Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Halloween ATB FUN!

Hope your having a wonderful spooky fall!

It is my week for the Eileen Inspiration team and I am super excited to share my spooky fun!

Sooooo much fun with boxes! Who Knew?

Eileen Hull Knew, That's WHO!

There is so much you can do with These boxes, it is AMAZING! Just go and check Eileen's blog and you can see so many ideas!

This is mine for this month's
ART WITH A HEART CHALLENGE "Tricks and Treats" theme!

I started with one idea in my head and it went completely the other way!
I guess my hands wanted to do one thing and my head another!
So I combined the two and this is what happened!

So I started with this spring and this piece I took off a dress form. I then used Creative Paperclay® and sculpted a cat head. So easy! Let that dry overnight.

So while my cat head was drying, I cut my ATB's using Eileen's Die #658984 called Blocks/Cubes 3D. I cut 2 of each size using Sizzix's Little Sizzles Mat board in black. Did you know they carry this Matboard in Whtie, Black and Cream. Love This Matboard for so many projects. It is very sturdy!

 I then cut my papers for each size of the ATB's. Paper's are from Cosmo Cricket "Haunted Line".
I have to say this line is old, but still to this date

I adhered each of the papers to the ATB's. Then I proceeded to put the blocks together.

I started to play around with the blocks, then decided on paint colors and started to decorate the ATB's.

I painted my cats head and varnished it and attached the spring with E6000.
Added the cat to the smallest block.

Here you can see how I added Studio 490 crackled texture paste by Wendy Vecchi. I added her Fern Green Archival ink to the paste to add color to it. I just spread it here and there, no special technique here. I added some burnt orange acrylic paint here and there also. When all pastes and paints were dry I adhered the cubes together with Crafter's Pick "The Ultimate" glue.

Add your embellishments. I choose to add arms to the small ATB. This was done by cutting a small slit into the side of the box and sliding the arms into the box. I used some of Tim Holtz's embellishment to finish off the piece.

 I love the way it turned out!

This picture I had to play with and add some spookyness to it!

NOW I have a super easy bonus project! Super fun for the kids to do, with your help!

 Cut out all kinds of Blocks out of the Block/Cube 3D die.

Punch out a pumpkin face out and add tissue paper to the inside.

 Put battery operated candles inside and stack or place around the house! So cute!

Super simple!

Now it is your turn! Make something with the theme "Tricks and Treat" using one of Eileen Hulls Dies. If you do not have one of Eileen's dies, you can still enter! Now if you enter.....you have a chance to win one of Eileen Hull's die!

So enter, before it's to late! Enter your link HERE

Art with Heart Challenge October "Tricks & Treats" Sizzix Prize Pack | Eileenhull.com

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Fun Stuff with Creative Paperclay®!

It is my turn at the Creative Paperclay® blog!

I have a few projects I am sharing this week, so I hope you go visit to see what I have been up to!

Head over by clicking HERE!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Creative Paperclay Blog Hop!

It's that time!

Time for Creative Paperclay® Halloween Link Up Blog Hop!

There is still time for you to link up! Go HERE to link up.

For my project I wanted to try something new for me. I wanted a tree with arms sticking out beyond the base. I am so happy how this turned out! I love that I was able to accomplish this. Creative Paperclay® sure works well for this.

I am really enjoying working with Creative Paperclay®!

I hope you like what I have done!

 I have also been working on some Halloween wands for decorations!
Lots of Creative Paperclay® fun!
 Here is a picture of the scarecrow. The wand is a vintage bobbin. His hat is made with wool felt! Such a fun piece!

Did you know if you LINK UP you will receive a package of Creative Paperclay®!

I hope you enjoyed my projects!  Make sure you leave a comment on each of the blogs, PRIZE involved!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

I am up at Creative Paperclay Blog!

It is my turn at the Creative Paperclay® blog!

Today I am just giving a reminder tip about water and slip.

How to fix a crack after your piece has dried!

Reminder.......also to sign up for our Link up Blog Hop!

 WE want YOU to Link up!

Link Up Blog HOP
So if you are having troubles with your pieces cracking, head over to the Creative Paperclay® blog and find out how to fix the cracks fast and easy!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Wedding Day!

Many know that I have not been around much. I have been busy, very busy! I was asked to decorate a pole barn for a wedding reception!
Yes, a wedding reception! All by myself? Oh gheez? I did not know if I could pull it off! Scared and thrilled all at the same time. Let alone, I felt very honored that they trusted me with such a special day! A day I could either ruin for them or make there dreams come true!
This post is seriously very long! Mostly pictures, as they say pictures are worth a thousand words. See if you know what the bride and groom were thinking or saying!
I will give you a few words with the pictures, but not many. They are not in any order, just to many.
So here we go!
First, this is what the space looked like when I went out to draw up some sketches and ideas!
YIKES, what was I thinking and how was I going to get this to look good, let alone make a dream come true?
40 acres, horses, cows, roping, yep, rustic reception it is!

Ceilings were lighted, chandeliers were hung.
chandeliers made of lace, muslin, ribbon with lights added!

Pallet wall décor, Sunflower centerpieces!

Children dancing!

Glowing chandieliers
Special gloves in a vintage trunk!

Coffee filter garland
Beautiful day, gorgeous evening

Jelly for everyone!

Beer sign...............SOLD!

Last minute Burlap curtains with muslin bows!
Wood burned tree slices
Rides for all! (This is how the guest were brought in from the parking area) So FUN!
Bride and Groom entering the reception area

Someone was a little heavy with the bird seed toss!

You were greeted and asked to sign your badge and grab a bandanna


I loved making everything for this wedding! It was hard work, in the end so worth it!

Eat, Drink, Dance sign...............SOLD!

Good ole Uncle Gorge getting the corn ready! What's for dinner you ask? How about smoked brisket, smoked pulled pork, smoked turkey, and hot dogs for kids if they wanted one. Beans, potato salad, rolls, vegetables, bbq sauce of course, chips! Enough meat for an army I tell ya! Oh and corn!!!!
The entrance before the guest arrived. Blue tarps need to be pulled before they arrive!
LOVED working on the sign! Loved the way it turned out!


They just entered the barn!
The guests! Not all, some were at the bon fire having S'more Love and enjoying the fire and the others.....they were on the horse carriage and visiting the horses.
Wall décor and centerpieces
Truly love this sign
Check out this picture......do you see the sun peeking thru to make a heart on the ground?

So many signs I did not show, just to many..........

This here is the end of the night, this couple stood here like this and just gazed at everything and really took it in! The Bride cried when she walked in and the Groom cried as he did not want the magic to end. This here made it all worth the sleepless nights and hard work!
There dreams were met and so was mine!
Now back to blogging, visiting other blogs, working with my co-workers in arts and crafts!
Oh, I guess I will have to do laundry and cook meals again! DARN