Thursday, September 30, 2010

Halloween and Fall Inspired Desserts

I love the magazine and website for All You. The magazine cover always features an amazing seasonal display that makes me excited to see what's inside. Inside you can find great articles, fashion and beauty tips, diet and exercise, and coupons. But to me the best things are the recipes, decorating ideas, and craft projects. Their website is also loaded with great recipes and seasonal ideas. Here are some fantastic Halloween and fall inspired desserts from their website. I'm dying to try the Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust. Enjoy!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Spooky Framed Halloween Decorations

These framed spooky Halloween decorations make such an impact, yet they are so easy to make. The background papers are textured cardstock by DCWV, which is my favorite cardstock. They were given a spooky webbing look with Krylon webbing spray. I used the kind made for paper, it comes in a really small can. Then I just added die cuts cut with my Cricut machine. The Boo is from the Plantain Schoolbook cartridge, the skulls are from the Indie Art cartridge. Then I framed the art with black inexpensive frames. The frame with the purple in it was unfinished, so I painted it black and added varnish. Put the frames on a table or a shelf, or you can hang them up for fabulous wall art.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Decorate Your Home With Halloween Light Switchplates

I would like to share some adorable Halloween themed switchplates that I made. You might not think about your switchplates when decorating for the holidays, but they really add so much to a room. The decorative paper has been decoupaged onto the switchplates. They are also coated with glossy acrylic spray for durability. These switch plates make great gifts for friends, family, or just for yourself. They would also look great in a basket filled with other Halloween goodies.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Celebrate Fall With Seasonal Home Decor

Add some fall touches to your home with this framed Fall art. The frame was an unfinished frame which I painted and added varnish to. The background papers are textured cardstock. The green cardstock was stamped with leaves and given a decorative edge with deckle scissors. The pumpkins are felt die cuts. The Fall title is die cut from patterned paper. I also added plastic leaf buttons to the corners of the frame.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Embellished Photo Tray

Here is a embellished photo tray that I made for a gift. This would make a great Birthday or Christmas present. You can get these photo tray kits at Michaels, which include a clear plastic overlay. All you need to do is insert your own paper and photos and add paint if you wish. I made the tray in a Family theme, but just think of all the other possibilities.

The wood tray was painted in a crackle finish, using two different shades of brown. The tray was decorated with scrapbook papers, photo corners, and stamping. I added inking around the edges of the paper with sepia ink for an antique look. I also used a decorative edge rotary trimmer on some of the papers. The photos were turned to sepia in photo software before printing.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Cool Craft Product Alert: Magnetic Multi-Shaper Punches

I just discovered these cool punches by Blue Hills Studio. I'm not sure when they came out, but after seeing what they can do, I must have one! They have a detachable magnetic punch head that allows you to punch anywhere on the paper. You can punch 8 different shapes to create corners, borders, circles, squares, rectangles, ovals, and more. They include step-by-step instructions, but you can also find video tutorials on their website and on You Tube, a few of which I've posted below. They have many different styles, including the Tiara and Honor punches which I've featured in my photos. Hope this brings you some craft inspiration!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Fall Leaf Wall Hanging

Here's a wall hanging with fall colors that I made. The wood plaque has been decoupaged with paper. The background is a orange paper that has been inked and stamped with mini leaves. The big leaf is a two layer die cut (Cricut) that has been inked and adhered to the plaque. It is hung by a dark brown grosgrain ribbon. The edges have been colored with brown ink. The plaque has been coated with a matte acrylic spray.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Welcome to my blog!

Hi there! My business is called Blissmade Designs. My business name is derived from the word handmade and my favorite quote "Follow your bliss." My designs are BLISSMADE. In addition to featuring craft items for sale in my shop, I will be posting a variety of craft, scrapbooking, and decorating projects and freebies as well as links to other artist's work. I will also talk about the fun craft and scrapbooking tools and products that are out there. I also love shopping, cooking, music, traveling, photography, and many other things; so look for that as well on my blog. Thanks for stopping by! ~Cameo