Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Day 2 - WMS Sneak Peek - Compliments of the Season - Two

Wow -  did you just love the Western Christmas peeks yesterday!  Thanks for all of your lovely comments left.  Today we're moving right along to two more of the Waltzingmouse November Release sets -  Compliments of the Season - Two, a small set of 7 sentiments in varying sizes - and Vintage Christmas Background.  Many of you probably already have last year's Compliments of the Season set - so this will be a wonderful addition for you!
For some reason I immediately thought Silver and Blue with these stamps - so that's what I used for my peeks today!

First, the card -  I silver embossed this beautiful Vintage Christmas Background stamp on Enchanted Evening card stock.  Then I silver embossed this wonderfully ornate sentiment on the same color.  I layered both to Pewter Mirror Paper.  I adhered the sentiment to the background with foam tape and layered them both onto the white card base.  Then I added little silver pearls to several spots on the sentiment and larger ones to the bottom corner.
 Here's what I stamped inside - Don't you love the pretty design and fonts on this!?!
Next I made a little ornament gift tag using the same blue and silver papers.  I simply layered two sizes of the 2012 Heirloom Ornament Spellbinders dies - one silver and one blue - punching a hole through the tops and looping this fun silver/blue Glitter Eyelash yarn through the holes.  I silver embossed this smaller sentiment from the set, cut it with an oval Nestability and layered it to the blue ornament.
Here's what I stamped on the back using stamps from yesterday's peeked set - Yonder Star. Wouldn't this look lovely on a Holiday gift?!

Once again - let's go around and see what the rest of the Design Team has created with these two pretty sets!

We'll be having Day 3 of the peeks tomorrow!  Hope you can stop by again!  Which sets are your favorites so far?

Bonnie Sharp
 Lynn Mercurio
 Belinda Change Langner
 Sarah Martina Parker
 Tosha Leyendekker
 Anya Schrier
 Kelly Schirmer
Sandie Dunne
Clare Buswell
 Becca Feeken
Julia Aston - you are here!
Jennifer Holmes
 Laurie Schmidlin
 Claire Brennan

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Vintage Christmas Background, Compliments of the Season - Two (available Nov 2)
Paper:  White, Enchanted Evening - PTI, Pewter Mirror - The Paper Company (Joanne's)
Ink:  Versamark, Enchanted Evening - PTI, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  hot gun, silver embossing powder, foam tape, silver pearls - Michaels, 2012 Heirloom Ornament dies - Spellbinders, glitter eyelash yarn - Martha Stewart, Oval Nestabilities. 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Day 1 - WMS Sneak Peek - Yonder Star

Welcome to the 1st day of the Design Team Sneak Peeks for the November Waltzingmouse Release!  Today we are previewing a wonderful Cowboy Western Christmas Holiday Set called Yonder Star and a coordinating Yonder Star Background stamp!

This set is perfect for cards for all those cowboys and cowgirls in our lives - it includes 7 sentiments, 2 large stars that look very much like quilt stars, two small stars, a To: and From: a pretty leafy triangle and the word Joy - for endless creativity!

Here I have stamped one of the sentiment quotes from the set in two different colors of ink - Nautical Blue for the top half and Elderberry for the bottom half.  This quote says:

"Best Wishes for Your Christmas is all you get from me, 'cause I ain't no Santa Claus, Don't own no Christmas Tree.  BUT if wishes was health and money, I'd fill your buck-skin poke, your doctor would go hungry an' you never would be broke".  Charlie Russell

In case you are wondering -  Charlie Russell was an artist who painted the old American west and this was one of his Christmas card messages - you can see his info on Wikipedia here.

I cut the sentiment with a rectangle Nestability and sponged it with Scattered Straw before taking it out of the die.  I stamped the background on a separate panel in Nautical Blue and sponged the edges with Scattered Straw.  I tied the wrinkled seam tape around the panel, layered the sentiment over the ribbon with foam tape and layered it all on the card base.

Inside I stamped one of the two stars in this set (they look like quilt designs!) and layered another of the sentiments over the star - sponging those edges as well.

Let's go take a peak at what the rest of the Design Team has created with this set!  Here are the links!

Please stop by tomorrow for Day 2 of the Sneaks!!

