Friday, February 8, 2019

For a Couple of Challenges...

Hi Again!

Since I have been snowed in and/or enduring freezing cold, I've been staying in and making cards. Well, except for short walks for my dog. Trying new challenges is fun. While I love CAS, it doesn't come easily to me. So, thanks for visiting and looking at my cards.

First up I am joinig the challenge at Less is More Challege #388 Navy & Yellow. It's their 8th Birthday. Wow. Happy Birthday everyone!!

The navy and yellow examples by the design team are awesome and I do love these colors together. Here's my card:

For easy mailing, I made this card a one-layer card. Using my MISTI,  I stamped right on an A2 top folding card base. I use a lot of this Papertrey Ink basic white cardstock.

The stamps are both from Uniko Studio, named Background Builders Round In Circles and Today,Tomorrow & Always. For ink, I used Stampin' Up! Night of Navy and Daffodil Delight. Since it is always "time to celebrate" a birthday, I stamped happy birthday inside in the same navy ink. I feel it is a masculine card despite the yellow. This watch stamp reminds me of my husband's grandfather who had a pocket watch similar to this. That watch is hanging on a stand in my china cabinet.

Clean and simple. Right?

Next up is a card fo the February CAS Christmas Card Challenge. The clue this time is peace. I pulled out from my Christmas stash an oldie-but-goodie clear stamp from Woodware Craft Collection called Nordic Dove.

On a piece of PTI white, I lined up the dove and sentiment in my MISTI and inked them with VersMark. As someone else said, whatever did we ever do without a MISTI? On my first try, I forgot to use my embossing buddy. What a mess. Trying again, I heat embossed her with Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder for some special shine. The sentiment is from the same set. The top corners were rounded with my rarely used Corner Rounder. I used dimensional tape to attach the card front to a Basic Black card base. On the close up so you can see the pretty embossing somewhat better.

A really simple card - I hope not too simple It seems elegant to me in real life.

Time to walk Jessie again, so I'll say good night. Thanks for stopping in.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

A Bouquet For You


I am not sure if I have ever joined this challenge before, but when I saw CASology Week 330: Bouquet, I immediately thought of an old stamp that had not been used in ages. I have only this one from a old Stampin' Up! set dated 1993. I imagine it is long retired. The attached paper label shows that I bought it at a thrift store for $1.99.

Anyway, here is my card. I feel it is quite CAS and it was simple to make too. I hope you can see that I heat embossed the stamp of a bouquet that has the greeting curved above the flowers. I inked up the stamp with Catherine Pooler Premium Dye Ink called Midnight  and centered it on a piece of Papertrey Ink white cardstock. The ink nicely took Ranger Super Fine clear embossing powder so when I used my heat gun, the whole thing got nice and shiny. To add some texture, I ran the topper through my Big Shot using an embossing folder from Ultimate Crafts named Flourished Corners. The folder is new to me, but I cannot recall where I got it. I did see it on eBay. I like the way it surrounds the stamp. For a minute, I did think to go back and color in the flowers, but decided that I like it just fine as just black and white. The piece is glued onto a top folding A2 base card.

I am pleased with this attempt at CAS card making which is my favorite type to make.

Thank you for stopping by. I will visit you too, as I sure love getting comments. So be sure I can figure out how to reach you!

Sunday, January 27, 2019

To Thank Di


It's me again, twice in as many days. I just had to join Darnell on her blog djkardkreations, who has created a Blog Hop to thank Di from Pixie's Snippets Playground and offer my card of thanks to Diane. Di is the snippets queen who runs a terrific challenge every fortnight. She encourages us to use the leftover pieces (snippets) from our card making to make new ones. 

So here's my heartfelt Thanks, Di, for all you do.

This card is a CASE from a thank you card I saw and saved ages ago. The original was made by Lisa Addesa on her blog I'm in Haven where she had followed a sketch made by Chrissy Larson. Chrissy is the owner, designer and sketch artist for the on-going CAS(E) this Sketch! challenge. The sketch and card I tweaked was posted Aug. 23, 2017. I changed up the colors and used snippets that I had in my stash. My colors are Stampin' Up! Pool Party, Night of Navy, and Pretty in Pink. The thanks sentiment is one from Spellbinders called Phrases Set One circa 2015. I feel good using my oldies-but-goodies. Thanks Chrissy and Lisa.

I am quite pleased with my card. Hope you like it too. I am adding it to the Playground #344 'cuz I used so many snippets. 

Bye for now! Thanks for stopping by. 

