Sunday, October 19, 2014

Its a Smoothfoam Giveaway!

As a Thank You ....Smoothfoam is giving away Holiday shapes for you to create with!
You can enter for a chance to win on their Face Book page or blog.
Good Luck!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

12 Spooky Halloween Crafts! favorite time of the year.
When we get to dress up and be scary!
Then there's the food, music, candy and oh my...the crafts!
Don't you just love Halloween crafts?
Cute, vintage, creepy and funny?
Well, here are 12 Spooky Halloween Crafts to get you started.
Check back soon for more Halloween inspiration!

1. Creepy Voo-Doo Spider Dolls.

2. Mixed Media Pumpkin.
3. Stamped Boo Vase
4. Witchy Woman
 5. Boo Garland.
6. Day of the Dead ATC's
7. Vintage Inspired Candy Bowl.
8. Creepy Doll Head Earrings.

9.  Beaded Spider
10. Halloween Card
11. Haunting Decor
12. Jack-O-Lantern Jars

Friday, October 10, 2014

4 Cards to get you in the mood for Halloween!

 Here are 4 cards to get you in the mood for Halloween!
Click  here for the instructions!

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Day of the Dead Sale!

For one month only, you can save 30% off your total order on my collection and any other stamps, stencils, masks and chipboard books from Sin City Stamps!
Visit here to shop my collection and more!
Use code  18bart  at checkout.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Creepy Voo-Doo Spider Dolls!

I hope you like Creepy things because these spider doll heads are all that!
I was inspired a little bit from Toy story 2 where the mutant toys come out from under Sid's bed- you remember the doll head? Yea, that one....
Then also a little bit of inspiration from Pirates of The Caribbean 2- when Jack Sparrow was the village king, remember his eye's?

 The materials for this craft are pretty easy to come by.
You will need:
  • 3 Smoothfoam 2 1/8" Baby Heads  Smooth off the ridges with medium grade sandpaper.
  • Neon Folk Art paints in Green, Purple and Orange. - I found these in Walmart.
  • Gloss Luster Mod Podge
  • White and Black acrylic paint
  • Metallic Chenille stems
  • Fine glitter
  • Googly eyes
  • Craft sheet, double stick take, tacky glue, (3) 3" pieces of 26 gauge wire, foam brush, a fine tipped paint brush, plastic cups, plates, tooth picks and a extra foam block.
 Pierce the bottom of the doll head with the toothpick and paint with a neon color. Set toothpick with doll head into foam block so paint can dry easily. Its takes approximately 2 coats of paint to cover the heads.
 Do this for all the colors.

Coat doll heads with Mod Podge then hold over a cup while you sprinkle glitter.
 Pour excess glitter back into container.
Place in foam block to set.
 While the doll heads with glitter are setting, work on the spider legs.
Gather all 4 chenille stems and fold in half. Then twist them a few times in the middle and add some double stick tape.

Go over each doll head with one more coat of Mod Podge to seal in the glitter.
When they are no longer sticky, carefully attach the legs.

Place some tacky glue onto bottom of the doll head and add your spider legs.
Bend the wire piece into a "U" shape and push into the doll bottom around the tape.
When the wire is half pushed in, twist, then push into the tape as shown. This helps secure the legs.

 Add your googly eyes with the tacky glue.
Paint extra eyes or designs with the black and white acrylic paint.
Don't forget to add the fangs!
Bend the legs as shown.

 This is my Jack Sparrow take off.
Don't the eyes totally creep you out?

 I was going for a Voo-Doo spider doll on this one.... can't you hear the African drums beating?

 Spiders have 8 eyes, so I thought this was pretty cool.
Plus I love purple!

 I can't wait to see these under a black light!
What do you think?
Feel free to check out more Smoothfoam idea's here.
Then while you are at it, check out more  Halloween creations with the Designer Crafts Connection!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Deflecto Storage Solutions for Crafting and Kitchen Needs!

Hi Everyone!
 Deflecto has once again proven that their office supplies are craft worthy!
I'm simply loving this  Carousel Organizer!

I'm using it for my most used buttons and trim. I love how I can clearly see what I have and how much! Plus the lids act as a convenient tray to hold what I need as I add to a page, card or home decor.

 The carousel rotates nicely and takes up very little room on a craft table or shelf..

You can even add more containers and stack as high as needed!

Another fantastic find from Deflecto is this mountable Grab-A-Card business card holder!
I placed a few strong magnets onto the back of the acrylic housing and put on my fridge for all to see.
This will come in handy next time my husband calls from home asking where some of my business cards are to share with a friend.

 Deflecto storage containers are not just for the craft room, but can also be used in the kitchen too!
Here I used a 4-drawer Stackable Cube to hold loose and miscellaneous spices.
Most of these spices are ones that I buy sparingly because they are extra special or have been given to me from fellow cooks.

The top shelf  holds whole cinnamon sticks and dried chilies from a friends garden.

 Here's another Deflecto Stackable Cube but with X Dividers.
I have it storing my favorite alcohol inks.
You can purchase these cubes in clear and black.

Thanks for coming by!
Please visit the Deflecto Face Book page for more creative storage solutions!


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