Thursday, October 27, 2011

Finally, the last Halloween Card this season!

Why is it the the week leading up to Halloween is so crazy!! It use to just be the week before Christmas, but now it is Christmas, Thanksgiving and Halloween...well at least at my house.  I didn't think I would get a card on here, but I needed just one more for my Bro-in-law's birthday.  Hope you like it.

I like how masculine it looks even though it is Halloween in spirit.  I didn't use many supplies: Cartridge is Elegant Edges; Paper from Recollections, Kraft and MME (love my MME Antique dots stack); Twine in charcoal and honeydew; Versamagic ink in Midnight Black and 8 metal dots.
 Pretty easy huh!  I am entering this card in the following challenges:
There you go, now If  I don't get back on here before Halloween, everyone have a WONDERFUL, SPOOKY GOOD TIME!  And just remember, There is NO such thing as a Witch! Vampire's...well here's hoping :)))  HUGS!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Happy Harvest Card

Hello Everyone!  I tried something new today.  I made a card using the "book" feature on the Elegant Edges Cartridge.  I think it turned out kind of cool, but since this type of card is harder to open I don't think I will be making a lot of them.  You have to leave your binding material ( twine, ribbon etc) loose enough so you can open the card.  I was going to use ribbon but the twine makes it much easier to open.  So have a look and tell me what you think!

I am loving my new Elegant Edges Cartridge.  I use to have to hunt through my cartridges for different shapes to layer, no more!!  I also used my Damask Decor Cart for the pumpkin.  Paper is by K & Company and Core'dinations.  Baker's Twine in Honeydew, Mandarin and Cappuccino.  I used VersaMagic ink in Gingerbread, 3 green buttons, 4 gold eyelets, and 1 Jolee's glitter flower.  I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Have a wonderful weekend everyone and hope you can all fit in some crafting along with your family fun time!  Love all your comments so much THANKS!! If you are not following, join us!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Kick Up Your Heels!!

Hi Everyone! Hope the week is treating you great.  Have a cute little Halloween Birthday card for you (and yes I am still a few short for all the Birthdays this month).  Hope you like it!!

I absolutely HATE, AND I MEAN HATE, spiders! eeewwww!!!   Yesterday I was in the shower and looked down and got OUT soaking wet.  There was a big black one trying to get away from the water, so Happy Halloween to me I guess!  I used a new cricut cart I just got - Elegant Edges.  I can tell I will be using that baby a lot!!  Also used plantin schoolbook, and Happy Hauntings cartridges.  Paper is by DCWV, MME, Recollections and Core'dinations.  Charcoal Bakers Twine (love it),  Black Braided Trim, Versa Magic Ink in Midnight Black and Pumpkin spice.  Last is my own digi poem and sentiment.  I am entering this card in the following challenges:
WHEW!  I usually don't have that many that go with one card.  Hope everyone's Halloween plans are coming along nicely.  Take care and talk to you soon! 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

A Deer Huntin' Tale

Well, the Deer Hunt starts this weekend in Utah.  My Hubby took me deer hunting before he put a ring on my finger...a wicked test for any women.  I must have done ok, because we've been married for 36 wonderful years; (and I only had to deer hunt for a few of them!)  So, Here is my ode to the deer hunt.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did creating this crazy poem and card.

  This was a hoot to write and create.  I used Cricut Cartridges: Niftie Fifties for the pickup, and Old West for the shovel and rifle.   Paper is that wonderful Kraft Cardstock along with coredinations, The Robin's Nest, and MME.  Baker's Twine in cappuccino, VersaMagic Ink in Jumbo Java (wow, I use that color a LOT), 2 gold eyelets and my own original poem and sentiment!  Almost 98% of the sentiments and poems I use on my cards are my original work, so if you want to use any of it please contact me first!  This card is being entered in the following challenges:
Well, hope you enjoyed my tribute to hunting.  Glad at this point in life I am home where it is warm! And to any of you PETA members, my most humble apologies! Have a fun and safe weekend!

OCTOBER'S HERE Birthday Card

Hi Everyone! Hope your week has been going great.  My mind has been swirling with poems this week, so I made a couple of cards to get them out of my head!  LOL, sometimes I'm just wacky that way.  My Hubby keeps saying "Call Halmark", but this week I think "Shoebox cards" would be more appropriate! Here is a fun little birthday card that is Halloween inspired:

I found the cutest little cat stamp at michaels, for a buck-can you believe it!  So I made the card around it.  I used the Plantin School book cartridge for the circles. Paper by K & Co, Recollections, MME, and Coredinations.  Baker's Twine in Lilac, charcoal, mandarin and honeydew; VersaMagic ink in Midnight black; one Heidi Grace metal dot, zots, and my own Original poem.  This card is being entered in the following challenges:
So Many fun challenges to join.  Just love how much creativity there is out there in Blogland! And YOU all are part of that wonderful creativity!  Next up, I am posting a Hunting Card with a very fun take a look!  HUGS to you all!

Friday, October 7, 2011

There's no such thing as a Witch!

Hi Again,  now on to the next card.  I love the witch hat card in the Cricut Mini Monsters cartridge. My dear friend Kellie from Kards by Kellie has made it this week too so check out her cute version. Mini Monsters is just so bewitchingly fabulous!  This hat card reminded me of a song I learned when I was a grade schooler oh so many years ago LOL:
"When you're all alone in the country, and the night is black as pitch;  just Laugh Ho, Ho, because you know There's No such thing as a Witch"  Such a fun song to sing...maybe some of you learned it too.  Here is the card:

FUN, FUN card to make!  I can't believe I was brave enough to hand print the sentiments.  I must have been bonkers!!! BUT....I was relieved it turned out pretty good.  I used paper from Recollections, DCWV, Coredinations, and glitter paper in orange and purple.   Charcoal twine; eggplant and midnight black VersaMagic ink; Cricut cart mini monsters; white gel pen and Jolee's Boutique jewels.  I am entering this card in the following challenges:
So glad you stopped by today to view my two latest creations.  Is there anything greater than being able to create and express yourself??? I can only think of one, YOU, my super followers!  HUGS

The Dry Bone Birthday Boogie!

Happy October everyone!  It actually SNOWED here in the rocky mountains last night and the mountains are lightly dusted with snow.  But BRRRR our temperature has dropped from the 80's last week to the 40's and 50's this week!!! I had to run outside and gather the rest of my tomatoes off the vine before they froze!  Crazy huh!  I finally got a couple of  Halloween inspired cards done.  It is so fun to work with the Halloween inspired papers!  Here is the first one:

The cute skeletons are a border from a Recollections Halloween paper.  The background is purple behind them, but it photographed kind of blue.  I used twine in charcoal, mandarin and lilac; Ink in midnight black; orange grosgrain ribbon to edge the skeletons; papers from Recollections, Paper Pizazz and Coredinations; Heidi Grace buttons and my own computer digi's for the sentiment.
This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Thanks for dropping in and another Halloween card is coming right up!  Come Follow and lets get to know each other!