Monday, October 31, 2011

13 Nights of Halloween #11, #12 & #13

Phew!  I finally made it!  I completed my 13 nights of Halloween.  It took longer than the original 13 nights, but here we are at the end.  I am kind of sad because after tonight Halloween is over.  I'll just have to start thinking about next year's Halloween! ;)

#11 Boo Banner
Boo Banner
(How embarrassing...I see dust bunnies!)

Birthday Bash, Sesame Street Font, Doodlecharms, Simply Charmed
Paper by Recollections and Jo-ann Glitter paper
Ribbon from Hobby Lobby

#12 Be Very Afraid
Door hanger

Happy Hauntings, Indie Art
Paper by Recollections
Stickers by Rusty Pickle

#13 Let's eat some cake!
plain ol' Halloween cake

Paper by Coredinations
Twine by Doodlebug
I didn't have skewers so I used chopsticks.   Work with what you've got, right?

I've been wanting to make one of these lovelies for a while now.  My first attempt at a layer cake and it's not that bad.  I should have used more frosting.  Oh well, I'll remember that for next time. 

Thank you so much for taking a peek!   

And Happy Halloween!!! 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Witchy Poo - 13 Nights of Halloween #10

Boy, I was crazy getting myself into this challenge mess. The original plan was to do something crafty for 13 nights straight. Then it changed to just weekdays. Then life gets in the way and some nights, I just don't get a chance to get messy.

But I got a chance to get something done tonight. The challenge over at BBTB2 was to use the flying witch from Happy Hauntings.  Twist my arm, why dontcha??   Sure, I'll play along!! =)


I made my first ever door hanger. I went a little crazy and made it giant sized, but it still fits on a door knob and that's all that matters. It came out simple and sweet.  And check out all of that glittery goodness. 

Thank you so much for taking a look!!

Happy Hauntings, Tags Bags Boxes & More, Plantin Schoolbook, Sesame Street Font
Paper from Recollections, KI Memories, Target and Jo-ann
Sheer ribbon from Hobby Lobby

Saturday, October 22, 2011

13 Nights of Halloween #9

I had to take a couple of nights off from crafting.  Let's just say I got into a fight with my cat...and I lost. =/

Seriously, I am getting tired of making treat bags. lol But this is my last post on treat bags because I am finished with mine.  Yes, I am done with them.  I finally decided on one and it wasn't the one I mentioned on my last post.  I'm a very indecisive person so you'll see me change my mind a lot.  That's just me. =P




And the back of each treat bag:


I love the way they came out and I hope my kiddos like them, too. Who am I kidding? All they care about is the candy inside. Ha!! That's OK. I love doing this kind of stuff for them! =D

Thank you so much for looking!!

Paper by The Paper Studio, DCWV, Target
bat from Simply Charmed, Witch Hat from Happy Hauntings, Skull from Indie Art, Tag from Winter Frolic
Ribbon from Hobby Lobby

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

13 Nights of Halloween Days 7 & 8

I tried and I tried but I didn't get to a project last night.  I was fighting with this lil' treat box and for some reason, I could not get it to work.  My head was hurting and I was really sleepy so I decided to give it a rest and save it for tonight.

It's not that complicated of a box so I'm not sure what happened.


Ding! Ding! Ding! I think I found a winner. I don't know why but I like it. There's plenty of room for treats and it wasn't that hard to make. I scored a 7x10" piece of card stock at 4" and 6" lengthwise and turned it over and scored it at 2" and 5". Then I folded it on the score lines, cut slits on each side and put it all together with some tacky tape. It sounds complicated but really it isn't. I wish you could see more of that adorable pattern paper that I used as a mat for each side, but you can't (boo!). I promise it is really cute! I topped it with a 2" strip of paper that I had punched with a border punch. I added some die cuts, a sentiment and some ribbon and called it a day.

Paper by Recollections, Coredinations, and Heidi Grace
Candies cut from Simply Charmed
Tag cut from Alphalicious
Ribbon from Hobby Lobby
Stamp from Michael's $ bin

My next project is a scrapbook layout.


