Saturday, October 31, 2009
Happy Halloween~Night Visitors~Feeding Freenzy
I don't have any neat projects to share with you this morning as I need to get ready to leave on a "shopping" spree with a few of my favorite "girlies"!
But I do have to share Nellie and her pumpkin...there on 3 more behind her, I didn't realize she was so big!
Next photos are are from Thursday night of the deer eating what's left of my Burning Bush across the creek, it was just almost dark...and I took these from the inside of the house!
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Labels: Cabin Life Photo's
Thursday, October 29, 2009
My Own Designs~Bird Cage Ornament & Snowflake Ornament
The second ornament is my snowflake...I have to make more of these with some "glitter"......well...let me know what you think.....I am doing a small show with paper and some sewn items in a few weeks...these will debut there!
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Baby Girlie Card and a Be Careful Warning!
Another "wet" and cool day in Michiana...so many leaves to "pick" up and they are soaked! Still need to get a "good" day to clean out and mulch the gardens........still looking for "Mr. Sun"!
I have a baby girl shower to go to Monday night......and saw on SCS where the limited supplies challenge was to make a "girlie" card...so thought I might as well make my girlie card a baby card since I needed one anyhow.........BUT....the limited supplies challenge was to not use any designer paper...well heck...so much for that...I need to "listen" better! Edited to add: I added 3 pink crystals to the bottom of the tag sentiment...made a big difference..and I know its hard to tell, but under the ribbon is a nice piece of ds paper I used a SU punch for the scallops.....
Yesterday I was on one of my favorite blogs and was cruising around with "links"...NOT Mr Linky, but another one and when I clicked onto a blog I couldn't get out and my virus protection came on and told me the blog was a "Trojan Virus" and they had blocked it...thank goodness for that.........come to find out, it was a virus someone had linked into the blog from a foreign country (I won't mention which one as I don't want to accuse or offend anyone).............but just BE CAREFUL when you are "cruising" around...I am sure some don't have a protection that would block it...........it's beyond me why these people have to be so evil!
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Circle Circus Trio
I put together a trio of cards using Stampin'Up's Circle Circus......plus a few other sets combined to make these 3 cards.
All cards were made using SU Whisper White, Real Red, and Old Olive cardstock and inks.
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Thursday, October 22, 2009
Haunted House and A Pumpkin Gourd!
Today I have a "haunted house" to share with you. I used an embossing folder and cut part of the house out, I wanted to show the "background" trees a bit more.......the house was embossed on core paper and sanded......the moon, witch, black cats and pumpkin are all punches.....for some bling I used glitter paper, a jewel and yellow stickles in the windows....this is a "monster" sized card (no pun intended) and barely fit on half of a 12 x 12 piece of designer paper....all because of those background trees....I added pumpkin pie cardstock on the inside for stability ....I stamped a bat and another sentiment on the inside...thats about it.....except I entered it in the Saturday Spotlight With Hidden Potential at Stamped Smiles.....it was to create a scene!
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Vintage Santa and A PeeGee Hydrangea
Today I have the neatest vintage santa to share...I just bought this stamp yesterday for only $4.39...can you believe that? Our wonderful scrapbook store is closing their doors and they hope to be gone by the end of November, but each day they are still receiving new items...this stamp was one of them (sorry I can't mention the name)..I am so upset by this, as they carried everything, and I went at least once a week...I know most of it can be ordered online, but I love to browse and "feel" the items in my hand.
Whoops...guess I got side-tracked! I inked this santa in Stampin'Up's Riding Hood Red...you can see I did some sewing around the card...I just love the look of sewing on a card....I found a piece of a vintage satin ribbon that was the perfect color....the holly, I cut out with a die on some foil paper, they were popped up for a 3d effect and I "bent" the edges up a bit......cardstock used was all SU...Garden Green~Very Vanilla...I also stamped the inside of my card and inked the edges a bit.
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Monday, October 19, 2009
A beautiful morning here.....sun is trying to poke out.....air is crisp and clean...looks like a good day to start to winterize my garden...they are predicting temps of 62 today and 70 tomorrow...sure hope so.......I have a "turkey and maple leaf" card to share with you today. I saw this "idea" on another blog...basically you just find a leaf, slightly adhere it to your cardstock (I used watercolor paper as I found the cardstock liked to "curl"), and spray with a spray mist...I used Tattered Angels gold, coffee, and green. My small maple leaves were cut with a die from another project that I didn't quite care for (I never throw anything away).......
