Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

 ***Please help me win a stamp set from Fresh Squeezed StampsCLICK HERE and scroll down to "LIKE" my card!  No registration necessary!  Thanks so much for your "likes"!***

Happy Halloween!  I really enjoy this holiday......I love watching my kids' faces in their costumes!  This year my daughter (she's 7) wanted to be a pop star and my son (10) wanted to be......get this.....a piece of BACON!  Yep!  Lots of felt and hot glue later.......we had a BACON costume!  LOL 

I wanted to share the mini 3 x 3 cards I made my kids........nothing fancy but just cutsey and spooky! 
 Payton's card uses the cutest Ghostie Witch from Lil' Inker Designs and 2 Cute Ink......You can find her HERE.  Brett's card uses the Trio of Bats die from Memory Box and the sentiment is from Spooky Sweets (PTI).


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a spooky Halloween!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Squeeze-A-Palooza Challenge

Hi everyone!  I hope you all had a great weekend!  Saturday was filled with my shift at work and Sunday my son had his Super Bowl game.  Let's just say that the Crush team coaches teach their kids some very questionable plays.  One of our kids got hurt by a helmet to helmet hit and no penalty was called.  Parents from our team started asking if there was going to be a flag and the Crush coach turns to our bleacher of fans and says, "Oh stop whining!"   Our player is fine....a little shook up but ok.  We stood together as a team and forfeited our championship game because we wouldn't let our kids get hurt any more.  Our kids certainly learned something today.  We are here to play football.....nothing else. 
Let's get on with what I have for you today!  Fresh Squeezed Stamps has started a monthly challenge!  Their first challenge is Halloween! 
I was lucky with their first release and won a Christmas stamp set called Christmas Treats.  You may be wondering why I tell you this.  Well, I've used it for my Halloween card and paired it with the FREE digi they've offered this month!  There's no excuse not to play along!
Trick or Treat
I've used some of my hoarded Washi Tape for the background.  The candy jar and all the candy inside are 3 separate stamps.  I LOVE these stamps!  The candy was stamped in two different colors and the black was embellished with some Enamel Accents!  I like how it turned out!
Now, before I leave.......I must ask a favor.  Fresh Squeezed Stamps is offering a free stamp set to the card with the most "LIKES".  Can you help me out if you like my card?  You can see my card HERE and "like" it!  Thank you so much!
{Trick or Treat}
Stamps:  Christmas Treats (Fresh Squeezed Stamps)
Paper:  SS White, True Black (PTI)
Ink:  True Black (PTI), Orangerie Palette
Misc:  Washi Tape, Foam Adhesive

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!

I couldn't let the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop go by without participating!  What a fun challenge to make a non-traditional holiday card using the color palettes from Nichole's blog!
October PTI blog hop#2
My card isn't fancy but I just LOVED the colors in the sweater from the photo!  Some subtle snowflake stamping added just the right touch!
October PTI blog hop

 Doesn't this just look so cozy and warm?  Thought my sentiment went well too!  Well, no more chit chat......go check out the rest of the participants over on Nichole's blog!

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the Blog Hop!
{Warm Holiday Wishes}
All supplies PTI unless stated
Stamps:  Holiday Treats, Holiday Photo Finishers
Paper:  Smokey Shadow, Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist, Soft Stone
Ink:  Smokey Shadow

Be Inspired #13

 Hi everyone!  I had some time to play along with the current challenge over at The Alley Way Stamps.......Be Inspired.  I had so much fun last time working with the digi images, that I thought I would give it another try! 
I was inspired by all the bats flying in the inspiration photo and knew the digi bat image was perfect!  I created some background paper with the bat and made it tiny.  It wasn't until after I printed it that I noticed the bats didn't print straight on my paper (the paper wasn't straight).  Grrrr.  But I went with it anyway!

Batty for you  
Here's the Be Inspired photo for this challenge:
Have a great Thursday!  I'm also linking this up over at The Pink Elephant for their Halloween Challenge!

{Batty for you}
Digi Stamps:  Bat and Sentiment (The Alley Way Stamps)
Paper:  True Black, Soft Stone, Pure Poppy, SS White (PTI)
Dies:  Label Layers 5 Die (Wplus9), Stitched Heart Die (Lil' Inker Designs)
Misc:  Black Twine, Grey Gem

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Happy Halloween

Hi everyone!  I'm here today with a Halloween one layer card.....using Fall-o-Ween by Julie Day from Market Street Stamps.  I could not wait to get my hands on this set.  This set is jam packed with images for both Halloween and Thanksgiving! 
Creating this little scene was soo simple with these images.  I love how Julie even captured jack-o-lanterns with this set!  Look at that cute little face!  For my pumpkin, I did cut the stem off my stamp so it was more easy to ink up in green. *gasp*
Happy Halloween
I wanted to share the little wood fencing that is also included in this set.  Here I've used just the tips of the posts and stamped them once and then again in between the previous posts.  I love how it looks!

