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Friday, October 22, 2010

Two Peas Guest Blogger!

I'm so honored to be the Guest Blogger on 2 Peas today!!! I was asked to create a Halloween layout for the Two Peas in a Bucket SpookCraftular Halloween event.  From my blog post at 2Peas:

From the time they were toddlers, my girls always wanted to dress up as princesses for Halloween. Sure, there were the standard pumpkin and Elmo costumes that I proudly dressed them in when they were babies, but they didn’t have much say in it at the time. Since then it’s been a parade of various princess costumes every Halloween – Cinderella, Ariel, Snow White . . . . well, you know the rest. Last Halloween my girls decided that they were “over” princesses (when did that happen and why didn’t I get the memo??). After talking about all the costume options and changing their minds several times (it is a woman’s prerogative, right?), my girls both decided that they wanted to be High School Musical cheerleaders. I thought they looked adorable in their shiny, sparkly costumes, and it was fun to watch them as they danced around and cheered with their pom-poms. But I have to admit, I still miss the princess phase. Ce La Vie.

Here’s a Halloween layout featuring my little cheerleaders from last year. As the girls’ candy-filled pumpkins got heavier and heavier while trick-or-treating, my husband and I ended up holding their pom-poms for them. Isn’t that the way it always happens . . . they get the candy and the parents get stuck holding the pom-poms.

I used papers from Lily Bee's new Catching Fall line.

I added a Prima Lilliput rose and some fabric rosettes I made:
To make these fabric rosettes, I first cut long strips of white muslin fabric. To get smooth edges without any loose threads, I folded both edges (lengthwise) in towards the center of the strip, and then I adhered the fabric in place with fabric glue (Fabri-tac). Starting at one end of the fabric strip, I rolled the fabric around itself to create a spiral, twisting and turning the fabric strip as I went along. I added a dab of Fabri-Tac every so often to keep the fabric in place. Once the fabric was all rolled up and secured in place, I colored the rosette with Licorice Shimmerz Spritz and Espresso Shimmerz paint.

I also created a sketch to go along with this layout.  Feel free to use it!

Go check out the Two Peas SpookCraftuler Halloween event where you can find some great projects, lessons and challenges. 

Have a great weekend!

10 comments:

Casey Wright said...

Congrats on the guest blogging at 2ps - I'll have to check it out! LOVE this layout - SUPER CUTE!

Jocelyn said...

Yay.....congrats to you sweet friend!!!! LOVE THIS LO....PERFECTION!!!!

Have a great weekend!!!

Keshet said...

Love the LO and congrats on the feature!

Malin said...

Congrats Stacey!! The layout is gorgeous!
Hugs

Wendy Hammer said...

Gorgeous!!! :)

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liana suwandi said...

Congrats Stacey being featured!

Tone K. said...

Beautiful page and photos !
I just love your flowers. They are gorgeous !

Wish you a happy Halloween ! :o)

Charlene said...

Congrats that's so exciting!!! My grandaughters are going to be princesses for halloween . I can't wait to see them:-) I love your LO :-) Perfect!

Christiane said...

huge congrats, my dear!!
this is such an adorable page and i love the story behind!!
life happens!!

Michelle said...

This is adorable, Stacy!!! Congrats on the guest blogger at 2peas!!