Sunday, April 6, 2014

John Wayne Gacy Jr. aka Pogo the Clown Altered Skull


Alright I know this is a little dark and creepy but inspiration comes from all places. Today I am sharing with you my altered skull which I happened to paint like the well known serial killer John Wayne Gacy Jr. aka Pogo the Clown.





My 1st inspiration came from the challenge over at Haunted Design House, the theme is skullduggery. The word 'skulduggery' is a noun, meaning underhanded or unscrupulous behavior; trickery. The challenge though is about skulls but to try to incorporate skulduggery would just be a bonus. So I knew I had a Styrofoam skull in my Halloween decorations but had to find it. Well I think the Gods were with me that day because I only had to look in 1 box and there it was!!! At this point I still didn't know what I was doing with it.

Then last weekend I watched Killer Legends on Chiller. I found my inspiration when they did the story on the killer clown. I felt that John Gacy's story fit the challenge. Clowns on their own are known for trickery and John Gacy would use skulduggery to lure his victims into his house and do horrific things to them before he killed them.

This is how my skull started out:
This is how my skull finished:


I used these items to create my John Wayne Gacy Jr. aka Pogo the Clown Altered Skull:
  • Styrofoam skull
  • craft paint
  • black Sharpie
  • red felt
  • yarn
 I am entering my John Wayne Gacy Jr. aka Pogo the Clown Altered Skull in the following challenge:
I hope you enjoyed my project and thank you for stopping by.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Make a Wish Curious George Pop Up Box Card



Well I really like making these Pop Up Box Cards...this is my 2nd one, they really make an impact when the receiver opens it. This one I made for a little girl who was turning 3 and was having a Curious George themed birthday party.

I used these items to create my Curious George Pop Up Box Card:
  • Curious George image from the internet, sized down and printed out on white card stock, then fussy cut
  • Red and Yellow card stock
  • Balloons and Stripes pattern paper
  • Create a Critter 2 Cricut cartridge: Make a Wish, cake, hat and blowout
  • Red and Yellow Stickles: Make a Wish, cake, hat and blowout
  • From My Kitchen Cricut cartridge: oval and 3
  • Swiss Dots embossing folder: cake
  • foam squares: Curious George, Make a Wish, hat, and 3
  • Inkadinkado Clear Stamps FRIENDLY ADVICE Kid Quotes - sentiment on back 



I am entering this card in the following challenges:
I really am enjoying making this Pop Up Box Cards, I see many more in the future. I hope you enjoyed it too and thank you so much for stopping by and checking it out!

Friday, February 28, 2014

Happy Birthday Pop Up Box Card


My oldest daughter is turning 12 next month so of course I had to make a card. Recently I have seen these amazing Pop Up Box Cards and I just had to try it. I think I did ok for my 1st try.

Here are some close ups:



This is how it looks when it is closed and folded to fit in a envelop:


This is how it looks when opened:


This is the backside:


I used these items to create my pop up box card:
  • Tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers
  • Color Bok Day Glo cardstock
  • black and white cardstock
  • misc. pattern paper I've had forever
  • Birthday Cakes Cricut cartridge - balloons, Happy Birthday and presents
  • Celebrations Cricut cartridge - 12
  • Glossy Accents - on balloons
  • Stickles - on Happy Birthday, presents and 12
  • Cricut Embossing folders: Tiny Bubbles and Spot/Dots - on presents
  • My Craft Spot - Inside & Out - Set 2 stamps - the backside sentiment
I am entering my pop up box card in the following challenges and linky parties:
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my Pop Up Box Card.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Get Your Glow On Invitations


My oldest daughter is turning 12 next month and she wanted a Glow-in-the-Dark/Sleepover party so I created these GET YOUR GLOW ON invitations.

