Tuesday, October 31, 2017

This Is Halloween

Hi stampers!  Happy Halloween!  Ian will be running around as Darth Vader and singing This is Halloween from Nightmare Before Christmas all day :-)

I'm still overwhelmed by my to do list so this is a quick post, mainly just pretty pictures!  Here's a fancy halloween card I made up the other day!  Enjoy!

Turns out, half a rosette looks like of like a bat!

Happy stamping!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Trick Or Treat

Hi stampers!  I am feeling way overwhelmed over here!!!!  After a visit at my mom's and then her coming here Onstage and other things are coming up wicked fast!  HOW is October almost over?  I have a million things to do and not enough time!

I didn't get much done over the weekend with a Halloween party and then Trunk Or Treating at our church...oh and the terrible sinus headache that made me a slug most of Sunday.  But, Trick Or Trunk was fun and I'll try to get a lot of work done this week!

I was planning to make these for Ian's preschool but I'm not sure they'll get done by tomorrow.  Something's gotta give!  Maybe I can send his teacher the cute one and just put the rest in a bag, LOL!!!!

Anyway, I found these Annie's bats and thought they'd be perfect for a halloween treat.  I did much the same think with some bunny gummies for his class in Illinois for Valentine's day.  You can find those here.

I don't remember the measurements off the top of my head but basically I just measured the pouch and went from there.  It's pretty easy.  These were a little bigger than the regular fruit snack pouches they have.  And I used our retired stapler but you can use any stapler to make the matchbook flap.

If you run out to buy these at Target, make sure to check the cartwheel app. They were on sale last I checked!

Off to work my hiney off ;-)

Happy stamping!

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Fab Friday 124

Hi stampers!  Happy Friday!  This week has gone fast!  It always does when my mom's around!  And since it's Friday, we have a new Fab Friday challenge for you this week!  How about some fun, fall colors?  Or really, you could do anything with them!

And here's what I did.

Is that a purple pumpkin?  Sure is, who says pumpkins can't be purple???  And I really like the pattern in that foil frenzy paper with this card!  It reminds me of wheat!

And sorry for the crummy photo, I totally forgot to take a picture during the day.  My kitchen doesn't make too bad of a background though I guess, ha!

Make sure to check out what the team did and play along with us!

Happy stamping!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Orange and Black

Hi stampers!  Halloween is quickly approaching and sometimes it's as simple as orange and black!

I used a watercolor pencil to color in the candles although it wouldn't show up great in the photo.  And don't mind my little mistake over to the side.  I must not have inked  my stamp well.  But, I think it looks kind of spooky lol!

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

A New Catalog Strikes Again

Hi stampers!  I totally forgot I had an Instagram tip dropping last week (or was it the week before...yup...you know I'm totally organized...not).  Make sure you follow Stampin' Up on IG for great tips and tricks!

This is a super simple card and super simple tip but sometimes I think those are the best kinds, right?

I really miss super small scallops and I found one by using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch upside down!  While the bigger border on this punch is super awesome, sometimes you just need a tiny and delicate scallop!

And can we talk about the floral phrases stamp set?  It's funny what a new catalog with new samples can do.  I had NO need for this in the last catalog but then this year's came out and the Fresh Floral DSP and the samples made me NEED it!  I mean look how well they pair together?  I set of these cards in all the in colors would be fabulous!!!!  And they are so easy to make, you could whip them up in a jiff!

Now, go follow SU if you don't already!  And buy this paper, punch, and stamp set ;-)

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Mailable Monday - Cats

Hi stampers!  I'm back after a busy week at my mom's hence my lack of posting last week.  I tried to get ahead then failed and gave up on her "potato internet" as my hubby calls it.  It's about as fast as a potato, lol!

Anyway, here's a quick and cute card.
And I do mean super quick.  I punched these kitties out of the DSP with the cat punch.  The only stamping was the sentiment!

Ian would love this one, he LOVES cats.  I'd like to have one but I'm super allergic so this card will have to do for now.

Happy stamping!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Friday Fail

Hi stampers!  I have a spooky card today...and clearly, I got a late start.  Whoops! ;-)

Anyway, I can't even really remember how I did this background.  I know I attempted a smoosh technique and it ended up more of a the whole piece of paper had ink all over it technique LOL!!!!  There were tangerine tango, pumpkin pie, and peek a boo peach reinkers involved if you want to try to recreate it but I think I must have used way too much ink...for the look I was aiming for anyway.

But the longer this dried, the cooler I thought it looked and pretty spooky, too!  So it wasn't a fail after all!

I threw on a silver chandelier, some spiders, and a raven and it was perfect!  I haven't used this set nearly enough yet, it's super cool!

And don't forget that one "ruined" project can turn into another perfect one!

Happy stamping!
(I'll try add supplies later, the interwebz are not cooperating now)

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Count My Blessings Card - Stampin' Up Global Artisan Design Team Blog Hop

Hi stampers!  I've failed at posting this week!  Oops!  I've been busy, but I'll fill you in about that sometime later.  Right now, it's time for a new Artisan blog hop!  Hooray!

For this hop, we could choose to use Gourd Goodness or Count My Blessings Stamp Sets.  I initially thought I'd use Gourd Goodness but then I decided to use Count My Blessings because it totally isn't "my style".

One of the many things I've enjoyed about being on the ADT this year, is being pushed outside my comfort zone to use things I probably wouldn't if left to my own devices.  Sometimes I HAVE to ;-)  And I'm finding that sometimes I actually chose to!

Anyway, I hope you don't find my card way too simple but sometimes less is more, right?

It really isn't anything super special but I think it's just rustic and perfect!  That sentiment embosses in gold just beautifully!  I wanted to show you that while our images are always gorgeous, you can always make a sentiment the star of your card.  I really do love this saying and I have so many people at the top of my list;-)

I also chose this set is for that TEENY TINY background stamp!  I really wanted to focus on those little leaves.  One of the first sets I got years and years ago had a similar leaf background and this totally reminded me of it.  

I stamped my leaves on watercolor paper and then spritzed it with just a tiny bit of water.  Some of them bled and some of them didn't, which was my goal.  Once it was dry, I flicked a little ink on with my marker as well.  A little jute twine to top it off and it was the perfect finishing touch.

I hope you liked my project and I hope I've inspired you to make some statements with sentiments!  It's time to hop on across the pond to Miriam!  You are just going to love what she has for you!

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