Friday, September 7, 2012

Monster Mash Party Hop

Hello all I 'd like to welcome you to the Monster Mash Party Hop featuring Simply Betty Stamps!  This is an anything goes hop showcasing Betty's many wonderful and versatile images.  If you have reached my site by way of Kathy Gillon then you are on the right track.  If not please hop on over to the start at Simply Betty Stamps .  Now on to my project!

I decided to use the Addams Family digis.  My project is an organizer.  I chose "A family affair" for the title because of the wonderful welcome, advice and friendship I have received from all the amazing and talented crafters who frequent Betty's fan page, it really feels like an extended family. I put all the images into my publisher program to create a "family portrait". I then colored the image with pencils, and distressed using  Tim Holtz tea dye ink.  I matted the image on black card and punched the border with a M.S. punch. The title was printed on silver card cut then punched with another M.S. punch.  I added a little line of bling below the title and the dangling bats are a ribbon that is adhered to the back.  I used the same silver paper to punch a doily from a S.U. die and sponged the edges with tuxedo black from Memento.  I created the flower with an EK punch from the black and silver leftover.  The eyes are epoxy stick-ons.  I then added a feathered cord to the inside of the rings and some purple, green and black eyeball, ribbons.  I will be able to keep cards I make in the pockets, and there are spaces to put birthdays and special occasions on each pocket :)


Ring detail
Just the coloring close-up 
Here is the start on the first page. It was an outdated calender sheet.

I sure hope you enjoyed your stay I really had fun creating the cover and starting the first page.  I will be posting more of this as there is a page and pocket for each of the 12 months :)

Your next stop is Celina Matthews so get to hoppin and make sure to leave a little love for all the talented peoples along the way please.  Here is the list if you get lost.
  1. Simply Betty Stamps Blog:
  2. Beth Creation
  3. Corinne Jones 
  4. Louise Mann
  5. Trish Sakulich
  6. Anda Nicolson
  7. Kelly Millett
  8. Tanya Johnson
  9. Erin Fairclough
  10.  Olivia Marmara
  11. Katrina Benton
  12. Trudie Howard
  13. Ginger Paige
  14. Kathy Gillon
  15. Rachel Mutchler
  16. Celina Matthews
  17. Irene Sherman
  18. Katya Bess 
  19. Gina Lindsay
  20. Lisa Nelson
I am also entering this into the Anything but a card Challenge


  1. Loving the eyeball ribbons and that great flower you made at the top! Gorgeous creation!

  2. ohhh my word brilliant love it xxx

  3. This is awesome. Love the flower x

  4. That is stunning! Gorgeous coloring and what a perfect album!

  5. LOVE your organizer.. WOW great coloring too! Wonderful idea..

  6. Stunning colouring and a lovely idea. ♥

  7. What a great idea. Fantastic job on the coloring with the admire color pencils artists.

  8. This is such a great project, and I love how you have made it so you can add to it through the whole year. Beautiful colouring aswell. xxx

  9. I love the family portrait you've created, you've used some of my favourite images on it, beautifully coloured too.

  10. GREAT project. I LOVE your "Addams Family".

  11. Brilliant I love your colouring.
    Shell xx

  12. Great Idea, wonderful job.

  13. Gorgeous album! The coloring is fab!

  14. Gorgeous loving your Organiser :)

  15. Great project! Love the title:)

  16. this is just fab!!!! Love it....fabi xxxx

  17. I love it!!! These are some of my fav Betty Stamps!!!

  18. Gorgeous! Love that you merged them together!

  19. This is simply amazing..I love the googly eyes a perfect addition

  20. This is awesome.. Love the group of them. Then I love that little girl with the ponytails.. she is awesome!! I love all the detail on the spine of that notebook.. its really fantastic!

  21. This is great! The cover looks incredible and I love the idea of a place to organize your cards.

  22. WOW what a fab idea - I love the way you have merged all the images! x