2018 Halloween Haunted House Tour- Day 2

Velcome, friends, to day two of my annual Halloween Haunted House Tour. Today we will be taking a peek into the back quadrant of the house, the sunroom.


The sunroom is typically my favorite spot in the house. Connected to the kitchen, and tucked into the back corner of the house, the sunroom has a lovely view to the woods and a bank of windows spanning two full walls that brings in lots of brightness and air.


The room holds my antique butler’s chest, one of my favorite spots to decorate, and a pair of comfy armchairs for taking in the view. The divides between the sunroom and kitchen are a perfect spot for adding more stuff, too…. and you all know I do like me some stuff.


It’s been quite dark inside the house, ever since the hurricanes went through, even in the usually bright sunroom. But I’ve done my best to lighten the photos, so you all can really see.


So let’s get on with it! Enjoy the tour! I’ll mostly let the photos do the talking, but if you have any questions or comments, be sure to leave them below. I’d love to hear.


Thanks so much for stopping by! Looks like more rain is in store for us today, but it is finally starting to really feel like fall around here. The leaves on my front maple tree are turning that bright beautiful red that I love so well. How are things in your neighborhood? Is it fall where you are yet?

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Christmoose with Therm O Web & Joy Clair

It’s Joy Clair week on the Therm O Web blog! Throughout the week, both teams have put together lots of fun project ideas and tutorials featuring Joy Clair stamps and Therm O Web adhesive, deco foil, dies, and more.


When my kids were little, we had a “Christmoose” stuffed toy that would come out every Christmas with the decorations, so I absolutely couldn’t resist this adorable Christmoose stamp set from Joy Clair. I have mixed this silly moose with one of our cool new stencils, to create a sweet holiday card with a woodland theme. Looks to me like this guy is just leaving Santa’s workshop.


I love a color combo of kraft, red, and white for the holidays, so pulled out these favorite ink and paper colors from Therm O Web and GinaK to create my scene. The moose and greenery were colored with Copic markers, fussy cut, and decked out in Stickles and Wink of Stella glitter shine. I used just a partial image of the trees for the bushes in the foreground, and stamped the full image on the background for the forest behind.


I’ve got all the how-to’s for this card, as well as a shaker tag project featuring this stamp set and our new acetate toner sheets and deco foil, over on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more. Be sure to enter our prize drawing (HERE) for a chance to win a $25 gift card to the Therm O Web store. And then pop over to the Joy Clair blog to check out their projects and leave a comment (HERE) for a chance at a second prize. Good luck everyone!

And thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below: (Affiliate links used where possible at no extra cost to you)

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Red Velvet - 10 PackJoy Clair MERRY CHRISTMOOSE Clear Stamp Set CLR-02087Therm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - 6 x 8 - Designer Stencil - Modern LinksTsukineko - Memento - Fade Resistant Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo BlackGina K Designs RED VELVET Color Companions Mini Ink Pad CUBE42Gina K Designs KRAFT Color Companions Mini Ink Pad CUBE18Ranger Ink - Stickles Glitter Glue - Frosted LaceZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker 025320Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - RoundTherm O Web - iCraft - Purple Tape - Removable - 1.5 Inches x 15 Yards

GinaK Designs Premium Cardstock: Kraft

Trick or Treat with Tim Holtz & Sizzix


Boo-Yeah, Friends! Happy Monday! I’m back today with a spooky card share featuring new seasonal products from the 2018 Tim Holtz and Sizzix Halloween release. This is the silly sweet Frightening Faces die set, along with the new Halloween Shadow Script set, a bold sentiment set that is sure to be a stand-out on your crafty projects this year.


Frightening Faces creates a myriad of silly faces, and one thing that I really love about it is that you can use either the positive or the negative shapes, giving you lots of design options. You all may remember the owl card I made awhile back that uses a mix of the positive face pieces to build the actual owl body (click here if you missed that post). And today I’m using the negative die cut shapes on a dark and moody panel made with Distress Oxide inks. I love the cutaway faces that creates, of course enhanced greatly, in my humble opinion, by the addition of googly eyes.


