31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN 2014

31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN 2014
Come join me for String Me Along featuring a cast of ghoulish ghosts, zombies, skeletons, and witches all getting ready for Halloween. After I assemble all 31 banners, I will be stringing them together and hanging them with orange mini-lights for the perfect Halloween touch. Details: three coordinating color fabrics along with white and orange purchased at Jo-Ann Fabrics; Distress Paints; Distress Markers: Stayz-on Permanent Inks, and an assortment of stamps. Individual products used will be listed under each day's description as to colors and stamps used. I hope you enjoy my fiendishly delightful cast of characters and things that go bump in the night.

Friday, October 31, 2014

DAY 31

Yay, it's finally here!  And here's my last banner piece - Frankenstein - that adorable monster that terrorized a village.  He was frequently misunderstood - his intentions were honorable (sort of).

Products:

Fabric Dye:  Adirondack Color Wash - Butterscotch, Lettuce
Stamps:  Frankie and Radioactive - Viva Las Vegas Stamp Company; 31 - 2006 Danelle Johnson


Hop on over to Sarah's blog and leave some love.  HAPPY HALLOWEEN, EVERYONE; HOPE YOU GET MORE TREATS THAN TRICKS!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

DAY 30

Day 30 - almost finished - but not without being watched by a black cat.  This black cat doesn't just have 9 lives, she has 13!

Products:

Fabric Dye:  Adirondack Butterscotch
Stamps:  Abracadabra and Black Cat - Cherry Pie Art Stamps


Hop on over to Sarah's blog.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

DAY 29

My banner would not be complete without a tombstone.  This one happens to be home to some very creepy spiders.  Enter at your own risk!

Products:

Sizzix:  Tombstone and Spider Die Cut - Tim Holtz Alterations
Stamp:  Spider - CraftSmart $1 Michael's collection




Hop on over to Sarah's blog.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

DAY 28

These little gremlins don't look that fierce, but, if you come across them in the forest, you better have treats for them or they will play tricks on you.  (They're especially fond of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.)

Products:

Distress Markers:  Vintage Photo, Crushed Olive, Wild Honey
Stamps:  Manufacturer unknown

Monday, October 27, 2014

DAY 27

Just a giant "BOO" today to all of you with a little ghostie at the top telling you it's time to get your ghost on, so get your ghost on and get ready for Halloween - only four days to go!

Products:

Distress Marker:  Crushed Olive
Distress Paint:  Rusty Hinge
Stencil:  BOO - Michael's
Stamp:  Art Gone Wild - Suzanne Carillo


You are at Sandy's blog; hop on over to Sarah's Blog.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

DAY 26

I'm never going into the forest again - not after seeing this horribly creepy, crawly Zombie cockroach!

Products:

Distress Markers:  Orange Marmalade, Olive Garden
Distress Stain:  Rusty Hinge
Stencil:  Cockroach - Retro Cafe Art
Stamp:  Trick or Treat - manufacturer unknown


You are at Sandy's blog; hop on over to Sarah's Blog.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

DAY 25

Back into the graveyard where skulls hover in the air, but today they are joined by a procession of marching almost transparent flies - too creepy for me to visit - what about you?

Products:

Stamps:  Fly - Martha Stewart; BOO - Craft Smart $1 bin at Michael's




Hop on over to Sarah's Blog.

Friday, October 24, 2014

DAY 24

Today is the day for the Zombies to come out and play - Zombies are very popular right now and what better month than October for them to show their skills.  The cute kitty returns again, this time as a Zombie kitty.

Products:

Distress Markers:  Spiced Marmalade
Distress Paint:  Weathered Wood
Stencil:  Retro Cafe Art
Stamp:  Rubber Stampede



Hop on over to Sarah's Blog.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

DAY 23

I love vampires (that is, vampire movies, books about vampires, etc.) - I don't think I'd really like to meet one in person though!

Products:

Distress Markers:  Olive Garden
Distress Paint:  Rusty Hinge
Stencil:  I Love Vampires - Retro Art Cafe
Stamp:  Spooky - unknown origin


Hop on over to Sarah's Blog.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

DAY 22

This creepy skeleton is hanging out with all the other skulls in the forest - is this what yesterday's kitty saw?

Products:

Distress Marker:  Scattered Straw
Stamp:  What Ever! - CraftSmart $1 collection at Michael's
Stencil:  Michael's


Hop on over to Sarah's Blog.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

DAY 21

No Halloween is complete without a black cat although this kitty looks more scared than scary.  What do you think?  (I wonder what he's looking at!)

Products:

Distress Markers:  Spiced Marmalade, Olive Garden
Stamp:  Halloween - manufacturer unknown
Cat stencil:  Michael's



Hop on over to Sarah's Blog.