Bonnie Sharp
Lynn Mercurio
 Belinda Change Langner
Sarah Martina Parker
Tosha Leyendekker
 Anya Schrier
 Kelly Schirmer
Sandie Dunne
Clare Buswell
Becca Feeken
Julia Aston  - you are here!
Jennifer Holmes
 Laurie Schmidlin
Claire Brennan
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Yonder Star, Yonder Star Background (to be released Nov 2)
Paper:  Rustic Cream - PTI
Ink:  Memento Nautical Blue and Elderberry, Ranger Distress Scattered Straw
Accessories:  Wrinkled Seam Tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, rectangle Nestability, foam tape.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Barkday Bookmark

I made a bookmark for Tammie's Who Let the Dogs Out HYCCT challenge on Split Coast - to use a dog image (cancer patients and their families often have a 'ruff' day)

This is also for the SCS Queen for the Day, who is Glowbug - I cased her In the Garden bookmark.  I used a different stamp on the bookmark, brown instead of blue, and I added the dog stamp and birthday sentiment.

The dog and sentiment are from Paper Smooches.  The bookmark stamp and die are from Our Daily Bread Designs.

And finally this is also for the Cas-ual Friday challenge - to use Kraft.

My picture shows two bookmarks - one slipped on a page and the other taken off the page so you can see the full size. I kept it all flat so it wouldn't be bulky when in use!

Stamps: Bookmark birds - Our Daily Bread Designs, Dog and Happy Bark Day from Birthday Buddies - Paper Smooches
Paper: Kraft - Gina K Designs
Ink: Archival Coffee
Accessories: Scor Tape, Copic - E37, Circle Punch - SU, Bookmark die - Our Daily Bread Designs

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Leaf Kissing

For this fall card, I combined another HYCCT challenge - to use the stamp kissing technique with this week's sketch over at Split Coast. 

For my 'kissing' I used a solid leaf stamp and a gingham background stamp - both from Waltzingmouse.  First I inked up the leaf with Peanut Brittle - then I inked the gingham background stamp with one of the darker colors listed in my supplies below.  Then I 'kissed' or pressed the stamps together - and when I stamped the leaf on the cardstock - it had the gingham on it!

I used 3 different patterned papers from the DCWV Fall Stack for the panels. I sponged the leaf panel and the base panel with Ranger Distress Scattered Straw and added some rhinestones.

This busy sketch was a challenge for me as I'm more of a CAS girl at heart but I think I got it done!

Remember to check out Claire's blog - she's sneak peeking the Nov Waltzingmouse Release!  The Design Team will start their peeks on Tues Oct 30th so be sure to check back!

Stamps: Waktzingmouse - leaf and sentiment from Blessed by You, gingham from Gingham & Co
Paper: vintage Cream, dark chocolate - PTI, DP DCWV Fall Stack 2
Ink: Memento Peanut Brittle, Bamboo Leaves, Rhubarb Stalk, Versafine Olympic Green, Archival Coffee, Ranger Distress Scattered Straw
Accessories: rhinestones - Kaiser

Friday, October 26, 2012


Another two-for card from me today - I combined the SCS Featured Stamper challenge with one of the  Hope You Can Cling To challenges (we're sending our cards to MD Anderson Cancer Center all month!)

Marcie (Disaster) was the Featured Stamper - her gallery is FAR from a disaster! I was inspired by many of her cards but finally settled on her F4A84 card. I used different stamps and colors but the same underwater sub theme and design. My card is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4

I cased that card because I wanted to use acetate for Bev's HYCCT challenge which was Clearly Hopeful - to use something clear on your card

I punched the windows out of the submarine and layered acetate behind them. I stamped the face, layered it to the card and adhered the sub over the face with foam tape. I also used clear green rhinestones.  These cutie pie stamps are from Half Pint Heroes from Waltzingmouse.

Be sure to check out Claire's blog for her daily sneak peeks for the November Waltzingmouse Release!  The Design Team will start their sneak peeks on October 30th and the new release will be on Nov 2nd!  You'll love her new sets!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Half Pint Heroes
Paper: Soft Stone, Ocean Tides, Clear Acetate - PTI, DP Salt Air Cosmo Cricket
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics: R20, E00, E35, G21, T2, Circle punch - EK success, hole punches, foam tape, rhinestones - Kaiser

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Falling for Fall!

