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Saturday, September 20, 2008

BOO 3: Eeeek! Just don't lose the candy corn!

I love eating chocolate and Reese's peanut butter cups at Halloween, but the best Halloween candy has to be the candy corn! Yum!

For the candy corn charm, I used 3 circle punches. Cut them into pieces. Then I trimmed the edges with scissors. (It was too small to fit in my corner rounder).

And OMG! Isn't this Fluffles Ghostie the most adorable stamp!?! As soon as I saw this Fluffles, I had to have it!

(I'll answer questions now for PIFfers and Wish RAKers. LOL! Yes, it is on my PIF list. And yes, I am granting wishes. :)

I used Jen's sketch (SFYTT) and made my own candy corn "charm" for the CCEE challenge this week. This was a fun card to make! Thanks for the challenges!

Stamps: Fluffles Ghostie - Stampendous, sentiment - Impression Obsession, Polka Dots & Paisley - SU
Paper: green galore, yoyo yellow, white, CM DP
Ink: black, only orange
Accessories: Copic markers, circle punches, ribbon, thread, dimensionals

For Boo 1 and Boo 2 cards, click here and here.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Same Layout... 2 Looks

It's not often I come up with my own layout, but yesterday I did. (Well, at least I think I did. LOL! I'm sure this has been used before, I just don't remember it.) I wasn't very impressed with my Ways to Use It challenge card below (I think it's the fern punches that aren't clicking with me on this card), but a few people on SCS seemed to like it. Anyway, I decided I needed to try it again today for the Limited Supply Challenge card.

Dreams Come True: The limited supply challenge had a lot of rules today. The jist of it was to have a mostly white card with another neutral and an accent color and only one stamped image and a sentiment was optional.

Stamps: In the Stars
Paper: white, pretty in pink, chocolate chip
Ink: chocolate chip
Accessories: marker, ribbon, SU star punches, Martha Stewart doily lace punch, CB swiss dots, dimensionals

Always: The Ways to Use It challenge was to use silhouettes. And my mail came just in time for me to make this card yesterday. The Upsy Daisy image came from a Wish RAK member - Momma Patti. Thanks Patti! (I don't ususally remember who sent everything, but I just opened the envelope! :)

Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Small Script
Paper: baja breeze, Baja breeze DSP, white, going gray
Ink: baja breeze
Accessories: CM custom cutting system, taffeta ribbon, Martha Stewart Branch punch, paper piercer
tearing, distressing

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


If you've been viewing my blog recently, you know how much I love autumn! So, I instantly loved Kristina's color challenge today. I'm so glad I got the chance to play this week! You can find her site on the left sidebar under Tuesday's Challenges.

Lovely Autumn Trees: Right click on the card to get a close up view of the trees.
(I substituted baroque burgundy for bravo burgundy.)

Stamps: Lovely As A Tree
Paper: very vanilla, so saffron, chocolate chip, chocolate chip DSP
Ink: Old olive, chocolate chip, so saffron, pumpkin pie, baroque burgundy
Accessories: markers, taffeta ribbon, Martha Stewart doily lace edge punch
Techniques: thumping, sponging

Monday, September 15, 2008

It Doesn't Have to be A Halloween Card

I love autumn and all of the colors, holidays, and decorations. I love Halloween stamps, but I don't usually send Halloween cards. But that's OK! They don't have to be Halloween cards. Here are some cards from the past and present that I've made for various occasions. So, if you're one of those people who don't buy Halloween stamps because you don't make Halloween cards, you might just change your mind. :)

Hang in there! It will all be over soon!

I thought this would be fun for the Mom who is frantically busy with something extra in her schedule.

Stamps: Fluffles - Stampendous, Mini Mates - SU
Paper: black, only orange, white, CM patterned paper
Ink: black
Accessories: Copic markers, black SU marker, ribbon, dimensionals, circle & hole punches, CM custom cutting system, cutter kit
Techniques: distressing (circles & ribbon)

Creeping by... just to say "Hi!"

Stamps: Web Wishes, Aida Cloth
Paper: balck, only orange, vintage violet, white
Ink: black
Accessories: markers, brad, ribbon, circle punches, hemp
Techniques: distressing

This card measures 4.25 square. I use 4.5 A muse envelopes.

Just sittin' here thinking of you!

Stamps: Cat & Pumpkin - Penny Black, sentiment - A Muse
Paper: pumpkin pie, white, SU DP
Ink: black
Accessories: Copic markers, SU pumpkin pie marker, ribbon, eyelet, Nestie scallop square, large oval punch

A little stressed???

Stamps: Grinning Ghouls
Paper: pumpkin pie, old olive, black, Halloween DP, white
Ink: black
Accessories: SU markers, ribbon, dimensionals

The sentiment is hand written.

Hello Friend

Stamps: Halloween Hedgehogs, Crosshatch, Flannel Plaid, sentiment unknown
Paper: chocolate chip, pumpkin pie, apricot appeal, close to cocoa, white
Ink: black stazon, chocolate chip, pumpkin pie
Accessories: primas, brads, ribbon, WW crayons

Boil, Bubble, Toil & Trouble

Here's a card that I made for someone who was holding a grudge and it was making her sick.

Stamps: haunting Halloween, Michael's $1 stamp
Paper: black, pumpkin pie, white
Ink: black
Accessories: circle punches, twill, markers, WW crayons

This card measures 4.25 square. I use 4.5 A muse envelopes

Drop in Sometime!

Stamps: Cat & Jack Cube - Inky Antics?, sentiment - Stampabilities, Itty Bitty Backgrounds - SU
Paper: chocolate chip, close to cocoa, pumpkin pie, white
Ink: brown stazon, chocolate chip
Accessories: ribbon, WW crayons

Sunday, September 14, 2008


I'm having tons of fun with all my new toys! The 2nd row of punched bats are on dimensionals. Fluffles is popped up twice with dimensionals.

This is my 2nd set of Halloween cards. You can find the first set here.

Stamps: Fluffles Vamp - Stampendous, sentiment - KI Memories
Paper: black, white, lovely lilac, only orange, CM patterned paper
Ink: black, sahara sand, basic gray
Accessories: Copic markers, Martha Stewart bat punch, SU circle and photo corner punches, dimensionals, ribbon
Paper Tole, sponging

Boo Cruise: This is a card I made last year. Don't know who I would give it to, but I thought it was cute! LOL!

Stamps: Boatloads of Love, ghost & bat - $1 stamps, Boo - unknown (I think it's a $1 stamp)
Paper: black, pumpkin pie, white, $1 store patterned paper
Ink: black
Accessories: marker, ribbon, WW crayons, circle punches

Mr. Twigster

I just LOVE this Mr. Twigster stamp! I was especially excited to get him because DH actually wanted to see the mini catty and helped me pick what to pre-order. I think he's a keeper. :)

Featured Stamper: lazylizard

Here's Liz's cute snowman card that I chose to CASE.

* Changed to a stamped snowman
* Used an oval scallop instead circle scallop
* Similar layout - added layers & sentiment
* Used a different CB background
* Used different colors

The colors were inspired by this fabric I saw at Joann's.

Stamps: Mr. Twigster, Warm Words
Paper: white, black, real red, real red DSP
Ink: black
Accessories: SU markers, SU's word window & wide oval punches, Marvy oval scallop punch, white gel pen, brad, Joann's ribbon, dimensionals