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Saturday, September 16, 2017


Halloween would not be complete without a trip to Grimsley Village.  Last year we visited Dr. Deranged (the Mad Scientist) and this year it the town’s Forsaken Cemetery.
The cemetery gates have been locked for years, no one goes in and no one comes out.
Buried behind the gates are some infamous characters like Dracula and the members of the Usher family. 
Thankfully, Dracula’s coffin is chained and locked.
Ghosts float in an out of the tombs, crypts, and mausoleums.
Looks like Anita finally got a shovel but it seems that she has left some of her parts behind.
It’s rumored that a werewolf stalks the ground.  The locals lock themselves in their homes on a full moon.
This project is packed with all kinds of goodies.  Most of the large pieces are made from kits making the project easier.  The fabulous front gate is new and really sets the stage.

I’ve used a cool product called Elements to line the open grave, give texture and sparkle to trees and vines. 

Would you believe that the lighted columns are made from toilet paper tubes and tea lights.

To complement this project I have a new “Forsaken Cemetery” collage sheet and digital image set.

This sheet is packed with gruesome statues, tombstones, gargoyles, and creatures of the night.

This collage sheet contains 15 different lanterns with two of each style of lantern for a total of 30 images.

This set includes all of the gruesome images from the Forsaken Cemetery Collage Sheet and many more for a total of 54 images.  Included are:
14 Tombstones, 10 Statues, 4 Gargoyles, 6 Stone Plaques, 9 Tomb Entrances, Doors, Roof & Other Architectural Pieces, 6 Creatures, 2 Stone Drapes, 2 Moons and 1 Shovel

Sit back and relax as I reveal the secrets of the Forsaken Cemetery.



Saturday, September 2, 2017


Smell My Feet
Give Me Something Good to Eat
This Halloween themed ATC triptych is inspired by the new Halloween Darlings, Little Demons & Halloween Dress Up Collage Sheets at Alpha Stamps.  I love the whimsical children with pumpkin, animal and skull heads.  There were so many great images that I decided to decorate both the back and front of the cards.

To complement the children, I created a NEW Halloween Bags & Balloons Collage Sheet.  Click on the picture to purchase.
The bag images have tabs that you can fold; add some ribbon and you have 3-D Trick-or-Treat bags.
To dress up the kid's outfits, I used 4mm orange buttons, a miniature buckle, green acrylic cabochons (as eyes) and a black crescent moon bead.
I glued the wire to the balloons to make them look like they are floating.
The bases of the cards are made up of wrought iron chipboard sets.  I decided to cut-up the decorative overlays and paint them to compliment the paper.  
To embellish the cards, I added black acrylic bats and a cat.
I used Halloween Black Foil Stripes Scrapbook paper for the background and glued the hinges in place before adding the paper.