I made this card for Taylor's SCS Hope You can Cling To challenge  - Two Times - to use two of same thing but different....  I used two leaves: an oak and a maple, two colors: red and orange, and two different flourish stamps.

I just love how this came out, if I do say so myself!

My stamps are from Waltzingmouse - the leaves are from Blessed by You (which is a wonderful fall set!)  and the flourishes are from Flourishes - Scallops and Dots

Be sure to check out Claire's blog for sneak peeks of the November Waltzingmouse Release!  The Design Team will be starting to post our sneak peeks on October 30th.

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - leaves and sentiment from Blessed by You, flourishes from Flourishes and Dots.
Paper: Rustic Cream - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tangelo, Rhubarb Stalk
Accessories: foam tape

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Creations By AR - Birthday Celebration Release

A New Release Birthday Celebration in Honor of
SUSANNA BOYD, Paper Crafts Planet Founder!
3 PRIZES of $20, $10 and $5 Gift Certificates to Creations by AR!

This month Adela has created a wonderful Dessert Cage template.    Now I know Susanna isn't 80 years old!!  but a friend of mine at church is - and her daughters are having a surprise party for her today and I was invited to attend.  I wanted to to give her a little something special to mark this special occasion. 

 I made my Dessert Cage out of Smokey Shadow card stock to look like the black metal dessert trays I've seen in stores.  I used pretty blue papers from Amuse and wrinkled seam tape to dress it up.
 Here's how the Dessert Cage looks empty. Adela has made such a fun design - it has two levels to put treats on and is quite sturdy when you make it from heavy card stock (I used paper from Papertrey Ink).  I used the PDF file (also comes in SVG and DXF) and I cut all the pieces out with scissors and my xacto knife -  it didn't take me very long and was easy to do.
I made some Pumpkin Spice Cookies to place on the bottom shelf of the Dessert Cage and put some Hot Cinnamon Tea Bags on the top layer.
Here's a side view with the Dessert Cage filled with my goodies for Doris.
I die cut a Spellbinders tag and stamped 'Sweet Birthday Wishes' from Waltzingmouse on it.  I die cut the numbers with dies from Papertrey Ink.

I can't wait to see what the other ladies have created with this lovely template!  Now here are all the details from Adela:
• Visit each Creations by AR Design Team member and leave a comment at each blog.
Adela Rossol
Amy Park
Julia Aston
Lisa Somerville
Lori Brown
Lyn Bernatovich
Patti J. Gilliam
Sue Kment

After visiting each of the AR Girls' blogs listed above,
leave a comment at the AP PCP group with a BIRTHDAY WISH for SUSANNA!
Comments will also be accepted in the Creations by AR Page on FaceBook for an extra chance at the drawing for prizes! "Like" us if you haven't already!
Sunday, Oct. 21 (6:00 am EST) until Oct 24 (midnight)

WINNERS TO BE ANNOUNCED OCTOBER 25 at these locations:  

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Hi Birthday Girl!

A quick post tonight (I guess it's actually early morning now!)  - I'm working at my church fair Friday and Saturday - 2 friends and I sell our cards and stamped crafts at a table each year at our fair - so I had to sneak this card in before I dropped into bed.

Unfortunately, my desk top computer finally died after letting me know for several weeks that it was not well (!) - I was kind of hoping it would heal itself - but no such luck! I was in total denial -  so I'm on my laptop where my Photoshop program has suddenly gone wonky and I can't use my watermarks or see my pictures as thumbnails -  so I'm just about tearing my hair out at this point......

But I did get this card done (sans watermark!) I made it for 4 different challenges -

the Hope You Can Cling To challenge on Split Coast -  to make a pink birthday card
the Free 4 All Challenge on Split Coast - to make a card for the HYCCT challenge (see above!)
the Queen for the Day Challenge - Claudia is the queen and my design is loosely based on her pretty  Pink and Green Floral card 
the Cas-ual Friday challenge - over the edge (my balloon extends over the edge)

I used a new toy on my card - the photo frame die is from Jillian Vance Design
The little girl and Birthday girl sentiment are from My Balloon set by MFT.
The 'Hi!' is from Free Spirit Sentiments by Waltzingmouse.

