Sunday, October 31, 2010

Day 31.... HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!!!!

YAY!!!!!  It's finally here!  HALLOWEEN!!!!  I am so excited, but so sad also!  I really didn't want 31 days to end although I have a quite mushy brain from everything that has been going on!!! Today we have 3, yep I said 3, sponsors.  Smeared Ink, Strange Skin, and Wild Flower Kids!!!  There are no hidden images today, we will be picking 2 winners from all the commenter's today,randomly of course,.  The first number chosen will receive 1 digi each from all 3 companies.  The second number will receive 1 digi each from Smeared Ink and Strange Skin!!!  How cool is that!  So make sure to comment on everyones projects today!  I will announce the winner on November 2nd.  That give me time to recover from Halloween on the 1st!!!!  LOL  

Now before my project, I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of you for helping Terra and I take 31 Days and make it huge!  I am quite sure that neither one of us thought it would get this big when we started it last year!  I know we both imagined it but were never sure that it would go this far!  It makes me happy that there are people out there who love Halloween as much as we do!!  Thank you so much and start stockpiling those projects for next year!!!!!

Now I said I was going to show you parts of my Halloween decorations.  Well here are my mantle pictures and my potions dungeon!  There could be more later, like tomorrow, because I ran out of time yesterday and the sun has to be just in the right spot to take creepy pictures that you can still see ya know!!! LOL

So here is the Mantle, it has been decorated since the end of September when I participated in the Practical Magic Blog Party 2010!

This is what it looks like on a normal day to day basis!

Here it is with my Book of Shadows added to it! Also more candles!
Close up of the front of my BoS, which used to be a big old Atlas that I altered!(more deets on the PMBP post)

The inside cover!

Where my spells and chants and information goes!

Candle light make everything look better!!!  Just sayin!!

Now welcome to the Dungeon!
Lovely place to brew potions!  You can click on the pictures to see them closely!  Notice all the cages I have new ingredients in!  Those came from the $ spot at Michael's   they were all different colors that I spray painted black!!!

I even have lovely potion's ingredients!

Some already made potions adorn the table!

Some empty bottles wait for the new potions I am working on!

I think I may have left these fresh ingredients trapped for to long!  Oh well, I guess it's a good thing that I need powdered skull in a new potion recipe then!!!

Remember I will hopefully be back later today or tomorrow with more pictures from the outside and inside but for now I must part!

Also to win the prizes from the sponsors today, remember to comment on everyone's post from today!!!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Day 30...adornments...

Hello lovelies, I don't think I found anymore of my non mushy brain but I did come up with a project I haven't shown yet!!!  Does that count?  Oh well.  Today I have for you two very lovely altered dominoes.  They are going to be part of a jewelry set I am making for a friend, but alas the set is not complete yet, so I am just showing the 2 pieces.  I again used the Quoth the Raven set from Smeared Ink!

I totally have to go and set up everything for tomorrow and take pictures so you can see everything!!!  I will talk to you later!

C-YA Tomorrow!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Tiddly inks digi winner....

is SUGAR!!!!!  Congrats sugar, please contact Alison for info!

Day 29...Nevermore Chunky ATC

OH MY GODDESS!!!!!!!!!!  It is the 29th of October and I am no where near finished decorating for Halloween!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I have so much to do!!!!!!  

Ok Welcome to today's rendition of WTF am I gonna make now!!!!  LMAO!   No really, I am all out of ideas, yeah there are gazillions more potions to make, but really I've already shown those umpteen times, there's cards, picture frames, lots of things really that I have already done!  So why not a Chunky ATC!  I found these little beauties back in September during the Practical Magic Blog party and although I don't make them the same way Susan did, they are still different than a normal ATC!!!  Anyway, I will be putting a tutorial up on Smeared and Smudged about these, sometime today!!! So for now, I used the Quoth the Raven set from Smeared Ink, black card, white cardstock, printer paper, and lots and lots of watered down PVA(elmer's) glue!!!Oh and a little distress inks as well!!! 
front view

side view

back view

the opposited of the other side, side view

see look it folds flat so you can store it with other ATCs!

