Monday, October 28, 2013


The challenge this week is Signs Of Fall at FCCB. Fall is finally here in the south. It's time to visit the pumpkin patch.  Here is my pumpkin card, a sure sign of Fall.

I used kraft card stock for my base.  The pretty fall paper is from DCWV, All Seasons.  I used a stamp and die set from MCT time for my sentiment.  I placed some burlap behind the sentiment for texture and added an  orange sheer ribbon from Offray.  
The pumpkin was cut at 2.00" from Happy Hauntings.  Instead of cutting the pumpkin from patterened paper I cut it out of white card stock.  Remember our summer challenge were we used digital images from The Paper Nest?  Well I have been practicing coloring and I think I did a much better job coloring this pumpkin. I used watercolor makers from Inkadinkadoo in terra cotta and olive green.  It really helps if you have a water brush to do the blending. I found one at my local Joann's. I used a 50% off coupon so it wasn't too expense. 
Hope my fall card inspires you to join our challenge this week. Link up at FCCB and have fun crafting.

Bye, Bye for Now 

Thursday, October 24, 2013


I would like to share another card I made for Halloween. I am entering it in the following challenges.
Simon Says Stamps - Halloween
Pink Elephant - Trick or Treat

I used My Minds Eye Wicked Merchant Malvado paper stack and embellishments. It was quick and easy with everything already matched in color and style. 
Thanks for looking.
Bye, Bye for Now

Monday, October 21, 2013

Challenge # 183 at FCCB

This weeks challenge is to make a home decor project. I made this Halloween banner using two Cricut cartridges, Happy Haunting and Celebrate with a Flourish. I had diffuculty photographing the entire banner into one picture so I took several pictures showing the detail of it in sections.


I used the Vampire font from Happy Haunting for my letters to spell SPOOKY. The first flag has a witch flying across the moon from Celebrate with a Flourish. I used eyelash trim in red and black and black sheer ribbon. I cut several frames from Happy Haunting and used aged gold embossing powder to make them look like aged metal.  I used several stickers and brads from my Halloween stash and the paper line I used was from DCWV Ghosts and Goblins. 
That's it. Hope you enjoyed
and get inspired to make your own project
Link up to our challenge at FCCB

Bye, Bye for Now, 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Welcome Fall Card

I made a card for The Shabby Tea Room Challenge this week. The challenge is to use a fall theme including leaves and pumpkins and a stamped image. Here is my card.

I used a digital image from Janet's Digital Paper. The A2 sized card is made with brown card stock.
I used some orange polka dot paper scrap added some burlap and orange gingham ribbon. The sentiment and image is a stamp and die from My Creative Time. I cut the leaves on my Cricut.

Here's a tip. 
 I knew I would be making a lot fall projects and would need leaves so when I made my fall challenge card for FCCB I cut lots of leaves in various sizes using fall colors.  I pop dotted several onto this fall card.

I distressed the edges and inked them with Vintage Photo, Tim Holtz. I rounded the corners and added some orange bling and done.

Bye, Bye, for Now 

Monday, October 14, 2013

Challenge #182 Black and Purple

Ready for Halloween?  I love creating projects for Halloween. My favorite Cricut cartridge is Happy Haunting.  I have made these coffin treat boxes for the last two Halloween's.  They are always a hit.  I made this one out of black and purple cardstock.

Before gluing the lid of the box together I embossed it with my Cuttlebug folder Skulls and Scrolls. For the sentiment I used a stamp from MCT Treats for my Sweet. This is a stamp set from last year and it has a lot of great Halloween sentiments and images. The ribbon is black sheer from Offray and the button is from Liz's Paper Loft. Love how it sparkles. The flower is from my stash.  I tied the little bow and tag with black hemp.
It was very simple to construct.  After cutting the base and the lid @ 8" I used my bone folder to score on the lines. I used Score tape to put it all together. The glue I have did not dry fast enough and the box kept coming apart. The Score tape seemed to work best.

Hope you will join us this week at FCCB. Show us your black and purple creations. 

Bye, Bye, for Now

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Halloween Card #1

It's raining here today. Remanents of Karen in the Gulf. Great time to craft for Halloween. I made this card using an image from Gecko Galz. I wanted to share it with everyone.

Here is the inside.

The paper I used is from My Mind's Eye "Haunted".  I used a Martha Stewart punch on the orange chevron paper for the drippy effect. I used orange stickles on the image to highlight her dress and the pumpkin. The ribbon is black sheer from Offray and I used a rhinestone button from Liz's papaer loft tied with black hemp. The Witche's Brew label is from the paper collection. I crumpled it up to distress it. All the edges are inked with Tim Holtz Black Soot. For accent I used black adhesive pearls in two groups of three.   

Hope you like it. I will be posting more during this week. Check back to see what I've been creating for Halloween. 

Bye, Bye for Now