Friday, October 25, 2013

The halloween display

Today on the Heidi Swapp blog I am sharing my Aussie version of a Halloween display. Of course I had to add in some yellow to the traditional orange and black colour scheme. Wink!

I started with a digi word from Heidi's digi shop, I printed it off and wound it through my type writer for a fun twist!

I painted some goodies including a real pumpkin and these plastic skeletons with metallic silver spray paint! I made his little hat from paper from Heidi's Believe collection!

The little yellow frame I bought in Michaels when I visited the US in January, I spritzed a Color Magic letter in Georgia Peach Colorshine and added it to the frame.

I found the paper Mache hat in Riot Art and Crafts  and spray painted that in the silver metallic spray paint. The beautiful bloom was a gift from fellow team member Jamie Pate and I hot glued it to my hat. I finished it off with a crepe paper ruffle on the bottom of the hat.
I used the Halloween digi word again and created the subway art printable. I have provided it as  free download on the Heidi swap blog here.
I found the wooden words at Spotlight and covered them in various Heidi Swapp pattern papers. For the B I added a fun element using the Epiphany Crafts  Hexagon tool. The O uses another word from the digi words.

The last O I added a spider I cut with my silhouette.

I used the silver spray paint to cover my plastic skull and gave her a pretty bow using the Bow Die from Stampin Up!

I also wanted a place to share my past Halloween photos so I used  one of the Shadow box frames and spritzed it with Tinsel Colorshine.  I wanted my shadow box to be transferable to other Celebrations such as Christmas  so I  kept the pattern paper (adhered to the back of the frame) a neutral black  and white.

I hot glued a binding Mechanism to the pattern paper and then layered it over my photos and embellishments to decorate. I started with another Epiphany Crafts hexagon dome and tied it on with black craft wire that I wound around a pencil for  a fun look and then filled it with photos, banners and other goodies for a fun layered look!


I am loving this little Halloween vignette sitting on my dining room table. It makes me smile every time I look at it!


Friday, October 18, 2013

What's your Greatest View?

Over at Jot magazine we have a new mini challenge happening!
Our theme — The Greatest View. Now this theme can be anything from literally scrapping a photo of a wonderful view somewhere or could be a layout celebrating an event and your view of it, or even an everyday moment that is a great view. We teamed up with Greatest View , and you could WIN a PRIZE pack of goodies from the shop  just for playing along!

I have used some of the brand  BRAND NEW  Perfect Day flair on my layout.

 My Greatest View...seeing my boy happy and healthy back at Disneyland after his emergency surgery the week before for a burst appendix! A different country, with no idea about hospitals or the Health system, it was a truly scary time for us all!

Be sure to check the Jot Magazine blog for all the details!


Thursday, October 17, 2013

week 35

So I have fallen behind in my project life. I just need a full day to try to catch up!! Haha fat Chance!

The left side...

A new favourite flair from Greatest View....This message went out in the first email after registration closed for Make Pretty Stuff Down Under! So exciting!

The right side.

I had extra photos so I created a flap using some photos and washi tape.

Another flap..


Friday, October 11, 2013

the missing teeth

My eldest lost his top two teeth at the beginning of the year and the replacecment teeth are yet to make an appearance. I thought I would create a layout to remember this time in his life.
We were lucky this week on the Heidi Swapp blog to join up with Core'dinations cardstock ,both teams showcased some beautiful projects.
I used the Believe collection from Heidi Swapp and the Brights and Jillian collections from Core'dinations.

I am totally in love with the Epiphany crafts tool that creates little epoxy embellishments, this one uses the hexagon 25 tool. It sits  above a star from the new Color Magic ephemera pack from Heidi Swapp  that I spritzed in Tinsel Colorshine.

I managed to sneak in a Christmas flair from Greatest View!  You can see the Jillian dot Cardstock here from Core'dinations that I sanded to reveal to the coloured core inside.

 I love the distressed feel a bit of sanding gives to the Core'dinations cardstock.


Sunday, October 6, 2013

Christmas organiser

Last week on the Heidi Swapp blog we were showcasing the new Believe Memory File Folder Kits.
I came up with a hanging Christmas organiser for my foyer.
There are 4 memory files in the kit, 2 large and 2 small, a fotostack, some rubons and labels.

 I began with one of the larger files and trimmed one side down to create a pocket for some favourite Christmas photos that I will  take throughout December.

I added in some black craft wire to hang it.

Next I combined a larger and smaller file. The large one will hold Christmas cards.

The smaller Memory File will hold Christmas recipes.

On the fotostack I made a lollypop then added a Christmas flair from Greatest View.

On the inside I trimmed the two pages into strips to create a tear off component of important things we will do during the month of December.

On the last Memory File I made a countdown calendar with chalkboard paint. I have my step x steps on the Heidi Swapp blog of how I created this.

On the inside I added in two pockets for my son's wish lists, if they see something in a toy catalogue they really want "to ask Santa" for  they can tear it out and add it into their pocket.