Sunday, October 30, 2011

Quick Halloween Decor

Looking for some quick Halloween Decor that adds a lot of pizzaz without much cost?  Try this banner!  Just download the file from Second Sister here.  She is giving this away for FREE!  (You also get a variety of labels for bottles, cupcake wrappers and straw wrappers.  Instant Party!)  Cut out the banner pieces, and staple them to ribbon, as I did, or any other type of string that you have.  You can just go with that, or add a bit more.

I used some Fabric Pattern Notion Flowers from Studio Calico that I had distressed with Wild Honey Distress ink from Ranger.  I actually hot glued them to the ribbon.

 Hint:  Place a weight on the back of a very lightweight embellishment, so it won't turn under. Here I used buttons that I glued on with Glossy Accents from Ranger.  Be sure to place your weight toward the bottom of the back of the embellishment.  It looks like it is near the top here, because I turned it over for the picture.
Enjoy your quick and easy decor and get on with your Halloween festivities!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Technique Tuesday Studio AE Challenge

I am entering this "memory box in the Technique Tuesday Studio AE Share Your Story Challenge.  It features photos and stories from our vacation this summer, especially how much I enjoyed watching my daughter enjoy herself.  This will be a birthday gift for her next week!

This is the top of the box, and the little journaling booklet I made to go inside.  Isn't this view at Acadia National Park amazing?

Here are the pages of the book.

I detailed some of the highlights of each day of our trip to Maine.

This is the cover of the book.

This is the front of the box.  Exploring the beach at low tide.

Here you see the right side.  Just Chillin'.

This is the back of the box.  She is running along the beach with a big piece of seaweed flying behind her!

And finally, this is the left side.  I just love how I caught her reflection in the window!

Here you see the little booklet as it fits inside the box.  I plan to line the box with some light blue paper, but I didn't have enough time to get it done on time for the challenge!

Materials used:  All materials from Technique Tuesday and designed by Ali Edwards, unless specified.  Stamps:  Simply You,   A Date With Ali, Amazing,  Kids are Cool, Ordinary Days, Are We There Yet, Awesome Days of Summer, and Favorite Memories.  Studio AE stamps:  The Observant Traveler, This One, Get Outside, and Remember This special edition stamp.  Box from Technique Tuesday.  Inks from Ranger:  Spice Tin from Jenni Bowlin Studio, and Pumice Stone Distress Ink by Tim Holtz.

Be sure to visit the Technique Tuesday Blog for lots of wonderful ideas for Ali Edwards stamps, and visit Technique Tuesday to check out their products.  If you like what you see here, you might consider subscribing to Studio AE, for a new stamp set every month, designed by Ali Edwards, and specially priced for subscribers!  Have a great day, and thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Happy Today!

Just bought these from Crafty Japan on Etsy!  I was feeling bad about missing out on Almanac at Studio Calico, but I mostly wanted this tape!  Now I'll have red, too!

Arctic Winter MFT & Lawn Fawn

Today I’d like to share with you a card that I made especially for winter time.  I’ve always been fascinated with the idea that it stays dar...