Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sympathy Card

 Good morning, I hope?  I understand that Sandy has stalled, so will be continuing to wreak havoc on many today.  I hope you are all holding out warm and dry and that any damage to your homes is minimal.  I’m worrying about my niece in New Jersey.  At least living in a high rise should mean that she stays dry! (and please don't tall me if I'm wrong about that...)

I know that we all think that sympathy cards are the hardest to make, but when I realized that I needed a card for the family of a long-time friend, this came immediately to mind.  This man loved and raised horses, and I knew this was perfect for him.  He would have loved this picture.

I have lost the name of the digi artist who drew this wonderful horse.  I’m sorry, I would really love to give her credit.  I thought I knew who it was, but couldn’t locate the picture on her blog or anywhere else.  If you can help, please do.  I’d like to thank her again.  (I should add that that's not a crease in the bottom corner, but a reflection, sorry.)

I used a lovely Kraft paper to print the image on, and the base is a lighter shade of Kraft.  I decided on no embellishments, I think the image is enough.  I did make another version on white.  I think I'll add a touch of color to the horse on that one and perhaps some jute twine.  We'll see.

It is a warm morning here in Montana, very welcome after two weeks of freezing weather.  The weather person is predicting a temp in the mid-50's today, which should do wonders for melting off the 3 or 4 inches of snow that are still on the ground.  My cat spent the night outdoors and after eating went right back out this morning.  He hasn't stirred outside in the last two weeks!  I think he's probably a better predictor of weather than the weatherperson, lol!  Anyway, this cold spell almost made me think I was living in North Dakota again, where the cold and snow begin in October and don't leave until April.  Can't say that I miss that!

My prayers are with everyone in the east or mid-west today.

Challenges I'm entering this card into:

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Happy Birthday

Hello!  I've been doing quite a bit of crafting this week, trying to keep my hands busy with crafting.  I have a theory that if my hands are full of colored pencils, adhesives, papers and such they cannot be lifting goodies into my mouth.  Unfortunately, I'm only partially successful, lol.  

I thought I should post this before I forget...  I did remember to take a photo this time, which in itself is pretty amazing.  I'm always thinking about it just after I like the flap on the envelope.  

These lovely blue, green and yellow papers are from a 6x6 pad, Sun Kiss by Prima.   I'm having lots of fun with it.  Under the digi there are 2 texture layers, a rectangle of burlap and a coppery ribbon (recycled from a candle).  In person you can see all the layers though in the picture they don't show up so well.  I added some gold Stickles on a few of the flowers.  I think that is becoming my trademark.  I absolutely love Stickles!

Thanks for letting me share with you.  Hope you enjoyed looking.  Have a lovely Autumn day!


Challenges I'm entering this card in:
Flourishes (birthday)
Crafty Sentiments (recycled)
Make It Monday
Lady Anne's Challenges
 Fuss and Fancy
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Trick or Treat!

Good evening...  Cold here, only 19 this morning.  Hope you are warmer than that, because it really does feel too early for winter weather.  Of course, in Montana this isn't really unusual, but that doesn't make it any more welcome.

Good news!  I have carpet in my living room after 4 months without!  It has been like living in a warehouse, ick!  Hopefully I'll have all my furniture back in place in a couple of days...  

Meanwhile, in trying to stay out of the way, I spent quite a bit of time crafting.  I have one last Halloween card to share tonight, and a couple more to share during the week.  

This one is very simple:  Lettering Delights graphics printed on plain white cardstock then highlited with diamond Stickles.  

I fussy cut the graphics to pop  up on the base, but that was all I did.  Don't you love the Stickles on their braces?   They are about as scary as I hope to see on Halloween!

Thanks for looking!

Challenges I am entering this card in:
 Come and Get It Challenges
Dream Valley Challengeshttp://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com/
Eclectic Ellapu
Gingerloft Challenge
Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog
Make It Monday

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Iguana Wish You...

My son asked me to make a card for a 12-year old, son of his best friend.  I finally settled on something that I hope will tickle his funny bone.  Who knows with a 12-year old.  I'm pretty satisfied with the card, though.  I have two photos, the version that he got and the version without the googly eyes.  I prefer the version without them for the extra color.  I'm going to make another of these cards and think I'll use the googly eyes but maybe I can get a colored version???  

The sentiment is from Create With TLC, but I used a different lizard because I thought it was a little funnier for a boy that age.  Here's the version without the googly eyes:

I'd be interested in your thoughts on the eyes.

Thanks for looking!  Have a nice day.

Challenges I'm entering with this card:
Lady Anne's Challenges
Make It Monday

Sunday, October 14, 2012

I Love Halloween!

I love Halloween, all the wonderful digistamps that are available and the variety of amazing papers.  Everything from cute to spooky to downright scary, anything you could ask to play with! I've really had fun on this card, using up lots of odds and ends.  There's a scarecrow sticker (I added some marker to give it some dimension), digi paper that I printed, the same digistamp I used before ( Pumpkin Love by Torico), even some diecut leaves that I bought.  I also added some marker to the veins on the leaves to make them stand out.

That's a close up, the entire card is below.  Isn't the scarecrow cute?  I thought he looked great with the witch.

Thanks for looking in.  Have a great week...  hope you can find some time for crafting!


Saturday, October 13, 2012

Retirement Card for a Man

Hi.  Back again, with a quick card that I put together for a retirement party tonight.  I can't go, it's my night to take tickets at the high school volleyball game, darned it.  My hubby asked for a card, hope this works for him.  

The image is from Hambo Hoedown.  I think he fits the sentiment:  I am not lazy...  I'm a recovered workaholic! 

Hope you're having a crafty weekend!  I'll be back with more after the game or tomorrow.