Friday, October 20, 2017

Last of Halloween

Happy Friday everyone!  Thanks for stopping by.  I have not posted all week, so sorry.  My fall cleaning is getting in the way of blogging.  To make up for my absence I am sharing three cards as my farewell to Halloween posts for this year.

Toady's cards are all standard A-2. This card was made with Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Smokey Slate, Black and Spooky Night DSP paper.  I also used My Favorite Things Blueprints and Creep It Real stamp set.  I traced the outline of the stamp and then fussy cut around the image.  I like the look!

This card was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest. I used the same paper as the card above.  I added dimensionals to two of the flag tails and a little sparkle with black rhinestones. The sentiment is from Labels To Love stamp set and the stitched rectangles are from My Favorite Things. 

The third card was inspired from a card made by Dawn Griffith.  If you have not visited her site you MUST!   I added Pumpkin Pie glitter paper, a spider doily (retired) and a different punched edge.  The sentiment and adorable mouse are from Spooky Cat stamp set.  The ovals

If you have not finished your Halloween cards yet, try one of these.  My favorite of this group is Creep It Real.  What is your favorite?

Do something creative today!


Saturday, October 14, 2017

Saturday Spotlight - Happy Anniversary

Good morning everyone.  Thanks for stopping by.  Today's post is a bit different.  It's all about love!  Andy and I have been married 34 years today and I just want to shout out Happy Anniversary to love of my life.  It has been the best 34 years of my life.

Today's craft is all about spending time with those you love.  Believe it or not I was up early this morning to get ready for this big day with my hubby.  We are going to breakfast and then on to various events throughout the day ending with a dinner downtown and a spectacular light show called Blink. You can see the event HERE 

See you next week when I am back in my craft room! 

Spend time with those you love today!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Happy Owl-een to You

Hi everyone so glad you are joining me today.  October is so much fun.  I love making cards when I know the recipients.  The process is so much more engaging for me. 

Two individuals who will receive cards this Halloween really love owls.   So my Halloween card crafting always include at least one owl card. This year I have two owl cards planned.  The first one I am sharing today was inspired from a card made by Dawn Griffith.  I kicked it up a notch with black glitter paper, Stickles and rhinestones. 

The card size is A2 (Basic black cut at 5½ x 8½ scored at 4¼).  
Pumpkin Pie mat is cut at 4 x 5¼.
The owl is cut from Spooky Night DSP (3 x 3) and the black glitter mat is cut at 3¼ x 3¼.
The striped mat (1¾ x 5) is backed with black glitter (2 x 5)
The moon is stamped with the Owl from Spooky Cat stamp set and covered with diamond stickles.  

Thanks for joining me today and please do something creative today!


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Is Witch Really a Bad Thing?

Good morning and happy Tuesday.  What a great Autumn day.  So glad you stopped by!  Does the word Witch make you think of bad things?  Well, today's card might.

I was sorting through leftovers from last year's Halloween cards and came across this adorable witch hat that I had cut out but never used on a card.  

I like the background stamping on this card. It looks like black rain.  Very appropriate for the season.  The Pumpkin Pie glitter paper gives it a bit of sparkle which I love on cards.  Of all the Halloween characters, I like witches the best, especially on their brooms.  This sentiment from Funny Bones stamped on the inside of the card says it all.  

The card is a standard A2 size (5½ x 8½ scored at 4¼)
Mats are cut at 4 1/8 x 5  3/8 and 4 x 5 ¼.
Fishtail is cut at 1½ x 4 
Witches hat is die cut twice. The images are offset slightly.  
Sentiment is popped with Dimensionals.

Other Supplies used: 
     Basic Black cardstock
     Spooky Night DSP
     Labels to Love stamp set
     Everyday Label Punch
     Banner Triple Punch 
     Gorgeous Grunge stamp set 

Thanks for joining me and don't forget to do something creative today!