September 30, 2009

Oh where oh where has all my time gone?

Well certainly not doing what I would prefer to be doing, that's for sure! Over the last couple weeks we have been going through some major changes at work. One of them was closing the local office that I worked at. Now I have an hour and 20 minute commute every morning and sometimes longer coming home. This has seriously cut into my crafty time, and I am none too happy about it! So I apologize for no post last week, or anywhere in between.....I will get used to it and start posting more often! ***pinky swear***

Happy October Everyone!! Fall is here and Halloween is just around the corner! And what a great time will be had this year, as Halloween falls on a Saturday! Whoohooo! To celebrate one of my favorite holidays, Lindsay has created another great set of digital stamps. The Creepy Crows set can be found here for only, $5.00. There are 7 stamps in this set, and a million ways to use them!

One of my faves from this collection is this silhouetted tree in a graveyard. So spooky with the crows flying all around. I tinted the stamp using Adobe Photoshop Home Edition and printed the image to fit my card. No additional coloring was necessary. Let's see you do that with a traditional rubber stamp! Then I added stickles to the tree and the crows.

I used #36 sketch from Inspirational Card Sketches

Ok, ok, on to the good stuff. I know you came here in the hopes of a freebie, and I will not disappoint! Hop on over to Lindsay's Blog, The Frugal Crafter, and see what she has to offer. Also there is a new set of stamps in the shop, Leaf Prints set. Contains 9 images for only $5.00

Thanks for stopping by, I hope to have more time, and PROJECTS soon!


September 16, 2009

Fall is in the air!!

Though the weather has still been kind of warm here, and will be for the next week or so, I can just smell the seasons changing! I love the brisk winds, the cooler days, and the ever changing colors of Autumn! Filled with food, fun and holidays, fall is one of my favorite times of the year!

Lindsay is certainly getting in to the spirit of Fall with the new set of stamps that she has out this week. And if you check out her blog, I am sure that you will find an awesome FREEBIE to go with this set! The set is available here for just $5!!!
Also new in the shop are these adorable cupcake wrappers! Tell me these would not be fun for the kiddos to decorate!! And the best part??? They are only a BUCK! Yep, $1.00!! You can't beat that!
My husband came to me the other night and asked me to do him a favor. Never ever has this had anything to do with my paper crafting hobby. But the other night he said the wife of one of his co-workers passed away. So he asked me to make a condolence card. I thought that Lindsay's Cattails would work well for this card. Here is what I came up with:
I also managed to get a layout done this week. Amazing considering my Mojo has left the building. If you find it, can you please return it!


September 9, 2009

Inspiration: A Card and A Layout,

For me inspiration comes in many forms. A magazine ad. A print on a shirt. A piece of patterned paper. But most of the time my inspiration comes right from my fellow paper crafters!

This week, Lindsay is sponsoring Card Sketch #33 over at Inspirational Card Sketches. The winner of this week's sketch will receive $10 in digital stamps from LSS! Now that's a prize worth playing for. And the sketch is great, and very easy to work with.

The Sketch:

My take on the sketch:
I used the coffee mug and sentiment from Lindsay's Coffee Talk Set. This is a great set and has 3 other images, plus more sentiments for many different occasions. This is a great deal at only $5 for the whole set! Click here to see the whole set.

Be sure to check out the other DT's blogs to see what else Lindsay's Shop has to offer! Links are to the right!

While I was under the weather last week, I did manage to get some inspiration while browsing through some of my favorite blogs. Since I purchased my new favorite tool, the Cuttlebug , one of my favorite places to go for some inspiration is the Cuttlebug Challenge. While I was there, I found this awesome tutorial on embossing metalics, like aluminum foil and wrapping paper. Check out the foil in my card above!!! To learn how check out the tutorial here.

So I really wanted to see what this little machine could handle so I brought out some Grunge Board and some chipboard letters and went to work. Worked great with just the 'A' plate, the embossing folder, and the 'C' plate. Here is the layout I created with this technique!
Thanks for stopping by, and til next time, Happy Scrapping!


September 2, 2009

A Spider and A Little Champion

Well, I have been sicker than a dog the last few days, so I am actually surprised that I got anything done at all. I did kill two birds with one stone and decided to do this month's card Challenge over at HYWWP. I tied that in with my DT project this week and came up with this card:
This is an accordian card. I used one of Lindsay's cute Halloween themed stamps, Harry the Spider. Too Cute! Colored with Bic Mark-its and adhered only to the front layer of the card. Black and green panels are Core'denations cardstock that I ran through the cuttlebug and distressed with a file.

My Little Champion

So even though I have been sick and laying in bed for the last two days, tonight was CJ's karate lesson. Normally with me being sick I would have just skipped it and let DH take him. But this class was special, he was testing for his first White Belt. So of course I carried my camera and my sick butt there! LOL He did great and broke the board with only a few kicks! I am so proud of him! Here are a few pics of him in action and receiving his white belt.

September 1, 2009

A New Sketch for You!

Here is the sketch that I made for the August 15th sketch over at HYWWP!

And here is my take on the sketch!

I would love to see what you can come up with. Please respond to this post with a link to your creation!


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