Oh MY that is a horrible picture, but look it pop up to stand up on it's own!!!

K, now that you have enterd a mind that is somewhat confused and exhausted, please find your way out, cause honestly it's not big enough to support more than one at a time and right now I still occupy it!!!
Make your way to the sidebar for the list of wicked bloggers, leave me some love, go visit them, leave them some love, and then come back tomorrow where I may have been able to find a little more of my brain that is not mush!  Although, don't count on it!!!

No really!

C-TA Tomorrow!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Day 28....

Hello Lovelies!  Today we have a wonderful sponsor for this 28th day of 31!!!!  That would be Tiddly Inks!  So you know what that means.  Look for the clue somewhere in my post, and then find what you need to find and email me HERE!

As you can see I could not come up with a name for this post!  Mostly because it is so stinking cute I made myself sick!  I can't believe I made something CUTE!  It's not even cute in a creepy sort of way it's just, Cute!  I couldn't help it though!  I saw this little witch and knew she had to be colored and put on something somewhere!!!  So what better way to use her than to put her on something that wasn't staying in my house!!!!  LOL  I mean, come on, I guess there is a normal person in me somewhere but that doesn't mean I want that bitch to stay!!!  Nope, I'll let her come out and do what she needs to do then I banish her right back to where she came from!!!  AAANNDDD get rid of all the evidence that she ever existed!!!  So that's what happened when this card was created!!! 

See I told you she was cute!  To cute for words!!! 
Now remember the 31 Days of Halloween tab at the top is where you will find the rules and regs.  Leave me some love and head on over to the sidebar to see what all the other wicked bloggers have made for you today!  Hopefully my cuteness disease is not contagious and they have created something wicked!!!
Did you know that Rock-n-Rolla has lost her skate?  Can you help her find it!

C-YA Tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Winner for the Strange skin Digi

If your looking for the Bombshell blog hop or day 27 of 31 scroll to the next post please!!!

Hey ladies, I am back with the winner from yesterdays post! 

True Random Number Generator

Min: 1

Max: 8



That's Tracey McLeod!!!

Alison will be in touch with you soon!

Day 27 of 31 Days and Bombshell Blog Hop

Hello everyone!  I am so happy you stopped by today!  If you are here for 31 days, welcome back, if you are here for the Bombshell Blog Hop, Welcome!!!  It's so nice to see everyone today! 

This month for the hop Kas, or blog hop captain, decided that our theme would be easy.  She said: this has got to be the easiest Bombshell Bloghop to join in on!! Halloween and/or Day of the Dead. If you have a Bombshell have no excuse. I don't care if it's name it, It just has to be Halloween! Now you should have come from Cheryls blog, but if not that's ok.  Just head on over to the Bombshell Blog to start your journey! Once you get back here continue your journey by visiting Anita Marie  I created a photo frame with sugar skulls, Mi Amor, and Alter Skulls.  These are all Bombshell stamp sets by the way!!! 

Notice the texture, it's paper tape, gesso, and cheese cloth! (ok I was out of chees cloth so it is bandage gauze, still works the same!!)

Here are some detail shots!

Remember to be eligible to win the prizes you have to comment!  31 day hoppers the prizes are in the tab at the top of the post!  Bombshell hoppers here is your prize!

Thank you for joining me today and I will.....

C-YA Tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Day 26...Story Time


Hey guys, I just wanted to let everyone know that Terra is very sick as well as her kiddies so Alison and I will be handeling the sponsors.  So please email your responses to me(Kelli) here.  Today's sponsor is Strange Skin and there is a clue somewhere in my post about what to look for!!!  Now I know you have all been waiting for the winner of the devil doll digi so without further ado the winner is..... LADY BRAYTON!!!  LB Alison will be emailing you soon, I believe! 

