Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Hallow's Eve!

I have been wanting to get a card posted all day today, but just not have had a moment. So this will be a quick post to wish everyone a Happy Halloween!  This year will be the first year that we will not be around to give candy. It is parent's night at my son's football game tonight so we will be at the game.

Halloween has changed so much from when I was a child. You don't see as many kids out any more Trick or Treating. I guess it is just a sign of the times!

Well, here is the card I promised you.


I sprayed the spiders with acrylic spry. Gave a glossy shine. I even stamped my envelope so that it would match my card.

Well, be safe tonight, if you are going out! You never know what may be lurking around the corner.


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Crafter's Cafe - Things with Wings

It is that time again. Another Challenge at The Crafter's Cafe

Theme:  Things with Wings
Sponsor:  QKR Stampede


This fun little image is called "Sick Angel". 


I decided to go with blue as I am sending this to my little nephew.
He has been a little under the weather!


Hopefully you are feeling well enough to join us in our challenge! Can't wait to see what you come up with. 


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Riley & Company Challenge - Monochrome Pink

It is time for another challenge over at Riley and Company. Our theme is Monochrome Pink - in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month! This is a sentiment from one of the newest released. I felt it was perfect for this challenge.


In order to play along, you need to use a Riley and Company image. Now, if you do not have any Riley images, be sure to check out Riley and Company Designs.   I am sure you will find something you will love! 



Here is a close look.



Want to play along?



If you would like to play along with us of course we would love to have you!

To play create a card using Riley and Company images. If you upload your card/project to SCS (Splitcoast Stampers) don't forget to include the keyword RILEY 2214. We can't wait to see what you create.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the Design Teams blogs today to see what they created for this challenge.




I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Monday, October 27, 2014

Pick Your Poison

Isn't Halloween Fun! There are so many cutesy cards, but I am really getting into the kinda "creepy, spooky cards". Tim Holtz has a lot of items that work so well. I have been digging his Laboratorie paper collection. They have a feel of creepy and vintage...



The stamp is from Inkadinkadoo and worked perfectly for this card. I finished off the inside of the card with the matching paper and added a fun sticker sentiment.


Happy Halloween!


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:


Items I used:

Inkadinkado - Sketches Collection - Halloween - Wood Mounted Stamps - LaboratoryTonic Studios - Tim Holtz - Non-Stick Micro Serrated ScissorsRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Mini Kit - ThreeRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - RoundScotch ATG - Adhesive Applicator Gun - Pink - Uses One Fourth Inch AdhesiveToo Corporation Copic Ciao Sketch Dual Tip Markers 12 Piece Set Basic Brights

Sunday, October 26, 2014

The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up Blog Has Launched!

                                                                       


Well, the day has finally arrived. We are pleased to announce that the new Blog for the "12 Months of Christmas Link Up" has just launched. Lisa and I  have been busy behind the scenes, setting up the blog and getting sponsors, but we still have one more major task to accomplish...
and that is to put together our design teams.

So we are officially putting out a Design Team Call and would love for you to be a part of our team! We're looking for a group of enthusiastic, dedicated, dependable, team -oriented, designers to join us. For more information and all the Details on how to apply, please pop over to our new blog by clicking here: The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up

If any of you, would like to advertise the DT call for us on your own individual blog by creating a special post, we would sincerely appreciate the shout out and there might just be a free digital paper up for grabs if you do. You can find our special DT Call badge on the post linked above, including the instructions and address to link it to.

Now, if you feel that it may not be just the right time to join a Design Team, we would still Love for you to pop on over and take a look around. Feel free to leave a comment and let us know you stopped by.  Of course, we would LOVE for you to become a follower as well so that you don't miss out on all of the pre challenge posts. You just never know what surprises we may have up our sleeves between now until when our link up begins!


613 Avenue Create - Bags, Tags, Boxes and More...

Hey everyone! It is time for another challenge over at 613 Avenue Create.



Theme:  Bags, Tags, Boxes and More
Sponsor:  Bugaboo Stamps



We have a fun challenge in store for you! We would love to see Bags, Tags & Boxes, but it is always fun when we see more.  I went with the more this time and created a cute little matchbook that holds my post-its.  


I had seen this design on one of the blogs last week. Inside actually had candy, but I thought it would be cute for a little post it note pad.


Simple, but cute!

So have I got your juices flowing? Hopefully you will come up with a great project to share with us this week. I can't wait to see it!



I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Friday, October 24, 2014

Parisian Bookmarker

We have a used bookstore in town called Thrifty Joe's. The owner said that she may be interested in selling some of my book markers, so I thought I would make a few different ones.



I have been trying to find images and digi stamps that are long and would make great book markers. I love vintage Paris, so when I saw this one, I was excited to try it out.


Here is another one I recently made. I love the bauble!

I have been recycling cereal boxes and using them to give the book marker sturdiness. I didn't want it to be too think, so the cereal boxes worked out great. Anything to recycle right?

Well hopefully you like them, I hope to find some more great images!



Thursday, October 23, 2014

Path of Positivity Mid Month - Courage

Art is courageous. Don't you think? While imagination is a big part of it, sharing your work with the world also takes courage.  Which leads me to our mid month inspiration over at Path of Positivity.

Theme:  Courage



I have been wanting to make a quilt card for some time. Well I finally went out and purchased a punch just for that occasion. It is a hexagon punch and works perfect for quilt cards.


The image I used is called Catherine Hat Lady. It is such a beautiful image. One of my favorites. I probably should not have fussy cut the neck out, but again, Art is courageous. Hopefully you think my fussy cut works!



I LOVE this quote!



OK, so be courageous and show us your talent. We can't wait!




I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Creative Knockouts - Halloween

We only have a few more nights until Halloween night. We have been seeing such fun Halloween projects all month long. So please don't stop now because it is time for another challenge over at 

Theme:  Halloween

This fun little image is called Little Witch Hazel. Just a perfect little witch for a "not so scary" Halloween card.


You can click on the image below to take you right to this cutie!


Here is a closer look. 



So there are still a few more days. Let's see what you can make using our theme "Halloween"!




I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Monday, October 20, 2014

Poison or Potion - Tim Holtz Laboratorie Paper Collection

Well, I have been on a kick making book cards, so I thought I would pop on and share one more. I have The Tim Holtz Laboratorie paper stack and I thought it would be great fun to make a book card using that paper. I have this wonderful rubber stamp that was perfect for the front of the card.


What did I tell you, just perfect right?


The theme was Potion/Poison, but I threw in some spiders for fun.


I found this great spell on line. 


Here are those spiders I was telling you about. Just LOVE the eye on top. It is one of Tim Holt'z rub ons. He even has it in a rubber stamp.


I had to give a Poison warning of course.


I includuded an insert for the middle pocket so that a personal sentiment could be included.



Supplies I used:

Inkadinkado - Sketches Collection - Halloween - Wood Mounted Stamps - Laboratory
Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Halloween - 12 x 12 Paper Stash - LaboratorieStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set - OdditiesRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Mini Kit - ThreeRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - RoundSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Movers and Shapers Die - Mini Spider and 31Fiskars - Teresa Collins - Simple Stick Stamps - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamps - CalendarTonic Studios - Tim Holtz - Non-Stick Micro Serrated ScissorsFiskars - Bone FolderScotch ATG - Adhesive Applicator Gun - Pink - Uses One Fourth Inch Adhesive



I would like to enter my card into the following challenges: