Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!!!

Good morning and happy Halloween!

My kiddies went to school in their costumes today and I put a special treat in their lunch boxes (what I posted yesterday!) and they are super excited to go tick or treating tonight!

(Picture taken at parade last weekend)

Here is the spook-tacular card that I made for them this year!  I had a blast using my cricut and cutting the different elements....but I am not good with keeping the details! Sorry!  I believe I used Happy Haunting cartridge. I did use the cricut for all of the elements on the card but to make it a pop up I used an Elizabeth Craft Designs pop up label die...super easy to create cute pop up cards and you can pretty much make any image pop up. Here I made the gravestone scene pop up! 

I used papers from my stash and cut the pieces for the scene depending on where I wanted them! I had fun cutting and assembling this spooky card!  The larger pumpkin on the front of the card is on an action wobble. I used the "critters in costume" stamp set from Lawn Fawn on the front of the card for the sentiment. I also used the "more spooky sayings" stamp set from Cardztv stamps for the sentiments inside the card. I had to alter some of the sentiments to make them fit on the gravestones.
Have a fun and safe Halloween!
I entered this spooky scene card in the SSS Wednesday "anything goes" challenge and the Cardztv "create a spooky scene" challenge. Go check them out!!
I was all set to post and then I forgot I had one more treat to share!  I made these treat boxes for the kids in my Religious Ed class! Cut them using Tags Bags and boxes 2 at the recommended size (getting 2 boxes per 12" sheet of paper) and the little stamped images are from a cheap set of stamps from Michaels many moons ago! I just stamped and cut them out but I needed something quick and easy!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween treats!

Good morning!
I was busy creating some treats for the kiddos for tomorrow!  

I made some Halloween straws for the mini spooky cans of grape soda...I couldn't resist buying these at Target!  I used the Simon Says Stamp "bundle if stitched shapes" for the banners and then traced around it to make a larger banner for the back of the straw.   I stamped some treats and critters on white cardstock using the Lawn Fawn "critters in costume" stamps and colored them with Spectrum noir markers.  The colors I used are OR1, GB5, CT2, CT4, BP6, BT4, BT7, CR10, TB9, PL4, PL5, EB2 and EB5. I am not very good at coloring with shading but I did my best...some I just didn't even shade and just colored, but it's all about having fun! 
I used the coordinating lawn Fawn dies and cut the images out! I adhered the tags to the straw using hot glue!

I made some goody boxes using some paper from my stash and the We R Memory Keepers Candy box Punch Board! Super easy to use and these were created in no time!  I filled with a few if their favorite candies...chocolates!  

I made some small rosettes for the candy boxes using hot glue and then made some embellishments with the same SSS die set.  I used the stitched circle and the stitched star! Super simple and they look super cute on the boxes!

I had fun creating these little goodies for my kids! I am so glad that they are still "into" Halloween! The older they get the more I worry that it will be the last year that they want to participate or dress up! But they are just as excited as when they were little!
I am entering this in the SSS Wednesday Challenge.....anything goes and featuring Spectrum Noir Markers....this project fit the bill!
I will be back tomorrow with a card that I made for the kids and a picture of their costumes!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great afternoon!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Shimmering angels!

Hi there!
I had started this post this morning and then my mom came over and we went out for the day and then the kids got home from school and well you know the drill...dinner, homework etc. So, just getting to it now!
Here is the shimmering angel Christmas card that I made...I made 4 of them. 

This is for the SSS Wednesday  challenge and the caring hearts card drive. You can read about it HERE!  The cards are distributed to the elderly in nursing homes. My kids and I have participated in this before and we just felt so good about it! We actually took a moment on Christmas to think of the elderly folks who received our cards!

So, I started with an A2 white card base and cut a piece of kraft (Neenah desert storm) and used an old wood mount stamp that I had in my stash. I used the stamp a majig to position it on the bottom right and then heat embossed it in white. Then I used the Martha Stewart score board and turned it to the back side and just followed the score lines at a slight diagonal.  I love the subtle texture!  I made a test run on desperate paper to make sure that the embossed lines didn't interfere with the embossed sentiment. It worked perfectly! 

