Monday, October 24, 2011

Woo Hoo, Witchy Woman...

...See how high she flies.

Susan chose the witch from Happy Hauntings for this weeks challenge at BBTB2.
I love all things Halloween, so I really enjoyed this weeks cut.
Now normally, I'm an angel (cough cough), but I broke out my alter ego for this project :-)
Come join us this week with your witchy creation!

PP - BG Eerie, and BG Crude
Letters - My Little Shoebox
Charm - Frost Creek
Witch cut at 2.75"

Monday, October 10, 2011

What hill? I don't remember any hill.

Agnes chose the cut at BBTB2 this week and she chose the vulture from Life's a Party.

I will be perfectly honest here and tell you, I will be the big 40 this year, so that was my inspiration for my party set.

I started with the tombstone, which I cut at 11”, and then decided to perch the vulture on top (cut at 5”). The skulls around the bottom of the tombstone weren’t part of that cut. They actually are in the section with the pirate party cuts, but that’s another great thing about this cartridge, you can mix and match different embellishments. The wording was cut from Plantin Schoolbook, set at ¾”.

The next thing I made was the invitation. I cut it at 5.5”. The brackets are actually from the “RIP” cupcake topper, but I thought they looked great on here also.

And what’s an over the hill party without a couple of jabs at the birthday girl/guy? The glasses were cut at 4” and the favor/gift box was cut at 10 ¾”.

Monday, October 3, 2011

See Spot....Disappear

There was a stain on my son's carpet for over a year now. I have no idea what the stain was, but commercial carpet cleaners would not take it off. I made my own cleaner today, out of sheer desperation, to get this stain off. Well guess what. It worked. I'm amazed how something so simple could work so well.



Take one tablespoon of Dawn dishwashing detergent (the original blue kind), and one tablespoon of white vinegar and mix into two cups of warm water. Apply this mixture to your stain using a damp washcloth. Rub until stain is gone. Rinse out your washcloth and dab area on carpet until it doesn't feel like there's any soap left. Take a paper towel and blot the spot to remove any excess moisture. Stand back and marvel at your clean carpet. :-)