Thursday, September 20, 2012

A Retro/CASology ;)

I've been combining challenges lately and I normally don't do that on a regular basis...hmmm. ;) Guess I've just been inspired by more than one thing at a time lately, lol. ;)

I've decided to combine the CASology Challenge #11


Here is my card...


I've always loved it when people use the negatives from their die cuts to make something else. I think it's a great way to use as much of your paper as possible. ;) I also love the white on white...I forget about it sometimes, but it's a really wonderful effect. ;)

Here are some more angles and the sketch is in the bottom left corner. ;)


Hope you like it. I enjoyed making it. :) I would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment if you wish.

Supply List:
Cardstock: PTI Stamper's Select White
Stamps: PTI Happy Haunting
Ink: PTI True Black
Dies: PTI Happy Haunting, Double Ended Banners
Other: Foam Tape

Another CASE Study Halloween :)

I think I'm a little obsessed with Halloween. ;) I can't help it, I love it! :) LOL! I decided to play along with the CASE Study challenge and the muse's card gave me a cute (scary?) idea for a skeleton card.


I interpreted the scalloped bordered on the muse's card as drips. I like how it looks as though the pattern is dripping away...

Here are some more angles and the muse's card (in the bottom right corner.)


Hope you like it. I would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment if you wish. :)

Supply List:
Cardstock: PTI Rustic Cream
DP: Recollections Haunted Estate stack
Stamps: PTI Mr. Bones
Ink: PTI Scarlet Jewel
Dies: PTI Mr. Bones
Other: Foam Tape, Martha Stewart Drippy Goo edge punch

Monday, September 17, 2012

A CAS-ual "Less Is More" Fridays (On A Monday hehe!)

The challenge over on "Less is More" this week is to use and oval. The challenge over on CAS-ual Fridays is to used Black and White + I thought I could combine the two. ;) Two birds with one stone and all that...but really the two together inspired me to make this card, which was fun, and I think it came out rather cute. Or scary, depending if you like spiders or not. Lol!


I LOVE the little glitter black on black spider web at the top. It's just enough without being too know what I mean? ;)

Here are a few more angles...


Hope you like it, it was fun to make and came together so easily! It could be fun to make a set with different images in the oval...hmmm... ;)
I would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment if you wish. :)

Supply List:
Cardstock: PTI True Black
DP: Recollections Boo Who? stack and Colorbok Black Glitter
Stamps: PTI Tremendous Treats: Halloween and Mr. Bones (for the sentiment)
Ink: PTI New Leaf and Archival Brilliance Platinum Planet
Dies: PTI Spiderweb Trio and Limitless Layers Oval

The Play Date Cafe #149

Whew, it's been awhile since I've played along over on the Play Date Cafe blog. I love the colors this week, and when I saw this new Recollections Fall and Night stack at Michael's I thought I could use the cute-sy Halloween paper for a cute little Halloween card. Normally I am a scary Halloween person, but I LOVE the colors in this stack and they are a close match to the colors for this weeks I went for it. And I just adore this card. :)


Isn't that paper fun?!
I used the PTI Heart Border die to create the scalloped edging. I've seen it done before and wanted to try it out. ;)

Here are a few more angles, and the color pallet. 


Hope you like it. I would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment if you wish. :)

Supply List:
Cardstock: PTI Rustic Cream and True Black, Recollections Light Purple
DP: Recollections Fall and Night stack
Stamps: PTI Tremendous Treats: Halloween
Ink: PTI Smokey Shadow
Dies: PTI Heart Border

Friday, September 14, 2012

What?! Not A Halloween Card?!

LOL! I've been working on Halloween stuff pretty intensely these last few weeks. But I got some happy mail the other day courtesy of Jay Gee's Nook (I was a randomly drawn winner! Woohoo!) and I had to play with my new stamps! :) It is a super cute Owl set from Jane's Doodles. Thank you so much Jay Gee! :)

I used this weeks Retro Sketch and I need to get my rearend in gear because the challenge closes soon! :) Haha! Here is my take...


I just love that owl don't you? The owl and the heart are actually separate stamps. I just thought it would look cuter with the heart in there to go with the sentiment. :)

Here is a close up and a different angle.


This card just kind of fell together with these adorable stamps! :)

Hope you enjoy it. I would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment if you wish. :)

Supply List:
Cardstock: PTI New Leaf, Orange Zest, Vintage Cream, and Dark Chocolate
DP: The Mod Stack from DCWV
Stamps: Your A Hoot! Jane's Doodles
Inks:PTI Dark Chocolate and Scarlet Jewel
Dies: Spellbinders Circles Nestabilities, PTI Double Ended Banner
Other: EK Success corner rounder, Paper Studio Woodgrain embossing folder, and foam tape

A CASE Study Halloween :)

I know, I know...I've been quiet for awhile. Busy w/ family stuff. But good family stuff. We are doing some remodeling of the house so I will get pics up as soon as it is all done. :)

I had a little time so I decided to join in with the CASE Study Challenge this week. As most of you know I have been having trouble uploading pics (blogger wanting me to pay for more storage...what's up with that?!) Anyhoo, so you will have to follow the link to the challenge blog to see the Muse's card we are CASEing this week. :)

Here is my interpretation of the card. 


