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Friday, October 29, 2021

Hocus Pocus

Final post for tonight!  Halloween card #3.  
This card I created for the AAA Cards Challenge #201. 

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Witch (Riley & Co); Cauldron (The Rabbit's Hole). 

Paper: Black cardstock.  Cardbase - Neenah Solar White 110 lb.

Ink: Midnight, Grape Crush, Drive-In (Catherine Pooler Designs); Copics.

Extras: Bat dies (Spellbinders).

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Spooky Blessings!


Hello again!

Halloween card #2 for tonight...

This card began with the yellow watercolored panel coverd by the Wavy Cover Plate die by Catherine Pooler Designs.  Then, I created the eyes with a small oval die by Ellen Hutson and the inside o's of the Boo sentiment die cut in white cardstock.

Boo Blessings!

Happy Haunting

Good Evening!

Sharing some final Halloween cards I've done this week before the actual Spooky Day!

Here is the first one:

Card Supplies:
Stamps:Lick My Feet (Stampendous); Sentiment (Ellen Hutson).
Paper: White cardstock (Neenah Solar 110 lb); Fright Night Patterned Paper (Reversed Confetti).
Ink: Midnight (Catherine Pooler Designs). Copics.

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Haunting Blessings!

Friday, October 22, 2021

Blessing Leaves

Happy Friday!

Hope you're ready for the weekend!

I've been playing in the leaves this week.  Or rather, I've been playing WITH leaves.  Wanted to play in the CAS Mixup Challenge this month and the challenge was to take real leaves and either use a gel plate or watercolor to imprint them to make a card.  Well, I picked a handful of various leaves from our yard of 16 trees and went to town playing with my gel plate and just inking some leaves up with ink and water.

For my leaves, I sponged Cranberry Fizz, Flame, Glitz, Martini, and Uptown inks (by Catherine Pooler Designs) onto the backs of the leaves and spritzed them with water. Next I laid down the leaves onto wet watercolor paper and placed another sheet of cardstock on top.  I used my brayer to go over the paper to ensure I got a good imprint.  I love how this one turned out.  

The rest was very simple.  I inked up the edges of a cardbase in the Uptown ink for a border, gold embossed my stamped sentiment and added some gold paint splatters.

For Following Challenges:

I did: Stamping, Watercolor, Splatter, Embossing

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my creations!

Fall Blessings!

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Hey Boo!

 Good Afternoon!

Guess who's back in crafty blogland?  

Seems like it's been forever, not just 2-1/2 months. . Life was getting so crazy over the summer, I decided I had to step back and take a break from a few things and refresh.   A little recap --- back in April our laundry room ceiling caved in due to a (still yet) mysterious water leak from upstairs, causing major damage to our laundry room and to our family room floor..  FINALLY, in late August everything was repaired and fixed with a new laundry room and new floors downstairs.  Then, the hubs and I took off for a much needed three week vacation to California to visit our youngest son. Oh what an adventure we had and a much needed life break for both of us, but most particularly for the Hubs!  We spent a lot of time with nature and beautiful scenery, sea scapes, forests, etc.  

Now, for the last three weeks I've been slowly getting back into East Coast time and regular life again. And just over the last week, I've also made it into my craft room a little more. I at first felt lost and like I couldn't remember how to even stamp but like riding a bike, it is coming back to me.  Of course, now I feel like I'm behind in stamping already with Halloween less than two weeks away and a ton of Halloween images staring at me to be colored and formed into cards.  Along with a list of birthday cards, a few thank you cards and oh yeah, Christmas cards!  Not to mention I had a small stack of new craft supplies waiting for me to open when I returned from vacation.

So perhaps it's only fitting the first card I finish and post here is of a couple, Halloween couple albeit, taking a little wooded drive....

For this card, I used new dies (from that stack awaiting me from vaca) from Spellbinders, the Sunday Drive and Halloween Sunday Drive.  I used colored cardstock by Gina K Designs for everything but the background and orange sun/moon.  I inked up a die cut circle with Limoncello, Tiara, Orange Twist and Rouge inks by Catherine Pooler.  The background is a stencil by Dutch Doobadoo that I've had for a very long time but not used. I inked it up in Sweet Sixteen, Pixie Dust, Grape Crush and Drive-In all also Catherine Pooler inks. That car with the skeleton and witch was so much fun putting together, I cut ALOT of them out in several different colors. 

For Following Challenges:

I used the diagonal row - Black, Orange Purple 

Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog and creations!

Traveling Blessings!