Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Warmest Wishes For A Happy Holiday Season


Hey there!
Boy is it a soggy one out there...it's been raining for the past week. And it has been crazy windy too. We actually had a mini tornado in Springfield the other day that caused some damage to a couple houses and tore out a tree! I know crazy...tornadoes are un-heard of here in Oregon!

I have actually started working on Christmas cards! I know Halloween is just about here...but I got a couple of those out the way already. I always start to feel stressed around this time of year, specially when I made a decision about 4 years ago that I would never buy a store bought card again!! So I've got lots to do!!

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Here is my first Christmas card of the year!


One of my light bulbs are burnt out that I use for my light box...so I wasn't able to capture all the sparkle as much as I would have liked. But I did add some sparkle to her wings, ornaments and there is even sparkle on the mounting cardstock, snowflake and stamen.


The image is of course one of Krista's darling digi's from Saturated Canary! She is called "Christmas Angel" and can be found HERE!


More angels and close ups....


I've added one of my digi sentiments on the inside...I thought it fit perfectly with the image!

 
CARD INGREDIENTS:

SIZE: 6 x 6
LAYOUT: The Sketchy Challenges -"Sketch #34"
IMAGE and SENTIMENT: Saturated Canary "Christmas Angel" and sentiment isfrom my "Swirly Christmas Phrases" set
COLORING MEDIUM and INK: Copic Markers, white opaque pen (highlights)
PAPERS: All cardstock matting and DP is from DCWV
EMBELLISHMENTS: All flowers, moonstone brads and flat back pearls are from "WOC", All other embellishments including snowflake ornament, lace and crushed velvet ribbon from stash
TOOLS: Cuttlebug Machine, Spellbinder's large scalloped circles and circles dies, Recollections border punch, and Sewing machine
OTHER: Stardust Stickles and 3d Dimensional Foam
 
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CARD WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE FOLLOWING CHALLENGES:

The Sketchy Challenges - "Sketch #34"
Through The Craftroom Door - "Always Anything Goes"
Fashionista Challenge - "Anything Goes"
Make it Monday - "Anything Goes"
Ooh La La Creations - "Christmas Sentiment"
Stamp and Create - "Winter Wonderland"
Pile it On - "Holiday"
The Squirrel and The Fox - "Use a Ribbon"
One Stop Craft - "Anything Goes"
Fussy and Fancy - "Anything Goes"
Cards Galore - "Anything Goes"
Just Keep on Creating - "Anything Goes"
Oozak - "Die Cuts"
The Cupboard Trilogy - "Things With Wings"

Thanks so much for stopping by 
and Happy Crafting!!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

More Creepy Halloween Sentiment Freebies!


Hey there! 
I almost completely forgot about another freebie set I wanted to share with all of you! The freebies I'm sharing today match the "Creepy Crawly Tickets" currently in my shop!

Until I have another card to share, I hope you will enjoy these as much as I did creating them! :)


To download the freebies, click on the preview above or you can click HERE!
Or if you would like to purchase the entire set...you can find them in my shop HERE!
The files are uploaded in zipped format so you will need a program like Winzip which you can download for free to extract them. If you have trouble, please leave a comment and I will try to help you. 
I really hope you enjoy them as much as I did creating them!  
All I ask is that you give credit on whatever project you may use them on. And please do not share them or claim them as your own. You may sell handmade cards with the sentiments, but you do not have permission to sell the sentiments in their original format.
Happy Crafting All!
And thank you for stopping by! :)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Look Walker!!....or Skater?!


Morning all...well it's actually around 1:30 am as I type this...can't sleep. 
My sinus infection has gotten better, although I can't sleep, at least I can breath a little better...and I never thought I would enjoy blowing my nose so much...lol! I couldn't do that a few days ago!

I have another Halloween card to share...this one a little more spooky! Me being a HUGE fan of the show "Walking Dead", I just had to get Krista's zombie skater girl!! And I absolutely love the sentiment she made to go with the image! For all you zombie fans...make sure to mark your calenders for Oct. 14th..."Walking Dead" returns!!! Oh I can't wait!! I don't have cable anymore...but believe me, I WILL find some way to watch it...lol!
 
Walker!!....nah, just an adorable skater!! :P~
 
 
I'm never really thrilled with the way my holiday themed cards turn out...usually do to a lack of supplies on hand. But I have to say, I think this might be my favorite!! I really love the way this one turned out!


I couldn't help myself...I just had to add some googly eyes. When I was putting them on, my little one walked in and was like "Ahhh! She is creepy Mama!" lol!

You can find the image in Krista's shop Saturated Canary...she is called "Rollerskating Zombie" and can be found HERE.


I bought this glittery paper awhile back from DCWV and finally found the perfect card to use it on! I contained myself and didn't add glitter to the image...but I always have to have glitter somewhere...lol!! Love the glittery ribbon too!

The sentiment came with the image, I love that Krista is creating sentiments now to go with her awesome digis! I thought it looked a little plain on it's own though, so I created one of my ticket shapes in Illustrator to frame it! The staples were an after thought...first time using staples on a card I might add!


Added some more of that cheesecloth on the inside too...