Stamps: MFT - My Balloon set - girl and Birthday Girl Sentiment, Hi from Free Spirit Sentiments Set - Waltzingmouse
Paper: white,shimmery white, smokey Shadow, Text style bitty dot basics - PTI, DP Authentique 6x6 Collection/Common
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress weathered wood, Bundled sage
Accessories: Copics: E00, R32, R20, YR23, YR61, foam tape, satin roses - Joann's, circle punch - SU, glue dots, polaroid photo frame die - A Jillian Vance Design/Spellbinders

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Boo! - the October WMS Blog Party

Today I'm excited to be joining the WMS Blog Party - which happens the 17th of each month!  On the first of each month, Lynn announces the theme of the party over at the WMS blog so we have plenty of time to create our cards!

This month it's a color challenge -  to use Orange, Purple and Black -  wonderful colors for Halloween!!!  and that's just the kind of card I made:
I used stamps from Cicely at Halloween - the fun little set with the beautiful Cicely (companion to Gracie at Halloween - another cute witch set!)  Cicely is colored with Copics and framed by a Floral Doily Motif Nestability.  I embossed the orange panel with Square Lattice by SU. My card is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 - my favorite size!

On the inside I stamped this vintage poem and  pumpkin from the Cicely set.

You have until 1:30 pm EST Thursday 10/18 to link up your card at the WMS blog here.  Let's go over there to see all the cards everyone has created in these great fall colors!

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Cicely at Halloween
Paper:  White, True Black, Orange Zest, Royal Velvet - PTI
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  1 3/4" circle punch - SU, floral doily motif - Nestability, square lattice embossing folder - SU, Copics: V12, BV08, N6, T6, E00, YR07, R20

Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Beauty of Nature

Happy Sunday everyone!  I hope you are having a lovely fall weekend.  Here in Massachusetts it has been perfect weather - cool and sunny with the leaves turning and beginning to fall!

I made this card for the Inspiration Challenge over on Split Coast.  Our inspiration site this week was Pier 1 Imports (I love that store!).  This pretty table runner was my inspiration.
I knew I would use my favorite Rubbernecker stamp set Fall Trilogy set for my card.  Because I wanted to emboss my stems - I first inked them in Versamark and then my color ink, then I clear embossed them.  I sponged the background, masking off areas with a piece of computer paper until it was all covered.

I'm also entering this card in these challenges:

 Just Us Girls challenge - to emboss resist 

Catch the Bug challenge -  a fall meadow inspiration photo.

Just a reminder - 10/17 is the Monthly Waltzingmouse Blog Party - it's a color theme this month - check it out here.  It's always on my sidebar as well!  Hope to see you at the party!!

Stamps: Rubbernecker - Fall Triology - Sentiment/Beauty all Its' Own
Paper: white, terrecotta tile - PTI, red/ Ranger Distress Coredinations
Ink: Versamark, Ranger Distress Scattered Straw, Fired Brick, Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge
Accessories: Rhinestones - Kaiser, foam tape. Labels 10 Nestabilities, Ribbon - PTI, clear embossing powder, hot gun

Saturday, October 13, 2012

I had a Wonderful Time!

My sister recently hosted my 60th (gasp!) b'day family party.  It was a lovely day shared with my son, Josh and his fiance April, my nieces, Chris and Katie, their spouses, 2 sweet toddlers and our new baby, Mila! (and, of course, my sister, Marcia and brother in-law Bob)  Poor DH Kent was in the hospital for a couple of days so he couldn't go! He's home and fine now thank goodness!

So I wanted to let them know how much I enjoyed the day with them all by making special thank you cards.

I had taken lots of candid pictures of the kids so I found two to crop and print for my cards.

I sent this card to my sister and her DH, Bob as the hosts. James and Landon (cousins, 9 months apart in age) were happily playing with toys Grandma (my sister) has for them to play with at her house.
and here is the inside of the card.  The lovely sentiments are from a set called Join Us by Waltzingmouse.
And I sent this card to both Katie and Christie - thanking them for their thoughtful gifts
After I photographed the cards, I wrote personal notes to each of them before mailing them off.
Here's Landon helping his great-aunt Julia blow out the candles.

And here I'm cutting up some cake for the boys.
I couldn't leave without a picture of the newest member of our family, Mila (pronounced Mee-la) held by her mummy, Katie
Gosh - I'm so thankful for my family!

