Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Walking Dead - No Sanctuary/Countdown to Halloween Day 14


Ok so I hope by now all of you who are fans of  The Walking Dead have had a chance to see this past Sunday's premiere episode title "No Sanctuary." I can honestly say that this episode was THE BEST EPISODE OF ANY TV SHOW I HAVE EVER SEEN!!! I went through every emotion under the sun. The beginning was very concerning because you don't know if some of your favorite characters are going to be killed by the Termites. Then seeing Carol, Tyreese and Judith you have a little hope that Carol is going to save everyone. Then the worry intensifies because all hell breaks out in Terminus...fire, smoke, and walkers everywhere. I'm trying not to give too much away. Then the escape, the compassion, the lunacy, the abundance of walkers, the kills, the reunions and then the surprise. I swear I cursed, cried, cheered, and cheered some more. The episode was amazing!!! If you haven't seen it...YOU MUST WATCH IT NOW!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Decaying Zombie Head Makeover/Countdown to Halloween Day 10

Early last year I had created a Decaying Zombie Head and well this year I gave her a makeover.



You can see I hollowed out her eyes.  If I remember correcting when I was creating this last year no matter what I tried the eyes just weren't working for me so I left them as is...that is until now. I also lightened up her skin and bloodied areas. And that is pretty much it. 





I hope you liked my Decaying Zombie Head Makeover and thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Ancient Evil Mummy Head/Countdown to Halloween Day 4


I am super thrilled to share with you today my Ancient Evil Mummy Head on the 4th day of Countdown to Halloween. My inspiration came from the challenge over at Haunted Design House - Macabre Monday - Ancient Evil. You are to create a project that is inspired by old, very old evil  and I immediately thought of mummies. I personally love mummies and going to Egypt is one of the first things on my bucket list...someday I hope see the pyramids and a real mummy.

So here are couple side views of my Ancient Evil Mummy Head:




I used these items to create my Ancient Evil Mummy Head:
  • 1 Styrofoam wig head
  • 1 Cotton Bandage Roll 4.5in x 4 yards - cut into 8 x 2 inch strips
  • leftover coffee and tea - to color and age the bandage roll
  • equal parts water and white craft glue - mixed
It was real simple. All I did was dip the strips into the coffee/tea, wring them out and set them aside. I then dipped each strip into the water/glue mixture and began layering them on the wig head. I purposely left some hanging and torn to give it a more weathered look. I let it dry over night. Lastly I added a necklace that I actually had hanging in my jewelry cabinet. I think she turned out beautiful and is going to make a wonderful addition to my Halloween decorations.


I am entering my Ancient Evil Mummy Head in the following challenges and Linky Parties:

Friday, October 3, 2014

Haunting the Home/Countdown to Halloween day 3

Okay, I know this is Day 3 but I am new to this Countdown to Halloween. Forgive me.

So I have been pulling out the Halloween decorations for days now and slowing getting them up. I had to deal with a sick kid the last 2 days so it is taking a lot longer than usual.

This morning as I opened up the front door to let some of the cool air in I got this gorgeous glimpse of the rising sun hitting one of the hanging plastic skeletons on my garage and I just had to get a picture of it.

I think the sun made it look as if it were glowing...I love it!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to get on track real soon and share a bunch more of what I love about Halloween, horror movies, decorations, costumes, and handmade decorations.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Elmo Crayon Box


So there is a sweet little boy who just turned 2 and I wanted to make something special for him. Since we were only giving him some toys my youngest daughter was donating to him and some money, it had to be something different. I was going to make a pop-up box card but I thought, I already did that earlier in the year for his sister. I knew he liked Elmo so I flipped through some of my Sesame Street and Elmo Cricut cartridges and found alot of things I liked. I decided that the size of the crayon box on the Elmo's Party Cricut cartridge was perfect to not only hold a box of crayons but the money too and that is what I decided to do.


I used these items to create my Elmo Crayon Box:

  • Elmo's Party Cricut cartridge - Elmo crayon box cut @ 8 inches and all layers
  • Martha Stewart red (ladybug) flocking powder - on Elmo's face 
  • Glossy accents - on the crayons
  • Black pen - on the crayons
  • My Craft Spot clear stamp set - In & Out Set #2 - Happy Birthday and back sentiment
  • black and white ink



I am entering my Elmo Crayon Box in the following challenges:

This was such a fun and easy project. Thank you so much for checking out my Elmo Crayon Box.

Monday, September 22, 2014

My Craft Spot Challenge #152 - Blast From the Past

This is an interesting challenge coming to you from My Craft Spot Challenge #152 - Blast From the Past - You are to pick a favorite project you have created some time in the past using My Craft Spot Products. I choose my Tulip Happy Birthday Pop Up Box Card



I used the My Craft Spot Clear Stamps Inside & Out Set 2 for the front and the back of this card. I love the way this card turned out and my mom still has it sitting on her table 3 months after her birthday.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Party Time Layout



I created this page in record time today, about 3 hours, and that included drying time for the stickles and glossy accents. I made this for a birthday gift for a friend of my daughter's. The birthday sleepover was tonight and I needed to get it done in a hurry. I spent all week taking care of my mom and her house that it was just not possible to even look at it until this morning. I was a little bummed because I thought I had a nicer zebra print paper but I couldn't find it or I had already used it. I am though very happy with the way it turned out.

I created a hidden tag for journaling.



Here are just some more close ups:



I used these items to create my Party Time Layout:
  • Life's a Party Cricut cartridge - pink and zebra cuts and "CELEBRATE"
  • Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 Cricut cartridge - tag
  • Pink and black stickles
  • White gel pen
  • foam squares - behind the "CELEBRATE"

I am entering my Party Time Layout in the following challenges: