Monday, October 31, 2011

Sorry for your loss

Hello blog friends! I hope everyone is doing well!
I wanted to share a card that I made with a couple of challenges in mind!

And the colors are from CR84FN Color Challenge:

This turned out to be a very simple card, but a difficult card for me to do!
I don't know if it was the colors, or what! Or my creative juices just weren't wanting to work!
In the end it turned out prettier than what I had anticipated, but not like what I had envisioned!
Do you ever have one of those days????

I hope the ghosts and goblins don't scare you too much tonight! hoohahaha!!!!!!!!
This is my little Goblin!

Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Treats for my friends!

These are a few of the treat boxes I have made for some friends!
I had so much fun making these!

I cut 2 pieces of black paper 71/4 x 4 1/4.
Then I put them together and ran them thru the Big Shot 
with the smallest Spellbinder Rectangle to make the handles.
I used the MS Drippy Goo punch on the bottom of the orange DP.

The images are various Halloween stamps that I have in my stash.
They are from Stamps of Life, Stampin Up, My Pink Stamper and I don't know?!

Next, take small white Kraft bags and cut to 4" tall from the top.
Adhere a plain black panel to one side of the shortened bag and a decorated black panel to the other side of the bag. I used sticky tape so it would be extra strong when I added candy to the bags.

I cut some tiny strips of orange and black paper. I ran them through my crimper tool, to make some decorative strips to throw in the bags to give them some umph!
Finally, I tied some creepy ribbon onto the handles.

I think I will enter these into the Just Us Girls Challenge!
This weeks challenge is to design a 3D/Template with a Halloween theme!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Batty For You!

It's almost Halloween!
Have any of you been in your candy that you bought yet?
Maybe i have, maybe i haven't!

I made this cute little card for the CAS-ual Fridays Card Challenge for this week:
CFC24:  Create a Clean And Simple Halloween project with NO orange. 
 Not even a tiny spot!

I immediately thought of my "Mini Monsters" Cricut cartridge.
I chose this little mini Dracula. Isn't he precious?

I added Glossy Accents to his hair to add shine.
Gave him some googly eyes.
Put Stickles on his little fangs
(every Dracula needs white sparkly teeth!)
Added a sparkly brad to his bowtie.
Red rhinestones for his vest to make him debonair!
And ta da...
a very handsome dude!

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Thanks so very much

Another day...another card challenge!

I must admit this Play Date Cafe Color Challenge #103 was a little daunting for me!
The colors were:
Storm ~ Rust ~ Deep Sea

I had to really think about this one. I decided to use the Viva la Verve October Week 3 Sketch Challenge by Maureen Plut.


I made the flower with the Prima Donna Petals (MFT Die-Namics) die.  
This is such a cool die! Isn't this flower fabulous??

The entire flower is made with this die! I love the 3-D aspect. 
However, you must use a glue gun when making this flower. Regular glue or adhesive would not hold the petals together. I then placed it on one of the cuts that I made with the
Fleur De Lis Accents (Spellbinders) die.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Stamps: Making a Statement (Verve)
Paper: Lille 6x6 (7 Gypsies);Bazzill
Ink: Early Espresso(SU)
Accessories: Banner Basics Two, Fleur De Lis Accents(Spellbinders)
 Prima Donna Petals (My Favorite Things Die-Namics)
Dotted Wave punch (EK)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

You Mean the World to Me!

Happy Saturday everyone! Another beautiful day to enjoy our gorgeous Carolina weather...
but I was inside...STAMPING!!!!!!!! I felt so guilty..NOT!!!!!!!!!!!! heehee
My card today has been made with 2 challenges in mind.

designed by Teresa Kline.
And the colors

Red ~ Brown ~ Kraft
I did lots of different things to this card.
First I pulled out my Sew Easy and stitched the scallops with brown thread on both sides of the card.
I then ran it thru the Big shot with a Cuttlebug folder. I do not know the name of this folder, but it looks like wood grain. I cut the Circles and Lacey Circles in the designer paper with Spellbinders.

