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October 2011

A Halloween Project...Just in Time!

Back in August, I went to the Scrapbook Expo in St. Charles. There were several vendors this year that had older merchandise for sale for eith $1, $2 or at least at a deep discount. I found several things that $1 booth that I had considered buying, but they were a little too pricey at their original price. So, I picked up a few items that day! I bought these cute metal Halloween icons from Making Memories for just $1! What a bargain. I recently made a stack of cards using my budget items and some retired Stampin' Up Halloween paper. It was one of my favorite packs because of the interesting color combo. The purple was called Vintage Violet, and I still love it. Anyway, a few of these cards are being sent to friends, and the rest are going to co-workers with some candy treats tomorrow. I hope you enjoy them! I used a sketch from the Paper Crafts September/October issue, the same on that this card was based on. Anyway, I hope you enjoy it and that you have a safe and happy Halloween!





Amour...from a Sketch

Awhile back I made some cards for an upcoming sketch challenge in Paper Crafts magazine. I love this because it can be used as a single layer card, but it has lots of style. Plus, I love starting from a sketch in both card-making and scrapbooking. I usually have an idea of a them, and maybe some colors, products or pictures. But, I almost always look for a sketch or template to start with in addition. So, the post from two days ago used the same sketch. I think it will be in the January/February Paper Crafts issue, so check it out then. Without further ado, here is the card and thanks for visiting!


Clear Mount Stamps: Artistic Etchings, Stampin' Up
Dye Ink: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Stampin' Up
Pigment Ink: Basic Gray, Stampin' Up
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Sahara Sand, Stampin' Up
Accessories: Siren Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink; Lille Paper Tape, 7 Gypsies;  Jewels Basic Rhinestone, Stampin' Up
Tools: Paper Piercer/Template, Stampin' Up

Life Is a Journey

I loved the Girls Paperie line that was out. I think it has been discontinued, but I stocked up before all the goodies disappeared! Anyway, I had this group of diecuts, and was deciding how to use them on a card. At first I put them down in rows on the pink cardstock, but it was a little too flat and bright. Then, I got out a piece of vellum, and put the pink under it. Tada! The look I was going for right in front of my eyes. A lot of stitching, and a greeting and the card is ready to go. Enjoy, and thanks for visiting.


Life is a Journey:
Clear Stamps: Birds of a Feather, Papertrey Ink
Dye Ink: Basic Black, Stampin' Up
Cardstock: Pretty In Pink, Vellum, Stampin' Up
Accents: Paper Girl Die Cuts, The Girls' Paperie; Jewels Basic Pearl, Stampin' Up
Punches: Modern Label, Word Window, Stampin' Up

Wedding Day Rose Congratulations

Is it the wrong season to show some romantic cards that I created? I hope not. I know it isn't February yet, and believe me I don't want to rush past a few months to get there. But, I did want to share a few cards that I made for some magazine calls for those themes that weren't picked up. I made this one with my cousin in mind. She was married the first weekend in October, so I had a lovely Congratulations card all ready to go! Just had to remember to take it on the plane with me. Anyway, enjoy and thanks for visiting!


Wood Stamps: Cabbage Rose Heart, PrintWorks
Clear Stamps: Year of Flowers: Roses, Papertrey Ink
Dye Ink: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Stampin' Up; Tea Dye Distress Ink, Ranger
Spray Ink: Red Wagon, Strawberry Cream, October Afternoon
Cardstock: Confetti Cream, Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper: Lille, 7 Gypsies; Uncommon, Authentique
Accessories: Buttons, Autumn Leaves; Roses Wood Flourishes, Kaiser Craft

A Double Page Spread!


Sometimes when I scrapbook, I don't have enough photos to choose from and other times I have too many good ones! I had so many cute pictures of my friend's daughter, that I had a hard time choosing which ones to use. So, I used 3 and gave her her own page! And, there are a couple others taken by my camera-shy friend of me with her daughter and husband. It was fun to see them, and to see how much their daughter is growing already. I used one of my favorite patterns from October Afternoon 5 & Dime collection (the yellow rose pattern). So, enjoy and thanks for visiting.


Stamps: PTI Four of a Kind

Ink: SU Rose Red, Old Olive, black journaler

Paper: SU Vanilla Cardstock, October Afternoon 5 & Dime, OA Cherry Hill

Accessories: Classic Circles Large Nestabilities, MFT Banner Dies, SU border punch, white thread, OA mist sprays, Quickutz alphabet dies

Back to scrapbooking...and posting!

Wow...I can't believe it has been almost two months since I posted! I can't believe it...where did that time go? I have been creating things here and there, but just haven't posted them. So, now it's time to share some things again. I used some paper from Pink Paislee and House of 3's Daily Junque line. They are fun papers; a variety of styles that all coordinate. I also chose two of my favorite pictures of my brother and I from a few years back. So glad to get them scrapped! Hope you enjoy it, and thanks for visiting.


Stamps: Hero Arts

Ink: Stazon, SU Classic Old Olive, Maya Mists

Paper: SU Cardstock, Pink Paislee House of 3 Daily Junque patterned paper, SU Vellum Cardstock

Accessories: SU Clear Buttons, white felt, Martha Stewart punch, Classic Large and Pinked Circle Large Nestabilities, Pink Paislee baker's twine, Pink Paislee wood letters, white crochet thread