Monday, October 26, 2015

Glue Dots® and Stampendous Halloween Blog Hop!


I love fall. The crisp cool air, changing of the leaves and Halloween!

Today I have made two projects for you!

I was sent this Awesome set of stamps! Also some Glitter!

Thank you so much Stampendous!

Skeleton Style Perfectly Clear Stamps

The first thing I thought of was......Lucy from Charlie Brown!

Remember this?


So off to work I went! 

I had a circle canvas board, I painted the background to look like the sun had set and it was orangy-yellow and it set the mood for the rest of the plan! (Sorry I lost the pictures for this step) OOPS!

I stamped out some Skeletons and cut them out! I also cut out quite a few bats!

 I had to draw out a desk for him to sit at! I wanted it to be a rickety desk, so I made it look as if it were made of pallets! This was a fun challenge for me! I cut it out and roughed it up a bit with sand paper.

Kinda cute! (I think)

Here you can see I added mini Glue Dots® to adhere the desk down onto the canvas.

 I started to build my canvas up. I stamped spiders and bats.

I adhered the bats on the already stamped bats to give it depth! Some I adhered two and some three, this gives the appearance of wings flapping! I used Glue Dots® Mini for this.

 Here is the finished piece once everything was added!

 So much fun!

 Next I had to make a card with one of the cute hats!
Again stamped and cut out the skeleton and a hat, using the same stamp set! The background stamp is also a Stampendous stamp by Andy Skinner!
I glittered the edges of the paper and the hat!
 Time to use those handy dandy Glue Dots®!
Who knew a spider could be so cute? 

 Finished card! I love it! I hope you do too!

 Thanks for stopping by and make sure you stop at all the blogs and see what other spooky fun you can find!

Donna - Your here!

Glue Dots® Craft Dots 3/8”
Glue Dots® Mini Dots 3/16”
Glue Dots® Removable Dots 3/8”
CRS5080 Cling Create Christmas Stamp Set by Stampendous®
DCS5080 Create Christmas Die Set by Stampendous®
MGK02 Christmas Micro Glitter Kit by Stampendous®
Just comment on both company blogs and all the design team posts for our hop with Glue Dots. Commenting is open until Sunday, November 1st at 11:59 pm and winners will be announced sometime on Monday, November 2nd. See Official Contest Rules.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Mini Holloween Treat Boxes


Designer Donna is on our blog to show you how to decorate Mini Gable boxes for your Halloween Party. You can fill these with candy, party favors or little Halloween goodies for your classroom.
Designed by: Donna Budzynski
Time: 30 Minutes
Level: Beginner
Size: 5.125” x 4” W x 2.5”Dglue-dots-box
Fast fun treat boxes for Halloween!
Here’s what you need:
  • Craft Glue Dots®
  • Mini Gable Boxes
  • Ribbon
  • Archival Ink Ranger – Jet Black
  • DecoArt Media Mister Carbon Black
  • DecoArt Media Mister Orangeglue-dots-ghost
  • Die Cutting Machine
  • Die cut ghost
  • Stamp numbers
  • Spray box
  • White cardstock
  • Black pen
Here’s what you do:
  1. Spay mini gable boxes using DecoArt Media Misters, once with black,  then with orange and let dry.
  2. Stamp number 31 on each box using Archival ink jet black.
  3. Assemble the box and use Craft Glue Dots if needed to keep it sealed.
  4. Use your cutting machine and ghost die to make little ghosts from white cardstock. Remember to add eyes to your ghost with a black pen or marker.
  5. Adhere your ghosts to front of gable box using Craft Glue Dots.
  6. Fill with goodies and tie ribbon around handle.
What will you fill your mini gable box with?
Either format of Craft Glue Dots can be used to complete this project:

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Art with Heart Challenge October : Hauntings and Holidays

Hello All!  The fall season is in full swing and *gasp* the holidays are right around the corner!  This October our Art with Heart Challenge is Hauntings and Holidays. For all of you Halloween enthusiasts we want to see your creepiest creative ventures and for those of you who like to get ahead of the hectic, holiday season feel free to share your magical, makes of merriment.  The Inspiration Team will be working with gorgeous papers from Eileen's Paper Trail 7 sponsors Graphic 45 this month.  Each week you’ll see amazing Holiday projects created with my Sizzix dies and Graphic 45.
I have chosen Eileen Hull Train Case! 
I love this Train case it is so versatile! 
Dare I say, I am in LOVE with Graphic 45 Rare Oddities Paper! Oh my!!! Graphic 45 always has great lines to work with! The feel and the smell, like the 4th of July! Ohhh, ahhh........!

My project is the Rare Oddities shoppe! Just remember the windows can see into your soul! 
 Such a cute display for your ghoulishly haunted area!
 Have you ever done this? Be careful!
I burned my edges, yes I did! It makes for a fantastic rare uneven line for the roof!
 A witch's hat painted and sanded and stained with a few bottles added to the side makes the perfect stand for the Rare Oddities Shoppe!
 Pop some candy inside or a mini altered book and it is a two for one!

Finished Project!
Sorry no step out's this time. I was way to involved in the paper! It is very distracting!!!
Hope you like my little shoppe!

Don't forget to join us for this months challenge! Always a prize!!!
Come on enter!  HERE!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Did you know you can get awesome project sheets on Canvas Corps Blog?

These are just a few that I have done, but they have more!

All materials and how to's are right there in that project sheet.

Make sure to check them out while roaming the web!

Perfect for that man cave/bar area

Outdoor garden signs are always a great addtion to your outdoor living area!

Thanks for stopping by!