Thursday, February 16, 2012

So Proud to be Chosen a Gruesome Twosome...AGAIN!!!

I can't believe it, I have been chosen again a Gruesome Twosome and for a project I almost didn't enter fear I didn't do enough.  I owe this honor to Haunted Design House, for just being around so that I can share some of my dark side, and to this little girl who will always be cherished in my house. 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Zombie Love card

So I couldn't resist when I got this FREE digi from Dilly Beans to do her up in time to make the
Once I got to coloring her everything else just fell in place...the glossy accents, then floss, the prefect paper and here she is.

I used these items to create my Zombie Love card:
  • Dilly Beans Digital Stamp
  • Sharpie markers
  • Glossy Accents and floss - for the hearts
  • white gel pen - for the eyes and accent in the hair
  • metal charm - Love
  • ribbon
  • heart brads
  • scissors - to hand cut the large heart
  • misc. clear swirl stamps
  • black ink

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like my Zombie Love card.

Creepy Girl

So a while back I was browsing through some vintage digital stamps at Free Vintage Digital Stamps and came across this sweet little girl, then the wheels began turning.  I downloaded her for future use and today I share with you what became of that sweet little girl.

It was actually very simple...I printed the girl out on a very light piece of grey card stock in black and white.  I used a Q-tip to black out the eyes with some stamp ink.  I then found a pewter frame I had around the house and placed her in it.  Wah lah...I now have my very own creepy girl!
She will have a permanent place in my house and will be cherished forever...and I'm sure to be quite the conversation piece. 

I am entering this piece in the challenge over at Haunted Design House - HDH #119 - Freakers Free For All

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like my creepy girl!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Hugs & Kisses Mailbox

Well I've been working on the this mailbox for my youngest daughter Jaidyn for quite some time now.  I knew that I wanted the hugs and kisses concept but things just weren't jellin' for me.  Finally after weeks of looking at this thing, it is now finished!!! 

I used these items to create my mailbox:
  • Design Studio
  • Mailbox from Target $1.00 deals
  • Red, white and pink cardstock
  • Sweethearts Cricut cartridge - for the "Hugs & Kisses" and the "X O <3"
  • Indie Art Cricut cartride - for the lips 
  • Martha Stewart edge punch
  • Heart punch - from $1.00 bin at Michael's bought years ago
  • Hugs & Kisses ribbon - bought last year on clearance at Michael's and NEVER used
  • Pink ribbon - from my stash
  • Christmas Red and Cotton Candy Stickles - on the "Hugs & Kisses",the "X O <3", the small hearts and the lips
  • Glossy Accents and Stickles - on the lips

I am entering my mailbox in the following challenges:

I'm not sure why I had a creative block on this one but I'm glad it's over and I did end up with a nice keepsake for my daughter.  I know she will love it and especially the candy inside!

Thanks for visiting and checking out my Hugs & Kissed Mailbox.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Sweet Puppy Love - Valentine

I did my final Valentine (I think), this one for my oldest daughter Kaitlyn.  She is a HUGE dog lover and the color pink, so naturally I had to incorporate those elements in her Valentine.  I think the little puppy dog on the Sweethearts Cricut cartridge is just too cute so I had to use it.  In fact, I only used the Sweethearts Cricut cartridge and I've had this cartridge for who knows how long and have NEVER used it.

I used these items to create this card:
  • Design Studio
  • Sweethearts Cricut cartridge (which I've had forever and I Never used it before)
  • craft, pink, and grey card stock
  • pattern paper
  • heart brads - on the corners and used as dog tag
  • misc. chipboard (which I've had forever) - the flower and heart
  • gem - on the flower chipboard
  • Google eyes
  • brown ink - for the edges of the dog and chipboard
  • Cuttlebug
  • Swiss Dots embossing folder - for the large pink heart
Here are some close ups:

 This is where I thought a little sparkle was needed:

Here you can see the grey collar and the heart brad I used to look like a dog tag!

