2017 Halloween Haunted House Tour- Day 3

Hi Friends, and welcome to day three of my annual Halloween haunted house tour! So far, we’ve peeked into my eerie entry and deadly dining room, and today I thought we’d step into the lurid living room and gaze upon my morbid mantel.

As usual, I have lots of photos to share. So let’s dive right into it! I hope you enjoy the tour!


Next week we’ll wrap things up with my spooky sunroom, the last stop on this year’s tour. Just in time for the real spooks to arrive! Until then, hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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Giselle the Ghost with Therm O Web


Hi Sweet Friends, happy Wednesday!  I haven’t been posting this much in quite some time, but you all know how I get around Halloween time. There’s just so many projects to share and so little time! Today I have a sweet and silly fabric project up on the Therm O Web blog featuring a bit of mixed media fun using the new Rebekah Meier Art Tape and adorable Halloween fabric from our friends at Blend Fabrics.


This is Giselle the Ghost, and she is all ready for the Monster’s Ball wearing her best designer dress and princess crown and wand. I do believe she may just be the belle of the ball.


I am a huge fan of folk artist, Cori Dantini, and cannot resist her adorable fabric lines. This is the super sweet Best Day Ever collection, which I used to make her dress. I used Therm O Web fleece on the body and hand-painted fabric and enamel dots for the face. Dyed her ribbon with GinaK Designs ink, and gave her a shabby handmade pumpkin to hold.


The crown and star wand were made using the Therm O Web Mixed Media Art Tape. This tape has the perfect flexibility for bending and shaping, with the strength and stability to stand up on its own.

I’ve got a full step-by-step tutorial for how I created the crown using ink and foil up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

StitchnSew Fleece Sew-In High Loft (White 45 in. d/f x 1 Yard pack) pictureTherm O Web - Mixed Media - Art TapeTherm O Web - Fancy Foils - 6 x 8 - Jelly Bean GreenDoodlebug Design - Sprinkles - Self Adhesive Enamel Dots - Beetle BlackTim Holtz Idea-ology CRINKLE RIBBON TH93020Therm O Web - Premium Dye Inkpad Sets - Island DreamTherm O Web - Premium Dye Inkpad Sets - Prime TimeTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - Liquid Adhesive - 2.1 Fluid OuncesRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Black SootRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Rusty HingeRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Gathered Twigs

Blend Fabrics- Best Day Ever collection
Other: Felt, Cotton Canvas Fabric, Polyfill Fiber Stuffing, Wooden Skewer

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2017 Halloween Inspiration Series with Tim Holtz- Haunted House

Hello, hello friends, and happy Monday to you once again! It’s Halloween fun day again here on the blog! Today I have another frightful card to share with you, made as part of the Halloween Inspiration Series on the Tim Holtz blog.


Ahh, there’s nothing quite like a good haunted house scene at Halloween time, is there? This is the stuff nightmares are made of….. and great old Hollywood movies, too.


This awesome house, the bats, and the moon are from the Haunted House Thinlits die set, part of the new 2017 Sizzix Tim Holtz Halloween collection. I die cut the house and bats from black Distress cardstock, and gave them a good sanding to bring out the paper core. Added some spooky cobweb stamping to the house and background, and then backed the windows with nice bright orange. A coat of Glossy Accents adds the look of glass to all those window panes. I think there might be a party going on in there.


The great big BOO on the bottom of the card was made with the Bigz XL Gothic Alphabet die. Love the grand statement you can create with these jumbo 1.5″ letters. I sanded the letters, again, and embossed the spiderwebs on top. Backed the lettering with chipboard to add a bit of extra dimension. The background for that panel was created with the Feather stencil on Tim Holtz patterned paper. Lots of dark gloomy greys and black with just a pop of orange for the holiday.