CARD INGREDIENTS:

SIZE: 6 x 6
IMAGE and SENTIMENT: Saturated Canary -"Rollerskating Zombie"
COLORING MEDIUM and INK: Copic Markers and Image stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Background is sponged with Peeled Paint and Spiced Marmalade Tim Holtz Distress Ink
PAPERS: All cardstock matting and DP is Colorbok, DCWV and Recollections
EMBELLISHMENTS: Sparkly black ribbon, faux rhinestones, fibers string, brads, buttons and cheesecloth from stash
TOOLS: Cuttlebug Machine, Spellbinders Ovals and Scalloped Ovals Dies, "MFT" Cloud trio die, "Whimsy Stamps" ticket die, stapler and Sewing machine
OTHER: "Studio G" bat stamp and 3d Dimensionals

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CARD WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE FOLLOWING CHALLENGES:
 
Simon Says Stamp Challenge -"Dies and/or Punches"
Crafting For All Seasons -"Costumes/Dress-up"
Crafts and Me -"Anything Goes"
Divas By Design -"Anything Goes"
Paper Pretties -"Halloween Cards"
Stampavie and More -"Halloween"
Whimsy Inspiration -"All Things Sparkly"
Can You Digi It -"Creepy and Kooky"
Clear it Out -"Anything Goes using Orange, Purple or Black"
Crafty Sentiments -"Anything Goes"
Deep Ocean Challenge -"Anything Goes"
Through The Craftroom Door -"Always anything Goes"
Make it Monday -"Always anything Goes"

Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Happy Crafting!!!
 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Happy Halloween with Saturated Canary's Fly Girl!


I'm back with a festive card for Halloween! I'm slowly starting to get in the holiday mood...specially since the holidays are growing ever and ever closer! This year has just gone by way way too fast!

I was all motivated and raring to go last week to get my holiday crafting on and then came down with a sinus infection. I've been fighting a cold off with Zycam for about a month when kiddos started getting sick. I thought I was safe and then, wham!...instantly woke up feeling just awful last week! I'm starting to feel a little better after being medicated so I'm kicking myself in the butt to get going on these cards!

Anyhoo...I splurged a little and got me some more Saturated Canary digis! Krista has some super cute Halloween images, so I just had to get her "Fly Girl" because I love witches! I think I dressed up as a witch almost every year when I was a kid...lol.


I used a sketch from "Sketch Saturday"...first time since leaving the DT. They are doing such a wonderful job over there following in Jo's footsteps and have made it all their own.


Although I'm in love with this image...I'm not thrilled with the way my card turned out. I screwed up royally when coloring the image...I had the colors bleeding everywhere! Then I tried to fix it with a dotted background and just drowned it...lol. So I had to cut out the image to save it...as you can probably tell? I had to cut off her beautiful tendrils of hair and some of the swirly parts of the broom...not very happy about it. 

Then when creating the cloudy background I had ink all over my fingers and smudged it...so had to cover the smudges with the liquid pearls. So if you're wondering why I went crazy with the liquid pearls, that is why. I should have just started over at this point....lol. That's what I get for crafting with a sinus infection!


The sentiment is part of my new Spooky Halloween pattern circles! If you like them, you can find them in my digi shop HERE! I shared some freebies on my blog last week...if you missed them, you can find them here.


And the inside..I kept simple. My sewing machine was definitely not wanting to cooperate...lol.


CARD INGREDIENTS:

SIZE: 6 x 6
LAYOUT: Sketch Saturday -"Sketch #228"
IMAGE and SENTIMENT: Saturated Canary -"Fly Girl" and sentiment is from my "Creepy Crawly Circles" set
COLORING MEDIUM and INK: Copic Markers and Image stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Background is sponged with Spiced Marmalade Tim Holtz Distress Ink
PAPERS: All cardstock matting and DP is Colorbok & Recollections
EMBELLISHMENTS: Lime green satin ribbon and rhinestone brads from stash
TOOLS: Cuttlebug Machine, Spellbinders Circle Dies and Sewing machine
OTHER: Stardust Stickles, Silver Liquid Pearls and 3d Dimensionals

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CARD WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE FOLLOWING CHALLENGES:
 
Sketch Saturday -"Sketch #228"
Crafty Bloggers Network -"Anything Goes"
Hooked on Craft -"Halloween"
House of Gilli -"Anything Goes"
Make it Monday -"Always Anything Goes"
Cutie Pie Challenge -"Use a Digi"
Come and get it Challenges -"Use 3 From List"
No Matter Which Challenges -"Halloween Creations"
Scrappy Frogs -"Halloween"
Catch The Bug -" October Anything Goes"
Crafty Mess Challenges -"Anything Goes"
Simon Says Stamp -"Glitter and Glimmer"
 
Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!
 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Creepy Crawly Halloween FREEBIES!!


Hey there everyone! 
I hope to have another card to share with you all very soon! I've been working on goodies for my Etsy shop and trying to get it stocked up for the Christmas shopping season...already running super behind on all that. I wish I had someone to take my pictures for me and do the listing too...lol. The creating is the easy and FUN part though!

Anyways, until I have another card to share with you...I have some super spooky freebies to share! I've been working on Halloween sentiments...actually started these a couple weeks ago and only just finished them last week. I made a circle set and a ticket set too! I'm sharing the circle set today and will share the ticket set later this week! :)

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Here are the freebies...


To download, just click on the picture preview above or you can click HERE!
And if you would like to purchase the whole set...you can get them in my shop HERE!
The files are uploaded in zipped format so you will need a program like Winzip which you can download for free to extract them. If you have trouble, please leave a comment and I will try to help you. 
I really hope you enjoy them as much as I did creating them!  
All I ask is that you give credit on whatever project you may use them on. And please do not share them or claim them as your own. You may sell handmade cards with the sentiments, but you do not have permission to sell the sentiments in their original format.
Happy Crafting All!
And thank you for stopping by! :)