Monday, October 20, 2014

DAY 20

My banner would not be complete without menacing pumpkins - today 5 of them appeared from wherever they had been hiding.

Products:

Distress Markers:  Spiced Marmalade
Stamps:  Halloween and Evil Pumpkin - Craftsmart $1 bin at Michael's


 Hop on over to Sarah's Blog.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

DAY 19

I had to add a skull and crossbones to my banner, and I think this cute guy adds just the right touch.

Products:

Distress Markers:  Faded Jeans, Wild Honey
Stamps:  Spooky - unknown, Skull and Crossbones - Tim Holtz Blueprint CMS134 Stampers Anonymous




Hop on over to Sarah's Blog.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

DAY 18

No Halloween banner would be complete without a raven - my favorite scary poem of all time, Poe's "The Raven".

Products:

Distress Markers:  Faded Jeans
Fabric Dye:  Adirondack Butterscotch
Stamp:  Nevermore - Cherry Pie Art Stamps


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Friday, October 17, 2014

DAY 17

A witch, a bat and an arsenic label complete today's banner piece - altogether, a frightening combination.

 Products:

Ink sprays:  Adirondack's Butterscotch and Dylusion's Slate Grey (a lovely color)
Stamps:  Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz Halloween Blueprint CMS 134 and Apothecary CMS 138



You are at Sandy's Blog - hop on over to Sarah's Blog

Thursday, October 16, 2014


DAY 16

Over half way there - today's episode takes us through the graveyard guarded by a friendly? bat.

Products:

Ink sprays:  Adirondack's Butterscotch and Dylusion's Slate Grey (a lovely color)
Stamps:  Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz Halloween Blueprint CMS 134


Thursday, October 16, 2014

DAY 16

Over half way there - today's episode takes us through the graveyard guarded by a friendly? bat.

Products:

Ink sprays:  Adirondack's Butterscotch and Dylusion's Slate Grey (a lovely color)
Stamps:  Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz Halloween Blueprint CMS 134


You are at Sandy's Blog - hop on over to Sarah's Blog.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

DAY 15

On my way home, I had a run-in with a not-so-friendly spider spinning his web:

Products:

Distress Markers:  Wild Honey, Bundled Sage
Stamp:  Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz Halloween Blueprint CMS 134


You are at Sandy's Blog - hop on over to Sarah's Blog.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

DAY 14

Out of the forest today and in the city.  Who do you think lives in this quaint home - fiend or friend?

PRODUCTS:

Distress Markers:  Peeled Paint
Die Cut:  Rickety House - Tim Holtz Alterations Die
Stamps:  Words - Art Gone Wild; Bat - Martha Stewart


You are at Sandy's Blog - hop on over to Sarah's Blog.

Monday, October 13, 2014

DAY 13

Back to the forest on a hunt for skeleton leaves - here's the ones I found:

Products:

Distress Markers:  Wild Honey, Peeled Paint
Die Cuts:  Tattered Leaves - Tim Holtz Alterations
Stamps:  Skeleton heads - Dead Beat Designs


You are at Sandy's Blog - hop on over to Sarah's Blog.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

DAY 12

Today's we're back in the creepy forest where trees seem to have eyes!

Products:

Distress Markers:  Vintage Photo, Spiced Marmalade
Die Cut:  Branch-y Tree - Tim Holtz Alterations Die
Stamps:  Ghost - Cherry Pie Art Stamps; Spider and Trick or Treat - unknown


You are at Sandy's Blog - hop on over to Sarah's Blog.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

DAY 11

Time for another ghost - is he friendly or not so much???

Products:

Distress Markers:  Orange Marmalade
Digital Images:  Mischief Circus
Stamp:  Dots - unknown origin - Stayz-on Midnight Blue (how appropriate)


You are at Sandy's Blog - hop on over to Sarah's Blog.

Friday, October 10, 2014

DAY 10

Granny has misplaced her broom again - but is that a good thing or bad thing?

Products:

Distress Markers:  Dried Marigold
Digital Images:  Mischief Circus
Stamp:  Bat - company unknown


You are at Sandy's Blog - hop on over to Sarah's Blog.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

DAY 9

What would my banner be without a blood moon?  Here's today's treat:

Products:

Distress Marker:  Crushed Olive
Digital Images:  Mischief Circus
Stamp:  Happy Halloween from the $1 selection at Michael's  - I think it adds that certain something!


You are at Sandy's Blog - hop on over to Sarah's Blog.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

DAY 8

This little girl ghoul is my favorite so far.  Who's been hiding under your bed???

