Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween Card & Treat Bag

You know those GEO Dies I was ooohing and aaahing about? Well I did use some on one more Halloween card and then made a treat bag to sort of match. The large die cut is GEO Die #8 and small is GEO Mini #3. I attached the big one to the card with PopDots , then the mini to that one with PopDots and the added the little cute ghost with PopDots. I like to be able to see through the lacey designs.
Below is a side-ish view to show the "popped" effect. I used a double layer of PopDots between the 2 GEO Dies diecuts. Some how I think they seem to have an illusion of spinning, maybe because these remind me of a pinwheel.
Here is my list of ingredients: (everything with a * can be found at )
Glue Dots*
Geo Dies*- Lg. #8 & Mini #3
Cardstock is Best Creation 6x6 Glitter pad called "Happy Haunting"* (all of those patterns!)
Circle stamp is JustRite*, colored with colored pencils
"Happy Halloween" stamp is from StampingScrapping Designs, the "Holiday" set*
Ribbon & Buttons are from my stash

Now a few pix of the treat bag I made. I have 5 grandkids so I think I'm going to need to kick it in gear and quick make 4 more! The bag topper is a Sizzix die cut. The die plate is called "Treat Bag Toppers"*. So easy! It has the cute scalloped edge and 2 little holes near the top for ribbon or string. I stapled it on the bag and then added the decorations. The die plate has 3 sizes of toppers, small, medium amd large (I used large) as well as hearts, ovals and a fancy label. The toppers punch out as a square and have a line to show where to fold them in half. The other toppers are different shapes...even cuter!
My other ingredients (besides the candy!):
Vintage Black Twine*
Witches hat, face & feet, from the "Best Witches" set from StampingScrapping*
(and the "treat" sentiment)
"Spooky" sentiment is from the "Holidays" set, also from SS

Just Hello!

No project today...just saying hello. And I have to brag a bit! I got to go to Cindy's store ( and see alot of the new products they are now carrying! Wow! What cool stuff! Have you looked at the GEO-Dies? They make the most amazing intricate designs! They are designed to work in almost any cutting/embossing machine.  Here's one:
I've used a few of them already. One I put a small image in the center and on another I used PopDots and put a mini right on top of a regular size one. Looked great! I'll post my creations soon, I hope! Just need a bit more time in my day!
Hope you are having an excellent week!
Have a safe Halloween!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

My Mom's Birthday Card

My dear little mother is having her 86th birthday next week. We are going to Wisconsin to see her then and celebrate the special day with her. I'll also get to spend a little time with my sister and 2 brothers. My sister, Judy,  likes to stamp and make cards too so I will undoubtedly haul along some of my crafty stuff and we will have fun together. Mom just watches and smiles.
Anyway....I followed a sketch from Mojo Monday for this card and will enter it in their challenge at:  - #211.

Here is my list of items I used in making this one:
(the *'d items came be found at
Stamped flower image is from Stampin' Up
Papers and cardstock are Paper Studio and DCWV*
Edge punch is "Doily Lace" from Martha Stewart*
Rhinestones are from Michaels
Birthday sntiment is from JustRite*
Glue Dots* & ScorTape*
Ribbon and button are from my stash
Computer generated greeting
Bible verse is from Verve Stamps

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Another HM Halloween Card

Not sure if we are allowed to enter more than one card in the HM Challenge or not but I thouhgt I would at least post this one here 'cause I actually like how it turned out! I always loved carving pumpkins as a kid and with my kids while they grew up but now no one does it any more. Sooooo....I got this idea to "carve " a pumpkin face on a card! What do you think?
   (I sent an email to America at HM and she says its OK to enter another card! So I will!)
The main cardstock is kraft and the orange on the inside has been inked with white, yellow and orangge ink using the Tim Holtz blending tool. The HM stamp is "Feelin' Rosey" (Maxwell minus the teacup!).
I really do love the teacup but I keep finding things that would be so cute to see him peeking over the edge of...I just can't resist! Had to try it!
The "Trick or Treat" stamp and the sparkley flower and the "Twinkle Jewels" are all from And so is the "Happy Halloween" and the little ghost on the inside.
Leaves and green wire are from my stash.
Entering this one in:
(use black, orange, yellow and green)
I took these pictures on my deck which is totally covered with leaves right now. We live in a woods and because its so windy today it is just raining leaves!
Here's a picture of my "back yard":

I hope you are all having a lovely day, wherever you are and whatever season it is for you! God bless!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A Mousey Halloween Card

