I was really worried I would miss this months tag. I have made a commitment to create every month. A couple weeks ago I injured my back. All those new Sizzix dies and I haven't touched one of them. And sitting in my craft room isn't really comfortable. So, taking it slow, breaking a lot and a few Advil I have managed to create the tag.
I am a coastal girl and hail from Vancouver Island. So, these Sizzix dies I fell in love with!
I followed Tim's technique's.
Creating the sand was a new one for me. I really loved how it turned out.
When I was picking out all my Sizzix goodies I "almost" got the embossing folder Tim used. Ugh, I should have. But the rays one worked out perfect.
I love adding distress paint to my word bands.
A lot of great techniques this month which made it a lot of fun.
I'm off to YELLOWSTONE tomorrow in my motor home along with my adorable husband, 3 kids, dog and towing my Jeep! One of my favorite National Parks to visit. I'll be dragging my butt through the park with this sore back. But I cannot wait! So, I'm really happy I managed to get this done before I go.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my July tag that almost didn't happen. Now to ice my back and rest!
Are you looking for some Halloween Decor ideas? I have a few for you. These are projects I have been working on for the past couple of weeks. BANNERS
I made Boo and Beware for my 2 corner windows. These are cut from Birthday Bash, using Recollections Halloween paper and Stampin Up Halloween Paper.
I made this Tim Holtz Banner, "Trick or Treat". Hangs over my spooky dining room. Black sheets are there for the holidays.
Cut from Birthday Bash and the frames/ font are a Sophisticated cut. I added beads from Walmart and skulls are a $1 store necklace cut up.
This BIG Banner is "Happy Halloween"
The charms are Walmart and the tulle is from an old Halloween costume. This glitter spiders are a $1 store find.
Happy Halloween! Candles
Cheap-o-la...You can make this on a budget...promise! I picked these candelabras up from Michaels for $12 at 50% off. I bought them on a day they there was an additional 25% off so in the end they were less than…
WOW, I think this is my biggest Halloween project yet. It took me 5 days to complete and I could have kept adding!!! As you know I adore Halloween and yes I have begun bringing out my Halloween goodies. Lots of photos in this post and there is so much to see. So lets get into the project and get you inspired for Halloween!
I was asked by Scrapbooker's Paradise (where I teach) to make one of these Kaiser Craft Shadow Boxes...with a Halloween Theme!!! Arm twisted and mission accepted. I am going all Tim on this one! I started by spraying all the pieces with a Hammered Finish in a gun metal grey.
The set even comes with numbers;)
I used My Minds Eye Happy Haunting paper to create each box with a great pattern paper background. Then using all my Tim Holtz goodies and $1 Store finds I went to town decorating. I used various numbers from the rub ons, metal numbers, wooden and those that came with the Shadow Box.
Be sure to dry fit before gluing! It took me 4 hours to die cut…