I used these items to create my invitations:
  • Color Bok Day Glo cardstock
  • black and white cardstock
  • Design Studio
  • Winter Woodland Cricut cartridge - square
  • Hannah Montana Cricut cartridge - font 
  • Computer generated font - inside



I am entering my invitations in the following challenges and linky parties:
Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you enjoyed my GET YOUR GLOW ON invitations.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Be My "Bloody" Valentine Candy Box


I am super excited to share with you today my Be My "Bloody" Valentine Candy Box with a little surprise inside. This is for sure not your traditional box of chocolates for a traditional Valentine. Since my favorite show, "The Walking Dead" comes back on tonight I just had to pay tribute to it. So I created a triangle candy box, decorated it with a Valentine flare and some "blood splatter." Then I hit the kitchen and made some candy coated Oreo brains for the surprise inside.




I used these items to create the Candy Box (ALL of which have been in my stash for quite some time):

  • Sweet Tooth Boxes Cricut cartridge - triangle candy box cut at 9 1/4
  • Cake Basics Cricut cartridge - heart cut at 9 1 /2
  • Wild Card Cricut cartridge - Be my Valentine
  • red lace
  • red craft paint - "blood splatter"
  • Glossy Accents

I used these items to create the surprise inside (ALL of which I had on hand too):
  • Wilton Cookie Candy Mold
  • Oreo cookies
  • Wilton Candy Melts - red, pink and white
I am entering my Be My "Bloody" Valentine Candy Box in the following challenges:

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Love Bites ATC


Ok can I tell you how much I love this Zombie...well, I do! Last year Rick St. Dennis offered this Zombie as a freebie and I had to snag him. Now I have to admit, I am still learning the how-to's of coloring. I don't have the fancy Copics or any other well known markers, I only have Sharpies and I do my best with what I have. So when I saw that Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge was Zombies Need Love Too I knew I was going to have to color this guy up.

Here you can see how the glossy accents make the eyes and mouth look juicy.


Here you can see the 3 dimensional sticker


I used these items to create this ATC:

  • Rick St. Dennis  digital stamp (I don't know if he has it available anymore for purchase or not)
  • Martha Stewart heart lace edge punch
  • Sharpie Markers
  • white gel pen
  • 3-D sticker - "Love Bites" heart
I am entering my ATC in the following challenges:
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my Love Bites ATC.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Baby It's Cold Outside layout


I can't tell you how long I have wanted to create this layout. My oldest will be 12 this March and the photo in this layout was taken 11 years ago this month. My baby girl is growing up and I have alot of scrapbook pages waiting to be created but not this one anymore.

I decided to do this layout because right now there seems to be quite a few challenges that are about the outdoors/Winter. So I went searching for this photo...thank God it didn't take all day, I only had to go through about 3 albums to find it. Then the hard part, deciding what papers to use. I used 3 pattern papers all from a DCWV Christmas Stack paper pack (I believe from 2012). Then I had to decide on a title (Baby It's Cold Outside) and that came from the Winter Frolic Cricut cartridge. I also knew that I wanted a very large snowflake and I decided to use the one from Winter Woodland Cricut cartridge because it best resembles the ones on the pattern paper and the ribbon. Then the time came for the journaling. I wanted to keep it simple and to the point. It was Kaitlyn's 1st Snowfall (because we were on vacation from Arizona). I had the date stamped on the photo when it was taken so I knew the date was January 16, 2003. The journaling says, "We took Kaitlyn outside, to the patio of her Grandparent's house in NJ, and a snowflake landed on her cheek and she gasped as she experienced the icy cold crystal."  I originally had handwritten the journaling but I didn't like my handwriting so I used the computer and printed it out on cardstock. Lastly, was to just put it all together and add the embellishments, all of which are from my stash (nothing new).

Here are just some close ups:

Check out the chunky glitter on the snowflake

The title is glistening with Stickles

I also added Stickles to the Brrr! and snowflake

The journaling


I am entering this layout in the following Linky Parties and challenges:




I am so happy with the way this layout turned out and I know my daughter will love it as much as I do.