Thursday, October 29, 2015

Pumpkins!!!

Something Yummy (something to eat) is this week's challenge at DRS Designs

I have these great pumpkins I sit out this time of year, and I love them.  They look super old because they are crackled.  I was thinking I could replicate them with the DRS Designs Oval Stained Glass stamp and it worked out wonderfully.


I also used these other DRS Designs images:

Script Font Background
Open Leaf
Thanksgiving Thinking of You (cut down)
(New)  Wood Grain  Background Stamp

I love how the card looks next to the pumpkin!

I also used a button, some burlap ribbon, lots of yellow, orange, and walnut stain ink (sponged on), and my SU! Oval, and Martha Stewart Branch punches (my two all time favorite punches). 

Now, I am thinking about some pumpkin bread, or pumpkin pie, or pumpkin cheesecake!

Hugz

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Plan B Inspiration

I have had a lot of my "Plan A"s go bad lately, but, luckily, a lot of my "Plan B"s have been working out pretty good. This great DRS Designs sentiment, Nothing Goes Right, is great inspiration for people who are facing some Plan A failures.  I stamped it on some white paper and then started sponging some of my favorite distress inks all over.  I wasn't happy with the result so I took a circle I had punched and sponged around it until I was happy with the result.  Next I sponged two of the new hot air balloon images and added them too.
 
I hope all your "Plan A"s work out this week, but, if not, I hope your "Plan B"s are just as good. 

Hugz

 
 
 
 
 

Monday, October 26, 2015

Some Halloween Cards

Did a few last minute Halloween cards this weekend - I need to get them in the mail - these will be the only ones I am mailing this year.
 
 
This card is for the Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge - this week it is all about Halloween.  The sponsor is A Day for Daisies. I was unfamiliar with this company until this challenge and I have to say that I love their whimsical images.  This is Little Witch on Fence and she was so easy to color up.  I colored the fence, the cats, and a few parts of her outfit and then I sponged on some super Halloween colored Distress inks.  Added a few doodles and some white gel pen - didn't take long at all!
 
 

This card was done for the Splitcoast Stampers Inspiration challenge.  My inspiration was a tiny ghost charm.  Can you find my little shy ghost?



My images are from DRS Designs - Silhouette Majestic Pines and Silhouette Grave Yard.  Sponged the whole thing with Memento black and TH Distress Victorian Velvet.  Added in some SU! Dazzling details.  Super fast card with no coloring. 

Hugz!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Fall Balloons

Love the current challenge at DRS Designs  - Fall-ing for You (use Fall colors, images, dies, papers, etc.).  DRS Designs has some new Fall stamps coming out in a few days.  I used the leaf pile and the new balloon stamp.  I have several balloon stamps but this one is my favorite because I love the size, the sharp lines and the way the basket is done.

I grew up in the hot air balloon capital of the world, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Fall is the best time for balloons there.  They host the International Balloon Festival each Fall when thousands and thousands of balloons fly overhead and land all over the place.  I remember talking to the pilots when they flew over my backyard, having balloons land at school, and just laying in the grass and watching hundreds go by at a time. When I got older, I joined a balloon team that travelled around the Southwest - some of my fondest memories!


When I made this card, I was inspired by the Saturday Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers and here is the image that inspired me:


I found it HERE on Pinterest but couldn't find the name of the artist.  I chose this illustration as my inspiration because of the way he or she did the forest floor.  I tried to replicate the pointillism on the forest floor by using my SU! Alcohol markers.  I ended up feeling that the ground needed more so I sponged on some distress ink. I had my Tim Holtz sunburst/ray stencil on my desk so I sponged it on as well.  Next, I felt the card needed a great background so I added in the DRS Designs Winter Trees stamp.  I feel that I captured one of the wonderful Fall days I remember from my childhood.  Fun!

Many hugz!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

GrandBaby Pics

I haven't been very good at posting or visiting the last month and here is why:



Isn't he sweet?  He is my newest Grandson, Patton.  He was born 7 weeks early and had to stay in the NICU for a few weeks, but now he is home!  They live right behind me so I can sneak in a little hug pretty often.  Here is a picture of the little family:


Love these pictures.  We also started a flea market both (my daughter in the pictures and I) and it has been taking up some time as well. 

I am going to catch up on my visits tomorrow - today I have to run to some garage sales and to a Diabetes walk (what was I thinking). 

Many hugz!!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Thinking Pink/Warrior Spirit

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, my card today is for all the people out there battling this tough disease and the people who are there supporting them.  Several women in my family and close circle of friends have had to face down Breast Cancer.  Right now my Mother and my cousin are doing their second battles with it.  They are admirable women facing it with poise, courage, determination and very positive attitudes.


I love this DRS Designs  Cancer Is...Greetiing, it is very inspirational and something I could read every day.  I hand drew and cut my pink feathers and colored them with distress inks and Frantage.
I added them to represent the warrior spirit of those facing cancer.

Hope you are having a great week!  I have been spending lots of time with my grandsons lately and haven't been visiting everyone like I should.  I will be by to catch up this weekend. 

Many hugz!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

A Flying Pig

The news DRS Designs Challenge is to make a Spooky or Cutesy Halloween card.  I went with Cutesy although the thought of a pig flying a broom is a bit scary!
 
 

For my background, I stamped the DRS Designs Starry Background stamp all over and then sponged a bunch of SU! Elegantly Eggplant.   I used a Spell Binder die to cut the main panel and sponged it with a bit of green.  I added the Leonard Pig's Dance of Joy image (I popped it up) and the Butt Look Good Greeting on the panel.  I added a little black hand cut hat to Leonard so he would look more like a warlock and I handmade my broom from some burlap, a toothpick, and some rolled kraft paper.  The spiderweb doily is from SU!

Fun challenge - hope you will come and play too.

Hugz

Friday, October 2, 2015

A Treat for You Card

The newest DRS Designs Challenge is to use some metal on your card.  A super fun challenge as the possibilities are limitless!!!  I went with some Aluminum Foil used as my cupcake liner.  Love me some cupcakes and this new DRS Designs RIP Tombstone image is perfect for a cupcake topper!!! 
 
 

I added the A Treat for You Greeting in the middle of my Tim Holtz Spiderweb die cut and sponged some ink around the edges using the SU! Halloween doily as a stencil (I then used the doily as my bg).  The ef I used is from Sizzix.  I mixed some white acrylic paint in my modeling paste to get some icing for my cupcake (the cupcake was made using the Cherry Top Cupcake image by DRS Designs).

A fun Halloween card!

Hugz!