Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Treat bag toppers

Life is still busy and crazy! I'm trying to get some treat bag toppers made for the Halloween candy I'll be giving away this weekend. Since I was making these anyway, I squeezed in a few challenges with them.

The first one is for Stamp Something - Halloween. I used a digi image from Digital Delights by Louby Loo. (I'm using digi images because there is no clean, flat surface to stamp on in my craft space right now.) I did some pen detailing and that's about it. Oh, I colored the image with my Marvy Markers.



The next topper is for the Digital Tuesday challenge to use kraft, orange and one other color. It's also for Stampin for the weekend - Fangtastic Halloween. The digi image is a Dustin Pike freebie.



I colored this one with colored pencils and embellished with ribbon and a brad.

Thanks for looking. I hope you are having a great week.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Things with wings

Boy, time flies. I have been very busy the past couple of weeks. I guess you can tell by the lack of posts. I have managed to get in one card that fits the challenge at Digital Tuesday- things with wings. My image is a cute bird from Victoria Case.



Thursday, October 15, 2009

A Season that Sparkles

Right on the heels of Halloween and Thanksgiving will be Christmas. Flourishes is gearing up for a season that sparkles and issued a release challenge to make a card in that theme. Here's mine using the sketch from OCC's sketch challenge.




Stamp: Flourishes All Wrapped Up
Paper: DCWV
Accents: Stickles


I didn't get to participate in many challenges this week. There were some awesome prizes up for grabs but I missed playing because I went on a weekend getaway with my hubby for our anniversary (totally worth the stamping sacrifice) and as soon as I returned I had to go to work and worked three full days of overtime!

I did get in one more challenge. Here is my card for the Sketch Saturday sketch.



I left off one strip but I think it still follows the sketch.

The deets:

Stamp: VC digi stamp
Paper: Making Memories
Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder
Accents: flowers, brad

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Sing a joyful song

The digitgal Tuesday challenge this week was to make a card based on a music theme. I chose to use these cute carolers and make it a Christmas card. I based the layout on Mercy's Tuesday sketch. Since I went with nontraditional Christmas colors, this one fits the Little Paper Shop challenge too.



Stamp: Digi image from Squigglefly; sentiment Inkadinkado
Paper: BasicGrey Eskimo Kisses
Accents: Acrylic gems (Walmart); Stickles
Tools: Nestabilities

Whiff of Joy Anniversary Challenge

You've still got today to play. I love these adorable images. I'd love to win some as my collection is very small. Here is my card for the Whiff of Joy Anniversary Challenge.



Paper: K&Co.
Stamps: Whiff of Joy Willow with flower basket; sentiment- MFT
Accents: Brads, flowers (Prisma)
Tools: Marvy Markers, Nestabilities

More Halloween challenges

I just posted about how everyone is wanting Halloween projects this week. I'm back with one more for a couple more challenges. Simon Says wants Halloween and so does the Cuttlebug Be Inspired #52. I used the same colors again as required by The Pink Elephant.
I used Jen's sketch from last week for the layout.

The battery on my good camera was dead so I'm using the old one which does a horrible job with lighting, so the embossing is a little hard to see.



Paper: Making Memories
Stamps: Sentiment- MLYB; Witch- Dog Gone Stamps
Tools: Nestabilities, Cuttlebug d'vine swirls folder; Big Shot; Marvy Markers

Halloween is coming

and everyone is challenging us to make Halloween projects or use those colors! So much fun. The Pink Elephant is challenging us to use black, white, orange and purple. A Spoonfull of Sugar wants to see Halloween and the Stamptv technique challenge this week is for a candy gift. I made a little triangle box to meet these challenges.



Opps, I almost forgot deets!

Paper: cardstock
Stamp: Digi image digital delights by LoubyLoo; sentiment- GinaK
Accents: ribbon, eyelet
Tools: Nestabilities; Marvy Markers; paper piercer

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Red and Green

I made another challenge card today. This one combines four challenges. I love to make cards and I'm not trying to slack on the challenges, but I love it when they work together. Simon Says is asking for Red and Green and ASpoonfull of Sugar has challenged us to make Christmas cards. What better colors for Christmas than red and green? I used Mercy's sketch because I wanted to make my card a money/gift certificate holder and the sketch fit that perfectly. I added a little gold for the StampTV Potluck Challenge. Here is my card:




I put a punched border and some of the patterned paper inside too, but I forgot to take a picture of the inside.

Stamp: GinaK Designs A year of flowers
Paper: DCWV Christmas glitter stack
Accents: Brads, glitter dots, sentiment rub on MLYB, DCWV rub on stitches
Tools: Nestabilities, border punch

Three in one

Happy World Card Making Day! I'm hoping to get geared up here in a bit. First, I just finished up a card I made for some weekly challenges. We've had a couple of deaths in our church family this week so I need to send some sympathy cards. Perfect timing for the "thinking of you/ praying for you" challenge at Stampin Sisters in Christ. It is always hard to know what to say to a grieving family, but the challege verse there is a prayer we can all pray before we speak in any situation:

Psalm 19:14: Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in your sight Oh, Lord, my strength and my redeemer.

I also made this card for the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday "outside the frame" and Papertake Weekly's black and white +1. I chose red. I think that is always a classic color combo. Here is my card:



Stamps: Flourishes Poppy Patch; Verve sentiment
Paper: Doodlebug, Making Memories
Tools: Martha Stewart Lace Doily Punch, Nestabilities ovals and scalloped ovals; Marvy Markers

Friday, October 2, 2009

Friday Feature- Haunted Mansion

It's October! That means we'll be gearing up for Halloween. I did a search on etsy for some things you might find in a "Haunted Mansion".

First, you've got to encounter a creepy door knocker.



Sanctuary Knocker - 8x10 Original Fine Art Photographic Print by barbaragordon

Once inside you may find some candelabras



Vintage Upcycled Metal Candelabra - Grape Purple by VintageMadnessShop

or a mirror


Vintage gold metal scalloped edge mirror fleur de lis shape by
moxiemittens


Depending on who's been there, you might find some potion bottles



Halloween Poison and Potion Bottles by ShaneLilyRain

and last, there's bound to be some freaky birds



Vintage Googley Eyed Black Owls by SugarShorts
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