Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween and BBTB2 Blog Hop Winner!

Happy Halloween! Such an exciting day! Would you believe I'm STILL decorating? Yes, I KNOW it's THE DAY but I'll just leave all my stuff up 'til Thanksgiving (you think I'm kidding, don't you? LOL) Anyway, I thought I would share a few pix of my newest Halloween acqusitions. My adorable kitty is from The Pixie's Thimble by Cindy Conrad. I've been trying to win her stuff on ebay for some time, but I finally gave up and commisioned as piece. Isn't he just the cutest? He needs a girlfriend though. Maybe next year.

And this is Gabriella Goode Grimm Witch from Olde Cape Primitives by Kaf Grimm, yet another artist I adore. I plan to eventually get a whole coven of these. LOL

I'd love to show you more but as I said, I'm not all DONE yet. However be sure to come back tomorrow for the Dia de los Muertos Blog Hop. Lots of good stuff going on. (and some candy too!) In all my haste yesterday I forgot to choose the winner of the BBTB2 Blog Hop so without further ado, the winner of the $30.00 gift certificate to CUSTOM CROPS is.......


Please contact me at dlmundinger (at) yahoo (dot) com to arrange for your prize.

Well, I better get going and get my stuff done. Goliath is obviously anxious for treats. To see more fun pix (of Goliath in costume) and some of the other BBTB2 sisters, kids, grandkids and furbabies hop on over to the BBTB2 Halloween Parade and upload your pic to win a prize!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Trick or Treating with Tiddly Inks and Simply Betty Stamps

Welcome trick or treaters to the Halloween Blog Hop collision of Tiddly Inks and Simply Betty Stamps. Both Christy and Betty are big Halloween fans and thought it would be fun to put together a blog hop full of fun and prizes. The list of DT participants is on the Simply Betty Stamps blog HERE. Each of us will have a trick or treat to share.

If YOU would like to be in on the hop and eligible for prizes, visit the Simply Betty Stamps Blog and read the rules and regs. There is also the list of DT participants for your viewing pleasure.

For my entry I'm using the adorable Tootsie from the Punky Teens Halloween digis at Simply Betty Stamps. Tell me she isn't the cutest little zombie EVER! She's colored with Copics and mounted on one of the coolest card folds I've seen in a long time. I have my new Cuttlebug Spot DT sister Meredith to thank for this. She's done a fab video explaining how it's done so be sure to view it HERE. The scene is done with a variety of Nesties, punches, Cuttlebug and Cricut and it was so much fun to put together. That fab little Glow Skull is also available HERE at Simply Betty Stamps or HERE at Etsy.

The sentiment is computer generated and adorable spider is from SandyLion. And now for my treat! One lucky commenter will receive the Tiddly Inks Harmony at Home set I used on my Tiddly Inks Spinner card HERE. Please check back on Wednesday, November 3rd for the random winner. Now on to Eulanda's fabulous blog!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Bah! Humbug! Elegance Challenge

This week at Bah! Humbug! the lovely ladies asked for Elegance. I thought long and hard about this. My original thought was to do something very ornate with opulent embellies and the like. Then I got to thinking that some of the most elegant designs are the simplest (and most difficult for me to make) so I turned to my Cuttlebug again and the simplicity of white on white with gold accents. I enjoyed making my Cuttlebug Spot card this week using my craft knife and a Nesties Labels Thirteen so I set out to do something similar for Christmas. This time I used the Tim Holtz Tall Pines folder, Cuttlebug Snowy Village and the Cuttlebug European Limited Edition Snowflakes folder .

Several people asked how I did the frame so I did a little tutorial here. After embossing I cut around the side of the trees with a craft knife until I could position the Nestie where I wanted it. Then I ran it through my Cuttlebug with one side of the Nestie under the trees to make my frame cut out. I cut on a not so sticky Cricut mat that I no longer use in my Expression when cutting with the craft knife.
I cut a full mat in gold and used the next size Nestie down for the opening. I used the embossed mat to position the Nestie and taped it using removable tape to keep it in position, and ran that through the Cuttlebug to cut, and then also with the embossing mat to add the edge detail.
I decided the top mat looked a bit plain so I decided to double emboss using the Limited Edition Snowflakes folder but in my haste had it upside down so I debossed it. I was in no mood to cut the frame again so I just turned the folder the correct way and ran it through the Cuttlebug another time. This muted the inverted snowflakes, but also the trees so I repositioned the mat carefully in the trees folder to crisp up the embossed trees. WooHoo! Success!
I embossed a smaller piece of white with the Snowy Village folder (discontinued?) and glued it to the card base, then popped each layer for dimension. I added a gold peelie sentiment and further enhanced the embossing with Star Dust Stickles. Simply elegant? Hope you think so!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tiddly Inks Spin Me Around Challenge

