Thursday, October 21, 2010

Halloween Door Hanging

Isn't this just adorable? I needed something to decorate my front door with for Halloween so I thought I would make a wall hanging. I cut these images using Happy Hunting's cartridge.

The hat was cut at 7 inches.

The witches brew pot was cut on fit to page.

The shoe was also cut on fit to page.

I punched holes in each of the images using the crop-a-dile and connected the three pieces together with orange and brown ribbon. Of course I had to add some bling to each piece. I just can't help myself when it comes to adding the bling. The more it sparkles and shines, the better I like it.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting today. Please leave me a comment and let me know how you will take this idea and make it your own.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Imagine/I-Rock Baby Onsies

Hi, it's my day to play on The Sassy Lady blog. Sheila is so sweet to allow me to post on her blog. You will definately want to hop over there and see all the wonderful creations that Sheila and all her talented designer post each day.

I ordered the imagine back in September when HSN had it as the special value of the day. When it came in I was sick and wasn't able to play with it for about three weeks. After opening it up and starting to learn more about it, I fell in love. I wanted to try something different so I started looking around the house and found two baby onsies that needed some attention.

So I thought I would try transferring an image printed by the imagine onto the onsies.

I started by doing a test print onto card stock to make sure I got the sizing correct. The final size I decided on was 2.5 inches.

On the imagine I flipped the image before printing. I printed and cut the images using the Nursery Tails cartridge onto Avery Light Fabric transfer paper purchased at Wal-Mart.

Iron the images onto the onsies with the iron set on cotton setting using dry heat. Allow the image to cool for two minutes and peel off the paper backing.

I wanted some bling so I bought the i-rock heat setting tool. I have to say that the instructions were not quite clear enough for me because I left the heat tool on the stone to long and actually burnt the first one I attempted. After making that mistake I realized that all you really need to do is touch the heat tool to the stone for just a second and remove it. That technique worked much better and I was able to finish applying my bling without any more burns.

This is actually the one that I burnt but you can still see how adorable it turned out.

My second attempt at adding bling worked perfectly.

I had so much fun using my imagine and the i-rock heat tool that I can now think of a thousand things to add bling too. Don't forget to leave me a comment and tell me how you will use this idea and make it your own. Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Halloween Wreath

It's that time again to start decorating for the upcoming holidays. Halloween is a fun holiday to decorate for. You know I love to make a feather boah wreath so I started with two purple boah's. Start by wrapping them around a round styrofoam wreath.

Using Happy Haunting's cartridge, cut out several images of your choice. I like to cut several layers and the back piece from chip board so that the images are not flimsy.

I also like to hot glue small clothes pins to the back of the images. It makes it easy to remove the images and replace them with more images for a different holiday or celebration.

Add a bow anywhere on the wreath attaching with floral wire so that it is easily removed when you switch out your images for the next affair.

Stop back by tomorrow and see my post for The Sassy Lady blog and on Thursday to get the details on the wall-hanging to the left of the wreath.

Thanks for stopping by today and leaving me a comment on how you will take this idea and make it your own.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Critter Swap

I am participating in a critter swap. The Lion is cut at 3 inches using Animal Kingdom cartridge. The mane was run through the xyron and then glittered with Martha Stewart glitter. I will be submitting 15 lions and will receive equal amounts of different critters back in return. I can't wait to see what everybody comes up with. I'll try and post them when I get them back.

Thanks for visiting and check back later this week for my Sassy Lady post and some Halloween fun!