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Monday, October 31, 2011

Simple Fall Colors

Enough of the dark gloomy, now it is time to celebrate the colors of fall........... my favorite time of the year! Using my Hero Arts leaf stamps, I stamped the images on different colored paper and cut them out. I embossed one background paper and layered it onto a reddish brown, added ribbon, then layered the leaves onto it. They are all layered onto a white card. The sentiment is from Inkadinkado, stamped then trimmed out to finish the card.

Black and gray GC 124 Challenge

Happy Halloween!!!! Posting for the Gingersnap Creations challenge seems fitting today. Great challenge: Black and Gray, but staying with the Poe and fright theme. This card went together rather easily, even though gray is sometimes hard to work with. Sentiments were PC generated, as well as the picture of the book of Poe's works. Stamp credits go to Artistic stamps. After the stamping and layering I added pieces of a fabric softener that I had melted with my embossing gun, makes great webbing, don't ya think? The challenge is going on so go check it out and get your entries in.
http://gingersnapcreations.blogspot.com/2011/10/gc124-color-challenge-black-and-grays.html
Okay, so what is Halloween without a pretty little witch? Here is Hannah all ready to go to a bowling party with friends last week. She is only 5, but Mommy made her a pretty witch (now we know how pretty she will be at 16). Hannah wants the green faced ugly one for tonight, so Grandma will go and do her make up. I had boys so ugly makeup I can do really well...............LOL
The tricks are getting your children raised
The treats are the grandchildren they give you.
Thanks for coming by, all comments are welcome.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Trick or Treat

Okay, it is time to put away the Halloween stamps and start thinking of the fall colors and the up coming holidays, but I had to do ONE MORE card. LOL I love these little Halloween trick or treaters from Craftsmart. I used T.H. die for the edge and then sponged ink over it, then placed a black strip behind the edge to make it stand out more. Spider webs are from Martha Stewart (I got a lot of miles out of that one) A little layering behind the sentiment and more orange and black ribbon to finish it off.

Dancing witch

After playing with my new Halloween stamps I kept wondering it the witches hat would fit this dancing lady from Diamonds. It finally got the best of me and I gave it a try and it worked :0 LOL. Then I had to figure out the rest of the story......... so out came the rest of the stamps and ideas. My favorite Halloween candy is the candy corn so I danced with that! Embossed background, some color blocking and a touch of Diamondz from Sue Weinberg finished it off.
Stamps from: Diamonds, Martha Stewart, Inkadinkado.
Fun card and I know just who I am going to send it to!
Thanks for stopping by.

a night of fright GC 121 & GC 123

Poe, one of my favorites, had to read a lot of his works in collage. The image was taken off the Internet, loved the original old portrait.
"QuotethThe Raven", spooky old poem, I liked some of Poe's other works better. I used Cricut for the raven, stamped some texture to him and gave him a red eye, as Poe talked about the eye of the raven. The stamped images are from Martha Stewart and unknown.
I am entering tis card in two challenges over at Gingersnap Creations

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Pink and green Halloween? Callenge #87

The challenge: Pink, Green and Black.
I started with a pink marbled cs and used a Tim Holtz die for the edge. I used a light sage green ink pad on the die cut area, then just a touch of black rubbed over the very edge. I use Martha Stewart's stamps for the images on solid and print paper. A touch of pink rick rack for the final touches. This was a fun challenge, I usually think of oriental or cute with these colors, but being in the "witchy" mode I chose Halloween. I getting as many miles out of these new stamps as I can before they get put away for an other year. LOL
Don't forget to check out the challenge over at

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Three little pumpkins.....

"Three little pumpkins sitting on a fence,
A witch came flying by,
HA! HA! HA! I'll take you home.
and make a pumpkin pie!"
And that little pre-school jingle from a LOOOOOONG time a go was the inspiration for this tag. It is a large tag, about 3 1/2 x 5 3/4" made of laminate so it is very sturdy. My original plan was to ink in different colors for the background and then decoupage tissue paper onto it. I didn't like it and started to rub and tear the tissue paper off, and WA LA! The effect was even better....LOL. I did re ink the yellow to highlight the witch a little better and added the bats behind her. These were part of the Martha Stewart set I got on sale. The fence was with the Cricut Happy Hunting's, and the jack-o-lanterns were stamped then trimmed out.
I am going to enter this in Vicki's challenge # 27 over at
Let me know what ya think and make sure you check out the challenge and join in the fun.
Only 12 days left before Halloween....

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I"m baaaack!


OMG! 6 months since I have added anything to this blog, yikes!! Bet ya all thought I fell off the face of the earth. Not quite! It was a very busy summer with work and keeping up with 3 granddaughters. PC finally went down and DH invested in a new one with TONS of memory, PLUS as much memory in an outside drive for backup! So there were numerous things that I HAD to add, like a new scanner and printer! But I digress!
So, I had not really been inspired to do much stamping, but I had been on e-bay buying things (I have to have stuff, and more stuff) Funny where ya find inspiration and how it the ole mojo can kick into high gear at a nano-second! LOL
So there I was wondering through Michael's, always have to check out the $1 stamps and low and behold there were these cute little Halloween stamps!
Now I am not much for Halloween, but I thought I could make trick or treat boxes for the girls.
And so it began. I made these little boxes and decorated them with all my new Halloween stamps! Forget to mention these were just the first I also bought a Martha Stewart set. :)
Since there are four boxes and four sides in this pic you get to see what all the sides look like. One of my e-bay scores was the Cricut Happy Hauntings, which I used for the picture frames.
The little tag on each boxe says "Happy Halloween from Grand Mummy Krisha" These are for the two G-daughters here, and their cousins. My little one in San Diego is getting this card:
It has the Mummy stamped on the inside and says the samething the tags on the boxes say.
Well, this is not the end of my Halloween inspirations, but it is the end of this post! I have more scary, spooky, and humerous Halloween to post, but it is time for some dinner. Thanks for stopping by, love to hear from each of you.