What a fun challenge we have at Tiddly Inks this week. Have you ever made a spinner card? Well, they're loads of fun and pack a punch and Christy has a great video tutorial posted on her blog HERE. I'm totally in love with the new Harmony at Home and Love Hurts stamps so I combined the two to make a Christmas card. I printed the long village on DP from the Wintersong Collection from S.E.I and then used my Cricut to cut the slot for the spinner because I wanted too use the cut out as well and it assures a perfect cut.

Then I fussy cut around the village and used sticky strip to pop it on the mat (also S.E.I.) so the spinner would work. I sized the heart accordingly and changed the color to red. I colored the little hearts on all of the houses red too.

See here it goes spinning across the card.

For once I finshed the inside of the card right away. The sentiment is computer generated and I used 2 of the single house sets on either side. (One is flipped) I added some Raindot snowflakes and some adhesive beads and I LOVE how it came out. Not in your face Christmassy, but great "across the miles" card, don't you think? Have a look see at the fab creations from the rest of the Tiddly Inkers and we invite you to play along.

Monday, October 25, 2010

The Cuttlebug Spot Welcomes Fall

Hi, if you're looking for the BBTB2 Blog hop, please scroll down, but take a look here too, okay?
This week at The Cuttlebug Spot we're welcoming Fall. As in all of my cards for The Cuttlebug Spot I try to keep it as much Cuttlebug as possible so I was happy to have received my Pumpkin Patch folder by Tim Holtz. I embossed using Core'dinations card stock, then used a craft knife to carefully cut around the pumpkins and slid a Labels Thirteen Nestie through the opening to cut the window. I embossed the top of the mat with one of the Cuttlebug border folders from the Organic Flourish set and sanded the embossing to reveal the core color. To enhance it further I inked it a bit with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink. The interior cut out mat was the reverse side of the Core'dination card stock. The first mat was an experiment I rejected from another project. I'd swiped a numer of different Distress inks on my craft mat, spritzed them with water, and wiped my paper through the mess. I dried it with my heat gun and crumpled it up and ran another ink pad over the wrinkles. I thought that was a bit harsh so I spritzed it again. When it dried I decided to run it through the Cuttlebug using D'Vine Swirls and thought it coordinated nicely with what I had going on here so I saved it from the bin.

The third pumpkin is the Cuttlebug 3x3 embossing duo Pumpkin Spice. The mat layers were popped for dimension and the pumpkin was nestled in between. "Thanks" is from the Cuttlebug Card Making Combo, With Gratitude, cut twice and adhered slightly offset to add a bit of a shadow. To add a little bling I added peelie corners and a single gold adhesive bead. WooHoo! All Cuttlebug! Now pop on over to The Cuttlebug Spot to see the amazing creations by the rest of the DT and be sure to play along. A $50.00 gift certificat to Simon Says Stamp will be up for grabs.

BBTB2 Banner and Blog Hop!

Welcome friends to the BBTB2 Blog Hop and Country Life Banner Challenge. Hopefully you've arrived from my dear friend and fellow MSU Spartan Susan's blog. If not, you might like to hop on back to BBTB2 so you don't miss a thing. I really worked hard on this project and am sooo bummed that none of the pix turned out decent at all. DH says I've alot going on, it's too dark, and the aspect ratio is wrong to be able to read the letters. Well that "M" was huge, even when I scaled it down so I couldn't make the dang things any bigger or they'd be off the banner. (Thanks Dear, I always sooo appreciate your support. LOL) I know you can't see any details in this pic, but I was going for the vampire fans and the banner says "Bite Me!" I used the totally vampy color scheme of black, cream and blood red. Papers from my fave K&Co stack.

