Sunday, October 28, 2012

Halloween! Gotta Love it!

I have a friend who is a complete Halloween freak and I think some of it has rubbed off on me.  I am loving this time of year and all of the fun decorating and projects that go along with it.

This friend I speak of is also a pharmacist.  I saw the new Halloween line of  paper from Theresa Collins and could not resist getting it either to give to her or to make her something fun. I decided to make something fun.

I used a canvas a friend had given me.  It is 12x12 and she had started a project with it already.  I decided to just cover what was on it with my paper.  It worked fine and turned out so cute.  I cut out different Halloween poison and serum graphics from the Theresa Collins paper and positioned them along with a couple of bottles cut from the Midnight Dreary line by Moxxie.  Together they are so cute and perfect for my pharmacist friend who happens to work in a lab.  Then I added a couple of plastic spiders.  It couldn't have been more perfect. 

Have a happy and safe Halloween!

Until next time,

Friday, October 5, 2012

All Hallow's Eve

Hi Everyone,

Are you ready for the October Moxxie Blog Hop?  Join us the first Friday of every month where we will feature a new collection.  This month is just way too much fun with the all new All Hallow's Eve collection.   I think you are going to fall in love with this collection. The collection is just perfect for all your Halloween projects!  The Moxxie Muses have some wonderful inspiration for you today! 

Do you want to win this entire collection? 

Here is what you need to do!  It is very simple and very easy!
Leave a comment on each and every blog in the hop- Be sure to leave a comment on the Moxxie Blog as well.  That is it! If you would like an extra chance "LIKE" the Moxxie Facebook Page.  That is it!  Good Luck!!  You have until Tuesday to make your comments and the winner will be announced on the Moxxie Blog Wednesday morning.

So Let's Get Ready and Start Hopping
Michelle James  - you are here
Ange Weisbeck

I had tons of fun with this line.  If you have been following the Moxxie Blog then you may have see my Haunted House!  I am in love with it and now it is proudly displayed in my home as part of my Halloween Decor.  

Here it is all lit up!
 For this blog hop I was so excited to add to my decor with yet another fun project.  I made a really fun candy buffet.

 I saw this idea on Pinterest and could not wait to make my own version.  Here is the link to the original blog post.  You should check out her blog for other fun things to do. 

I started checking out garage sales and flea markets for candlesticks and glass pieces.  It took me a while to gather all that I wanted but I finally got it done.  I still find myself looking for more.  They were a mish mash of wood, glass, ceramic and some weird gold stuff.  I set them out in the garage and spray painted them with this yummy brown Textured Metallic paint from Rust-Oleum.  I love it.  It is brown but it has some orange glitter in it.  Not only is it perfect for Halloween but it works in just about every room of my house for any occasion.  So, I will probably offer a candy buffet a lot!  

With help from my husband, we used E6000 adhesive to glue the glass to the candlestick.

Then I made a series of tags using the All Hallows Eve line to attach to the different buffet pieces.  I used the paper, the die cuts and the stickers and I really like the way they turned out.  One of the tags incluedes a printed saying I made with the computer.  I was originally going to make all of my own candy or food related sayings but then just loved the stickers and die cuts by themselves.  I may take the tags off the buffet early and attach the tags to candy gifts for friends.  They really did turn out nice.  

 This one (above) is the one I printed.

I added them to the display.  Some are tied to the candlesticks or glass jar and a couple are just propped up into the display.  Then I added the candy.  It is so fun and I am so happy that I made it.  I can't wait for people to come over and have a bit of candy.   Here are some more photos

Rebbeca's Blog is next.   Thanks for hopping!  I hope you are enjoying the projects and I hope you have a lot of  fun along the way! 

Until next time,