Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Party

Just had to post a picture of me and my peeps at our annual Halloween party. This year we went with a Saturday Night Live theme and it was so much fun. We didn't have any duplicate costumes. That's me as Rosanna Rosanna Dana. We also had "Pat", Eugene the anal retentive chief, Buc Wheat, and Chris who lives in a van down by the river. Great Fun!

Sunday, October 30, 2011


This week the MIM challenge was to get out your brayer and ink up your embossed paper. I don't have any Papertrey embossing folders so I used this old Quickutz folder that has fall leaves. It was fun getting my brayer out and using it for a different look. The stamp set is from PTI Everyday Button Bits.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween Party

After my son stopped dressing up for Halloween I decided that I wanted to dress up and have a party. So this is the 5th year we have had a costume party for Halloween. This is the card I made for our party invite. I just love Papertrey Ink's Jar Fillers and this is from their Fall Filler set. It turned out cute but was a lot more work than I thought for making 25! Trick or Treat.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

PTI Blog Hop!

I am very excited about this Papertrey blog hop. The challenge was a photo inspiration and it was so pretty with the fabric pumpkins and the green and oranges. I can't wait to send this card out. I used my new photo finisher die for the sentiment and a friendship fall jar filler stamp for the pumpkins. I die cut the leaves out of canvas and I embossed the background using core creations paper so lots of fun things on this card.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Layered Frame

Today I made a card for the MIM challenge to use your dies to make a frame. I used two dies from Papertrey but can't remember what they are called to frame this cute little acorn. I used my wood grain folder to give it a woodsy feel. I love that little acorn!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sketch Inspiration

Today I'm scrap booking! I am making an album for a Christmas gift and I need to get moving on it so I went to my favorite sketch challenge for inspiration. I also have borrowed a friends cricut for the week so I need to use it while I have it to cut the shapes I need.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Faux Watercoloring

This weeks PapertreyInk challege was really fun. I had been wanting to make a card with acorns for some reason and this was perfect. I used my Jar Fall Fillers set for the acorn and sentiment and was really excited to use my new distress ink from Ranger, Gathered Twigs from the limited edition set. I love that brown color. So I stamped my image and then used a watercolor brush to fill in the acorns with the brown. Then I had to give it a spray of glimmer mist and that made it even more watercolor like. You can see it better if you click on the cardl. Oh, I also used my new spiral notebook page die. So much fun!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Another Basket

This week the Papertrey challenge was to make your own tissue paper by adhering tissue paper to score tape and then stamping on it. Well since I keep making cards with my basket stamp the first thing I thought of was basket weave. This took a little bit of masking to get the weave on the tape and it isn't perfect. I also decided I should weave the tape a little. I liked how the tape came out and would use this technique again but my card idea is kinda plain. I guess they all can't be your favorite. Maybe I will go back later and jazz it up somehow.

Monday, October 3, 2011


Today I took the Card Pattern challenge and used their sketch to make this card. I had been wanting to use my fabulous Martha Stewart score tool to make some Rosetta's but didn't have a reason. Then the sketch had circles on it so I went for it. They are so cute I made some extras. Might have to make some more cards. This card also has a lot of texture with the ribbon and I added distressed stickles to my brads. It was a lot of fun to make.