Friday, October 28, 2016

Autumn in the City

Hello Everybody!

I really like how this card turned out.  I made it with a set from Close To My Heart called Cityscape Everyday Life.  I bought the set at Scrapbook Expo a couple of years ago.  I tried to look them up on the CTMH website but they didn't have them listed anymore. :(  (Or not to where I could find them.)

I used Stampin Up inks though (lol).  I used really rust, chocolate chip, riding hood red, more mustard, blue bayou, and real red.  The sentiment is Tim Holtz and it's over 2 years old.  The photo corners are older than the stamps and inks combined--LOL :)

I wanted to submit this card to the following challenges:

Thank you for stoppin by!  Until next time my friends...enjoy the colors! :)

Friday, October 21, 2016

Halloween Vignette Box

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I follow Tim Holtz on a few different social platforms.  And I have been so inspired by the Halloween projects that he has been posting from different people using his awesome products.

So today I am showing you a little Halloween Vignette Box.  All of the products are Tim's except the black paint I used to paint the Vignette Box and the cheesecloth that is spiderwebs (totally got that from one of the photo's Tim posted.  Creative genius!)  Also, the frame that the picture is in is from Making Memories.  It was nice and square and purple until I cut it down to fit into the vignette box and dabbed black distress paint on it.  I had to draw a little jack o lantern face on the TH pumpkin.  :)

Here is the breakdown of this little box.  For the pumpkin I drew the jack o' lantern face on it with a precision pen (american crafts).  The back design is the back of a found relative card (a scrap because I used the face in a different project, but kept it because I might use the back side one day.  And I did!!)  I dabbed crushed olive distress paint on the card.

The girl's picture is from the photobooth pictures.  I bent it to give it crease and used distress walnut ink to darken it.  And then i put it in the frame.  Here is where the Making Memories frame came from-but I had already painted it when I took this picture.

For the doll-I put collage medium crazing on it.  Then mushroom alcohol ink.  I was hoping to create the little cracks but not really.  It's so small that if there were cracks you can barely see them.  But the brown color makes the doll look even creepier so that's a positive.  :) 

The doll on the right is the original.  The one on the left is the one I used the crazying medium.

mushroom alcohol ink

Then I used dusty concord distress stain on the white rose ribbon.  I didn't have black and now I'm glad because it gives it some color-a slight contrast.  Then I glued everything down including the web from cheesecloth.

Here is another look inside of the box.

Lastly, I glued on the alpha tiles after I dabbed black distress ink around each one.  This was a super fun project-and since I have 3 more vignette boxes-I will be back with more.  :)

I would like to submit this vingette box into the following challenges:

The Mixed Media Montly Challenge-The pumpkins in the truck inspired the pumpkin in the vignette box.

Sunny Day Crafting-#19 Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination- Anything Goes #108

Until next time my friends...stay spooky :)

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Fun Ghouls Card

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It's that time of the month-halfway!  :)  And so my friends at Creative with Stamps, and I are ready to share some mid-month inspiration with you.  This month it's about including a sentiment on your card.

So here is my card:

This was super fun to make.  I stamped and colored the girl monsters.  I used black embossing powder for 2 of them and pink ink with clear embossing powder for the middle monster.

The black background paper is from Pebbles and the orange was a scrap.  The monster stamps and sentiment are all from Craft Smart (Michaels 2012).  They are colored with Copics.  The spider web is a Martha Steward web punch.  I used glittery cardstock for it.  Lastly, the rhinestones are from Michaels.  

Please make sure to include this graphic on your posts.

Be sure to visit the other DT ladies as well.

I would like to link this card to the following challenges:

Thank you for stopping by today!  Until next time my friends...use those sentiments! :)

Friday, October 14, 2016

Frankenstein Card

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Tonight I'm sharing a cool Halloween card I made using my silhouette machine.  I am amazed at whoever created this file.  For the background of Frank I used twisted citron and dried marmalade.  I used a designer paper piece I had floating around for the background.  Then I added spiced marmalade distress paint around the edge to give it some depth.  I look at adding papers but that wasn't happening.

The stars are from Dazzles.  Boo is from some American Crafts letters.

I would like to submit this to the following challenges:

The Male Room: Halloween

Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes #107

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my!  ;)

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Pumpkin Shaker Card

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I am so excited to share my pumpkin shaker card with ya'll this evening.