I know it's a shocker, I turned it into a Halloween card. LOL! :)

And a side shot...


This card was really fun to make! I love Mr. Bones (duh!) and I have been using Fabulous Frames A LOT lately. :)

Hope you like it. I would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment if you wish. :)

Supply List:
Cardstock: PTI True Black, Vintage Cream, and Simply Chartreuse
DP: PTI Royal Velvet Patterned Pack
Stamps: PTI Mr. Bones, Fabulous Frames, Happy Hexagons and Happy Days
Inks: PTI Royal Velvet, True Black, Simply Chartreuse,and  Orange Zest
Dies: PTI Fabulous Frames and Mr. Bones

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Banner For My Momma :)

I made this banner for my mom as well. (If you read the previous post you know that all of her decorations for ALL the holidays are still back at her old house with my brother. :) I think she liked it just a :)


I cut the banner shapers with my Cricut and the B is for Boy Lite cartridge. It was super fun to make! :)

Edited Size

Here are some close ups of each panel. If you notice my pics looking a bit different it's because I am now using Photobucket to upload them. I have reached my limit in Google and if I erase them they get taken off the blog (archives you know?) so I had to find another free way to share my photos....we will see how long this one lasts... :)

I hope you enjoy it. I really had a lot of fun making this banner! :)

I would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment if you wish. :)

Supply List:
Cardstock:Recollections Kraft, Black, DCWV Orange, Green, and Blue
DP: PTI Smokey Shadow Pattern Pack, Orange Zest Pattern Pack, K&Company various stacks
Stamps: PTI Mr. Bones, Happy Hauntings, and Tremendous Treats: Halloween
Inks: PTI True Black, Orange Zest, Simply Charteuse, Smokey Shadow
Dies: PTI Mr.Bones, Limitless Layers Ovals, Mat Stack #4, Tag Sale #5
Other: Ribbon from Target, Foam Tape, Cricut Expression, B is For Boy Lite Cartridge

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Halloween Decor #2


Woo Hoo I figured it out! Now I just need to figure out how to make the pics smaller... ;)

ETA: Sorry I didn't share details of this earlier...I was trying to figure out how to get my pics on here without having to buy extra storage from Google or anywhere else...some of us are on a budget and doesn't Google make a TON of money on advertising? Why do we have to pay for extra storage?! Kind of made me mad at the time...anyhoo...

I actually made these blocks for my Mom. she saw them is a magazine and wanted some for her apartment. (All of her decor is back in Austin still...) The mag said to use foam blocks, but I thought the foam would be too light and I couldn't find any wooden blocks at our local Michael's (we were in a hurry because Zachary was getting antsy) and so I happened upon some plastic photo cubes. They weren't too expensive, they were light enough not to hurt if they fell on your foot ;) and they were solid so if Zac got a hold of them they wouldn't be crushed to bits. :)

I used Modge Podge for the glue and sealer. I have actually never worked with Modge Podge before, and now I think I'm addicted! :)

Hope you like them. I had a ton of fun making them. :) I would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment if you  wish. :)

Supply List:
DP: DCWV Bewitched stack and other various Stacks, Recollections Seasonal stacks, K&Company Halloween stacks, Cloud 9 Seasonal stack
Cardstock: Recollections Black
Other: Cricut Expression and Happy Hauntings Cartridge for the Letters, google eyes, Studio G bling, Modge Podge

Halloween Decor #1 :)

I've been working on some projects for the house and for our annual Halloween party. Then I saw on Nichole Heady's blog  that they were doing a Halloween Inspirational Event with Mr. Bones!

 How cute is that?!

So here are a couple of things I've been working on...
 These are some little toilet paper roll candy boxes I made. :) Super easy!
 They are going to go in the treat bags for the little ones at the Halloween Party.
 These are just two of many...I am making them all different. It's more fun that way. ;) But if it comes to crunch time it's really easy to whip out a bunch of the same. :)

Hope you like them. ;) I would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment if you wish.

And hopefully I will be back with more...I just need to figure out how to get extra storage space for my photos because I can no longer upload them here unless I pay ;( Sad day. If anyone has any ideas for free ways to get my photos to show up here let me know. I tried Flickr and Photobucket but Blogger refuses to recognize the URL's. If I can't get this remedied soon I won't be able to post anymore without deleting my archives...what are your suggestions and/or thoughts on this subject? :)

Supply List:
Cardstock: Recollections Black, Purple, Acid Green, Orange, and Cream
DP: Cloud 9
Stamps: PTI Sweet Treats II
Ink: PTI Royal Velvet and True Black
Dies: Spiderweb Trio, Happy Days, Limitless Layers Circles, Mr. Bones, Sweet Treats II
Other: Glue dots, Hot Glue Gun, and toilet paper rolls