Thursday, October 29, 2009

Happy Halloween From Crafty Secrets

These are made with Crafty Secrets Journal Notes. I bought them from Sharon Johnson at her blog No Time To Stamp. This was very simple and easy. All I did was to take the page I wanted and glued it to a sparkly sheet from Hobby Lobby (two orange and one purple), add a little jack-o-lantern or two. I also added some stickles and moon shape and stars from a punch I have had forever. I laminated them with my Your Story Laminator/Book Binder and added an eyelet to the top. Then I added my tassel...Me thinks they are bookmarks....Done...Wha...La!

I wanted to get this posted before Halloween, because I am going to be quite busy this weekend and I don't know that I will be able to get back here in time. I also bought from Sharon the Christmas Journal Notes and I have a few ideas up my sleeve about what I plan on doing with them.

Be sure to "click" on the picture to get a better view. As always IRL they look so much better.

I wish you all a Very Happy Halloween...Be Safe and Take Care!!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Halloween Hauntings

Hello all! I am excited to share with you one of my very favorite stamps...It is from Artful Inkables and the set is called Halloween Hauntings. I love this image and I think it is just the thing for Halloween! You can click on it to get the deets. This card sold in my office in less than a minute. I will try to give the details, but since it is gone, I may not be very acurate (sp?). The papers came from Michael's. I used Versamark ink and Black Embossing Powder from SU. Heated the image of the house, the ghost and the moon with bats. I used Pumpkin Pie from SU. Square Nesties and orange stickles for the windows and moon. You can bet that I will be using this stamp next year. It is the best image for Halloween. Do click on this...I have got to take photo lessons...This is so much more IRL~ One of these days....right?

Wishing you all the very best of this next week. Thanks for stopping to view!!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Halloween Hauntings

Both of these cards were made using images from Artful Inkables Halloween Hauntings. On the first one, I used SU's Pumpkin Pie Cardstock and Gable Green Cardstock. I cut the papers using Spellbinders Dies (I don't always remember the number...this is one of those times). I also used Spellbinders Tag Die. I used Versamark Color Black and Black Embossing Powder from SU. I then heat embossed the image and the sentiment. Found some spider stickers in my stash and added a glitter leaf to the tag.

On my second Card, I used SU's Elegant Eggplant Cardstock and Pumpkin Pie using the Spellbinders Blossoms Dies and Spellbinders Circle Dies. I also used Spellbinders Deckled Edge die for the sentiment. I stamped the images using Momento Tuxedo Black and colored the images with my Copic Spica Markers. Ribbon from Stash and Glitter Dotts and rhinestones in the skulls of the gravestones...but you really cannot see them in these pictures unless you click on it! Great fun these images...and I have another from Artful Inkables coming up that is a favorite of mine and when first seen at work, it was sold!

You know, I should be cleaning house right now...but I sometimes just need a day to myself and so I have been lazy today...reading a bit, looking at magazines I haven't looked at...playing with my card stuff. I guess I need to at least get a couple of rooms cleaned today. So, I will leave and do what I need to do, cause if I do not, then I will be mad at myself tomorrow!

Thank you for your visit and I hope your week is a great one!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

A Season That Sparkles Challenge

This is one challenge that you do not want to miss out on!

I posted both of these cards on Splitcoast so you can see the details if you go there. Both cards are really self explanatory (sp?). All you have to do is add some sparkle to your card. This "Peace" set is one of my all time favorites from Flourishes. I have used these images over and over again and I have never gotten tired of looking at it...It is just an elegant "Flourish!"

Flourishes has a new challenge called "A Season That Sparkles Challenge." Capture that sparkle on your card and share your creativity. You could win 6 new sets in one of their biggest releases ever!!! Go to Flourishes Newsletter to get all the deets!!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

JustRite Thinking of You

Good Sunday Morning! The weather is finally looking like fall...It began around the first of October and weather came back. Anyhoo, it is here again and I am lovin it!

I am posting this card that I made for a friend, whose son has a girlfriend who has been going through massive medical issues. She has Non-Hodgkins Disease. I ask all of you to pray for this sweet young lady in the hopes that it will make her future easier and more comfortable.

I used SU's Bashful Blue and some DP that I bought from Hobby Lobby. The ribbon and trim came from my stash (meaning that I have had for a long time and cannot remember where I got it). I used Nestabilities Oval Dies for the background of the sentiment and Silver Embossing Powder, which I heat embossed. Very simple and it did not take long to make. I really love this Thinking of You set as it can be used for a variety of occasions. Please click on the pictures so you can see the detail.

Next I will post some cards I have made using Artful Inkables New Halloween Images...I just adore them!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Crafty Secrets Halloween Cotton Scraps

Happy Card Making Day ~ I think it was yesterday...but to me, everyday is Happy Card Making Day!
Good Morning Everyone! The weather here is just beautiful, it's fall and it is cool outside. This is my favorite time of year. I have all of my Halloween candles lit and the house just smells like Autumn. Today I am cleaning house and even though I am not in the mood (whoever is?) I will be very happy tonight when the deed is done.
This card is one of my favorites and I am quite sure you will all like this one. I used SU's Gable Green cardstock. The Halloween DP is from Hobby Lobby. I used SU's Pumpkin Pie and cut it with my pinking (sp?) scissors. Then I cut out the Jack-O-Lantern from Crafty Secrets Cotton Scraps with the pinking scissors. Glued the Cotton Scrap to the Pumpkin Pie cardstock and popped it up with dimensionals. I used glitter dots and ribbon that I have had forever. The little pumpkin button was a real button that I used cutting off the back gluing it to the corner at the bottom. I love that pumpkin...besides the Crafty Secrets image, that's my favorite part of the card.
Hope you enjoy! I wish all of you could have such beautiful weather. Thank you for your comments, I appreciate every single one. Wishing you a great week ahead!