Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Ustream tonight~Christmas Banner for Count Down Tree Kit

Tonight we start the Count Down Tree Kit available through Scrapadabadoo Crafts


We will be added extra embellishments to the banner and sharing how it all comes together. 

I also, have some sneak peaks of some of the ornaments we will be making for our tree.


Also, NEXT WEEK I will be streaming on Thursday Nov. 6th on Scrapadabadoo Crafts Ustream at 4:30 pm EST/1:30 Pm PDT.

Creating Christmas Cards with kraft, vellumn, glitter paste, Spellbinders Die.  Here are two of the cards I will be doing:


So, I hope you’ll join me tonight with our Christmas Tree Count Down and some Elf mischief. 

~♥Hugz, Zandra♥

Monday, October 27, 2014


Just wanted to share with you Home Décor Count Down Tree + Mini Kit now available at Scrapadabadoo.
I wanted to share with you what else you can turn the tree into:
Yes, it is a home décor piece for Halloween!  It also, comes with a hidden surprise:
I have a tea light in the back so, it lights up and the best part is that it all can come apart for easy storage.
This is only the sample of what the tree looks like and we will be using MME Sleigh Bells Ring.  It has the light bulb brads to add bottle cap ornaments 1-24 to count down the month.  Inside the tree stores the banner and under the tree will be the mini album.  On Ustream this week we will start the banner that fits inside the tree:
Here you see it all done and then you can use things from your stash to add more embellishments and dimension, as I have done here:
I added from my stash these cute little burlap birds.  You can see how you can add different things to the end of the banner:
I hope you can join me on Wed. the 29th at 8:00  pm EST as we start the Count Down to Christmas.  Can you believe there is only NINE MORE FRIDAYS TIL CHRISTMAS!
Hugz, Z

Friday, October 24, 2014

Arsenic & Lace Halloween Cards~by Zandra

Today, I bring you my Halloween Cards using my scraps from Echo Park’s collection Arsenic & Lace:
This is my first card, as I created this from the front sheet of the collection pack and is super easy and made for someone who you know will not keep the card…lol  I also, used twine, scotch quick dry which I keep in the fine line bottles, black stickles and for the top of the pumpkin the wood grain paper.
I added a little more layers to this card:  I used the EK Success Zig Zag Chain punch, which I used intertwining the bottom border and the negative pieces for around the 3 x 4 Happy Halloween.  Black Diamond and Crystal sticklesPrima 3 Scallop Doily Die, glossy accents and SS Frankie Enamel Dots.
Now this card is for someone you know is going to keep it…lol   I created this card with lots of texture and layers: 
First, I used some textured paste, on the acetate sheet I inked with white staz on, used gel medium and then crackle accents on top of that which takes overnight to dry.  Also, flowers, seam binding and Prima sprays
So, these were made from my scraps and I think they turned out so cute!  It is always hard for me to throw out any of my scraps.  It is always so fun to see what you can create from your scraps.
~♥Hugz, Zandra♥

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Arsenic & Lace Cauldron Mini~by Zandra

Today I share with you my Cauldron Mini album using Echo Park Arsenic & Lace collection.
I love this collection it has made a great Halloween album and if you would like to make this album I do sell the pdf file which you can purchase for $7.00 just email me at:  Each page also, has a pocket for more added photos or journaling and I created the tree from paper towel and Lindy’s spray.  I also, used scor tape, black pop dots, black soot distress ink as well as plastic sheets.
Be sure to check back and see how I used the scraps from this collection to create my Halloween cards.  ~♥Hugz, Zandra♥

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Saturday, October 18, 2014



Once again Ranger sale, yippee!  June and I got there at 7:00 o'clock and the stores opened at 9:00.

Here are the goodies I got and be sure to check my Ustream show for some giveaways!


A Closer look of what is inside:IMG_4032IMG_4033


Have a great weekend and be sure to leave a comment to win some of these goodies!  ~♥Hugz, Zandra♥

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

NO Ustream tonight~1st yr Ustream Giveaway

Remember there will be no class tonight and since it is close to my first year doing Ustream I am going to do a giveaway:
My first giveaway with be my cauldron mini and I will be giving away the chipboard with some extra’s to create the Arsenic & Lace mini:
So, be sure to leave a comment on this post an I would love to hear what you liked the best during my year on Ustream.   I will see you in class on Wednesday Oct. 22 8:00pm EST.
Have a great week and good luck!  ~♥Hugz, Zandra♥

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Try It On Tuesday~Challenge “Spooky”

This week on Try It On Tuesday the challenge is anything spooky.  I created a curiosity cabinet for my Arsenic & Lace Mini:
That was a step by step on how I put it together and I’m sure you will see others use these little boxes that the wood embellishment  come inside them.
Be sure to check out the other design team members TIOT “spooky” creations and come and play!
~♥Hugz, Zandra♥

Monday, October 13, 2014

DT Call for I love ProMarkers

You guys know I love my ProMarkers, well I love ProMarkers are looking for 3 DT members.  You can read all about it here.   ~♥Hugz, Zandra♥

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Ustream tonight~Finishing Halloween Mini

I have the PDF file ready for this mini if you are interested, it contains the witches shoe, costumes for the dolls and some extra’s.  I will show them tonight on my show and the cost will be $7.00 which you can email me at:  if you would like to purchase a copy.


We will be finishing up our Halloween mini using Echo Park’s collection Arsenic & Lace as well as the Julie Nutting stamps. 

I also, will be sharing a sneak peak of our next class the Christmas Tree Center piece holding a banner, advent calendar and mini.

Be sure to check out my class tonight as there might me some tricks or treats?  Hope to see you there.  ~♥Hugz, Zandra♥

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Zombie Walk 2014~Asbury Park

Another year and the annual Zombie walk in Asbury Park was almost rained out, but by 2 o’clock the sun was out and the Zombie invasion began:


My friend Geralyn owns a shop there and it was great to see her.


The next ones are my favorite:


Some of you might recognize this baby from last year…lol


Well, until next year from Asbury Park and have a great week! 

~♥Hugz, Zandra♥