Tuesday, October 18, 2011

10-Minute Halloween Luminarias

Looking for a super-fast last-minute Halloween decoration? These little luminarias take no time at all and are totally adorable!

I used the white paper bags and Bat Trio die set from A Muse Studio. The three bat dies come attached to each other, but you can twist them apart to make them more versatile for techniques like this. Just run the bag through your die cut machine a few times (be careful not to cut through the bottom!) and you're done! Easy as pumpkin pie! :)

I put some glass marbles (the ones used in flower vases) in the bottom of my bags, and plopped a battery operated tealight on top of the marbles. You can certainly use a real votive candle, but you'll want to use sand in the bottom of the bag, and make sure the candle is stuck down into the sand securely. Be careful lighting the candle and don't leave them unattended while lit!

Thanks for stopping by! See you next time :)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Little Miss Muffett

Can you believe it's the middle of October already? I've been focusing on Christmas projects to share with you here, and to sell at an upcoming craft fair, so I've barely even thought about Halloween. Not having kids makes it a fairly minor holiday in our house, but it's still an opportunity to have a little fun! So I thought I'd stop in today to share a cute project I made recently.

I got a bunch of clear glass balls from A.C. Moore to make glitter ornaments for my upcoming 12 Days of Christmas Ornaments (look for it shortly after Thanksgiving!). I decided to use A Muse Studio's Onyx glitter to make one ornament sparkly black.

I used Papertrey Ink's Halloween Treats & Sweets stamp and die sets to heat emboss the face, and cut out the legs. The bow in her "hair" is PTI's Orange Zest ribbon.

Throw in a little fake spider webbing from the dollar store and it's as easy as that! A cute Halloween decoration! :)

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

World Card Making Day 2011

Well, I'm a little late, but... Happy World Card Making Day, friends! :)

It's been very busy around here lately... my hubby and I made and decorated over 100 jars of jam for friends' wedding favors, so there hasn't been too much time for card making lately. But I couldn't let World Card Making Day pass by without popping in for a quick share.

This is the card I made for said friends' wedding. The sand dollar stamp is an older A Muse stamp, which I used for the tags on their jam favors. The focal image is a custom stamp from my (sadly, now out of business) LSS - and it actually turned out to be a perfect choice, since they chose a poem called "Beach Chairs" for their ceremony!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you had a fun World Card Making Day!