Monday, October 31, 2016

Scary Bird!

For my final installment of Halloween projects, is it a crow?  
A raven?  It's Scary Bird!  
This is a little banner project that rounded out 8 fun creations from my Boo University workshop this month.  It measures 6" x 9.5".  
I used Cricut Design Space to cut the scrolls on top of the scary bird.  You could, however, cut the scroll images out of Thistle cardstock and adhere them on top of the bird.

Close To My Heart products used:
Jeepers Creepers Paper Pack and Complements
Thistle, Black and Goldrush cardstock
CTMH Artbooking - Spiderweb, Spider, Crow/Raven
Silver Sequins (dark silver for the eye)
Retired CTMH Products: Purple and Dark Silver Glitter Paper 
Thistle Extra Thick Twine 
CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge - Banner, and Scroll shapes on the bird

Friday, October 28, 2016

EEK! Halloween Potion!

EEK, some spooky fun potion to dress up your Halloween decor!
This was one of eight creative projects made at my Boo University workshop this year and I love how it turned out!  

This creepy potion bottle started as one of several clear bottles from a friend of a friend of a friend.  I thought they could be worked into Boo U as eery potion decor and they worked perfectly.  

I mixed an eery concoction of green acrylic craft paint, water base varnish, and Prisma Glitter (oh, how I miss that sparkly product from Close To My Heart!)  I poured the paint potion into the bottle and swirled it around to coat the inside.  Next, I set it upside down on a paper towel for a few hours to drain out the excess paint, 
I mean potion!

The bottle decorations are a creepy combo of:
Black and White Cardstock Tags
Lavender and Leaf Green ShinHan Touch Twin Markers
Stamped Pickled Toad image from Magic Potions (retired CTMH set)
Clear Sparkles and Black Twine
Cork - online source

Wednesday, October 26, 2016


I made my first Triple Panel Card for one of the 8 projects made at my Boo University workshop recently. What a FUN fancy fold card, and so easy too!

Cut paper 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".  Horizontally, score at 2", 3 1/8", 5 3/8", and 6 1/2".
The first fold is valley, then mountain, mountain, and finish with valley.  I used my bone folder to get nice crisp folds.

It's decorated with the cute Jeepers Creepers patterned papers.  I cut two side panels 1 3/4" x 5 1/4", and middle panel is 2 x 5 1/4".  The sticker accents are from the  Complements and are festive, fun and fast!

Monday, October 24, 2016


Last year during the month of October, I posted a Halloween post every day for 31 days.  It nearly did me in!  This time, I'll be posting several fun Halloween cards and projects from now until Halloween.  Wish me luck!  It's only 7 days.  
I think I can, I think I can!

This was a super quick and super fun card to make!  The Jeepers Creepers Complements contain darling stickers and black glitter paper cut outs including words: Halloween, Scary, Trick or Treat.  I simply cut some coordinating cardstock rectangles to add the black glittery letters onto.  I added checker borders to the sides of the white card base with the Jeepers Creepers Washi tape.  
Fun, easy and CUTE!

The eyes are from the Jeepers Creepers Assortment.  Love them!

How cute are these Jeepers Creepers Complements?  

Supplies used:
Jeepers Creepers Complements, Assortment, and Washi Tape
Cardstock: Black, Pansy, Tangerine, Lagoon, Willow

Saturday, October 22, 2016

They did the Mash

They did the Monster Mash.  It was a Graveyard Smash!

We had a blast creating this framed Monster decor at my Boo University 4 Halloween workshop this past week!   The Jeepers Creeper Complements are the perfect 
combination of spooky cute for this piece!  

See the black sparkly bat on the wire flying over the top?  Too fun!

Pansy Purple cardstock (retired color)
Dollar Store Frame, Wiggly Eyes

Friday, October 7, 2016

Howl-ooo Friends!

One of our favorite workshops is coming up soon! 
 That’s right, it’s time for….BOO University 4!  

Space is limited for this SPOOKTACULAR creative event, so please scream your RSVP soon!  Deadline is 10/13 if the spaces don’t fill before then!  

Bring a friend!

Wear a costume for extra festive fun!

Hope to see you soon!