The swirly prints looked old and elegant to me and I used the Vampire font shadow and regular from Happy Hauntings for the letters. For some reason the "M" is way over sized compared to the rest of them. They were all cut at 2" but I had to scale down the "M" to 1 5/8" to be in proportion. Thank heaven for Design Studio. I also used it to fashion the red layer of the banner and to optimize my cuts on the paper. All is inked with either Black Soot or Aged Mahogany Distress Ink.

The flags are strung on May Arts velvet rickrack and I used Tim Holtz jump rings to attach the dangly bats...

and blood drops. The drops are from Indy Art, stretched in Design Studio and cut twice. I ran the back right side down through my Xyron, stuck them together and poured glitter on the open area for shine. (I hope Edward sees this!) Now off to hop to the fabulously talented Theresa's Blog, but not before you leave a comment for a chance to win a $30 gift certificate to Custom Crops.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Macabre Monday Smeared and Smudged

It's another Macabre Monday and we're being sponsored by the fab Smeared Ink Stamps. We each got some fab digis (and boy do they have some great rubber too) to play with but I have to confess I forgot all about the challenge being "smeared and smudged" until the very end. Oops! My overall inkiness came in the form of the background paper sponged with Distress Inks with a little masking for the full moon along with some physical distressing from my Zutter Distress-it-All. I think Pouting Witch is a hoot! Doesn't she look like a little kid being punished? When I paired her with the It's About Time Hourglass all I could think of was "time out". LOL (Inside will read "it's Halloween").

The witch is colored with Copics and the hourglass was printed twice; once on regular cardstock and also colored and once on transparency. The two were fussy cut and combined so you could see through the glass. The best part came from my dear friend Lillie. I was talking about the hourglass and she asked if I'd filled it with sand. I said, well no, it wasn't a shaker, but I'd completely forgotten all about adding sand to the hourglass so I ripped the card apart (very carefully) and added stickles behind the transparency. WooHoo! Thanks Lillie! Then I popped it all with dimensional foam. The tiny bats are off cuts from an MS border punch and the sentiment stickers are Nostalgiques by Sticko that I got at M's. Every time I look at that witch I LOL. Now scurry off to Haunted Design House to see the fab offering from the rest of the Minions and please play along for a chance to win a digi set from Smeared Ink. Do you realize this is the last Macabre Monday before the best Holiday of the year!? Here's wishing you and yours a freaktastic Halloween!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Reality Bites!

Believe it or not I did a card "just because". No DT, no challenge, just because I wanted to. Meet Lilith, one of the Devil Dolls digis (say THAT 3 times fast! LOL) from StampInsanity. Lilith is feeling a little blue. Perhaps she has not come to terms with her "reality" and longs for the life that is just a sweet distant memory. Certainly she needs to improve her feeding habits. What a mess! Obviously the poor thing is starving! (for love?) Lilith is colored with Copics with a little Spica pen enhancement that doesn't show up. The bloody background are two digis from Tiddly Inks (do you believe that?! Probably not what Christy had in mind LOL) The drips are a freebie HERE and the splatter is actually from the new Love Hurts set. I changed the color of each in my Printmaster Pro program, printed them on color laser printer transparency film and layered them over DP from the DCWV La Crema stack.

The frame is cut with my Nesties Mega Curved Rectangles as is the computer generated sentiment. I did a bit of popping for dimension and added a little bat brad, adhesive gems and a webby bow that looks like a bat to me. Hope you like! xx

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Bah! Humbug! Vellum Challenge

This week at Bah! Humbug! the girls asked us to use vellum. I was sure I had vellum somewhere, but all I could find was the colored pack I've been using for my haunted house windows. For some reason I was fixated on embossing it. I tried the red in the pack and it really didn't show up so I trucked to my LSS and came home with 2 weights of white vellum and some sort of mottled stuff that I figured could look like snow if worse came to worse. I tried embossing the thinner stuff because I wanted whatever was behind it to show through but I wasn't satisfied. I messed around a bit with the other white stuff and finally I went back to the colored pack and tried the chartreuse shade. I used the gorgeous Cuttlebug wreath folder and was pleased to see that by matting it with a darker card stock it subdued the color somewhat and brought out the embossing.

