Friday, October 31, 2014

Best Witches!

Hello!  We are cruising (right now) with our friends Jim and Donna and my card today will be given to my friend Donna, for Halloween.  I borrowed this stamp from another friend (who also got a similar card) and I am so glad I got to use it and do my favorite technique too!  Here is my card ... enjoy!
 

Yes, you guessed it!  My favorite technique is paper piecing.  My "little pretty" is just too cute with her dress in polka dots to match the paper on my card.  You love it, right?

See you tomorrow for the sketch share!  And of course, Happy Halloween!
Happy Stamping!
Tina

Thursday, October 30, 2014

I Vant You!

Hello!  Today, I have the Halloween card I made for my husband.  It's pretty cute!  Enjoy!
 
 

The stamp came from a set from The Cat's Pajamas. I showed you the other image of that set a couple of weeks ago, but I decided since it was new to me, I had better ink him up.  The sentiment was made with tiny alphabet letter stamps.  My inside sentiment is from Rubbernecker and it reads ...
Boo-Frickity-Hoo!  Love it!  How about you?

See you tomorrow!
Happy Stamping!
Tina

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Happy Birthday with Sparkles!

Hello!  Today's card is one I made for my friend Donna.  I decided I wanted to make a little shaker card with some sequin sparkles.  Let me show you ... enjoy!
 
 
 

I had not planned to add the a la mode girl from My Favorite Things, but was thinking I might add some pattern paper balloons, but I could not find in my messy room the stamp set I was looking for!  So, I went with plan B and used this girl.  And I am so glad I did.  So cute!  I kinda fussy cut her out, leaving a small edge of white.  I rarely do this, but I think it worked okay this time!  I do have to mention, about the shaker card part how much trouble I have with the sparkles not wanting to move around ... I think it's about the static!  Oh well, it is still cute!  Right?

See you tomorrow!
Happy Stamping!
Tina

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fat Book Page Participation!

Hello!  Remember last year I participated in a group book with an art group I once was a member of?  Well, a few months ago, I got another invitation.  This time they were doing a collaborative Halloween Fat Book.  All the pages were to be 4 x 4 inches leaving a 1/2 inch on the left side for binding.  I finished my little page back in September but then forgot to show you.  So, I will show you my page first .... Enjoy!


I made a smaller version of my favorite Halloween card from last year and used the long Halloween border die from Impression Obsession.  I was even able to get my hands on more of the paper I used last year!  I made 24 pages just like this.  This group allows color copies.  So, I could have made one and colored copied it for 23 more!  But, in my opinion, if each one is not individually made, that shouldn't be considered originals.   I was pleasantly surprised that there was a mixture of  originals and color copies. 
Here is the book ...

 
 It is a cool front with ribbon, netting, and a glittered 31.  I do want to note that the book is made from chipboard, black duct tape and two binder rings!!! That is it!!!  So, cool!  Here is the spine with an added tag that how our name on it and that Halloween skull charm and more netting ...

 
 This is the front page.  Under that coffin shape, is a printed list of the participants.

 
 
 
 
I do not have permission to show individual pages, so I took a picture of it spread open.  Every page, color copies or not, was very creative.  There was some stamping, a lot of paper crafting, and even a few that did their pages with fabric.  
 



So, glad I got to participate! 

See your tomorrow!
Happy Stamping!

Tina

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sunday Words of Wisdom!

Hello!  Since we are on our vacation, I thought a travel quote would be in order.  This one is not only about travel, but about life ... enjoy!

 
 

See you Tuesday for some more creations.
Happy Stamping!
Tina

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Saturday's Sketch Share!

Hello!  I am back with another share between Debbie and I.  This is one of the weeks that we had a choice between square or circle  And as usual, I went square, and she went circle.  Enjoy!
 
 
My Card

Debbie's Card


The Sketch Choices
Do you see we both went with witch images?  That witch I used is a die from Impression Obsession.  I love all the detail in it, don't you.  Both cards are super cute for this fun season!

See you tomorrow!
Happy Stamping!
Tina

P.S. We are getting on a cruise ship this morning!  Woo Hoo!  Don't forget that I have pre-scheduled posts for you tomorrow, and next week Wed. thru Sunday!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Blessed to Call You Sister!

Hello!  No, I don't have a sister.  But, I was asked to make a card for someone who does!  When I get requests for cards for them to send to a specific person, I always ask what they like, colors, theme, etc.  The answer I got is that they share a love for Africa ... yes, the country.  I guess they have been there a number of times and also have sponsored children and been involved in other ways.  I could think of stamps with African themes, but not any that I would have in my stash.  She needed the card within a week, so no time for ordering.  I tried to "spoof" up my general birthday card by adding gold embossing and paper.  Of course, she probably didn't know the difference.  Here is my card ... enjoy!
 
 

She said she liked the colors.  I will take it!  As, I think it is quite nice!  What do you think?

See you tomorrow for the Saturday sketch share!
Happy Stamping!
Tina

 
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