Thursday, October 29, 2015

PCC #123

Hi Everyone.
It's almost Halloween. Are you ready?

PaperCrafters Corner is more than ready. Challenge 123 features PUMPKINS!

My card does not. :) I used the colors. Especially the orange.

I used Colorbox white ink to stamp the flowers and sentiment. The flowers are colored using Prismas. I recently learned that Prismas show up on black. That makes me happy.

While I had the stamps out I made a second card. 

I stamped on 7 Gypsies paper and colored the flowers with Spectrum Noir markers. It took 2 tries to get the stamping right. I mistakenly thought I had enough room for the top flower without masking the one next to it. Oops. Instead of throwing it out I cut out the one good flower. I added it to the bottom flower with a pop dot. I actually like it better. 

Hope you all have a safe, fun Halloween!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Halloween configurations FUN

Happy Halloween.
A little early.

Today's creepy post is brought to you by a PaperCrafters Corner make a Tim Holtz configurations book. PCC's new creative team member made one. It's amazing!!

Here's mine:

Some close-ups

I made the spider from my stash of beads. It was painted with  Deco Art black paint then I added Ranger dauber paint in silver to match the skeletons.
I used the same technique from the spider to color the bottle and skull ring on the right and the skull beads on the left.The chandelier is from Blue Moon beads. I colored the pearl with a sharpie. I couldn't find any pumpkins I liked so I made both from salt dough and then painted them. The moon scene is from the packaging,
 The chains are from old jewelry, the bat from dollar tree, and the bottles are Blue Moon Beads. The locket/mirror I found in my stash. If you look close you just might see a ghost.
I made the books from scraps. The tombstone is from Dollar Tree. The bottle idea came from Brandy. 
The crystal balls idea aslo came from Brandy. I used salt sough to make the witch hat.  
The blood stone are rocks from my yard. The ax is from Blue Moon Beads.

Dollar Tree-Skeletons, skulls, bat
Michael's-spider web
Tuesday morning-bottles
Pat Catans-stack of skull beads
Blue Moon beads-chandelier, bottles, weapons
Everything else came from my stash.
Paint-Deco  Art-black; Ranger dauber-silver; Apple Barrel-pavement & white
Inks-Colorbox chalk ink for aging the paper
Liquitex texture paste
Papers-Glitz; American Crafts-silver paper (thanks Steph)

This was so much fun to make! So much so that I plan on making a Christmas one. 
Anything you want to see closer or info about just ask in the comments. Thanks for looking. 

Saturday, October 24, 2015

PCC #122 & a special card

Hi Everyone! 
I hope LIFE is treating you well. 

This week's challenge at PaperCrafters Corner is Halloween/Thanksgiving themed.

Love the dark look of this cover. For my card I used a Darice embossing folder and FaberCastel chalk pencils, Colorbox white ink, and a Unity stamp. I wanted it to have that dark look of the inspiration piece. 

PaperCrafters Corner has a new magazine challenge every week. I'd love to see more players. :)
They're also having a Tim Holtz configurations book challenge! The deadline is Nov. 13th.  I'm working on my entry but I used the box instead of the book. (I hope that's ok) I'm hoping to have it done soon. It's so much FUN!

The second card I made was at the request of my sister. In her job she meets lots of people. All types of people but mostly those with families. I don't know how this started but when she sees someone in crisis like a family member with a drug addiction, medical issue, etc. She gives them a small stone cross. Like a worry stone. That person keeps it until their issue is resolved.Then it is passed to someone else. She wanted a card to go with the cross and this is what I made.

Inside she'll put the directions for the stone cross. I stamped a Unity sentiment on the inside that reads "faith. hope. love. live by it always."
I used another Darice folder and Spellbinders crosses.


Wednesday, October 14, 2015


Hi Everyone! 

This week's challenge at PaperCrafters Corner is another Halloween themed magazine cover. 

I really liked the blues and purple colors and used them to make my card.

I used Unity's Create Your Day by Susan K. Weckesser.   I created a simple little scene and colored it with Prismacolor colored pencils. I love the whimsical look of these stamps. I also love the sentiment "Create your Day". It's something I try to do. 

Surprisingly, this also fits the autumn Create to Live challenge on Susan's blog

The colors are similar and the challenge to 'Enjoy the Simple Things" works as well. Just looking at this image and my card reminds me of simpler, childhood days spent drawing and coloring. 

I thought you might want a little update on my afghan.

So far I have made 5 of these squares. It took almost a whole 1 pound skein. I realized I'm going to need 2 more skeins of yarn to complete the afghan. :)

Have a great week!!

Friday, October 9, 2015

PCC #120

Hi Everyone!

I am happy to say my eye is all better! In celebration I bought some yarn to make myself an afghan. 

I hope I bought enough yarn. 

Anyway....This week's PaperCrafters Corner challenge is Halloween themed. 

It's an adorable image but I rarely make Halloween cards. Since my daughter is away at school more this year I decided to make one for her. 

I used Derwent Inktense blocks to color this Inkadinkado stamp. I think she'll like it. :)
I hope you'll play along this week. 

Friday, October 2, 2015

PCC #119

Hi Everyone!

My daughter is coming home this weekend!! I'm so excited. We'll be celebrating her 22nd birthday while she's home too. Busy weekend ahead. 

This week's PaperCrafters Corner challenge is awesome! It's monochromatic!

I was going to use a stamp with books and take this challenge literally. But, I already had a Unity set out called In my Garden by Susan K. Weckesser. 

It started out as masking practice. Then coloring practice. Then adding white with a jelly roll pen that I found. Then I had a card! :)

If you haven't tried the PaperCrafters Corner weekly challenge, you should. It's always an interesting image for inspiration.