Sunday, October 24, 2010

Witchy Poo!

Here's a simple card I made using the images available in this months' Paper Makeup Stamps Halloween card kit. I simply colored the witch image in with a black copic marker. Then, I masked a circle over the center of the witch and sponged over the entire card with blue ink to resemble a night sky. The ribbon and cardstock is from the kit, the button was from my stash.

Happy Monday!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Boo Who?

This card was made using the Paper Makeup Stamps Halloween kit. Love, Love Love all of the papers and ribbon accents in this kit!! Those crazy stick felt bats are fun to play with too :0) The chipboard letters are not included with the kit but I thought the colors fit in well. The kit comes with two images that you can decide to receive as rubber or digi. You can view the whole kit here and here!

Not too many days left until the witching hour. My boys are still hem-hawing about what they want to be for Halloween. Last I heard it was 3 ninjas - of course with weapons! Actually, I think if they just had the weapons and no costume they would be perfectly happy! Why is it that way with boys?!

Remember there is still time to play with this weeks MFTW challenge hosted by me!! Link up your "inspired by a song" card to the PMS blog before Wednesday night for a chance at winning a free stamp of your choice from PMS!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Pear-fect Unity!

My favorite kind of card creating is that which is done with a specific person in mind. I love being able to create a card with the perfect image, sentiment, color combo, etc. It makes the card that much more meaningful and special!! This is one of those cards, for Millie . . .

I was so excited to come home from work last Thursday to find a huge bag filled with the most wonderful and delicious pears inside! Our neighbor, Millie, has two pear trees in her front yard. Everyday on my way to work I admire how filled every limb on the tree is, how big and perfect each pear seems to be! I saw Millie outside one day and asked her if they were as good as they looked and she said "oh yes!" I asked her if I could try one and she informed me that they weren't quite ready yet - they still had a couple more weeks of sweetening and plumping left to do! But she assured me that I would get to try one when they were ready :0)

And now here they are! Not just one, but a whole bag of them! I thought about hiding them in a special secret place so I could enjoy them all to myself :0) They ARE delicious!!

So as sweet as those pears are, as sweet as Millie was for sharing such a wonderful treat, I had to creat an equally sweet and wonderful thank you card. I was excited to pull out my Unity pear tree and sentiment. I hate to admit that this is their first inking, but they did a wonderful job!! I colored the image with Copics and then popped up the bird for dimension. I sponged around the edges with Ranger distressed ink in Antique Linen and SU! Bashful Blue. It doesn't show up well in this photo, but I colored in all of the seeds, leaves and birds wing with a Spica glitter pen for lots of sparkle.

I hope Millie enjoys this card as much as I'm enjoying those pears :0)

Like the music?! Make sure to scroll down to the previous post to find out all about it! And play along too :0)

Friday, October 15, 2010

It's MY Turn!! PMS- MFTW

Hey there and Happy Friday!!

Today is my turn over on the PMS Blog to host this weeks Makeup for the Weekend Challenge!!

Here's my card . . . can you guess what the challenge is??

Well if not, do you have your sound turned on/up? That should give you a BIG hint!! :0) So many of the blogs I blurf have music playing for your listening enjoyment. Although I have to admit it's scared the bajeezus out of me a couple of times when it started playing all of the sudden, REALLY loud!

My challenge for you is to create a card inspired by a song!! Link up your creation to the PMS blog and your own blog and while you're at it, link up the song too!! This way we can see AND here how you were inspired :0)

Creating a playlist and adding it to your blog is pretty easy peasy. Just follow these simple steps:
1. Visit and create your own playlist of your fav song
2. Copy the html code
3. Paste it into a gadget in blogger

You can see by the list of songs on my playlist that I had a bunch of ideas running through my head! Can you pick the PMS images that I had in mind for each of the songs?