If you're looking for something to do this weekend -  check out the Saturday Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge -   the rules have changed -  you don't need to use WMS stamps to participate!

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Join Us
Paper:  Terrecotta Tile, True Black,  - PTI
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  photo

Friday, October 12, 2012

In Shape for Halloween!

I have two shaped cards for Halloween to share today.

For my first card, I used several different dies -  Tomb Stone Spellbinders Dies, the dangling spider by Memory Box and the fence by Tim Holtz Alterations.  I used colors for this week's Color Challenge over on Split Coast.  My circle BOO stamp is from the Midnight Feast set by Waltzingmouse.  The biggest tombstone is about 4 1/4" x 3 1/2" at it's largest points.
I made my BAT Card for one of the Hope You Can Cling to Challenges on SCS - Ship Shape - to make a shaped card.  I used Spellbinders Nested bats for the card, cucumber Glitter Thicker Letters for the boo! and rhinestones for the bat's eyes.  I placed the die with one corner slightly over the fold in the card stock so there would be a 'hinge' for the card.  You can see the spot at the top left on the bat below.
For the inside -  I die cut a smaller bat in white and stamped Happy Halloween from the Midnight Feast set by Waltzingmouse.  This card is 4 3/4" x 3" at its largest points.
Wouldn't these be fun cards to receive in the mail or with a Halloween treat??!!

Tombstone BOO!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Midnight Feast
Paper: Coredinations Distress Faded Jeans, More Mustard - SU, True Black - PTI
Ink: Memento Lilac Roses, Ranger Distress Faded Jeans
Accessories: Foam tape, rhinestone - Kaiser Craft, Fence Die - Tim Holtz Alterations, tombstone dies - Spellbinders, spider die - Memory Box 

 Bat Card
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Midnight Feast
Paper: Smokey Shadow - P TI
Ink:Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: rhinestones - Kaiser, Glitter Thicker Letters - American Crafts, nested bats - Spellbinders

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Think Pink - WMS Forum October Christmas Challenge

It's the 10th of the month and that means Lynn has the October Waltzingmouse Christmas Card Challenge up in the Playroom of the WMS Forum.  Her challenge for us this month is to 'THINK PINK" -  a color you might not automatically choose for a Christmas card! (Lynn always gets us thinking outside the box!)

After a little pondering - here's what I came up with:
I used Raspberry Fizz for my pink - along with stamps from Nordic Winter - I love the cross stitched look of this pretty set.

These were so easy to stamp - I made 4 of them for my Christmas stash - quick as a wink!
On the inside -  I stamped the tree from the Nordic set and a sentiment from A Cottage Christmas.
How many Christmas cards have you made so far????    Come along and join us in the Playroom of the WMS Forum and get some done!

At the suggestion of my stamping friend Stef, I'm also entering this in the October Jingle Belles challenge -  Pink!

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Nordic Winter, A Cottage Christmas
Paper:  WHite, True Black, Raspberry Fizz - PTI
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Raspberry Fizz - PTI
Accessories: Rhinestone - Kaiser Craft.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Two for Courage

Here are two more cards I've made for the SCS Hope You Can Cling To Challenges.  There is a new challenge each day for the month of October and we are sending our cards to the MD Anderson Cancer Center in TX for visitors and patients to use.

The challenge for these cards was Courage.  For my first card I used stamps from Back in the Saddle by Waltzingmouse.
For my second card I went with the Lion image of courage - cutting the card with a scallop circle like the lions mane and also stamping a lion image and this courage sentiment from Rubbernecker.  The crown is from the Tim Holtz Alterations Heart Wings die
I can only imagine what kind of courage the patients at the cancer center need to have to face the fight of their lives.  We're hoping our cards will give them a little support.

Cowboy Courage
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Back in the Saddle
Paper: Rustic Cream - PTI
Ink: Archival Coffee, Ranger Distress Frayed Burlap 

Lions Courage
Stamps: Rubbernecker - Sentiments/Courage, baby stuffed lion (no longer available)
Paper: Dark Chocolate, fine linen - PTI, gold - unknown
Ink: Archival Coffee, Ranger Distress Mustard Seed
Accessories: crown die - from Heart Wings by Tim Holtz Alterations, circle and big scallop circle Nestabilities, Copic E34.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Celebrate World Card Making Day!

