Sunday, October 26, 2014

Witch Wreath

I found this great "Witch Wreath" image at
and just had to use it to get another Halloween card made!

I printed the image on white card stock, colored with
markers, cut it in a circle shape and framed it with
a die cut from a Lifestyle Crafts Eyelet Circle die.

The sketch is from the current challenge at

and the color combo is the current challenge at

I'm also linking up with
Glitter n Sparkle - Halloween

Thanks for taking a look!

Spooky Cat

I think I'm on a roll with making these Halloween cards.
I kinda started them late and now it's like a marathon for me
to get a few more done before Friday.

This one was done with the current sketch at
Freshly Made Sketches as my inspiration.

The cat image was stamped with a set from hampton art
and colored with markers.
I used a Paper Studio embossing folder.
The spiders were found in the button department at Walmart
and the "spook" sentiment is a Recollections sticker
that I framed with a Sizzix die cut.

I'm also linking up to
Addicted to Stamps and More - Holiday

Thanks for taking a look!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Atypical Halloween

I created a card this afternoon that many would not consider a 
Halloween card but that's what I'm calling it.
It's orange and black. Those are typical
Halloween colors, right?
The inspiration was taken from 2 challenges.

The sketch came from
Tuesday Morning Sketches.

The challenge at
Just Us Girls
has a photo to use for inspiration.

I cut the pumpkin from a Cricut Solutions cartridge called
October 31st
and the flower is a K&Company layered accent.
The glitter paper is from the Paper Studio
Eat Cake paper pack.
I stamped the greeting with a Recollections stamp
and die cut with a Taylored Expressions label die.
The finishing touch was the addition of the enamel dots.

Thanks for taking a look!

Sunday, October 19, 2014


I was excited to receive the newest 2 stamps from
yesterday and couldn't wait to ink up the "Drake" stamp.

Drake was stamped on white card stock, 
colored with markers, pencil colors, smooch ink and fussy cut.
The haunted house, candle and "Velcome" greeting
were cut with the October 31st Cricut solutions cartridge.
The printed paper is from the Recollections Halloween basics paper pad.
I added a Dazzles border sticker.

Do you like Drake stamp?
Check out the
and see how you can get your own and get creating!

I am linking up to:
Crafting at the Weekend - anything goes
613 Avenue Create - anything goes
The Male Room - Halloween
Sisters of Craft - anything goes

Thanks for taking a look!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Boo Owl

I have another Halloween card to share today.
This one was made using this week's sketch at

My stamping was done with a hampton art Halloween stamp set.
I colored the owl image with pencil colors, fussy cut
and popped with foam dots.
I used Recollections Halloween Basics paper pad.
The border was cut with a Sizzix border die.
The "BOO" sticker is also Recollections.

Thanks for taking a look!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Halloween Kitty

I love making Halloween cards!
How about you?

This one was made with the challenge to use purple, orange plus
one other color at Die Cuttin Divas as my inspiration.
I elected to add green.
The kitten image is a free digital from
Beary Wishes which I colored with brush markers
 and pencil colors and then fussy cut.
All the die cuts I used are from Sizzix:
Circle Framelits
Scallop Circle Framelits
Banners 2
Stephanie Barnard Borders
The white panel was embossed with a Paper Studio folder and
the "BOO" greeting was done with letter stickers.
I added the flower button which came from Wal-Mart
with bakers twine from Darice.

I'm also linking up to:
Cosmic Colours
Cut It Up

Thanks for taking a look!

Christmas in Pink

I've really been slacking in my Christmas card production here lately.
I told myself in January I was going to get at least one made per week, 
but have missed several weeks.
So I saw that the challenge at Jingle Bells this week to to make
a pink Christmas card and I love pink Christmas cards.

Here's what I came up with.

I used the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

The snowman was stamped with 
Inkadinkado's Ornate Christmas stamp set,
embossed, colored with a Spectrum Noir marker and fussy cut.
I used embossing folders from Darice and The Paper Studio.
The printed papers are from
My Mind's Eye Merry Little Chistmas paper pad and
the glitter paper is DCWV.
I finished with some gems from Recollections and
a greeting sticker from Stickabilities.

I'm also linking up to:
52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown - color challenge
Christmas Stamping All Year Long - anything goes

Thanks for taking a look!

Monday, October 13, 2014

HOC October Challenge

It's October so that means a new challenge at
House of Cards!
This month the challenge is to use
a punch / die or both.
I decided to use both and created this Halloween card.

I pulled out the old Cricut machine with the Wrap it Up cartridge to die cut the witch.
Here's a close-up to show the 4 layers used to create her
starting with the purple, black, green then orange.

The ovals were cut with Sizzix framelits dies and
I used the EK Success Acanthus border punch.
The papers used are from DCWV and Recollections.
I finished with Enamel dot stickers and the 31st sticker
which are from Recollections.

So, go on over to
House of Cards
and see what the rest of the design team came up with
and then link up your own creation.

Thanks for taking a look!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Alex In Concert

This week's card design for
features Alex from
The Boys in the Woods Series.

Alex was stamped on white card stock. 
colored with Recollections brush markers and fussy cut.
His piano was cut with Cricut's Quarter Note cartridge.
The greeting and flourishes were also cut with the same cartridge.
The printed papers are from 
Best Occasions Mixed Media Pack.

Be sure and check out all the boy stamps at

I am linking up to:
Glitter N Sparkle - Include some Black and White
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Thanks for taking a look!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Birthday Glasses

I have a real quick post this afternoon with a birthday card I made
for one of the doctors I work with.

I thought this would be appropriate for an Optometrist's birthday.

I used the sketch from
Freshly Made Sketches.
I cut the eyeglasses from a
taylored expressions die.
The sentiment was cut with a Sizzix sizzlit
and the papers used are from DCWV's Natural matstack.

Thanks for taking a look!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Charlie's Halloween

My latest card design for
features Charlie from
 The Boys in the Woods Series
along with a Prima Doll in a Halloween setting.

Both Charlie and the Prima Doll were stamped
on white card stock and colored with markers
Parts of their outfits paper pieced.
The background is a printed paper from the
Recollections Halloween Basics 6x6 paper pad.
The black cat was stamped from a Graphic 45 Halloween set
 and heat embossed.
I added some Dazzles stickers from Hot Off the Press,
the ghost die cut from K&Company 
and the "Beware" sticker from Recollections.

Be sure and check Charlie out at

I am linking up to:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Come and Get It Challenge - Halloween
The Paper Players - Halloween

Thanks for taking a look!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Happy Haunting

Wow! I can't believe it's October. 
Where has the rest of the year gone?
I think it's time I get started on some Halloween cards.

I used inspiration from 2 challenges for this one.
The color combo from
Color Throwdown

and the sketch from
Tuesday Morning Sketches.

I used a Graphic 45 stamp, Sizzix dies and an EK Success border punch
with Recollections papers.

Thanks for taking a look!

Baby Bunny

It's not very often I need a card for a baby shower
but my daughter-in-law invited me to her sister's shower
which is this afternoon, so I quickly threw together this one.

I used the sketch from

I did a little bit of die cutting with Sizzix dies
and some embossing with a Cuttlebug folder and
another I purchased from Paper Wishes.
The Recollections paper flower and computer generated
greeting were the finishing touches.

I'm also linking up to:
Die Cuttin Divas - Anything goes

Thanks for taking a look!