Monday, September 27, 2010

{Halloween} Creative Decorating

What's the most creative decoration you've made for Halloween?

I love putting on Halloween Town on the TV and getting creative with the kids this time of year. And I've been known to get a little holiday nuts at the office with Photoshop. Victorian images and pumpkins, need I say more? It screamed... "off with their heads!" . My mother's response was to come over less frequently. She was a little chicken with those pumpkin heads frames over my buffet. I have no idea why.

I'm partial to grabbing a slab of air dry clay and shaping it into whatever ghost, ghoul or pumpkin is fluttering in my manic brain.

The year I found one of my favorite folk artist, Catherine Holman, I was so inspired by her work I sat down and painted a haunted version of a house.

I had fun making an artist trading card with an image of my great grandmother. I turned her into a witch. My mother of course told me that Grandma Harmon was going to haunt me for that.

So all these past projects made me wonder, what do other people do to feather their nest around this time of year? I went nuts over a super cool pumpkin tutorial I found at Smilemonsters blog. This lady went to town with a drier vent, paint and primer. Added some twigs and leaves and in the end was the proud owner of an amazing pumpkin! I give her two thumbs up.... and two toes!

So leave me a comment with your spooky best!


Thursday, September 23, 2010

{FREEBIE} Bookmarks

Hello sweet friends,
I wanted to share a FREE bookmark with you all. It's a fun way to spread the word about my business while encouraging reading :) So, get a hauntingly good book and put her there! Feel free to print these and hand out to trick or treaters or for your kids class treat bags. These are NOT for commercial use. If you are interested in them for commercial use please contact me to discuss.


Sunday, September 19, 2010

{A Candy Shop} Disney World

The candy shops on Maine Street and at Down Town Disney are a must see. We always take a peek at the new creative treats that line the display cases. Here are a few of the eye popping goodies we saw on vacation.

I know you've seen this already but, they are so stinkin cute I had to post it again.

These cupcakes were a treat from our server at one of the Disney restaurants since we were celebrating our anniversary. We can never get away the actual week of our anniversary, so when we're down a few weeks latter we get our anniversary buttons and smooch! The kids squeal "gross"!


Saturday, September 18, 2010

{Disney} trip sketch

Hi friends,
Just unpacking and thought I'd do a quick post. Here's a little art journal summary of our trip. Hubby and I had fun with the kids. I'll be posting some pics soon. More to come!

P.S. Check out the Mickey Apples! I love the creativity that Disney incorporates into every thing. From the candied apples, to the towels folded into animals in your hotel room.


Friday, September 10, 2010

{Halloween} Postcard

Hi there!
As my father would say, "I'm up to my arm pits in alligators". I've had a busy week and about to turn the corner to some welcome down time. But, no worries! I'll be back in a short bit with some new fun designs and crazy stories before you know it.
Don't forget to checkout the Halloween Postcard.

It's a fun little template ready for your photos. If you're not a PhotoShop pro I can place the image and edit the text for an additional fee.


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Vintage Seashore Postcard

Happy Labor Day Friends!
I hope everyone's enjoying a nice long weekend with loved ones. My girls have enjoyed having friends over for a slumber party and along with lots of snuggle time with mommy.

I'm now offering Layered Photoshop templates for photographers and the advanced digi-scrapping mom's out there. The item featured in this post is a fun vintage seashore postcard. Learn more here.
Also, if you're a mom who doesn't own Adobe PhotoShop, but would like to have her kids in this postcard, for 9.99 I'll put your photo in and put your text in. You would receive by email a .jpg file ready to be printed at home, or by your local copy shop.


Saturday, September 4, 2010

{Halloween} Little Witch Paper Dolls

I remember spending hours with my paper dolls as a little girl. And with Halloween just around the corner I had to create my newest paper doll, Little Witch. She is available in Caucasian and African American. Other nationalities can be created upon request for an additional small fee.

My Little Witch comes ready for Fall Fun. She has her trick or treat bucket, a caramel apple, candy, a broom, a spirited costume with matching shoes, sunglasses, and a pumpkin cupcake!


Friday, September 3, 2010

A New Friend & A Party

Hi Friends, I have a new friend to introduce you to. A sweet lady who also happens to be a fabulous photographer!

Jeannine and I met when she placed an order for her little one's birthday decorations. You can check out her photography at

So, I just got a sweet email from Jeannine with photos of her party! Jeannine did a great job decorating. She said everyone had a great time.


All Photos in this post taken by Jeannine at bubble and squeak photography