Saturday, September 26, 2015

Ghosts Card

Hello Everybody!

I am making Halloween cards (Yay! Because last year I didn't get to make very many.)  So for this Halloween card, I was inspired by the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch!

I used my Silhouette to make the ghosts.  The sentiment is a G Studio stamp with orange embossing powder.  And I had to use all sorts of goggly eyes for the ghosts.  Those eyes really give them character. :)

I would like to submit this card into the following challenges:

Thank you for stopping by today!  Until next time my friends...have a boo-tiful day! :)

Monday, September 21, 2015

Glitter Witches

Hello Friends!

How have you been?  It seems like way to much time in between my posts!  But Halloween is coming and so is Christmas so I am hoping to make more projects to share.  :)

This past Saturday I got the treat of going to Michaels.  "Don't go crazy" my sweet husband always says...but it's almost Halloween! ;)  LOL  So I am looking for some Halloween card making paper and all they have are 12X12 stacks (minus the last 8x8 Tim Holtz Halloween that I snatched up).  One of the stacks is like black and gold Halloween-like fancy Halloween.

Unfortunately, I'm not a fancy Halloween person.  I must have orange and black and pumpkins and witches.  I didn't get any paper (also I found a new stack of Halloween paper in a Christmas order I had placed and gotten.  So glad I didn't buy any paper!) But this thought of fancy Halloween haunted me.  Why can't I do a fancy Halloween card?  What constitutes fancy?

So I used Rangers Sticky Embossing Powder with Sparkle N Sprinkle's Golden Silver glitter and created this:

It's a fancy meets grunge--LOL.  I love the brightness of this glitter-all of my other glitter and embossing powder is dark gold.  It seems like bright happy gold is everywhere.  For the background I used a Tim Holtz stencil and Viva Inka Gold (which looks better on black than I would have ever imagined.)  The witches and sentiment are both from Great Impressions stamps.

For the lace I used antique linen and tarnished brass distress stains and some black distress ink. 

I am entering this Fancy grunge card into the following challenges:

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...stay shiny :)

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Live in Color Layout

Hello Everybody!

There is a new challenge at Stick It Down--and you will love this sketch!

Here is my take on the sketch.  I used Distress Paints and flicked them onto the white cardstock.  I used my Silhouette machine to make the crayons.  I thought they were perfect for the Crayola Experience.

Here is the journaling.  The title stickers are old-so I was super happy to incorporate them into this layout.  Does anyone else feeling like a major win when you use something that's like 5 plus years old?  LOL! :)

Here is the original sketch:
Make sure you go by and see all of the great takes on this sketch and the double page and card sketches-so much inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...stay colorful! :)

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

A Stitch in Time

Hello Everybody!

What do I say every month--wow! It's already another month!  And now we are going into fall-ok it might be a little early, but I am started to get excited about pumpkins and various shades of brown, red, and orange.  :)

However, the card I'm showing you today has nothing to do with fall but everything to do with our new challenge at House of Cards-Stitching!

I love this card that I made:

For the challenge you can use faux stitching (pen, stickers, etc) or real stitching with a machine or done by hand.  

So my process is funny because I get out this little sewing machine by provo craft and because it has one unpredictable stitch and I'm missing a piece-I totally abandon that idea.  Then I get out my 2 sheets of faux stitches.  And then 3 is a charm you know--I get out my We R Memory Keepers sewing tool thing.

I pierced the paper with 3 different types of stitches and then sewed them up.  I used 2 Stampin' Up stamps that a friend of mine gave me (Thank you!).  I used Copics to color the frog and glued sequins that matched the thread.  

I don't use my We R Memory Keepers sewing thing enough.  But thanks to this challenge I did :)  

Please check out what my teammates have created.  They are super talented!

We can't wait to see what you create!

Until next time my are sew special! :)