Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Merry and Bright


Not real sure how I feel about this one.  In general, I like it, but I think I should have done this on white cardstock instead.  I think the colors would be much more vibrant.  Also, because I decided to do a simple, one-layer card, I screwed up the sentiment stamp.  Of course, that was AFTER I had stamped and colored all the lights and put the Glossy Accents on.  I know, I know...what a moron. I stamped on a blank sheet of Kraft paper and cut it out just horribly,  Ah well. I'll do this one again but cleaned up on white cardstock

Anyway, the lights are from the WPlus9 - Festive Greetings and the sentiment is from Inky Antics - Christmas Sentiments.

Halloween Balloons


Are these not the cutest stamps? These are Best Halloween - Totally Besotted stamps.  I was loving the paper which is from Summertime Designs. I (badly) colored in the stamps with my Spectrum Noir pens...at least the candy corn balloons because my oranges bled.  I got some thread from the Dollar Tree a few months ago and used those for the balloon strings.  I just love this because it's just so darn cute :D

Jump for Joy


I absolutely LOVE this stamp set. It is Jump for Joy from Lawn Fawn.  I was feeling in a very autumn mood today and since we have a distinctive lack of fall leaves in Florida, I had to make them myself.  I don't have the dies, so my lack of ability to fussy cut is on full display here.  I colored them in with my Spectrum Noir markers, accented the acorn with Glossy Accents and the background paper is from Summertime Designs.  I put a few tiny gems for their eyes just because.  Enjoy :D

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Hurricane Thank You card

 


Long story short, we had to mandatory evacuate from the island for hurricane Matthew and a friend of the family allowed us to stay in his vacation home on the mainland.  When I say vacation home, it conjures up images of a little cottage or condo.  This house is GORGEOUS!  Instead of a lifeboat, we stayed in a luxury cruise liner.  Our house didn't have any significant damage outside of some large limbs down, but our electricity was out for 3 days and we weren't allowed back across the causeways for 2.  We ended up spending all three days in his home which only lost power for a total of 3 minutes.  It was just incredibly generous of them to help us out because it was a 90 year old woman, my parents and my husband and I and 3 cats.  Finding hotel rooms at that time was near impossible and my grandmother wouldn't do well if we had to drive for 8 hours.

Anyway, there was nothing out there stampwise or sentiment wise for our particular situation so I made it up as I went along.  I fell in love with this card and while I will be doing something with the stamp set later today, this is the technique I used to make the spinner card: Kelly Marie Alvarez - Jump For Joy Card. I do not own the slide cuts die, so I kind of duplicated the idea in my Silhouette.  I found a random map and traced it in Silhouette and filled it with the Palm pattern from Summertime Designs (she no longer maintains a page).  I found a picture of a hurricane and traced it as well.  This was a fun card to make and I highly recommend heading over to see the technique used.


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