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Two Needed Cards

Hello Again~

Here are a couple of cards made in the last week or so. Needed both a sympathy and a get well card. This week I have been reorganizing my craft space (again) so have been busy, but not making cards.

First up is a card made for my brother in Florida who had surgery recently.

Really a simple and easy card!. Making a masculine card wasn't a struggle this time. The blue plaid designer paper was a part of several freebie papers enclosed with an order from Concord & 9th. I stamped the bowl of soup and sentiment and embossed it with white embossing powder. This great stamp is a wooden one by Stampin' Up! called Get Well Soup. Love it. Did you hear SU isn't going to make and sell stamps in wood any longer? I, for one, am not happy about that. Someone suggested checking out the annual catalog from last June to snap up any wood stamps needed wanted.

Next is a card that I made for the daughters of my good friend Carol who passed away unexpectedly. I've been so sad about this. Carol was just my age...way to young to go. Sigh.

This card was made with my NBUS goodie from Concord & 9th.  I purchased the new complete Everyday Bouquet Turnabout Toolkit  and this is the second try making a card. The leafy turnabout stamp was inked up in Altenew Cool Summer Night  blue inks. There are four inks in nice blue colors and I used them all. I like doing the turnabout technique and can see doing it over and over. The stamping was done on a top folding A2 card of Papertrey Ink white cardstock that I use often. After it was done, I dry embossed just the card front with my trusty Swiss Dot folder by Cuttlebug. That was one of the first embossing folders I bought after getting the Cuttlebug machine. The centered white flower is made with a die that was a part of the kit too. I cut out several to add dimension. For the inside, I stamped the sentiment in the deepest blue shade. This wooden stamp is by Hero Arts from 2012. It is discontinued, but I did see it on eBay. I colored the flowers with my water pen dipped in the same blue inks from above.

Looking back at this post, I sure see a lot of the color blue. It really IS my favorite color!

Thanks for visiting. I sure appreciate all of you.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

My Twofer for January

Hello from frozen Minnesota!

Yesterday and today I finally decided what to do for Darnell's Twofer Card Challenge #12. The challenge calls for birds and I have so many it was hard to chose and I did not want to use an image already seen in the gallery.

I have chosen an older stamp by Inkadinkadoo. It does not have a name on it, but I love the baby birds sitting together on the branch. I found a picture of it on Pinterest but still couldn't see a name. Expect it is long retired. 

Here's my Twofer:

Aren't the birdies cute? Next are the two cards a bit more close up and some details on how they were made.

To make the cloudy sky I followed the good idea from Christine on her recent  It's a Card Days Night blog for CASology. Thanks, Christine. It really helped me. I used Ranger watercolor paper on the nubby side and watered it down greatly. Some Soft Sky reinker from Stampin' Up was dabbed on with a paint brush. While it dried I stamped the birds onto stash white cardstock with VersaMark. For the embossing powder (that I thought was light brown) and turned out to look like copper. Like it anyway, but don't know the powder maker company. I still love heat embossing, don't you? Then more fussy cutting!! My greeting is in SU Early Expresso ink using a square stamp from another older set called Spring Hills by Papertrey Ink. It was die cut with a stitched square die from the SU's Stitched Shapes set. I finished off the edges with a bit of the copper color too. The card base is SU's Island Indigo.
For my second card, I stamped the birds with Early Expresso ink, then covered them with some Wink of Stella. They were then cut out with an oval from the above shapes die set and popped up onto the card base. The base card is a long retired SU color called Creamy Carmel. I've been hoarding it. teehee  Sadly, I needed a masculine sympathy card, so stamped this sentiment from SU in Early Expresso again and heat embossed it. I felt the card need something extra, so finished up by adding a few coordinating enamel dots. I do tend to do use a lot of colored card bases since I love them and I do have quite a stash of colors.
 Lately I have been making cards with some new goodies and trying my hand at coloring with markers, so look for another couple of cards soon. Thanks for visiting. Please come back soon!

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Not An Ordinary Christmas Card

Hello Friends!  Happy New Year!

Because of the horrible rush to get my Christmas cards done and out this past December, I am going to join up with the CAS Christmas Cards challenge every month. Wish me luck on making a card each month! I am also linking it up to #343 at Pixie's Crafty Workshop. It's the 7th Anniversary for this challenge with Di. Happy Anniversary and thanks Di. Do make a snippets card and join the challenge if you have a chance. It is fun!