 Yesterday evening I finished my first little Halloween card. I don't usually make them because we don't really celebrate Halloween much. But I like the colors associated with it and especially the colors called for in the flollowing challenges that I am entering this in: - "Halloween Color" #106,
(use black, orange, yellow and green)  #18 "Purple, Orange, Green, Black & White (pick 3)"
Items used:
House Mouse stamp "Contented Mudpie"* &
  hand-drawn pumpkin, both colored with colored pencils
"Happy Halloween" sentiment is computer generated
Silk leaf, wire curly-Q's, black ribbon and netting - all from my stash
The green Halloween cardstock is Imaginisce
(the rest of the cardstock are brands I forgot to make note of)
The "BOO" sentiment is from the "Holidays" set* from StampingScrapping
Inks: orange is Stampabilities die ink, black is StazOn solvent ink
Adhesives: Glue Dots*, ScorTape*, ProGlider- high tac*
Rhinestones are from Target, I think!
AND... I used LOTS of "Icicle" Stickles*!

Items with a * are available @

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

A Wedding Card

Congratulations to Bryan & Rachel who became husband and wife this past Friday evening! This card is for them.
List of items used to make this card:
Stamped image is "Medallion de Fleur" from Clear Dollar Stamps
Lavender ink is from Studio G
Rhinestones are by Kaiser Craft
Purple cardstock is from the "Latte" collection by DCWV
White cardstock is Cryogen
Flower is from StampingScrapping
The "Congratulations" sentiment is also from StampingScrapping
from the "Wedding/Celebration" set
Punched border is "Doily Lace" by Martha Stewart
Ribbon and netting is from my stash

I am entering this in one challenge:

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Card for an 80th Birthday

This afternoon we attended an open house for a gentleman from our church who's 80th birthday is tomorrow. He's amazing...he certainly does not look or act his age. Great attitude and a steady, happy disposition. I hope someone can say that of me when I get to be that age! But I fear I'm getting a bit more "crotchity" every year! I should have asked him his secret!
Anyway, the card I made for him turned out okay, except for the "80th" little tag...not happy with that for some reason. I think it stands out too much, probably because the "Happy Birthday" sentiment didn't stamp very black. It looks worse in the picture than it did in "real life"! Oh well, its done and gone. Hope he likes it!

The flower image I used is a Magnolia* but I can't find the name of it. Anyone know?
I colored it with colored pencils and drew the "stitches" with red marker.
The birthday sentiment is an Allnight Media stamp.
The red cardstock is DCWV from the "Holiday Collection".
The embossing folder I used was from Cuttlebug/Provo Craft.*
which I sanded to give it the distressed look.
The rest of the cardstock and paper is from my stash.
So are the rhinestones, and red sparkle cord.
As always, I used lots of Glue Dots* and ScorTape*.
(the *'d items I got from

Here are the challenges I am entering this one in:

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Autumn Colors! Fall Card...

Wow! Fall is here! All of a sudden! The leaves are changing color right before my pretty, especially on a sunny day like today! God is THE most amazing artist!

This evening I finally finished this card that I have been working on (off & on) for a couple weeks now. I colored the Gilli image quite some time ago so I just needed to  re-colored the background around her a bit.
The Gilli image is called "Gilli Chef" (from and she is colored with colored pencils, as are the little leaves, apples, and pumpkins...those are from clear stamps designed and sold by (from the Happy Fall set and the Best Witches set).
The dies I used are Spellbinders, the Standard Circles Lg. and Big Scalloped Circles Lg.
The cardstock, paper, and bailer twine (bow) are from my shamefully large stash!
Oh, and the sentiments are computer generated.
 I am entering this one in one challenge, #17 - "Fall Card" at
I hope you are all enjoying this lovely Indian Summer weather we're having! Those of you in other parts of the country...and the world (!)...may you also be blessed with some beautiful days this month!
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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Happy Fall Y'all!

That is the theme for the challenge at Woodware USA Clear Stamps. I love making Fall cards...the colors are so rich and warm. And I love using leaves in my designs. This is an "after-surgery" Get Well card.
Here is the list of ingredients for this one:
The stamped images on the yellow paper are a combination of "Leafy Swirls" from Woodware USA Clear Stamps and "Tiny Leaves" from Clear Dollar Stamps
The stamped Get Well sentiment is from Stampabilities
The inside sentiment (next photo) is computer generated
The flower is from
The DP is from the "Indian Summer Fall Stack" by DCWV
On the inside I used several sizes of Labels 4 die cuts from Spellbinders
The gold stretchy string is from my stash
The brown ink I used is Vivid
The challenge I'm entering this card in is #45 "Happy Fall Y'all" at