Thursday, October 31, 2013

Scary Tree Halloween Envelope card

Happy Halloween everyone. I have another fun Halloween card today to share. My tree stamp is by.....

and you can find the tree stamp at Oozak's or A Cherry on Top. I heat embossed the image using white embossing powder by Stampendous onto black cardstock. The sentiment is something I came up with on my computer. I loved the cowboy font for Halloween. The whole piece is in an envelope by Neenah called Petal folders with seals. Something different for me. Heck, they were on sale and I'm a sucker for a colored price sticker:)

Other supplies I used on my card:
Cardstock by Time Holtz Coredinations, Bazzill, Neenah and Recollections
Patterned paper by K and Co
Ink is Versa Mark by Tsukineko
Puffy skull stickers from Hobby Lobby
Ribbon is from a flower basket my mother received a few years back for her October birthday. I love to recycle.

Thanks for looking.


The 1st challenge below is still going,

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Trick or Treat Cricut Pumpkin Tag Card

My card today features a fun background stamp by Deep Red Stamps. 

It's called Burlwood and can be found at Oozak's. If you look at the pattern you can find what resembles faces. My husband says he sees a dog's face in there. So I teamed up this background stamp with a Cricut die-cut for a little different-looking Halloween card. I'm not really sure why I make Halloween cards because I never send them out:)

The background is heat embossed in black by Stampendous and then inked with Dusty Concord distress marker, water, and a sponge. The water is mixed with Perfect Pearls by Ranger. The pumpkin is from the Autumn Celebrations cartridge and I used scraps of paper I had laying around. 

Thanks for stopping by to take a look. I'm off to get my oil changed. I know, I live an exciting life:)

MINI UPDATE OF PHOTOS, I MADE THE FONT OF THE CHALLENGES SMALLER, CHANGED TITLE AND ADDED LABELS 10-25-21 Halloween and or use die cuts Anything goes Fall and Halloween

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Halloween tags

For my tags today, I did the same design but slightly different supplies. I taught a class that featured this design of tag and two other fall cards. They are different because I didn't actually finish either tag while teaching. Just parts of one and parts of the other. Once I returned home I finished things up a bit.

I'll start with the first one which is dry embossed with a Fiskars embossing plate. I then inked the edges with Ranger distress ink using an ink blender tool. I love that look:)

On the left side I fit a piece of black cardstock to the tag and then used the patterned washi tape to finish the edge. The pumpkin border is by K and Co and I cut small pieces of black cardstock to paste behind the border for the eyes and mouths before adhering it to my tag. The center die cut is by Quickutz with Bazzill purple cardstock, the owl sticker is by Bo Bunny, and the bat sticker by Jolee's.

For the second tag, I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder and a bit lighter color distress ink for the edges. The black cardstock and different patterned washi tape are on the left side just like above. I did the same technique with the glittery skull border placing cardstock behind to make the eyes and nose appear orange. 

For the center I used a Spellbinders scallop die cut and a square punch by Creative Memories for my spider stamp by Inkadinkadoo stamped with black Hero Arts ink. The orange ribbon is a scrap from my stash.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I'll be back again tomorrow with another Halloween creation. I hope you will come back and check it out.

Still running
Links where challenge closed but has good examples linked. Halloween

Below are challenges that are no longer challenges. Halloween anything goes Halloween Halloween Fall or Halloween Halloween tags 2016 B is for Bat Anything goes Anything goes Anything goes Halloween Halloween/fall 2015 No squares allowed Anything goes, purple and black 2016 Autumn and Halloween gone

No longer a card site Halloween Fall and Halloween Halloween 

Quick note, when I enlarged the tags they were really blurry. So I kept the original and enlarged one.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Manly Monday DRS Backpack Guy card

Welcome back to Manly Monday.
My card today features a stamp by Deep Red Stamps and can be purchased at A Cherry on Top. I realize that such a card is out of season here in Michigan but I think it will work well for my BIL in Arizona. I may put something on the inside of the card about how I heard old people do that, wander that is.

I stamped the image with Hero Arts black ink onto watercolor paper by Royal and Langnickel Essentials. Then I colored the image in with distress markers and a water pen by Ranger Industries. I also inked the kraft cardstock with Ranger distress ink and spritzed it with water. The kraft cardstock is by Oriental Trading Co. 