Sorry about the terrible picture but I need to find a spot where I can photograph layouts.

I have been wanting to use these chipboard letters that I have (they were actually one of the first "crafty" things that I ever bought!) but the colors just weren't working out for me.  So I painted them with black acyclic paint and while they were still wet, sprinkled black glitter.  "Monster" is from Gypsy Font with the letters welded together in my Gypsy.  The spiderweb is cut from Happy Hauntings and some of those adorable glitter spiders are hanging out on it.  This layout looks pretty simple but I do love how it came out.  (I wish I had added the picture but I have no idea where I put it)

Paper from Paper Studio, Coredinations, KI Memories
Happy Hauntings
Gypsy Font
Martha Stewart punch 
Chipboard letters by Craft Essentials
Craft Smart Black acrylic paint
Martha Stewart glitter
Glitter spiders by Recollections

Thank you so much for taking a peek!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

13 Nights of Halloween Day 6

I decided to take a break from crafting over the weekend to spend some quality time with my two lovelies.  But tonight it was back to work!

Coffin Treat Box

I'm still on the hunt for a treat box to give out, so tonight, I made the coffin box from Happy Hauntings. I've been wanting to do it for a while now and it couldn't have come out any cuter. I topped it with a rosette and a tag from one of my favorites, Mini Monograms. I finished it up with some twine and the cutest glittery spider.

Coffin Treat Box #2

This one came out super duper cute but I still haven't found the one. The search continues...

Thank you so much for taking a peek!!

Happy Hauntings, Mini Monograms
Paper by Recollections and the Paper Studio
Doodlebug twine
Spider embellishment by Recollections

Saturday, October 15, 2011

13 Nights of Halloween Day 5

I didn't get to post this last night because I finished WAY too late. I stayed up until almost 2 AM finishing this little sucker. Man, if that's not dedication I don't know what is! =P

Witchy Treat Bag

I cut the bag from Plantin Schoolbook. The layers were cut from Mini Monograms. I did some paper piecing for the little witch (isn't she cute?). And then tied it all up in a bow.

I'm thinking about what I should do for my treat bags this year, so you'll probably see a couple more. Although this one came out pretty darn cute (gotta love that purple and green) I will probably not be replicating it. =(

Thank you so much for taking a look!!

Plantin Schoolbook, Mini Monograms
Paper by Paper Studio, Recollections, Coredinations
Stamp from Michael's $$ Bin

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Throwback Thursday - Day 4 of 13 Nights of Halloween

I had something else planned for the 4th day of 13 Nights of Halloween but I really wanted to join in on Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge.  I've been a fan for so long and I'm so excited that I am finally joining in!

The challenge was to use the "Card Feature"on an older cartridge.  I have always wanted to do something with the crest card from Alphalicious.  It has always reminded me of one of my favorite movies, "The Nightmare Before Christmas".  It's kind of Tim Burtony, don't ya think?  Of course, I had to pay tribute to one of my favorite men, Jack Skellington.  I drew in the face with my trusty Sharpie so I hope my Pumpkinhead resembles him some. =)

Jack Pumpkinhead

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

Paper by Recollections and Paper Studio
Recollections Adhesive Embellishments
Stamp from Craft Smart (Michael's $$ Bin)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

13 Nights of Halloween Day 3

I made it to Day 3!!  Just barely!  I was so sleepy when I got home from work and just wanted to call it a night at 6PM!  But after a lil' one hour nap, I was good to go.

I attempted another shaped card.


In my Gypsy, I welded a gravestone shadow with a ghost shadow.  Then I cut out the layers, inked up the edges (except for the ghost) and attached everything.  I used stickers for the RIP and drew on the ghost's face. 

And here's a peek at the inside

RIP - Inside

Thanks for taking a peek!

Simply Charmed (Gravestone, ghost)
Create A Critter (grass)
Paper by Papertrey Ink, Recollections, Paper Studio
Alphabet Stickers by Making Memories
Sentiment Stamp by Studio G

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

13 Nights of Halloween Day 2

I have been a busy little bee!!  I can't believe I got to Day 2 of my challenge!  Ha!  You guys should know I am really, really bad at finishing things so making it to the 2nd day is quite a little victory for me!