Happy Halloween

I'm playing along with the colourQ challenge since it uses these colors!  I wanted to point out the banner in this inspiration photo.....isn't it just so fun??  I'm definitely going to have to try one of those..........hmmm, maybe I need to look for Halloween material after the season!

 Thanks so much for joining me here today! I'm going to link this up over at The Pink Elephant for their Halloween Challenge!
{Happy Halloween}
Stamps:  Fall-o-Ween (Julie Day for Market Street Stamps)
Paper:  SS White, True Black (PTI)
Ink:  Plum Pudding, True Black, Ripe Avocado, Dark Chocolate (PTI), Orangerie Palette

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Sweet Life

Hi everyone!  I enjoyed a more restful day today after a whirlwind weekend!  We celebrated my daughter's 7th birthday!  She wanted crafty but for 6-7 year had to be simple!  We colored stickers, made button rings, and made door hangers!  Oh yeah, and made cootie catchers!  I know some of you know what these are if you are **old ** like me!  Now way back when, they weren't called this.  In fact, I don't remember what I called them but I remember makes tons of these and playing with them for hours!  These were the American Girl version!  I'll have to post some pictures in another post of what I'm talking about!  LOL 
On to the card I have to share.......The Sweet Life.  Oh goodness.....I've shared here before how I LOVE floral stamps.  And this stamp set is truly beautiful, amazing, and soo easy to use!  Goes back to when I first started stamping........I learned with Stampin' Up......2 step stamping!  I'm playing along with 2 challenges for this card......see below for the details!
For a gracious hostess

I've used some Lavender Sachet, Plum Pudding, and Pure Poppy ink here for my roses.  I just love how this turned out!  This card is going to a very special friend for hosting a Cajun dinner a couple of weeks ago.  I tell you she went all out with the menu!  I had my first mud bugs!  They were delish!!!
Anyway, I digress.  Here are the challenges I'm playing along with:
Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my rambling!

{For a gracious hostess}
Stamps:  The Sweet Life (PTI), Mega Mixed Messages (PTI)
Paper:  SS White (PTI)
Ink:  Plum Pudding, Pure Poppy, True Black, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado (PTI), Lavender Sachet (Palette ink)
Dies:  Stitched Mats: Rectangles (Lil' Inker Designs), The Sweet Life (PTI), Fishtail Flags Stax (MFT), Linen IP (PTI)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Falling for you.....

Wow! Today it really looks like FALL here in Kanasas! The trees are absolutely at their best right now.....gorgeous reds, yellows, browns.   I have a quick card to share using some of these colors and die cuts from Lil' Inker Designs
Here I've used the Stitched Sentiment Flag die to add a border of sorts to my card.  Adding in some falling leaves from the Acorn Die Set with that cute sentiment, makes for a very CAS card!

Falling for you


 Have you checked out Lil' Inker Designs yet? I am soo loving what Laura has been designing!!!
{Falling for you}
Stamps:  Acorn Sentiments (Lil' Inker Designs)
Paper:  Rustic Cream, Dark Chocolate, Ripe Avocado, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest (PTI)
Ink:  Dark Chocolate (PTI)
Dies:  Acorn Dies and Stitched Sentiment Flag (Lil' Inker Designs)
Misc:  Twine (The Twinery)


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

CASology Guest Designer

Hi everyone!  I'm so excited to share that I am the Guest Designer for the CASology blog this week!  I was so very fortunate to win Week 13 for THIS card.  

Lately, I have found that I'm using less and thus CAS has emerged for me!  This week's CASology Cue Card is:  NIGHT.  Yep....interpret how you like with whatever makes you think of 'night'!


I immediately thought of Halloween 'night' as it's a favorite time at our house where trick or treating and costumes bring smiles to my kids' faces!  So I've used some Neat & Tangled stamps for a fun little scene.


I've added a few elements "popped" off my card to add dimension to an otherwise CAS design. I love how it turned out! Who wouldn't think that bat is cute?? Anyway, thanks so much for joining me here today.  I want to see what you have for this CASology Cue Card! 

Stamps:  Halloween Scene, Little Tangles (Neat & Tangled)
Paper:  Smokey Shadow, SS White, Harvest Gold (PTI)
Ink:  Fresh Snow (PTI), Charcoal Palette
Dies:  Circles (Spellbinders)
Misc:  Prisma Glitter, Foam Adhesive

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Happy Haunting with Neat & Tangled!

I have a card today to share with you using some of the Halloween stamps from Neat & Tangled! These are just too cute! I could create LOTS of Halloween goodness with these! Just sayin'! Here I've used Graveyard Shift and Halloween Scene
The first thing I thought to do with this skeleton image was to make him wave.  It was so easy to do!  A little fussy cutting and giving him 2 right arms....was all it took! 
Happy Haunting

I've also used the fence image to add some popular arrows to show off that wonderful handwritten sentiment!  I hope you've enjoyed this as I had so much fun making it! 

