Saturday, October 19, 2013

Halloween Ghosts decor

Easy to make Cheesecloth Ghosts

Easy to make cheesecloth ghosts

These cute Halloween Ghosts are a great project to do with your kids and make an adorable table decoration.

Ghosts supplies
Supplies needed: 
Package of Cheesecloth
Liquid Fabric Starch or Stiffener 
Empty Bottle
Wide mouth jar or bowl
Black paper with small circle punch or google eyes
Pipe cleaners to form arms if desired.

Blow ballon up to a size that will work best with your empty bottle. This will create the head of your ghost. Wrap pipe cleaners around neck of bottle to form arms if desired.

Unfold cheesecloth and drape over bottle and balloon to estimate length of cheese cloth. Leave 3" to 4" inches at bottom of ghost to help your ghost stand when complete.

Once you have cut the cheesecloth to length, place in wide mouth jar or bowl and add a good amount of fabric stiffener to make it very wet.

Squeeze it to ensure it is completely saturated with fabric stiffener.

Carefully pull cheesecloth open and drape back over balloon and jar, shaping as desired. All to completely dry. Carefully remove from balloon and jar and add eyes.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Elephant card

Free SVG ELEPHANT card paper craft shadow

Double layer elephant card

Gender baby card announcement

  Mommy-to-be didn't want just any store bought card to announce the gender to friends and family. With an elephant theme in mind for our soon to be arriving bouncing baby boy, I designed a cutter file free for download.

Elephant SVG Download

You are welcome to add my blog link to share with others, but please do not post the image or create links directly to image or SVG. Of course you cannot resell the images/cutter files directly, but you may use them in your own art that is to be sold. For commercial use. Please contact me.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

A ticket to create

Tickets... a tiny canvas with big impressions.

Using Tim Holtz Sizzlits Decorative Ticket Die

Tim Holtz Sizzlits Decorative Ticket Strip Die
In my shopping adventures, I have picked up the Tim Holtz Sizzlits Decorative Ticket Strip Die time and time again. It wasn't until I viewed a YouTube video byArtOfCraftNZ that I knew this die was a must have.
So off I went in search of this die at my local craft stores. I was lucky to grab the last one hanging on the shelf. Whoo hoo. My daughter Morgan and I couldn't wait to start creating these little canvases. 
We followed the techniques on the video and they came out beautiful!

Friday, October 4, 2013

1st album for baby boy

baby boy tags ducks turtle elephantbaby boy Jack Scrapbook page elephant brown blue elephant, monkey, giraffePreparing for a little one.

What talented girls I have.   Morgan had recently taken up scrapbooking to document my first grand-baby. Hasn't she done a great job on her first pages? She can't wait to fill these up with photos when our little arrives.
Check back later for more pages.

baby boy scrapbook page blue elephant monkey safari

aunt pagegrammy grandma page scrapbook album