Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

I hope everyone is having (or had) a happy Halloween. Did any of you dress up? I didn't. Unless it's for a Halloween party, it's just not worth it to me since we don't get any trick-or-treaters.

Today I made some Halloween cards. Nothing like waiting until the last minute, right? My favorite is this little devil. All of the digis are from Bugaboo and I colored them all with Copics. I had all the papers, stamps, ribbons and embellies in my stash. I just love their bobblehead stamps. This card is for my hubby because he is my little devil.

I'm not sure who this one is for. It will probably hang around until next year. Do you have any cards like that? I made the pattern on him using my Colorless Blender.

This witch is so adorable. She looks like she's surfing on a sugar high lol. Those little silver dots are Pearl Pen.

Happy Halloween, everyone!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

It's time for Pumpkin!

The new Crafty Contagion challenge is all about pumpkin! It doesn't have to be a pumpkin, just anything that makes you think of pumpkin. For me, the first thing that came to mind was the color.

I've never been big on the color orange, except for on an actual pumpkin itself. So, I decided to use the color on something besides a pumpkin.

This is one of my favorite kid digis. I used a piece of Basic Grey double-sided paper. I love how the sides go so well together so I don't have to go searching for a matching paper. I added a cute little bow and some pink/white twine to help make the card a bit more girly. Orange doesn't seem to be much of a girly color to me.

Since I did a girly one, I figured I might as well do a boyish one.

No bow on this one! I used some of my leftover Basic Grey for the background, then added some textured DCVW I've had for awhile. Add on three cute embellies in silver I got on clearance at Michaels and tada! It's much more appropriate for a boy.

And, I broke are some pumpkins...

 I added Stickles to make the pumpkins pop out a bit more, then some pretty twine. It's a pretty, basic card I will be sending out around Thanksgiving time.

Thank you for checking out my pumpkin blog and don't forget to play along over at Crafty Contagion!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Crafty Contagion!

I'm so excited to be part of the new challenge blog Crafty Contagion! My crafting group came up with the idea and we're running with it. Of course, we're putting our scissors down before we start running! I know, I know, but I couldn't resist lol.

You should check it out. We'll be doing a new challenge every two weeks. Practically ANYone can do one card in two weeks, right?

Our first challenge is called Twisty Twine. I got so inspired by doing the challenge and seeing the other cards, that I decided to do a couple more. These are birthday cards for my stepsisters who I'm seeing tonight. What do you think?

I had all of the papers in my stash. And I haven't used eyelets in almost forever! Thanks, Kelly, for that idea.

Time to get ready to go. I have a birthday dinner to go to. Have a great week, everyone!


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Twisty Twine Challenge

I have to admit I've had some baker's twine for awhile now and never really used it. This was a perfect time! The twine part was easy, but what papers was I going to use? I had so many different ideas running through my head. Here's what I came up with:

The patterned papers are from a DCWV six inch pad that I've had for a couple of years. I thought it was the perfect pad to use since all the papers went so well together. It took me a couple of tries to find the right sentiment. The first two I tried just didn't have enough pizzazz. This one is from Stamps by Judith. I added a little dab of pearl pen to give it a bit more jazz. The twine is cream soda from We R Memory Keepers. The plain cardstock all came from my stash and I glued the twine down with Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive.

I like how this turned out. You can change the papers and use it for male or female, change the sentiment to anything you want. This is definitely one to keep on hand!

Thanks for stopping by,