Sunday, October 31, 2010

Trick or Treat

I recently won the blog candy over at Inge's blog: PinkePinke.  The prize was a tag and 5 inches she made.  They are absolutely FAB!  Here is a pic of what I have done with them:
Happy Halloween ALL!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Flashback...........from Christmas 2007 actually!!

What fun little flashback here---inspired by Flashback Friday 4.0.  The challenge there is to 'repost' the earliest Christmas card you ever blogged.  Well, mine goes way back to 2007 (although I didn't get around to blogging it till early 2008).  Anyway, you have to repost it currently and at their website link it to your original post.  Fun to see how your style and skills have changed.  I always do a photo card but that year I actually did a card and added a printed photo.  Yes, my style and photography skills are vastly different but, all in all, this card still brings special memories to me...........

Along came a spider..........

Another fun Halloween creation.  Don't really care for spiders too much but this card was fun to make.  followed the sketch over at Sketches4u for their Scariest Halloween Card contest

I know, my card is not all that scary but to me it is due to the icky spider thing.  Anyway, other than the sketch and theme you also had to add bling so I added the sparkly ribbon and stamped the sentiment w/my glue pen and added purple glitter for more bling.

I am also going to add this to the Drunken Stampers challenge and for Dezinaworld, both challenges being Halloween. 

I guess I most probably am done crafting for the day as we are going to be off shortly to the kids' Fall Festival at their school.  Then, maybe a nap?!? (should I, could I dream???)

**Distress Ink:  Peeled Paint and Dusty Concord and Black Soot
**ribbon from my LSS and sparkly ribbon (both manufacturers unknown)
**acetate spider overlay by Recollections
**dp by Basic Grey
**Martha Stewart border punch
**Sentiment stamp by SU!
**purple glitter by SU!

Have a wicked Halloween

Did a quick and simple skull card for a couple of challenges:

Sketches4:u ning group:  Halloween Party Challenge---use a handmade fabric embellishment
Sunday Stamper:  Dem Bones

**skull fabric/xyron adhesive machine
**skull paper and spiderweb paper by Recollections
**spiderwebby ribbon from my LSS (sold by the yard---don't know who makes it tho)
**sentiment by SU!
**Distress Ink:  Old Paper and Black Soot

Friday, October 22, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

CCC#18: Noel Tag

So I have jumped ahead to Christmas although I don't think I really am going to be able to let go of Halloween just yet---still have too many fun papers and embellishments yet to play with. 

This tag is for the CCC#18 challenge--dabber resist hosted by Linda on the StudioL3 blog.  We are halfway through Tim's book, the Compendium of Curiosities already!!  Got to go check all the wonderful work that is happening during these challenges!

For the tag I used:
**Silver Paint Dabber by Ranger
**manilla tag by Stampers Anonymous
**Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Snowflakes
**Distress Inks:  Chipped Saphire and Faded Jeans
**Martha Stewart Snowflake border punch
**snaps from Tim Holtz' Idea-olgy line
**all stamps by Inkadinkadoo

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Scary Halloween: Orange and Black Tag

Okay, I vowed I was going to move on to Christmas cards/tags, etc.  But got a little distracted with my stamp set sitting out on my craft table---just had to play.  Did this one up for the following challenges:

Cuttlebug Spot:  Scary Halloween
Tag Tuesday:  Black and Orange
Simon Says Stamp and Show:  Anything but a card
Stamp with Fun:  Halloween
Something Completely Different:  Orange and Black
Stamp Something:  Halloween somethings
Stamping for the Weekend:  Halloween/Fall


**Cuttlebug Embossing Folder---one with multi-sized droplets
**Martha Stewart Halloween border punch
**tag by Stampers Anonymous
**Skull, bat and spider stamps by Stampin' Up!
**Starry Night embossing powder/heat tool
**Distress Inks:  Black Soot and Spiced Marmelade
**acetate frame overlay by Recollections
**deckle-edged scissors
**boo stamp---unknown
**misc fibers, black and orange cs

NOTE TO DESIGN DIVAS (if you are reading this):  If you double click on the photo for an upclose pic you can make out the word 'demon' on the text page.  I truly just opened up the book and took the picture---I couldn't do this if I tried, really!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

"Charm"ing Anniversary

Can you guess what anniversary we are celebrating this year??? Love numbers, don't know why............And, as the Design Divas know, there is something about me and text---specifically what text ends up in my projects without purposely choosing. So I have to share about the picture. I used an old book as a background for the card to photograph it. I just randomly opened it up and put it down on the table with the card placed on top. As soon as I looked down I realized that it was opened to chapter 13. Simply unbelievable, yet no unexpected with my past experiences. Anyway, fun night planned with the hubby............

