It's almost Halloween!!! Wooo Hoooo!!!! It's so nice it's on Saturday this year. And isn't this little girl just adorable. Such a cute image.
Looks Like I'm going to have to make some cheese cloth ghosts tonight! How adorable! Thank you pinterest!
With all the Halloween stamp releases being posted I decided to pull out last years Halloween supplies, and have a little fun. I'm just completely in love with this little Halloween diarama I made. The rosettes and pine sprigs are my favorite!
Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die - Mini Paper Rosettes (2 Sizes) by Tim Holtz -- Martha Stewart Crafts Medium Punch, Branch -- May Arts Ribbon, Ivory Burlap String -- Sizzix on The Edge Die by Tim Holtz, 2.75 by 6.625-Inch, Graveyard -- Ranger Distress Watercolor Cardstock, 4.25 by 5.5-Inch, 20-Pack
Just have to say I'm pretty much in love with this new Anna Griffin Battastic Halloween Collection. It is next on my list of purchases.
I was innocently running into Michael's just for some quick dry glue. Nothing more, just minding my own busniess. And what do I run into? THE CUTEST FELT PUMPKINS YOU HAVE EVER SEEN!!! Now exactly how am I supposed to resist that? Well, as you can see I can't. So it started with the pumpkins. Then I saw the little wood owls, and a few other things. Before you know it I was fully immersed into decorating for Halloween. Yeah, I know it's August, but if they are going to put it out this early to sell. Then I am going to start decorating this early! The flowers were 50% off which is the nice thing about shopping so early. And then all of a sudden one of my holiday focal shelves was completely decorated in my head. I usually go mostly black, and green for Fall, but since I fell in love with the pumpkins I decided to go yellow, purple, and orange. Then I think I will paint up the little paper mache pumpkins I bought (not pictured) in antique rustic creme, and brown with black, and gold accent.
So here are pictures of the beginning of my project. I painted the owls a lovely eggplant color with purple glitter on their wings. I also bought a flower frog so they could stand up behind the flowers. I arranged the flowers into a bunch. Wired them together with floral wire, and then glued the stems together to reinforce them. Then assembled the felt pumpkin kit so I could see their smiling faces gleaming back at me. I'll post updates in the next few weeks as the decorations continue.
The Halloween bug has bitten me. And I would like about 50 of these light fixtures in my house right now!
The last section of the Snow Whites adventures ride at Disneyland. I love the spooky trees so much. There are some other great pictures of Disneyland in this link.
Well it wouldn't be Christmas without a spooky ghost story. Here is one of my new favorites called, "The Signalman" by Charles Dickens (1866). This version is a spine tingling foreshadowing tale made for British television in the 1970's so it's got a great period feel, along with that warm ethereal atmosphere. Here is a little sampling of one of my favorite paragraphs from the original story. So yummy in it's descriptions. The ending sentence "to the wild harp it makes of the telegraph wires" sends chills down my spine every time I read it. MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL!!!
"Resisting the slow touch of a frozen finger tracing out my spine, I showed him how that this figure must be a deception of his sense of sight, and how that figures, originating in disease of the delicate nerves that minister to the functions of the eye, were known to have often troubled patients, some of whom had become conscious of the nature of their affliction, and had even proved it by experiments upon themselves. "As to an imaginary cry," said I, "do but listen for a moment to the wind in this unnatural valley while we speak so low, and to the wild harp it makes of the telegraph wires!"
I think this can safely be filed under the category of best, fun, and most creative parents in the world.
My dear friend Dustin posted this on his facebook page today, and it was too pretty not to share. The video is entitled CGI Student Academy Award Gold Medal Winner Short Film HD: "Dia De Los Muertos" from Whoo Kazoo, and it is just lovely.
Welcome to my little corner of the internet. This is my space where I can showcase my obsession with paper crafting, and a few products I've cooked up along the way. Thank you so much for stopping by.
EJP's craft shop...
EJP's Webstore for Jewelry, Tiaras, and a whole lot more!