Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween ~My Cricut Cake has arrived and put to work~

Me, Dusty, and Cooper

Me, Colten, Cooper

Daddy (I made him sit on the pumpkin)

Colten and Colby


Trick or Treat Sky

Dusty as Twiddle Dee

Hello all my oh my have I had a time trying to post these pics!! They kept going into cyberspace or somewhere??? LOL! They have skipped around played around on me to the point I will just have to update them "edit' later. I wanted to wish everyone a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!! My Cricut cake arrived and we made the skulls on the cupcakes. I love it ,it works fabulous!!! Sorry about the pic order>>>????? The boys helped with the cupcakes and of course eating them. I have a fabulous entry for you tomorrow so please check will be my first post as a DT member with Say it With Letter's you really need to check out the DT work this week....WOW, and a excellent tutorial !!!! So many great ideas for up coming season!!! This week will be a fabulous one at Everthing Etsy so check it out ...prizes too!! The boys loved Halloween I hope yours was wonderful...if ya celebrate it! If not have a wonderful night....Cyber Hugs, Dawn Gallop

While Trick or Treating

Dusty helping with the cupcakes

The cupcakes Dusty, Cooper and the Cricut Cake made

Cupcakes skulls made with the Cricut Cake

Cooper adding sprinkles lots of them

Dusty and Me

Cricut Cake


Cricut Cake

Friday, October 29, 2010

Haunted Spirit House for the Love of Halloween

Full View

Back view

Inside view (clay pot)

Front door

front door skull view

Inside drawer handmade pants

A sunrise this week in my front yard

Carol Owen signing my copy of her books

Carol Owen and I

Wizard Hats pre cooked

Wizard Hats cooked
see recipe below.

Hello again,
I know it has been one of those weeks....getting class stuff ready for teaching, DT projects, and finishing up other projects.  Not to mention this is the week before Halloween and alot of activities.  We have been having fun getting ready for Halloween. Despite this continued leg pain...I still try to keep going .  The recipe I wanted to share with ya...for the day. Recipe can be found magazine Vol. 7, No. 18, October 31, 2002 edition. These are a favorite of the children. Found on page 44 of the magazine cookbook they call them Abracadabra Hats.....we call them wizard hats, big Harry Potter fans here!!!!!
                        Abracadabra Hats
         1 package of Pillsbury Crescent rolls
      1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves (I used Italian seasoning)                                                                        16 turkey pepperoni slices (I used a star and biscuit cutter to make stars/moons)
          salami sticks (I use cheese sticks and or turkey cocktail wienie's)
     2 cups pizza or marinara sauce (I serve with angel hair pasta)
I use my Pampered Chef stone, roll out the dinner rolls preheat oven to 375* roll the wienie's up into the wide ends to create a brim. I have also used cheese sticks. Sprinkle with spices,  Cut out the moons/stars and place on top of hats.  Bake for 12 minutes.Just toooo tooo cute!!

The Halloween spirit house I have created started with a trip to Ornamentea  where I signed up for a class with Carol Owen. An amazing artist who also has a book and is in several others books as a guest artist. She signed my books, and taught us a tremendous amount of knowledge. We all had a blast met some awesome ladies. Pam treated us for lunch on Sunday, thanks Pam! Carol and I had lunch together at McDonald's Saturday together. Just fun fun fun!! It was well needed relaxing weekend. We made our spirit house on Saturday and finished up the drawer on Sunday and of course some decorating. As usual all my goodies are at home so I wait until I get home to decorate. I worked on it Monday and finished up on Tuesday...found out the challenge of the week over at Simon Says Stamp was something scary...well I think I covered that!!!
So this creation is entered in that awesome challenge. There are of course Tim Holtz products, Golden paints, Martha Stewart punches, copper roof with the Sizzix TH die used thru the Cuttlebug. Patina, dollar store skulls, the tiny skulls are handmade by me using paper clay. Copics used to color them airbrushed. The sign in the back is Pink Paislee. I hope you like it!! Have a WONDERFUL HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!
Dawn Gallop

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tim Holtz Inspired Quilt A challenge for Simon Says Stamp Blog

Full View 40 squares

All different techniques

Door knob My title is Open your Doors to Creativity!!!!

Hello everyone,

They are having a fabulous challenge over at Simon Says Stamp this week.....anything but a card. Well I just knew my altered quilt was perfect for the challenge.  I am always buying from them...oh my!!! Lots of products I used came from Simon Says Stamp......but of course right~~ there are over 40 squares. Each one having a different technique. Using loads of Tim's products. The door handle is one I found for .77 cents at Lowe's.  The flower is made from a punch and pieced together. The Marvy embossing Pansey....I just added layers and cuts....then attached with a Imaginisce I-top....which I love!! The stamens are colored with Copics. So many techniques.....I also used Ice Resin. Make sure you check out Tim's book for your inspiration.  The metal is Ten Second Studio which they sale too!! Gotta love it!! The whole quilt is made from grunge board. I used E 6000 for my adhesive. One of my favs. Hope you like it!! Fun fun fun!!
Just a quick note my dd is Korea by now but I still have not heard from is driving me nuts!! I have texted her and I don't know anything about the cell phone service in Seoul South Korea. She is in the Army and just left Tuesday here for her new duty station. Pleae keep her in your prayer's.....THANKS!!! A huge cyber hug to all!! Have a WONDERFUL INSPIRED weekend!! I will be in class all weekend......until then!!! XXXX Dawn Gallop

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Imaginisce Card using Copics

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Crystal and Jessica





Dusty, Cody, and Colby
Hello all,

I made this cute little card to make in a Copics Technique Class...learning Cool Gray's. We used C1-C9.  The stamps are Imaginisce and are still available at the store. All About Scrapbooks. That same night we also made this adorable card Give Me a Call Sometime, that Chris gave me permission to teach for a Digi technique using Cool Gray's. Too too cute!! The card is made from Bazzill paper that I used the Silhouette SD to cute the scalloped card. Love it!! The transparencies are a wonderful gift from my dear friend/student Beverly.....she has provided us with tons of transparencies for many of the classes. I ran it thru my laser printer and had the cob web in the cut out. Sakura white pen. Fun simple card...which you know simple is hard for me!! LOL!! Thanks everyone for the well wishes...this sciatic nerve pain is no fun. I feel that if I could just rest it would heal. The boys just keep me too busy. I wanted to share these fun pics of the boys the other night...I had bought some glo sticks and lets just let the fun begin!! Wishing everyone a wonderful inspired day!! Cyber hUGS, Dawn Gallop
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