Tuesday, October 30, 2012

I Survived Sandy and an Almost Finished Album!

Happy Tuesday!

I hope everyone in Sandy's path is safe.  We had an unbelievable day and night of non-stop wind, but the rain wasn't too bad.  Luckily, we didn't lose power, just had a lot of flickering.  There are lots of downed branches, trees, and power lines all over, and hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses are without power.  The storm surge caused a lot of destruction.  Sadly, there were fatalities in NY and other areas. 

Today I have an almost finished Halloween album.  I ran out of printer ink on Sunday so I couldn't finish printing the pictures from Friday night to add to the album.  I won't venture out today for ink, but definitely tomorrow.

The base of the album is wood (6x6).  It can be folded closed and is free-standing when opened.


Once I have ink, the headstone on the cover will have the restaurant name (Smalley's) and year of the pictures (2010). 



I will also include the years (the first two pages are from 2011 and the third and fourth pages from this year) on the unfinished side.  The third page will have two or three small photos from Friday night and the fourth page will have this years family photo.  I did get to print the family photo, but I didn't want to embellish the page until I have the small photos printed.

Supplies used:  Fancy Pants Halloween Paper, EKSuccess, MS, and SU Punches, Sizzix Sizzlet, Spellbinder Dies, CTMH (black)and SU (clear) Rhinestones, and SU Stamps.

I will be linking the album to Crafty Friends Challenge #9 and to Week 13 of The Great Pumpkin Blog Hop.

Thanks for stopping by!



Monday, October 22, 2012

GPBH Week 12 and OCL #139

Happy Monday,

Today's side step albums (for my brothers) are for Week 12 of the Great Pumpkin Blog Hop and Our Craft Lounge Challenge #139: Scary and Spooky.

The tutorial for the larger album (Kevin's) can be found here.  I did trim the pages on the right side a bit so there wouldn't be as big a space in the middle.  I designed the smaller album (Richard's) myself based on LeeAnn's tutorial.  The pages are 6 x 12, scored at 4 3/4 and 5, 5 1/4 and 5 1/2, and 5 3/4 and 6.








The pictures in the albums were taken the past two years at our annual Halloween family dinner.  I left some blank pages to add additional years (i.e., this coming Friday night!).

Supplies used:  SU CS and Ink, Recollections Halloween Paper, EKSuccess, MS and SU Punches, Sizzix and Spellbinders Dies, SU Holiday Best and Tags So Much Stamps, and OCL Spooky Tags Stamps.



Monday, October 15, 2012

GPBH Week 11 and PCP 3D-185

Happy Monday!

If you are looking for the Heartfelt Creations Post, please click HERE. Don't forget to vote for your favorite semi-finalists (voting ends 10/17). I hope I am one of them! You will be entered to win a $50 GC for voting for your five favorites.

Today's Halloween Luminaries are for Week 11 of The Great Pumpkin Blog Hop and PCP's 3D-185 Halloween Challenge.  I will be using the luminaries this Saturday evening.


The finished size of the luminaries is 3 x 3 x 3.

Products used:  Bazzill CS, SU DSP, Acetate & Vellum, Staz-On Jet Black Ink, MS Bat Punch, Spellbinders Oval Dies, SU Wicked Cool Stamp Set.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, October 1, 2012

CFC #7 & GPBH Week 9


If you are looking for the Heartfelt Creations Post, please click HERE.  Don't forget to vote for your favorite semi-finalists.  I hope I am one of them!  You will be entered to win a $50 GC for voting for your five favorites.

Happy Monday!

Today's Halloween project is for Crafty Friends Challenge #7 and Week 9 of The Great Pumpkin Blog Hop.

I used the Creations by AR Tea Cottage template.  My Spooky Tea Cottage will be center stage for my girls' night 'after party!'

Here is the front view:



Side view:



Back view:



Side view:



Supplies used:  Fancy Pants Oct. 31 PP Collection, Basic Black, Dusty Durango, Pumpkin Pie, and Soft Suede CS, EKSuccess Pumpkin and Spider Punches, MS Bat, Fence, Graveyard, Rat, Spider Web, and Witch Punches, Spellbinders Graveyard, Nested Bats, and Pumpkin Dies, CTMH Bitty Sparkles and Tulle, and JRS Small Alphabet and SU Wicked Cool Stamp Sets. 

After I took the pictures, I realized I forgot to sponge the striped parts of the roof.  Well, off to do that now!

Thanks for stopping by!