Some of my new goodies were still on my desk and I had already stamped a snippet of cardstock to try out a flower from Altenew's Sunlit Flower Making Kit. Because I love the color blue, I had colored it in Altenew Desert Night and Sea Glass inks. An aqua blue tint like these colors is OK, I hope. When I spotted the above challenge I knew I had to use the flowers and this is the result.

Also in my mess was my NBUS Hero Arts Fancy Die called Merry Christmas. Using a snippet of Inka-Gold Silver painted water color paper, I set to work. Can you see the nubby-ness and shine? The whole die was too big for my pieces of paper, so they are separated after some snipping. The flowers were fussy cut. I don't seem to mind doing that as much as before. For the background/base card, I gave some love to a long retired Stampin' Up! embossing folder just called Stripes. Sure had not used that it ages! The card is side folding but it could/should have been top folding.

So done! My first post for the new year. Many thanks for stopping by. :-) Please visit again!

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

A Last Snippets Card For 2018

Happy Boxing Day!

I am not English, but I celebrate Boxing Day. Why, you say? Because I came home on a past Christmas Day fresh from giving birth to my youngest daughter to find almost no food in the house. We had soup and crackers for dinner. Next door lived lovely people from England who when visiting to see baby Tanya, invited us to a special dinner on Boxing Day. What a wonderful memory that I suspect triggers my love for all my friends and visitors from England. Thanks for being my blogging friends!

Today I am posting my card for Pixie's Crafty Workshop # 342. It is a true snippets card. Still on my messy desk were/are a lot of left over cardstock bits including these letter negatives from a previous card. I've made this type of card before, last year I think. I am not sure who made the mirror silver paper, probably Stampin' Up!. The red sparkly snowflake is from My Favorite Things Filled with Joy die set cut from a snippet of glitter paper that is from SU. I used my trusty oldie but goodie Swiss Dots embossing folder from Cuttlebug for the background. It's one of my first embossing folders purchased when I started making cards in 2004. My, where has the time gone! The letters are from the Concord & 9th Joyful Noel die set. The dies are still available at last check.

Here is my card. I am quite satisfied, although Di is correct! cards with mirror cardstock are difficult to photograph. Now I have one Christmas card ready for next year!

Thanks so much for visiting today. I hope the rest of 2018 is good for you and Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and Happy 2019 to all my lovely followers and especially to the ones who comment. Thank you so much... I appreciate every one of you!


Friday, December 14, 2018

Lots of Snippets

Hello Again~

A quick card posting tonight, although it was not quick to finish. I struggled, as usual, about what to put inside. Ended with the Merry Christmas in red ink.

I do want to enter the latest challenge from Di at Pixie's Crafty Workshop. My card is for The Snippets Playground Challenge # 341. Di made a beautiful anniversary card and has wonderful prizes, but I am still rushing to get my Christmas cards finished. This one is for my daughter Stephanie.

I don't often make cute cards, but these reindeer just made me smile when I saw them online, so the stamps and dies came to live with me. All are cut from snippets of SU's Very Vanilla cardstock, it was fun coloring them with my Zigs and water color pencils. The little guy in the Santa hat has a touch of the new Hero Arts White Puff embossing powder to add some texture.

Here are more details. The festive reindeer set is another NBUS from The Greeting Farm called Dashing.  Luckily I remembered the video by Jennifer McGuire on cutting stamped images with the matching dies. That helped a lot. Used another snippet of paper to die cut a rectangle with Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Mats for the sentiment. It is from the same stamp set. I heat embossed it with Ranger Superfine Detail Gold embossing power. The snowy background was done right on the card front. This embossing folder is by Stampin' Up! called Softly Falling and it is still available. The reindeer are popped up with SU's Mini Dimensionals. The small sticky things are just the right size.

That's it for me. Back to making cards. Have about 10 left to finish, but they all get hand delivered, so I am okay.

Bye for now!

Friday, December 7, 2018

Challenges With Holiday Cards

Hello Again!

Happy December!  I should be making more holiday cards, but just had to participate in a couple of challenges.

First up is a card for a new to me Time Out Time Out Challenges #124  I do follow Anita at My Papercraft World and I even had the pleasure of meeting her a couple years ago!

My card today is for the December challenge asking for something joyful. Pretty things like snowflakes and silver glimmer paper make me joyful, thus my card. The card is CAS, but pretty, I think.

