Enlarge a stamp to create this

Hello Friends, I'm going to jump right in today ok? Did you happen to notice the awesome creations on the Penny Black blog this week. Today you will see this project on the blog *wink* (in case you want to comment there)  EVEN if you don't celebrate or like Halloween these stamps can be use for other things. Like these cupcakes that you will find on the PB blog by the creative Cathy A.

Can you see how the windows are lit up?? There is a tea light behind the house that I enlarged from one of my favorite stamps because it's so versatile.
Create a "votive"
Here it is with the lights on. You might ask what the green stuff is...moss.
Create a "votive"
I used lots of distress ink and Rock Candy all over. Love what Rock Candy does to things.
Create a "votive"
Sorry for all of the photos but, it's hard to photograph really. Below is the house without the candle light. I started out creating a "congrats on your new home" card for my mom and this is what it ended up to be. When we were little my mom always told us that she was a witch...a good one and had a laugh to prove

I had to photograph these little goblins in the day I colored them with Copics. I had fun coloring the "witch" hair and added purple streaks.

I stamped onto some copy paper then scanned the image. In this photo I printed it in a few different sizes until I was happy. The original is at the bottom.

This is a regular sheet of copy paper so it's a nice size. Outline your image with a black marker. (for this I used a regular Sharpie marker)

Cut the image into pieces. I ended up cutting off the roof on each one too.

 Trace the houses onto some thick cardboard or grunge board. I always save any cardboard that comes with any packaging as I am sure you do too. After tracing cut out the windows with a blade or small scissors.

If it's easier glue your house down  FIRST then cut it out. I was lazy and used my test sheet on regular copy paper. At first I was thinking I would trace on cards stock and color the house but, decided that I like the texture on the image.

Please note that on the side of the houses I cut beyond my tracing (created tabs) so that I have something to attach to the center house.

To get lost of dimension and easily I pulled out my favorite Scrap Dots. After adding my blops of scrap dots I placed the roof on top and set aside to work on the other two houses and my Halloween images.

I'm going to link the color of distress inks in the supply photos at the bottom of my post. Any colors will look great with rock candy on top. The texture on the house was in the copy of the stamp that I scanned.
I created an easel to prop everything up on the back  like you do for your cards. Vellum is behind the windows and gives them a nice soft glow. I think that explains everything.

Thank you for all of your blog Birthday wishes to me!! I think I felt more special then I do on  my real Birthday!! If you are wondering what I am talking about click here.
Also I thought I would mention I have been tweeting more so if you want to hear a little bit more about me just thought I would let you know. Have a happy day and thanks so much for stopping. Hugs,Kathy

SUPPLIES: The new stamps will NOT be available until August. I will keep you posted.


BLOG CANDY to celebrate my BD

Blog Birthday

Hello Friends, How are you today?? Summer is just flying and before July ends I want to mention that I have been blogging for 2 years this month and I have YOU to thank!! Thank you for visiting on a regular basis & thank you for lending your ear, perhaps leaving a comment or just peaking in. I want you to know that I appreciate you and I am so grateful for you all!! It's so wonderful to have this forum to share with you. My friends and family can't really understand what it all means so it's great that you do. To celebrate I gathered some of my favorite stamping supplies to give away (better known as "blog candy"). Here are some of the goodies.

The card is included too.
Happy Birthday to me :)
I used the cupcake from this stamp. I doodled the design on her dress with this Copic marker. I have had this glitter for awhile and I think it's more irridesent than what's available now. (It's called Sugar Coating.)  For the cherry on top of the cupcake I added red glitter and then added a large glop of Glossy Accents. Thank you again for helping to make my blogging experience so wonderful. Have a happy day. Hugs, Kathy

If you would like a chance to win this blog candy what you need to do to leave you name on the Inlinkz list. I would really appreciate it if you could post TO  YOUR blog sidebar linking it back to my blog OR mention about this giveaway on your Facebook or twitter or Flickr.

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