I know it is way too early for a Halloween card but I need a few for an event I am  going to on September 3rd. When we were inThailand, Shelly told us about this amazing Spooky Night DSP that has tree branches and a moon. It is perfect for the owl stamp from the stamp set Spooky Cat.  I just had to try it. This card came together so quickly. 


There is a stamp for the owl's beak and claws that I stamped in crushed curry. The words have the owl's eyes on it, too. Together they give the owl so much dimension. Here is the paper. You can cut the moon into 3 x 3 inch squares.


Did you see the new black crochet trim? Another of my new favorites in the Holiday Catalog. Here is the inside of the card. I'm not a big fan of mice, but I just think the rat is so stinkin' cute for Halloween. I also added some more of the DSP.


Well, I guess a card with an owl and a moon isn't too out of whack on a solar eclipse day. I need to get this posted so I can go outside and try and find the sun. Have a great week.




A Friendly Little Card

So I looked at several different challenges today and saw on The Paper Players website that their challenge was to color.  Here is their banner:


Stampin' Up has some DSP that seemed perfect for this challenge. It is called Just Add Color. There are a variety of images from teapots to feathers to florals, but I thought the houses were just so stinkin' cute.  Here is the card:


You are probably wondering why I colored the house using elegant eggplant, real red, and lemon lime twist. I must admit that this color combo is one that I would never have thought of by myself, but it is part of a challenge at As You See It. Here is their banner:

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I will admit that I was a little doubtful that this combo of colors would work, but they do! I think the house looks bright and cheery - a perfect card to send to a friend. I liked the house so much I decided to put one in the inside, too.


So that is my card for today. I hope you had a great weekend. Tomorrow is the solar eclipse. We'll be able to see some it here in PA, but I don't have special glasses, so I guess I'll just take a quick peek. Have a great week.





Three In One

What happens when you have a sketch, a color scheme, and a theme? A card idea of course! IMG_0112 

I used my stampin' spritzers filled with reinker and rubbing alcohol for the background and the butterfly. I sprayed my colors on a piece of wax paper and then applied the wax paper to the card front. I did the same thing to the butterfly shape, but this time I used 2 colors.  I like how you get a softer hue of the colors and I seem to be able to control where I want the color. Of course I had to add some glitter to the butterfly with my Wink of Stella pen. I hope you can see the glitter in the next picture.


And here is the inside of the card. I continued with the butterflies and the sketch, but I hope I added interest by placing it on the other side.


Here are the 3 challenges that helped guide me in making this card:



And the SU Only Challenge theme of butterflies or dragonflies.

I hope you enjoyed my card. Have a great weekend. I'm on my way to the local farmer's market to get some fresh veggies. Big day tomorrow. It's my 40th wedding anniversary! 40 years! Holy shamoly! I married a great guy - at least he is most of the time  - hehe.




Friday at the Movies - Carols of Christmas

Stampin' Up is offering a preview of the Carols of Christmas bundle. I showed some card samples on Wednesday's blog post - check them out. Here is a video of more samples. Sit back, relax - the popcorn is optional.

I love how this bundle works for the beginning stamper or the more experienced stamper. It was great how Brandi showed simple cards and then more detailed cards. What different looks this set offers. Hope you like it as much as I do. Remember, you can order it now. Just go to my web site.

Have a great weekend. Create something!