Other supplies used on my card:
Green cardstock by Bo Bunny
Patterned paper by The Paper Loft
Card base by Recollections
Sentiment stickers by Creative Imaginations

I have a great selection of male cards to share from bloggers all over the world. It's a fabulous hobby that brings us all together. Take a look:)

Stamp Smiles {I love this stamp set from SU}

Thanks for looking.

Challenges: Anything goes No squares allowed Anything goes Anything goes Anything goes Anything goes with optional kraft paper Anything goes B is for Backpack Anything goes Anything goes Anything goes Something for the man Anything goes


Sunday, October 27, 2013

Gold leaves Heat embossed background card

I'm posting for the Chalk Ah Lot challenge which is: 

One word sentiment with chalk.

I made this lovely background by heat embossing a piece of white cardstock with a background leaf stamp and a gold embossing powder both by Stamp N Plus. After it was embossed I mixed together two powdered chalks with paint and applied it to my cardstock with a 1" wide paint brush. The powdered chalk streaks making the a unique color and beautiful effect. I just wiped the stamped leaves off with a dry towel to remove any chalk that may have been left over. 

I matted the handmade background onto Oriental Trading Co kraft cardstock. I then adhered some golden Stampin Up ribbon to the center with lace on top. The lace is from my MIL's sewing stash. It matches the color of the chalk beautifully.

The sentiment is white cardstock and a Papertrey Ink die cut. I stamped the Stamp N Plus Happy sentiment with Close to my Heart ink and then inked the edges with Ranger Distress inks. I used foam adhesive around the edges because the ribbon and lace creates dimension.

 If you are interested in ordering the leaves background or the sentiment stamp set or the gold embossing powder, please call Luann at 715-271-1873.

Here is the sentiment stamp set: It's such a beautiful font. Anything goes with chalk Fall colors {I have the word birthday stamped inside} Monochromatic birthday {The word birthday is stamped on the inside}

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Halloween Iris folding Caldron Card

Hey, everyone-Happy weekend to you. 

Today I have a Halloween card to share and it uses an iris folding stamp by Stamp N Plus. In the first picture, you will see the cauldron has been iris folded with some old Creative Memories paper. The paper had splashes of white in it and therefore I covered those white spots using Black Soot distress ink and an ink blender to make it appear all black. I colored the rest of the image using a water pen and distress ink or markers all by Ranger Industries. I should have used watercolor paper for this coloring technique but I always tend to think of those things in retrospect. 

The orange patterned paper is from a beach stack by DCWV; purple cardstock by Bazzill; green spiderwebs and black bones paper are by K and Co. 

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look. 


Challenges: Halloween with a stamp

Friday, October 25, 2013

Deep Red Stamps Snow Scene

Today's card is brought to you by....

The church snow scene stamp can be found at A Cherry on Top.
I stamp the image with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder by Stamp N Plus. Then I colored in the image with distress markers and used distress ink around the rest of the image. I used Stormy sky for the sky and Iced Spruce for the bottom. In retrospect I should have colored in more of the church and the steeple but it's still a pretty card:)

The black cardstock and white card base are by Recollections. The blue cardstock and black patterned paper are by DCWV. The other white cardstock is Neenah Solar white cardstock that I bought at Office Depot. The circle and snowflake stickers are by EK Success and the sentiment sticker is by Sandy Lion. 

Thanks for looking. Distress {Ink and markers}

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Deep Red Stamps-Amore

I have a quick post for you tonight. My heart stamp is by Deep Red Stamps and can be found at A Cherry on top.

I used Colorbox cat eyes to make the flowers red and the leaves green with the black ink by Hero Arts. The white cardstock is Neenah Solor White and the card base is by Recollections. I used two embossing folders for this card. The flourish background is by Cuttlebug/Provo Craft and the checked on vellum is by Darice. The die cut is Stampin Up Real Red cardstock cut with a Spellbinders die cut. The sticker and ribbon are unknown. 

Thanks for looking.


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Deep Red Stamps Holiday Stocking Card

The stocking stamp in my card today is by Deep Red Stamps and you can purchase it at A Cherry on Top.