Today I'm excited to be joining with card makers around the world in celebrating World Card Making Day.  And what better way to celebrate than by making a card!  Our favorite thing to do, right??!  I've linked up to today's Blog Tour with Paper Crafts Magazine - a great way to see lot's of wonderful creations!

I love making gift bags and boxes as well as cards so I often incorporate my stamping onto these items.  Here I made a set of a gift bag and card - using the same stamp sets on both articles.

The stamps are from Vintage Garden Seed Packet and Vintage Garden Produce from Waltzingmouse.

I tied a bow with two shades of orange wrinkled seam tape, knotted a piece of button twine around the bow and sewed it to the top of the canvas muslin bag with one stitch so it would stay on through openings and closings of the bag!
 Here it is pulled open so you can see the stampings better!
Thanks so much for stopping by -  did you make a card today?!  Leave me a comment - I'd love to some see it!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - carrot image, carrot, Davcus Carota from Vintage Garden Produce set; Vegetable, For my Friend, Thank You from Vintage Garden Seed Packet set.
Card Stock: Rustic Cream, Orange Zest - PaperTrey Ink;  
Dye Ink: Tangelo- Memento; 
Accessories: wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop; twine - Waltzingmouse;  canvas muslin bag - Pouch Mart.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Hang In There

Another card for The Hope You Can Cling to challenge which was to use strips of something (in reference to how woman have to 'strip' for their mamograms!) - I used 3 ribbons as strips.

I used this week's  MFT sketch
AND - The Ways to Use It Challenge on SCS was 'what are the odds' - to use an odd number of something - I have 3 ribbons, one boy, one rope, one branch, one sentiment, one circle - Odd enough??!!

I wanted to make a boy child card today to send to the Anderson Cancer Center - so I used this sweet boy swinging in the tree from MFT. And he only has a few tufts of hair - which some of them may identify with.
I die cut the image with a circle Nestie and sponged around the edges before taking it out of the die.

Thanks for dropping by today!  

I'll be back Saturday with a card for World Card Making Day!

Stamps: Tree Swing - MFT
Paper: White, Ocean Tides - PTI, DP Fine & Sunny Paper Pad Kaiser Craft
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass
Accessories: Ribbon - Amuse, Copics: B21, E11, E00, E19, YG11, YG03, YR24, R20, foam tape, circle and pinking circle Nestabilities, Modern Label Punch - SU

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Hope You Can Cling To - Cards for a Cause

I'm participating in the month long Hope You Can Cling To Challenges over on Split Coast - there is a challenge every day during October and we are sending our cards to UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in TX. Visitors can pick a card out of the baskets they have there to give to patients - and patients can take a card if they need to send one to someone.  I'll be sharing some of the cards I make here.

Lori's challenge was to make it 'For Kids Sakes'.  Waltzingmouse   has this great set called Half Pint Heroines with wonderful girl images and affirmative sentiments.   I colored this sweet little girl clutching her bunny with Copics and added this sentiment I thought would be quite appropriate for kids at Center.

Thanks for coming by today!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Half Pint Heroines
Paper: White, True Black, Berry Sorbet - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics - R32, R20, EOO, E33, E53, T2

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


So here we are in October - Let the Halloween cards begin!!

Even though Betty had a beautiful branch of spring bloom as our color inspiration photo over on Split Coast - I immediately thought Halloween when I laid the colors out on my work bench!!??!! - Perfect Plum, Summer Starfruit and Tangerine Tango.
I only had the SU color of Tangerine Tango so I used that for my card base. I embossed the bottom edge with a new Tim Holtz Halloween Texture Fade. I used Memento inks for the other colors - Tangelo for the pumpkins, Dandelion for the bubbling brew (with some added bling!) and Sweet Plum for the cauldron and spider!

The fun Halloween stamps are from the Halloween Party set by Waltzingmouse.

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Halloween Party
Paper: White, Plum Pudding - PTI, Tangerine Tango - SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, tangelo, Dandelion, Sweet Plum, Ranger Distress Scattered Straw
Accessories: Foam tape, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions, Texture Fades - Halloween Background & Borders set - Tim Holtz