Now on to Story Time:

Hello everyone who has come to my friend Kelli's blog today!  My name is a secret but I can tell you this, I am a 7th year muggle born student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.  Some would tell you I am the smartest to attend in ages, but I don't like to brag about myself!  I am on a secret mission for our Potions Master of the school.  You see some of our potions that we make require special ingredients  that your can only get from a muggle or from the muggle world.  Since I am muggle born, it was decided that I get them. 

So story time you ask, well that doesn't mean I am going to read you a story.  That means that I am going to show you my secret story time book!!
Isn't it cute!  Just a pocket size book of Poe.  I think it is wonderful.  Want to see more pages? OK!

Ok so it's a picture book!  Are you saying you have never looked at a picture book before?  That's what I thought!!  Now want to know a secret?  Look at the 2nd page again!
That's a secret compartment that's what that is!!!  Where else did you think I was going to hide my smuggled in potions ingredients?   Did you know that Mike has lost his Jack-o-lantern! Can you help him find it!  Anyway I digress...

Today, I am carrying crystalized human blood(given freely I might add), frog eyes(I really don't know why he couldn't get these in diagon alley, something about no harvesting with magic), and lastly belladonna(that's just for me to use in case a muggle is smart enough to find my secret compartment)! So I hope you have all learned the importance of  story time today!  I hope you come back tomorrow!!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Day 25...Arachnophobia

Hello lovelies, today I have decided to play along with the Smeared and Smudged Oh! The Horror! Challenge.  This months movie is Arachnophobia, which I must admit I have a case of!! LOL  I do not like the spiders at all!!!!!   So it was very hard for me to make this.  The prize this month is a Halloween Color Mixed Media Kit from Gauche Alchemy!!  I totally love their stuff!  You have until October 31st to submit your creation to be eligible to win the prize!!!!  Ok so here is my card.  The base is a piece of patterned cardstock that I have had forever, I just added some glitter, and the spider is part of a digi kit that I got from digiscraps3

So remember to leave me some love then head on over to all the other wicked bloggers listed on the sidebar to be eligible to win some wicked awesome prizes!!!  You can check these prizes out by clicking on the 31 days of Halloween tab at the top of my page!!!

C-YA Tomorrow!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Day 24....Nevermore

Hello Lovelies, Welcome back to day 24.  If you joined me yesterday for my Tea Party, thank you so very much for coming.  If not, you missed out!  Just sayin.!!!  Since yesterday's post was quite long today's will be short and to the point. 

Today I offer you an ATC featuring the Quoth the Raven Stamp set from Smeared Ink

There was really no coloring involved...all the color seen is done using distress inks and sponges.  The skull in stamped with Memento Ink, tuxedo black, and the wings and Nevermore are stamped with Versafine Ink, Onyx Black. 

Told you it would be short, leave me some love and go and see all the other wicked bloggers.  Rules and regs at the top in a tab and list on the sidebar! 

C-YA tomorrow!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Day 23... Welcome to My Tea Party!!!

OK it's here! I am so so so so excited!!!!!  I waited all month for this!!!   We are having a Tea Party under the Halloween Moon!!!  Me and about 100 other bloggers are having one huge party!  This was all thought up by Anna at Frosted Petunias and her craft studio witch Lucinda!  They have wanted to have a Candle light tea party for a loooooonnnnnnggggg time!!!  Well with the help of a hundred or so others Anna is getting her wish! 

I had this great Tea Party planned and then 2 of my partiers had to go to New Jersey for an Ultimate tournament but that's OK there was still one left besides me and we did party!!!  Now all you 31 dayers may be wondering what the heck a tea party has to do with a stamped project for the 31 days of Halloween.  Well let me tell you.  I stamped the cups we drank out of, the napkins we dabbed the corners of our mouths with and the plates our yummy goodies sat on!!!!!  Yep I did!  Wanna see the cups?  OK here!

Aren't they the cutest!  These are both images from a stamp set called Fae's from Smeared Ink. I totally love this set and thought the whimsicality of it was perfect for a tea party!  I even stamped the goodie boxes and treats that we packed and gave to the neighbor!
So now your probably saying OK what about these goodies and where is the moon!!!  I'm getting there!!

