Thursday, October 29, 2009

Curtain Call Color Challenge: Act 8

Happy Halloween!

This week's Curtain Call Color Challenge over at Stacey's Stampin Stage,, is all about those great Halloween colors: Basic Black, Pumkin Pie and Whisper White.
I created a little Halloween fun with my Frankie card -
I saw one similiar to this on someone elses blog and thought I'd give it a try - isn't he cute?
I used my Big Shot to cut out the head and hair using the Top Note die, then trimmed up the bangs by hand.
For the eyes, I used various sizes of circle punches and Whisper White, Basic Black and Old Olive cardstock.
The mouth and scar are hand drawn using a Stampin' Write Marker in Basic Black.
Next, I layered Frankie on Pumpkin Pie cardstock and Black & White designer paper with his final resting place being another piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock that I stamped tone on tone using Pumpkin Pie ink and the .Stampin' Up Weathered Background stamp.
I just couldn't resist adding a little something inside this card too, so I colored a sentiment from the Holiday Best Hostess Set with Stampin' Write Markers and layered my little heart out once again!
Have a safe and fun-filled Halloween everyone!

Happy Halloween!

Wow - it's been awhile since my last post, but I have been oh so busy for the past few weeks! Lots going on with family and work - not to mention all the handmade goodies I created for the Town & Country Women's Club annual Trunk or Treat.
What a blast that was! And all the kids looked so adorable... especially my grandbabies!
This weekend my daughter Angela and I will be attending a baby shower for my niece Heather and I couldn't resist making my own special gift container for the 2 adorable outfits we got her.
I am really enjoying making Altered Paint Cans and getting better at it each time I make one.
I also made the card to coordinate with the colors and patterns - hope she likes it!
So far I have made several Altered Paint Cans in pink for Breast Cancer Awareness fundraising and this Baby Boy can. It doesn't cost much more than gift wrap and really adds a personal and unique touch I think.
Well, I am off to make a card for a color challenge so stay tuned!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Curtain Call

Happy Birthday, Hannah!

In celebration of Hannah's 5th Birthday, Curtain Call Color Challenge is looking delicious this week at Stacey's Stampin' Stage,
This is my first Curtain Call Color Challenge and the colors were just too tempting to pass up: Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise and Lavender Lace.
I designed a fairly no nonsense card using a modified Warhol design that makes the yummy cupcakes pop right off of the card! I also LOVE layering so this card has multiple layers that make it super dimensional.
I added the scallop birthday charm to pull it all together.
Supplies used:
Stamps: SU Birthday Best, SU That's Funny
Paper: SU So Saffron, Lavender Lace, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White
Ink: SU So Saffron, Lavender Lace, Tempting Turquoise, Pimpkin Pie, Whisper White and Basic Black.
Other: So Saffron grosgrain ribbon, SU dimensionals, SU punches

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Here goes nuthin'...

OK, so I caved... I'm blogging.
Mostly I am doing this as an outlet for my crafting and to hook up with others that have similiar interests.
It's a perk that it's therapeutic.
So I will be posting ideas, pictures, tutorials, etc. related to crafting with an emphasis on rubber stampin and papercrafting.
Please drop me a line and let me know how I am doing, introduce yourself and make a new friend.
Life's too short to set limitations - look at me...I'm blogging!

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