Thursday, August 19, 2010

~Crafty Thursday...Halloween is coming, why not make an album?!~

Good morning my crafty friends!

Can you believe how close Halloween is?
I usually make all of our costumes and if I want
to again this year I better get to stitching!
We don't even have a family theme yet?! *gasp*

On Facebook Nikki Sivils had a contest and I
decided to play along, to my surprise I won!
When I got the paper I decided it would make the PERFECT
scrapbook album COVER.I am going to glue this onto a BLACK Halloween
scrapbook album, then coat it with a crackle medium
and seal it down to the album.
I thought it would be a fun album cover and I would
have a special album for all of our themed costumes!
I have totally been into Glossy Accents lately and I went
crazy once again! I used it on the hearts *every other one*
on the mask, on the frame of the "FUN" die cut,
and on the H in Halloween. Oh and of course my handy
dandy i-rock tool to add the black and white gems!! WOOT!
I also have been digging my Cricut lately.
I used the French Manor Cartridge to make the
label die cut and the alpha is with the Cricut too!
I know i am not your traditional Cricut girl
but I have been trying to create outside the Cricut Box
in keeping with my funky, crazy style.

I have more projects to share this week *yea*
Still waiting on the video to be posted online.
Today I am home making scalloped potatoes and ham.
I sure get int he cookin' mood when the rain hits :)

I baked home made bread yesterday and banana bread too.
It's good to be in the rain.

~Happy Thursday y'all!~
~Have a great day~


Dawn said...

GORGEOUS! I loooooooooooove me some shiny accents! Your album cover is awesome! Enjoy your ham and taters, I made that for dinner last night, but I mashed instead of scalloping :)

Lucy Chesna said...

love the album cover and enjoy your dinner tonight...sounds so yunny

Manhattan Mandie said...

Love the album cover!!! If it wasn't an 8 hour drive I'd come crash your dinner... sounds so yummy! Thanks for the inspiration again!! I need to start a Halloween album too. It's my very favorite holiday! This year my 1 year old will be Dorothy (my mom handmade the costume 3 years ago for my oldest) and my 4 year old will be the Wicked Witch of the West! I'm going to try to come up with an inexpensive Glinda costume and I think my husband will be a flying monkey!

celticmystyc said...

I KNEW IT, we're related somehow! We're already discussing costumes, patterns and fabrics in this house too! My youngest wants to be "Perry" from Phineas & Ferb...a blue platypus? How does one SEW that?
Our family also has a Halloween album (Christmas albums?) and LOVE this idea.
And I've already created a spooky layout and a few cards to boot w/ the scraps!!
You're a Goddess darlin' Thanks for the inspiration and the excitement! (almost better than coffee;)

Pinky said...

You know I would buy blue fleece ( or lighter if your in a warm area) make a BEAR costume without the ears, then add a tail and orange beak to the head piece.
I did a skunk one year like that, I used the bear pattern and altered it.
I love the idea!

Thoughts2Paper said...

This is super cute and congrats to you.

Leah the Orange said...

oooh, congrats on the win, Pinky, and what a CUTE album! bet it will be filled with lots more sweetness, too!

enjoy the scrummies tonight! MMMM, you have me droolin'!

Dawn said...

What a great idea to "seal" the album cover, how fun to keep all the great Halloween pictures all together.

nancy said...

Can't wait to see your video. And you make me want to get out my glossy accents, too!

Colleen said...

Love the album cover, so very cute and perfect for a halloween album.

Enjoy your bread, wish there was someone, you could include smells on the blog.

Nanabells said...

YUMMY for both the food and the layout. It makes me think of a ham and potatoes au gratin (read: lot of cheese!!! ha ha) recipe I have. I need to make that, maybe this weekend :-) I love the idea of your themed Halloween costumes and an album for the photos. Once again, I am awed by your creativity. Have a great day!