Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween Dining!

It is a beautiful Sunday night in Minnesota.  The air is cool and smells of chimney smoke.  I just love the Fall and I am so so so excited that Halloween is tomorrow!!!!  Aren't you??????  I am not planning to do anything other than enjoy the Halloween charm of my home while watching a scary movie!  What are you planning to do? 

Since I haven't shared any craft projects in a little while, I thought I would share how I decorated my dining table for Halloween - I just love how spooky it is with the lights on low!!!  I layered 3 strips of 6" burlap to make the runner.  Do you recognize the witch's hat luminary I made???  The legs are hidden under the hat, is just looked better this way on my table.  We just finished remodeling the main level of our home so decorating for Halloween has never been more fun for me!  We literally just got our dining table and chairs in the last couple days!  I hope you enjoy the pics below! 



Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Halloween Gift Box Challenge!

I decided to enter the halloween gift box challenge over at Happy Life, Crafty Wife, for a couple reasons.  One, I absolutely love these boxes created by Lori Whitlock, and two, I felt inspired after seeing some really fabulous boxes made using these files.  So, here I am sharing the box I made when I should be getting some Z's!  :)

I love the spider web on the top of the box!  To compliment the spider web, I put a piece of paper just under the top (adhered using foam squares) so the web looks 3D.  Also, I added this adorable spider from the Halloween Town SVG set by The Digi Bistro.  He is hanging by some twine (from The Twinery) and sits on the top of the box quite nicely in the grooves of the spider web.  I made him all fuzzy using flocking powder and I used different sized pearls for his eyes. Also, I wanted to add texture to the box, so I layered 3 different ribbons around the trim of the top of the box.

I hope you have enjoyed my project!  Have a crafty week!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Winner from Whimsical Wednesday Hop!

A big thanks to Stephanie and the Whimsical Wednesday Design Team for an awesome hop last weekend.  I was blown away by the projects and the prizes were terrific!  Welcome to all of my new followers and thanks to you all for your wonderful comments about my witch's hat!  I am so happy that many of you were inspired by it and that some of you are going to try to make one!  :)

And the winner of the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous stamp set is..............................

Karen of!  Congratulations Karen!  Please email me at to claim your prize.  Please include your address too.

That's it from me for now.  I am hoping to join in another challenge this week and I am going to be having a giveaway as a thank you for reaching 300 followers!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Whimsical Wednesday Blog Hop is HERE!!!

Welcome to my blog!  I am so glad you are here for the Whimsical Wednesday blog hop!  There is lots of spooky fun and prizes along the way!  You should have started at the Whimsical Wednesday Blog.  If you started here first, make sure to go to the beginning so you don't miss any of the fun and prizes!  Otherwise you should have arrived from Glora's blog.
I made a spooky home decor item for this hop and I hope you like it - I know I do!!!!  Below are the deets!

I used a paper-mache hat and covered it in spooky fabric, ribbon (including Prairie Bird Boutique crinkle ribbon!), and some sparkly twigs!  The hat illuminates too!  I have a flameless candle inside and you can see the light thru the holes I made in the hat. 

I added cut files from The Digi Bistro!  I design for this company and just love their SVGs!  The word spooky comes from the Halloween Town SVG set.  The bat, label with frame, and the witch's feet come from the Pick Your Poision SVG set.  To embellish the cuts, I used glow-in-the-dark glitter on the word Spooky and the shoe buckles.  Also, I used stickles to enhance the bats and label frame and I added mod podge to the shoes to make them shine!  I hope you have enjoyed my project!!!

Here is a list of our sponsors:

1. Trendy Twine: Original Sample Pack
2. Trade Fish Designs:  'Rest In Peace' Stamp Set
3. Prairie Bird Boutique: one bundle of Shabby Crinkle   Ribbon - you get to choose the bundle.  Love this ribbon!!!

The GRAND PRIZE is from PSA Essentials. It is a stamp package, MSRP is $75.00, and it includes the Stamper Body, A Peal and Stick Stamp Set, one customized stamp, and an Orange/Black Inker.

In order to be eligible for the blog candy you must leave a comment on each blog and then go back to Whimsical Wednesday at the end of the hop and leave a comment.

I HAVE A GIVEAWAY TOO!!!  I am giving away the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous cling stamp set shown below!  Please leave a comment on this post and I will pick a random winner on Monday!  I would love it if you follow my blog, but it is not required to win. 

The next stop on the hop is Cathryn!