Monday, October 17, 2016

Halloween time!

I love Halloween - the spooky movies, fun decorations, cool weather, not to mention all that candy, LOL!   I try to add a few new Halloween decorations every year.  These are some of the items I made this year, using my Cricut.  The coffin is an SVG file from Dreaming Tree, and all the other items are Cricut images.  The wreaths are grapevine wreaths, wrapped in tulle or black plastic sprays, and ribbon. 

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Star spangled snowman

I'm joining in some challenges for World Card Marking Day over at The Stamp Nation.  This card was for a challenge to make a card inspired by your home country.  Since I'm in the USA, I went with a red white & blue, star spangled snowman. 

The snowman stamp is by Outlines rubber stamps, stamped with Memento black ink and colered with Copics and a little bit of clear Wink of Stella for some shimmer.  There are white snowflakes stamped and embossed in the background, and the "joy" was diecut from red foam. 

I've been working on Christmas cards off and on this year, but now it's time to buckle down and really get going on them.....after Halloween and Thanksgiving cards, though! 

Friday, August 19, 2016

August sketch at Stuck?! Sketches

Here is the August 1st sketch from the Stuck?! Sketches challenge blog.

I love that is a multi-photo sketch with a lot of rectangles and squares.  I used two photos of my oldest grandson with his fair treat of cotton candy.  He loves this stuff!

You can check out both August sketches at the Stuck?! blog!

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Three of a kind Jingle Belles challenge

The current challenge over at Jingle Belles is to create a card using three of something.
I used some Lawn Fawn and Paper Smooches stamps to create this Christmas card featuring three cute little gingerbread people.

I stamped the house on beige check paper, then stamped, colored and fussy cut the other parts of the house, the gingerbread folks and the trees.  I added a little glitter pen and some stickles for a little sparkle.   It's less than five months to Christmas now, so time to seriously get started on those Christmas cards!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Shark salad - Stuck?! Sketch from July 15th

For our 4th of July family cookout, I wanted to make a shark fruit salad/centerpiece that I had seen in  an issue of Taste of Home.  So, we bought the fruit, my husband did the measuring and cutting while I did the fruit chopping and assembly.  I think it turned out very cute, but what was the grandkids' favorite part of the whole thing?  The red Swedish fish candies that were scattered around the base of the shark!  :)

To document our masterpiece, I used the July 15th sketch from Stuck?! sketches.

Here's my take on the sketch.  
Now I'm wondering if we could do a shark pumpkin for Halloween?????

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Jingle Belles ombre challenge - card #2

Back with another card for the Jingle Belles ombre challenge.  This time I used a candy cane stripe stamp and three red Distress Inks:  Worn Lipstick, Festive Berries and Fired Brick. 

After stamping the background and adding the sentiment, the card still needed something, so I added the stamped and diecut penguins, with their tree and gifts.  Just to get more in the spirit of things, I had I Heart Radio's "Christmas in July" station playing.....glad I was home alone so my family couldn't roll their eyes at me!

Jingle Belles ombre challenge

The current challenge @ Jingle Belles is to create a card with ombre coloration.  I don't know why, but this turned out unexpectedly difficult for me, which just made me more determined to get a card made, LOL!

This card was made with the Hero Arts Tide Pool to Navy ombre ink pad, along with the Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  I added some mats from silver glitter paper and a few crystals to add a little sparkle.