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Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Something Wicked This Way Comes Half-o-Ween 2022 Blog Hop - Day 7: FantaSea Half-o-Ween MERMAIDS SVG Book by Leigh!

πŸŽƒ Happy Halloween in May Creative Friends πŸŽƒ
Today is the finale of our celebration marking we've reached the halfway point to October!  There's still time to get in on our "Something Wicked This Way Comes" annual Half-o-Ween Blog Hop so hop on over asap to the MAIN POST for all the details and the linky party which closes tonight at 5 minutes to midnight pacificπŸŽƒ
 
 
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All LeighSBDesigns Halloween themed designs are on sale until midnight pacific tonight plus the fabulous new FantaSea Collection is still on sale until then too🧜🏻‍♀️
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FantaSea Half-o-Ween
MERMAIDS SVG Cutz Book
by Leigh
 
For today's finale of Something Wicked This Way Comes I'm showing off my completed MERMAIDS Half-o-Ween Book plus the last page you haven't seen yet ... all featuring my new FantaSea digi stamps and SVG Cutz collectionπŸ§œπŸ»πŸŽƒ  
 
I made the book with my MERMAIDS Letter Page Circle Make-a-Book SVG Cutz kit for electronic cutting machines! 
 
First a look through all the individual pages!
 
Cleopatra Oddleigh Mermaid, pumpkin - Vampire Balleigh Monster set, "Happy Haunting" senti - Once Upon a Nightmare A Wicked Compendium of Halloween Sayings.

Bastet CatFish FantaSea Pet and "So Wickedly Cute" senti - Once Upon a Nightmare Sleeping Batleigh Bats and Senti set.

Anubis DogFish FantaSea Pet, pumpkins - Vampire Balleigh Monster set and "Too Cute to Spook" senti - Batleigh Bats set.

Neptune Balleigh MerMonster, pumpkin and "fright night" senti - Vampire Balleigh Monster set.
 
Coral Balleigh MerMonster and "Hocus Pocus" senti - Once Upon a Nightmare A Wicked Compendium of Halloween Sayings.

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The "S" page features the FantaSeaScape with some digital trickery!  Before printing out the seascape I took the pumpkin from the Vampire Balleigh Monster set and did some digital masking!  I placed 3 pumpkins in different sizes over the top of the pearls and then printed.  You can get the same effect by fussy cutting out pumpkins after printing and simply adhering them over the pearls too!  
 
 
 Shrimpie FantaSea Pet is guarding Pearl and Coral's treasure!
 
 
The "Dive Deep for the Treasure You Seek senti is included in the Coral Balleigh MerMonster and Senti set. 

 
Each page of my book is decorated with the “Mermaid Scales” Layered Circle SVG Cutz with the scales cut from orange and purple cardstock and grunged up with Black Soot Distress Ink and Waterfall Stickles glitter applied to the circle edges. 
 

  All the senties are print and cut jobs using my Silhouette Cameo 4 and grunged with Black Soot Distress ink.  All the pages are decorated with Artsy Stems by Tim Holtz coloured with Distress Oxide sprays.  The large spiderwebs are a Cheery Lynn die cut from black cardstock and painted with Spectrum Noir Candlelight Sparkle glitter ink.  I also decorated all the pages with bats from Tim's Mixed Media Halloween and Bat Crazy die sets.  I painted the page letter "S" with a Spectrum Noir gold sparkle brush pen then completed the page with self adhesive pearlescent pearls in 3 sizes and colours.
 
 
 Now for the finished MERMAIDS book!
 
 
With all the dimension the pages are nice and chunky so I decided to bind the book with a metal O ring and punched 1/8" holes on the left side of each page. 
 
 
Closer look at the MERMAIDS letters.  
 Tip:
You can decide if your letters appear along the top like this or change the orientation and have the letters running down the right side of the book!
 
 
PLUS
You can spell out other words and make different themed books too!
How many different words can you make using some or all of the letters in MERMAIDS?
Go!
 
 
TIP:
If you use a ring to bind your book and want it to stand up on it's own then I suggest cutting off a bit of the circle at the bottom of each page to give the book a flat edge to stand on!
 
 
I then decided to use a smaller O ring and switched out the silver ring for a fun smaller red one!  I've got the back of each page begging to be decorated too so will go back to the bigger ring when the book gets chunkier!


View from the side!
 
 
The pages spread out nicely for viewing too with the O ring binder!

 
I hope my Half-o-Ween MERMAIDS book has given you lots of fun ideas on how to use the book and all the mermazing designs in the FantaSea digi stamps and SVG Cutz collection🧜🏻‍♀️
 
See you back here for 31 Days of Halloween starting October 1st...it will be here before we know it...scary I know but ever so wickedly delightful to get a jump on your makes now while your Halloween stash is outπŸŽƒ 

Stay tuned for my WINNERS post for our MerMay Challenge and the Something Wicked This Way Comes hop PLUS I've got a brand new release for you for June....wooohooooπŸŽ‰
 
Don't forget to shop all the SPOOKtacular Digi Stamps and SVG Cutz in the Half-o-Ween Sale ending tonightπŸŽƒ

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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Plus all the other sets I used!
 

 

 
You can shop for Distress Oxide Sprays, Distress Inks, Stickles Glitter, Spectrum Noir products and more at Scrapbook.com via my affiliate link at no extra cost to you.  Thank you for supporting LeighSBDesigns Inspiration Blog while getting awesome deals on your fave products!

Happy Creating!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Monday, May 30, 2022

Something Wicked This Way Comes Half-o-Ween 2022 Blog Hop - Day 6: " Neptune and Coral Balleigh MerMonsters " MERMAIDS SVG Cutz Book Pages by Leigh!

