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Tissue-Paper-Mache Gourds

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This isn't extremely Halloweenie, but a fun project nonetheless ;)  I followed ( sorta ) Martha Stewart's instructions to make this tissue paper mache pumpkin.  Basically, you use a balloon as a form, layer tissue paper with diluted Mod Podge, and let dry overnight.  Pop the balloon and remove.  Martha used her's as votive holders, if I remember correctly... I'm going off memory, so I'm sure I left some info out ;)  Let's just say, it would be WAY freakin' easier to do this project with two people... it took forever on my own, and it was probably messier, too. I punched a flower and cut it apart to use as leaves and rolled up some kraft packing paper and glued it for a stem.  A little Scrapper's Floss for the stem tendrils... perfect touch! I modified it a little and TRIED to create one of the striped green gourds.  I'm not sure how it's workin'.  To do this one, I under-inflated one of those long skinny balloons... it was trickie

Macabre Monday #007 - Menacing Moveables

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Welcome to the Haunted Design House's Macabre Monday challenge ! HDH Macabre Monday Rules: 1 . Create a Halloweenie SOMETHING (card, scrap page, altered item, whatever) that follows the specific Macabre Monday challenge given. Cutesy Halloween is fine, but creepy is better :) However, no extra 'points' are given either way. 2. You have until the following Sunday night @ 5pm central time to post your creation and linky back here. 3. If you upload to any online galleries (TACPCC, PW, PCP, SCS, etc.) , please tag the title using HDH007 . 4. Starting in September, I'll have monthly contest giveaways... more details to follow. 5. I'll be selecting a weekly Gruesome Twoso me (my top two favorite creations) from all the players. At the end of every month these will be compiled and a Master of Macabre will be selected. He/she will be asked to be a guest blogger for the following month, if they so wish, and receive a little giftie from me (I have NO i

HDH006 Perplexing Pigment Play - finally...

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Yeay!  Here it is... took me long enough... I mean, it's almost time for the next challenge!  Is she not the cutest?  The hair, that sweet face... paired with the teensie spider... this image totally makes me smile.  :) Stamps:   Spider Girl (Stampotique) , Boo Bash (retired TAC) , Spunky Sprite Boys (TAC) Paper (all TAC) :   Penelope SWIC , White UltraSmooth, Black, & Penelope cardstocks Ink:   Noir Palette , Moonlight White Brilliance Other:  white embossing powder & Mini-attacher (Ranger) , misc. black trim I decided to let the 'yo' sentiment hang loose, so to speak... I received the black trim in a goodie bag from a crop a couple of months ago... me likey . What do you think?

My bad...

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...no, I haven't done my challenge card yet.  I KNOW!  I am such a slacker... but, to make it up to you I will show you this little ditty. Cute, no?  This was a submission to TAC for publication consideration, but they used my other one instead... yeay!  I'll show that one to you sometime as well. Stamps:  Spookilicious Paper:  Penelope, white UltraSmooth & black cardstocks Ink:  Palette Noir Other:  paper piercer, mineral oil w/ Prismacolors, Black Scrapper's Floss Who says you have to use the whole image of a stamp, right?  Kinda looks like a window... or maybe it's like the opening credits of the Brady Bunch: Here's the story of a wicked witchy, Who was boiling up one very goofy skelly. He was green and white, like no other, The bow tie looks 'nelly'. Here's the story, of a scared black kitty, Who was busy with two jack-o's of his own. They were orange, and kinda silly, Yet they were all alone... I know... it's horri

Macabre Monday #006 - Perplexing Pigment Play

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Welcome to the Haunted Design House's Macabre Monday challenge ! HDH Macabre Monday Rules: 1 . Create a Halloweenie SOMETHING (card, scrap page, altered item, whatever) that follows the specific Macabre Monday challenge given. Cutesy Halloween is fine, but creepy is better :) However, no extra 'points' are given either way. 2. You have until the following Sunday night @ 5pm central time to post your creation and linky back here. 3. If you upload to any online galleries (PW, PCP, SCS, etc.) , please tag the title using HDH006 . 4. Starting in September, I'll have monthly contest giveaways... more details to follow. 5. I'll be selecting a weekly Gruesome Twoso me (my top two favorite creations) from all the players. At the end of every month these will be compiled and a Master of Macabre will be selected. He/she will be asked to be a guest blogger for the following month, if they so wish, and receive a little giftie from me (I have NO idea what

First, an apology... then the good stuff...

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I'm usually pretty good about commenting back to bloggers that have been so kind as to do the same for me.  However, as of late, I have totally been shirking my duties !!  I won't go into to details, but it's been a little crazy around here!  I will try to get back into the swing of things next week or the week after... hopefully my projects at work will be done and gone by then!  So, please know that I really do appreciate all of your kind words!! Now, onto the fun stuff.  Are these fabric witch boots NOT the COOLEST things ever?!  My friend and fellow TAC Angel, Angela , made them for me as part of an Art Share we were in together.  I cannot tell you how fabulous they really are, and the pictures do not do them justice.  Thanks so much Angela!  These babies will be displayed year-round... no way could I put them away in a box ;) Angela is one talented lady, and though she has been having computer issues, please pop in a look at some of her past work... beautiful

Simply said...

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I am so loving the Label Lingo set from TAC.  This bracket label is the best. This card base is the other 'half' of the gatefold card base I split from the Skull Collage post.   Don't you just love a two-fer?! I wanted to create a card that was super simple, yet still had some sort of detailing.  Heeeellllllooo Scor-Bug... have I told you lately that I love you? I'm thinking that if I wanted to step it up a notch, I could just add some lines with a gel pen to create a cobweb background... I drug my New Canvas ink spot along the Scor-Bugged lines to highligh them... I'm thinking it would be better to just go with a white gel pen... not sure. Stamps (TAC):   Label Lingo (Hostess Level D) & So Splattered (retired) Paper:   DCWV card base, kraft cardstock Ink:   New Canvas & Noir Palettes Other:   Scor-Pal & Scor-Bug, pop dots What do you think? .