Using my new this season die from Poppy Stamps, Inc. called Seed Snowflake Joy, I cut a piece of Stampin' Up! Night of Navy cardstock. I backed up it with SU Glimmer Paper in Silver allowing a tiny edge to show at the sides.The panel was placed at an angle and simply glued to a card base of Papertrey Inc. Basic white cardstock.  Easy peasy, but I like it. 

Next up is a card for CAS Christmas Challenge asking for stars. I only have one on  this card. The Star of Bethlehem is fascinating the little fawn. Look at him staring. His eye is much blacker in real life as is his nose. He really is looking at the bright star, IMH.

The sitar is cut from the same silver glimmer paper and is the smaller die by Memory Box, Inc. called Star of Wonder. The little fawn is made from a Hero Arts October 2018 Kit stamp and die and done on kraft cardstock. I highlighted his spots with a SU Chalk Marker. As I am showing him at night, the background is black cardstock. Can you see that I used a Tim Holtz/Sizzix die but embossed with it instead of cutting. A SU stitched white circle highlights the fawn making him a star too! The snow is made with the Lacquer Pen from the same kit and my NBUS HA White Puff embossing powder. 

My last card is the only one mailed so for. I made a Hanukkah card for a friend. I do not have a greeting stamp, however, several years ago bought this Menorah stamp from Northwoods Rubber Stamps.

The Menorah is stamped in StazOn Jet Black ink onto a silver circle recycled from a peanut butter jar inside seal. A piece of SU dark blue Glimmer Paper from last year's Glimmerr Paper Assortment pack was embossed with the SU Seasonal Wreath Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (whew, what a long name) for more texture. I cut away the center of the wreath to showcase the lighted candles. The candles were wicked with yellow Wink of Stella. I placed a white frame cut with the PTI Pierced Feature Frame Dies to anchor the focal point onto some Basic Gray base. I just wrote a note inside. Done and mailed in time for some of the many days of celebration.

So that's it for now. Back to making cards to hand deliver. Thank you for visiting.


Sunday, December 2, 2018

November CCC

Hello Friends!

I was quite pleased with the card I sent to Lucille in CO for the November challenge at the Card Chain Challenge. Many of my favorite bloggers play there too. Check it out, and join the group in 2019! I think I will duplicate this card (not my usual thing) to send out to someone as I finish up my personal cards. I haven't received my card from Spain, yet, but it is always special getting cards from new cyber friends. Something to look forward to.

Here is my card.

The colors challenge this time called for ivy, holly and gold plus one of the theme ideas was deer, so I managed to get all into this card. Rudolph is practicing for his up-coming trip! The deer die is cut from Stampin' Up! gold cardstock. It is from Simon Says Stamp, called Dancing Deer. It is a two piece die set. Rudolph's nose is red bling from my stash. I particularly love the bright red paper used for the base. It is Lipstick Red also from SSS. The little trees are part of the Fremont Pine Landscape die by Poppy Stamps. They are tucked into a curvy snow hilltop cut with a SugarPea Design die from the Card Front Element Builder set. See, I still use many, many online companies for my card making treasures as well as getting from my local craft store, Crafters Haven which is in Minneapolis.

Well, I have 10 holiday card fronts made but not finished inside, so gotta get busy. Take care and thanks for visiting today. Thanks too for commenting. They are always such a treat to read. I will visit you too, honest. 

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Christmas Cards Are Challenging

Hello Fellow Card Makers!

Entering a card today for the Muse: ChristmasVisions #114  Am regretful about not joining much, as I do love seeing the cards and inspiration. When I saw the "free for all" challenge, I decided to post a card made a while back but not blogged about. Have only finished a few Christmas cards.

I've put the Merry Christmas greeting inside since I could not figure out where to put a sentiment on the front.

This card was made with many snippets so  I am also entering it into the Pixie's Crafty Workshop Playground Challenge # 340.

The snippets are the white cardstock for the sweater itself, including all the separate ribbing pieces at the cuffs, collar and hem. The silver snowflakes and the sentiment are snippets of paper too. It just occurred to me that I that I could add a red circle into the center of the snowflake on the sweater to match the greeting. Done; looks better, in real life.

Here are the details. The background is from Michael's Recollections Paper in a nice gray stripe. The sweater is by Elizabeth Craft Designs, a die called Winter Sweater. The snowflake is from there too. I've looked everywhere and cannot find the embossing folder that I used for texture. Senior moment(s) and a messy desk! Sigh. The silver and red shiny cardstock is from Stampin' Up! To adhere the small pieces as well as the greeting, I used Stick It. A wonderful invention! The sentiment dies are from a NBUS set also from Elizabeth Crafts called Words 5-Winter Wishes. Got it on a recent sale. I am really pleased with this card. Think I'll send it to a friend in a warm place. Teehee

Bye for now. Must really get some more Christmas cards done. Anyone else as late creating as me? Thank you for visiting.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

My Twofer, Finally!

