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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Day 2 of FRIGHTFULLY Creative Halloween FUN!

                  Welcome to Day 2 of FRIGHTFULLY Creative                                           Halloween FUN!



Who's your mummy?........

One of the classes that I taught was Child Development.  I loved doing Arts and Crafts with my high school students in class because you could tell they were having fun but just didn't want to admit it!

One year I made this Mummy Can to sit on my desk and hold little containers of Play Dough.  They were allowed to play with them (as long as they didn't mix up the colors!!)


I have no idea where this project came from as this was long before Pinterest! (It is probably a good thing because I would never have had time to grade papers!) 


This is an easy project to make - a bit of gauze, cotton balls for the 'nose' and some black, white and red scraps of cardstock along with a 6" square of Halloween paper. I purchased the paint cans from Home Depot - circa 2007.

Step #1:


Wrap gauze half way down the paint can - I secured it with tape in the back and then tucked it under in the front.

Step #2:
oh no!....  "The Man Without A Face!


Add 4-5 cotton balls and then wrap another section of gauze to cover the entire can.

Step#3:
Cut out the eyes and tongue and tape or glue to the gauze. I taped the paper onto the lid using permanent scotch tape. Add some ribbons to the handle and fill your mummy with candy or play dough!




The link for the Cricut Explore Design Studio file is here .  The circles are from the Craft Room Basics and the tongue is from the CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.


But WAIT! - there's more....  for my Pazzles 'peeps',  here are the files for both the Inspiration and the Vue...


You can pick up the pvg file here...


You can pick up the wpc file here  I also created an svg file - I hope this will work!  You can pick up the svg file here.

I hope you enjoyed some "mummy' love!

Tomorrow.... 
                       "Going batty"








Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Day 1 of FRIGHTFULLY Creative Halloween FUN


Welcome to Day 1 of FRIGHTFULLY Creative Halloween FUN!


When I was 'surfin' the net the other day I came across Dawn's blog post here and I thought - what a cute idea! ( She does give Dee credit, as well)  Honestly, I love the fact that so many ladies are willing to share their ideas!  Thank you Dawn for a great video!

My first "FUN" project is this French Fry Frankie treat box.  I found this Halloween decor as the perfect backdrop for my treat box at the Bernina Sewing Center in Tampa, FL. (Frankie's hair is actually black...I miss my Nikon...)


This was a quick and easy project that I designed and cut with my Cricut Explore.  Since I sold my Cricut Expressions 2, I no longer use CCR. I used the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge but there is also a French Fry box in Tags,Bags and Boxes More 2.


Here are the sizes for the circles:
White Circles - 3/4"
Olive Circles - 3/4"
Black Circles - 1/2"

I sized the french fry box to approximately W= 5.00 and H= 8.25. You can adjust it to a size to suit your needs but you may have to enlarge the eyes and eyelids.




I hope you give this quick and easy treat box a try.  If you have the Cricut Explore here the link to the Design Space file.

Then I decided to try and design my own file using my brand NEW Pazzles InVue software.  I found a free file online and created the pvg. file for my "Pazzles" peeps!  The pvg file can be found here  The wpc file can be found here.


Here are the two 'Frankies'  hangin' out until Halloween...... The Pazzles version is on the left and the Cricut version is on the right.  The Pazzles Frankie is definitely larger and can hold the 'Mega' M & M's ( hmmm - who ate them before the photo shoot?...)



Enjoy and please leave me a comment if you want to see more!

Coming tomorrow - "Who's your mummy?"....

Sunday, October 19, 2014

10 Days of FUN!

If you really know me, then you know that Halloween is my FAV - orite holiday!  It started when my kids were little - a simple holiday,.... two costumes to make and some candy to buy for the kids!  EZPZ!

Well it has morphed into so much more since then.   I look forward to October so I can decorate my house and consume as much pumpkin 'anything' until I am sick of the flavor!
  

So come join me for "10 days of FRIGHTFULLY Creative Halloween FUN" October 21-October 31st...


bwahaha............
Adeline

Monday, October 13, 2014

H2H Challenge Blog Color Inspiration

This weeks challenge is a color challenge using Goldrush, Lagoon, Cranberry and Desert Sand.


