Friday, October 30, 2009

Okay, so October is all about Halloween ... unless there are Christmas party invitations to be made and sent out. That is the case with the above invitation which is for the HAM (Amateur Radio) Association's Christmas party.
This invitation is 5"x7", and the wording of the invitation inside was computer generated in red ink. The first layer is a red card stock, and the white layer on top of that has been run through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder. Since the folder is smaller than the larger-sized card, I used my Scor-It and made dry embossed lines on three sides.
The image is from Stamping Bella and was colored with Copic markers and highlighted on the holly berries with Christmas Red Stickles. I used the round and scalloped Nestabilities to cut the circles and embellished the invitation with a red ribbon.
Now ... it's back to the ghosties and ghoulies because, after all, it is still October, and Halloween is yet to come!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

This month is about Halloween ... in the stores next to the Christmas stuff, in the neighborhoods, in the schools and on the blogs.
This witchy witch is from Stamping Bella. She was stamped with Jet Black StazOn and allowed to dry well ... oh, for about a year. (It doesn't pay to get too enthused, does it?) Since she had dried for so long, I was able to color her using Copic markers without smearing the dimpled darling. Even witches get tired of black hats, so hers is orange.
The card was made from orange CS with white CS on top. The white CS was Cuttlebugged Swiss Dots. I used the oval and scalloped oval Nestabilities to cut the image and background CS. A flat-back plastic haunted house was used as an embellishment.
I received several new sets of Elemental Doodles stamps in the mail last week and will be working on cards featuring those stamps.
Elemental Doodles has been named the October Vendor of the Month by Stampers Corner. The group address is If you are a member of this group ... or become a member ... there are special discounts on ED stamps being offered through the group.
Kudos to my fellow design team members for being published using ED stamps:
Connie - October Vamp Stamp News / Look for her card on the back page
Etha - Fall 2009 issue of Just Cards

Sunday, October 11, 2009

It's October already?
How can that be? Where did March go?
It's been way too long since I have posted on my blog, but I will do my best to keep pace with life in the future.
This card was another simple card to make, and I used a black card with black spider web patterned paper on top of it. The skeleton image is a Tim Holtz design from Stampers Anonymous, and the cat image is by Inkadinkadoo. Both were stamped and heat embossed with black detail EP from JudiKins and were then layere on black CS and beige CS. The skeleton image was mounted directly to the card, and the cat image was mounted with foam dots.
I have new images from Elemental Doodles and will be in the ED Design mode this coming week. I spent last weekend in another city playing Cricut with my sister-in-law from MA. What fun! We also went shopping at Michael's and Big Lots. It's amazing what one can find in those two stores, and it's even better when they are located side by side.