Monday, October 31, 2011

It's a Harry Potter Halloween...

Happy Halloween!!! 

As you can see, I have my very own little Potter look-alike.  This year I made Alex's Harry Potter costume and I'm happy to say that he loves it!  It includes a black fleece hooded robe, a gray "sweater", a tie and scarf with the Gryffindor House colors, a carved wooden wand and last but not least my hand sewn version of the Golden Snitch. 

The tie is simply a red clip-on tie with strips of Glue Arts Accent It All adhered to the front.  I like that the strips will come off easily without leaving behind any residue and the tie can be used again.  By the way, my husband actually carved the wand from a branch in the backyard.  He's crafty in his own way...clever man!

Look out Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry!  He's not 11 yet, but practicing his spells already! 

I found this gold material at JoAnn's Fabrics for the Golden Snitch.  It has a black backing that made the material very easy to stitch.  The body of the Snitch is made in the same way as a fabric ball with petal shaped leaves.  I stitched the wings and pinned them inside each side of the ball before finishing. 

After all the snow we had this past weekend (SNOW in October!?!) I'm glad that he'll be bundled up for tonight's chilly adventures through the neighborhood.  :) 

Here's a couple of recent Halloween cards too...

I decided to give this Halloween card a Gothic spin mixing up Bo Bunny's new Enchanted collection with a stamps from other collections as well as a few Fiskars Squeeze Punches.  Enchanted is actually a wedding collection but I thought the distressed black and white patterns were perfect for the slightly spooky card I had in mind. 

Bo Bunny: Enchanted Pattern Papers, Jewels, Buttons and Brads; Stamps from Welcome Home and Boo Crew
Fiskars Americas Tools: Oval, Cat & Crow

Finally, a Vintage Halloween Door Hanger...

I created the 3D pumpkin using circle punches for this door hanger.  You just fold them in half and glue them together.  It takes quite a few to fill him out, but I love the dimensional effect.  Isn't he cute?  I like his little hat, too! 

Authentique Paper: Glowing pattern paper and accents
Glue Arts: Extreme Adhesive Squares, Extreme Micro Adhesive Squares and Pro+ High Tac Adhesive
Fiskars Americas: Circle and Triangle Squeeze Punches

Glad you stopped by for my Halloween post!
Have a great day and once again....Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Halloween Decor & a Glue Arts PRO+ Winner!

Hey there!  I am sooo enjoying the cooler weather and that it finally feels like fall.  And we're definitely in the Halloween spirit here at our house as the big day approaches.  If you can't already tell, it's one of my favorite holidays and fall is by far my favorite season.  There's so much to do....tonight we have a Halloween parade in town, I have some special baked treats planned, the costumes for the kids are all set (I'll share on the blog this weekend the one that I made for my son), we have a busy weekend of fall activities ahead and there's still more decorations to be put up and then we'll be set.  Hectic but fun!

Speaking of decorations, today I wanted to share another Halloween project that I made recently for the Glue Arts Blog using DCWV Midnight Spell.   It's a gorgeous paper collection and it was perfect for this not so creepy project.  :)

You can find the how-to tutorial at the link above.  I love the look of rosettes and wanted to include a mix of layered rosette accents on this wooden craft sign that I painted black and distressed.  I used the Scor-Pal Tool to score papers strips of varied widths and I have to say...I just love this tool because it's made it a cinch to make rosettes.  

DCWV - Midnight Spell paper pack
Glue Arts - Glue Glider Pro Handle and PRO+ High Tac Cartridge
Fiskars Americas Tools - Ghost, Oval, Scalloped Circle Squeeze Punches

And without further ado....the WINNER of a Glue Glider Pro Handle and the NEW PRO+ Perma Tac Cartridge..............

Blogger buglvr2010 said...
Your card is fabulous! I would love to win a glue glider...I have heard wonderful things about it!
October 18, 2011 5:10 PM
Congrats buglvr2010!!! 