I used the negative cutouts of the Halloween Shadow Script set to make die cut openings for the sentiment, too. And then stacks of the script positives, die cut from silver metallic cardstock beneath and crisp black cardstock above, make the sentiment really pop. The silver layer on the bottom is a very subtle touch, but adds a bit of surprise when viewed from the side.


The card base itself is made up of several layers, starting with silver Distress Metallic cardstock that has been sanded for age. Layer two is white cardstock, edged all around in Idea-ology Halloween design tape. You’ll notice I used some additional pieces of tape to “hold down” the top layer, too. Finally comes the last layers of Distress watercolor cardstock, inked up in Halloween colors of Distress. The greens are a mix of Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress inks. The top panel is made with Oxides in Wilted Violet and Hickory Smoke. And while the inks were still wet, I trickled on spots of silver embossing powder, which were carefully heat set from below.


A single poison label cut from the Halloween Paper Stash adds a fun “tab” to the top of the card. And I finished off with Idea-ology hex nuts in the corners. Those guys totally remind me of the bolts on Frankenstein… so fitting for a little Halloween spook, don’t you think?

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

P.S.- I started up my annual Halloween Haunted House Tour this weekend. Keep scrolling down a post if you missed day one, and would like to catch up… or simply click here.


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Black Onyx - 10 PackAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - MetallicAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - 8 x 8 Paper Stash - HalloweenSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Halloween - Thinlits Die - Frightening FacesSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Halloween - Thinlits Die - Shadow Script HalloweenAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Design Tape - HalloweenAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Hex FastenersHero Arts - Self-Adhesive Googly EyesRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Twisted CitronRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Mowed LawnRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Wilted VioletRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Hickory SmokeRanger Ink - Basics Embossing Powder - SilverRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Sprayer - 2 Ounces

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2018 Halloween Haunted House Tour- Day 1


Hello dear spooks! Guess what time it is? We’re almost halfway through October already, and you know what that means…. it’s time for my annual Halloween Haunted House Tour!


Hurricane Michael came through my area this week. Fortunately by the time it reached Carolina, most of the damaging wind and rain had lessened significantly. But we still got plenty wet, and as we haven’t really had a chance to dry out from Florence, this storm hit us just a wee bit harder.


We’re still pretty soggy, but things are getting back to normal. I lost power for about fourteen hours, but that is a small price to pay for what it could have been. Power is back on today, and it is a beautiful sunny day out there. Perfect chance to take some tour photos. Most of the house is still quite dark. But the dining room is nice and bright right now. So let’s start there.


I know most of you have toured for many years with me by now. And I’m not sure how different things look this year. But there’s always a few new additions and tweaks here and there… and my mom would never forgive me if I didn’t share. 😀


I will mostly let the photos do the talking, but if you have any questions, be sure to leave them in the comments. As always, my dishes on my antique sideboard are a mix of vintage transferware pieces and ironstone. Of course I pull out the black patterns for Halloween. Also on the sideboard are most of my collection of spooky bones, skulls, and skeletons, as well as my beloved Lori Mitchell collection. Nothing too spooky. I don’t want to get the creeps!
Enjoy the tour!


You can see what a beautiful sunny day it is here today. Almost like the storm never came through. Hope it’s a fabulous fall day in your nook of the woods, too.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Getting Corny with Therm O Web and Lawn Fawn

Happy Wednesday, spooky friends! Today I have another Halloween project to share with you. A set of silly, sweet candy corn gift tags that I made recently for the Therm O Web blog featuring stamps and dies from our friends at Lawn Fawn.


Now I know how it is with candy corn… you either love them, or you hate them. But I happen to be in the love category, and around this time of year, they make me think of my sweet dad who has an October birthday and also happens to love them, too. These silly guys are from Lawn Fawn’s How You Bean Candy Corn Add On set. The candy was stamped onto Therm O Web Luxury White cardstock, colored with Copic markers, and then die cut with the matching dies.


