Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Sit for a Spell

Welcome, please come "Sit and read for a Spell" and join this months Eileen Hull Art for Heart Challenge creating spookiness with Graphic 45 Rare Oddities.  I always struggle working with pattern paper but I'm always up for a challenge.  Lets face it G45 Rare Oddities paper is diffidently something I can work with.  
It's not secret...I LOVE HALLOWEEN!  Let's get detailed...

I started with Eileen Hulls Train Case
...and Rare Oddities

I cut up my paper and mat board. 

Adhere with glue.

Distress with a little sanding here and there.

Lookie...Wilted Violet!

Grunge it up some more and blend in some Black Soot.


With some of my scraps I made a BIG Book for some light reading...

Come... sit for a Spell.

Add a skeleton wearing a bow tie with an ant...

then add a Rare Oddities book to read.

I created and distressed a mini Spell book for some light reading.

I added a Boneyard Skull

A few creepy crawly ants

Then my metal skull... because you can never have too many skulls.

I love the Halloween Alpha Parts inked with Wilted Violet and Twisted Citron Distress Paint.

Snapped and sitting on a pumpkin this happy Skeleton is ready for some light reading.

Be sure to join the team and play along this month for some spooky creations using Grapic 45!

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Monday, September 28, 2015

The Gentleman

It's Monday and I'm not sharing my Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge post.  Well, I thought I should let you know I have decided to step down.  I love the DT and my time albeit short time with them.  I leave on the BEST of terms and I miss these lovely ladies already.  However, life happens and I have some pretty exciting things I have been working hard on.  I have so much to share...when I get the OK ;)  

Alright... onto my Tag!
I wasn't sure if I would get my 12 Tags of 2015 is done for September.  It's been a hectic month getting ready for The Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine puts on every year.  I had 2 great classes and spent the day meeting amazing people and having fun!  After what seemed like days of kitting to get ready I found myself scrambling to get my tag done.  Phew... I did.

Meet The Gentleman

I love my word bands and these are my favorite ones.  I decided to use my tiny attacher.  I think I just love the look of these wee staples.

I love when I get to create these vibrant backgrounds with the glossy paper.  Only if there was Wilted Violet alcohol ink...Sigh!

OK, so no I don't have the Frosted stuff Tim used.  Sometimes these things can be pretty hard to find.  But, get creative with what you do have.  I used Frosted Film and acetate.  Different is good.  

Look...Wilted Violet spritzed on my tag!

Tim used the Flourish Stencil but I thought the Gothic would go better for my tag.

I love these edgy skulls I get from Emerald Creek Crafts!  I inked them up with Slate Alcohol inks.

I added my wordband to some Core paper and  sanded it.  I was going to ink a little but...nah!

OK...I'm ready for October!  I LOVE HALLOWEEN, FALL AND RANGER'S OCTOBER RELEASE...well when we all get to see it on Friday!

Watch for my upcoming Guest Post for Ranger in October!  EEK...It's going to be CREEPY!!!!

Oh and I should wish my honey a Happy Anniversary...seriously we made it 19 years!

Lets play... 

A Vintage Journey- Home Sweet Home (Halloween inspired stuff makes me feel homey)
Inspiration Journal- Happy (Creepy things make me happy)
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Monday, September 21, 2015

Stamptember Blog Hop- Use a Stamp

I wanted to thank everyone that stopped by my blog for the Simon Says Stamps Stamptember Blog Hop and left me all your AMAZING COMMENTS!  

But there is one winner on my blog with all those lovely comments.



Congratulations on winning and thank you everyone for all that love!

Welcome to my blog and the Simon Says Stamps Stamptember Blog Hop!  I'm so thrilled you've made it this far!  I know along the way you've seen some great projects ready to inspire your creative projects! The theme this week is USE A STAMP...

You should be arriving from Michelle's Blog!  If you are you're right on track.  
 If not then you will need to go to the Simon Says Stamp Store Blog to start from the beginning.

I was recently lucky enough to be apart of the Tim Holtz Exclusive Stamptember 2015 Stamp Set Release.  I wasn't done creating and I had an idea involving the clock and Bird Crazy Stamp set and Thinlits.

Put up your hand if you love the Ground Espresso...  I decided to add a drop of reinker to the paste and mix.

Using the new Argyle Stencil I layered on this yummy ground espresso tinted texture paste.

I sprayed some mermaid lagoon and cracked pistachio distress spray stain the inked with some ground espresso distress ink. 

The finished canvas.

I layered and inked some ephemera.

EEK...I just got my Bird Crazy Thinlits and WOW FUN!  Look how "Beaker Featherflutter"clutches the clock.

He's even holding a bouquet from the Crazy Things set.

 I inked these cute metal bunny charms with distress paint then distressed them.  They go so well with all the clock elements.

I attached and arched the special delivery ephemera.

I cut up the sentiment that's attached to the clock, distressed, glued and accented with some ground espresso shadowing.

I layered a stamp from documented and added some elements of the the number rubs.

Let's see what you've got!  

You must create a project using a rubber or clear stamp, no digi images allowed, add your creation to the linky AND hop around the designers blogs leaving comments along the way.

We are showcasing the new STAMPtember® products that have just been released. CLICK HERE to see them all. It is a HUGE release with loads of fabulous stamps, dies, stencils and much more!
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

So now it's YOUR turn to get out your inks, paints and all things arty and start creating! We are looking forward to seeing what you make!

Each DT member also has a Simon's Goody Bag to give away too! All you need to do is leave me a comment on this post AND enter the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge 


Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #sssmchallenge so we can see your entries there too!

There are fabulous Giveaway's and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven't subscribed by email you may want to so you don't miss out

Well, that's it for myself and Beaker Featherflutter.  I hope you liked our journey to the canvas.  I love playing with the Bird Crazy stamps and now the Thinlits.  Layering with sprays, texture paste, stamps and the ephmerea really create a full interesting project.

Nicole   {you are here}

Thanks for stopping by.  I always love when you take the time to leave your thoughts.  Time to head off and see what Sandra has created for you.

Challenge Blogs

Inspiration Journal- Happy {Bird Crazy makes me Happy}
A Vintage Journal- Home Sweet Home {Alice is always trying to get Home}

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