Saturday, October 14, 2017

Super Scrap Saturday

Hi everyone today is the second Saturday of the month which means it is Super Scraps Saturday over at Hiding In My Craft Room. Time to get those scraps out and craft. This week the challenge is brought to you by MHK Designs. One lucky winner will get to choose three products at the store.

With Christmas being right around the corner I thought it would be fun to see what I could do with a couple of digital stamps from the Christmas Frames set.This is such an awesome set that I wished I would have had time to create more cards from the set.

I used my plaid scraps and solid green scraps for this card. I placed small scraps behind the punched out holly.

I layered the sentiment onto the Wintry Scene Frame. After printing I colored the door and windows with pencils. I used chalk for my gray sky. I used DecoArt Snow Writer to create snow. I love the texture it gives. My snowflakes are left over from another project. I coated them with snow and glitter. I often will cut out extras of a shape to use at a later date.

I'm slowly getting moved in to my new house. Will take awhile to get my "playroom" organized. Still have a lot to do first though to get out of the apartment. I think in November I may just hibernate like a bear.

Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Halloween Colors

Hi everyone can you believe that this month is Halloween. Or that it is Autumn already.

This week the challenge over at Hiding In My Craft Room is Halloween colors. I thought you might be interested in knowing the meaning behind the colors used at Halloween.

The Meaning Behind the Halloween Colors

Black – The Color of Darkness and Death. ...
Orange – The Vibration of Life. ...
Red – The Color of Blood. ...
White – A Ghastly Color. ...
Purple – A Witches Brew. ...
Green – Monsters and Slime.

Scrap N' Dipity is giving away three digital images for one lucky winner.

Also today is World Card Making day. If you have time why don't you create a card and brighten up someone's day.

I used the Sicara Witch image for my card. She was printed in sepia tones instead of black and white. You might want to check to see if your printer has an option to print black and white images with other colors instead. Then she was colored with soft pastels as well as color pencils.

I have all of this shimmer card stock which I've been hoarding so I thought it would be fun to take a piece of the purple. I cut my scallop out with one of my few Spellbinder dies.

The scallop is on a gelli print I did on deli paper using acrylic paint and a stencil. When I pulled the stencil up the metallic acrylic paint pulled up creating an interesting peaked texture. I then went ahead and using a dark red marker airbrushed over the paint after it was dry. Because deli paper is like vellum that must adhesives will show through I adhered it to my black card base using decorative vinyl tape.

Time to get back to packing. I swear things in my craft room have been propagating since I last went to sleep. Wishing You Happy Frugal Crafting til we meet again!

Saturday, September 30, 2017


Hi my dear readers. Sorry I've been missing in action and don't have a project to share today. This month has been a whirlwind of activity.  I had not planned to move but after getting notice that the rent was increasing once again I decided to look at buying a manufactured home. The realtor which was doing the showings of available ones suggested I see if I could be pre-approved for a home loan. Not only was I pre-approved but a house was just listed in my price range. Several people looked at the house on Friday so I couldn't see it until Saturday. I fell in love with the house but was so afraid that because it was Labor Day weekend someone else might have beat me to it. There was an offer but the people couldn't get a loan.  Since the seller wanted to be out by the end of this month and I was pre-approved after some negotiating we came to an agreement and as Thursday the house is mine.

I never realized how much work there was in buying a house. I'm exhausted but alas I need to keep packing up things so I'll be out of the apartment by the end of October. This weekend will be spent doing some cleaning and moving things in. Of course my "playroom" will be one of the first rooms which will be set up and organized.

The attached garage has been converted so that will be my playroom. It will be nice to not have everything all crammed together and to be able to set up stations.

My fur babies will have a yard to run around in. Lol! It has been several years since they have had a yard so I hope they remember what it is to be free.

Thank you for stopping by and do come back next week as I'm working on a project for the design team.

Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!