OK our Menu included: Lady Grey Tea, Earl Grey Tea, Black Pearl Tea, Spearmint tea, and Mandarin orange tea, Baked Brie with Garlic Toasts, and Caramel Apple Cupcakes.  Yep I'm drinking tea as we speak,err while I type, you know what I mean!  I always have tea,no  matter what, I think I get a new flavor every time I go to the store!  I guess you could say I love me some tea!!!  OK, so on with the goodies!!!  I had been talking to my friend Terra about these cupcakes all month, cause you know today was not the first day I had them, anyway she kept saying she wanted the recipe so I decided to give it to everyone!!!

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Ingredients needed:  1 1/4 cups flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. salt, 2 eggs, at room temperature, 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 cup veggie oil, 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract, 1 lb apples( that's usually 2 nice size apples.  You can use any kind you want, I like to use 1/2 granny smith and 1/2 Macintosh or gala)(peeled and shredded), 1 1/2 cups chewy caramel candies(about 25), and 1 tbsp heavy cream.

What to do:  Preheat oven to 350*, line a cupcake pan with baking liners.  In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.  In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, brown sugar and granulated sugar until smooth.  Whisk in the oil and vanilla.  Stir into the flour mixture until just combined.  This will be kind of thick.  Stir in the apples.  Spoon batter into the prepared pan until almost full.(usually a little over 1/3 of a cup each for me).  Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until done.(it takes 28 min in my gas oven).Let cool slightly in pan then transfer to a rack to cool completely.  It is very important that they be cooled completely!  In a small bowl, microwavable bowl, combine the caramels and cream. Microwave for 1 minute on medium power, then stir; repeat in 30-second intervals until melted and smooth. 
The first time I made these I let the caramel cool then spread it like a frosting on the cupcakes.  This time I poured it onto the cupcakes while it was still hot.... you decide what you want to do!

Baked Brie:  You need one puff pastry sheet, thawed, and one wheel of brie.  Put the thawed puff pastry sheet on a non stick baking sheet.  Place brie in the middle, fold the pastry up over the cheese so it is covered.  Sprinkle with salt and bake at 350* for 25 minutes.  Cool for 10 before serving.  Garlic toasts: baguette bread sliced thin, garlic oil.  I don't know if you can buy garlic oil but I make my own and that's easy too.  Just take a whole head of garlic and chop it really fine( you can use a food processor) put in a air tight container with enough olive oil to cover and let sit on counter.  Depending on how much garlic you use depends on how long it lasts.  I use garlic in everything so it doesn't last long for me but it will stay fresh out on the counter, if sealed properly for 2 months.  Maybe longer.   Anyway, brush the bread with the oil and bake until crispy.  I put it in the oven for the 10 minutes that the brie is cooling. 

So now that you are starving and ready for a snack let me show you some more pictures from the tea party and then you can be off to see the other  wicked bloggers for the 31 days of Halloween and also head on over to Frosted Petunias for the rest of the blog roll!!!

Sorry the pictures of the moon aren't so great!  I don't have a very good camera yet, but there it is out in the open and playing peek-a-boo with my tree in the front yard!!!

I hope you have enjoyed and I will...
C-YA tomorrow!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Day 22....Bombshell Monthly DT Challenge

Anyone up for some Apple Spooktini's, or some Monster Margarita's? Thought so!!!   Today I am showing a card I made for the Challenge issued by Maryann Kay Ms. October on the Bombshell forum. So the challenge was to make a invitation with a pocket.  So that's what I did!  It's so time to get some drinks on girls!  Heck, you don't even have to RSVP just show up, there's always plenty and if we run out, well hell I know where the store is!!!  So come on over and let's get our drink on! 

Hey did you know that we have a brand spankin new Bombshell Stamp Blog????  Nope, well it just started, go check it out!  After of course you leave me some love and check out all the other wicked bloggers?

C-YA Tomorrow with my Tea Party!!!