The images were then nestled onto tags made with GinaK Designs oval dies. I used a bit of Lawn Fawn patterned paper and Therm O Web black cardstock for the tags, and tied them with GinaK gingham trim. I did a bit of doodling on the background with a white wax pencil. And finally, the sentiment, also from the Candy Corn stamp set, was stamped onto small banner strips and added to the bottom of the tags.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful day!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Black Onyx - 10 PackLawn Fawn - Lets Polka in the Dark Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackLawn Fawn - Halloween - Clear Photopolymer Stamps - How You Bean, Candy Corn Add-OnLawn Fawn - Halloween - Lawn Cuts - Dies - How You Bean, Candy Corn Add-On DiesTherm O Web - Nested Die Sets - Single Stitch - Oval - LargeTherm O Web Gina K Designs BLACK AND WHITE GINGHAM Fancy Ribbon 18048Tsukineko - Memento - Fade Resistant Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black

These Sinister Haunted Bones


Happy Fri-YAY, friends! I’m back today with a spooky card share featuring new seasonal products from the 2018 Tim Holtz and Sizzix Halloween release. This is the awesome new Sinister die…. a wicked creepy skull die with cutout detail that is truly a bit of a masterpiece.


Sinister is a Bigz steel-edged die, which means that you can die cut this skull not only from paper, but from all sorts of different surfaces, too. I wanted lots of dimension on my guy here, so I die cut my shapes several times from heavyweight watercolor cardstock, and stacked them together to build up the height while leaving some nice depressions for eye sockets and nose.


The top layers were inked and then covered in Ranger Opaque Crackle paste for texture. I used a combo of Hickory Smoke and Pumice Stone Distress inks on the skull and jawbone using the ink smooshing technique. Added in Black Soot for the cavities to deepen and darken the depressions, and Brushed Corduroy on the teeth to bring out the yellow of age… brrrrrrr. While I still had the wet inks on my craft mat, I used the watery mixture to help spread the crackle paste onto the die cuts with my finger, which gave me some really interesting effects on the finish. Smooth in some spots, and nicely crackled in other, with a hint of color throughout to tone down the bright white of the paste. And then a coat of Glossy Accents brings out the shine on the socket cavities and teeth.


I used patterned paper from the Halloween Paper Stash for my background, all inked and splattered. I stamped cobwebs onto one of the layers and bordered the paper with Idea-ology designer tape. Chit Chat stickers for the sentiment, and of course one of those creepy spider adornments creeping down from above.

Have you all gotten into Halloween crafting for the season? If you haven’t had a chance yet, be sure to check out Tim’s video below showcasing lots of great project ideas for getting your spook on.

P.S.- There’s a monster sale going on now through Sunday, October 14th at Sizzix. Click on the photo banner below to check out the savings.
And as always, thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend, everyone!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below: (Affiliate links at no extra cost to you)

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - 8 x 8 Paper Stash - HalloweenTim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps MINI HALLOWEEN cms093Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Bigz Die - SinisterTim Holtz Idea-ology WICKED Metal Adornments TH93305Doodlebug Design - Doodle Twine - Lily WhiteRanger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet BlackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Shaded LilacRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Pumice StoneRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pad - Hickory SmokeTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Black SootTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Picket FenceRanger Ink Inkssentials Glossy Accents Clear Dimensional Embellishment .5 ouncesRanger Ink - Texture Paste - Opaque CrackleRanger Ink - Artist Brushes - 7 PackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Sprayer - 2 Ounces

Idea-ology: Seasonal Chit Chat, Dapper Design Tape

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AudOnes Prims Fall 2018 Shop Update


Happy Monday, crafty friends, and happy October to you!  My most favorite month of the year! Time for fall leaves and hay rides and spooks of all kinds. And today, I am so very excited to be able to say, it’s time for the opening of my AudOnes Prims Fall 2018 Shop, too. A bit later than I would have liked. But better late than never!


This year’s shop update is definitely small. More of what I would call a “mini collection”. And you may notice a bit of a theme this fall….


A polka dotty spotty theme in both black and orange, with pumpkins both big and small. Because what’s fall without pumpkin everything, right?


Unfortunately, quantities are quite limited, so if you see anything you like, you might want to pop right over to the shop and check it out.


AudOnes Prims Fall Shop
(click HERE to shop)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead!

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