Friday, October 24, 2014

Witchy Cat

 Happy (almost) Halloween!  This is the last of the Halloween cards for the year!  YEA!  I'm really ready to move on over to Christmas now - or even maybe a few cards for Valentine's Day!

I was at Michael's the other day and found this cute Halloween image from Hampton Arts on sale for 60% off.  Gotta love deals like that - plus it's really a cute set of stamps.  This is a large image so all I added was a sentiment from Chicken Girl Designs (very old), some enamel dots, and the twine.  The stars were colored in with a gold Wink of Stella pen and then I went over the hat with a clear Wink of Stella pen.  Of course I just had to add a little pearl to her collar too!

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Shaking It Up

I shook it up and made a Santa shaker card!!!  Pretty much of a terrible story all the way around.  Before I get to that though, just wanted to say that this cute little Santa is from Paper Smooches!  CUTE set of stamps too and I love this Santa to pieces!

Stamped Mr. St. Nick, added the Liquid Applique, and cut him out.  For some unknown crazy reason I decided to make a shaker card with him!  NO problem - every one else can do it and so can I!  I'd never made one before but it just couldn't be hard.......right!  Got the acrylic stuff glued on the frame and then added the dimensionals.  Of course I added them to the wrong side - so started over!  Finally got it all put together again, added the sequins, and then made my card!  YEA!  I did it!!!  Picked the card up and shook it - it's so cute with those sequins floating around in there - and they all fell out on the desk!  Yep!!!  You don't even want to know some of the words that came out of my sweet little mouth!  LOL!   Where's the hole!  I couldn't find where they were coming out and in case you haven't noticed those dimensionals really stick - and aren't coming apart!  Ok, started over again!  Finally got it all finished and now the sequins float around perfect.......Way too much work for me though and don't know if I'll ever tackle a shaker card again!

I'm going to enter this in the Anything Goes challenge over at Paper Smooches Sparks!

Thanks for stopping by.........and keep smiling!


Monday, October 20, 2014

Fall Wreath

A little fall wreath today using some stamps from The Alley Way Stamps.  I first stamped the wreath and added that cute bird at the bottom.  The leaves were stamped separately, colored, cut out, and added along with some amber colored sequins.  Lastly, the sentiment and wooden heart added.  The wreath, bird, and sentiment are from the Wreathed in Love set and the tiny leaves from Crazy Critters.

I'll enter this in the Be Inspired Challenge for The Alley Way Stamps.  I was inspired by the colors in the panel on the left - green for that tree in the background, orange for the pumpkins, blue for the color of the bird,  and the wooden heart due to the bed of the pickup truck.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Short Announcement

Just have a very quick short announcement  to everyone:

No tricks, just treats this weekend!  For every $1.00 spent in our store this weekend ( 10-18-14 through midnight central standard time 10/19/14) you will be entered into a drawing to win a  grab bag of 10 Halloween images!  Winner will be announced on our blog and here on Facebook on Monday, October 20th.

I know y'all probably think I've dropped off the face of the earth since I haven't posted a card since Wednesday.  I've actually been working on a couple and will have one on Monday for sure.  Sometimes other things (like LIFE) get in the way of the things we love to do.  I'm also not the quickest crafter around!  So, what more can I say.............

Be sure and check out Squigglefly and all their wonderful images this weekend! 

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A Boo-Tiful Day

Time for another Scrapy Land Challenge and the theme this time is Halloween!!  Be sure and enter for your chance to win a wonderful prize from Scrapy Land!!!  All you have to do to enter is use one of the brands of dies that Scrapy Land carries in the store.  Here's a list of all the brands:

I used a stamp and die from Lawn Fawn (Monster Mash) on my card today along with some Kraft paper and a scrap of black and white polka dot paper.  Added a button, ribbon, twine, and some fun enamel dots and it's all ready to be mailed out for Halloween!

Be sure and stop by Scrapy Land, see the challenge rules, and enter your creation!

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Saving the Hooters

Stella is on a mission to Save the Hooters!  She's already popped over to Tuesday Throwdown for this weeks challenge to spread the word since the theme of our challenge this go-round is Awareness!  Come on over and play along with us and you could win a wonderful prize package from our sponsor Bugaboo!

You just gotta love Stella!  I colored her in Copics and then used patterned paper from Recollections.  I cut out a heart die and then added the pink in the negative pieces.  A little embossing, a pearl on Ms. Stella's dress, and the card is complete!

I'll enter this in the challenge at Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets).

Head on over to Tuesday Thrown and enter for your chance to win!

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Pumpkins and Squigglefly

HUGE announcement - I am now part of the Squigglefly DT!  Great images, wonderful artists, fantastic design team, whoa.......can you tell I'm excited!!!

Our challenge at Squigglefly this week is to use pumpkins or the color of pumpkins on your card.  This should be easy with fall and Halloween right around the corner now. I used an image from Sandra Caldwell called Costume Witch.  What a cutie, right!  She's colored in Copics and then I gave her cape and hat some shine with the Wink of Stella Pen.  The patterned paper I used is from DCWV and the textured card stock from American Crafts - and then that little bat with googly eyes just had to be added.

Head on over to Squigglefly, see all the inspiration from the DT, check the challenge rules, and then enter your card for a chance to win!

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