Thursday, October 31, 2013

A Happy Haunting Halloween layout!

Good morning everyone!  Happy Halloween!  I am excited to share today's layout because I love Halloween and the orange and black color combo associated with it!  I wanted to share just how easy it is to get a lot of those pumpkin carving pictures on one layout!  I used Carta Bella's awesome Halloween collection called Happy Haunting!    I staggered the photos to give the layout some movement and I let the completed jack-lantern picture be my focal point.
And every blog post needs close ups!  I love the rusty orange and faded black of this collection!
This is my favorite part!   I took a gold Sharpie marker and drew in a few sets of eyes in the trees of the background paper!
Thanks for stopping in today everyone!  Hope you have a great day!
Hugs, Tegan


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Guest Blog Post for Shimelle!

Good day everyone!  I am over the moon excited to announce that I have a guest post on Shimelle's blog today!  It includes something new and wonderful you can do with border punches and washi tape!  If you are anything like me, you have an endless supply of decorative tapes!  I wanted to come up with a new way to use up my decorative tape stash... you know, so I can buy more!  *wink wink*
 Here is a sneak peek!  You have to head on over to Shimelle's blog for all of the details...
 I sure would appreciate it if you took a quick minute to hop on over to Shimelle's blog and let me know what you think!  Thanks and enjoy your day!
Hugs, Tegan

Monday, October 14, 2013

Halloween Home Decor!

Good morning!  I am happy to be sharing my latest project with you.  I just love Halloween so I was excited when I first saw Carta Bella's Happy Haunting collection!  Not only is it perfect for altered projects, but cards and layouts as well!    For this project, I started with a round paper mache box I picked up at my local craft store.  And I love crows this time of year, so I incorporated one of those as well.  I found the crow at my local Dollar Store, but I have seen them at the craft store as well.
 This project is pretty easy to create for anyone who wants to give it a try!  I first traced the paper mache box onto patterned paper, cut out the pieces, and adhered the papers to the box.  I used liquid adhesive and placed rubber bands around the box until the adhesive was completely dry.  I then trimmed pieces from the Border Strips paper to further decorate the box.  To create my label, I layered pieces from the Element Stickers with foam adhesive.

To make the hat for Mr. Crow, I traced a large button I had, cut a slit to the middle, and overlapped the cut edges to make a cone shape.  Once it was small enough, I adhered the ends in place and then cut a small hole out of the very top.  I cut a few small pieces of twine and stuck them though the top of the hat and adhered them in place.  For Mr. Crow's collar, I simply trimmed a long piece of paper about 3/4" inch wide and accordion pleated the entire piece. I then adhered the ends together and adhered the collar to Mr. Crow.   Pretty easy!  Thanks for joining me today!  I hope I have inspired you to create your own Happy Haunting creation!

Carta Bella's Happy Haunting: Haunting Hexagon, Scary Skulls, Border Strips, Spooky Stripes, Full Moon, Element Stickers
Other: Paper mache box, decorative crow, foam adhesive, twine