Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween

One more card for Halloween. Another made with papers from Martha Stewart, ribbon from Michael's and a stamp from Unity Stamp. I will post this for Friends with Flair over at Unity. Have a treatful Halloween.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Witchy Woman

Only two days remaining to post my Halloween cards. This one was made at Scramp Camp last month with an old Martha Stewart paper pad and my favorite witch from Close to My Heart. Of course, I copied an idea I saw out on the webs. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Happy birthday, John

Because I have the need for several upcoming birthday cards (including today!!!), during my recent visit, my Squirrely friend Nancy kindly allowed me to use her beer bottle stamp from Unity Stamps. No longer available, I'm sad to say.

I pretty much shamelessly copied a card she made for her Dad using the same stamp. I have no imagination. Anyway, stolen or not, I still love it. This one's for you, John. Happy 58th birthday.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Life is Full of Ups and Downs

Still working on finishing the old Club Scrap kits. Proud to say I decimated Natural Resources with this layout. Now on to another October kit.

I was inspired by Ali Edwards' Story Stamp layout using tags. I'm just not at that place yet where I can make a no-photo layout. I've been itching to use my new Ellipse dies from Spellbinders and they "sorta" replicate the tag shape so...there you go. Die cut feathers and an arrow from Tim Holtz. Ali Edwards Get Real Story Stamps stamps used to tell my story. Photos taken in the Badlands last year on my South Dakota trip with Mom.

I hope to get to a point where I'm REALLY telling stories with these inspirational stamps but I'll have to work my way there with baby steps. This is just a trip layout. The story here is that we went in and out of the Badlands National Park numerous times on our way to Wounded Knee. Now THAT'S a story!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Go As Far as you Can See

My latest challenge to myself is to use up my old Club Scrap kits. I pulled out all of the past October kits and went to work. The first one I attacked was Natural Resources from 2009. High time to finish that off.

I added base pages from Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm and then started looking for yellow things. Pulled out stuff from Common Threads and Down to Earth as well as other items from stash. Added a lot of Wild Honey Distress Ink and voila, a primarily yellow page. Totally out of my usual zone. Attempted a Paperartistsonline challenge to make some clusters as well as using their sketch again. What you see is what you get. And I used the October Story Stamp from Ali Edwards to write my story. Another one done for the books!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

From our Home to Yours

I needed a couple more October birthday cards for two important people in my life. My nephew John and my Squirrely friend Farley. I loved this card and these Papertrey Ink Stamps so I had to make one for each of them. After all, they share the same birthday. The sunshine die is from The Stamps of Life. Happy birthday to both of you!!!