Friday, September 21, 2012

Spooky Bottles using MME's Lost & Found Halloween

Good morning and Happy Friday! Emily here with some bottles that I altered using My Mind's Eye's Lost & Found Halloween Collection. I had a blast working with the collection and these bottles. It was actually a pretty simple project! 

The bottles are reused from products I had in my house... the glass milk bottle is from some bath salts, and the smaller bottle held my diffuser oil and reeds until it ran out. I can't stand to throw things away, so I reused them for Halloween decorations! 

I used alcohol inks to color the bottles. After the bottles were cleaned and dried, I squirted a little bit of alcohol ink in each of them, closed the tops and shook it up until the ink covered every last inch of the insides of the bottles. 

The milk bottle was harder to get coverage on... I don't think I used enough ink to begin with. I plan on going over this one again. 

After the insides of the bottles were covered, I dumped out any remaining ink and then let the bottles dry upside down. 

Here is the back of my milk bottle. I cut out the skull from one of the papers in my kit and Mod Podged it to the backside of my bottle. I used Rock Candy Crackle Paint over it. When the paint had dried I used Distress Ink in the cracks so that it would look more like a real skull.

It looked pretty good when it was finished.... 

This second bottle was colored the same way. I had a cork for this one that fit the top, so I used it to close it. I wish I had a large enough cork for my milk bottle, but I didn't, so I used acrylic paint to color the lid on it. 

I added Doodlebug Twine to the top of both bottles when they were finished. The spiders were another touch I added when the bottles were complete. My kids had them leftover from last Halloween, and I thought they would look cute on the bottles. :) 

The final products.... 

Thanks so much for stopping by to see this latest project.... I have more Halloween projects to share with you using this same collection that I will be sharing next week!! 

Click on any of the images below to take you to the products from the store used in today's project! 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

MME The Sweetest Thing Lavender Collection

Good morning Happy N Scrappin' friends! I hope you are all having a fantastic week... and it's almost over, so I'm sure you must be by now! 

Today I have a layout for you that I created using My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing - Lavender Collection. This color combo of The Sweetest Thing collections is definitely sweet. I immediately thought "little girl" when I saw it. And because I have a little girl, it worked out perfectly! 

In addition to the MME papers from the store, I also used a ton of Shimmerz on my flowers and swirl! I love the shimmer that it gives when it catches the light! 

If you look closely, you can see the shimmer! 

I chose to hide the majority of my journaling on a tag that was painted with more Shimmerz and tucked behind the title. I adhered the title on the sides and bottom only to create the pocket for my journaling. I then added a Shimmerz'd flower to the corner. :) 

Thanks for stopping by today... I always love seeing that you've stopped in to see us here at Happy N Scrappin'  :) 

Remember to check out all of the awesome posts by Kristan... she always has great shares of the awesome products that you can find in the store

click on any image below to take you to the products in the store from today's layout. :)

Monday, September 10, 2012

Inspiration from Jillibean Soup


Check out this fun birthday card by Jillibean Designer Kimber McGray
You can click on the product links below to shop for all the cool 
products from the 


Choose from an array of buttons {HERE}
As for some of my favorite basic supplies - this is what I "go to" when I am working on projects

Lot's more JILLIBEAN inspiration can be found here
and don't forget that HAPPY N SCRAPPIN' is your one stop 
shop for all your favorite JILLIBEAN products

Thursday, September 6, 2012

{BasicGrey Page of the Month}

Did you know you can get the Basic Grey Page of the Month from the
the one above includes: 2 sheets of PB&J Fluffer Nutter, Whole Wheat, Daisy Mae, Hip Fab and Sunny Day papers, 1 sheet of PB&J Alphabet Stickers, 1 sheet of PB&J Element Stickers, 1 package of PB&J Pins & Tags, 1 package of PB&J Metal Flowers and an instruction sheet.
You always have enough supplies to create your double page layout and then more cards or layouts of your choosing.

Just remember they are only available while supplies last - so when you see them in the store