Saturday, October 24, 2009


Check this out, I made this cute little decoration for my living room out of some old Maya Road chipboard tags. I covered them with white ink and then distressed a little with chocolate ink.
I used the BEWARE, CREEPY COBWEBS and MERRY MONSTERS stamp sets from Close TO My Heart to decorate them. For the BOO letters, I inked my RUSTIC ALPHABET letters with black ink and then kissed the letters with the cobweb from the CREEPY COBWEBS stamp set. Isn't it cute?

Monday, October 12, 2009

Creatively Spooky!

This is from Jeanette Lynton's blog, it's so adorable, I just had to share it with you!
You can view her blog by clicking the icon on the right sidebar!

Spooky Sign

C1323 My Acrylix® Whoo Loves You
D1319 My Acrylix® Creepy Cobwebs
X7113B Tinkering Level 2 Paper Packet
X5747 Basic Textured Cardstock Combo Pack
44751 Archival Black Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2325 Grey Wool Exclusive Inks® Marker
Z1096 Embroidery Floss Neutral Assortment
Z1034 Designer Ribbon Rounds™ Black Collection
Z1104 Clear Sparkles
Z1089 Black Waxy Flax
Z1052 Designer Ribbon Rounds™ Ricrac Collection
Z293 Photo Hangers
Z1019 Dimensional Elements Fresh Shapes
Z1073 Dimensional Elements Monograms "S"
Z1047 Dimensional Elements Simple Alphabet (uppercase)
Z1069 Dimensional Elements Monograms "O"
Z1065 Dimensional Elements Monograms "K"
Z1079 Dimensional Elements Monograms "Y"
X285 Metal-Rimmed Circle Tags

1.Cut 12 2 ¾” x 2 ¾” squares of sunflower dot, green dot (Tinkering paper) and Black Textured Cardstock as shown. Three each of the three papers.

2.Choose DE’s for title from Monograms and Simple Uppercase as shown.

3.Using Black Archival Ink and White Daisy cardstock stamp the owl, the spider, and the limb. Using Black Archival Ink and Sunflower dot B&T stamp the owl again. Cut out all images.

4.Layer the owl using 3-D foam tape.

5.Sponge the edges of the DE’s, and all twelve squares with Archival Black Ink.

6.Stamp large spiderweb onto the large “O” DE in black. Stamp the grass onto one each Twilight, Clover Meadow, and Sunflower squares. Cut two Gravestones freehand from scrap paper and write on then with Black Legacy markers. Stamp grass onto one of the gravestones.

7.Cover three stars from Fresh Shapes DE’s with Sunflower dot paper from Tinkering.

8.Cut the center out of a large circle metal rimmed tag.

9.Create a faux wood grain on the back side (Grey Wool) of a Black Textured 12” x 12” CS, using a Grey Wool Exclusive Inks® Marker. Sew around the edge in black thread.

10.Attach two Black Photo Hangers to the top of sign 2” in from each edge.

11.Tie a 18” piece of black grosgrain ribbon to the photo hangers.

12.Assemble the sign as shown, popping up several of the title letters, the larger gravestone and the owl. Embellishing as shown

Sunday, October 11, 2009


I had so much fun creating this layout with Close TO My Hearts Twitterpated paper pack! Love the colors and patterns! I also used the tree from the Grown With Love stamp set. I then glittered the leaves and lastly added flowers from the shades of chocolate mini medley collection.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Scrap within reach

All paper used is from Scrap Within Reach - Carnival Ride
Also used Pink Paislee Rub Ons
Buzz and Bloom Alphabet

Thursday, October 1, 2009

October stamp of the month - Holiday Warmth

Each month Close To My Heart offers you a specially designed My Acrylix® D-size stamp set at a great discount or even free, available only through the Stamp of the Month program. The set, which retails at $22.95 US / $28.50 CAN, is available to qualifying customers for that month only. It's our way of saying thank you for purchasing Close To My Heart products!

So, how do you get in on the deal and snag our cute Stamp of the Month sets? Simple...e mail me at