I stamped the stocking onto Royal and Langnickel watercolor paper with Hero Arts black ink. I then colored it in using distress markers and a water pen both by Ranger Industries. I love these markers and the great depth you can create with them. I then die cut the image using a Spellbinders die cut as well as a scallop matte for behind it. The green patterned paper is by Makin Memories and the polka dot is by K and Co.

For the rest of my card I used a patterned paper for my background by DCWV. The label die cut is also by Spellbinders and the sticker sentiment is by Karen Foster.

Thanks for looking.

Challenges: Anything goes Anything goes Anything goes candy {Candy Canes} Anything goes Anything goes Anything goes Christmas is coming Anything goes Anything goes Make a card Anything goes Anything goes Anything goes Anything goes Patterned paper

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


A really quick Halloween card for you this Tuesday. Patterned paper by Making Memories, stamps unknown (my friend doesn't keep the packaging for her stamps) but black ink by Hero Arts and distress inks by Ranger Industries. The cardstock is by Bazzill and Sunborn, die cut by Spellbinders and the cat border is by K and Co. Washi tape is by Darice, I think.
Thanks for looking.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Manly Monday

Welcome back to Manly Monday. 
Not a lot to say today so I'll let these fine cards do the talking-

For my card today I used three stamps by Stampin Up. The anchor stamp is from Open Seas, the sentiment stamp is from Petite Pairs and the background stamp is called Canvas. I love that Canvas stamp for guy cards. I think patterned papers can be so hard to choose for guy cards. I like that I can take some cardstock and stamp it with this stamp to create a masculine grid like pattern. I used Stampin Up Sahara Sand ink for the background and the lighter colored anchors. The blue anchors are stamped with CTMH ink. The die cut is by Spellbinders using Creative Memories sand cardstock. The ring is a recycled piece found in my home used to hold the boulders over my shoulders up. That garment didn't make it and was dissected for parts:) LOL. The jute used is from a craft store. 

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Sitting Here Thinking of You

Here is a thinking of you card  that may bring some joy to that someone special. I created this card using a chair stamp and sentiment by Stamp N Plus

The turquoise cardstock is from Hobby Lobby, grey and orange by Sunborn with with cardstock by Recollections. The orange cardstock is cut out using a Spellbinders die cut. The doily patterned paper is by My Mind's Eye and the checked is unknown. 

I heat embossed the chair stamp with silver embossing powder by Stampendous and ink by Versa Mark. Then I colored in the image with distress markers and distress ink both by Ranger Industries. The sentiment is stamped in Taken with Teal by Stampin Up and I embellished the card with sequins by Craft Medley and rhinestones from Want 2 Scrap.

Thanks for stopping by. Anything goes

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Squirrel card

My card was featured on the Prickley Pear Stamps blog a week ago and I wanted to share it here too. I won some stamps from them in a blog contest and wanted to use the fall stamps they sent me before fall was over. 

I made a Halloween card that was also featured on their blog in late September with their stamps and have more to share before the holiday. 

I stamped the squirrel on watercolor paper by Royal and Langnickle and colored it in with distress markers and a water pen both by Ranger Industries. I then die cut the image out using a Spellbinders die and matted it onto a larger with brown cardstock. I inked the inside of the image die cut with Ranger distress ink Antique Linen. 

The leaf flourish is a Cricut die that I thought was fitting for this fall card. It has rough edges but again I thought it was OK for this card. 

The background paper is actually packaging from Imaginisce that I dry embossed with a Darice embossing folder. The patterned paper is by Recollections and the sentiment sticker is by Flair Designs. The banner die in cream/off white, that the sentiment is on, is cut out using my Cricut and the kraft cardstock (Oriental Trading Co) was hand cut to match the die cut. I did use my Tim Holtz attacher on the patterned paper just for fun. 

Another close up of the image. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Haute Couture

Happy Wednesday to everyone. I have a new card to show today using a

This particular mannequin stamp can be found at A Cherry on Top. I heat embossed the stamped image using Versa Mark ink and black embossing powder by Stampendous. I then matted the image onto a black and cream cardstock with a Martha Stewart punch on the one side. The patterned paper in my card are by Cosmo Cricket and the stickers are by Glitz Design. I punched an off white circle to put behind the sticker and also behind the sentiment. 

Very sweet and simple today with limited products to mention. Thanks for stopping by.  

Challenges: Anything goes