Thursday, October 28, 2010


Halloween, it's my favorite holiday! Perhaps it's because I have such wonderful memories of how much fun it was going trick-or-treating with my brothers and sisters when we were kids on those dark cold nights. And now, I love having my little granddaughters all dressed up coming to my house to trick-or-treat on Halloween night!

It's always a lot of fun blog hopping around this time of year so I can see what everyone makes for their Halloween cards. I just love seeing all of the different images!

There are so many challenges this week for Halloween cards! My card is being used for the following challenges this week:

Craftycreationschallenges - Thewildflowerpatch
Lilredwagon - BloggersChallenge
Paperplaytime - ellephantasticchallenges 
Cowgirlssundaystampenchallenge - Crazy4challenges
Corrosivechallengesbyjanet - Acraftylittleplace

I decided to use a wonderful set by Stampin' UP called Tableau of Terror for this years card. I just love this image and even though it has a lot of coloring on it, it was much easier to do using my Copics R24, YG93, V95, YR12, YR20, W3, E00,E33, E50, E55. The retired "Canvas" background stamp was used along with Pumpkin Pie ink. Basic Black, Very Vanilla, and Pumpkin Pie card stock was used. I dug out my rarely used Magic Mesh, along with my color duster brush and some Creamy Caramel ink to brush over the vanilla paper, giving the color a more uneven look.

I hope you all have lots of little ghosts and goblins trick-or-treating at your house this year.


Saturday, October 23, 2010


Well, some people may think it's rushing the season to think about Christmas right now, but anyone who makes handmade items for the holidays knows it's NEVER to early to start! LOL This week for #174 Bloggers Challenge was to reuse/recycle something.

I've had this little tin for quite some time. It was given to me with a small gift inside and I kept it to decorate and recycle it. Being completely silver colored with writing on the top and bottom of the tin, I decided to cover the top with some heavy weight Christmas DP(Ornaments/Pine) from BasicGrey and cover the bottom of the tin in the same matching paper that was used to make the band that wraps around the middle of the tin. Red ribbon was used as an accent to wrap around the center of the band and also around the sides of the entire tin. I tried to turn the tin so that you can see the ribbon. I found a great little silver colored tree charm by Making Memories that worked perfectly as a center piece for the band. My newly decorated tin is to hold the gift certificate that I am giving Steven for Christmas this year. Ho...Ho...Ho...

Friday, October 15, 2010


I love black and white cards with just a splash of one other color added. This weeks challenge at Bloggers Challenge was just that! The added color was to be orange, which just so happens to be my favorite color, and nearing Halloween which happens to be my favorite holiday. It made it fun and easy for me this week. :)

I used the little bat stamp from Halloween Backgrounds to create my background, and the greeting is from Holiday Best, both from Stampin' UP!

If you'd like to see what the other members of Bloggers Challenge have come up with this week, just click on the Bloggers Challenge button on the right side of my blog to check it out.

Thursday, October 7, 2010


I was able to participate in not only Bloggers Challenge #172 this week with a sketch challenge, but also using a freebie digi image that was offered by Faith over at Designed2Delight.

I was terribly disappointed with how the colors of this card photographed. The apples and paper are actually red, not the pink color that it looks like here.

Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, and DP from a retired series called Summer Picnic are all by Stampin' UP. Antique Linen distress ink by Tim Holtz was used to soften the bright white paper using a color duster brush.

Along with this cute seasonal digi image, I used the Aida Background stamp and the little greeting is from Stampin Up's Teeny Tiny Wishes set. Copics W3, R22, R24, R29, E25, E27, E31 and YG45 were used for coloring the images. Stop by and see what everyone else in Bloggers Challenge came up with for this weeks sketch challenge. Just click on the button on the right side of my blog.

Saturday, October 2, 2010


I rarely make anniversary cards but the challenge this week was to make one for Bloggers Challenge #171.

Pretty in Pink and Always Artichoke were used along with some DP from the retired Bella Rose collection by Stampin' UP. Whenever I use Copics, I use Neenah Solar White card stock along with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

This beautiful floral image, along with the sentiment, is from the Elements of Style set, also from Stampin' UP! This image was really easy and fun to color using YR31, G21, G82, R81,R83 and R85 Copics. As my card has a really soft look to it, I decided to finish it off with 3 little pearls. Easily, this card could be a birthday, Mother's Day, sympathy or wedding card just by adding the appropriate wording inside. :)