Monday, November 29, 2010

Blog Hop Coming Soon!

Head over to Frosted Designs this Friday December 3rd for our very first Holiday Blog Hop!  Can't wait to see you there!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Gift Box Tutorial and Thankful

This week at Frosted Designs we have a few exciting things going on.  First thing is that I created my very first tutorial today.  It is to show you how to this gift box.
Head over to Frosted Designs to check it out and learn how to create your own.  If you are interested in the recipe for the cookies please check out my husband's and my food blog.

Second our challenge this week is to make a project about being Thankful.  Being that the week of Thanksgiving is usually a very contemplative time for me I chose to create a layout about what I am thankful for.  I have a photo of my husband and then there is some hidden journaling as well.  Head over to Frosted Designs to see what the rest of the design team came up with and let us know what you are thankful for this year.

Sunday, November 21, 2010


This week at Frosted Designs we have a great Challenge going on.  You are challenged to use distressing on your project.  Distressing is one of my favorite techniques and there are so many ways you can distress a project.  I used inking, misting and I also used the edges of my scissors to rough up the edges of the grunge paper I used.  On top of distressing I also used this week's sketch on as a guide for my page.  It was a really fun sketch to work with and I am very happy with how my layout turned out overall.

Friday, November 12, 2010


This week to get us into the mood for Thanksgiving we are having a word challenge over at Frosted Designs.  You are supposed to use the word "Thank" or "Thankful" on your project.  Head over and see some the great stuff the design team has come up with. 
For my project this week I made a thank you card using a Stampin' Up stamp and some scraps I had from and old Little Red Scrapbook Kit. 

Monday, November 1, 2010

Hellraising Halloween Party

This past Saturday my husband and I threw a big Halloween party for a few of our good friends.  We don't often throw parties, but when we do we like to spend a lot of time planning and Halloween parties just really lend themselves to some crafting.  Both of us spent quite a bit of time working on various crafts for the party.  Our general theme of the party was Hellraiser as we were supposed to watch some Hellraiser movies, but we never quite got around to it the night of.  Oops!  We still had a great time and some great decorations came out of it that we will probably use for future parties.  If you are interested in any of the food or menu at the party please feel free to check my husband and my food blog where recipes will be provided over the next week.  I have already shared a few of the crafts, but I am going to re-post them all together.
This was the Halloween sign I made for our front door.  I felt like it was a great way to welcome our guests to the party and just had to use that Graphic 45 paper even if it wasn't Hellraiser related.

This past Friday I posted these dish I.D. tags, cupcake flags and treat cups that I sent cupcakes home in.  I used a Purple Panda digital stamp for these.

Here you can see them in use on the table with the food.  They looked great and I got a lot of compliments on them.

This is a sign we hung on the bathroom mirror.  It was by far the most fun decoration of the evening that I made.  I distressed the background with glimmer mist, distress ink and then I used fired brick distress ink heavily at the top and then sprayed it with a mini mister and let it drip down the page to look like dripping blood.  I am really happy with how it turned out.  After that I covered the sign in Pinhead quotes.  He sure had some good ones. 
 Just a close-up of Pinhead washing his hands because I find it extra funny.
 We hung spider webs all over and I cut out some spiders using my Bosskut Gazelle to hang in the webs all over the house.
 My husband actually made these panels to look like the puzzle box from Hellraiser.  I was super impressed with his crafting abilities.  They turned our really great!
Finally we printed out these small puzzle boxes from a jpeg we found on the internet and folded them and suspended them from the archway between our living room and dining room.  There were 8 in all.