Monday, October 31, 2011

Dom's Train

Yesterday my husband and I celebrated our First Wedding Anniversary!  I recently left my job, and well money was a little tight so I decided to make him his anniversary gift.  My husband loves trains like I love scrapbooking!  I had bought an acrylic train banner  from Clear Scraps a while back and finally decided this was the project that I was going to undertake for his anniversary present.

Here is the entire banner:

Here are close ups of each section:

He absolutely loved it! He got me the carrying case for my Pazzle..what an awesome gift!! 

If you have always been afraid to work with acrylic....don't be!! It is so much fun to work with...If you mess up some acetone free nail polish remover wipes away all of your mistakes!!

Thanks for visiting! I am heading to my scrap room to hopefully get lots of projects done!!

Have a happy and safe halloween!!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Terror Behind the Walls

This is a layout I did for our visit last weekend to Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary.  Its a haunted house inside the first prison of its kind!  We go every year, but the past few we have missed.  It was so nice to get together with my cousin and her husband and some of our dear friends for a fun scary filled night.

The Scraps of Darkness October Kit "All Hallows Eve" had perfect paper and embellishments for this! Plus I took some items from my stash from the Scraps of Darkness store.  If you haven't visited the Scraps of Darkness website, you really need to go there now!!

Ok, so here is my layout

I used Authentique's Glowing Line, as well as a KaiserCraft Die Cut, Martha Stewarts Halloween Fence, Dusty attic Tree, Dusty Attic Barbed Wire, Pink Paislee Haunting embellies, and a Scrap FX spider in the middle of a Petaloo flower.  I also used Bat Garland that I purchased at Joann's that was really for a halloween tree, but worked perfect in my dusty attic tree.  See a close up here:

Here is a close up of the Barbed Wire from Dusty Attic.  My dear friend and Dark Sister Renea aka Reneabouquets did a tutorial on Scraps of Darkness for Resin like Chipboard.  I followed her instructions, and changed it up a little bit..

First, I used gesso to create a base, then I used a gel medium.  After I dried the gel medium, I inked the barbed wire with Tim Holtz Black Soot.  When that dried I used Glimmer Mist (Scarlet) to make the blood red spots on the barbed wire.  I did not spray it however, I simply used a paint brush and highlighted the spots I wanted to.  Next I used Shimmerz Enamelz to give the barbed wire a metal feel.

Here is the final close up of the ScrapFX spider in the middle of the Petaloo flower:

Here I took the spider and covered it with gesso.  then i used Shimmerz Orange Sherbert to door it...I also used the shimmers in the corner of the Pink Paislee card...

90% of these items came from my October Scraps of Darkness Kit which blew me away! The kits are always amazing but this one hit it out of the park!  thank you for visiting my blog!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Happy Halloween

I love Halloween We are preparing for a fun filled weekend of Halloween Festivities.  We are heading to a party at our dear friends house tomorrow night for some spooky food and cocktails...Sunday is our First Wedding Anniversary!! I cannot believe it has been a year since our wedding. The best day of my life to date and I cannot wait for 50 more years with my husband!  I am so lucky to have such an amazing and supportive husband! Then Monday we will be ready for all of the trick or treaters to come and we will hand out candy! thats my favorite thing.  Seeing all of the cute kids all dressed up!! I am hoping to get some scrapbooking done this week! I miss my scrapping table!

I hope everyone has a wonderful, fun and safe Halloween.  I hope to have some projects posted over the weekend!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

How do you manage to make Craft Time

In this busy world, how do you make time to create?  There is so much going on in our lives.  I know there are days where I feel like I am getting pulled in 10 different directions.  There are so many days that I want to create, but just cannot sit at my scrappy table.  Today is going to be one of those days.  Phone call this morning, interview this afternoon and then teaching dance for a couple of hours tonight.  Maybe when I get home I will have a little bit of time after cooking dinner?! Heres to hoping!

Hope everyone has a fantastic day and thank you for listening!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Hello and Welcome

Hello everyone! Thank you for visiting my blog.  This is my first post and I have to say that none of this would have been possible without my dear friend Lisa aka Raining.  She helped so much with making it pretty!  THANK YOU Lisa!!

So I am hoping to post new work very often.  Thank you again for visiting my gallery and I appreciate all of your support!