Happy Haunting

{happy haunting}
Stamps:  Graveyard Shift, Halloween Scene (Neat & Tangled)
Paper:  Lemon Tart, SS White, True Black (PTI)
Ink:  Versamark, True Black (PTI)
Designer Paper:  Haunted Hallows (Teresa Collins)
Dies:  Fabulous Frames (PTI)
Misc:  Black Twine, Prisma Glitter, White Filigree Embossing Powder (PTI), Foam Adhesive

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Cloud 9 Blog Hop {October}

Hi everyone!  I'm sharing my card for this month's Cloud 9 Blog Hop!  I didn't get a chance to photograph my card until last night for my post so you get to see it today instead!  When I originally sat down to work on my card, I had an idea but when I pulled out my stamps, I realized that I didn't have the Pocketful Halloween stamps.  So my idea fizzled.......Until I thought about what really inspired me about this photo this month.  For me, it was the patterns and the pumpkins.  But then I kept looking at the door too.  So I pulled out my window die and made it white and adding some black and white polka dot curtains! 

  Here's the inspiration photo from this month.  Gosh, how I wish my front porch could look like this!  Have a great fall day!!


Stamps:  Happy Harvest (Wplus9)
Paper:  True Black, SS White (PTI)
Designer Paper:  Papertrey Ink
Ink:  Orangerie Palette, True Black (PTI)
Dies:  Pinking Edge Die (PTI), Small Madison Window Die (Poppystamps)
Misc:  Twine (The Twinery), Orange Pearls

Sunday, October 7, 2012

CASology meets Paper Smooches!

Yes, it's true.......this is my 3rd post today but I am playing along with several challenges that close soon so I needed to post them today!  I ended up making quite a few cards last evening for WCMD and this was one of them.  I combined 2 challenges for this......CAS cutie!
You're cute

First challenge.....CASology.  This week's cue card was:  ZOO.

Second challenge......Paper Smooches for their WCMD challenge to use pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

{You're cute}
Stamps:  Zoo Crew, Alphadot, Sugar Rush (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  SS White (PTI)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Kraft (PTI)
Dies:  Double Ended Banner (PTI)
Misc:  Button, Crochet Thread, Copics

Paper Smooches Sparks Trend Watch Challenge

Welcome back!  I have a card to share for the current Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge.  This week it's the Trend Watch challenge featuring this trendy image:

I was the lucky winner of Chilly Chums stamp set last week from Teri's blog and couldn't resist coloring up this cute fox!  I thought she fit in perfect with the colors and I tried to bring in some of the foilage by stamping the leaves (from Reflections) in Versamark Dazzle. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps:  Chilly Chums, Reflections, Sunny Side Up, My Peeps (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  Terracotta Tile, Ripe Avocado, Kraft, SS White (PTI)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Versamark Dazzle, True Black (PTI)
Misc:  Copics, Twine (MS)

Market Street Stamps Block Party!

Hi everyone!  Did any of you enjoy WCMD yesterday?  Well, I did but LATE!  LOL  Today, I wanted to share my card for the current Market Street Stamps Block Party!  There is plenty of time to create a card for your chance to win a Guest Design spot next month or some fun stamping goodies! 
I was in need of a baby girl card so I used the cutest set by Julie Day Designs called Baby Basics.  There are so many little sentiments and images included in this set.  I just love this paper by Simple Stories.....Baby Steps. 
Sweet Baby Girl

 My card uses the current sketch over at Retro Sketches.  I love the paper strips in the sketch and the rounded corners. 
{Congrats on your sweet baby}
Stamps:  Baby Basics (Market Street Stamps)
Paper:  SS White, Sweet Blush (PTI)
Pattern Paper:  Baby Steps (Simple Stories)
Ink:  Rich Cocoa (Memento), Blush (AMuse)
Misc:  Harvest Gold Buttons (PTI), Twine (The Twinery), Copics, Foam Adhesive

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Happy World Card Making Day!


Good evening friends!  Happy World Card Making Day!  I had very good intentions of getting up and creating but life happens.  So here I am posting on the evening of WCMD!  I am so happy to share this day with so many talented friends.  This is OUR day!  This is also a time to say 'thank you' for following along with me on my blog.....I know there is so much inspiration out there and I'm so glad you choose to stop by here! 
Wiggle it

I had some laughs while creating see my dad fishes.  However, I do not see him "wiggling it"!  But how could I not use this sentiment to add a little humor??  Anyway, I hope he likes it.  I'm entering this in over at Embellish Magazine challenge.

{Wiggle it}
Stamps:  Fish More (Wplus9), BB: Woodgrain (PTI)
Paper:  Kraft, Spring Rain (PTI)
Ink:  Scarlet Jewell, Enchanted Evening, New Leaf, True Black (PTI)
Dies:  Star (PTI), Fish More (Wplus9), Linen IP (PTI)

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