Then the perfect phrase to go along with the Valentine:

I am entering this Valentine in the following challenges:
Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my Sweet Puppy Love Valentine

Friday, February 3, 2012

Matchbook Valentines

Today I bring to you 28 Matchbook Valentines, which I made for my daughter's 4th grade class.

I had seen on either The Cricut MB or someone blogged about it, but they had made these adorable Matchbook Valentines and I knew I had to try them.  First I found which cartridge I had that had the matchbook cut on it, Alphalicious Cricut cartridge was it.  I brought it up on my Design Studio so I could figure out what size I needed.  I determined that I didn't actually need to use the cartridge to create this matchbook, I just needed to create the folds.  I then got out my Martha Stewart scoring board.  Using an 8 1/2 by 11 piece of cardstock, I scored the cardstock at 3/4, 1, 4 1/4, 5 and cut to a length of 8 inches and 2 3/4 inches in wideth each.  I got 4 matchbooks out of 1 piece of cardstock.  I creased all of the scored parts and then inked all the edges.  I cut strips of white cardstock, punched the edges with my Martha Stewart edge punch and inked all the edges.  I used my Advanced Tape Glider (ATG) to adhere the punched edges to the front/bottom of the matchbook.  I cut some Valentine ribbon and adhered that to the front of the punched edge.  I stamped the inside with a wooden Studio G Valentine stamp and a Recollections clear "From" stamp.  I then adhered the Sweethearts candy to the inside.

I then cut 28 hearts from Designer's Calender Cricut cartridge at 1 3/4 inches.  I applied Glossy Accents to all them.  I adhered the hearts to the front of the matchbook, leaving just a little room at the bottom for the heart to overlap the bottom of the matchbook to keep it closed.
I am so pleased with the way these turned out.  I am really loving the Glossy Accents, such a fun product to work with.

Here's all 28 ready for Valentine's Day...and I got them done way ahead of time...YAY ME!!!

I am entering these Matchbook Valentines in the following challenge:
Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my Matchbook Valentines!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

If I couldn't have him, NO ONE WOULD!!!

For those of you have been following me might remember back in September I had displayed my Appalling Apothecary.  Well a piece of that apothecary was the heart of a (former) sinful boyfriend (in the jar to the right). 
Today I give you a little back story how that heart got there. 

My relationship with my former boyfriend was just like any other relationship, except I was in love with him but he was in love with someone else.  Once I found out about this, I felt that since I couldn't have him, NO ONE WOULD and I "took care of him!"

Here is how my memory box use to look like when were together:
Valentine's Day use to be a favorite holiday of ours until I found out that he was also planning to spend it with the other woman.  So I decided that Valentine's Day would be the perfect day for me to "take care of him!" 

I found a voodoo priestess and she instructed me how to make my very own paper voodoo doll.

Then when I knew he was with her, I did it!  I then claimed the heart that belonged to me and would NEVER belong to another! 

This was his hearts first resting place along side the wonderful memories we created together:

Now NO ONE will ever have his heart but ME!!!

I used these items to create my paper voodoo doll:
  • Wonderstrange arts Free digital image Voodoo Doll which I printed out on craft paper (to give it a burlap look) and altered by cutting off the candy cane
  • red Sharpie marker - for the heart
  • Silver Gloss paint marker - for the pins
  • white gel pen - for the heads of the pins
  • Glossy Accents - for the entire pin to give it a more realistic look
  • buttons - for the eyes
  • floss - for the eyes, mouth and around the heart
  • doily heart
  • ribbon
I am entering this Paper Voodoo Doll in the following challenges:
Ok, so obviously this is just a fictious story that I created to go along with my creation.  I hope I didn't freak you out too much!

I made Dilly Beans Top 3!!!

I am super excited to have been chosen Top 3 over at Dilly Bean Challenge for my entry in "Have the Blues" challenge. 
Here's the link to my blog entry Don't Be Blue
I was super excited with the way this card turned out and once I get the tempory address of where my friend is staying I will be sending it to her.