Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Haunted House WIP

Wow! Thanks so much for all the great comments you've left on my post yesterday. Gosh, it's great to know that you are still there and willing to encourage me after I've been MIA for so long. Thanks!

The card you all liked so well is one I saw wayyyyyy back in July and you can find it here (yep, I pretty much copied it). The other card is from the Hero Arts blog and I really liked the look of the embossing and then coloring/painting in the Perfect Pearls. It's from June...and you can find it here. Glad to have the credits taken care of for those cards.

I have to share that my hmmmmm....2 year or so wait for a particular tool is finally over and I'm thrilled (although my hubby isn't) to pieces. It went on sale at Hobby Lobby last week for an incredibly good price and I also had a Visa gift card in my wallet for $35, which I applied to my purchase, making the out of pocket cost that much better. What tool is it? Well, if you know me at all, I've mentioned a time or two (or three or four) that I wanted a Cricut Expression. And now I own one! Yippeeeee!

And I finally was able to make a project that is larger than 5.5 inches....in this case, the 3-D Haunted House on the Happy Hauntings cartridge. *Ü* Wanna see? I put in my title that it's a wip (work in progress) because I think I want to add some details to it, but am not sure. In the meantime, here it is put together (cut at 7 inches) I took a bunch of photos....

 Jessica made the witch's broom you see on the stoop. Cute, eh?

Really, it wasn't all that hard to do, just took some time and patience. I cut all the pieces out one day & started putting it together and then finished putting it together a second day. I used textured cardstock from Hobby Lobby (black) and some Co'ordinations cardstock (yellow). 

I think it needs a little more oomph, and am toying with the idea of adding some detail to it. What do you think?

The girls saw me working on this and wanted to make something, too, so Jessica picked out a witch and Amy the bat and I walked them through how to cut the pieces and put them together.

Fun, huh? They were quite tickled.

Today I had a little extra time that the girls were at school because Amy is in Choir again (92 kids in it this year) and Jessica joined the Jumprope club (61 kids) so they are both at school and extra hour on Tuesdays. I'm working on a few things during that extra time. Hopefully I'll have something to show for it soon.

Thanks ever so much for stopping by! I hope you are having a great week so far.



Alanna said...

What a great haunted house. SO cool that you were finally able to get the Expressions. I know you're going to do amazing stuff with it.

I also loved the girls' bat and witch. Super cute.

Kim Burmeister said...

Jeanne, this is soooo cool! I love it! I can't wait to see what you make with your new toy.

Love the bat and witch too!

Sharli said...

Wowie, what a spooktacular haunted house, Jeanne! Just frightenly fun!

The witch and the bat are very cool and I love the broom - gotta have a broom!

You always put me to shame with your decorating!

Kathi Carlson said...

Testing... 1, 2, 3! Earlier, I couldn't leave a comment, so I emailed you!

Kathi Carlson said...

Hmmm... it must have been a temporary Blogger thing!

Happy Crocheter said...

Hi Jeanne,

I'm so glad that you're back and I love your haunted house. It looks spooktacular. The bat and witch are cute too. I can't wait to see what you come up with next.


Beth aka BR-T said...

Oh I am so glad you own the expression, I don't but that's OK...I guess! I love this haunted house how cool!

Anke said...

Well, it sure is great to see you around again, I thought something happened to you :) I am so glad you had a great summer with the girls!
Your cards are gorgeous, but then they always are (I'm still waiting for mine :))
That haunted house is just amazing! Those cartridges are something else. Almost makes me feel like cranking mine up :)

Barb said...

How fun! I knew you would create super cute stuff with your new toy! I'm excited for you...I can't wait to see what other things you come up with. This haunted house is fabulous and it's great that you and your girls are working on it together. Looking forward to the finished piece!

Stampin n da Hood said...

WOWZA! that is amazing, Jeanne! Can't wait to see how you bling it up!
Now that you have an E-Bug, your number one cartridge should be the new AP!