. . . a haunting Halloween! It seems like I always put off making Halloween cards until the last minute. I don't know why, but I do. Maybe there are just too many cute ideas and I have trouble choosing one. Well, that's my story, and I'm stickin' to it . . . = )
Both batteries are dead for my camera . . . I think one of them needs to be replaced because it's out almost as soon as I put it in. Anyway, this is not the best picture, but will have to do. I will try to retake the picture tomorrow . . . the light will be better then too.
Have a great Halloween! And thank you for stopping by my blog.
Sounds like I want my mojo to heal and, at times, that's exactly what I need to happen. But today I made this card for a contest. Julee Tilman at Poetic Artistry has a sketch challenge every Monday called Mojo Monday, and this is my entry for week 8. I love this sketch and will use it again I'm sure. Great inspiration, Julee.
I stamped and paper pieced the robe from Lockhart Stamps on paper from Memory Box using other paper from the same Enlighten pack for the paper piecing. I used Spellbinders classic rectangle and scallop rectangle dies, a sentiment from Hero Arts and ribbon from Cosmo Cricket. The base card is Stampin' Up! and the pink mat is DCWV. The image is raised on dimensionals and then the entire scallop is also raised. I had to add the ribbon to mimic the belt on the robe = )
Melissa from Simply Pink nominated me for the You Make Me Smile Award. Thank you Melissa . . . it's my very first tag! I feel like a real blogger now LOL Here's how the award works - link to your tagger's blog, post these rules: Share 7 facts about yourself (random or weird is ok!), tag 7 more people and leave a comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged. so here goes . . .
1) I love animals - sometimes more than people - and cannot bear to hear of any animal being abused. If the news starts to report a story about a case of animal cruelty, I have to leave the room or change the channel. It absolutely breaks my heart.
2) My husband and I bought an rv primarily so we can take our cats with us when we travel. (See #1)
3) I've never been on a real diet because I cannot stick to a diet. Anytime I try to lose a few pounds, I usually gain weight instead.
4) I love Pepsi . . . regular Pepsi, not diet, which is why I can never stay on a diet. (See #3). I am a cola snob and prefer to patronize restaurants that serve Pepsi products. Yes, I can definitely tell the difference between cola brands. I would love to have a fountain dispenser in my home. Sick? Yup, I know.
5) I am very small boned. My wedding ring is a size 3 3/4 and a bit too large when it's cold.
6) I love classic rock music. Prince is my favorite.
7) I took piano lessons for several years, but had to sell my piano for lack of space (it was a small baby grand) and don't play very often now.
No, it's not snowing here yet . . . a little early for that in Kentucky (thank goodness!). This card was made using a brass template and embossing paste with glitter added to the paste before it dried giving it a beautiful, glistening look.
Just gonna post a quick card tonight. I don't love it, but I don't dislike it totally either. And I just realized what I don't like about it . . . it's the ribbon! I need to trade the gingham ribbon for a chocolate satin ribbon I have that's wider. Isn't it funny how seeing a picture of a card will make a design flaw more noticeable than looking at the real thing? Okay, I need to change that right now!
I need to go back to taking pictures of my projects in natural daylight. I can see such a difference, but this card had to go in the mail . . . it is already late. Happy Birthday today, Matt! I hope you have a great day.
Here is another project from the digital kits offered last weekend. I mimicked the swirls in the image using a Cuttlebug embossing folder, matted the images, added red bling to the nose and tied on a ribbon. The rest is from the kit. Thank you for visiting my blog.
Here is my project of the day. I've been wanting to make one of these "bouquets" since I saw them over at Splitcoast Stampers. I started with a small tin for my vase. I used the Sizzix Daisy (large and small) and a digital kit called "Eat Cake" that I downloaded from PaperCrafts website (see previous post) to make the flowers and cover the vase. The flowers are mounted on straws (clear) and the "leaves" are ribbon.
Wanna know what I've been up to lately? I've been creating cards from the digital kits that were shared on PaperCrafts magazine's website last week in celebration of World Card Making Day. I think they are still available for download if you missed them. Anyway, PaperTrey Ink has a contest to win their next three stamp releases, and I've been creating like a mad woman making entries and uploading them here. So check it out! I have other galleries there showcasing other projects I've made using their stamps sets. I've not been a huge fan of clear stamps until these. They are just too stinkin' CUTE not to love. Thanks for stopping by, and please let me know what you think. Encouragement I received here recently helped stimulate my dormant mojo. Thanks!
Making these little tins and nugget boxes is so addictive. They are quick and cute . . . so right up my alley. I've already made some for Christmas too. You know those people you want to remember at Christmas but don't want to spend too much . . . maybe the UPS driver, postman, the ladies at the bank, etc.? I figure I've got about $3 invested in each of the completed tins and much less in the nugget boxes. And when you mass produce by stamping sheets of labels at a time and working assembly line style, it's surprising how fast these can be made. I got the ideas from Nicole Heady hereand Debbie Olson here. These ladies are so incredibly talented and inspirational.
I liked this card much better before I photographed it, but I really must get this posted. My mojo needs the activity and boost. The ribbon was my inspiration for the colors . . . there are two lines of orchid in the ribbon that does not show up here very well. The Fun Flock makes the pussy willow look so real. Kewl stuff. Note to self . . . use Fun Flock more often.
Stamps: Rubber Soul, Papertrey Ink
Ink: Palette Burnt Umber, Versacolor Pine Cone
Paper: Lasting Impressions, SU, Daisy D's
Ribbon: Target $1 spot
Other: Fun Flock, Prismacolor Pencils, Glue Pen, SU Ticket Punch, chalk