Dia de los Muertos

Well, technically not a canvas this is actually a wood shallow frame that I turned around to use the back. The results? LOVE this piece!


You can check out the whole how-to for this surprisingly easy background here is my YouTube video.

Affiliate links used

BlueMoonScrapbooking and Scrapbook.com   carry most of the supplies I used, you can also use the affiliate links below to Simon Says Stamp.

Supplies Used:

I love these cameos so much – this one inspired my canvas.


From the rosette (I used the snowflake design!) to the alcohol ink colored roses I just love how this turned out! It was surprisingly quick and easy too – which is always a bonus!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and project. I’ll be doing more with stencils in the new class I’m just starting to develop (don’t hold your breath -it’s gonna be a while!) and you can bet the turn the stencil + use it more than once to get a design like this will be used.

the Halloween Bake Sale

Actually, these were for the Cake Walk… but bake sale, cake walk… same difference. It’s not a new thing to me, but I had fun with Elizabeth’s first school one. I wanted to see if I could make some fun looking things (and keep cost LOW)…

First: Made a fun tag & tie for this festive cake. It’s just funfetti cake + matching frosting. EASY.

Then with the other 1/2 we got silly. The stem + leaf are just cardstock glue-dotted onto the plastic wrap – in no way touching/bothering the cake.

Finally we went for minis. Brownie bites baked from a mix + candies + a fun tag.

The thing about baked goods for stuff like this is that IT IS OK to just go for quick & easy. Nobody is going to judge if you just use mixes and don’t bake up something original and from scratch. SOMETIMES QUICK AND EASY IS TOTALLY THE WAY TO GO!!!

On the tags and such primarily I used Girls’ Paperie Toil & Trouble line (which you can see more of in THIS article I wrote). LOVE Margie’s stuff – and this Halloween line is just so fun. I love adding a bit of crafty goodness to things – it just makes me smile.

Happy (holiday) crafting everyone!!!