Hello!!  A couple of nights ago I finally finished my Twofer for November. This one is for Twofer Card Challenge #11  Where has this year gone? I really struggled trying to do something different. Here we go; am smiling now.

Two Together:


I have used this wreath before to make a get well card, so this time I was thinking about encouraging someone. The wreath and sentiments are from the Gina K. Designs set called We Can Do This. I had this Darice little squires embossed piece of purple cardstock in my "to do" box. The wreath is stamped in Stampin' Up! Lemon Lime Twist, which is a great fairly new and cheerful green, IMHO. The white cardstock is all Linen Cardstock Fresh Snow from Papertrey Ink. I used a Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Mats die too. My style seems to lean to layers, so a snippet of black anchors the top layer. I am coming late to the sequins user party, but am getting to like them after all. Here I scattered a few coordinating purple ones from a Neat & Tangled  package. Placement of sequins is still hard for me, though.

For some reason I thought of a Venn Diagram when I started to make a second card. When did I learn about that? About a hundred years ago. Tee hee  Although I did use Christmas colors, (SU's Real Red and retired Handsome Hunter), my mind somehow saw a Valentine's Day card. A matching and bigger heart is also part of the above named set. The sentiment is from the old stand-by SU set, Teeny Tiny Wishes. I do get a lot of use of that set! I did think that I was all finished with the card, but it did seem to be missing something. Light bulb time! I used another Darice embossing folder. It's called Hearts Background. Now I am quite happy with the card.

Done for another month. Thanks to Darnell and her gang for encouraging me to create and use my stuff!

Friday, November 16, 2018

A Few of My Latest Cards & A Challenge

Hello Again - Thanks for visiting!!  Lots of cards this time. Read on if you have time! 

Card #1: 

On the left is the front of the card I made for my grandson Gavin's 17th birthday. On the right is the inside. He loves puzzles and has since he was a toddler, so the puzzle die set from Stampin' Up! called Puzzle Pieces was a must to add to my collection. I first cut the pieces in scrap white adhering them together with tape on the back, thus creating my focal point. The sentiment is from an unknown may be a freebie received with an online order. The enamel dots are also SU. The inside is the piece de resitance. I stamped happy birthday, (sorry I don't recall which one) in white ink on some black cardstock and used the die again. I scrambled the pieces and put them in a small clear bag, then stapled that to the inside blank space. I cut some of the bigger puzzle pieces to add some color and glued them underneath. Done. Gavin said it was quite a fun card. Easy to assemble, but fun.

Card #2:

I mentioned before that I was experimenting with making shaker cards. Here I used the My Favorite Things Trio Shaker Pouches along with the matching dies. My card was made for a neighbor who turned 90 recently! She is a wonder, still working part time, volunteering, traveling and driving all over. The sequins are from Taylored Expressions and the die cut balloon is the small one from a SU punch. I added Glossy Accents to the balloon backed with paper from PaperTrey Ink called Bitty tar Basics. I love the purple stars. Inside I used the same paper to die cut congrats with a die from Queen & Co. Word Dies #1.  I really struggle with making shaker cards, but the plastic inserts to hold the sequins does help.

Card #3:

This card is a re-make of one I posted a while back, but because I wasn't happy with the words I tore it apart. Reuse and recycle. Right? Then I re-glued the leaves onto a new card front in SU Very Vanilla. Looks white here, but the Fall colors look better on the cream. I am much happier with the CAS look. Inside I stamped Happy Thanksgiving with the SU wooden Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp onto a small banner. That went atop another orange leaf like the middle one on the front, and I was done. This card has been mailed to family in Florida.


Last but not least is another shaker card that will go into my stash for an upcoming birthday. I am entering it in Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge #339.

The snippets used are an left over piece of alcohol inked paper in pretty blues and greens which is the back holding the sequins. The frame I made from PTI Linen cardstock die cut with Poppy Stamps Small Madison Window. Remember that? I snipped off the interior cross pieces leaving this nice open space to showcase the pretty background. Used thick double sided tape to adhere a snippet of clear acrylic to hold in the sequins. Not sure who made the sequin mix, but it is all silver and has stars too. The happy birthday on a white snippet banner was stamped in Encore Silver with a stamp from Lawn Fawn that I received on my birthday! To finish, I embossed the front of the card base with the SU folder called Lucky Stars. The beautiful blue is SU and called Pacific Point.

