Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween - Tim Holtz- 12 Tags of 2012-Oct

Spooky Greetings to you all on this all Hallows Eve!!

I have some last final projects to share - and due to some computer issues, was unable to get some of these posted until now. 

First of all - here's my October Tag for Tim Holtz' Tags of 2012 - or in my case my ATC size!  I am so loving the shape of this little cutie, and it is packed w/ some fun new techniques.  2 were shared by Tim in his project tag for this month.

I used my Spellbinders - pumpkin dies.  This is the next to the largest one, so it would fit in my ATC size and adhered Tim Holtz' new Tissue paper to it.  I followed his paint techniques with Yellow, Orange and Brown daubers, than wiped those areas in each layer to difuse the color with a 'Wipe' - I used from my 'Tub o' Towels' we sell in the Rubber Cafe.
The other fun technique is I colored my glitter using our The Rubber Cafe's-  You're So Fine - Diamond Cool highlight glitter and Pitch Black Alcohol ink as described in Tim's Post.  I got mine to a charcoal color which I loved - as it looked great with the newsprint and distress of my ATC.   If you want it darker just keep adding more alcohol ink!  It's really cool... initially it clumps the glitter but as the alchohol dissipates it leaves your colored glitter. 

I made my own sticky paper using Scrap Happy Glue from The Rubber Cafe- and laid parchment paper down once it was set.  I prepared a piece of 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of cardstock.  And before using cut it into 4 pieces so I could use it more easily.  I used this for creating my pumpkin and the tissue paper adhered beautitfully!  And I cut my '31' numbers out with it also after peeling away the parchment paper added my glitter.  The numbers were Tim's Sizzix Word Play die!

Silhouette 3d Fun
I've been playing with my Silhouette's 3D images.  I have the new Cameo and I am sooooo loving the additional 3 1/2 " of cutting width I gained- which gives me more cool opportunities for dimensional items with some size!

Here's a couple of Halloween cuties that I really had fun with !  I cut and than stamped with my Rubber Cafe' - dots and stripes background stamps from the Background Basics 2 set.  I laced my 'witchy' shoe with black/white bakers twine, and used scrappers floss and a cordoroy button to embellish my pumpkin.

The Pumpkin is sealed shut, but I thought about trying this again, and making it a box that you could open and close with goodies inside.  Possibilities are endless!  These are the actual size of the orig design but as you know with all electronic cutting machines the flexibility in re-sizing to fit your needs is always an option!

The pumpkin I ahered close with my Scrap Happy Glue from the Rubber Cafe, but the shoe I used my 3-in-1 or Fabritac by Beacons.  There were so many curves I needed a faster drying glue to keep in place as I set the inserts.  I stamped and distressed with Mustard Seed, used Black Soot on my shoe.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a safe and Happy Halloween!!

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe' - Background Basics 2, Tim Holtz - ticket tag stamps
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Inks- Mustard Seed, Black soot,  Paint daubers, Yellow, orange and brown
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe' -Pugnacious white, and SU colored cardstock, Tim Holtz Tissue paper
Adhesives:  The Rubber Cafe' - Scrap Happy Glue, Beacons Fabri-tac
Tools:  Spellbinder Pumpking die set, and Sizzix leaf and Wordplay dies
Embellishments:  G45 chipboard buttons, SU cordoroy button, Scrappers Floss, Blk/Wht bakers Twine, Basic Grey velvet rick rack, The Rubber Cafe' - You're So Fine Diamond glitter and Pitch Black Alchohol ink

Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Rubber Cafe's - Monster Mash

The Rubber Cafe is honored to be a sponsor for the 3rd Annual "Hope You Can Cling To" campaign at SplitCoastStampers.
This challenge event runs the entire month of October and is designed to benefit The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and those affected by breast cancer. Go here for the rest of the details!

Today I'm bringing you a project, that I have been working on all month - and finally finished. And am pleased to say it also fits in well with Day 12's e 'Hope You Can Cling To' Challenge - Monster Mash. Along with the challenge, I was inspired from Kristina Werner's card- and video Here.

Here's just a sneak peek!  You can catch the rest of my post over on The Rubber Caf'e blog.


Saturday, October 20, 2012

The Rubber Cafe' - Hostess Gift bag and Thank you card

Hello and happy Saturday! - I'm so excited, as I have a beautiful new stamp set to share with you today from The Rubber Cafe'! It's called Pomegranate Decor, and I haven't begun to utilize this beautiful set. 

Here's a sneak peek, but to get the full story you need to head on over to the Rubber Cafe' blog- HERE!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Back from the Ontario Scrapbook Expo!

Hey -  I'm back from the Ontario Expo- and thought I'd pick up where I left off from Saturday's post  The Rubber Cafe' - blog  and share some additional photos I took from the crop later that night and some pics after the store was all packed up and ready for the next show!


                                                                                  ....and After!

And here's some pics from the crop !  Below are my cropping buddies, Jennifer and Linda!

Here you can see in the far left hand side of the pic, there was a back drop they provided for us to take pictures against - with a curtain, that said 'I Love Lucy' - I have a closup that I'll update when I get it off my camera. 

I Love Lucy! - Cake-Pops!! 
Every night they made cake pops and gave out as a special treat.  I found after having my first cake pop ever they are not something I like! LOL  Imagine that!!  But I really loved the way they decorated these for our Saturday night theme for I Love Lucy.  So had to take a picture!!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

The Rubber Cafe' - Witches Hat

Today I've posted a fun project over on the Rubber Cafe' blog, showcasing a paper mache' Witch hat!    Here's a little sneak peek!

You can catch the rest of my post HERE over at the The Rubber Cafe' -
Have a great weekend!