Monday, October 31, 2016

I've Been Playing Again! This Time With Labeley.com by Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals


If you're a reader of my Linda's Blog and have been following me and all my blogs (yes, I do have a few! LOL LOL) you are well aware that I love to play and experiment. Especially when it comes to interactive websites.

Well, a couple of weeks ago I received an email from Ana Brady at Labeley.com (http://www.labeley.com) asking me if I'd like to try their "free online custom label creator developed by the team behind the well-known free online tool for designing and customizing labels, Labeley."

Hmmm... Free online tool for designing..... What's not to love about that?

So, given my love of playing I thought I'd try it out. Plus, she volunteered to write a "How to Create Holiday Decorations For Free With Labeley" article for me. Another plus....

While I had planned to do other things today I decided to read her how-to article and try out Labeley.

Here's what her article said:

How to Create Holiday Decorations For Free With Labeley

You must’ve noticed over the past few weeks how the nature around us has been changing its colors. Leaves on trees turned pale yellow, coral, and even bright red. The whole nature is gradually taking on warm golden, amber and scarlet hues. These changes of colors indicate that the green summer is long gone and fall rolls around. The temperature is dropping, but the holiday excitement is rising. Halloween is just around the corner, while Thanksgiving and Christmas are on their way. It’s that time of the year when you seem to be spending most of your your spare time on decorating your home for the next holiday.

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Adorable Halloween Softie's by Lisa Bunting Thoms of Q.D. Patooties


Onr of my all time favorite softies designers is Lisa Bunting Thoms of Q.D. Patooties.  Here's a few of her Halloween softies that are just too adorale to resist:








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Lisa's Bio: Lisa is a professional teddy bear artist selling heirloom quality collectible bears to Adults and has been making bears professionally since November 1997. Her creations have been nominated for several Awards including the TITA, Teddy Bear Scene Reader's Choice Awards and the Ace Awards. They've also been included on a regular basis in many of the major doll and crafts magazines.

Copyright © 2007-2016 - All Rights Reserved - Lisa Bunting Thoms of Q.D. Patooties

Halloween Craft- Lantern Free Tutorial by Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke

If you're looking for a colorful and unique Halloween decoration you'll enjoy the tutorial that Alisa Burke has on her Alisa Burke - Redefine Creativity blog for creating a Halloween Lantern.


Halloween Craft- Lantern Tutorial


Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke.

Here's what Alisa had to say about her tutorial: With fall in full swing I am continuing to post tutorials that are inspired by the season and today is another alternative Halloween project. I think it is pretty evident that I believe that ANYTHING can be transformed with a little paint!

Please respect Alisa's TERMS OF USE:  I work really hard to come up with my art, tutorials, ideas, classes, inspiration and more. Please understand that everything I post on my blog is for your personal use only - not for resale or redistribution. Please contact me if you are interested in using anything that I share online-thank you!!!

For more information on Alisa's Terms of Use please CLICK HERE.

Alisa's Bio: Alisa Burke is a freelance painter and mixed media artist who studied fine art at Portland State University. With a background in painting and printmaking, a desire to explore and push materials, Alisa is always looking for new ways to break the rules and redefine art. She draws inspiration from street art, graffiti, art history and fashion and it is not uncommon to find her digging through the trash in hopes of recycling something unique use in her artwork.

Alisa’s paintings have been exhibited in a variety of galleries and her handmade, painted accessories are carried in a number of boutiques across the country. Her artwork has been featured in publications such as Cloth Paper Scissors, Quilting Arts, Where Women Create, Somerset Studios’ Haute Handbags, Art Doll Quarterly, and the University of San Diego Magazine. In addition to making art, Alisa teaches a variety of workshops nation wide. Alisa appeared as a guest artist on the DIY Network show Craft Lab and book Canvas Remix was released in spring 2008.

Copyright © 2005-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke.

Please visit her Alisa Burke website at http://www.alisaburke.com and her Alisa Burke - Redefine Creativity blog at http://www.alisaburke.blogspot.com . Her Alisa Burke Etsy shop is at http://alisaburke.etsy.com .

Cheap Trash Bag Halloween Decorating Free Tutorial by Jessica Jones

Are you looking for a cheap and easy way to decorate for your Halloween party this year? If so you'll want to check out Jessica Jones cheap trash bag Halloween decorating idea.

Copyright © 2011- All Rights Reserved - Written By  Jessica Jones of Jessica Jones.

