Saturday, October 20, 2018

Sketchy Saturday - Finally!

Yep you read that right.... Sketchy Saturday!

It has been awhile and I had not planned on being away this long! In the summer I was away so much that I decided to take a bit of a break. Then as I was getting back into the groove... my computer crashed. It took a few weeks for the new one to arrive, then a couple more for someone to come and install it and get stuff from my old computer....

Anyways, I'm back and ready to post weekly sketches again!

For today's sketch I decided to play with the Hello Pumpkin collection once again and of course that lovely woodgrain paper from the Grateful Heart collection

I layered bits of the pattern paper, I love adding the blue with the orange and black... makes it have a 'cuter' feel don't you think? The haunted house die cut is from the Hello Pumpkin complements. I then added some of the burlap ribbon, twine and stitching for some texture. The little ghost is from the Hello Pumpkin Scrapbook stamp set. I stamped then cut him out and mounted on foam squares. I then wanted a feeling of stars in the sky so I added some little sequins. 

As a final touch I added some of the Hello Pumpkin Washi Tape to the top and bottom of the card and then over stamped it with the Stitched Border stamp



This is today's sketch for the Sparkly Inks card drive!

Now I would love to see your take on the sketch! 

Friday, October 19, 2018

CLC and CAS-ual Fridays Blog Hop Collaboration

Hi everyone, I hope that you are enjoying the hop!Remember to leave comments along the way to win one of three $25 Gift Certificates to CAS-ual Friday Stamps! Commenting to close on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 11:55 pm pacific. Winners to be posted on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps + Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog on Saturday, October 27th.

I used some Elle's Studio papers and then combined them with a couple stamps from CAS-ual Fridays. I used the Coffee Talk and Time for Coffee stamp sets  I die cut the coffee cup and sentiment using the Coffee Cup Fri - Dies

What do you think? Do you agree with the sentiment on the cup? I am loving adding a sentiment to my coffee cups these days.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Inspired By.... Halloween

The new Inspired By challenge is up and it is a little spooky ;)

I actually decided to create two cards... very different ones, but two and they both use the same sketch (for the Sparkly Inks card drive.... more on that later)

My first card is pretty literal as I went with the colors and the theme... but I am not a skull person (though for Halloween I do adorn my fireplace and mantle with skulls, bones, poison jars etc - similar to the photo actually) - thus I went with a cute Halloween.

I used the Hello Pumpkin collection from CTMH once again. I am having fun with this collection and knew I would, and believe me... it is one of the reasons I re signed on as a CTMH consultant!

I had to add some of the items from the Complements pack and that adorable ghost from the Scrapbooking Stamp set... he is just too cute!

To create the witch hat, I used my Silhouette file. I then also cut out the witching hour sentiment from the pattern paper. 


Now next up... I thought the colors from the inspiration would work well for a Christmas card too so I used the same sketch and created a Christmas card using the 'Tis the Season paper pack.  

I stamped the frame from the 'Tis the Season Cardmaking stamp set, trimmed it then tucked it behind the pattern paper. 

Now if you know me at all, you know I can't make winter/holiday cards without some snowflakes so I had to have the Winter Flurries die set, which I can see being used a lot!  I stapled them on because, well.... staples ;)

I then fussy cut the bucket of greenery from the pattern paper and if that wasn't enough, the little bow is fussy cut and adhered as well. I then mounted it on foam squares for dimension and as a final touch, sprinkled some Loose Sequins - Silver - here and there.... 

--> my tip... to adhere sequins you NEED small - like mini- glue dots and good tweezers... :) 


Ok, so here is the inspiration... are you still with me? ;) Fun one hey?

Now that Sparkly Inks Card drive? The details are here and it is for a great cause.... there is a new sketch for each day of the month! I used this sketch for these cards:

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Thankful for Fall

I am up on the A Flair for Buttons blog today sharing the last of my 'Thankful' cards.... as I have moved onto Halloween and shortly.... Christmas!

The papers are the Grateful Heart collection by CTMH, yes another Grateful Heart project.... ;)

I punched out some leaves and used twine to add some 'movement' to the leaves. I then scattered sequins and the Grateful Heart Cork shapes along with a button from AFFB (check out the blog for more details). The stamped sentiment is from this months SOTM (Thanks & Giving).... it's only around for a couple more weeks so be sure to nab it!


Monday, October 15, 2018

Happy Halloween

I have another Halloween card to share with you today. I have a couple people who have hosted parties for me this month so they will be getting Hallowe'en themed thank you cards :)

Once again I have used the Hello Pumpkin collection and that cute little ghost from the Hello Pumpkin Scrapbooking set. 

I fussy cut the bat and moon from one of the pieces of pattern paper. The ghost is mounted on foam squares for some dimension. Once again, loving those Hello Pumpkin shapes. As a final touch I added some sequins to the sky.


Sunday, October 14, 2018

Be a Unicorn combining Christmas and Halloween papers on a Halloween layout

Two layouts in one day?! Not just 2 cards but layouts! Yep... I was supposed to go on a day hike with hubby and trust me... it is an all day straight up mountain kind of hike. I would have gone but.... we have been very busy lately and for the most part I need Sundays to recoup.... some 'me/alone/craft' time. I haven't had it for the last few Sundays. As the hike was getting closer, more and more people were going (hubby's friends) so I let it be a 'guy' thing ;) so I could be at home doing my 'girl' thing!

I have taken advantage of it so far and thus have a second layout. Next on the agenda is to make some soup, clean the house, run and then back to crafting.

For this layout, I am so happy that I saved the photo for now. The mixture of papers worked out so well as I didn't want traditional Halloween papers for such a cute photo!

I combined the Hello Pumpkin with the Oh What Fun collection and you can't even tell that the Oh What Fun is actually a Christmas pack!

I sprinkled bits of the Hello Pumpkin Complements here and there on the layout to complement the theme. 

I used the Hello Pumpkin shapes to add a dot to the 'i' in Unicorn. I cut the title with my Silhouette.


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