Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Halloween Goodies and a Peak at My Desk

I've been busy working on something for my grandkids for Halloween and thought I'd share it with you. I found the idea for these cute little cards at Mega Stampin' Studio and decided they were just the thing to do for the kids, only I enlarged my cards to 4 x 4. I used all House-Mouse images to show up behind the bubble once the candy is gone (that won't take long I'm sure). My DP's are from Basic Grey's "Eerie". So far I've made 9 of these - I have 10 grandchildren but the youngest is only a month old so I decided he probably couldn't eat the m&m's yet - and I think I'll try to do a few more for the neighbors' kids. I'm entering this into the House-Mouse challenge since it's all about Halloween, and What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday so you can catch a glimpse of my "happy place." Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day. The weather here has been warm and mega-humid, but we're supposed to get rain followed by cooler temps - woohoo!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Friends are the Nicest Thing

I love this stamp set from SU called The Nicest Things, so-named because the sentiment with it says "A friend is one of the nicest things you can have and one of the best things you can be." When I saw that, coupled with such a cute image, I knew I wanted this set. I paired it with Cosmo Cricket's Nutmeg DP's and the tag is from a SU set called Tiny Tags. I used my Labels Seventeen Spellbinder's die with it and that pretty much sums it up. We had a lovely week-end and I was refreshed by the message at church yesterday reminding us from Psalm 90:12, "So teach us to number our days that we may present to You a heart of wisdom." God wants us to make wise use of our time.....something we tend to forget oftentimes as we pursue more frivolous things. The message points were to be Fearless and to be Faithful. It definitely gave me something to work on as I am reminded of this truth. I hope you have a lovely week as we close out the month of October and rapidly approach the holiday season. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Halloween Tilda

I've been waiting a long time to ink up this combo and I love it. These are both Magnolia images and when I saw the quilt (Picnic Quilt, from '08) I decided that this Witch Tilda with Hat ('09)would look so cute sitting on it. I used Cosmo Cricket's Pixie-licious papers, but I didn't choose them until after Tilda was all colored. I must have subconsciously memorized that color scheme in my head because it was a perfect match to the papers. I chose some leaves and acorns from Flourishes' Falling Leaves set to surround her with instead of flowers. Once again I used my PTI wool felt and their Beautiful Blooms II dies for a flower for the corner. The tiny leaves stamped on the sentiment and the sentiment are from PTI's Mailbox Greetings set. I've taken pictures several cards I've done recently so hopefully I can post more cards for you than I've done in awhile. Thanks for stopping by. I hope this month of October has been an enjoyable one for you. It's such a beautiful time of year.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Copic Creations Challenge #37

It's time for another Copic Creations Challenge. This one is being sponsored by Pink Cat Studio and the theme is use of the Colorless Blender. My image is called Friendly Snowman. I think he looks both friendly and distinguished. I used BG10, BG72, and Y000 with my Colorless Blender for my snowman, and W6 and W7 with the CB for his hat. I adhered him on my incredibly yummy wool felt from PTI, cut out with my Mega Curved Rectangle Nestability die. The papers are Basic Grey's "Jovial". The letters are punched with MS punches and the buttons are from PTI. I hope you get to check out the rest of the wonderful cards that the design team has done. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful week-end.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Flourishes Sketch Challenge and Chance to Win

Flourishes has a great sketch challenge going and if you enter you're in the running to win all three of October's new releases. I recently got some new stamps, and while the images on my card and the sentiment are from two different sets I knew they would be perfect together and couldn't wait to use them together. This sketch was a great way to do it. My DP's are Basic Grey's "Eerie". The shoe and broom are from Flourishes "Witching You a Happy Halloween" and the sentiment is from Kraftin' Kimmie's "Cinderella". I've been working on mass-produced Christmas cards in groups of 10 and I'm almost done with my second group of 10. My goal is to get them all done and addressed by the end of October because that is always such a big project during the holidays so I'll be thrilled to have it done. Thank you for your kind comments and wishes for our new little grandson and thanks for stopping by. It's almost time for another Copic Challenge so stay tuned.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sympathy Card and Baby Pic

Today's card is a Sympathy Card I did using stamps from PTI's Beautiful Blooms II and their Autumn Abundance papers. I background-stamped the basic CS with SU's Autumn Leaf Prints. The sentiment is also from SU's Teeny Tiny Wishes. I also have to share a picture of Grandma and new baby Austin, born last Tuesday at 1:14 AM to my daughter and SIL. Big Brother Ethan is doing well with him although he came down with a Croopy cough this past week-end and can hardly talk, so that has made things a bit rough. Grandma's been on deck to help so I haven't done much stamping in the last week. I'm off to try to leave some long overdue comments. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Copic Creations Challenge #36

It's October 1 and time for another Copic Creations Challenge. This is Higgelty, and she's my kind of witch....a witch with attitude but NOT too scary. She is from Tiddly Inks who happens to be our sponsor for this challenge. The theme of the challenge is "Orange", so her lovely witchy-purple coat is patched with orange patches. She's standing on that magic broom of hers, ready to fly off with the wave of her wand. The DP's are Basic Grey's "Eerie." The sentiment is computer-generated and is flanked by sparkly bats. I sponged my backgrounds with Tim Holtz' Distress Inks in Antique Linen, Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge. I had to sponge the ribbon in Antique Linen as well to tone down the white. The DT has done some great cards so do try to check them out and then join us for our Orange challenge. Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by.