Monday, October 6, 2008

Halloween Crazy & 5 more weeks

I can't believe the baby will be here in 5 weeks and 2 days (not that I'm counting or anything). His furniture was delivered this past Friday, so we need to get his room finished up. It's a lot easier the 2nd time around since we don't have to get nearly as much stuff. But still, we need to get busy.

This little guy is going to be a tank. At my ultrasound last Tuesday they estimated he weighed 6 lbs. 3 oz. With 6 more weeks at that point he will likely be over 9 pounds. I guess I am glad now I have to have another C-section. No pushing that "big" boy out!

I got to spend a lot of time making some Halloween projects this weekend. I also made a mini-coaster album and matching card for my Dad for his birthday. It felt good to get some projects done. It was nice to get on a roll and feel the creativity flowing.

I just love this time of year, but I always find too many holiday craft projects that I want to do. Here are pictures of the projects I did this weekend:

Altered letters using Color Me Daisy's Halloween Kit papers and rub-ons, plus MS decorative tape, sequins, bling and ribbon:

Spooky Banner using Color Me Daisy's Halloween Kit papers. I used my Cricut to cut out the letters and a Cuttlebug die to cut the small Halloween die cuts. Also used the MS pumpkin border punch to create an outline for the flags and MS pumpkin punch for the bottoms where the borders came together. I used pop dots on the letters and the small die cuts to give some dimension.

This Halloween wreath was from a Martha Stewart craft kit. Instead of glittering the leaves as suggested I mixed the glitter with diamond glaze and brushed it on each leaf. It gives a shiny sparkly effect, without as much of a glitter mess.

My Dad's birthday is tommorrow, so I made him this mini-coaster album from some Basic Grey papers some buttons and letter stickers. I sandpapered the edges of the pages and the pictures. Pictures are from their visit in August. I love the pictures of my Dad and Nicholas, they just make me happy.

More Halloween projects. I bought a couple of wood signs and painted them. Then used Stickles to give some sparkle to the letters. For the pumpkins I mixed art glitter with diamond glaze and brushed it over the painted pumpkins to give it some sparkle and shine. Then I backed the whole sign with black glitter felt to help the letters stand out. These just make me smile, with the bright Halloween colors.

Close up of the pumpkins

And last but not least, the matching card I made to for my Dad to go with the mini-album.


Linda Beeson said...

Love your altered letters! What fun projects.

muirwoodsue said...

Oh my gosh! You have been busy. What great halloween projects. Your dad will love his coaster album. Maybe instead of the "nesting" stage you are in the creating stage! Great job!

J. Stitches said...

I absolutely LOVE you Halloween creations! They're gorgeous!

Kristii said...

Love all your halloween goodies!! Thinking of you girl!! Hoping all is going well!!

Deanna said...

awesome project Michelle! Can't believe the baby will be here so quickly! Hope you're hangin' in there!