Monday, October 25, 2010

My last Hallowe'en

I don't usually make Hallowe'en cards or give them out but this year I just can't seem to stop.   My friends have just loved them and so it has been quite fun to share them with everyone.    I thought I would enter this card into Crazy 4 Challenges.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Christmas Classes

This is one of the cards I will be offering in a Stamp-a-stack class.  I love this paper from the Mini Catalogue and the new crocheted ribbon from our new catalogue.

Friday, October 15, 2010

More Spooktakular Halloween

Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combo #69 and Funky Friday Challenge
I have been making different cards to give out at Hallowe'en and thought I would enter this challenge.   I love the colors in this challenge.   It was fun coming up with a card using the pumpkin and pumpkin faces and the little spider I found last year.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Spooktacular Hallowe'en

I was needing some inspiration to make a few more Hallowe'en cards and I want to give them to all the people I have working in my classroom at the moment  - alot actually.    Hand Stamped Sentiment
was having a challenge for fall or Hallowe'en and I decided to try both of their sketches for two different cards.  All of the DSP is from the Wicked Fun Specialty paper in the new Stampin' Up Catalogue.  I bought that sentiment from Michael's one day because I thought it was so cute.    I haven't done a challenge for awhile and this one was really fun!    Thanks!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Happy Hallowe'en

I just love this card.   I don't usually do much Hallowe'en but my daughter and I sell our cards and I thought the people who usually buy them might like a few Hallowe'en cards.   I wanted to use the owl and I saw a card in the Papercrafts magazine that gave me the idea for this one.   I had previously also seen people use the Jewelry Tag Medium to make a fence and thought it would work for Hallowe'en.    The Little Boo stamp is retired but so cute!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Turkey Troubles

Well,   I never usually make Thanksgiving cards but was trying to make a fall card and thought why not add a turkey to it, but then I got to thinking, why not try to make a turkey.   Here was my first attempt.

This was okay, but I thought really not very cute and kind of big - The leaves made good feathers.  I went to Splitcoast and found a turkey there made with the five point flower punch.   I thought perhaps I could make something similar only using the scalloped circle punches I had and came up with this.
I thought this was much cuter and I liked the background.   The strips of DSP are from the Nursery Suite Specialty, Play Date and the Sweet and Sour Specialty.   I ordered a set of samples of 6X6 DSP from Anglea McKay and was great to have this paper to experiement with.
I used the scalloped circles to make the feathers and circles to make the body.   The wings are from the bird punch and I thought the vest from the owl punch would also be cute.    I made the feet by turning the "u" upside down from the Many Thanks Sizzlit die and just glued the "thanks" on.  By this time, I had spent fair bit of time making turkeys but liked the background so tried one more.

I just had to stamp this one and cut it out - alot easier.    Now I have a few Thanksgiving cards and have decided to send some out this year!   :)

Saturday, October 2, 2010


This cute little mushroom set is in the new Stampin' Up cataloguen- Funky Four on Pg. 93.   I thought I would use up some of my Dusty Durango cardstock because thse mushrooms look so great in that color.   Soft Suede and Chocolate Chip also make great little mushrooms.     My mother has a whole set of dishes with mushrooms so I sent this card to her.