Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

So it's Halloween again!  It seems to come faster and faster each year.  We still get excited about it at our house even though our girls are older.  The decorations come out, the scary music is on and the treats are ready by the front door, just waiting for the trick-or-treaters.

We made some fun treats for Dana's classroom.  She's student teaching in a grade 4/5 class this year.  I saw this on Pinterest and loved this idea! 

Aren't they cute?  All she needed were chocolate covered cookies, Hershey Kisses and orange icing to make these fun witches hats.

On to today's card...Not too long ago, I joined The Card Swap forum at CardMaker Magazine.  It has been a lot of fun to get involved in another group.  This really reminded me of the Simply Sentiments magazine board from years ago.  The ladies are friendly and there are a lot of fun and creative things going on.  Check it out if you get a chance.

I made this card for one of the challenges on the forum.

Since it's Oldie Moldie Monday (where I give love to some long forgotten supplies), I found some good oldies in my Halloween stash!  The green paper is from Karen Foster, the pumpkin face and sentiment are old My Mind's Eye.  I googled the Jack-O-Lantern image and then did my best to copy it.   The googly eyes are from our craft stash.

And if you want to hear all about my favorite Halloween costume (and who doesn't?? :)), check out the CardMaker Magazine blog.  They were very nice to ask me to share a few memories along with some of their regular contributing  designers.

Thanks for dropping in.  I hope you have a fun Halloween!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Happy Birthday Card

I don't know if you're like me on this, but making cards for guys is not always easy.  Mainly because supplies for making masculine cards are so limited...and most men that I know don't appreciate a handmade card as much as women do.  So I always find it challenging to make one.  I've even been known to *gasp* buy a masculine card on occasion! 

But recently a co-worker asked me to make a card for the guy in her life and here is the card I made.  It actually wasn't too hard to create...lots of texture, black and brown!

Embossing Plate:  Sizzix
Suede Paper:  Karen Foster
Stamp:  Inkadinkadoo
Rub on dots:  Chatterbox
Brads:  Hot Off the Press
Twill Tape:  Martha Stewart

The good thing?  I got to use some supplies that have been in my stash forever.  I'm entering this into this week's challenge at Less is More, to use polka dots on your card.

Thanks for dropping in today.  Hope you're having a wonderful weekend so far.


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Cupcake Card

Cupcakes seem to be all the rage at our house right now.  Are you finding that as well?

This past summer a mobile 'cupcake diner' started up and it became an obsession with my daughters and her friends.  The diner tweeted their location for the day and the girls would run off in search of it.  I don't really know how good those cupcakes were, my guess is that the biggest part was the novelty of it.  It's not nearly as fun to eat mom's home made cupcakes as it is to chase after a truck, is it??!!

And so here's my cupcake card...

Pink paper:  My Mind's Eye
Polka Dot Paper:  Pink Paislee
Cupcake and stand:  Petaloo
Ribbon:  Offray
Other:  Wooden tag, painted white.

One thing is for sure, cupcakes are so darned pretty, aren't they?!

Thanks for dropping by today,

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Happy Birthday Card

I  have the most wonderful family.  I know we all feel that way, but sometimes I tend to take them for granted.  I really do have the best extended family.  The downside is that they are a long plane ride away so visits are once a year, if we're lucky.  Email, Skype and phone calls make them feel a bit closer, though.  I had a great phone visit with one of my cousins on Friday evening.  Two hours later, the family connection felt very near...made me smile.

My card today is for another cousin...a 40th birthday.

I'm linking this to Really Reasonable Ribbon 'Fun 4 Fall' challenge to make a fall card with ribbon.

Patterned paper:  Authentique (Blissful)
Die Cut:  Circle and scallop, Spellbinders
Ribbon:  Michaels
Brad:  Recollections

Thank you for dropping by today.  I hope you enjoy some family time soon, weather your family is near or far.


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Moxie Fab, Clean and Simple

We were able to spend Thanksgiving in Victoria, BC with my husbands' parents.  It was a wonderful weekend, the weather was perfect for this time of year...some cloud, some sun and no rain!  It was so nice to be able to spend Thanksgiving with family. 

The Empress Hotel, Victoria, BC

For my card this week, I'm playing along with Moxie Fab's Tuesday Trigger.

The stamps are from Hero Arts (clear) With Sympathy, stamped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Stampendous PEARLustre Hermatite Opaque embossing powder.  Ribbon is from Offray.

Thanks so much for dropping by today.  I hope you're having a great start to this short week.


Monday, October 3, 2011

Oldie Monday

Here it Monday again and it's time to dig into my stash and give some love to those long forgotten products. This one was easy, I got to use my last few PSX rose stickers.  Love these, but once they're gone, that will be it since PSX is no longer around.  This was for a co-worker...I made a coordinating envelope as well.

Patterned paper:  My Mind's Eye (Wild Aspagarus)
Sentiment sticker:  SRM, Fancy Sticker Sentiments, Birthday, Fancy Sticker Sentiments, Birthday
Embossing plate:  Sizzix
Ribbon:  Making Memories
Bobby Pin:  Junkitz
Flower:  Unknown

Here's one of the harder ones for me to make...a masculine card.  When I found this great image from The Graphics Fairy though, it wan't nearly as hard as I thought it would be.  Isn't that a great image, it would be perfect for a Father's day card.

I'm linking this up to Brag Monday on the Graphics Fairly blog.

Patterned paper:  Around the Block
Embossing Plate:  Sizzix
Twill Tape:  Martha Stewart
Sticker Sentiment:  SRM, We've Got Your Sticker, Happy
Label Punch:  EK Success
Brads:  Hot Off the Press

Well, I've managed to use a bit of my stash today, I'll keep at it...thanks for coming by to have a look.


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Happy Halloween

I wish I had more time to participate in all the fun going on this weekend in honor of World Card Making Day.  I did manage to play along with Simply Rae's sketch challenge, though.  Got it done just under the wire.
The spider web paper: K&Co.
Green:  Karen Foster
Magic Mesh  (I forgot I still had some!)
Acrylic Frame:  Making Memories
Ribbon:  Offray 
Boo charm:  Unknown

Thanks so much for dropping by.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Happy WCMD!

Happy World Card Making Day!  I hope you've had some time to create today and celebrate this wonderful hobby of ours.

My card today is for the challenge over at the SRM blog to make a card using their stickers and upload it to their Flickr gallery for a chance to win some of their wonderful stickers. I love using SRM sticker sentiments, they just add the right finishing touch to any card.

Sticker sentiment is Fancy Sentiments from SRM. Background paper is from 7 gypsies, textured paper handmade is from an art store, ribbon is from Offray, brad is from Recollections.

Thanks for stoping by today,