I've let Glue Arts know that you're the lucky winner and they'll be expecting an email from you.  Just contact Julia at this email --> and she'll arrange for you to receive you fabulous Glider and PRO+ set!

Thanks for visiting!  :)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Halloween Card and a GLUE ARTS PRO+ Giveaway!!!

I have a Halloween card to share with you today.  I was going through my Halloween stamps yesterday and found a cute phrase for a paper pieced pumpkin idea that I had in mind.

Jeepers Creepers....Where'd Ya Get Them Peepers!?!

Crazy looking, right?  I don't know though...I think I want our jack-o-lantern to look like this.  He looks like he's had waaayy too much!

As you can see I used my Glue Glider with the NEW PRO+ High Tac Cartridge.  I love that you can flip this cartridge around to PUSH or PULL to apply the adhesive and it really does glide even more smoothly than ever. I was able to easily apply the adhesive even on the tiniest pieces for his face.

Authentique - Glowing Collection of Pattern Papers
Glue Arts - Glue Glider Pro with PRO+ High Tac Adhesive; U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam and Mini Adhesive Squares (hemp bow)
Fiskars - Squeeze Punches (oval, circle, triangle, Oak Leaf)
Stamps - Heidi Grace & Li'l Davis

Now....onto the details of the GIVEAWAY.........

If you already LOVE Glue Arts then I know that you're sure to be over the moon with the new PRO+ Cartridge.  If you're new to being a Glue Arts fan, then their NEW MultiDirectional PRO+ Cartridge will certainly win you over to just how wonderful Glue Arts adhesives are.

One great thing about this new cartridge is that there's no need to purchase a new handle if you already have one.  It works with the existing Glue Glider Pro Handle.  Just the cartridge is new and improved.  :)

Want to know how you can WIN your very own Glue Glider Pro Handle and a PRO+ Perma Tac MultiDirectional Flip Cartridge?

It's simple....just leave a comment below on my blog by 11:59 PM Wednesday evening.  That's it!  One lucky winner will be chosen on Thursday at random from the list of comments to win their very own Glue Glider Pro Handle AND the NEW PRO+ Perma Tac Cartridge!  :)

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

World Card Making Day 2011

It's an all day card-a-palooza!  If you're not familiar with this event you can find it in the link above and on the World Card Making Day Facebook page, too.

Today I'm sharing a "Thank You" card...

It's over the top but I just couldn't help!  I just love making these paper cone flowers!  I made another card awhile back in an earlier post with the same technique - using Fiskars Squeeze Punch Clouds to make each cone - with Crate Paper's Portrait collection.  I loved it so much that I just had to do it again, this time with Pebbles, Inc.

For info on how to make the flowers, you can find a brief tutorial on the Glue Arts Blog ---> HERE.  

Throughout the day between relaxing with my family and my son's baseball game this afternoon, I'm hoping to get a few cards done for Operation Write Home and some Christmas cards that I'd like to offer at an upcoming local craft show to fund raise for my daughter's Marching Band - Go Bulldogs!!!.  I'll try to take photos and update my post with those later. 

Happy Card Making to everyone joining in today!!!

By the way, I've been asked to share some big news today...Glue Arts is introducing its' new Glue Glider Pro+ Cartridges!

Not sure what these are??? Well, I can tell you that they make using your Glue Glider Pro even easier than before.  With these new cartridges, you can glide your Glider forward OR back...your choice!
Want to try these new cartridges out?  Starting today Glue Arts is giving away a new Pro + Cartridge and a handle to 10 winners for the next 10 days. Fans can enter to win through this link ---> Glue Arts Pro+ Cartridge
You only need to enter once to be eligible for the entire 10 days!
Just a DO NOT need a new handle if you already own the Glue Glider Pro because the Pro + Cartridges fit right into the existing no worries for those who already have a handle.

Go check it out & Good Luck!  :)