Sometimes these color challenges are very difficult for me to do because I can not visualize the color combo.  But this one had tons of possibilities and I selected a card design from the CTMH Artfully Sent cartridge to work with.  I used the color palette from Design Space ( I wish they had RGB codes ) to what I thought would be the closest color match.

If you would like the Design Space file it can be found here.

The front was rather naked so I added some stamping to a colonial white mat. I stamped the "hello" from the included stamp set and the flower is from D1550 Happy Autumn.  I also used one of my favorite techniques of tissue inking to combine the Goldrush and Cranberry inks in the flower. The leaves are using another technique called Rock and Roll

Here is a video from CTMH featuring the Rock and Roll technique.



Card Front -  cut at 3.5 x 5.0"


This card is sized 3 .75 x 5.25.  I am still trying to find the correct sizing in DS.
 I hope you will participate this month and add your design to the linky found here.

Monday, October 6, 2014

The SOTM ShinHan Marker Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Shinhan Marker Blog Hop!  Our group is so excited to share with a number you a number of 'extra' hops throughout the year featuring the wonderful products offered through Close to My Heart.



This hop we are featuring the brand new Shinhan markers by Close to My Heart and if you get lost along the way, please check out the blog list in Melinda's post here.

if you have been hopping with us, then you have arrived from Melinda's blog here . 


This month I was inspired by a technique post by the Splitcoast Stampers here.  The technique uses alcohol markers and so I decided to play around a bit with it using our Shinhan markers.  if you would like to try it out yourself, you can check the video that is included in the post.



The first step was to decide what paper pack and markers I was going to use.
I started playing with the Seaside paper pack and I scribbled a few colors to see if they would work.

Then I followed the directions to start my first marbling...


I spritzed the inks using our spray pen and rubbing alcohol.

Did you notice how the inks bubble up?

Then I dragged the glossy card stock against the inks following the original directions and the finished card bases turned out beautifully!

I stamped them using our black dye ink and the image was perfect on the glossy card stock.


I must admit being a hoarder and using retired CTMH product is a 'plus' in doing this technique. (I used X123 Glossy White Papers - in 8 1/2 " x 11" size)



Here are the finished cards...but wait - there's more!!

5 x 7  Birthday card




4 1/4 x 5 1/2 "  Congrats Window card



Supplies:
X7192 Seaside paper pack
D1609 Seaside Greetings
Black stamp pad
Hemp - retired

Shinhan markers:
Z2456 Mahogany
Z2451 Clay
Z2462 Peony Purple
Z2453 Lavender
Z2460 Pastel Peach
Z2449 Cerulean Blue Light
Z2458 Marine Blue

Here is the Explore file for the window card that I created when I designed this card.

I am unable to share the Explore file even though I designed it.  I do have the SVG file I designed in my Pazzles software.  If you are not familiar with the Pazzles company, they have FREE SVGs here- give them a try!



If you want the SVG file, it is here.

Steps to complete when you open it up in Cricut Design space:

Insert the image as a VECTOR UPLOAD into Design Space:


Change the Size to W= 5.5 and H= 12.0 (Unlock the proportion tool)


Change the RED lines to the scoring tool.


Select the entire design and the ATTACH everything. (This important step puts all of the included shapes into one score/cut file) Be sure to load your scoring tool to score the card and then cut the card shape.



This card was a 'reject'!


I decided after I added the cross stitch to the card that it didn't work... I had an absolutely wonderful time playing with my markers and this technique.  I am 'not so good' at coloring but this technique fits my style!

I hoped you enjoyed this tutorial post and try out this technique.


Now it is off to Michelle's blog here...










Saturday, October 4, 2014

H2H "Selfie" Challenge

Sometimes life gets in the way... and this was one of those weeks!  You all know what I am talking about and so I missed the posting for the "Selfie" scrapbook challenge on the H2h Challenge blog here...  

But here it is Saturday night and I am trying to play catch-up... so I hope you enjoy my Studio J post!

My husband and I are 'too old' for the "selfie" thing,.... but I did take a picture of us on our recent cruise and we stopped at Victoria, British Columbia. 

What a beautiful city!  I thoroughly enjoyed the day and here is our layout!

I used the Wanderful paper pack from Studio J - that is the ONLY way I am getting some of my pages completed!

Please join us and add your linky here...  I am working on the other side of the page now and it will be completed before you know it!