So, I am absolutely loving this:

Don't you just want to pinch its cheeks?? Isn't it the cutest thing you have ever seen?

Well, I think it is adorable. So pretty! So, I thought I'd put my Pinterest account to good use and finally make something. Here's my take on it:

Halloween Banner

I actually love it. I wish my camera could have done a better job at capturing it, but I have to work with what I've got. I think it looks really good against the black tulle garland.

Extreme Close-up...Whoaaaaa!

Those rosettes (I think that's what they are called) are pretty time consuming, but so worth it.  They really are cute in person.  I used pattern paper by The Paper Studio and strung them up on some Doodlebug twine.  And if you can tell, I used my favorite ingredient, glitter, for the centers.  Actually it is glitter paper from Target. It's not super thick paper, but it cuts nicely on the Cricut.  Two 12x12 sheets of that stuff is only one buckaroo.  My kind of buy!!

Hope you liked what you saw.  Thanks for stopping by! =)

Monday, October 10, 2011

13 Nights of Halloween?

Treat Box #1 by Zoenuts
(sorry about the blurry image)
Get ready for an overload of Halloween projects. I am challenging myself to create projects for 13 nights straight. That sounds like a lot of work but it sounds like a lot of fun, too. Besides, I have a blast crafting and when I am crafting, I am totally in my happy place =)

My first project is this super easy goody box. The box is cut from Tags Bags Boxes and More. All I did was cut out squares of paper, inked em up and glued them on each side of the box. Then I added a 3-D sticker on the front and wrapped it up with some ribbon. Really easy stuff and cute, too.

Tags Bags Boxes and More
Paper from Recollections, The Paper Studio, and Target
Sticker from Me and My Big Ideas
Ribbon from Hobby Lobby

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Ho to the 3rd Power

Ho to the 3rd Power by Zoenuts

This is one of my Christmas card prototypes.  Hmmmm....I'm not sure how I feel about it yet.   Maybe I'm not in the Christmas mood yet.  I'm still all about the Halloween, you know?  It's OK though.  I still have lots of time before I have to start making my cards (but not as much time as I think, right??).

P.S. I really need to learn how to sew.  The ribbon would have came out way nicer.

P.P.S. Glitter makes everything better.
Winter FrolicDivine Swirls
Paper: Recollections, KI Memories
Stamp from Michael's $$ bin
Ribbon from Hobby Lobby

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A little bit froggie

DSCN3302 by Zoenuts

I need a card for my nephew's 8th birthday and I was having a pretty tough time thinking of something.  Then I came across Bitten By the Bug 2's Frog Challenge.  And a star was born! =P

This is my first shaped card. It was a bit tough. I know I'm doing something wrong because the sides didn't quite line up. But I guess practice makes perfect and they'll start lining up after I shoot out a couple more of these bad boys. But they are a lot of work (at least for me), so I might stay away from shaped cards for a bit.  

By the way, I may not use this for my nephew after all.  I'm cooking up something in my head and if it works out, then I'll use that. =)  But who knows...for me, things ALWAYS look better in my mind.  I hate when that happens!

Paisley (frog), Create A Critter (cupcake), Birthday Bash (b-day hat)
Paper: Papertrey Ink (base), The Paper Studio and Recollections (layers), DCWV (hat)
Cuttlebug Cartridges (Divine Swirls, Distressed Stripes)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Mr. and the Mrs.

Mr&Mrs by Zoenuts
Mr&Mrs, a photo by Zoenuts on Flickr.
A Halloween card for my abuelita. She's 2000 miles away and I miss her tons. I hope this brings a smile to her face.

Happy Hauntings cartridge (Mr. & Mrs.)
Indie Art (heart)
Paper: the Paper Studio, Recollections (Ravenhead Manor)
Martha Stewart Glitter (Onyx)

Linking up to My Craft Spot 'Too Cute To Spook' Challenge =)