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CHA Chicago 2011...

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There is an extremely long post over on my "normal" blog about my trip to CHA if you want to check it out HERE

Wretched Wednesday HDH099 Out! Out, damn spot!

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This week's Wretched Wednesday offering for the "Out! Out, damn spot!" challenge is a bit on the  bloody side. I hope no one notices...  I used one of my "never been used yet" stamps from Stampotique. I had to have this image when it came out. Perfect for my less than traditional holiday cards. I also got to use some of this heinous hunting themed vellum that I bought back when I was living in Texas. I figured I'd get to use a bunch of it on cards for my Dad. Needless to say, I still have a butt load of it.    I also forgot I even had the Tim Holtz wood grain embossing folder. Came in handy for this card. I was having a rough time coming up with anything to go with that damned vellum! Blood red embossing powder and blood spatters complimented the animal killer paper just fine. There is plenty of time to join in on the fun that is this week's Macabre Monday challenge . Get your entry in by this Sunday, 5PM CST. 

ATTENTION PAST PRIZE WINNERS & MASTERS OF THE MACABRE:

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(image "borrowed" from Google Images) Hey all!  I apologize for being MIA for so long, but between family stuff, classes, my "real" job & CHA, I haven't had a chance to do anything.  So, if any of you that were to receive a prize and/or Master of the Macabre goodie pack and haven't received it, will you PLEASE email me at barbi007@kc.rr.com ?  In the email, please list your name, email address, mailing address & which HDH challenge or MM month you won.  I misplaced my list that I had started, and I know a couple of you are about to string me up >:) (image "borrowed" from Google Images) As soon as work slows down, I am hoping to get caught up.  Also, be looking for a little blog candy in the near future as well! I want to give a HUGE shout-out to the Macabre Minions for doing an absolutely fabulous job with their weekly inspiration pieces, and for keeping up with the challenges and announcements.  Thank you SO much, ladies... y

HDH099 Out! Out, damn spot!

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HDH Macabre Monday Rules: 1 . Create a dark and macabre SOMETHING (card, scrap page, altered item, whatever) that follows the specific Macabre Monday challenge given. Cutesy is fine, but creepy is better :) 2. You have until the following Sunday night @ 5pm central time to post your creation and please leave a direct-link back here. Please make sure that your blog post / upload has been made AFTER the challenge date... we wanna see fresh stuff, not those from a few weeks ago!! 3. If you upload to any online galleries (TACPCC, S&S, PCP, SCS, etc.) , please tag the title using HDH099 . 4. Weekly giveaways! Some weeks will be loaded with loot, others not-so-much ... but the thrill is in the win, right?! Some prizes shall be by random drawing, others hand picked... and I'm not telling you ahead of time :) 5. We'll be selecting a weekly Gruesome Twoso me (our top two favorite creations) from all the players. At the end of every month these will be compiled and

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

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The winner of the esteemed title of Master of the Macabre (for June) is Wendy!!!!! Congratulations Wendy! Grab your badge and display it with pride.  Please email Barb (her addy is in the sidebar) with your mailing address,  and she will prepare a wonderfully wicked array of goodies sure to make your day!

Fiendishly Fun Friday - Edgar Allan Who?

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Surprise! It's a Haunted Birthday Bash!!!!

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We interrupt the previously scheduled challenge to bring you Lynx's Haunted Birthday Bash!! Actually, her birthday was yesterday, but we wanted to surprise her with a HDH birthday celebration for Macabre Monday. Lynx (aka "Black Dragon") is a true sister Minion to us here at HDH. She brings a sense of true darkness and beauty to our group. Her creations, be it cards, jewelry, or fine art are just stunning and true works of art! Her latest trend, Horror Dolls (I named them that, not Lynx) are pure brilliance! Not only is she making these insanley creeptastic dolls, but she has been giving them names after each of the Minions. This is "Gloria". I think it should be spelled, "Gore-ia", but either way, she is wonderfully wicked in her bad ass habit! So, all of that being said, we all want to wish Lynx a wonderful Birthday week  and hope she gets to relax for a moment (maybe two) and enjoy her Birthday wishes and goodies. We are  challenging you al

Gruesome Twosomes

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Creepy Glo here, with the names of some lucky ladies!! That's right! I have the names of the Gruesome Twosomes from the last few challenges here at HDH! Wendy  and Cuddly Bunny for the HDH095-Bone Pile challenge . Katt   and   Chloe for the HDH094-Mermaid challenge .      Congratulations ladies! Please grab the badge and display it with pride! And now for some prizes!!   The winner of the HDH090-Kustom Kaskets challenge is Gina - Day Dream Believer. Congratulations Gina! Since our sponsor decided not to fulfill their end of the bargain, we will put together an equally awesome prize for you! Please email Barb (addy in the sidebar) with your postal address so she can set the cauldron bubbling and get your prize a simmering!   Jodi is the winner of the $15 gift voucher to Scrap Your Scraps for the HDH095 Bone Pile challenge . Please email Barb (addy in sidebar) to claim your prize! Congratulations to all of our winners... and to ALL of our participants! YOU are t

HDH097 - Loathsome Lotharios

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HDH Macabre Monday Rules: 1 . Create a dark and macabre SOMETHING (card, scrap page, altered item, whatever) that follows the specific Macabre Monday challenge given. Cutesy is fine, but creepy is better :) 2. You have until the following Sunday night @ 5pm central time to post your creation and please leave a direct-link back here. Please make sure that your blog post / upload has been made AFTER the challenge date... we wanna see fresh stuff, not those from a few weeks ago!! 3. If you upload to any online galleries (TACPCC, S&S, PCP, SCS, etc.) , please tag the title using HDH097 . 4. Weekly giveaways! Some weeks will be loaded with loot, others not-so-much ... but the thrill is in the win, right?! Some prizes shall be by random drawing, others hand picked... and I'm not telling you ahead of time :) 5. We'll be selecting a weekly Gruesome Twoso me (our top two favorite creations) from all the players. At the end of every month these will be compiled and a M

Hermoine...

