Oct 30, 2015

UnBOOlievable Blog Hop


Double, double toil and trouble. Welcome to the "UnBoolievable" Blog Hop.Join us if you dare for a Halloween scare. We're calling all goblins, ghost, and creatures of the night! So creep, float or crawl through our blog hop if you dare. We’ve had so much fun creating this hop, and we have a spooky 
lineup with some very talented creators. You will see some spectacular spooky projects along the way having to do with a Halloween theme and have a chance to win some spookish blog candy along the way. This is a one-day blog hop that is sure to be full of Gremlins, Goblins, Ghoulies, Ghosties and witches on brooms. So be sure to grab your warm potion of choice and get ready to creep, float or crawl through our blog hop if you dare!

Greetings on this Spooktacular day!

I decided to raid my granddaughter's scrapbook for one of my favorite LO's! 
(that is code for I had so much to do I didn't have time to make something new!) 

Am I the only one who buys those cute holiday paper packs and then doesn't know how to use the paper because the paper is so cute you don't want to cover it up? 

I learned this technique at a class at Mega Meet and I have used it many times because I hate covering up the cuteness! 

I used my Exacto knife (make sure you have something underneath before you cut!) and cut the shapes on the paper. I then slid my photos behind in the slits and used pop dots to give it a 3D effect. My little ghosts are from Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up and I am not sure what font I used to cut the letters out on my Cricut. 

Turns out I had more time than I thought 
(Okay I stayed up till 2 AM) 

I wanted to add a cute card I made last night. 
This is part of a FREE cut file (if you spend 9.99) 
from SVG Cuts. I love everything they make so it wasn't hard to find 2 collections so I could get the files for free! 

Hope you enjoyed my hop! 
Your next scarry experience is .... 


1. Lisa - http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com
2. Charmagne - Sanurascraps.blogspot.com
3. Sandy -http://simplycraftycreationsbysandys.blogspot.com
4. Connie - http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
6. Alicia - http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com
7. Jearise - http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com
8. Daphne- http://craftyscrapsofstuff.blogspot.com
9. Angela - www.crazy3monkeys.blogspot.com
10. Jessica - http://www.craftinandstampin.blogspot.com
11. Anna - http://grumpygrandmacreations.blogspot.com/ (you are here)
12. Miranda - www.nanasscrapspot.com  (go here NEXT !!)
13. Rhonda - craftingwithblue.blogspot.com
14. Holli - http://sunflowerholli.blogspot.com
15. Sarah - http://www.sarahbiswabic.blogspot.com
16. Rebecca - http://www.stampandscrapstudio.blogspot.com
17. Theresa - http://scrapsbygracie.blogspot.com

Oct 8, 2015

Talk about slacking!!! 

Been a super busy month for me, school starting for my granddaughter. 
Helping my son with his last military move (and the worst one yet!) 

Working on my secret project for what I hope is my dream come true. 

And now sewing for Halloween AND I got a job at Michaels!! WOOT
I love M's and can't wait to be part of the family there and get that 30% discount!  Can I get an Amen for discounts! 

I had to take a break to make a baby shower gift for my great niece. 
Her baby shower is this Saturday...Makes me feel sooo old!!! 

I decided to make a sign for Abraham's bedroom wall and a night light, 
using my wonderful Cricut Explore !! 

For the wall art, I painted a canvas red and then white. 
Then added the Oracal 651 vinyl letters and waves 
Then roughed up the edges to bring the red out again. 
Super simple!

Here is the glass block light

I purchased the glass block with a 50% off coupon 
at Michaels. That made it about $5.50.  I had the spool of ribbon
in my stash and cut all the nautical themed shapes out 
of the Oracal 651 vinyl.  And I fully admit to snatching this idea
off of Pinterest! 

Both crafts were super easy and only took about 30 min. each.
Honestly, it took me longer to find the cut files and size them. 

Stay tuned for my next blog hop! October 31st!!