Monday, November 30, 2009

Autumn Joy

The complete card...

Close up of the leaves....

Close-up of "Frolic Fred"....
Cardbase - Papertrey Ink
Stamps - Memory Box (Frolic Fred) & CTMH (alphabet)
B&T paper - Doodlebug
QuicKutz Leaves
Memento Ink
Silver Gel Pen (for Fred's buttons)
I've gotten good use out of Fred, first I used him for a Halloween card and now for an "Autumn" card and the sample that I've seen has Fred in the snow......he's a pretty useful guy!! Although it's another 4-bar card, it took quite a long time to complete (generally I make 6 cards of each design, 4 to sell and 2 to send - for this design, I didn't sell any - I sent them all out....but I'm happy enough with the design that next year if I'm having card-designing block, I'll just whip up a few of these). Fred required a steady hand to cut and all of those leaves had to be made into a pile (or what's the point of Fred making his mad dash???). Can't you just hear him screaming???!!!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Glitter Tree

Stamp, Cardstocks & ribbon - CTMH
B&T paper - Target Dollar Bin (last year)
Ink - Memento

Ok, so it's not really all that glittery in the photo - but the Spicas do make the leaves quite lovely. I love this paper too - the colors "feel" Autumny to me. I think the print is pretty huge for a 4-bar card, but weirdly enough - it works.

Friday, November 27, 2009

The Scenic Route

The complete card....

A close-up....

Stamps - Stampin' Up, A Muse & CTMH
Cardbase - Memory Box
B&T Paper - Cosmo Cricket
Inks - Memento, Color Box
Copics & Spicas
Ribbon - CTMH
I don't remember how long I've had this set from Stampin' Up but I can tell you that the reason I purchased this set (there are 3 "scenes") was specifically for THIS stamp - I love this scene!! It was a lot of coloring but man was it FUN to do!! I think if you were taking a drive in gentle rolling hills, just kind of humming along and as you glance to the right (because I'm always the passenger), this is what you'd see..............pretty ding-dang cool...........

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Grateful for.......'s what I'm most grateful for - come hell or high water - I love them both so much I could just eat them up.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.........

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Autumn's Flowers

The card...

Close up of the Twinkling H2O paints.....
Cardbase - Memory Box
B&T paper - Target's Dollar Bin (last year)
Stamps - Stampendous
Inks - Memento & Color Box
Copics & Spicas
Twinkling H2O water color paints
Gems - A Muse
Ribbon - ????
Brad - Making Memories
I actually have another stamp that has this same sentiment - but it's sized more for the inside of a card. I do love the sentiment though - and when I saw this stamp at Michael's (for 25% off!!), I picked it up. Dave from Memory Box had just been in town to teach some classes and I always associate the Twinkling H2O's with his work......and ta-dah, the card was done in my head. I only had to wait for a bit of time to sit down and actually MAKE the cards which I did on the day that Gail came over for a "Fall Celebration" day (aka as one of her Furlough days and one of my days off).....and fun was had by all!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Pick of the Patch!

The card......

And a close-up because I can.....
Stamps - Hero Arts & A Muse
Cardbase - Memory Box
Inks - Memento
Copics & Spicas
Ribbon - A Muse
Cardstocks - CTMH
One of my Autumn cards............I've had the set of Hero Arts stamps for a few years now and this is the first time I've used so much of it in a card. Don't you just love those clear sets from Hero Arts??? In less than 3 weeks their new catalog will be unveiled - I know I'll be sunk (and before Christmas too!!).
Heidi and I have been card-talking and I think we've both come to the conclusion that once our Memory Box cardbases are used, we will be using Papertrey Ink cardstock as our cardbases for about 95% of our cards. It's much more sturdy than Memory Box AND it's much, MUCH more economical even if it's a bit more work (cutting & scoring). Since we don't plan on raising our card prices, we need to make every penny (literally) count!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Just Hanging Around

QuicKutz Spider die cut
Cuttlebug embossing folder (spider web)
Google Eyes

HOW FAST WAS THIS CARD TO MAKE??? Pretty ding-dang fast, I'm telling you!!! This was also fun to make too - I could have made tons of them but I only made 8.....they mostly went to the "boys" on my card-sending list......hope they liked them!!

Ok, that's nearly it for Halloween cards - next week, Autumn cards will be unveiled!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Crash, Boom, Bam!!

Stamps - A Muse and maybe Savvy for the grass
Woodgrain CS - A Muse
Cat Punch - Martha Stewart
Inks - Memento & Color Box

I made a template for the tree (just a simple sketch) and used that on the woodgrain cardstock since I made 6 cards and I wanted the consistency factor happening so that the witch could be "crashed" right in the middle!! I'm please with how this turned out - although it was a bit of bugger cutting out the witch - my exacto knife got a work out!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Vampy Cuppie

Stamps - A Muse & Taylored Expressions
QuicKutz - Fork
Ink - Memento
Copics & Spicas
Marvy Punch
Memory Box Cardbase
Gemstones - Hero Arts & Michael's Dollar bins

Better late than never, at least that's what I'm trying to tell myself!! Here's a card that I did for Halloween (the inside sentiment is from A Muse - "Bite Me!")......and it was Creepella's favorite. Hope you all got some great treats!!

In about an hour Creepella and I are heading to the theater to meet one of my cousins - we're going to see "New Moon" at 12:01am...........and then, we'll see it at 4:15pm with another cousin and her girls and then we'll see it at 9:30pm (all 3 cousins and all 3 second cousins) and Heidi will be joining us for that's going to be a FUN time by all!!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Batty Greetings

Stamps - Hero Arts
Inks - Memento & Colorbox
Copics & Spicas
Cardbase - Memory Box
B&T paper - Target dollar bin
Ribbon - A Muse

It's never too late for Halloween cards, right???

So this is what I did with the bat.....I liked how it turned out..........I love that the swirly B&T paper is glitterfied, it ties in with bat's wings (that I Spica-fied). The ribbon from A Muse lends the perfect shimmer - so subtle but just the right touch!!