Sunday, October 30, 2011

Toil and Trouble Wicked Laundry honor of Paper issues 31 days of Halloween!

Whew this has been a super busy month, full of festivities. If that didn't keep us busy enough we moved this month.. finally feeling like I can get caught up I worked on a project that has been on my mind... After seeing Jess Mutty's frame creation she made for Pink Paislee, I was inspired by this old frame I found in our flip house. I crackle painted it a year ago..then what... It wasn't til I saw Jess's idea with her frame and then Cassie posted these fabulous mini clothes pins at the Paper Issues Etsy, did the idea come together!

I kept thinking about Witchy Poo from H.R. Puff n Stuff... Many of you are too young to remember it...But it was a cool show from the 70's... I kept thinking about what laundry day would look like... Then I saw the big moon image from the
 Echo Park Apothecary line... and I knew exactly how this project would go! 

I thought hard about what I wanted the picture hanging to say...Then it came to me...Toil and Trouble Wicked Laundry service!  Most of the items are Echo Park, canvas Core clothespins, Making Memories bat chipboard, and a few Doodlebug alphas. the roses are created from old dictionary paper,  and rolled roses with scallop lace and canvas strips.. a few silk flowers and Prima flowers. I hope you will feel inspired to grab an old frame and create something fantastic with it... 

Thank you for stopping by and remember the kiddos as they walk through the street on Halloween..Have a safe, fun and creative Halloween!!! 

My first attempt at making a banner!

 This is the first banner I have ever tried.. I used a combination of the cricut chic and scary and happy haunting along with a few sizzix die cut acetate ghosts.  Various stickers were used along with scraps of various pattern papers.

googley eyes on the far left and right... (they make me smile)
 Once I get the hang of using my cricut, I can see the fun of making these little cuties... thanks for looking. Happy Halloween!

Upcycled Vanilla bottles for Halloween decor!

After baking, I almost threw these out...then a spell came over me and suddenly I was saving these little bottles for Halloween decor!  I wish now I had saved more. Imagine a display of potions and poisons for that perfect touch of spooky decor.

 To give the bottles a little tint, I added a few drops of Ranger Alcohol inks.  Add a spider of any kind for a bit of creepiness. I used Pink Paislee Phantom stamps and papers. We are Memory keepers twine, and smudged a little bit of black paint. I also added Ranger crackle accents to the skull image.
the skull and cross bones on the left are from the cricut chic and scary.

Halloween is not the only reason to save these little gems..Think of Valentines day..Love potion.. and the cap is already red!  just a few drops of Ranger alcohol inks and maybe a heart tag... how cute would that be?

Now go raid your pantry and see what you can make with these empty bottles. think about the pretty glass spice jars too!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Pink Paislee Phantom Fun!!!

I frequent the message board..I was thrilled to find out that they wanted me to be their October Guest Design Team member...
In my mailbox arrive some of the most fantastic Halloween themed papers by Pink Paislee called Phantom..  I was excited to incorporate the stamps that I got from Paper Issues Etsy store..the Pink Paislee Phantom Stamps.. I seriously used every scrap of paper they sent me to include the packaging with the fancy edging..
If you get a chance to try these products, I think you will be very pleased.. The Cardstock stickers have some aging on them, and the epoxy brads are gorgeous and match the paper perfectly. The black brads remind me of vintage coat buttons. The Paper has a raised epoxy like design that takes to inking, misting without compromising the quality of print. So far I have seen no warping so this paper can take some inkwork for sure. The acetate frames are a must have...they work great over the pics, journaling and to tuck in here and there along a page. The stamps by Pink Paislee Phantom are some of the best detailed Halloween stamps Ive ever worked with..  The chipboard alphbets are fabulous and much more sticky than other chipboard stickers Ive used in the past. 
I made layouts and a mini album with the 6x6 Pink Paislee Phantom Paper pack
Wicked FUN...
In this layout I put some hidden journaling. On the acetate I colored the back of the cameo images with permanent marker and added some Ranger glossy accents over the top of the acetate transparency frame.. I inked over the chipboard and added Ranger Glossy accents. The cameo at the bottom is stamped and more Ranger product added. the top banner has some clear embossed stamping using Pink Paislee Phantom stamps, and some tattered angels misting.

I ran out of the letter C and K so I traced over the scrap phantom line, inked and stamped over it.. added more Glossy accents. note, the twine is the spider web line.

Stampin on the side with Phantom stamps, coloring with markers and blender pen. Embossing with marcasite emboss powders.

Beware sign is Pink Paislee stamp. flowers are from flower punches and a dot of t SHIRT PEARL PAINT.

the cutest lil Scarecrow
I used the packaging corregated cardboard for the back ground and ripped chunks out. painted it a metalic green, then dry brushed white paint.. and misted it with tattered angels. the metal frame is basic grey,

notice the niche I created by tearing out the corregation. perfect for the cameo accent.

I stamped this with Pink Paislee phantom.. I colored the image and I added Ranger Crackle accents..notice it bled a little..I really liked that look for gives it a eerie look..

