Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Lisa Kettell~Witch’s Tea Party!

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Saturday, I went to Piddlestixs in Lafayette, NJ owned by Lisa Kettell.  This was soooo much fun and I went with my girlfriend, Geralyn from Greetings from Geralyn in celebration of our birthdays.   I will give you a tour of Piddlestixs:


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Lisa’s Mom, Joan did these awesome atc cards:


IMG_1038Here a few more of her store:

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Love these doll faces that Lisa hand paints.  Ok, on to the party!  We started the party creating our own witches hats:

IMG_1074 We started with these hats and Lisa was soooo generous with her stash.  While we were creating our hats Lisa showed us how to do various flowers.

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This is the gift I gave her, doesn’t she look fabulous in it!


I covered the top of my hat with this flocked fabric and kept adding….


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Just love this color combo.  This is my final creation:

IMG_1093 You can’t tell but I have spray glitter all threw my hair.  Here is Geralyn:

IMG_1092 IMG_1099 IMG_1108 IMG_1114 And here are all the ladies that attended the party.IMG_1116IMG_1036 This is Diana who makes some fabulous fired jewelry.  She has her things displayed at Piddlestixs, her web:  Suburban Girl Studio.  She was so generous and gave Geralyn and I a gift for our birthdays.  Thanks, Diana that was so sweet!

And this is her wonderful husband who was a good sport and helped us threw the night.

IMG_1095 IMG_1068 I would love to share with you the wonderful Adam’s Family dinner we had but my battery in my camera had die by now… I’m sure you’re glad it did…lol  sorry this is so long!  But, I had such a great time and I’ll leave you with the goodie bags Lisa and Diana where so generous to give us. 

IMG_1047 Pink pumpkins, how cool where they!  We  made our way through historic Lafayette listing to tales of an eerie past, walking with our hats and lanterns to the home of David Messineo, Publisher/Executive Editor of Sensations Magazine and The Six Centuries Club, who recently received a 2009 New Jersey State Jefferson Award for Public Service.  He finish the night with tales of a dark history filled with stories of Salem and several poems written by David.

I’m leaving for London tomorrow so, I wish youIMG_1100 and a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!  Thank you Lisa for a spook~tacular day!  Hugz, Z

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Graphic 45~Hallowe’en in Wonderland

Just wanted to share with you a blog I found, Laura from The Vintage Key who created this adorable top hat.  How great would this be on a table as a favor with everyone name on it.  Here is my version of  her top hat. 

IMG_1030  IMG_1028 I love the little bat stick pin which I added crystals.  I made a crepe paper rose, the paper flower is using Tim’s tattered rose die.

I made this for someone special.   I didn’t get to finished the inside so, I hope she loves it.IMG_1031 I have one more post before I leave I hope to have it posted by this week before I go.  Lisa Kettell’s  from Piddlestixs,“Witch Tea Party”  so, much fun!  Hugz, Z

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Let’s Get Shabby~Challenge #16

This month’s Let’s Get Shabby Challenge is a two part challenge, the first is to decide between two kitchens.  I choose Kitchen number one.

challenge 16This was a hard challenge for me as my colors are very bold.  My kitchen is egg yolk yellow, black and white.  You see the small trivet in my layout ~the chef eating the spaghetti?  That is where  I got my inspiration for my kitchen.  The black and white tile in the back ground is fake.  lol  I painfully, took a level and painter’s tape and mapped it out and just painted it.  Everyone one who sees it thinks it’s real tile.

IMG_1018 Part two of the challenge was to add one piece of fabric, two die cut shapes and three colours from your chosen kitchen that will need to be your dominant colours.  I’ve chosen white, yellow and teal.  My fabric reminds me of a vintage table runner and I added the ruffle because it reminds me of the old aprons the ladies wore in the kitchen.  My two die cuts is the chocolate cupcake which is my favorite dessert and the wooden spoon I used to add my title.

The little girl I bought at a craft show many years ago, I keep it on my ledge to remind me of Gabby and it makes me smile every time I see it.  Also, love my egg people!  Here’s a close up of them.

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Aren’t they cute!  I always wanted to add to this collection but have never seen anymore like them?  I also, choose the black and white because in my previous house I had a cow kitchen, which now is paired down to just my mudroom area. 

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Thanks, for joining me in my kitchen.  Celebrating my birthday Sunday!  :o)  I’ll leave for London next week to visit Gabby so, I hope to be able to post one more time before I leave.  Have a great weekend.  Hugz, Z

Monday, October 11, 2010

Finished my classes from Carol Wingert

Here is my box I did~I added the zipper rose and framed the inside so you could read what type of cigar box I used:

IMG_1003IMG_1005IMG_1006Here is my other class, just love this book!

IMG_0989  IMG_0992This is the inside which has an envelope flap on the left and the right has flip pages.

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There is one more page that I still have to add and I still have to do the other side of each page.  I really enjoyed this class.  Thanks again to Carol and her wonderful creations.  Hugz, Z