I am, of course, entering this card in CCC#17: Fragment Charms. This challenge is put on by the Lovely Linda L. over at StudioL3 She is a very busy woman doing some other wonderful things like a blog hop to support a fellow crafter/blogger's journey with Breast Cancer. If you haven't seen Linda's work or not familiar with her blog, you need to take a peek (preferrably when you have time to peruse awhile, you'll want to check out all that is there!)
Also, I would like to enter this in Papertake Weekly's challenge: 3 of a Kind. I figure, I have the number 13 on there 3 times, that counts, right?! And The Artistic Stamper:  Layers


**Distress Inks: Black Soot and Tumbled Glass

**Shabby Chic paper stack by Tim Holtz

**Patchwork Embossing Folder by Tim Holtz Alterations line: Sizzix

**Embossing folder by Provo Craft (varied diamond one--don't know the name of it)

**Filmstrip ribbon by Tim Holtz


**misc ribbon

**Fragment Charm

**Glossy Accents by Ranger

**black brads

**deckle-edge scissors

**Love ticket stamp--unknown

**ticket corner punch by Stampin' Up!

**French Script stamp by Inkadinkadoo

**old text paper

**multi-medium gel

**Metal Numerals by Tim Holtz Idea-ology line

**Archival Inkpad by Ranger

**black and turquoise cardstock

Happy Birthday Matthew!

Made a fun card yesterday with Sheryl. Her son's birthday was yesterday so, drawing from my 'pieces' pile, I whipped this card up. Had a lot of fun making it. Didn't turn out at all what I had envisioned making him but I love it just the same!
I am entering it in the Cards for Men Challenge blog---the current challenge being birthdays. Also, I am having a go at the ATC challenge for Fun With ATCs challenge blog: Writing on your ATC. I actually attached my ATC to a card---I hope that still qualifies.
And now for the supplies/tools list:
**Distress Inks: Broken China and Scattered Straw
**Harlequin, Live the Life and Postal stamps by Tim Holtz from Stampers Anonymous
**manilla tag from Stampers Anonymous
**Alterations Texture Fade by Tim Holtz: Patchwork
**clear embossing powder/heat tool
**newsprint and iron
**postal stamp by
**Happy Birthdsay stamp by See D's

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Blingin' Halloween

I think I had a little too much fun making this "Skull Flourish" canvas. Truly, the pics do not do it justice. I will have to take some more true pics during daylight (although the forcast calls for 100% rain all day tomorrow!). Throwin' this out there for a few different challenges:
My Partner in Crafting Crime Challenge #13: "Shine on you crazy diamond......" (glitter or bling)
Cupcake Craft Challenges #112: Scary Creatures
Let's Ink It Up: Halloween Colors
So here is what went into this twisted little piece of work:
**Starry Night Embossing Powder
**Distress Inks: Dusty Concord and Peeled Paint
**old text paper
**Tattered Floral Die from Sizzix: Tim Holtz' Alterations Line
**Grungeboard skulls and flourish by Tim Holtz
**Script Stamp by Inkadinkadoo
**black Stazon inkpad
**Peeled Paint Distress Stickles
**Hobgoblin Tissue Tape by Tim Holtz
Happy Haunting my wicked little craft junkies ;)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Birthday card for a dear friend (plus a challenge)

A card for a dear friend! Entered in the following challenge:
Party Time Tuesdays: Anything Goes Birthday
**Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Divine Swirl
**Cuttlebug Flourish border die
**Basic Grey designer paper
**Crushed Olive Distress Ink
**misc ribbon
**Stampin' Up! Top Note die and Curly Tag punch
**Alterations Tattered Floral Die by Tim Holtz
**text paper
**snaps from Tim Holtz Idea-ology line
**Willow Walnut Ink Antiquing Solution by Tsukineko
**deckle edge scissors
**Happy Birthday stamp by See D's