Monday, October 26, 2015

Cutie Pie Monster Wreath

 Aloha everyone,

Thanks for stopping by today. If you are anything like me and have a million and one things going on, you probably aren't ready for Halloween yet.

I can't believe it's coming up this weekend already! Where did the time go?

Anyway, on to my project.

I have seen so many cute Halloween wreaths pop up on my Pinterest wall I just knew I wanted to try my hand at creating one.

To make this wreath, I used a seven inch foam wreath, three rolls of teal glitter tulle, two rolls of purple glitter tulle, invisible stretch string, one set of miniature purple flashing lights, matching card stock and BAM!

My one word of advise for you, is maybe tape the foam with painters tape. My wreath actually fell to the floor and broke into four pieces. I believe this may have been caused by the stress of wrapping my lights around the wreath.

If you want to have your wreath flash as well, the next step would be to wrap the lights around the foam.
 After having completed the first two steps, just grab your primary color and wrap it around the foam several times and tie it off using the standard regular knot tie. Follow this up with your secondary color and keep going from there.

You may not like the way it's shaping up at first, but please keep going. The end result is stunning and you will be happy that you followed through with your wreath.

Now for my little monster. You can grab this little cutie pie here and if you hurry you can grab her for just 33 cents!
While you're there check out all the other cuties for sale and don't forget to grab their freebie.

It's a little hard to see, but I actually used loose pink flock to accent her monster costume and the result is too cute.
She is just so soft and cuddly. 

To finish up this creation, I used an oldie but goody from Jaded Blossom called, "Halloween Treats" and added their bat fro their Halloween dies to the center.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a scrappy day!

Hope your Halloween is simply boo-tiful!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Sweet Birthday Wishes

Aloha all,

For my project today, I decided to make a topper for a birthday favor bag.

Isn't this bear just the cutest? When I saw him on the KBD store, I just knew that he would be the perfect image for celebrating sweet treats.
       If you have never shopped at the store, please know that all files are $1.00 and while your there grab some freebies. They are totally adorable and once the freebies are gone, they are gone!

To showcase the sundae bear, I used my double scallop doily die from Whimsy Stamps.

 The scallop border die is from Pretty Pink Posh that was cut at 1"x12". This made it super easy for me to continue to keep a nice straight cut with the die. Of course, the die cut was cut in half so that it could cover the top and bottom of my bag. Did you notice the shading on the edges of the die cut? If so, you have an eagle eye!

 I have an eBrush but I decided to play with a cheaper invention by none other than Crayola. I used their Marker Airbrush and for the most part it was fun except for the steady pumping of air into the compressor.  Overall, I was happy with the end result.

Have I mentioned my love for Jaded Blossom stamps? If not, let me do so now :) The sentiment for the favor bag is from none other than Jaded Blossom. But of course, you already guessed that, didn't you?

Thanks for visiting me today and as usual, I hope you have a scrappy day!