It looked a little dull so I colored the poinsettias in with my metallic gel pens and added lighter pink adhesive pearls. I used brads to attach the vellum to the mat and used my Copics to change the bright green to a shade or two darkerto match the mat. I found card stock that matched the color the vellum looked after matting to make the card. To add a bit more pizazz I matted again in hot pink foil board. Did the same for the sentiment which is a peelie that I colored with my Bic permanent markers (Copics didn't work here) to match. I'm glad I stuck with it because I kinda like how it turned out.

I apologize to all of my fave blogs I've been missing lately. Lots going on including a refi so my commenting has been sporadic at best. I'll try to do better but I'm barely keeping up with my DT stuff (sorry about missing BBTB2 this week) and I haven't even started decorating for Halloween. YIKES!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tiddly Inks Treat Bags and Boxes Challenge

It's a Treat Bags and Boxes Challenge for the Tiddly Inkers this week. I've been dying to color Higgelty. Isn't she just a darling witch? She comes with a broom too, but I saw some adorable little broom bags (complete with tutorial) on my dear friend and DT sister Julia's blog and I thought it woud be perfect! The word "Treat" was cut on my Cuttlebug using a Sizzix die and attached with beautiful Halloween ribbon from M's.
Higgelty was colored with Copics and her hat and dress were paper pieced using some of my fave Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland paper. She was actually printed 3 times so I could also cut and color the patches. I used some foam to give her dress a bit of dimension at the bottom of her sleeve and coat. I added a gem body to the spider and a purple jewel to her wand and there you have it. Now pop on by The Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the Tiddly Inkers have in store for you. And Christy has a fab new freebie border that you won't want to miss.
I'm also entering this in the Stampotique Designers Challenge which is also treat containers. I usually like to use my Stampotique stamps for this challenge but you can use any stamps this time so I thought this was too cute not to enter it there too.

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Cuttlebug Spot Totally Frightful

What's gotten into Nilda!?! This week at The Cuttlebug Spot she asked us to make something totally frightful. I think we all scared her so much she was almost too afraid to post. LOL No stretch for me, you know I love the creepy and I had just the folders for it. I used 2 by Tim Holtz for Sizzix: Halloween Night and Halloween Words. For Halloween Night I embossed on white cardstock and inked is with Distress Inks in Black Soot and Faded Corduroy. The edges were distress with my Zutter Distrezz-it-All.
For the words, I actually inked the folder and then embossed. Then I carefully tore the words I wanted, inked them further and attached them slightly bowed (like my dear friend Nancy does, cool, huh?) The 31 is popped on the skellie's hand. Then it was just a matter of matting using Drippy Goo and the Graveyard punches by MS and a few fibers. Simple, but delightfully creepy, Don't you think? Be sure to stop by The Cuttlebug Spot and check out the spookyness from the rest of the DT (trust me, Lillie's will scare the bejeebies out of you!) And if you dare play along, there's a gift certificate to Custom Crops to be won.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Haunted Design House Macabre Monday Lurid and Lovesick

This week at Haunted Design House our Macabre Monday Challenge is Lurid and Lovesick, sponsored by none other than the FABULOUS Tickled Pink Stamps. I adore those Lil Lolitas and so enjoyed my time with the Pink Ladies for the Fashionette release, but looky here, a brand spankin' new Lil Haunts digi release and boy are they ever TO DIE FOR! Here's Witch Lylah. She's pining away for her lost love but she's cooked up a purple potion that will make him putty in her hands. Never again will he be able to resist her charms... Lylah is colored with Copics. Her cauldron and potion bottle were cut on the Cricut from the October 31st cartridge. I used Design Studio to fashion a shadow for the bottle and hid contours on the cauldron for 2 of the 3 layers and offset the orange one to highlight that cut a bit. The full moon is a nestie and the sentiment is computer generated. Used a bit of my MS Drippy Goo punch and of course the Spider web border punch with tiny hearts punched along the edge. The big skelly on the bottle is a foamie and the fabulous glow skulls by the cauldron and in Lylah's hand are made by none other than our Sinister Sister Creepy Glowbug. Get them HERE. She's also got some FAB Halloween ornaments (I know 'cause I got me one!) I'm also entering my card in the current Lil Lolita Boutique Challenge which is skulls. WooHoo! Now go have a look at the rest of the Macabre Minions creations. You'll be tickled pink!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Simply Betty Stamps Punky Teens Christmas Release Blog Hop!

