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I used Nestabilities dies to cut and mat the image and sentiment and colored the image using Copic & Spectrum Noir markers. I adhered the image directly to the card front and popped the sentiment up using foam tape.
Well I didn't get my card completed in time for the 10 Minute Craft Dash but I wanted to share it anyway. I forgot to photograph my timer, but it took me 9 minutes & 37 seconds... cutting it close again! LOL
I spent a lot of time stamping the single polka dot triangle using the three different inks, and then trying to line them up. The triangles are from Mama Elephant's Trifecta stamp set.
After stamping the background, I matted it on orange cardstock, stamped the sentiment on a white cardstock strip, and popped it up using foam tape. I then added a few sequins to embellish the card.
I loved this card so much I created another one using a similar design in a different color scheme, using contents from my Counterfeit Kit.
Did you get a chance to make any cards today? I stayed up late last night scrappin' and making cards. I'm trying to clean house today. It's going slow... very slowly! Haha, I keep thinking of card ideas. I think I'm going to throw in the towel and go make a few more cards.
This is one of the cards I made. I really like how this one turned out... "Halloweeny," trendy, but not too scary or cutesy :) I used images from My Mind's Eye's Happy Haunting Halloween stamp set.
FYI Two Peas in a Bucket is running a free shipping promotion. They usually offer free shipping on orders over $50, but for a limited time you can get free shipping with orders of $35 or more through October 14th.
... and not to be an enabler or anything, but they also just got a ton of new Summer CHA product in stock, including some of the new Christmas collections... speaking of Christmas, it's "just" 80 days away! LOL
Hurricane Sandy dumped 24+ hours of rain and wind on us. Thankfully we didn't have any serious damage to our home. I hope you all fared well too!
It looks like trick or treating is still scheduled for our community tomorrow. I thought I'd share a Halloween card with you all. I used this weeks "Less is More" sketch challenge for my card. The spider image and sentiment are from the $1 stamp bin I picked up from Michaels. I used a splatter image from Red Rubber Designs So Splattered stamp set for the background.
Last year I picked up this stamp from ACMoore for $1, the actual cost was $2 but it was miss marked. Even at $2, that's a great price for a medium sized image that can stand on it's own! Paired with a little Basic Grey patterned paper it's a perfect not so cute card for my tween son.
Hope you're having a great week! Saturday is National Card Making day :) Are you doing anything special to celebrate? I'll be crafting of course and hope to have several cards to share. It's been so cloudy here I haven't been able to capture any good photos this week. Hopefully we'll have a clear, perfect picture taking day here!
Today is the first official day of fall yippee! Goodbye humidity, you won't be missed :) I'm looking forward to trying out a few gluten free pumpkin recipes this year.
GF baking is a combination of science and using the right flour blends. Last year most of my concoctions were pretty inedible! LOL but they have improved greatly much to the relief of my DS. My DH even likes my gluten free foods better than gluten filled ones, and that's saying a LOT!
I have a few ideas on how to tweak my favorite whole wheat pumpkin bread recipe using a GF flour blend, once I perfect it I'll be sure to share the recipe with you all.
In honor of pumpkin season I whipped up this cute little pumpkin card using this weeks Clean & Simple sketch...
Hi all! This week I'd like to challenge you to use paper piecing or hand draw & cut out a shape or object and incorporate it in your work of art. You can even use a stencil if you have one in your stash. The only rule is that you can't purchase anything new to use :)
I can't draw but I think my bat does resemble an actual bat so don't laugh!! LOL I used my Making Memories date stamp to add the date, PTI polka dots, & POD script stamps to create the background.
I don't know how to do vintage. Cute? Yes I can definitely do cute, but the vintage style just stumps me when it comes to actually trying to create something myself. I love the look though. Here's my poor attempt at creating a vintage Halloween card.
World Card Making Day is Saturday, will you be doing anything fun? I'm planning to tidy up my craft room tonight so that I can create a few cards tomorrow. A clean room always helps to inspire me.
I had a chance to play around with the Picasa 3 software for a little while. There is an option to create a photo collage... it's pretty cool! I usually use Microsoft Picture It Pro, but my PC has crashed a few times over the last month so I haven't installed it yet. But I really like the Picasa editing software. I don't do any fancy edits, mostly just resizing and adding a watermark to my images so it works well for me.
You can click the images to enlarge them for a close up view :)
I don't buy mini stamps often but I purchased a set call Trick Or Treat from TAC a few years ago. I knew the images would be the perfect size for mini cards or for creating patterned paper. The kitty and the Trick or Treat bags are two of the images from the set. I used a "to & from" stamp from another TAC set, and the "Happy Halloween" sentiment & witch hat on the tag below are from a mini tag set Making Memories sold several years ago.
I used Basic Grey's Eerie collection again for all three tags. I layered this one with a piece of black cardstock that I stamped using an image from PTI's Text Background II set, with white pigment ink. It also has two mini purple rhinestones on the edges of the mini tag.