Products:

Distress Markers:  Wild Honey, Crushed Olive, Vintage Photo
Digital stamp:  Vera Lane Studio

   

You are at Sandy's Blog - hop on over to Sarah's Blog.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

DAY 7

So far, so good!  (But are these good or naughty ghouls?)  I'll never tell!  Today's fabric banner piece brings you Happy Halloween wishes.

Products:

Distress Markers:  Orange Marmalade, Crushed Olive, Dried Marigold, Vintage Photo, Wild Honey
Digital stamp printed on muslin inkjet printer sheet:  Vera Lane Studio


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You are at Sandy's Blog - hop on over to Sarah's Blog.

Monday, October 6, 2014

DAY 6

Couldn't resist adding a Halloween-style kitty cat!

Products:

Distress Paints:  Forest Moss, Picket Fence
Stamp:  Rubber Stampede


You are at Sandy's Blog - hop on over to Sarah's Blog.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

DAY 5

What would a Halloween Banner be without a mummy?  So I added one on Day 5:

Products:

Stamps:  Halloween - Craft Smart from Michael's $1 line
              Mummy - amounted rubber stamp - don't remember the vendor


 You are at Sandy's Blog - hop on over to Sarah's Blog.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

DAY 4

Products:

Stamps:  Zombie Jar - Viva Las Vegas
Digital Heart:  Mischief Circus



You are at Sandy's Blog - hop on over to Sarah's Blog.

Friday, October 3, 2014

DAY 3

Products:

Distress Paint:  Forest Moss; Picket Fence for teeth
Stamps:  Tim Holtz collection Stampers Anonymous


You are at Sandy's Blog - hop on over to Sarah's Blog.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

DAY 2

Products:

Distress Paints:  Walnut Stain
Stamps:  Ghosts - Cherry Pie Art Stamps
              Words - Unknown
Die Cuts:  Tattered Leaves - Tim Holtz Alterations

 
You are at Sandy's Blog - hop on over to Sarah's Blog.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

DAY 1

Products:

Distress Paints:  Chipped Sapphire, Rusty Hinge, Picket Fence
Stamps:  Circles on skirt - All Night Media #4021
               Face - Stampers Anonymous
Digital Images:  Hat - Mischief Circus


You are at Sandy's Blog - hop on over to Sarah's Blog.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN COMING SOON!

I've just joined Smeared and Smudge's 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop - I am going to create a different doll for each day in October leading up to Halloween - look for Zombies, Calavera's, Witches, and a whole cast of characters just "dying" to celebrate Halloween this year!  Blog hop begins October 1.  See sidebar for more info.

Friday, May 16, 2014

15 DAYS OF TERROR - HALF-O-WEEN

I'm participating in 15 Days of Terror at Domino Art (Domino Art is a group devoted to altering game pieces with stamps) to celebrate Half-O-Ween, the-half way point in the year to Halloween.  I couldn't resist joining the fun!

My supplies:

Tim Holtz Products:  decals, Distress Paint in Rust and Black, "Forevermore" Muse token, faux crystal, Idea-ology ball and chain for bracelet, bottle and cork, rings for attaching to bracelet
Susan Lennart Kazmer:  "Forever" charm
Antique game pieces:  Monopoly tokens, Bingo chips and Lotto chips, die, Majohng tile, Scrabble tile
Sharpie markers:  yellow and orange
Other:  mini-dominoes, 24-gauge wire, "H" charm, bottle caps, Gellyroll white pen, Dremel for drilling holes in game pieces, and Tonic scissors that cut the wire
Ink:  Stayz-On Jet Black
Stamps:  spider web and "dead letter" (I don't know the name of the company that made them) and Picado Collection from Invoke Arts (used to stamp sides and backs of chips and tiles

For how-to info, I think the pictures tell the tale!

Unaltered Game Piece Assortment
Assorted Charms for Bracelet
Supplies and Stamped Game Pieces
Sideview of Stamped Game Pieces
Finished Bracelet

Thursday, October 31, 2013

THE FINISHED EL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS BOOK PROJECT

I had to make two books from my pages as I didn't have the right size binding coil.  But two books makes for twice as much fun!

Book No. 1
Book No. 2
Pages Ready for Binding
More Pages Ready for Binding
HAPPY EL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS TO ALL!!!

31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN BLOG HOP - DAY #31

The final page utilizes the Picture Wheel Die from the Tim Holtz Alterations line.  How cute are the little skellies in the windows???  I used my Catrina Rumikub tile for a finishing touch on this page.  I also added a Tempus Fugit stamp on another page for my book - stamp is from Alpha Stamps.

Skellie Collection
Tempus Fugit
Stop by later today for the finished book with adornments and ribbon.  I'm so glad I played in the hop and thank all of you for your very complimentary comments.