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Super quick post this morning!  I wanted to let you all know about Simply Betty Stamps ' latest release this week.  I'm only showing off one of the six, so be sure to pop over to The Burtonesque Dolls blog all week long to see Harry, Ron and a few other HP characters! Hermoine is all about attitude... well to ME anyway :)  So I altered a fabulous little sentiment for this one ;) Don't worry... the inside reads:  "Fan-freakin'-tastic is the 1st."  :)  Yep... what were YOU thinking my favorite 'f' word was?  Uh huh... I know. I gave my Copics a break for this one and got out my Lyra Aquacolor crayons and a Dove Blender... super quick and easy.  It took longer to cut her out than it did to color I think. I also got a fabby new spiderweb edge punch... because you can never have too many :) Stamps:  Hermoine (SBS), Fabulous You (TAC) Paper:  Bazzil & Neenah cardstocks Ink:  Noir Palette Other:  EK Success edge punch, Micron pen That's it f

Fiendishly Fun Friday - Blood and Thunderclub

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Sourced from the Blood and Thunderclub blog . I don't know why Blogger has made it go blurry, I've tried to fix it but whatever I do it's still blurred :( You can see it large and unblurred HERE .

Wicked Wednesday - HDH096

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Today I have a Macabre Monday/Wicked Wednesday Bugaboo offering for you. I went the way of the creepy cute as I needed a card to fit a little girl who may or may not like creepy. This little cutie is from the " Skelekinz " line from Bugaboo Stamps .   The challenge here at Haunted Design House ,  is to create a loooong project with loooong elements. I used an opalescent thread to tether each of the skull balloons to the card. I also used long, rectangles as my card and image bases. See how easy that was?! There is still plenty of time to play along with us,  for the "Xtremely Xhaustive" challenge.  I am loving these balloons!!! Happy Hump Day!  

{knock knock knock} Housekeeping...

I know that Sammibug & Ike are all taken care of, prize wise (Sammi, let me know when it arrives!)... who did I miss?  Email me (link in sidebar) and let me know so I can get those out this week! I'm behind yet again in announcing a couple of the past Masters of the Macabre, but I was waiting for one last sponsor to name a winner... it STILL hasn't happened, so unfortunately I will have to substitute a prize for the Necro Neckware challenge.  Sorry guys!  Let me consult with the Minions to figure it out and I'll be back to announce winners.

Another Minion in the Spotlight!!

**Please click here  for today's Macabre Monday post** Creepy Glowbugg here. I just wanted to toot my own horn for a minute. I have been featured today on one of my favorite blogs, Zombies and Toys . I am a huge fan of the zombie and I love toys! What else is there?! Please stop by Z&T today and check out my spotlight post, along with all of the other gruesomely wonderful artisans taking part in the Z&T Undead Bizarre . There are prizes involved....

HDH096 - Xtremely Xhaustive

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HDH Macabre Monday Rules: 1 . Create a dark and macabre SOMETHING (card, scrap page, altered item, whatever) that follows the specific Macabre Monday challenge given. Cutesy is fine, but creepy is better :) 2. You have until the following Sunday night @ 5pm central time to post your creation and please leave a direct-link back here. Please make sure that your blog post / upload has been made AFTER the challenge date... we wanna see fresh stuff, not those from a few weeks ago!! 3. If you upload to any online galleries (TACPCC, S&S, PCP, SCS, etc.) , please tag the title using HDH096 . 4. Weekly giveaways! Some weeks will be loaded with loot, others not-so-much ... but the thrill is in the win, right?! Some prizes shall be by random drawing, others hand picked... and I'm not telling you ahead of time :) 5. We'll be selecting a weekly Gruesome Twoso me (our top two favorite creations) from all the players. At the end of every month these will be compiled and a M

Fellow Minion Makes Good

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Just in case you haven't heard, our very own Teri , of Delicious Doodles fame, has recently joined forces with Sweet Pea Stamps and will be releasing some of her fairy images in rubber !! Gorgeous right? They are currently available here for pre order (starts shipping on 7/03) . Congratulations Teri!

SBS Jude & The Rockers Release Day & Challenge!

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Yeay... it's finally here... the day where you can get your inky mitts on the cuteness that IS Jude & the Rockers from Simply Betty Stamps !  SBS's online store is HERE and the challenge blog is HERE .  You COULD win a couple of these cuties by playing along with the challenge, so you should pop over there and check it out!   Now, on to today's bit of cuteness... Oscar ! Isn't he awesome?  I agree... so much so, that he is the final image I chose for my class that I will be teaching at The Scrapbook Page in August!  Just look at that face. LOVE him!  I know I always say this, but I think this is my new favorite line of SBS stamps :) I know... not even the teeniest bit of creepiness... sorry!  I may need professional help for the lack of Halloweeniness on this Halloween blog... Don't forget to pop over to the challenge blog to play along, as well as to see what the rest of the DT did with this adorable image!

SBS Judy & the Rockers Preview two-fer Thursday...

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Barely!  Warning... these are NOT the best cards I've done, but the images are so dang cute, I HAD to use them and I was in a rush... my bad.  So you should DEFINITELY go over to the Simply Betty Stamps blog to check out what the DT did yesterday and today... they are awesome! Lilly : You can barely see him, but I used one of Creepy Glowbugg's Glowskullz !  Love 'em :) Ali : I might be ripping these cards apart and re-using the images :)  Tomorrow's post is WAY better, so please check back!