  Halloween Pink Paislee Marbles.. this is what you do with the smaller stamps...

this is a close up of the Pirate Pumpkin page above... the chipboard alphabets
are inked with a sponge.. with two tones of green and orange.. Pink Paislee Mistables scallop
and the cameo is a stamp.. I simply stamped image on cardstock.. added a eyelet at the top and some tulip tshirt pearl paint and Glossy accents over the top of the image.. The stitching is hand stitched embroidery (daisy chain)..

I want to thank you for stopping by during this spooky season. I hope I inspire you to try
some of these projects as well as the products..

Friday, October 7, 2011

Make a Memory Wreath for Halloween.

 Since I'm in the middle of a move I thought I would share a project with you that I made last fall.

While shopping in our Tuesday Morning I found this kit by Making Memories that came complete with a floral fall wreath. Within the kit it had just a few little Halloween frames that you could put pictures in..I thought, why not print out my scrapbook pages of Halloween over the years and attatch them..Each  little square holds a memories of the even as well as a mini document of my scrapbook pages..
You can add other fall embellishments with this project...

after printing out the smaller 3x3 images of my Halloween scrapbook pages, I first mounted the pic to cardstock  then I mounted them on thicker chipboard that comes in our packaging for scrap papers.. I secured each layer with Mod Podge.. I wouldnt place this on an exterior door..its great over a mirror or interior door.

You can probably find these sprays  in garland form at your local hobby store.  just form them in a circle over a wire wreath form and fluff it.

Here are some ideas you can try.. For christmas.. get a berry garland spray and print out your christmas photos..or how about all those photo christmas cards friends send you?  You can cut up you Christmas cards for this and do the same thing. For pages of the one you love all over a wreath. Basically if you can find a garland form for the any specific Holiday you can create a mini scrapbook Memory wreath with it.. Thank you for looking at my blog and I hope you will want to try this.  Happy Fall Ya'll...

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

ITs a SPOOKtacular time of the year!

In keeping with Paper Issues theme I thought I would post some of my favorite Halloween Pages... I like to mix things up when I scrapbook. One of the ways I keep things blended without looking too matchy-matchy is to store remnants of embellishments in old VHS plastic cases..that way If I'm not doing a specific challenge, I can pull out my embellie cases labeled...according to either color or theme or color combo... (when I clean up my desk after many scrap projects later I put the scattered misplaced embellies that didn't get put back with the rest into the VHS case labeled to fit.)  The old VHS tapes make for a quick grab when you are on the way to a crop... You will always have a good mix of ribbon scraps, eyelets, bling, buttons, sticker, chipboard.etc.  Well that's my tip for the day! I hope it will work for you. Meanwhile enjoy some spooky and not so spooky Halloween pages.

some of the images below are a bit blurry..I do apologise for that!
spooky GHOUL friends
My daughter and her friend. I have an old assortment of scrap lace
cut from a old shirt.. the scallop is made from large round sequins.

B is for Boo.

OUr first Pumpkin

2 Cute 2 Spook
Mija, Our beloved Chihuahua, We miss her so much..She toleranted
many seasons of Halloween costumes..she would even pose for us on
pumkins, haybales..where ever we placed her. She was such a good
sport. even when Erica my daughter would put make up on her...
Mommys lil BOO.

I hope this inspired you to get scrappy this coming October! Please 
stop by Paper Issues and be inspired by some amazing crafty gals.

Oh! I almost forgot!!! 
check out Paper Issues, we have brand new PINK PAISLEE :SNOW DAY

 in the paper shop...Use the code HAPPY20 to get 20% off.. 

there is still time to win 1 of 6  Halloween Mini Kits at Paper Issues. The winner will be announced Oct 7...

In addition to all this Halloween News I want to say Happy Birthday to Paper Issues...As of October 1 Paper Issues turned 1!!! You can use the code Happy20 in the paper shop for 20% discount to celebrate with us during the birthday bash! 

Thank You again for stopping by my blog... and have a SPOOKTaCUlar Day!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Link 4 Pink Party!!!

Its breast cancer awareness month and my good friend Celeste invited me to link up for PINK! You can check out her blog here for further details!

This is my first ever Toilet Paper Tube mini album... I saw many ideas online on how to do this..Ive been saving them for other projects but when I saw this, I knew I had to try this..

I used my cricut for the beautiful title.. a rhinestone glitzy dragonfly
sticker, creative imaginations, stampin up flower stamp(layered and beaded)
Heidie grace chipboard, Tshirt pearl paint. 
at this angle you can see why flattened toilet paper tubes
make great pockets for mini albums. 

stampin up cardstock stickers, Bo Bunny, Martha punch,
Heidie Grace chipboard hearts, 

More Bo Bunny, Stampin up sticker, Heidie Grace Chipboard

Stampin Up Cardstock sticker, bo Bunny paper, Heidie
grace chipboard.

velum quote, stayzon black ink, recycled actate for tag,
sizzix tag die cut, Maya road ribbon rose and twine, 

note: I took the pics in early morning light..some came out true to color, some did not...

For instructions on how to make the toilet paper tube mini album you can view you tube..There are many great artists out there showing these ideas...
too many to list..

the basic idea is you flatten the tubes out  with a bone folder. paint it..then punch holes for the rings or ribbon making sure they are even and lined up..then you can add your own paper yumminess.

A collection of my favoritesboth past and present

Here are some of my favorite scrapbook pages/ and crafts from over the years