Welcome Simply Betty Stamps fans! I'm so excited to be participating in this hop celebrating the Christmas release of the Punky Teens collection. I already own and love the original Punky Teens digis so when Betty put the word out on Facebook on Wednesday asking for volunteers to preview the new line, I jumped at the chance. If you've come from Debbie's Blog, you're on the right track. If not, you may wish to start at Simply Betty Challenges so you don't miss a single fun, cute and quirky project we all have prepared for you.

Meet Trixie. Isn't she a cutie? Wouldn't you love to find her all wrapped up under the tree? Trixie is colored with Copics to (sort of LOL) match the Basic Grey Wassail DP and matted with my Nesties Mega Curved Rectangles. peeking? Oops! I guess it's too late!

Now on to Erica's Blog to see what she's cooked up and remember the special prize to be won on this hop. Complete a project using one of these fabulous new Punky Teens Christmas images and upload it on the Simply Betty Challenges blog and you will be in the running for a Guest DT Spot for the month of November. WooHoo! Happy hopping and I hope you play along.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Simply Betty Stamps Meets The Cutting Cafe

Anybody else feel like this this morning? Just had to do another quicky. The fab image is Mummy Lola digi from Simply Betty Stamps. She's from the Emo Digi Halloweenies collection, back by popular demand in digi form but only until October 31st (so act fast!) She's colored with Copics and popped on the Coffee Bean Backgrounds stamp from The Cutting Cafe. The sentiments are from The Got Coffee set (also from The Cutting Cafe) and printed on kraft card stock.

Lots of cool stuff going on with Simply Betty Stamps. She's sponsoring this week's Macabre Monday Simply Sinister challenge at Haunted Design House (thanks so much, Betty!), there's the fab 12 Days of Halloween Challenges going on at the Simply Betty Challenge Blog, TOMORROW is the blog hop for the NEW release of the Punky Teens Christmas (cute, cute, CUTE, which I'm participating in, WooHoo!) AND don't miss the combined Hop on Oct 29 through 31 with the Tiddly Inkers (and feel free to grab the button on my sidebar for your OWN blog to remind you. Lots of opportunities to WIN some of these fab stamps and just an all around good time!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Bah!Humbug! Favorite Cuties Challenge

Well, amazingly enough I did manage to make a card yesterday, although it's almost too simple to post. All I could manage though, and I think it's pretty darn cute to fit with the current Bah!Humbug! Challenge which is favorite cuties. Well, it was tough narrowing it down so I decided to go with a stamp I think is adorable and I've have for maybe a year, but I hadn't inked up. It's by Rachel Anne Miller and that's old enough that I have no idea where I got it. I must say it stamped beautifully the first time and it's a clear stamp so I was a bit surprised. The lines are so delicate it almost looks printed rather than stamped. Used my cool new Nesties Beaded Ovals and inked it with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and then colored (minimally) with Copics. Was thrilled to use a piece of DP from JoAnn's Peppermint Forest Stack. This is the kind of patter I almost never use, but the words lined up perfectly so WooHoo! Just rounded the corners, popped the image and added a few adhesive pearls. CAS, a rarity for me but I'm sort of getting the hang of it. I've so thoroughly enjoyed playing with the gals from B!H! and I'm so happy to hear they've had so much fun they'll be doing it all again next year. Great inspiration and an all around fun time! Thanks, ladies!

Short post but not really much to say. I'm off to the hair dresser to get beautified AGAIN! We redheads are HIGH maintenance!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tiddly Inks Anything Halloween Challenge

