Saturday, October 27, 2012

Creepy Crawlers and More Blog Hop & a Card

Welcome to our Creepy Crawlers and More Blog Hop!!! This is such a fun time of year! Our creative juices start flowing and it all begins at Halloween. This is probably the one time we can get really silly and SPOOKY with our projects. It’s like we become little kids again. So we gathered up some very talented Witches who wanted to show off their projects. NOW DON'T MAKE THEM MAD, BY NOT LEAVING A COMMENT! THEY HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO PUT SPELLS ON BLOGS.
And of course we have CANDY!! You have to give out CANDY on Halloween. All you have to do, to be entered into the drawing is,
  • To hop to every blog and leave a comment
  • Go to Jennifer’s Face Book page, Leave a comment and Like her page 

Here is our line up:
  1. Pamela ~
  2. Colleen ~
  3. Katie ~
  4. Jennifer ~
  5. Jennifer J ~
  6. Tina ~> You are here
  7. Cathie~
  8. CallyAnn-
  9. Miriam ~
  10. Rachelle~
Hi you all. This is the card I made for the hop. I like it so much, I made for a swap too.The card was cut out from various cricut cartridges. Card base is from CTMH craft cardstock cut from A Child's year on page 48 @ 5.5" the shift cut was cut from Rock Star Paper. From Happy Hauntings-cut phrase @ 3.75" in orange and the shadow in purple. Frame 10 @ 3.5" white background, Dk gray frame, purple hand and green Ghoul. I'm glad I had a chance to bring you this card.
It wouldn't be Halloween without some candy so leave me a trick or treat comment and be a follower of my blog and I will randomly draw a winner for some blog candy. Check back Tuesday to see who won.

Now it's time for you Witches to grab your Ghosts, Wizards, and Bats and jump on your broom to fly to Cathie from Cathie's Scrap Cafe
Thanks so much for spending this Halloween Hop with us! Don't eat too much candy!!! And watch out for those black cats!!!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Not Your Typical Turkey

Hi you all and welcome to my blog. I have designed this card for the Creative Cutting Challenge blog.

Created this card from the Thanksgiving 2 set from Creative Pointe. The heading was cut from cardstock from the DCWV Rustic Stack and K&Company Alleghany Plum stack. The turkey was cut from Recollections chocolate lovers pack and the variety of color cardstock from my scrap stash. the background paper and the acorn border came from DCWV Stack 7 pack and came from one sheet of paper. The card base is from the collection of cardstock I have on hand. The corners are fashioning Viva pearl pen-copper. (I still need to work on my application of pearls) I popped up the turkey to give dimension. The colors of the card reminds me of the leaves in their fall beauty right now.

All cuts were done from my SCAL program. The program is sweet for using up scraps:
You can lay it out on the screen and on the mat in the same spots, great use of scraps.

I hope you have enjoyed looking at all the Thanksgiving projects and cards that the team has done and maybe considering doing you own and joining in on the challenge. Thanks for stopping by and seeing my little corner of the world....

Friday, October 19, 2012

A Scandinavian Christmas Card

Hi and welcome to my blog.
Today I'm the designer over at Card A Day Blog and the theme this week is Christmas around the world.  I chose a Scandinavian theme for my card cause the designs are so beautiful.

 This card shows that style of design. Scandinavian Folk Art is Bold colors, simple designs, repetitive patterns, flourishes, symmetry, flowers, birds. This card was made from that basis. The main design comes from the cricut cartridge Scandinavian Christmas Cards. This Cartridge shows off the beauty of  Scandinavian Folk Art.
I cut out all my pieces from my scrap box, found this larger scrap for the background and used red cardstock for the my card base. The design was pretty easy to put together about 15-20 minutes. Cut the base attached the sparkly trim (used for a border) to 5.75" and attached to the cardbase. Got out my dazzles and found the Peace sentiment and the holly leaves and applied that to the background piece. Added Viva pearls-Gold and red stickles for the star shape. Well my Christmas cardmaking for this year has officially started. Check back often to see the other cards I will be creating.
If you noticed on the card the way the pearls turned out, this was the first time I used this product I like the really sky point on it, gives great control, but I wasn't ready for how fast it comes out. But after doing the J the rest of the pearls turned out pretty good.

Thanks for stopping by and seeing the view for my corner of the room.......
Stop back in on Monday for another card from the Creative Cutting Challenge and watch this weekend for a couple other surprises.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Trick or Treat Card for a Challenge

Hi all,
I hope you had a wonderful weekend and got lots of cards done. Mine was most excellent!
 Halloween Card Challenge over at Creative Cutting Challenge.
This is the card I created this week:

I created a 6 X 6 card for the theme this time.When I think of Halloween the first thing that comes to mind is to Trick or Treat. So this card portrays that a little bit. The bats are tricking the ghosts or the ghosts are tricking the bats but the treat is the card that was made with some great files from Creative Pointe. The black sparkle cardstock worked fantastic for this card and the files cut so well. I used regular black cardstock I have on hand and the purple paper came for the DCWV Stack 7 pack. The ghosts was cut form Walmart's pearlessence paper and the orange is from my stash. Don't forget to stop over at Creative Cutting Challenge blog and enter a Halloween card you made from an svg file Have a Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Half a Century! Happy Birthday!

Yes! Today I turn a half a century old-50! Wow I really can't believe it! Because it's my birthday I want to share in some of the fun with all of you. So this will be an all year party, for 50 weeks (2 weeks off at Christmas time) I will give out a piece of blog candy. 50 different prizes WooHoo! Todays prize is a secret and to win the prize you have to be a follower and leave a comment on this post I will leave it up for the weekend and choose a winner Tuesday morning. Check back often cause I really don't know what days I will be offering the weekly prize.

I also want to mention It's World Card Making day! WooHoo double celebration! My day is planned with some shopping and a few card challenges on a FB group I belong to. To honor the day:
This card was made from the Just Because Cards cricut cartridge. I used various scraps I have left over from other projects. This is the perfect card for a youngster in your life.

So two big events today and 1 winner will win not one but TWO mysterious giveaways! I hope you all have a fantastic day today and make a card to celebrate the day. Stop back on Monday for another Creative Cutting Challenge card. Tomorrow I will be enjoying a daylong crop my first one ever! I'm so excited! Thanks for stopping by and see things from my little corner of the world.....

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Dashing Through the Snow

Hi! I'm the designer over at Card a Day Blog today and the theme this week is Christmas. I was at a fair in PA this past weekend and I picked up a few gifts from there for Christmas. So it's never to early to shop and never to early to start those Christmas cards.
 This is a very simple card to make but the impact is huge. The card base is some grey cardstock I keep on hand (JoAnns inexpensive cardstock) Then the white layer wiith a scallop border and punched above the points with a 1/16" hand punch. the a layer of cream and a background layer of lightblue snowflakes from my stash.
Now the snowflakes are pre-made and I think on the card it is a Jolees pack I got last year. Now this is a pack that I gotten in a win last winter and will use it this year. But as you can see the bought embellishments can make a card real simple and quick when you need one fast.
The stamp is from SU and the inside has a Merry Christmas stamp for SU too and some snowflakes scattered around it.
Thanks you all for stopping by today and seeing things from my corner of the world....