Sunday, October 30, 2011

5th Annual Black Hat Society Tea Party

Yesterday we had our monthly tea party. It was at Kathy's Milk n'Honey Tea Room in Tampa. There were 10 in attendance including myself and we had a great time. The food was very good and the company even better. What a great group of gals. We even got to see Hazel again. She hasn't been around for over a year, so it was good to see her. Everyone wore their black hats, there were some pretty spectacular ones there. Here's a photo of us all. This was a self portrait kinda of thing, and where we had to set the camera didn't leave much space for us to all stand and have our hats on at the same time. Most of the hats were witches hats so they stood up and covered most of the lovely faces, lol, so some took theirs off. We had lots of goodies, like half heart and eye balls skewers and mummy wrapped scones, cat/pumpkin oreo cookies and some bloody finger things, don't remember what she called those. And the table was set to perfectly match everything else. It was all very lovely, had a great time! Hope you had a lovely Halloween weekend as well!!! Hugs, ~Jody

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Having a Wicked Halloween.........................

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!! Hello bloggers, just popping in to show you the cards/tags I made to give to the tea ladies at the Halloween Tea Party today. I cut the tags with my Expression and the ABC Plantin' Schoolbook cartridge at 3 1/4". Was able to get three out of an 8 x 11 sheet of cardstock. The witchy-poo was embossed with black and the stamp is from Close to My Heart set #S1108 Wicked, as is the swirls down the side. The swirls are stamped with Tim Holtz's new Seedless Preserves distress ink, LOVE THIS NEW COLOR!!! Had a bit of a time getting hold of the new seasonal series ink pads but determination prevailed, lol! I knew I wanted to use them on these tags so had to have them SOON! They are delicious colors, can't wait to see what colors he has in his Christmas series. They should be coming out soon! Anyway, back to the tag, I green embossed the "wicked halloween" stamp on purple cardstock and then cut it out with Spellbinders Labels Fourteen. It was a bit big so I moved it up a little bit and cut the bottom of it off. Worked perfectly!! Then punched a hole through it and the tag and added a black brad. The purple sign sways on the tag so I added a "boo" underneath, cuz you know someone is going to look under there, LOL!!! The little glitter pieces: spiders, pumpkins, cats and boos I got at Walmart a couple of weeks ago in their halloween section for a buck a pack. There were 40 pieces in each package, half of each one, What a Deal! Can't wait to get them to the party, speaking of which I'd better get a move on or I'll miss the party. Hope you have a great weekend!! Happy All Hallow's Eve everyone!!! Hugs, ~Jody

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Panel #4 and the finished product

Good Evening bloggers. I have finally finished the fourth and last panel of my Halloween Door Decor. I just love how it turned out. It even fit perfectly across the front of my door. This fourth panel depicts a "haunted house" theme. The house is, of course, Tim Holtz's and the background paper is his too. The pumpkin was a button, the skeleton was an earring I found in a .50 bin at an antique festival I went to yesterday. The shiny black cat was a Wal-mart find, came with some orange 'boo's, 20 of each in the same pack for $1. The exclamation point I made with the other letters on my cricut and the token with the memo pen is TH. The purple 'scary' was in my stash from years gone by. Here's the whole thing put together and hanging on my front door. It fit there so perfectly. Now I can look at it each time I come home. You can click on the photo and it will get bigger. That way you can see all the different dimensions. I found a little skeleton bracelet at either Joann's or Michael's so I took it apart and added a skeleton face to my shelf. Thought he looked pretty good up there. I actually had some black flowers that I was going to put in a pot outside the little house , still might. Hope you enjoy my little halloween treasure. I'm sure it will adorn my front door for a long time. Happy Halloween!!! Hugs, ~Jody

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Panel #3

Good Evening bloggers. I have finished Panel #3 of the Halloween 'door decor'. This one predicts 'a spooky night'. A couple of TH embellishments and his tree, of course, some Michael's $1 ribbon and some purple glitter. The moon is a Spellbinders circle and the 'spooky night' is a stamp that I embossed with green embossing powder. Sure made up cute. Am getting excited to get it done so I can put it on my door. The cat and the black bat were buttons I had in my stash from last year. I just snipped the little thingy off the back. I gave the cat some glowing green eyes and the bat some orange ones. Pretty cool hugh!!! On to the last one, can hardly wait! Hope you have a great evening! Hugs, ~Jody