I used a Queen and Company circle pop up-it's the foam part that keeps all of the fun little sequins and stuff inside.  I used my silhouette to cut the pumpkin (bought from the sil store). and measured it to cover the circle foam tape.  The bottom circle was a bit too small so I cut a larger circle to make it work.

This circle was a middle circle.  And it got me thinking-there are a couple of big circles in the pack.  What are those used for?  This is a normal A2 sized card.  I guess bigger cards.  I will have to do some research-but if you have used the larger circles and it's on your blog-leave your link and I will check it out.  :)

The sentiment is washi tape that I bought at Michaels.  Also-I embossed the black panel with a bat embossing folder from Tim Holtz.  I used Black Diamond Stickles to go around the panel to add a little extra interest. :)

Here is a closer look at the stuff inside.  Mostly it's from Queen and Company and then there are some Halloween sequins that my friend Jodi gave me.  :)  

There are 2 bats and this fun jack o' lantern sequin.  So fun! :)

I am linking this card up to Use Your Stuff-orange, black and one neutral.  So I used kraft for my neutral.  

I would also like to link up to Inspiration Destination-Anything Goes 107.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Spooky Lady

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Halloween is on it's way-and I am getting started on making Halloween cards and other things.  There are lots of cute images at Silhouette-and they are full of inspiration.  Silhouette does pay me to say wonderful things about them (but I'm open for an arrangement!) ;)  One of their cool cuts is this Halloween Witch and her owl.

The cardstock and the card base is from Michael's.  The base of the background is a page from a book.  Except for the witch (which is Silhouette) the rest is Tim Holtz!  Even those cool decorative pumpkins.

I used paints for the background: crushed olive, endless preserves, and black soot.  I did use a stencil from the crafters workshop.  The spooky is from a thin Tim Holtz die cut set.  (There were other words too and a bat embossing folder.)

I would like to link this up to the following challenges:

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

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Sentiment Challenge

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October is here!  And it seriously is one of my favorite months of the year.  There's fall and pumpkins and Halloween.  The weather starts to cool off and it's so nice.

This month's challenge at Creative with Stamps is also super nice-it's about sentiments.  Make sure you show them off! :)

I used a sentiment stamp from Great Impressions, and it's one of my favorite birthday stamps.  I was playing with gelatos and wanted to see what two different colored cards would look like.

Here is the green one.

Here are the gelatos that I used and how I colored a border around the sentiment first.  Then I used a paint brush and water to blend the colors together.  Once it was dry I used Stickles around the edge.

Here is the purple card.  One of the gelatos was metallic so there is a little sparkle in on this card besides the glittery border.

Here are all of the supplies for the purple card except the Stickles.  I used Ranger's platinum embossing powder.

Be sure to check out the team's creative take on this month's challenge.  And we can't wait to see what you make!

Don't forget to add this to your post. :)

I would like to link this to the following challenges:

Until next time my friends...See ya later alligator! :)  

Halloween Gatefold Card

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It is time for a new challenge at House of Cards!  For October we would like to see Gate Cards or you can use the challenge colors.  Or if you are feeling courageous-then both! :)

I went for the Gate Card.  And I totally embraced the Halloween spirit.

I have to warn you though, my card did not want to close nicely.  And I know they used to sell these little magnets-and now I know why.  LOL-but I don't have any of those.  :)

So here is my card closed up.  There are rhinestones on the outside.  The card, spider web and inside shapes were all cut by my silhouette.

So when you open the card it looks like this (the very first picture).  And you see the plain orange shape.  

Then when you lift up that flap--ta da!  The sentiment (a Stampin Up stamp).

This seemed really cool in my head.  Until I realized that anything that went behind the spider web would be to busy with the web.  So that is why the plain shape is there.  

The spider is from Jolee's Boutique.  And this is the front side.  He is made out of felt and he has little beady red eye and little wire legs.  So cute for a fake spider! :)

But on the card he kept flipping over.  And his back side was a white dimension sticker which I peeled off.  But it was still white and he didn't hang right.  So I used Rangers Black Enamel Accents and covered this back.  I lined up the floss so he would hang straighter also.

This is his backside.

Thank you for stopping by today!  We hope you join in to our challenge.  Here is the inspirational photo colors.  Also, you can make a gate card instead.  So the question is...what will you make!

I would like to link this card up to the following challenges:

Until next time my friends...Happy October! :)