I also had to share my "Burning Bush" with you...mine is just starting to "turn"...but the ones closer to town are in full color, and I have to tell you, they are stunning! I love this bush as for some reason in the middle of winter the cardinals love to "hang out" in it....another beautiful site with all the snow and the red birdies!!! That's it for today...have a good one!!
Card Recipe: Cardstock: SU Dusty Durango, water color paper; Ink: SU markers, Old Olive ink; Stamp: SU Gifts of the Earth; Accessories: Ribbon, Spray Mist, die, maple leaf
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Sunday, October 18, 2009
I was so inspired I decided to make a few holiday cards.....the first one I actually based everything on from the background paper...love the colors...love the design...and love that "yummy" ribbon! I am really getting into finishing the insides of my cards as well......the inks I used are SU Old Olive and Chocolate Chip, I paper pieced some of the house and added gold glitter to the door frame, hinges and the bell in the steeple...you can always click on the pic for a better view.....
Speaking of the "bling"...I stacked one card on the other...and you guessed it...my white card now has red stickles on the back...so am adding a nice piece of pink cardstock to "fix" it up...geez, when will I learn!!
Stampin'Up! Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla; Designer Paper: Christmas Cocoa Specialty; Stamp Sets: Circle Circus, Four The Holidays; Accessories: Sleigh Bells Ribbon, Button Playground Old Olive, Silver Elastic Cord.......other: Stickles, epoxy sticker
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Thursday, October 15, 2009
A Season That Sparkles Challenge
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Think Spring~Don't I Wish!
Sorry I have been away so long.....had a "bout" with the flu...and Tuesday was my birthday...not fair to be sick on my birthday...but am better now.
I had this card made a week or so ago using my SU level 2 Hostess set "Wings of Friendship".....anything with a bird on it and I have to have it! I used my SU Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry along with Very Vanilla for this one. The flowers are "popped" with dimentionals....
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Saturday, October 10, 2009
Fast~Fun~And Totally Stampin'Up!
One of the workshops I did a week ago, the hostess asked me to do a scrapbook layout. I usually don't do the layouts, as for one when I scrapbook a page it usually takes no less then 3 hours per page! Also I find it hard to do a page that everyone can "relate" to. But what the heck, I thought I would give it a try....I told them each to bring 5 or 6 fall photo's so they could have a good choice of which ones they wanted to use! I have to admit, it was a GREAT success and they raved about the page. One of the "ideas" I wanted to show, was how well stamps work on a scrapbook page....I think stamps add so much to a page, and the selection is endless! All the leaves we added were "popped" up with dimensionals. I also have to admit that I sold alot of what we used, which always makes me feel good, too! I left a place for journaling, of which I still need to add mine.......these photos are two of my granddaughters, but guess what? They are now 17 and 15...yikes how time flies!
Recipe is as follows"
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Barely Banana, Old Olive
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Old Olive
DS Paper: Autumn TraditionsStamps: A Season of Friendship
Other: Spiral Punch, Sizzix Leaves #2 Die
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Friday, October 9, 2009
Friends With Flair Friday Blog Hop
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Labels: Blog Hop
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Flash Mob ~ Check This Out ~ So Very Cool
I saw these and just had to share...so fun and unique...enjoy!
Oprah Flash Mob
Sound of Music Flash Mob
Don't forget to check out my "inchies" below this post!
Oprah Flash Mob
Sound of Music Flash Mob
Don't forget to check out my "inchies" below this post!
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Fun~Fun~Fun!!! Halloween and Christmas Inchies!
My second card I went with reds and whites for Christmas.....I love the "sparkly-frosty" ribbon I added...it was just a tiny scrap piece used up...yeah!
I have been seeing on several blogs that the designers are decorating the insides of the cards, too...so I am now trying to do the same...so what do you think??
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Friday, October 2, 2009
Birthday Card and a Masculine Card
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Thursday, October 1, 2009
From The Hands of A Three Year Old!
The Finished project!
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