to Make and Take this week.

Until tomorrow and I promise I will post tomorrow