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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016

Bugaboo Halloween Fun

A few weeks ago I won a few Bugaboo digi stamps, and selected some fun Halloween images.  The cards will be tucked away until next fall, when they will be mailed to Send a Smile 4 Kids.    In the meantime, I thought you might enjoy these cute Bugaboo digis as much as I do.

Sentiment stamp is CTMH.

Challenges being entered are:
Catch the Bug Challenge - October Bingo (using the middle column: Bling, Distress, and Halloween Theme
As You Like It Challenge - Do you prefer old stash or new?  I really like to use old stash items, especially paper.  Then when I find something new and irresistable, I don't feel nearly as guilty buying it.  


Thursday, October 20, 2016

BDay card for my bro

As I cleared my desk yesterday, I came across my card list for October and realized I didn't have a card for my annoying little brother's birthday on Saturday.  He hasn't been littler than me since I was 5 but he has managed to stay as annoying as ever.   Only now, he has much less hair!  So here's the card I made for the old bird!
 I'm sure you recognize the crazy bird stamp, which I colored with markers and fussy cut.  The banner with frame are cricut cuts on the CTMH Artiste cartridge.  The sentiment stamp and gold foil tape are also CTMH.  Papers are from Our Daily Bread Designs and have a nice glossy finish. 

Craft Rocket Challenge #26 - Happy Birthday
Dream Valley Challenge #142 - One for the Boys
Use Your Stuff Challenge #238 - Mixing up stamps (I've used 4 stamps: bird, hat, bow tie, and sentiment)


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Fall Quilt Cards

When I taught my Red Hat card class in August, one of the cards was a quilt card.  My friend, Cindy, really liked it.  Her birthday was Sunday and I decided to make her another quilt card.  Since Cindy and Joyce share the same birth date, I made one for Joyce, too.  
(Frame and sentiment are CTMH stamps.)

 I love these CTMH Huntington papers.  They are perfect for fall cards.
Die Cut Divas October Challenge - Emboss  (The leaves are die cuts.)
Eclectic Ellapu October Challenge - Purple Team - Autumnal


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

CTMH Card Class 10/18/2016 - Shoebox Swap

The Shoebox Swap Joyce planned for our CTMH Card Class today was a huge success!  Class members attending were to make a card and bring all the supplies needed (in a shoebox) for everyone else to make it too.  I came home with 7 wonderful cards, designed by the other gals in the class.
Carol's Thanksgiving card

Bonnie's masculine card

Cindy's fabric card

Mickey's layered card

Sybilla's Cricut Cut card

Eileen's Cricut Cut Card

Judie's glittery card

 Here's my shoebox full of stuff

to make this card: 
which I am entering in these challenges:
Cardz 4 Gals Challenge #33 - Use at least 1 die cut 
613 Avenue Create Challenge #190 - Anything Goes w/ option to use green and gold
Love to Scrap Challenge #88 - Anything Goes 
Craft Your Passion Challenge #334 - Always Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart Challenge #132 - Always Anything Goes 

Thanks for stopping by.
Tomorrow I have a couple quilted cards to show you!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #470 + Halloween Peekaboo Flip Card

This Mojo Monday card was created from pieces already on my messy craft table.  
 The digi sentiment circle is from Inky Impressions.  The popped leaf was fussy cut from a section of the bg paper.  After embossing the barn red cs, it was lightly sanded and then distressed with sunflower ink.  Everything else was distressed with barn red ink.  The whole card front got a shot of gold shimmer mist.

My apologies for being a bit lax in my blog posting.  It's just that I've been crafting up a storm.  Wait until you see it all!

I am entering this fall card in the following challenges:
Just Add Ink Challenge #333 - Just Add "g"  (gold sequins and spritz; green glitter tape)

Here's another card I made and hastily photographed.  
Actually, I was surprised that no one asked me where the peekaboo flip card was when I posted a card last week made from the scraps.

(Stamps and papers are from CTMH.  Circles were all punched.)
When you open the card, the sentiment slides into the circle overtop of the owl.
You can find a tutorial for making a Peekaboo Flip Card here
Challenges for this Halloween card include:
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge #102 - Anything Goes; option- Halloween 
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #175 - Things that go bump in the night
Dream Valley Challenges #142 - One for the Boys 
Use Your Stuff Challenge #238 - Mixing Up Your Stamps (I used 5 stamps from 2 different stamp sets to make this card; the web, the spider, the owl, the sentiment frame, and the sentiment.)*
Inkspirational Challenge #119 - Use 5 stamps *see above
Tomorrow we are making shoe box cards at Joyce's CTMH class.  Everyone is bringing a different card for each of us to make.  It should be fun to see the different styles we choose.  I'll post them as soon as I can.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Scrappy Halloween & CTMH Card Class 10/11

Yesterday I was designing a Halloween Peekaboo Flip Card and ended up with several shapes and stamped images I had decoded not to use.  They morphed into this card:

 Papers, stamped owl and sentiment are CTMH products.  Die cut pumpkin and bat are Sugar Pea designs.  Die cut stitched circles are La La Land dies.  And the yellow owl eyes are Skittles.

Double D Challenge - Pumpkin Time
Stampotique Designers Challenge #259 - Halloween 


Here are the cards we made on Tuesday at 
Joyce's CTMH card class using the 
CTMH October Stamp of the Month. 
(You might want to hop over to Joyce's blog and 
check out the Joyful Stars CTMH October Blog Hop, too.)