I do think this house is so much fun. I’d probably move in, if given the chance! 😉

Hope your week is off to a great start! And thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Tim Holtz Core'dinations DISTRESS ColorCore 12 x 12 Cardstock GX190000Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Black Onyx - 12 SheetsAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - 12 x 12 Paper Stash - WallflowerSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Halloween - Thinlits Die - Haunted HouseSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Halloween - Bigz XL Alphabet Die - GothicStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Layering Stencil - FeatherTim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps MINI HALLOWEEN cms093Ranger Ink - Wendy Vecchi - Archival Ink Pads - Watering CanRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Carved PumpkinRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Pumice StoneRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pad - Hickory SmokeVersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad - Small CubeRanger Ink - Basics Embossing Powder - BlackRanger Ink - Glossy Accents - Clear Dimensional Embellishment - 2 ouncesRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - RoundRanger Ink - Artist Brushes - 7 PackAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology - Sanding Block - also known as Sanding Grip

Stampin’Up Trim

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2017 Halloween Haunted House Tour- Day 2

Hi everyone, and happy Friday to you! I am so excited to be here today to share the next stop of my annual Haunted House tour. Last week we left off in the dining room, and today… let’s pick up in the entryway.

Now my entryway is not a huge space, but I always seem to manage to pack it pretty full for the different holidays and seasons. Even when I don’t have a ton of things to put out, I can usually scrape up enough to decorate my wee little table and front bench. But of course, that’s not really a problem at Halloween time!


Cause as you all know….
I do go all out for Halloween.


This year, with space becoming more of a premium, I am practicing some new skills. The art of Halloween bundling. And I think I got it! I hope you enjoy!


Hope you enjoyed the tour!

And P.S.-
Since today is Friday the 13th, I couldn’t let the day pass without notice. So to celebrate this most auspicious spooky day, I’m having a little sale in my AudOnes Prims Shop!
Today only, all remaining fall and Halloween prims are now 30% off!

Until next time, hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
And thanks so much for stopping by!

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Spooky Selfie with Therm O Web & Brutus Monroe

Brutus Monroe Logo

Happy Wednesday, friends!

 This week, the team at Therm O Web has the great pleasure of partnering with Brutus Monroe, sharing projects featuring his new line of Halloween stamps and stencils. I am up on the TOW blog today with a spooky silly mixed-media tag, and I wanted to share it here with you… along with news on a super cool prize package giveaway, too.


I do think this is just about the silliest mummy I’ve ever seen. He is from the Spooky Selfie clear stamp set, decking out a Brutus Monroe jumbo art tag.


The mummy is colored with Distress inks, and coated with a bit of Glossy Accents to make his features shine. I added a goofy witch’s hat and a few details from Photo Play Paper’s Halloween collection, Matilda & Godfrey. Makes me think of those silly photo props you find in a selfie booth.


I created a bit of a mummy wrap for the bottom of the tag using Therm O Web Mixed Media Art Tape and a Brutus Monroe lace background stamp. The lovely stenciled background is from his line, too.


I’ve got the complete step-by-step tutorial up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more. And while you are there, be sure to enter our fabulous giveaway, for a chance to win a Brutus Monroe product kit filled with all the same goodies are designers are using throughout the week, plus a $25 Therm O Web gift certificate to use in the store. Good luck, friends! And thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used today are linked and/or listed below:

Photo Play Paper - Matilda and Godfrey Collection - Halloween - 12 x 12 Collection PackBrutus Monroe Clear Stamps HEART LACE BACKGROUND BRU6715Brutus Monroe - Mixed Media Stencil - FolkwaveBrutus Monroe ACRYLIC BUBBLES FLAT BACK Embellishments BRU6425Therm O Web - Mixed Media - Art TapeFiskars - Border Punch - Scallop SentimentBrutus Monroe RAVEN DETAIL Ink Pad BRU2543Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Wilted VioletTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Dusty ConcordTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Carved PumpkinRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Sprayer - 2 OuncesRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - RoundRanger Ink - Artist Brushes - 7 PackRanger Ink - Glossy Accents - Clear Dimensional Embellishment - 2 ounces

Brutus Monroe Jumbo Media Tag
Brutus Monroe Spooky Selfie Stamp Set
American Crafts Twine

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2017 Halloween Inspiration Series with Tim Holtz- Monsters, Inc.

