Monday, October 28, 2013

Witch atc

Only a few more days til Halloween!
I hope you all have your costumes picked out and ready to go??
I don't think we'll be able to do any dressing up this year, but it's always fun to color
up some fun Halloween images!
This is one of my oldish La la land crafts stamps!
I colored her up using my distress inks, some water, and a paintbrush!
I added a little glitter to her hat,
and I mounted her onto a scrap piece of striped cardstock
Added a few strips of halloweeny ribbon, and the sentiment!
I love how quick and fun ATC's can be!
Tomorrow is the Friday of my very long work week, and I'm looking forward to having my weekend, and possibly getting to enjoy Halloween!
Linking up with:
Wicked Wednesday: Cute Halloween
Robyn's Fetish: Halloween
Love to Create: Halloween
Crafty Creations: Halloween Characters
Color Q Challenge: #211

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Art Cat

 This week was my last week with my newest amazing trainer at work!
We had so much fun, and soooo very much in common!
We both have funny and fun cats, so I decided to try my hand at an art doll
My dear friend Mary first posted this fabulous tutorial, and I decided to tweak it a bit and make mine into a cat instead of an owl!
I think I'm going to try to make a bunny rabbit next, with floppy ears, and a puffy tail!
So this guy was made using some very inexpensive canvas
I first cut out the pattern, and then sprayed the canvas down with
my spray inks, used some stencils, and some distress paints to fix him up a little
made the eyes using some more canvas, and some found buttons, then some twine for his whiskers,
and a button nose!
I had wanted the tail to curl around him to help stabalize him, but that didn't work out quite as planned, so that tail just sorta flops around!
He's a cutie though, and a great present for a brand new Friend!!! 
Linking up with:

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Just some lines layout

 It's the last week of the Boo to you challenge at Just some Lines,
I got these halloween pictures of my nephew from a couple years ago!
He's quite the character!
I used one of the new digi's for my layout, and all my papers are from my mind's eye
I am also playing along with the challenge at My mind's eye, which is a sketch challenge, you can
find that challenge here  
Also linking up with:
Alphabet Challenge: S for Scary
Clear it Out Challenge: Halloween, and use orange stash
Diva's by Design: Spooked
Paper Issues: Halloween Hootinany
Simon Says Stamp: Spooky
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Halloween Colors

Friday, October 25, 2013

Summer sunsets

I have a confession to make!
I've been a very bad blogger!
I cannot believe it's been over two weeks since I blogged!
I can honestly say I've been super bogged down with training at work,
and by the time I get home I usually just want to veg out for a while, and not craft!
I know it's hard to believe! But I did finally get into
I just love Instagram!
On a few of my nightly walks this summer I stopped and took some stunners!
What a fun layout they created!
I used all of the inspiration board from
Scrap around the world: October inspiration board 
The colors, the doily, the softness ect!
Here's that board:
And my papers and embellishments are mostly from Crate Paper.
I am really loving their new lines, and have been lucky to score a few of their
6x6 pads at my local Tuesday Morning!
I promise more posts this weekend! I hope you have had some crafty time to yourself lately!
Linking up with:
Challenges for Everybody: Anything Goes

Monday, October 7, 2013

Ghoulish fun

Happy Monday! 
I'm feeling creative today, and may just spend the whole day in the studio!
Yesterday however I only had a little small window of creative time,
I made this fun Halloween tag! 

First I stamped and embossed the background in black ink and black embossing powder to give texture. 
The image is from viva las Vegas stamps. 
Then I colored up those skull zombies from dilly beans and stamped some orange 
Card stock to make the moon! 
The background was distressed using distress inks, 
And then I just had to assemble! 

It's a sorta creepy scene, but it was fun to create! 

Linking up with:
Dilly beans: Halloween
 Desert island crafts: #1, 2, 7, 9
Viva Las Vegas stamps: October challenge
Bearly mine: Halloween
Curtain call: spooky scene
Our creative corner: Halloween tag with texture

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Anything but a card: Orange and/or black challenge

 Yesterday was a pretty creative day for me!
I got to participate in a few card challenges for World Card Making Day,
and then I got to make this fun ATC!
There is a new challenge at Anything But a Card
Its Orange and/or Black
I decided to go for the and!
And I used a new digi from Just Some Lines!
I am loving these new Halloween Stamps that are in the store!
Isn't she just so fun???
I adore that her neck is vertebrae!
The bat stamps and the Fang-tastic came from a stamp pack I won last year!
So I haven't had much chance to use them until now!
You can find them at Bug Bites
I'm also linking up with the Voo doo doll or stitching challenge at Wicked Wednesdays

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Pink stripes

 Hubby had to run an errand, so I hopped back in the craft room and whipped up this fun card!
I used my Denami Stamp, and a sort of ombre effect on the butterfly paper
for the background I used my coredinations cardstock which I ran through a dotty embossing folder
then sanded!
I layered them and added a little bit of twine in between.
Then I finished the edges off with some black and white dotty washi tape!
Ahhh I love the washi!
Finally the sentiment is from a Simon Says "Thank You" pack of stamps!
Cute, fun, and very pink!!!
Linking up with:
Simon Says Stamp: We're going Dotty
Tammy's Scrapin Corner: Monochromatic
Try it on Tuesday: Going Dotty
and new to me, but I'm hoping to get to use some of her digi's soon!!!
By Lori Designs: Use Washi Tape

World card making day

Did you know that it's World Card Making Day?
Yep it is!! So I pulled out some of my scraps and made this fun quick card!

There was a new 10 minute Craft Dash challenge posted on Wednesday, and you all know how much I just love this timed challenge!
This time it took me 9:34.
I was going to leave the butterfly just plain stamped, and decided at the last minute that I was gonna pull out my distress ink and paint her in!
The butterfly and sentiment stamp are from Stampin Up.
A girlfriend of mine gave me a bunch a while back, so I was happy to get to finally play with them!
Here's the inspiration from 10 minute craft dash
I'm also linking up with:
Saturday sketch: week 279
10 minute craft dash: challenge 27
Flutterby Wednesday: Anything Goes (favorite technique: Stamping)
House of Cards: Fall photo inspiration

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Pretty in pink

It's my mother in laws birthday.
What woman doesn't love a pink card?
The image is from tiddly inks, and I parted with some of my wood veneer thought bubbles
Hope you're being crafty tonight!

Linking up with:
Crafty catz: happy birthday
Tiddly inks: anything goes
Designed to color: use a die
Shopping our stash: think pink
Simon says stamp: say it with stamps