Friday, October 31, 2014

Hey Pumpkin

This stamp by Simon Says Stamp is still among my favorites, and Hubs loves it too.  So I had to use it for his Halloween card.  I added a SSS die-cut heart covered in stickles to the center of that adorable pumpkin, just to add that extra bit of schmooze! The banner is from Lawn Fawn's Stitched Party Banners, the stars are Hero Arts Tiny Stars background stamp. I cut out my copic colored image and popped it up on the sentiment embossed banner.

Have a happy and safe Halloween!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

October SOS Card Chain Challenge

Well it is a challenge in so far as we are provided guidelines on 3-4 choices for our cards, but the essence is that it is an exchange of hand made cards.  I have gotten many beautiful cards over the past year or so participating in this monthly challenge.  Give it a try, it is fun!

I chose to use both the color options and the sketch, though I did turn the sketch on its side.


My card is on its way to Kansas with a few goodies tucked inside.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Holiday Glitter

Now you might have thought I would be transitioning to Christmas cards...but not quite yet.  I have still more Halloween cards to share.  These are all using Elizabeth Craft vinyl Stickers, some glitter ritz glitter, copic coloring, embossing with Hero Arts Gold powder, and the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Its all about the cats...

I am not a fan of spooky gory Halloween...I like the autumn or cute images.  I have a few more cards for Halloween to share.  They all have cats.  The images come from Lawn Fawn, Simon Says Stamp, and Technique Tuesday. I used a variety of methods to complete the cards - Watercoloring, Diecuts, and Copic coloring. 

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Some Adorable Lawn Fawn

While visiting my Dad, we took a road trip to Orange County and some of our favorite shopping places. We even dropped by Stamp Fever. A great stamp store; they often have the latest and greatest--nice so you can see them up close. We timed it right as there was a Lawn Fawn event that day, and I was able to briefly meet Kelly Marie-she is as lovely and nice and friendly as you can imagine. She had a fun little make and take for us.  Lawn Fawn stamps were also on sale 15% off!  I did manage to pick up a few.

I really fell in love with the Spooktacular Stamp set and picked up the matching dies as well.  The images are smaller, and I really had to think about how to best use them on standard sized cards.  I colored them with copic markers, and added the Hero Arts tiny stars  background stamp for texture.  All the sentiments were heat embossed, love that raised feel. Backgrounds were colored with Distress inks.  I also used two more Lawn Fawn Dies, the Say Cheese and the Party Banners to add panel and reduce the focal area to match the stamped images.

Thanks so much for stopping by!