Thursday, October 27, 2011

Happy Halloween - Mummy Card!

Exciting news first!! I went to check out The Sweet Stop's sketch for this week and my "Keep Tuggin' Along" Card was one of three cards spotlighted last week! eek! When I saw it, my eyes just about popped out of my head! I can't get the badge to upload though =/

It's almost Halloween time!! I wanted to share a couple of my Halloween costumes from when I was little. I'm lucky enough to not only have one creative parent, but two! So, if you ever wonder where my creativity comes from, it's them! And my Mom's Dad! He used to take a block of wood and carve something out of it. We have a lot of his wood carvings around our house.

From all this creativeness in one house, we always had homemade Halloween costumes. I honestly can't remember even one Halloween, even as a teenager, that we bought a costume.

This is when I was 3 I believe! McDonald's Fries! The fries are made from foam! See the clip in my hair? It says "BOO!" on it. My niece now wears them in her hair!

Who doesn't like Donuts? My favorite, even to this day are any with sprinkles! This costume was made with an inter tube, felt and neon colored straws for sprinkles! See my shirt and my bow? Homemade as well!

I've seen cards like this before, but I got my inspiration from For the aging on the "gauze", I used Distressed Ink in Tea Dye & Vintage Photo.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Cards for Andrea!

The other day I posted my "Hey Pumpkin" Card. It's for the girl who cuts my hair. She orders cards to give to her husband, sending them to his work and such! How cute is that?!

These are the other 3 cards I made for her.

For this card I got inspiration from this months lift from the October Card Challenge on, which you can see here.

No challenges for this one! Can you believe that?

For this card, I used a sketch from Quintessentially Me. There's a whole bunch of card sketches on her blog, go check them out!

Font: Pea Lovey Dovey

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

In your Lifetime

I've had this layout in my mind for a while now and have been jotting down ideas every now and then. This layout has a picture of my nieces and tells them what I hope they see in their lifetime.

To make the lines for the journaling, I used a piece of cardboard and dipped in in yellow paint.

Fight like a GIRL

I made this card for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I used Sketch #137 from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. This was the challenge a couple weeks ago.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Keep on tuggin' card & an altered frame!

I used the Sketch #130 at The Sweet Stop, which came with a twist of using something recycled. I used brown packaging that came in a box last Christmas, yes... I saved it, lol. It's behind the white circle, you can't see much of it though. And Week 55 at The Paper Variety, which was to create a card using an ocean theme.

A couple of weekends ago, Joey & I went garage saling. I found this wooden frame and knew I wanted to alter it. It was already white, so I just added some cute paper to it.

I call the baby "Little Pudge", since she's so pudgy!!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Challenges galore!

I made this card for my Mom for her Birthday!

I used Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #138 for this card. I thought I had until Saturday to upload, but the due date was 44 minutes ago... oops!

And a lot of Basic Grey's Hopscotch!

This is the sketch for the October Card Challenge on Please feel free to use my sketch for inspiration.

I had the idea for a card in mind FIRST, then made a sketch. So, I can't see it any other way than a monsters mouth, lol.

To make the teeth look lifted like that, I put adhesive on the top then put a pop dot on the bottom and curled the bottom out a bit.

The missing tooth, hehe.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Hey Pumpkin!

It's fall..... but you wouldn't know it by our weather! It was 96 today! Yuck! I want cool weather, and I could do without this wind too, but other than all that, it is in fact, fall.

I made these cards using Techno Stamper Lunchtime Sketch #195.

A friend asked if I could make a couple cards for her to give to her husband. The one on the right is for her.

I stamped the pumpkin on the orange printed paper, cut it out and stamped it again on the back paper. I added pop dots to give it some dimension.