I cut the angels on my cricut using the "joys of the season" cartridge cut at 3 inches. The hair and horn didn't cut nice so I just skipped it and cut the shadow in white and the dress and wings in blue. To add dimension to those pieces, I inked some tumbled glass distress ink on the edges. I used the clear wink of stella pen to add shimmer to the dress and wings. I cut some red hearts using a momma elephant confetti die and coated the hearts with glossy accents. 
I tied some red and white bakers twine and tied it in a bow and used foam tape to adhere the angel. 
There you have it! A card with kraft...which is not my go to for Christmas cards....but I love how this turned out!  This is definately going to be my Christmas card that I send out this year (although these 4 are going to the card drive). My gram passed away this July and she loved angels and I believe that she is my angel and that is why I decided to add the heart, because she will always be in my heart! I thought this was a very fitting card for this year!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great night!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Trick or Treat!

Good morning!
I have a fun Halloween card to share this morning!  I just love Lawn Fawn stamps and dies and this "Critters in Costume" set is one of my favorites!  I used a bunch of lawn Fawn products for this card!

I created the background using the "argyle backdrops" stamp,  I used SSS Sunshine ink and black...what a great stamp set and it's so easy to line up to keep creating larger backgrounds.  I added a piece of vellum to just make the tags pop and to mute out the background just a bit. I used the "tag, you're it" dies to cut the tags using two patterned papers. I added some Sunshine twine and tied in a bow. I stamped and colored the cute doggie dressed as a bumble bee and his treat bag with spectrum noir markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I felt like he needed some grass so I used the Lawn Fawn "grassy border" die. Then added some green sequins (I believe) from the "into the woods" collection!  
I am entering this card in the Lawnscaping challenge...this week is to create a Halloween card!
I think this is super cute, not scary, and was a  super fun card to create!
Thanks for coming by today!  Have a great day!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Smart is the new PRETTY!!

Hi there and Happy World Card Making Day!  
It is a dark, rainy, windy day here so we have been inside! The kids made a tent in the living room and I got to make a card with some new My Favorite Things goodies! 

I used some new product as well as some older products (not really that old...only a few months!) 
I started with this weeks MFT sketch

And for the background I used the just released "Proof Positive" die and cut it in white and just layed a piece of teal card stock behind it. (It is showing blue in the pic but it is a beautiful teal color).  Then I cut some scallop circles using a dark pink and an orange (showing yellow in the pic) (sorry it is a dark day here lol!) anyway, I then cut some flowers using the "gerbera daisy" dies. I cut a stitched panel for the back of the sentiment piece using the horizontal stitched strips dies (one of my favs) and then used the technique of partial die cutting to make the piece shorter but still getting the stitched effect all the way around! (Yes, I was very proud of myself for that!) 
I embossed the glasses and the sentiment using versatile and clear embossing powder. The stamps are MFT "Geek is Chic" set, so cute!  My daughter just got glasses this year and she loves them so I thought this set was perfect! I cut around the glasses leaving a small white border and used glossy accents in the lens. I adhered the glasses and the sentiment using foam tape. 
And that sums up that card!  I am working on a few more cards, but it's dinner time here, so gotta run!
Have a great day!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Masculine cards using metallic paper!

Hi there!
I have two masculine birthday cards to share today! They are the same styles but different colors.  I was sorting through paper stacks yesterday and although I managed to get rid of a two foot high pile, I kept this stack of metallic card stock.  I decided to use it on my cards today.

I used  the sailboat die from MFT and some metallic gold, silver, blue and green with some cream card stock as the base. The birthday sentiment is a favorite if mine for masculine cards because it is not scripty and swirly!  I embossed it with gold and silver embossing powders. (The first  card is the silver and the second card is the gold) 
I think they came out great and look quite masculine! What do you think?

I am entering this card in the SSS "transportation" challenge in the SSS Wednesday challenge blog! 

Thanks for stopping by today!