We're celebrating anything Halloween at Tiddly Inks Challenge blog and don't faint, I've created a layout! (This makes a total of 4, WooHoo!) Digi stamps are just great for layouts because you can size them accordingly for a perfect fit. First I have to thank my dear friend Margie for sending me those adorable pix of her granddaughter Bella from a few years back. Isn't she a DOLL!? I was excited to use 5 different Tiddly Inks digis, all colored with Copics, to match the bright colors of the K&Co paper I used for the titles. The cool scalloped paper is Pink Paislee.
First we have the adorable Candy Avenger out trick or treating past a HUGE Twisted Tree
under the Silver Moon. These two images come as a set and there's also clouds and fab digi paper with it too (all for $2)!
So off she goes up the path (made from Sizzix handmade paper) past the sweet pumpkin that was a freebie from the Tiddly Inks PCP group. What, you haven't joined yet? What about FREE do you not understand? LOL You can also nab some HERE on the Tiddly Inks Blog and keep up with what's new and happening. These images are only available for a limited amount of time so if you snooze, you lose. (Sorry, I'm pretty sure the pumpkin is gone but there's some fabby drippy paper today). Check it out every Tues!
OOOh, this Home Sweet Home looks pretty spooky. Bella's not too sure she wants to trick or treat there even if there IS candy to be had. Don't you want to just pinch those cheeks? Well, I hope you enjoyed trick or treating with Bella and Tiddly Inks so why not stop over to the Challenge Blog to see the fab creations by the rest of the Tiddly Inkers.

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Cuttlebug Spot Treat Containers

This week at The Cuttlebug Spot the challenge is Halloween treat containers (or any other kind if you don't happen to celebrate Halloween). First I used my Stampin' Up Bigz L Candy Wrapper Die (Thanks Lillie!) that is a bit too wide to work in the Cuttlebug so I used my Big Shot. Then I embossed them with the Tim Holtz (on the purple and green ones) and Cuttlebug (the orange) Spiderweb folders and inked them all with Black Soot Distress Ink.
The spiders are from the Cuttlebug Creepy combo that I heat embossed in layers to make them shiny and added adhesive rhinestones. The leather twine is from WalMart.

For some added fun I used my Cricut to cut the nut cup from the TBBM cartridge and used Design Studio to cut out a face from the Pumpkin Carving cart. This is my favorite face but after seeing it cut I wish I'd used green because he sort of looks like Frankenstein to me. Oh well, I added some green hair instead and a handle of twisted chenille stems. On the back of the cup I cut "Boo" also from Pumpkin Carving. Both sides were embossed with the Tim holtz Cracked folder. There's some fabulous stuff going on at The Cuttlebug Spot so be sure and check out the fun creations by my Design Team sisters. There's also a wonderful prize from The Craft Barn to be won so we invite you to play along.

BBTB2 Haunted House Challenge

This week at BBTB2 our dear sadistic DT sister Susan chose the 3D Haunted House from the Happy Hauntings cartridge. Secretly, I think she just wanted to do it herself, saw what an overwhelming project it was and wanted to subject us all to the horror (since misery loves company). LOL Just kidding SusieQ, but holy crap! I'm not one of those overachievers who has my DT projects done week's in advance. I'm the consummate procrastinator and and usually scrambling on Sunday night to finish. This week was no exception, but I actually had been screwing with it ALL WEEK! It would have been a bit easier had I done the thing in a single color but I've been lovin' the purple lately (go figure) so there you go. The problem is that seeing the pieces all laid out on the mat, you don't necessarily know what's gonna be what so I cut plenty of the pieces several times. I also cut it at 9 inches which required a 12x24 inch mat. Went through a load of paper. All in all I'm glad I did it, but I was WAY too tired to try and stage it for a lovely pic so I apologize there. Also plan to do a bit more in the way of landscaping, but not today...maybe not even next week. I need a rest.

I wanted to add texture in a few places (particularly that big old chimney) and with a bit of moving and folding bits under here and there I managed to get the Tim Holtz Bricked folder to work.

It's also on the porch floor and steps. All of this project was inked with Distress Inks in Black Soot and Dusty Concord to give it a little more depth.

That ghost coming out of a chimney is a hand ripped dryer sheet (not sure I'm gonna keep him, but my project smells divine!) Oops, I see a bit of lint on the roof...adds to the character.

Once this (bleep bleep) thing was assembled I thought it looked awfully plain and since the purple sort of cut down on the creepiness I decided to glam it up with my MS Drippy Goo punch and WADS of adhesive beads. Hmmm... lookin' a bit like a gingerbread house now. Not my original intent so I added a few flying bats (from a Cuttlebug Halloween set) and attached them with wire here an there. Scarier?

The best part? It lights up!!!!!!! Used colored vellum in the windows. WooHoo! Now be sure to check out the marvelous creations by the brave DT sisters who tackled this project and be sure to leave them some love. There are some really great houses from other carts there as well, so you can still play along. Challenging but toatlly worth it. We'd love to see your take.