Thursday, September 22, 2011

Halloween Stacker

I've always liked the stackers tied with ribbon, but I never made one before.  Here's my first attempt at one - and just in time for Halloween

I cut 2x2's into 4", 5", and 6" lengths, painted them and mod podged paper down.

I always like it when people list the fonts they used so I can try and recreate things... so here they are:

Spiders - FrankenDork
Candy Corn - Mail Ray Stuff
Pumpkins - Harrington

My favorite free font site is  I like that you can type what your sample text into the text field so that as your searching for fonts, it will display your words in the selected text as they would look on your project.

Head on over to this Shabby Apple Giveaway!

My wonderful Sister-in-law, Kari, is hosting a Shabby Apple Giveaway on her blog!  If you haven't checked out her blog before, head on over.  She has a writing style that keeps you entertained and will tie you up in reading back posts.  And her list of 100 things she wants to do before she turns 100 in the sidebar is fun to read too.

Anyway, she's hosting a giveaway where you could win this green dress from Shabby Apple.

Giveaway closes Wednesday, Sept. 28th - so hurry up and enter!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Pumpkin and Ghost bottles

I found this on Pinterest . . . but one problem - I don't drink wine.  So I called around and found some people I know that do or have neighbors that do and they saved me some for this project.
I had to use baby oil to get all the labels off (since I don't have Goo Gone - I know, who doesn't have goo gone?)  And then I spray painted the green bottle orange (after taping off the top for the stem).  And I didn't want a clear ghost, so I used Rustoleum's Frosted Glass spray to foggy it up a bit.
I cut the faces out of vinyl.  Still not sure if I am liking the ghost faces, but it's tricky to get a ghost face to not just look like 3 circles/ovals.  I wanted a smaller ghost, so I cleaned out our soy sauce for that one.  But the neck of the bottle isn't as pretty as the wine bottle was.