Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Woodland Halloween

A little spooky card for you today.
I used the technique I originally showed HERE
I used Basic Gray ink that I rollered on the embossing folder to create this background.  
 Using any bat punch, (mine is stampin up retired)
add the bats to the forest and stamp a phrase for the bottom of the card. 

Go where you feel most alive!
So, off I went to the mountains this weekend. 
Did some hiking down near Salmon La Sac at Red Mountain.
The snow had fallen on the tops of the mountains, it made for some beautiful fall photos.


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Creative Class

Friday was a fun filled morning with a group of creatives.
Above are the items we made.

Everyone did a great job making their string art pumpkins

You could choose between a brown or white one

One of my creative friends Jackie decided on making us all crack up by adding these googlie eyes to her pumpkin!  hysterical!

I went acorn hunting and found so many that each of the ladies were able to hot glue all the little hats back on them.  A lot of time when you find the little acorns when they drop they loose their hats, so we glue them back on! 
(also, I made sure and heat the acorns first!)

They made these little witches broom lollipops and bath bomb pumpkins wrapped in orange napkins and stamped with pumpkin faces.

We also altered pumpkins.  Some added ribbon, some leaves and ribbon and some acorns.

Here is one of the final string art pumpkins

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Treat Tubes

How fun are these spooky or not so spooky test tube treats.
I filled them with the black M&M's and used the cute little crow from the Season to Sparkle stamp set.

You get 12 of these tubes for $5.00
The possibilities are endless. 

Season to Sparkle
I used the crow from this set.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Season to Sparkle

Oh this stamp set is probably one of my favs for the season.
It covers quite a few holidays.   Check out the set below.
I used the Hardwood stamp for the background for the card above.

I added some greenery I had to the top of the chandelier and the red ribbon.

Moving on to Halloween,  love how you can add any pieces to the 
chandelier.  There are so many possibilities!

Season to Sparkle 
#144943 for $21.00
Photopolymer stamps

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Mountain Retreat

It was time to head to the mountains for some much needed restoration and creative time.
We did a hike and were able to grab some beautiful pictures

This is the gorgeous Cle elum river

We went to a Fall harvest festival, they had these unique pumpkins there in the pumpkin patch.  I love the look of the gray one below.
The one above is called a pink lady.

We had a full weekend of creative crafts. 
 This is one of the projects we made, string art pumpkins.   

Interest in making one of these cuties?
At this friday's creative class we will be making these and some other fun fall/halloween projects. 
email me to sign up!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Halloween Pocketful of Sunshine

This is the same pocket I used on this post last month.
Go HERE for instructions 
Some sweet person gave me these cute felt pumpkins, so I decided to put them to use!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Dollar Tree Pumpkins

I picked up these Dollar Tree carvable pumpkins and decided to alter them.  
 I used some house paint that I had left from painting my front door.  
It's a nice light blue.
All you need is a sponge brush and some paint.  Of course you can always use the little bottles of acrylic paint from the craft stores.

I put one of the pumpkins on my porch and the other on my table with some cute little white pumpkins.

I hope this inspires you to get some pumpkins and paint away!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Halloween Decor

Things are getting a little spooky around here!
Here is a little mantle inspiration for Halloween decor for you.

The skeleton, crow and the gauze are from the Dollar Tree and the velvet pumpkin and the chalk pumpkin from  TJ Maxx.   

The wooden window frame is from Michael's.

This cute paper banner and Trick or Treat banner is from Target.

How do you decorate for Halloween?

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Christmas Tree Baskets

Oh I am so loving this look and trend!
Christmas tree baskets.  what a great idea!
Seems a little premature with Christmas being months away, but my creative mind starting searching ideas and trends for the season.
From what I have researched, you can actually buy them and they are cut to fit certain size trees.  Or you can buy yourself a basket and adjust it based on the size of your tree.
Check out some cute ideas below.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Sheltering Tree

Let's fall in love with fall!
All the colors, the feels, the chills and comfy sweaters and boots!

This card is made by using the Woodland embossing folder, first you take the leaves stamp from the Sheltering Tree stamp set and starting with one color at a time you will stamp the leave right on the embossing folder.  Yes, I said right on the plastic folder.  Use the side that has the writing on it.  Stamp each color of leaves.
 I used Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight. 
Once done carefully lay a piece of whisper white cardstock on top of the image and fold the folder over and run it through the Big Shot.  It is like magic!  The reverse image of the trees will remain white and the leaves will be behind the trees.
So fun!
Use a brown marker to draw in the brown  lines on the birch trees,

I used the "you warm my heart" from the Sheltering Tree set and stapled it to the card front before I put the card together.