Friday, October 30, 2009
Happy Halloween everyone! I am a dedicated reader of Emmanem and am so happy to be a guest blogger! My post is all about Halloween. I am obsessed with scrapbooking and card making, and Halloween cards are one of my favorites to craft up. I moved to NYC last year so I figured it would be fun to make some NYC themed Halloween cards. So here it is!
These cards are super easy to make and very spooktastic. All you need is a sponge, black & green ink pad, ribbon, card stock, and an orange marker. You can buy all of the materials at any scrapbook or craft shop. You can buy a city stamp like I did, but it would be pretty easy to draw the buildings by hand.
The first thing I did was load up a sponge with green ink and dab it on the top of a white piece of card stock. This makes the cloud pattern at the top of the card. I used green to give it an extra Halloweeny effect. I then placed my city stamp at the bottom of the white card stock. If you don't want to buy the city stamp you can draw the buildings free hand. I then stamped my witch and drew a dotted line behind her. The last few steps are finding some spooky ribbon for the bottom of your card, and coloring in the windows of the buildings.
I hope my card inspires you to start homemade card making! Its my favorite!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Check out the article to download your own pattern, and for some other thoroughly insane Twilight crafts. Some to rival this one.
We needed a nice day to do it, and certainly lucked out on Sunday - the perfect fall day.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
By the time I returned, around 4pm, the sale was over, but the remnants were boxed by the curb free for the taking - and I snagged a sweet square pan (which I needed), a cute little french mug, some valentines treat holders, several yards of fabric from former window treatments (I think), and a slew of new ribbon!
I've washed it all, don't fret. It was all very carefully sorted and packaged in individual ziploc bags so I think I'll be safe from leprosy, etc.
It all stays out of the garbage this way, and I took home some delightful treats! Win/win!
This brings me to a good tip -if you see something you MUST have, snag it right away, but if you're in a more whimsical mood, swing by stoop/garage/yard/rummage/tag sales towards the end and you may get some sweet stuff for free/way cheap - after sitting outside all day, the seller most likely doesn't want to haul it inside/toss it.
So what do you think, kids? Is this gross, or great?
Painting your nails can be considered crafty, right? AND thrifty too! TOTALLY on message here, folks.
Friday, October 23, 2009
And so many more! So while Thursday night is our mask making/Halloween costume finishing touching/vampire diaries watching evening, I did come across a few ideas that I will utilize for this project.
1) Use an empty cereal box, manila folder, or a paper plate as your base. You probably having one of these lying around, its free, and you are recycling! Yay!
2) If you're a crafty lady (or gentleman), chances are you have tons of leftover embellishments that might not be enough for a project on their own, but could definitely jazz things up here! Ribbon, sequins, buttons, fabric scraps - any of that stuff will work! Use what you've got!
3) Grab an old pair of sunglasses or snag one at the dollar store, use that as your base, and glue onto the frames so you don't have to deal with annoying elastic around the back of your head. You can even attach the cardboard (see #1) directly on to the glasses and go crazy from there!
I'll definitely show you what we come up with, but let me know if you have any ideas too! If you have pictures, email me! Less than 1 week until Halloween! Woo hoo!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
(Thank you to a visiting dignitary from our nation's capital for also having this dream, and giving us an good reason to go!)
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Major bonus: they are doing this for a good cause, by encouraging customers to donate to the Susan G Koman for the cure foundation, as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Even though its cold and rainy in NYC today, I think it is a great day for it!
Gelato is so classy! What is not to love here?
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
I made the headband and shirt myself, without a sewing machine. It came out pretty well though!
PLUS, my efforts were even posted here, on nonsociety! Famous!
I'll be making more ears this Halloween - hopefully they will be a little more pro this time around.
(I like to make, distribute, and consume pancakes.)
I used vistaprint for these and I would definitely recommend it! They had a ton of cool designs that would work for any sort of business or endeavor you might have. And they were super cheap - less than $10 (including shipping) for 250 cards. (There are a bunch of different upgrade options for extra $ but I went with the basic one - not bad!).