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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Don't Be Sooty

    Hello Everyone!
Taking the chance that Blogger is actually my friend tonight , yeahhhh!!
I can finally post my latest and simple little project for this month challenge.
Our miss October's hostess with the mostest is Barb and this is what she suggested us to do:

"...Here is the October Challenge--For me a true challenge is to try a new technique. So--that is going to be the challenge I propose to all of us.

Go to this link Technique Lovers Challenge Forum and chose a new technique to you that has a 1 or 0 in the challenge number--like TLC410 or TLC360 or any more current number (as I posed this challenge way back in January........................) The technique you pick should be one you have never tried before--and you can go back as far as you want in the forum in the posted techniques to find one to tackle. Please list the number and name of the technique you tried in your blog post. And--to make the challenge a bit harder--you cannot create a card this month! You need to think outside of the box and try a totally new technique along with a project that is anything but a card............... And--for extra credit--make a creation with a Halloween theme!.."

I explored quite a few possibilities from the link that Barb provided, but the 'soot' technique really peaked my curiosity , hence it had my vote...♥

TLC81 :

Soot Tecnique Tutorial :

               I kept this square box so simple that I didn't even add any embellishments to it....
The main front panel is solely about displaying the technique just learned.
I must say that I absolutely love this new technique! It's a tad messy but so cool too!

.....and here below is the unveiling of what I used as a I actually took
apart one of my asthma puffer's box and traced around it voila'....a new box treat riemerged... 

     Thank you Barb, for encouraging us to 'think out of the box' pun intended...:o)

Wishing you all a wonderful and safe Halloween....hubby and I decided to treat us for dinner and then surprise our granddaughters...and hopefully we'll get to see our boyz right after school too....although I will actually be in my grade 7 grandson's class part of the afternoon for a pilate project involving Ipads! Exciting! Who would have thought I would be in his class -albeit only from time to time-
until project completion , and on Monday we're all off to a Field Trip to the Mac Store!...:o)


Thursday, October 17, 2013

October Duel : Hallowe'en

 " Trick or treat , smell my feet,  OR  give me something   sweet to eat..."

 ~~~Hello Friends!
It is time to duel and I am a day late (it's also almost 2:00 am here so I guess that, technically,
 I am actually TWO days late!!) So sorry darling peeps...but Life is constantly interfering...

Both the Dazzlers and the Divas were given the following instructions for the October's theme, that my partner Judy and I hosted this duelling round :

"...Share your view on Halloween...

Do you celebrate it? If so, what's your favorite part ?

 (eating candy is NOT an optional

Please share one (or more) of the following suggestions :

a trick, a treat, a recipe, fav. costume, fav. decoration, fun times..etc...

                              HAPPY HALLOWE'EN TO YOU ALL!!

The following are the items I included in the kit  above to all of the Dazzlers:

 Stamps (all from SU) : "Haunting Halloween" (cat, cauldron + 2sentiments)
"Booglie Eyes" (mummy) & "Best Fiend" (sentiment)
D/P :     Wicked Fun (SU); Halloween Characters & Small Dots (both from Michaels)
 Black w/ silver thread (handmade DP from Costco)
Accessories : 'Boot To You' (CB folder) ; 'Black Bat's (Sizzix Die) ; 2 Halloween ribbons (Michaels) ;
1 XLrg orange brad by Elements/Am. Crafts ; sm. spiders from Recollections ; 
pumpkins dimentionals stickers ;  2 sets of Googlie eyes (Dollar store) ;
                                                             'Bootiful' brads from Sprinkles


My favorite part of  Halloween is to see all the little one all dressed up and bundled up in their
ohhhh sooooo cute outfits...Some of the costumes are so darn creative nowdays!!
I do take pictures of all the wee kids that come and knock at the door and of those that are
barely able to walk |( -with their Parents permission of course- and then send those
pictures to my friend Tiziana, overseas, as she always gets a kick to see how the true |Halloween traditions are carried out in North America....
One year I was quite taken back when I answered the door (my lights were no longer on past 8:30 pm) and found myself staring straight into a lady approx. mid thirty!! She was dressed as a gothic bride and went trick or treating!!!!....I couldn't believe either my eyes nor
Then, last year, there was another woman (approx. same age as the first one) that came with two pillowcases with the intention to fill them up for her kids....who stayed home!!!! mmmmmm.....
THAT was quite the 'trick' if U ask me....but hey...I did give her treats as

I often like to decorate my front door and such, for Halloween, and to receive my lil and big guests
all dressed up in costume as well....this year I would kike to go as a piratess....but IF we decide to go as a group ( at work )I voted to go as the Duck Dynasty fellows!
THAT would be such a HOOT!! lol

Have a SAFE and FUN Halloween YA ALL!!!! ♥


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Unidentified Image swap -round 10-

   Hello friendly Peeps!
These cards were recently made for the Unidentified Image (closed) swap, round 10.
It is a spin off of the fun swap that originally was created by Jeanette (SCS : Forest Ranger).
Laura Jean was this round's hostess and she sent all of us partecipants  fun images
from Penny Black, to color and to create with...

Cards deets:
Image: Roses for Mimi by Penny Black
Ink : Memento Black ; Copics ; Soft Sky (SU)
Card Stock : So Saffron
D/P : Pocket Full Of Posies
Accessories : light blue gingham ribbon (SU),
Oriental Wave EF, Kaiser Craft pearls ,
Spellbinders Label 8 and Label 18

Looking forward to  receive the next set of images from next hostess (Terry) the element of surprise, not knowing what  she will chose to send...and the fun shall continue on...;o)

♥  Thanks for stopping by!! ♥