So that is it for me this time. Whew! Thanks so much for visiting tonight. Prayers and good thoughts to all those affected* by the fires in CA. I feel so badly for those in my former beloved California. Lived there 30 years, don't you know.

*edited to correct my grammar.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Some Snippets!!

Hello and Happy November~

It is getting close to the closing of one of my favorite challenges, the one  from Pixie's Crafty Workshop. Today I am entering the latest challenge, Pixie's Playground Challenge #338.

I had this snippet of Stampin' Up! cardstock in Tempting Turquoise (I think) on my desk after again trying to make a shaker card. More about that later. Also had several circles cut out in various colors. Anyway, this card is the result. All of the dogs and his accessories are cut from snippets of basic white Papertrey Ink cardstock, stamped and colored with watercolor pencils. The dogs are celebrating my new dog  Jessie (see previous post) and of course, Di's new puppy.

I tried to color these cute dog pictures in colors matching my Jessie who is multicolored buff, white, with a little black. To me, he is the world's best friend and I am thrilled to have him. The base card is an A2 size. The cute dog cut outs are from My Favorite Things set called Puppy Pals. I am lucky to have both the stamps and dies. The sentiment is from a NBUS set to me, the Hero Arts October monthly kit. I do need to craft with more of it, as the kits has wonderful images and sentiments. I used both Karat Aquarell pencils from Staedtler and Art Grip Acuarelle from Faber-Castell. My trusty watercolor pen did the rest. I really do love water coloring this way. 

A short post today, but I've really been busy making cards, so more posts coming up.

Thanks for visiting.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Good News & A Bunch Of Cards


My good news is that I have adopted a dog. His name is Jessie who is right now asleep on my bed. He came to me on Thursday and we are doing really well together. Jessie is 10, a former puppy mill dog who is learning how to be a regular dog and trust humans. He is a Shih Tzu, the same breed of dog I've had before, and used to foster. He is skittish, but coming along beautifully after many weeks with a foster mom and now with me.  We've work to do, but I love, love him already.

Next up are the last of my Halloween cards. These I made for my 3 teenage grand kids. First is a Pop Out Explosion card CASED from Dee Slater, a Stampin' Up! demo who made a great video on YouTube. The photo on the left shows my card closed with the belly band in place, and the one on the right show it open. The card has gone in the mail, so I apologize for the poor photography.
All the paper supplies and kitty punch are from SU. The Happy Halloween sentiment stamp is by Recollections from Michael's. The card was quite a struggle to make for this spacial relationship challenged crafter, but in the end I am pleased.

Next is the one made especially for my youngest grand daughter who still loves purple. Aren't the ghosts cute? It is called Ghost Collage from Poppy Stamps. I cut if from white cardstock and placed behind it a leftover piece of alcohol inked paper in purples and black from my stash. The card base is also white cardstock, however, an extra piece was glued behind the inked piece as some of the colors bled through. Inside I used the same sentiment from above and put near it just one of the ghosts cut from black c.s. just for fun.

Lastly is the card made for my only grandson, Gavin, who is turning 17 next week. He has a pet mouse as well as a cat AND a hedgehog. SU paper used here and the owl and the mouse stamps are all found in the set called Spooky Cat. Unfortunately it is retired. The window is the Small Madison Window also from Poppy Stamps. I put a snippet of clear packaging behind the window to look like glass. Can you see the owl is sitting on a little branch and looking right at the mouse? lol The grands don't go out trick or treating any longer, of course, but I know they like candy and Halloween.

If you can stand one more card, read on.

I am posting the card I made for the October CCC exchange. It is so fun getting cards from around the US and the world. I got mine for Kenya today!

My card has been received by Gail (also known as Ionabunny) who is one of the wonderful monthly coordinators. She lives in Norway. The challenge this month color options were denim, cornflower and white. I used SU Dapper Denim for the sentiment and the faux wings from a old SU bird punch (cannot find the name). The funny Bird of Paradise die is by My Favorite Stamps Die-Namics and I only have the dies, not the stamps. Sigh. They sold out before I could get them, but the dies were on sale! The requested theme sentiment is from the SU Eastern Beauty set, popular last year but hardly used by me.

So that is it for now. Thanks so much for visiting! I'll come visit you too! Promise!