Here's what Jessica had to say about her tutorial:  In a burst of festivity, I decided we should have some Halloween decorations in the house. Something 1) dramatic, 2) super cheap, and 3) didn't require me to go to the store. Behold: trash bag spiderwebs.

Please respect Jessica's TERMS OF USE:  You're welcome to link to my How About Orange blog or use a single image and brief description to link back to any post. Republishing posts in their entirety is prohibited without permission.

Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Jessica Jones of Jessica Jones. Jessica is a professional graphic and textile designer.

Please visit her Jessica Jones website @ http://www.jessicajonesdesign.com/ and her How About Orange blog @ http://howaboutorange.blogspot.com/.

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Ode To Halloween Wall Quilt Free E-Pattern By Kaaren Johnston of The Painted Quilt

If you are looking to make an adorable Halloween wall hanging then you'll be happy to know that Kaaren Johnston had a wonderful e-pattern on her The Painted Quilt blog showing you how to make an adorable "Ode To Halloween" wall quilt.  This is definitely going on my extensive "to do" list.

First Friday Freebie #14 - Ode To Halloween

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Kaaren Johnston of The Painted Quilt

Here's what Kaaren had to say about her pattern:  If you guessed that this month’s First Friday Freebie would have a Halloween theme, you would be right! What better month than October to have a Halloween project to work on? October’s FFF is called “Ode to Halloween”.

Please respect Kaaren's TERMS OF USE:  The use of my pattern/design and tutorials is limited to individual and personal use only. Distributing or selling my pattern or tutorials in any form is not permitted. They may not be used for commercial purposes unless written permission is granted. Credit for my pattern and tutorials should be included if displayed in any manner. Individual users may enlarge or reduce the size of the drawings for their personal use but may not alter them in any other way.

Kaaren's Bio: I am an artist and have recently retired from actively designing, publishing and travel teaching in the decorative painting industry. A short while later, in December of 2010, we moved from Eastern Ontario to the beautiful Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. Quilting, stitching, applique and most recently rug hooking have become my new passions. Oh, and did I mention that I love to make and collect pincushions and needlecases! Join me on the First Friday of every month when I release a new Freebie design for you to make and enjoy.


Copyright © 2009 - 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Kaaren Johnston of The Painted Quilt.

Please visit her The Painted Quilt blog at  http://thepaintedquilt.blogspot.com/ and her The Painted Quilt Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/kaarenjohnston.


Frankie and His Bride Free E-Pattern From Shawnette Howell of Imseeingraggedies

I just LOVE the adorable bride and groom e-pattern that Shawnette Howell has on her Imseeingraggedies blog. They're called Frankie and His Bride and they couldn't be more adorable!


Frankie and His Bride

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Please respect Shawnette's TERMS OF USE: This pattern packet cannot be reproduced or copied for any reason without author’s permission. Reselling is NOT permitted. Using the pattern to create and sell finished items is permitted. No mass production is allowed. If selling finished item (s) on Ebay or any other form of Internet listings, websites, etc. Please give credit of the design to Shawnette Imseeingraggedies.

Shawnette's Bio - I am a wife, mother of 6! 3 boys n 3 girls. My passion is primitive Raggedy Anns. I love antiques gardening sewing painting. I am a survivor of Lymphoma cancer!

Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Shawnette Howell of Imseeingraggedies blog.

A Gnarly Tree Free Tutorial by Romona King of Northbrook Designs

I thought you might all like to know that Romona King of Northbrook Designs has created a wonderful FREE .pdf tutorial on her Northbrook Designs blog showing you how to create a gnarly tree.  Makes a great decoration for Halloween.


A Gnarly Tree
© 2011 by Romona King of Northbrook Designs

If you'd like to download Romona's tutorial please click on the picture above or CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD


Here's what Romona had to say about her tutorial:

This tutorial came about unexpectedly. In a last minute decision to make some Halloween ornaments I realized I didn't have any kind of a display to hang them on. I have a glittery tree and I have a dress form prop, but not very Halloween oriented at all. So a tree was created out of necessity. The supply list is short and the steps are so easy, they just require you to not take this or any of the tutorials I write, very seriously. Play with the ideas and just let your own creativity show through, all I ask is that you let anyone who asks, know where they can find this tutorial so that at the very least you give me credit for implanting some ideas. So let’s get started.

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Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved — Written By Romona King of Northbrook Designs. Romona is a crafter, doll maker, painter, needlework artist, and mixed media artist. You can visit her Northbrook Designs blog online at http://northbrookdesigns.blogspot.com/. You can also visit her Northbrook Designs shop at http://www.northbrookdesigns.com/.