The heart is from  the Love Notes (Verve) stamp set,  which I hand cut after I stamped it. 
I then adhered it to some Tim Holtz Grungeboard to give it some depth. I inked ALL the edges with Early Espresso (SU) Ink. I then tied a heart charm to the heart.

The branch behind the flower is a Memory Box Die called Woodland Branch.
I punched some little flowers in the red and added brown rhinestones for the centers.
The sentiment (Hero Arts)was then stamped on a banner that I had cut with the die from
Paper Trey Ink called the Double-Ended Banner.

Thanks for stopping by! LOVE to read your comments!


Wednesday, October 12, 2011


I made this card for a couple of challenges!

This technique is called BLACK MAGIC
which is the challenge for this week's

Just Us Girls Challenge

 The tutorial for this technique is on Check it out!
It is very easy and lots of fun to do.
I am also linking this card to the

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge

This precious puppy is from a stamp set called Birthday4Cookie (Stamps of Life)

Sorry this post is so short, but I gotta go to bed!
I gotta work tomorrow!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011



Tis the season for spiders and ghosts and goblins...oh my!

I had lots of fun making this card. My colors were inspired by the color challenge this week at

I made the water colored background with stamping inks. I watched a tutorial from a
Stampin Up demonstrator who has the greatest web site. I used Color Box Ink by Stephanie Bernard. Love, Love, Love these new inks! I took an aqua marker and wet the entire piece of watercolor paper.  I dipped my aqua marker into the different inks and painted the watercolor paper. The ink spreads onto the paper and makes this really cool background.

I stamped the Spider Web (Stamps of Life)with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with black embossing powder.
I also stamped and heat embossed the larger spider (Stamps of Life) and then punched it out with a circle punch. I added some wiggly eyes to the spider...tied some black floss to make a tag and attached it to the top of the card.
Finally, I added purple satin ribbon and tied it in a pretty bow!

Thanks for stopping by! 


Stamps: spooky2scare,web4us (Stamps of Life)
Ink: Set 2 Ink Pads (Color Box by Stephanie Bernard)
Paper: Watercolor paper; Bazzill
Accessories: wiggly eyes; black embossing powder(SU); Spica Pen; punches; ribbon; black floss

Monday, October 3, 2011

Wishing you... 

As you can inspiration for this card 
was the current CR84FN Color Challenge!

I made these pumpkins with 3 different size oval punches!
Cut 3 ovals, ink the edges and attach to each other to form a shape of a pumpkin.
The leaves are from a Martha Stewart punch and I  cut freehand the stems. 
To complete the pumpkins, I tied a piece of twine around the stems. 
I learned about these pumpkins from a Stampin Up demonstrator last year! So cute!

The sentiment is from the Wishing You (Verve) stamp set. you know i love my Verve stamps!

 Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Thank You

 Hello Friends! Hope everyone is having a great day. It is GORGEOUS here in North Carolina!
Blue skies and and temperatures in the high 60's.  I love autumn!

My husband asked me to make a Thank You card for a colleague of his. He wanted to give a special thank you to someone who has really gone out of their way to help him with a big project. I was flattered! So I needed some inspiration and I found it at the...

The colors Wine...Smudge...Leather...Parchment
 are rich and elegant! 

I chose papers from K&Co.'s Que Sera Sera, Basic Grey Urban Prairie and Tim Holtz' Vintage Shabby.
I inked all the edges with Early Espresso (SU). I think this really added a richness to the paper.
The flower is cut from the Floral Circles (Verve) dies. I inked the edges and crumbled the paper before layering the flower together. I added a SU brad for the center. The doily like design behind the flower was cut with the Decorative Frames die (Sizzix). I also distressed the panel behind the flower.

I finished the card with some real pretty embroidery lace and brown ribbon that I had in my stash.
The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

And the sketch for this card is the Viva La Verve October Week 1 Sketch!

Hope you enjoyed your visit to my post!