Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween Lanterns


  Here is a cute Halloween Project you can create for trick or treat decor:

For this lantern you will need a mason jar (with or without a lid), a battery powered tea-light or votive. (DO NOT USE A REAL FLAME!!!), a ¾” watercolor wash brush and stamping supplies per your chosen design.  Mine are listed after the instructions.

First I measured a piece of Vellum to fit the jar.  I used a 12 oz Ball Jar that was just about 4” in height before the neck.  I secured the vellum to a surface on which I could paint.  The vellum will curl when it gets wet so you either want to use removable painters’ masking tape or clips to secure it and then be able to remove when you are done with the project.

With a dampened paint brush, I painted Basic Gray for the sky part of my paper and Tangerine Tango for the “earth” portion. (I added little water to dilute the color a bit)  Let it dry.            
Next I used Tuxedo Black Memento Ink to stamp the images of the house, ghost, trees, bats, etc. from the Holiday Home stamp set to create a spooky street scene.  I put my best images toward the center because later I would trim the ends to make it fit into the jar without overlapping.
With Blendabilities  markers, I colored the houses using the dark gray and yellow for the windows.
I rolled the finished scene in and inserted it into the jar, noting where it overlapped on either edge and trimmed off the ends. 
I dropped a flickering battery powered tea light into the jar and Voila!  (DON’T USE A REAL FLAME! YOUR DESIGN WILL BURN!!)

I plan to make others lanterns with spiders & webs and jack-o-lanterns to adorn my front porch and windows on Halloween.  Trick or Treat! 

My Stampin' Up! Supplies:  

Saturday, October 4, 2014


I’m getting ready to hold my first seasonal stamp camp for October on Tuesday Night, October 14th from 7-9.  This is an example of a card that we will make that night. BWAH-HA-HA-HA!

You can rsvP through my events page on this blog or send me a comment,
I will see you there! 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Stock Up & Save

Stampin' Up! is having a ridiculous 15% off sale on some of your favorite products!  From October 1 - 6 , you'll be able to purchase select ink, paper, envelopes, and adhesive-all at a 15% discount!  Select stamps are 20%!

Now is the time restock your own supply, prepare for a holiday season And with Lots of Holidays right around the corner, it's a perfect chance to make cards!
Now is the time restock your own supply, prepare for a holiday season And with Christmas right around the corner, it's a perfect chance to make cards!

Be sure to place your online order before Monday, October 6, 2014; by 10:00 PM and use hostess code NPVEKAPW. Enter the hostess code when you view your shopping bag, you will do this before you checkout! 

If all of the orders placed to this hostess code, between October 1 to 6, reach over $300.00,  I will select a customer (that placed an order during the time-frame) at random, to receive the stamp set clear-mounted Good Greetings FREE!  This versatile stamp set covers holidays from Halloween to Valentines and more, offering 19 sentiments!

My Paper Pumpkin Workshop

Last night I held my Halloween "My Paper Pumpkin" workshop.  It was a special night to introduce the Paper Pumpkin subscription program to some of my friends. We had such a good time.  The September kit was appropriately Just in time for Halloween. 

Each month a kit comes with supplies to make quick & relatively simple projects. And you never know what goodies will be in the box: cards, journals, pinwheels, etc...poof...Surprise!  Just like Cinderella's magic pumpkin.  Monthly cost is only $18.95 or you can order subscriptions in longer time spans