Friday, October 29, 2010

I see you...

Well... i tried my best.  I think the ears make it look more like a Navi from Avatar.  But there was some tough competition.  Once I can get the pictures of the winners, I'll post them here.  There's always next year.  I painted it with blue acrylic paint from Michaels and then the spots were painted with white paint.  For the eyes, I tried using a yellow highlighter, but it kept getting all over my hands.  Initially I wanted to use black pipecleaners but there were all out at Michaels.  Luckily I had an epiphany and decided to try black yarn for the hair.  Hmm... what should I do next year?  I've got 365 days to come up with a winner.  :)  Happy Halloween my lovelies!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Trendy Trees

Hello again!  Two posts in a month... this must be a record for me :)  I made this card a few months ago.  I found it on my memory card when I went to post my Halloween card.  I stamped the Trendy Trees stamps on white cardstock and then matted it on top of Chocolate Chip cardstock.  In order to make sure the trees were lined up, I used the handy dandy Stamp-a-ma-jig from Stampin' Up.  I love that tool.  It helps me make sure that everything is lined up and positioned where they're supposed to be.  It helped me line up the letters on this card.  The base of the card was cut from Kraft cardstock.  For one of the trees, I stamped the image with Martha Stewart's gluepad and Feldspar glitter.  You can see a little better here:

Welp... that's all for now. :)  Happy Sunday!  Watching Amazing Race.  I love that show.  I'd like to be a contestant, but you have to have a niche to be on that show.  And I don't have one... Yet... :)

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Trendy Trees - Stampin' Up
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Kraft - Stampin' Up
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Old Olive
Others:  Martha Stewart Gluepad & Feldspar Glitter, Stamp-a-ma-jig - Stampin' Up

Saturday, October 23, 2010


All Hallows Eve is upon us and to celebrate this spooktacular holiday, I made this card using the Been Boo'd stamp set from Papertrey Ink.  They're so festive.  For the stamp pads, I used a combination of Martha Stewart's pigment inks as well as Stampin' Up ink pads.  Normally, I don't like using Stampin Up! pads with acrylic stamps, but PTI stamp sets seem to hold the ink well.  At least it does for the darker colors.  The images were stamped on white cardstock.  A strip of Elegant Eggplant cardstock was adhered on top of the white cardstock.  For the glitter, I used Martha Stewart's glue pad and glitter in Fire Opal to stamp the sentiment onto the purple cardstock.  The base of the card was cut from Basic Grey cardstock.  I added pop up dimensionals on the back of the white cardstock to attach to the card base.  Inside the card, I stamped the "You've Been Boo'd!" sentiment and a couple of the ghosts peeking from the sides.  Silly ghosts.

Our annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest is next week and this time they've opened it to the corporate office In the past, it was just within our department).  Oh... it's on... it's on like Donkey Kong!  I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet.  This is my blank canvas...

Any ideas?  This is what I've done in the past.  Decisions, decisions... I'll keep you posted.  Ciao for now :)

Supplies Used
Stamps:  Been Boo'd - Papertrey Ink
Stampin' Up! Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Grey, Elegant Eggplant
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Always Artichoke - Stampin' Up!; StazOn Jet Black; Ebony, Pumpkin, Fennel - Martha Stewart Pigment Ink
Other: Martha Stewart Gluepad & Fire Opal glitter