Happy Halloween!

Just thought I’d share a photo of my son and I all dressed up for trick-or-treating! Well, my son was dressed up as a pirate, I was halfway done. I was a scarecrow with no stuffing! Didn’t have any straw handy! And the patches on my face was painted on with paint dabbers! It came off fairly well! My son got lots of candy and of course that made him happy! My DH carved out the pumpkin that my son grew in our garden. And he stayed at the house to pass out candy. Have a spooktacular day, thanks for flying by!



Just a quick post to enter the Friends With Flair over at the Unity blog! I made a quick CAS card using a Unity sentiment stamp that I got from the Unity challenge winnings! Love Unity’s stamps!! The papers are from the Authentique Journey pad. Go join in the FWF, or just go see all the awesome Unity goodness! Thanks for stopping by!

Black and Gray all the way!

Well I finally got a new web browser for viewing and commenting on blogs. I downloaded Google Chrome, and it works perfectly. I can finally get on those blogs that I haven’t been able to in months. For some reason, Internet Explorer has some conflicts with blogs! One of those blogs is Gingersnap Creations. I’ve missed entering and even commenting on their blog, and now I can! Finally! They have a challenge right now to use black and grays, and although there is some kind of Poe theme as well, mine isn’t anything close to that! But the colors are right on! I chose to do pretty and sophisticated, instead of dark and dreary since it’s close to Halloween and all. Not my usual style by any means, but I was up for the challenge. So if you’d like to see more black and gray creations, or enter yourself, click the link above!
Materials List:
Embossing folders, embossing powder, Unity Stamps, Stampin Up! ink, Versamark, Creative Memories cardstock, lace, ribbon, and buttons from my stash. 


Stampin Up! demo Holly, is having a sketch challenge on her Rubber Redneck STAMPede blog. All you Stampin Up! fans head on over there! I followed the sketch just as it was, and used some retired stamps sets, and colors.  The DP I got from Holly’s Fall Fest course, and love the design on it! She’s also starting a new Winter Wonderland online class soon if your interested, you can read about it on her link above. Thanks for stopping by!
Materials List:
Stampin Up! stamp sets, Artifacts(2005), Everyday Flexible Phrases(2004)
Stampin Up! ink in Really Rust
Stampin Up! cardstock in Very Vanilla, Mellow Moss, Really Rust, Chocolate Chip
Stampin Up! Scallop Border Punch, Oval Punch, Hemp Twine, and Perfect Details Texturz Plate

She’s Got Legs!

Ok, so I don’t have legs like this anymore, but when I was younger I wanted to be one of the ZZ Top girls. You can laugh, it’s OK! Well, this image sure has legs, and she knows how to use them! This is another image from The Stamping Boutique that I colored in with my pencils. I’m still learning the whole shading technique. I have not jumped on the Copic bandwagon, I can’t see myself buying tons of colors of markers. Although they look nice, I’ll stick with my pencils! I kind of quit putting a list of materials used on my post, but I should start again. So below is what I used to make this card. Have a wonderful day!
Materials used:
All patterned paper from Lily Bee Designs-Picket Fence
Distress Inks in Vintage Photo, Dusty Concord, Ripe Persimmon, Fired Brick
Watercolor Pencils
Tattered Florals Sizzix die
Pinking Shears, EK Success Border Punch, Stampin Up oval punch
Rhinestones, Sewing Machine, Foam Dots

Mr. Scarecrow

I came across a Unity Stamp Co.’s artist, Tracey Malnofski. She designs for Unity, but also has her own site The Stamping Boutique, where she sells her hand drawn art in digital stamps. This scarecrow is one I got over the weekend. He is colored with my watercolor pencils on thick cardstock. The bg paper I also colored with Ripe Persimmon DI, it was just a cream color. Added some rick rack and buttons. I still need to add a few elements maybe, but I didn’t want to take away from the scarecrow image. I think he’s so cute! I am linking this to 2 Sister’s Challenge Blog, where the theme is pumpkin patch. And you could win something from Tracey if you enter! Thank you for stopping by!

Halloween Cutie

I recieved my package of stamps that I won from Unity yesterday!!! Soooo many cute stamps were in there, including this little witchy woman! She’s so adorable, and I had to color her in with my watercolor pencils. I don’t usually send out halloween cards, but I just couldn’t resist! The papers are from the Authentique Glowing paper pad, and I used Black Soot, and Crushed Concord DI. The stitching is a funky one on my sewing machine, and it’s done in purple thread. I am linking this up to Unity Friends With Flair Fridays. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!