Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Make-a-Card Monday: SSS October Kit Club Cards

I get the Simon Says Stamp monthly card kit and, lately, I have been having trouble "killing" it. "Killing" a kit means using up all the products provided. Really, I shouldn't be having any problem with this because the kits seem to be made for me but with everything going on in life, I have fallen behind. Anyhoo, I finally killed the October kit! Here are the cards I created.


These cards I CASEd (copy and share everything) from the design team idea sheet that comes with the kit. As soon as I get my kit open, I turn this sheet over and don't look at it until I've created a couple, three cards on my own because I get their gorgeous cards stuck in my head and then that's all I want to make. :)

Thanks for looking! Hope this finds you happy and healthy. :)

Included in the kit...

Monday, October 28, 2013

Make-a-Card Monday: BOO!

Halloween is upon us! What do you do for Fright Night? Our neighborhood always has the "Halloween Extravaganza" and has for over 30 years. We block off the streets and, after the costume contest, the neighbors line the sidewalks with their chairs and tables, giving out candy to the trick-or-treaters as they parade past. At the end of the parade is a carnival, complete with haunted house (one for the kids and one for the adults), outdoor movie (It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown), and TONS of treats, including sno-cones, popcorn, and cotton candy, all made to order. It's, honestly, one of the greatest things in Houston (right up there with Lights in the Heights) and people come from all over town to join us.

The kids want to be I'll let you know on Thursday. :)

So in honor of this fun day, I created some Halloween cards for my nearest and dearest. :)

These cards were created using stamps from the Michaels dollar spot. I can't even remember when I got them. I *think* I found them this summer but that doesn't make much sense. Then again, stores are putting out holiday decorations earlier and earlier. :) I colored the images with my Prismacolor pencils. Next, time I will try a green face on the little witch. :) All the circles were cut using my Nestablilities using black, SU Elegant Eggplant (you can't tell in the pictures), and SU Only Orange. The card base is also Only Orange. The inside was stamped in Only Orange with pumpkins from Autumn Harvest and the sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. 


I used this oldie but goodie by My Favorite Things, and I can't even remember the name. I got the stamped images in a RAK. I colored up the *ghoulfriends* with my Prismacolor pencils and used Glossy Accents on their boots, trying to make them look like patent leather. :) Since I didn't have any of the sentiments that went with this set, I broke out my There She Goes Halloween Additions set and used the pumpkin and sentiments from there. I inked them up in Memento Tuxedo Black and SU Pumpkin Pie. The papers are from an old Stampin' Up Designer Series paper pack and Basic Grey's Eerie collection with a SU Elegant Eggplant card base.

This card was stamped with There She Goes Halloween Additions, again. LOVE this sentiment! And it's not just for Halloween. :) My intent was tp add googly eyes but it turns out I don't have any. Boo. I must find some! I heat embossed the sentiments on both the outside and inside of the card, forgetting to use my Embossing Buddy so I have little *confetti* around them. Oh, well. The paper is from the same Stampin' Up Designer paper pack as above. Added a hemp twine bow for texture. 

I made this card using the Your Next Stamp October Sketch Challenge. I love this little guy that I found in the Michaels dollar bins. I colored him up with my Copics. I used K and Company's Spookatular line from a couple years ago. It's so colorful and kid-friendly. I added Stickles to the 'Halloween' and Bella Baubles to the corner. 

Thanks for looking! Hope this finds you happy and healthy. Be safe out there. :)

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

How's Everything in Your Bowl?

I created this card using a digital stamp and color inspiration from The Alley Way Stamps and a sketch from Sketch Saturday. I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder (I'm sorry that I can't remember the name) to create "bubbles" on my Pixie Pink panel. The sentiment (minus image) is from a Michaels dollar spot stamp and inked up in Versafine. I colored my fish with Copics (YR 04, -07, and -09) and then fussy cut the image out. I used black and white Inkssentials Enamel Accents for the eye. This is the first time I have used those and they're fun! :) I cut my Tempting Turquoise circle with my Nestabilities. I popped up my fish, as well as the entire panel on the card front.

Thanks for looking! Hope this finds you happy and healthy.

I entered this card into the following challenges:

The Alley Way Stamps: Be Inspired #39
Catered Crop Recipe Swap Button

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

"Mini" Rainbow Mini Album

The popularity of my Rainbow Mini has inspired me to create a smaller, simpler version. This version measures 5 by 7 inches and is bound with 1 inch silver O-wires.

Here are the inside pages with the last page showing an example of what the page will look like with a 4 by 6 picture.

Inside front cover and first page

Back page and inside of back cover
Example of the space a picture would take up
Personalizing the cover and a card will also be included in the purchase of this mini album.

You can find this "Mini" Rainbow Mini Album in my Zibbet store. The link is in the top bar. HERE is the video if you would like to see it in "person". :)

Thanks for looking! I hope this finds you happy and healthy.