Hi all, hope you’re having a great week so far!I wanted to share this cute Halloween card
with you all. The spider image is from TCRS,
isn’t he adorable?! I can't recall who the manufacturer for the patterned paper is, it's been in my stash for a really long time. The sentiment stamp is by Stampendous.
This year my son wants a “really scary” costume. Gone are the days of anything relatively
cute, he’s too “MANLY for cute stuff…” his words not mine! LOL Tomorrow I’m going to share a few Halloween gift tags.
Thanks for stopping by!
Well sort of! I guess I should say one stamp, 3 similar layouts =) I made some Halloween cards & tags over the weekend that I'll be sharing with you this week.
I had a few sheets of paper left over from Basic Grey's Eerie collection that I got last year, and a stamp in my stash that I don't think I've ever used before. I purchased it from Third Coast Rubber Stamps several years ago. It's a great larger sized sentiment that works especially well with the patterns in these papers.
I'm learning that my "style" seems to be a little more clean and simple with a few embellishments here and there. What can I say? I like clean lines! LOL Sometimes I try different styles but I always go back to the basics... cardstock, patterned paper, ink, stamps, and one or two embellishments.
The basics works particularly well when I use busy patterned papers. For these cards I added some inking, white embossing powder, mini brads, buttons, scrappers floss, & some ribbon to keep the focus on the patterns of the papers.
I'm keeping it simple again today... ink, stamps, cardstock, & embossing powder. I used my PTI polka dot stamps to create the background. The sentiment is from Third Coast Rubber Stamps They have some neat designs that you probably won't find anywhere else.
We had another color challenge hosted by Laurie over at the Paper Wings website today. I actually created a card on the day the challenge was posted which is unheard of! LOL She challenged us to use the colors Orange, Black, & White.
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I pulled out an image & sentiment from a TAC retired stamp called Trick or Treat (2005/2006 catty) and paired it with an image from the Friendship Strips stamp set. I colored the image using Copic markers, added some ribbon, and some foam tape for a little added dimension.
Supplies: Stamps: Trick or Treat & Friendship Strips Paper: US white, orange & black Bazzill Other: Palette Noir & Versamark ink, Copic markers, & ribbon.
I'm sorry we had to skip August's blog hop but it was just to hectic around here after I moved. Anyhoo the Angels are :) back and we have some awesome Fall themed creations for you to check out.
I created two Halloween cards to share with you. I used October's SOTM to create the backgrounds. If you haven't had a chance to, please stop by TAC's website to check out the samples I created using this set :)
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Supplies: Stamps: TAC stamps: Happy Haunting, & Sketched Scrolls Paper:Purple & black cardstock Other: Black ink & B&W stitched ribbon
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Supplies: Stamps: TAC stamps: Trick or Treaters, & Sketched Scrolls Paper: Orange & white cardstock Other: Black ink, Copic markers, & Skin Tones colored pencils
Don't forget to check out the other Angel creations :)
Morning all! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. A couple of weeks ago I asked some of my Angel sisters to join me in a Halloween challenge. The challenge was to create a Halloween project using The Angel Company stamps & products. This is the card I created...
You can check out the rest of our creations here...
When I started creating this card I had something different in mind but it just didn't turn out the way I expected. Anyhoo, this would be a great card to send to the Grandparents with photos of the kiddos in their Halloween costumes.
The board clip didn't match the green cardstock... it's more of a pastel green color so I just sponged it with black ink to tone it down a bit.Thanks for looking!
Stamps: The Angel Company: Trick or Treaters & Mini-bet
So I had this sheet of patterned paper left over from last year. The busyness of this design was kind of intimidating! For this card I decided to use the print as the main focus of the card. I think it works!!
before the school year officially starts here. Timothy is excited and disappointed at all once... excited to see friends and to start fall baseball but disappointed that he actually has to do school work. LOL
The start of the school year always puts me in Holiday mode... there's Halloween, then Thanksgiving, Christmas, and birthdays sprinkled in between. I was able to get a head start on Christmas cards but thought I'd take a break and work on some Halloween cards.
Stamps: TAC Happy Haunting, Script Background
Paper: TAC Hip-Hop paper Collection, DCWV white, purple, & black
Ink: Palette Violete, Versamagic Cloud White & Midnight Black
After feeling pretty crappy last week and falling behind with my school work I just didn't get a chance to create anything. I thought having the blog schedule would help me add more creative time to my week...now I'm not so sure! So I'm going to rethink that one...
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I do have a card to share with you today :) I love tiny stamps because they can be used in so many different ways. One of my favorite ways to use smaller stamps is to create a background print. It's like having a supply of patterned paper that you NEVER run out of :)
I stamped the skull & tiny spiders, by TAC using Palette Noir ink repeatedly over the top portion of the cardstock, SU Pumpkin Pie. I tied a ribbon, from Michaels, around the cardstock sheet, stamped the sentiment... by Stampendous below it and then adhered it to a black cardstock base.
Oh... also, please pray for all the people affected by the California wild fires. They have been weighing heavy on my heart these last two weeks. I'm from San Diego. My father, brother, and friends still live there. Luckily their homes were spared, but so many were not as fortunate.