πŸŽƒ Happy Halloween in May Creative Friends πŸŽƒ
Woohoo...we're busy celebrating we've reached the halfway to October mark in LeighSBDesigns style with our "Something Wicked This Way Comes" annual Half-o-Ween Blog HopπŸŽƒ  Tomorrow is the finale so hop on over asap to the MAIN POST for all the details and the linky party!
 
 
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All LeighSBDesigns Halloween themed designs are on sale through May 31st midnight pacific plus the fabulous new FantaSea Collection is still on sale until then too🧜🏻‍♀️
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Neptune and Coral Balleigh MerMonsters
MERMAIDS SVG Cutz Book Pages
by Leigh
 
My FantaSea digi stamps and SVG Cutz collection are center stage for this year's Half-o-ween Blog Hop in my Halloween themed MERMAIDS Letter Page Circle Make-a-Book SVG Cutz Book🧜🏻‍♀️  
 
 
So far you've seen these pages:
 "M" page features Cleopatra Oddleigh Mermaid, the pumpkin from the Vampire Balleigh Monster set, the "Happy Haunting" senti from the Once Upon a Nightmare A Wicked Compendium of Halloween Sayings.
"E" page features Bastet CatFish FantaSea Pet and the "So Wickedly Cute" senti from the Once Upon a Nightmare Sleeping Batleigh Bats and Senti set.
"R" page features Anubis DogFish FantaSea Pet, the pumpkins from the Vampire Balleigh Monster set and the "Too Cute to Spook" senti from the Batleigh Bats set.
 
 
"M" page features Poseidon Balleigh MerMonster, Shrimpie FantaSea pet from the Neptune Balleigh MerMonster and Senti set, the pumpkin from the Vampire Balleigh Monster set and the "scared yet?" senti is from the Ghost Balleigh Monster set.
"A" page features Pearl Balleigh MerMonster and the "Trick or Treat" senti from the Once Upon a Nightmare Candy Bats set.
 I used the FantaSea “Mermaid Scales” Layered Circle SVG Cutz set for all the backgrounds.

 
Today I'm sharing the "I" and "D" pages from my Half-o-ween MERMAIDS Book.  
 
 
The regal Roman god of the sea, Neptune Balleigh MerMonster, is the quirky handsome MerMonster on the "I" page.  
 
 
 Neptune is enjoy fright night next to his grinning jack-o-lantern on this page!
 The pumpkin and "fright night" senti are from the Vampire Balleigh Monster set.
 
 
On the "D" page Coral Balleigh MerMonster was happily swimming around hugging her prized possession when she suddenly spotted 3 grinning jack-o-lanterns and fell instantly under their spell!
 
 
The "Hocus Pocus" senti is from the Once Upon a Nightmare A Wicked Compendium of Halloween Sayings.  All the senties are print and cut jobs using my Silhouette Cameo 4 and grunged with Black Soot Distress ink.
 
 
The pumpkins are from the Vampire Balleigh Monster set.
 
 
On both pages I used Artsy Stems by Tim Holtz I coloured with Distress Oxide sprays.
 

Each page of my book is decorated with the “Mermaid Scales” Layered Circle SVG Cutz with the scales cut from orange and purple cardstock and grunged up with Black Soot Distress Ink and Waterfall Stickles glitter applied to the circle edges.  
 
 
 The large spiderwebs are a Cheery Lynn die cut from black cardstock and painted with Spectrum Noir Candlelight Sparkle glitter ink.  I also decorated all the pages with bats from Tim's Mixed Media Halloween die set.

 
 I painted the page letters "I" and "D" with a Spectrum Noir gold sparkle brush pen then embellished the pages with self adhesive pearlescent pearls in 2 sizes and colours.
 
Shop all the Digi Stamps and SVG Cutz used today in the Half-o-Ween Sale on nowπŸŽƒ
 
 


 
You can shop for Distress Oxide Sprays, Distress Inks, Stickles Glitter, Spectrum Noir products and more at Scrapbook.com via my affiliate link at no extra cost to you.  Thank you for supporting LeighSBDesigns Inspiration Blog while getting awesome deals on your fave products!

Happy Creating!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Something Wicked This Way Comes Half-o-Ween 2022 Blog Hop - Day 5: Remembering Ike!

πŸŽƒ Happy Halloween in May Creative Friends πŸŽƒ
Woohoo...we're now on Day 5 of our "halfway to October" SPOOKtivities in LeighSBDesigns style with our "Something Wicked This Way Comes" annual Half-o-Ween Blog HopπŸŽƒ  Hop on over to the MAIN POST for all the details and the linky party!
 
 
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All LeighSBDesigns Halloween themed designs are on sale through May 31st midnight pacific plus the fabulous new FantaSea Collection is still on sale until then too🧜🏻‍♀️
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Remembering Ike
with makes by Ike
 
Today I want to remember Ike, Sue EisenHauer, who sadly passed away at the end of AprilπŸ˜”  I met Ike when I first discovered Smeared Ink way back in 2011 and we became friends through our love of cats, Edgar Allan Poe and Halloween and then later as fellow digi stamp designers.  Ike sponsored prizes and played in many of LeighSBDesigns blog hops and I know she is busy happily crafting in Heaven right now so I wanted to re-share some of Ike's makes today❤️ 

Ode to Poe and Raven
 
Ode To Poe and Poe Love
 
Ode to Poe and Raven

POE Love Freebie
 
Gothic Rose

Distressed Raven

 We will all miss you Ike❤️
Happy Creating!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN