Monday, October 31, 2011

What were you for Halloween?

I have always wanted a Michael Jackson Thriller jacket and TODAY was the day to make that dream come true.  Happy Halloween!!!!

This is one of my co-workers who was a Jabbawockeez Dancer.

This is a clip of Jabbawockeez dancing to "PYT." It was phenomenal. Click on the youtube link below... Scroll to 1:43. It's well worth it.

Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween!!!   I used this freebie from Marlene!  Isn't she cute???  I also added some embellishment stickers that were on sale at Michael's today.  I put Glossy Accents on the little girl's glasses and I put marigold flocking powder on the costume (Martha Stewart flocking powder).  The purple strip of paper was made with a combination of Distress Inks (Chipped Sapphire, Concord Grape, and Victorian Velvet).  I blended them all with a blending pad (this is how I've seen Britta Swiderski do it). The web paper and the tree paper was part of a Martha Stewart set that measured about 4x6" and was on clearance today at Michael's.  I rarely buy her paper because it's pricier and I'm not into some of her patterns but this set was really cute.

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 This sentiment is from Scrappy Mom's. The background on the purple distressed paper was stamped with a Dazzled Versamark ink pad using the Penny Black Halloween (clear stamps). It's called "Trick or Treat" and you can get them at Simon Says Stamp.

My neighbor put up a cute little display on his front lawn so I had the boys put on their costumes and Viola!
Sammy is a skunk. Look at him EYEING me... 

He's playing dead

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Keep on Swimming... inspired by Katie Renz

 As some of you know, there is a woman named Katie who has been an inspiration to so many of us as we read her blog about her diagnosis and treatment for cancer.  I purchased her stamp at I{heart}papers.  Proceeds are going directly to her.  If interested, please click on the link above.

To read more about Katie's story, please click on here
Butterfly stamp from Hero Arts "Thinking of You."  The 'star' with the bling was made with Smooch polish.  The ink used to stamp the butterflies was Jenni Bowlin ink.

Sentiment and butterflies from Hero Arts "thinking of you." 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Happy Halloween Pre-Weekend Celebration

I've got a PACKED weekend... hopefully, I'll be able to share photos when it's all over.   I wanted to wish you a Happy Halloween from the boys (and me).

I plan to get some card making in.  I even stayed up tonight to create 2 cards (too late to photograph but I will post those soon).  Considering I'm running on 3-5 hours of sleep a night, I'm surprised I didn't stab myself with the paper piercer.

Have a safe weekend!!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Brian Lock strikes again

I believe this image can be purchased at Squigglefly.  It's a Brian Lock image. LOVE Brian Lock. He is at
I used Liquid Pearls and Glossy Accents and some stickers from Michaels (sea theme).

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Pick up your spirits with Paper Smooches

Here's a card featuring Paper Smooches clear stamps.  I glossied up the eyes and used a Spellbinders nestabilities to cut out the image. Scrappy Moms Bakers twine tied things up. The distress ink I used was Chipped Sapphire.  Copics were used to color the image.

Monday, October 24, 2011

SamUL meets the Toilet Paper Roll...

Ha. This card reminds me of the time, Sammy took the toilet paper and ran it into the living room.  

The image came from Pink Cat Studios.  I used Copics and white flocking powder (with a dash of Glossy Accents on the nose).  The spiders were made with a Martha Stewart punch, Sakura glitter pen, and a red bling dot.  Spellbinders is the diecut used.

Scrappy Moms sentiment and stamp (white ink and white embossing powder).  Martha Stewart GOO punch...

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Halloween has gone to the dogs... Happy Howl-o-ween!

I know you all want to see all the dogs dressed up-- but FIRST, a card:

Sentiment from Scrappy Moms

Happy Howl-o-ween....

They got first place!!!

Sammy was a skunk

Colt was a "Well-behaved pure bred German Shepherd" for Halloween.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Walking Dead...

Check out Zane from Bonibleaux Designs...  He reminds me of "The Walking Dead."  [New season started on Sunday.]  I put some Glossy Accents on his 'toof' and his mesmerizing eyes!

Black distress ink around the edges.  Ribbon from Michaels (so cute). 

A new sandwich shop opened up next to my office.  It's called "Whichwich" and apparently is nation-wide.  I had the chance to try one of their sandwiches last week. L.O.V.E.D. it.  I like it because they have a lot of vegetarian sandwiches with so many options.  Based on the office talk, the Turkey with cranberry and stuffing is supposedly 'da bomb.'  

Monday, October 17, 2011

Happy Halloween

Here is another Halloween card....  I can't find where I found this image. I'm pretty sure it's Simple Betty Stamps but I can't find the image to show you the link.
I also used Scrappy Mom's Bewitched stamp set.  The word bubble came from a $1 stamp set at Michael's $1 section.  Copics were my instrument of choice.  I also used Glossy Accents on the eyes of the skull (on the skateboard) as well as the red flesh on the neck. Pink Stickles was used on the gum on the shoe... Oh, and my Martha Stewart Halloween web punch is laced at the bottom.

I used silver pen on the wheels for the skateboard, the eyes, and the belt buckle

Sticker is a K&Co sticker.  Sentiment was embossed with white powder- from Scrappy mom's.  Deckle scissors were used to cut the sentiment out.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

A birthday card for a man... who plays basketball...

I thought I'd best qualify my header because this card isn't for ANY male... rather, it is best for a MALE who plays BASKETBALL AND is turning 40.

The image came from Dude Time Doodles!!! I love their images for male-oriented cards.

Lawn Fawn font, stickers from Michaels, Glossy Accents on the basketball (that was popped up on pop-dots), and Distress Ink (Spiced Marmalade) on the edges
Antique Linen distress ink was done on part of the white cardstock

The circle image and sentiment was from Party Trey Ink set.