I decided to use the song "Ain't Nothin' But a Hound Dog". I love this version sung by Eric Clapton. It's a little more upbeat and fun (although I have nothing against ELVIS). I used the doghouse stamp and sentiment from the Home Matters set . . . one of my favorites. Then for a little fun I decided to make it an "I'm Sorry" card by adding rub-on letters to spell out "sorry" on a chipboard bone shaped dogtag.

You have a week to think of the perfect song and perfect card. You don't need to use PMS stamps, but if you do you can be entered into a drawing for some FREE RUBBER!! Now that's enough to get me singing and dancing!!

Have an awesome and inspiring weekend!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Got Chocolate?

What a beautiful weekend we had! The sun was shining, the weather was warm, and I got a little crafting time in - couldn't be better!!

This card was made using one of my favorites from the Paper Makeup Stamps October release. This is Hershey. Isn't he just the cutest?? I paper pieced him in a green polkadot pp and then colored the chocolate around his mouth with a Copic. I lightened up his eyes with a white gel pen. The black lettering are rub on's and the chocolate is spelled with felt sticker letters.

I thought he turned out really cute! There are a bunch of other October images being reviewed today by the DT. Head over to the PMS blog to check them out!


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Paper Makeup Stamps October Blog Hop!!

Happy Release Day!! It's a good one :0) If your coming here from Andrea's blog your in the right spot. If you're just starting go back to the PMS blog and start there!! You won't want to miss a thing!

I'm here to give you another look at the new School Girl Fairy that will be available at 9:00 p.m. tonight when the release goes live! I colored her with copics and paper pieced her skirt and matching backpack with the same DP as the scallops. Her plaid skirt and tie remind me of the uniforms I had to wear when I was in high school!! I wasn't that cute and the skirt is a little TOO short :0) The background paper is the Core Impressions cardstock from Cosmo Cricket. Love it! Just lightly sand the embossed images and a blackboard with letters magically appears!

I know you want to keep hopping, but make sure to take the time to collect yours letters to reveal your code that will get you 15% off new release items.!!

If you have been playing along with us this week, make sure to stop by the release party tonight in the forum at 8:00 CST to see if you are one of the lucky winners!! We'll also have lots more fun stuff to make your stop worthwhile :0)

O.K. , the Chicago Blackhawks opening season starts tonight!! So, in honor of the reigning Stanley Cup Champions, here's your letter from me:

Now off you hop to Danni , I'm sure she has something super sweet to share!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Moody for Computers Sneak Peek

Happy Tuesday! The Paper Makeup Stamps Sneak Peek Week is in full swing and today the DT is showcasing a bunch of different images and sentiments, including this new Moody for Computers . . .

I love the two separate sentiments that coordinate with the image. Inside/outside images are so fun to work with. It makes me want to decorate the inside just as much as the outside :0)

Be sure to check out the PMS Blog for all of the other images being sneaked today AND to find out how to win free rubber!! Make sure to come back on the 7th for release day; blog hop, release party, fun, fun, fun!!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

October Kit Sneak Peak

Can you believe it's October already?!?! I'm enjoying the last few hours of warm sunshine before the colder winds and rain move in :0) I did get this card made and was able to bring it outside in the bright sunshine for a photo op. I love it when I can do that!

It's time for another awesome Paper Makeup Stamps release and we're starting it off with sneak peaks of the October Kit being offered. And since it's October and all what better kind of kit than the spooky kind!!

Lots of Halloween goodness packed in here! Love the papers, the sparkly brads, and the witch fairy and sentiment. A photo of the stamp images are pictured, but you'll get the real rubber!

My card was made from everything included in the kit with the exception of the sewing. I used the spider web die cut and the bat felt border -- just too cute! Just peel off the white backing and stick your bats anywhere you'd like. For my card I even used the white paper backing on the top of my card!!

If you hop over to the Paper Makeup Stamps blog you'll find some more awesome kit creations and lots more details on how you can get it for your very own!

Stay tuned to PMS this whole coming week up until release day on the 7th. There are always lots of fun contests to be had and stamps to win!!

Thanks for stopping be :0)