Hello, hello friends, and happy Monday once again! You all know by now how much I love me some Halloween! So today I am super excited to share this project with you… a frightfully fun Halloween card which is part of the 2017 Halloween Inspiration Series on the Tim Holtz blog this week.


Do you think it’s possible for monsters to be too cute to spook? I think these guys might just be. These silly boos are from the Monsters Thinlits die set, part of the new 2017 Sizzix Tim Holtz Halloween collection. I don’t know about you, but they so much remind me of the Monsters, Inc. characters which we so loved and adored when my kids were little. Lots of happy memories there.


The monsters were die cut from Distress cardstock, and pieced to create all their little features. They are sanded and inked, and dressed up with a few shabby polka dots for an extra bit of fun. I added detail to their eyes with a fine-tipped pen. The background was created from the Rosette Texture Fade embossing folder, inked in toxic green Distress and die cut with the Stitched Squares die set. Stitched the card to a background of Distress cardstock to match.


The monsters are popping out of a frame die cut with both the new Stitched Squares and Stitched Circles die set. I added some spooky cobweb stamping and inked the frame in contrasting green. The Halloween labels and spiderwebs all come from the Mini Halloween Stamper’s Anonymous stamp set. Sentiment banners are made using Gothic Remnant Rubs. All the details have been crumpled and creased, inked and stapled for that aged look I love so well.

Be sure to check out the Tim Holtz blog for lots of Halloween inspiration throughout the month of October. And thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful day!


Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Tim Holtz Core'dinations DISTRESS ColorCore 12 x 12 Cardstock GX190000Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Halloween - Thinlits Die - Silly MonstersSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Framelits Dies - Stitched SquaresSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Framelits Dies - Stitched CirclesTim Holtz Sizzix ROSETTES Texture Fades Embossing Folder 662391Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps MINI HALLOWEEN cms093Advantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Halloween - Remnant Rubs - GothicDecorative Photo Corners • Black pictureRanger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet BlackRanger Ink - Wendy Vecchi - Archival Ink Pads - Watering CanTim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BLACK SOOT Ranger TIM19541Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Twisted CitronRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Bundled SageRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Shaded LilacRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Crayons - Set 3Zig Kuretake CALLIGRAPHY PEN SET Black Water Based Dye 3 Sizes 02998Advantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology - Tiny Attacher with 100 Tiny StaplesRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - Round

American Crafts Twine

2017 Halloween Haunted House Tour Kick-Off

Hello, hello Friends, and welcome to my Haunted House!
As most of you know by now, Fall is my most favorite season of the year, and October is by far my favorite month. It’s become an annual tradition around these parts to share my Halloween haunts and spooks with all of you, and today I am super excited to kick off the start of this year’s house tour. Step this way, my Pretties, and let the haunting begin!


This year I thought we’d begin in my dining room, which is always one of my favorite spots to decorate. Not only is it one of the first rooms you see when entering my house, I also love the decorating potential of all the shelves on my antique sideboard. Such a great spot to pile up lots and lots of spooks!


This year’s theme in the dining room? Skulls and bones and ghosts, in a crisp black and white color palette to match my dishes. With just a hint of pumpkin orange added to the mix.


I know most of you have toured with me many times before, so some of these scenes will have become familiar to you. But hopefully artfully rearranged for this year’s tour. I’ve taken lots of photos to share, zooming in on all the tiny details. So sit back and relax, and welcome to the tour!


I do so hope you enjoyed the beginning of the tour!  And just in case anyone is looking for a few new spooks of their own, I’ve uncovered a few extra goodies from last year while going through my bins…. like these spooky skulls and a few of their friends.
You can find them HERE in my AudOnes Prims Shop!


Until next time, hope you have a wonderful weekend, and thanks so much for stopping by!

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