Monday, October 27, 2008

Cathy's Halloween party and the coffin

I love Halloween! Here are a few pictures from Cathy's party including the coffin I helped paint and line with fabric. The girls had a great afternoon working on this project and drinking margaritas. There was lots of giggling and plenty of weird looks by everyone driving by that day.

There were less weird looks Saturday when everyone was in costume. ; ) I think I had even more fun seeing every one's costume than using the blowtorch on the coffin.

I decided to go as a zombie this year because
  1. it was cheap
  2. it was easy and
  3. it was comfortable to wear.

The secret to making the fake blood look real was adding chocolate powder. The downside is it made me really crave chocolate all night.

Picture of the coffin for Cat's party.
My zombie horde plus Elvira and the Count.
Me and my zombie sis.Hope you all have a happy and safe Halloween!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A creepy Halloween shadowbox and spare parts

I made a shadow box for myself using some of my creepier rubber stamps.

photo of supernatural shadowbox
And here are many spare parts for cards I have made. Not what you were thinking after the shadowbox, right?

detail photo of supernatural shadowbox

Painting for Carol

Here are pictures of the painting I did for Carol. The style of the original was very loose and painterly. I thought it would be easy for me to emulate. I was wrong. : )

photo of painting for Carol
detail of painting for Carol

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Photos of cards from scraps

Just got done looking for a water leak in the wall. Oh, the joys of owning an older home. And not even a particularly cute older home. As my friend Denise says, "oh well, la la."

I guess a picture is only worth a thousand words if it isn't blurry so here are just a few words then about the cards made of scraps...

This one has stickers, die cuts, and stamped images.

I used markers to color this stamped image.

Embossed and die cut pieces from the cuttle bug.

I made the background marbled paper when Denise and tried the technique of floating paint on starch.

This stamped image is embossed with granite ware embossing powder.

This delicate lion was made by my friend Crafty Pig. She's so patient to cut out all the little pieces.

Too bad the Pearl Ex on the flower doesn't show up in this photo.

This was my September challenge card.

Another with granite ware and silver embossing powders.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008

I'm a horrible blogger

Not only do I neglect my blog for weeks, I barely scribble a line to go along with the photos I post. But a picture is worth a thousand words, right? I've been busy for several weeks getting ready for a giant yard sale at the end of October. The storage unit is almost empty! What a huge relief to be free of all that clutter. I still have lots of organizing to do in my garage but things are feeling less chaotic.

All work and no play would make Stacie a dull girl. In the spirit of getting rid of clutter, I have also been making cards with my scrap papers. I have lots of pictures to post; I'll make that a goal for this week. I also completed a painting I started for my sister many moons ago. It's not a fabulous painting, but I am pleased to be "done." Since Carol seems to like it, all is well. I'll post a picture of the painting soon, too.

Since I last posted any news my sweet friend Juline had her baby girl, Shyenne. I really hate being on the other side of the planet for this event!! I would dearly love to hold this precious little thing! Jules is out on maternity leave until January. I can hardly wait to see more pictures and hear how they are all doing.

Shyenne's hospital photo
Last week was a big one--Les Mis at the Rep Thursday with some of the Ya Yas, girls' night at my house Friday, Race for the Cure, and the birthday party for Amy and Kristina on Saturday. I'll have to find some pictures from these events to post also.

Happy October!