Meet my little Halloween Boo Boo…

I’ve been busy working on projects this weekend and just wanted to take a minute and share this little Halloween Boo Boo ATC with you that I made with Globecraft Memories products. The clip art is from Red Lead Paperworks (a free download) and the ATC is constructed on an ATC-size Globecraft Memories Card Decor punch-out.

It’s my first ATC that I can remember ever making. I’ve avoided them like the plague because of the smaller dimension but actually enjoyed creating it and watching it come together very much!

For the most part I used Globecraft Memories Glastique for the adhesive, sealer and dimensional finish along with the company’s new Cool-Set Enameling Gels. You can find complete instructions in a tutorial on the Globecraft Memories Blog and you can shop for the Globecraft products right from my blog if you cannot find them locally (just click the Globecraft Memories ‘shop’ button on the sidebar).

Products I used:
Piccolo Card Decor Set #5
Piccolo Card Decor Set #6
Glossy Glastique (adhesive, sealer and dimensional finish)
Mars Black Piccolo Cool-Set Enameling Gel
Cobalt Turquoise Cool-Set Enameling Gel
Ranger Adirondack Pitch Black Paint Dabber
Ranger Black Soot Distress Ink

It really isn’t that hard to work on the smaller surface. I just found that I had to edit the embellishments down so I wouldn’t detract from that gorgeous face and those haunting little goblins! This could also be used as a knob hangar for a door, cupboard or window by adding ribbon or wire to the top for hanging. It would also work well as an embellishment on a scrapbook page.

Sending Halloween greetings …

You know, I love all the Halloween decorations I see popping up everywhere lately. I don’t really get into decorating for any holidays except Christmas since the kids are all grown, but I do appreciate what others do to celebrate. We passed a house on our way to Williamston last night that was really decked out with lots of ghouls and ghosts hanging from trees – it made me smile and I could only imagine how scared the little ones will be come Halloween when they walk through that yard to the front door for Trick-or-Treat.

I’ve made this Halloween card for our Cracker Jack Stamp Club that meets tonight. This months’ theme, after all, is Halloween!

I used Bazzill Basics paper and cardstock from its “All Hallows Eve” collection in the 6-inch by 6-inch pad. The patterns in this line are really cute and easy to work with; they coordinate really well.

I started with a free clip art sheet from Red Lead Paperworks and selected the lovely little girl with her Jack-o-Lantern. The edges are distressed and inked with black ink. It’s then matted with the Bazzill Basics cardstock. I layered it all up using more of the black cardstock and two different pattern papers from the collection. Yarn is wrapped and tied around the purple paper strip.

The adorable little Jack-o-Lanterns lining down the side are from Globecraft Memories. The Piccolo Accents – Happy Pumpkins Accents – are coated in Art Glitter Monarch 501 Microfine Opaque glitter. The perfect color for pumpkins! I love the contrast of the glittery sparkle alongside the Vintage-looking clip art.

A very simple card to make and I’m sure it will bring a smile to any recipients face! We all love to get mail – the old-fashioned kind – in an envelope and everything! So get your supplies out and start making some cards to drop in the mail. There’s still plenty of time!

Supply list:

Art Glitter Monarch Microfine Opaque Glitter
Globecraft Memories Piccolo Happy Pumpkins Accents
Bazzill Basics Paper “All Hallows Eve”
Xyron Mega Runner
Free Halloween Clip Art from Read Lead Paperworks
Black Soot Distress Ink

Hop on over to Art Glitter’s blog for another AG/Globecraft Memories project from me!

Reminders, road trips and Red Lead …

Hey, it’s my three R’s and it sounded cute; what more can I say about that title.

Reminders are for my design team posts that will be coming up in May and my fabric book class that starts next Monday. Road trips are something I just love to do with my friend Cathy – we travel so well together. It is just a peaceful and enjoyable time when we hit the road together. And Red Lead…need I say more! If you haven’t been, make an effort to visit and have a lovely road trip!

If you could see me now you’d be able to tell what I’ve been doing this week – I’m all a-glitter! I’ve been having a great time creating with all my Art Glitter and I know you’re going to like my projects so watch for my posts here and at the Art Glitter blog starting in May.

I’m also excited to share my Globecraft Memories project. It came together so easily and it looks really rich and aged. Can’t wait to share with you soon so watch for that post as well, here on my blog and at Globecraft Memories. I’ll also be in the Globecraft Memories booth at Mega Meet in Novi playing with the company’s fabulous new Piccolo embossing enamels so stop by and say ‘Hi.”

Wanted to remind everyone the fabric book class – Stitching a Sentimental Journey – is slated to begin at 6 p.m. Monday, April 30 at Monarch Quilts in Brighton. You’ll love learning just how easy you can turn fabric into a fabulous little memory book. Great gift for Mother’s Day! Class is broken into two segments and the second segment is Monday, May 7. Check out the description and necessary tools to bring (sewing machine will not be needed until second session May 7) at Monarch Quilts. Call the store to register.

Playing a little catch-up and get-ahead this week before leaving tonight for Adventures in Stamping. It’s been a couple years or so since I’ve attended with my friend Cathy and I’m excited to be heading back there. Looking forward to my class with the Red Lead girls; trying out some new-to-me techniques for photo transfers. We’ll also be antiquing/junking while on the road – so much fun!