Friday, October 28, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween a few days early.  Our Inventory Reduction Challenge #55 theme is Halloween.
I don't usually do Halloween other than having Peanut Butter Cups for the 3 or 4 trick-or-treaters who come to our house and the rest of the bag are my hubby's, if I don't get them first.  When we first moved here we would have 10 to 15 then they all grew up.
Now the fire department has a very nice party for the kids.  The last 3 or 4 years our church also had a party, but the fire dept. is just around the corner so it was duplication of efforts.  This year the church is taking a group to a corn maze on Sunday afternoon instead of a party.

 Here is my Happy Halloween card.
Tilda is all ready to create havoc on her broom.  Oh no!!  She is stuck in the tree already!

Where is Edwin when Tilda really needs him ?!?

in his Super Edwin costume!!   Oh My! Look at that spooky black cat sitting on the Trick or Treat fence Tilda decorated this morning.  

What in the world is that scary looking thing with Edwin?!?

If you look very closely maybe you will recognize RUFUS!!  He had enough of being left out of the fun on Halloween eve so he dressed himself up as a chicken or maybe a bird!  Good job, Rufus!!

I took extra "Edwin heads" and cut out the masks for Tilda and Rufus.  The eyes have Crystal Effects on them so they real shine.  The black cat has green pearls for it's eyes, but they don't really show in the picture.  And bless Rufus' heart! He covered himself in feathers!  Yes, real feathers from my hubby's pillow.   SHHHHHH! Don't tell him.  Then I added some black and yellow Dew Drops on the bottom edge and the front top corner.

This card was really fun to make.  Please stop by my team mates' blogs and see what spooky, scary things they may have come up with!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I love having you visit and please do leave a quick note to say you were here.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Halloween card

Our regular mailman has been on medical leave for the last 5 weeks or so.  He should be coming back to work in a week or two.  He is such a nice gentleman and I really miss him.  If I have packages that won't easily fit in the mail box, he drives in the driveway and toots the horn.  He always has a smile on his face no matter what the weather.

I told him I would have to make him some get well cards while he was off since he is so great at bringing my stamping stuff packages to me.

Here is the Halloween card I made.  I wrote a get well note inside for him.

This was difficult to get a non-shiny picture.  The embossed panel was copper metallic paper and the pumpkin border has glitter all over it.  The Ott light made everything VERY shiny.  I actually took four pics to get one that looked like the card.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts (where else?), Hooked on Crafts and Wal Mart.

My friend Jean H. sent me this fantastic pumpkin shaped doily! It is just the perfect size for the inside of this card.  Super Edwin is ready to save the world or at least help Tilda stay out of trees while she's learning to steer her broom.  Rufus is not to be left out of the Halloween festivities.  He's ready to scare everyone behind his mask.

I stamped off extra Edwin "heads" and cut out the masks for Tilda and Rufus.  The eyes all have Crystal Effects to make them shiny.
I hope my mailman enjoys his card! I had fun making it for him!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a quick note that you were here.


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Inventory Reduction #54 and October Mingle

This is the first time I've used the same card for two very different things - Inventory Reduction Challenge and the October Mingle.  I didn't have enough time to make two cards this week and still get everything else done around the house.

 The twist for the Mingle this month was to send snowflakes of any type or kind along with your card.  The snowflakes I sent were on ribbons, punched out, embossed, and stickers.  I just am not ready to think snow and winter.  So my Mingle card had a fall theme.  Taaa daaa:

This is my first attempt to make a Criss Cross Card.  I will reserve judgement until I've made a couple more.  The Inventory Challenge theme for the week was Create a Tag or Tag card or Card with a Tag.  So I guess the sentiment is on a tag.

Sweet Christmas Tilda is from the brand new Sweet Christmas Dreams collection.  She is sitting on a punched fence - Martha Stewart Garden Trellis - with the top scalloped edge cut off.  Brown felt rick rack covers the bottom edge of the card where the criss crossed edges don't meet neatly.
Tilda is sitting in front of a Lacy Square die cut with my Nesties.
The designer papers are from Stampin' Up!
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, JoAnn's and Hooked on Crafts.

The tag insert is SU Very Vanilla cardstock stamped with the Fall Background stamp and colored with Copics.  The Moon is in the upper corner.  Lap Tilda is sitting on a log by her Jack-O-Lantern, probably waiting for Edwin again.  Is that boy ever on time for anything?!?
The Jack-O-Lantern is an MS embossing punch.  Not sure if you can see the embossed lines on him or not.
This view shows how the tag goes into the pocket formed by the crossed front flaps

Now for the cutest pictures from the real punkin patch in our garden!

That little cutey in the back is my great granddaughter Dakota Jane.  The little heart breaker in the front is our neighbor's little guy Gavin.  They each got to pick out a punkin from our patch.

I hope you have enjoyed the seasonal card and pictures!

I am just not ready for the cold and snow that New York winters bring.
Be sure to stop by my team mates' blogs to see what they made for gorgeous tags.

I'm so glad you stopped by!  Leave a little love!  See you again soon!


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Inventory Reduction Challenge #53 - Embossing

I've been missing in action quite a bit lately with computer issues.  First it was getting a new computer and setting it up.  Then the new computer wouldn't allow Firefox to connect to the internet.  The problem was/is Windows 7 assuming that my router was spam/virus or whatever and would not allow Firefox to go beyond the Windows 7 built-in firewall.  My computer man was here bright and early today fixing the problem by removing the router for now.  And now that I've bored all of you, here is my card for the Inventory Reduction Challenge.

This is not one of my fancier cards.  It looks more clean and simple.
The stripes in background are from Stampin Up!
The white shimmer paper is from DCWV Shimmer stack.  The embossing is Cuttlebug Holly Ribbons.  The red tag was from an old Christmas assortment and cut using Magnolia DooHickey die Vintage Tag.  The poinsettia is from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The holly leaf brad and red tag paper are from my stash.

The green shimmer paper is from the DCWV Shimmer stack.  It was embossed with Cuttlebug Holly folder.I added red Stickles to the holly berries.
The red card base is SU Real Red.

The stripe is SU.  The ornaments are shimmer paper cut with Cuttlebug For You die.  The poinsettia is from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I thought the ornament shape would be nice to use as the jotting panel without embossing the words "For You".

I hope you have enjoyed your visit.  Please leave a comment so I'll know you were here!

Please be sure to stop by me team mates' blogs to see their fantastic embossed cards.


I hope these posts have inspired you to try some of our projects.


Saturday, October 01, 2011

September 3x3 Swap Cards

The September 3x3 card swap my stamping buddies and I participated in had Christmas as the theme. What a varied set of cards we made!!

Here is a group pic of them.

The cards were made by -
Top row - Angie, Roxy, Jennifer, Deby

Middle - Lynn

Bottom row - Jeanine, Peggy, Kim Marie, Kathy (Me)

I had briefly toyed with the idea of using some of my 3x3's as Christmas tags on gifts this year.  After thinking about it for a minute, I decided I absolutely could not bear to part with any of these little beauties!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoying the mini cards with me.