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Hello and welcome to my blog of card crafts. I am happy that you stopped by for a visit. I hope you can visit often. Have a wonderful and blessed day! "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and my soul knows right well." Psalm 139:14

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Bright Pumpkin

Hi Everyone! Happy November! I am loving the beautiful new stamptangle pumpkins from  Just For Fun. I decided to make this Stamptangle Tall Pumpkin pop with color by using my Zig watercolor markers. The pumpkin was embossed using black embossing powder and then colored. I used the Memory Box Fresh Foliage die behind the pumpkin. I added white enamel dots down one side of the pumpkin for accent. I pop dotted the pumpkin onto an embossed dotted swiss purple background.




I hope you are enjoying the newly released stamps as much as I am. We would love for you to join the new challenge for this month at Just For Fun. You might even win a prize! Please click here to see the challenge. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

April

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Spooky Scarecrow

Hi! I hope you are about ready for Halloween! I remember how much I anticipated Halloween when I was a child. One of my favorite costumes was Casper. Do you remember the friendly ghost? I also remember my last costume when I was 12 years old. My friend and I wore her parents' clowns outfits. I was taking my neighbor around with us also, who was about 8 years old at the time. We were in a very dark yard and we could not see at all! We got our candy and ran from the porch at full speed with me holding my neighbor's hand. It was so dark that we did not see the very big ditch ahead and fell right into it. Thankfully we were not hurt and we just lay there laughing so hard we could not get up. Those were fun times!

Here is another Halloween card I made using the new stamps from Just For Fun. I just love this Spooky Scarecrow.





I used the 3 + 1 Faux Post stamp and template and sponged purple, yellow and blue Distress inks through the template. The blue turned to a hazy green when blended which is what I wanted for a spooky night scene! I stamped and colored the scarecrow with my Zig watercolor pens, fussy cut the image and popped it to the card. I stamped the Crooked Old Tree through the stencil and stamped and embossed the Tiny Black Kat stamp using sparkly black embossing powder.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy Haunting!

April


Challenges entered:

Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Autumn
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Altered Dies #20

Hi and welcome to my blog. I have another altered die card to show you today. I made a fairy using a Cheery Lynn butterfly die for her wings!





                            I started with the butterfly die and cut off the antennas.




I patted my Versa Mark ink pad over the butterfly and added Sparkle N Sprinkle Glisten embossing powder to it and heat set it. Then I adhered the girl image to the die.




Here is a picture of the fairy that shows the sparkle better.




The background was made by inking up the negative flower stamp with Bundled Sage Distress ink then making streaks across the stamp using teal and brown markers then stamping it on cream card stock.


The first butterfly I cut did not cut out all the little pieces so I cut another one. I then had the negative of the 2 butterflies left. Not wanting to throw away that piece I placed washi tape behind them and made a quick card! Here is the result.




Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!


Thursday, October 13, 2016

Halloween Tag

Hi Everyone! It is time for making another tag for Tim Holtz's tag challenge! Each month he is combining 2 techniques from the past to use on the tag. You can see this month's techniques here.




I cut up a sheet of  Tim Holtz's Halloween patterned paper from the Seasonal pad and made a collage with them. I applied clear crackle paint over the entire tag and let it dry. I took a black watercolor crayon and smudged it around the seams and edges of the tag.

I used a cuttlebug pumpkin die and cut from bronze metal. I then ran the pumpkin through a polka dot embossing folder and colored the dots using a black Sharpie pen.

The spider web is an svg that I added to the upper corner of the tag. I also adhered some confetti bats to the tag. The saying is a stamp from Just For Fun.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day!


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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Halloween Greetings

Hi Everyone! I want to show you a card I made with the new Crooked Old Tree and Tiny Black Cat stamps from Just For Fun. I do not make many Halloween cards but I have certainly had fun making cards with these new stamps!





I started with striped patterned paper for the background. I punched the "moon" from another piece of patterned paper and stamped the saying from the Just for Fun Sentiments 1 unmounted sheet. The tree and cat were stamped with black ink. I then added small punched leaves to the tree and ground.

Just For Fun has a fun challenge going on this month. We would love to see you participate and you might even win a prize! You can check it out here.

I hope you are enjoying the Fall season as much as I am. This is my favorite time of the year!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful and blessed day!

April


Challenges entered:

Crafty Creations:  Halloween
Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Halloween
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Halloween Inspiration

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Altered Dies #19

Hi Everyone. I hope you are enjoying your day. I have another altered die card to show you. I love using die shapes on my cards and here is an easy way to dress them up a bit. I started with the Crisscross Spellbinders background die, adhered it over green card stock and cut it out all at once using the Sizzix Fancy Labels die. Now I have a fancy look to my shape!


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Here is the card!




Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed this simple way to add flair to your die shapes!

Challenges entered:

ABC Challenge: Q = Quick
Great Impressions:  Anything Goes

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Happy Hauntings

Hi and welcome to my blog! First I want to say how thrilled I am to have been chosen to be on the Just For fun design team! I have had so much fun playing with my new stamps. I can't believe that Halloween is will be here soon. Many of the stores have had Halloween items out since July! I have made a Halloween card using two of the new Just For Fun stamps.




On this card I used the Just For Fun large Spooky Scarecrow and the Crooked Iron Fence stamps.
I colored the scarecrow using my Zig watercolor pens, fussy cut the image and pop dotted it to the card. I stamped the fence using versa mark ink and added black embossing powder to make it look like wrought iron. I added three confetti bats flying across the "moon."

I had a fun time using my new small round geli plate to make the background. I patted distress ink pads in yellow, blue, purple and black directly onto the geli plate. I spritzed the inks with water and placed the card stock on top and pressed gently with my hand. This gave a moon like image to the card! I then went back in and sponged black ink around the "moon."

This month we have a new inspiration challenge on the Just For Fun blog. We would love to have you enter the challenge and you will even be eligible for a prize! Click here to check it out.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!






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