Macabre Monday #005 - Macabre Monday Movie Madness

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Welcome to the Haunted Design House's Macabre Monday challenge ! HDH Macabre Monday Rules: 1 . Create a Halloweenie SOMETHING (card, scrap page, altered item, whatever) that follows the specific Macabre Monday challenge given. Cutesy Halloween is fine, but creepy is better :) However, no extra 'points' are given either way. 2. You have until the following Sunday night @ 5pm central time to post your creation and linky back here. 3. If you upload to any online galleries (PW, PCP, SCS, etc.) , please tag the title using HDH005 . 4. Starting in September, I'll have monthly contest giveaways... more details to follow. 5. I'll be selecting a weekly Gruesome Twoso me (my top two favorite creations) from all the players. At the end of every month these will be compiled and a Master of Macabre will be selected. He/she will be asked to be a guest blogger for the following month, if they so wish, and receive a little giftie from me (I have NO idea what

Curious Sofa Halloween finds...

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Here is what I purchased at a little boutique yesterday.  Sweet score, right?  I spent waaaaaay too much, but I figure I can since it is for THE BEST HOLIDAY EVER !  :)  The goodies include: 3 yards of hand dyed silk ribbon in a lovely eggplant purple... pure yummi-licious-ness terra cotta skull votive holder with an awesome rusty finish a couple of coffin mint tins, because you can never have too many a couple of 'blood filled' syringe pens rolls of tickets... orange says 'treat', the gray says 'trick' fabby spider... feels more handmade than all of that rubber junk in most stores and my favorite... the witch hand!  This is a rusty terra cotta creation as well... simply fantastic. This is currently sitting on a table as you come into the entry & living room... and that is where it will be from now on... even AFTER Halloween :) The boutique has some freakin' AWESOME framed art & shadow boxes... one was really old looking with some sort of an

Halloweenie blog candy alert!

Check it:   http://threecloversdesigns.blogspot.com/2009/08/blog-yummies.html Mmmmmmmmm... Tasty :)

Skull collage...

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I was feelin' kinda scrappy, but not enough to actually create a page :)  So I came up with this. I used a stamp from my new goodies I got in the mail from The Angel Company, and a couple of embellies in my Halloweenie stash. I used another pre-made gate-fold card, but I created two card bases from it!  This is the smaller one, and then I have a standard A2 that you'll see next time :) Stamp:   Fun Skulls Paper:   DCWV card base Ink:   Noir Palette , Tsukineko Eucalyptus spray ink Other:   BG ribbon, Yellow Bicycle clear star, MM ribbon tag, Avery shipping tag, fabric scrap What do you think?

Simple, Smart & Sophisticated gone Goth...

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Such a dreary icky day out... clouds, rain... perfect for an all black & white card! And this one is a super quick one... a premade #10 gatefold card from DCWV makes it even easier :) I don't know if I'll ever get tired of this retired stamp set from TAC... the skulls are so awesome.  I think this would make a very cool  Halloween party invite... very grown-up, but still fun. Stamps:   Forever Family (TAC), Punk Princess (retired TAC), unknown sentiment Paper:   DCWV card base, White UltraSmooth cs (TAC) Ink:   Noir Palette , Moonlight White Brilliance Other:  Tim Holtz Mini- Attacher, misc. wired ribbon What do you think?

Macabre Monday #004 - Repulsive Riddle & Rhyme

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Welcome to the Haunted Design House's Macabre Monday challenge ! HDH Macabre Monday Rules: 1 . Create a Halloweenie SOMETHING (card, scrap page, altered item, whatever) that follows the specific Macabre Monday challenge given. Cutesy Halloween is fine, but creepy is better :) However, no extra 'points' are given either way. 2. You have until the following Sunday night @ 5pm central time to post your creation and linky back here. 3. If you upload to any online galleries (PW, PCP, SCS, etc.) , please tag the title using HDH004 . 4. Starting in September, I'll have monthly contest giveaways... more details to follow. 5. I'll be selecting a weekly Gruesome Twoso me (my top two favorite creations) from all the players. At the end of every month these will be compiled and a Master of Macabre will be selected. He/she will be asked to be a guest blogger for the following month, if they so wish, and receive a little giftie from me (I have NO idea what

Lookie at what I got in the mail...

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My first Penney-Torrente stamps from Stampotique!! I'm so excited :) The only thing that would be better is if they were available on cling instead of wood mounts.

More cuteness... ugh!

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;) Seriously, I just wanted to share one of the new Halloweenie stamp sets available from TAC. I was lucky enough to be asked to submit samples for their latest publication: Inspiration Avenue, and this is one that made it in!! Yep... CUTE! I stamped & colored the witchie, masked her off and sponged the moon, grass & sky. I paper pieced her little skirt and then added some shadows to her & the sentiment with a q-tip. Got out the ol' sewing machine and stitched a couple of edges of patterned paper after distressing them. Add some sheer ribbon & a glittery plastic spider and... voila! Stamps: Spooky Girls , Happy Haunting Paper: Penelope SWIC , White UltraSmooth & Penelope cardstocks Ink: Landscape, Violette, Starry Night & Noir Palettes , Purple Hydrangea Versamagic (I think!) Other: Penelope Ribbon , PrismaColor pencils w/ mineral oil, glittery spider I'll be sharing a few more cute ones over the next several posts, so I hope th