Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween! Hand Sanitizer Holders for all ages.

Pin It Now! Happy Halloween, crafty people!  I hope you plan to have fun today, however you celebrate.  I have made up a whole bunch of hand sanitizer / anti- bac holders for friends, family, and to sell at a local salon.  Truly, you can't go wrong with Bath & Body Works mini hand sanitizers, they're adorable!
 Close up of the Halloween themed:

 And the autumn themed:
 Lots of Dazzling Diamonds glitter on the leaves, thanks to Stampin' Up! Heat & Stick Powder:

These holders were adapted from Erica Cerwin's blog.

We're a homeschool family, so I've incorporated a little history of Halloween. Here's a fun video I shared with the kids about the history of Halloween:

And a little fun!  Monster Mash!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Halloween Shaker Card HSS171

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A haunting Hello to you!  Today I'm mixing a little old and new to create this Halloween shaker card for Hand Stamped Sentiments' latest sketch challenge.  
Check out this fabulous, simple sketch. Oh, the possibilities!

Shakers are so fun to do.  With Stampin' Up! Shaker Frames and a little layering, they go together quickly and easily. This one is filled with German glass glitter.  The DSP is Nite Owl, which is retired as a paper product, but still available as a Digital Download for use with My Digital Software or any other digital software program.  So it's never out of style!  And you can resize the paper to use any part of it.  
A little batty punch, and Woodgrain embossing, and a  knot of smooth Basic Grey satin ribbon, and several small punches and the simple sketch gets fun details.  
Head over to HSS and get some inspiration from the designers and the ladies that are playing along! 

STAMPS:  Itty Bitty Wishes
INK:  Basic Black
PAPER:  Basic Grey, Smoky Slate, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Nite Owl Dowloadable DSP
EMBELLISHMENTS:  Basic Grey 5/8" Satin ribbon, Linen Thread

Monday, October 7, 2013

Halloween Triple Hex (It's not what it sounds like!) HSS170

Pin It Now! I know this color combo should have been a no brainer ~

...But either I was overtired or under-Halloweeny, because it killed me to come up with an idea! So it literally got me out of bed at 1:00 a.m. this morning, to just do this and get it off my mind. Meet my insomniac card.
 I mentioned before, I don't typically invest a lot of time in Halloween cards, so I don't buy stamp sets in this theme.  This was one night I wished I'd had a nice new stamp set to play with.  So I used what I have. This pumpkin stamp comes in the Hostess set, Perfectly You.  Matched with Six Sided Sampler, it works out nice!  And this is the first time I've used Candy Dots...I love them! What took me so long?!

Feel like knocking out a challenge this week?  Head on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments and take a look around, get inspired to make something fun and festive!

Have a blessed and creative day ~ Erika

STAMPS:  Perfectly You, Six Sided Sampler
INK: Elegant Eggplant, Garden Green, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black
PAPER:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Modern Medley DSP, Silver Glimmer
EMBELLISHMENTS:  7/16" Natural Trim, Linen Thread, Candy Dots in Regals, Chevron Embossing Folder