Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Moonstruck's My Name...

And mischief is my game!!! LOL!!! Here is companion #2 in our house. We adopted Moonstruck from a local animal shelter and she fits right in -- almost right away!! DH wasn't thrilled that I got her, but he has since grown to love her too. I'm thrilled to have some female persuasion as I have two boys, one husband, and a black cat named Fred (see picture below)! All in one week of her life her first owner dropped her off at the shelter because they were moving. She was quickly adopted and two days later returned because of allergies. DS and I came along and couldn't resist. The employees of the shelter made us promise to take good care of her since she had so much happen to her. We've had her for a year and wouldn't trade her for the world. Fred needed a few days to get used to her but they are good buddies too. Don't you love that racoon tail??!!

Merry Holiday Spirit

Another set of cards for the Christmas card challenge - I made 10 of these. They're pretty simple but I think the additional layers help it out a bit. I added the touches of hunter green so it didn't end up a monochromatic card, a type of card I have a hard time with because I so love color! I used the bold snowflake jumbo wheel on the background for the rose red layer and a strip of designer paper by Anna Griffith. The main image is from the Holiday Spirit set, one that I had to have and now hardly ever use! Used the oval punch, instead of word window, for the tab. A little faux stitching and the card is complete. The card base is white cardstock sold by Papertrey Ink -- a must have!!!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Always My Helper!!

I had to include this photo of my constant companion! No matter where I go, Fred is there too. We got Fred at the Humane Society along with his brother. One Father's Day weekend they pushed out the screen to a window they were lying in and ran away. Well Fred, being the scardy cat that he is, came back but his brother (yep, you guessed it, Barney) didn't. Fred is so lovable and friendly and thrives on attention. Now I'll have to take a picture of our other cat (she's sitting on my lap at this very moment!) and tell stories about her.

Wish RAK Monthly Challenge

For this month's Wish RAK challenges - we are given three catagories of challenges, one color, one sketch, and one theme. This is for the sketch challenge (#126). I adore snowmen images and this one is no exception. Colored him up with watercolor pencils (my favorite!) then highlighted around him with a light gray Tombow marker. I love how that gives dimension to any image! Of course I used another favorite of mine, Basic Grey paper!! This is from the Fruitcake line, Berry Brach and Marischino Cherry. A little red ribbon, some word window punches (says "totally Christmas") and lots and lots of gold brads. I also stamped Flannel Plaid on the background.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Another Featured Stamper Case

Yep, it's another case of the Sunday Featured Stamper and this one is stampertammy's. What a wonderful gallery! I'm posting really quickly to my blog today, need to run some errands, so I don't have any links. But if you're ever on SCS (and who isn't these days!!!), check out her gallery!! I recently bought some stamps from Cornish Heritage Farms that needed to see some ink. The flowers are poppies and the verse is from TAC. I dug into some Basic Grey Infuse paper too - love those papers. It almost hurts to cut into one, then once I do, I just can't stop till it's all used up!!!! A little sewing along the bottom (don't look too close, it's crooked!!) and some ribbon and the card is complete. Quick, fun and easy!!! My kind of card!!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Ghoulish Halloween

Now just when I thought I'd keep up with my blog, work gets in the way!!!!! The past week and a half have been utterly crazy, and next Sunday is my stamp camp which I'd better buckle down and get something together!!!!!
This card is for the October Wish RAK card contest. We needed to make a Halloween card using purple, black and bright green along with something received thru wish RAK. I got the image from some spooky ladies on WRAK (hehe, just kidding) and colored him up with watercolor pencils. I seem to pull them out a lot lately. And that's saying something because coloring is not something I'm very good at! I used DSP by Rusty Pickle which I absolutely love from the Addams Family collection. I think I bought one sheet from every company of Halloween background paper, it is ALL so adorable!! Frank and the Happy Halloween tag are popped, another love of mine!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

CASE Your Own Card!!!

That was the Technique Lovers Challenge yesterday - case one of your own cards and only change up the stamp set. I loved this color combo I did for a swap - artichoke, bordering blue and saffron so I figured why not do another one!! I used Serene Sunflowers instead of Roses in Winter. I needed to put the words Happy Birthday on the left side because I was afraid the first stamping of the leaf would be too dark to stamp on top of. I changed the corner punch too as well as added the brads (the RIW card used piercing in the upper right corner). Okay, so I changed a few other things besides the stamp set, but it is my own card I'm casing after all!!! Thanks for looking!!!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Featured Stamper Challenge

The Sunday challenge features a stamper's gallery that you case and this week's stamper is Jenn Balcer. What a lovely gallery! I had so much fun making this card because I got to rummage thru my stash of background paper!!! Talk about a paperaholic!! Anyway, this DSP is by Rusty Pickle and I thought it was perfect - love the green and black layer with the spider's web already on it!! Any chance I'll mail this card out to someone??? Probably not, I'm quite the hoarder!!!! Hehe!!