Happy Halloween!

Hi, stampers.

Just wanted to share a Halloween card to wish you all a great day…

Studio G stamps for grass and pumpkins (thanks again Michelle!)
Hero Arts greeting
Bazzill Cardstock
Colored pencils and gamsol
Cuttlebug embossed Swiss Dots
Diamond Stickles (put on the embossed dots)

Also, wanted to give you a quick heads up for a great chance at 3 giveaways on Hero's blog HERE today.  Lots of card ideas, too.

Will be back later.  Smooch!

Stamp Camp Faux Metal


You still have time to enter for the stamp in my post earlier today.  Just click HERE.

But I wanted to share this card.  I did it for 2peas Stamp Camp… Kristina Werner's faux metal class.  To make this metal accent, I covered a chipboard flower with Versamark.  I then added silver embossing powder – 5 layers.  After the last layer and while it is still hot, I pressed a Versamarked flower image in the powder and let it cool.  Here is the result…

Papertrey Ink stamps (background and greeting)
BasicGrey Sultry 6×6 papers
BasicGrey chipboard flower (from Urban Prairie line)
Silver embossing powder
Silk ribbon and brad

I also did a video on faux metal several weeks ago.  You can see it HERE.

Have a great night!  See you tomorrow. 

Happy Birthday… and giveaway

… to my dear Dad.  I hate that you are sick with what Colin had.  But I hoped you enjoyed the breakfast birthday cake we made for you.  I love you – you are the best.  Colin insisted on me using the pumpkin stamps since you two like to carve together.

Papertrey Ink birthday greeting stamp
Studio G pumpkin stamps (thank you to you-know-who!)
Doodlebug glitter border sticker
Handmade candles

Now… how about a giveaway?  I have an extra of this stamp set.  Interested in having it?  Just leave a comment on this post by Saturday at 11:59pmEDT with a birthday greeting for my dad.  (I want him feeling better fast!)  I will then pick a random winner on Sunday.


More later.  Take care!

How-To Video: Card with Pop-Up Gift Card


Have a video today to share.  It is over on the Hero Arts blog HERE.  You can get more info there.  (Also, there is a great scrapbook page by Leslie Lightfoot, too.)  Here is the video…

Mini 5 

Mini 5 b
(c) Hero Arts Blog

I’ll be back tomorrow with some fun new things to share.  And I have a stamp set I am dying to give away.  :)

Now… Dancing With the Stars.  Not sure on this one.  Warren is a hoot, isn’t he?  I like too many people this time.  Hmm… this is more interesting to me then politics.  Just kidding…

Back home…

My crazy family of five spent a long weekend together in Texas, along with my in-laws.  Was so wonderful, so much fun… but it is good to be home to rest.

Just wanted to share that I am hosting the Hero Arts blog this week if you haven't been over there.  It is all about mini cards and such – very fun.  Click HERE to check it out.  One thing I am loving about this week: I have lots of great artists contributing.  Thought that would be more fun. :)   Here is a peek at one of my projects there…

(c) Hero Art Blog

Another thing: 2Peas is having Stamp Camp for the next few weeks.  It started this week with a great video and projects from Kristina Werner.  Check it out HERE.  I will be a part of this camp, so I hope you keep checking it out.

Watching a tivo of Sunday's Desperate Housewives.  I have to say – this was the best episode yet.  Finally is getting good!


Scans sometimes just don’t cut it…


I had a request to share this page – it was in the recent CK.  It features my dear Jana.  Love that girl.

The shapes were die cut from fabric and frayed a bit.  Love fabric on pages.  A great way for texture without bulk.  If you are looking for a great mix of little pieces of fabric, try etsy.com. :)

Layout - Die Cut - Angel
(c) Creating Keepsakes

Have a great weekend.  I gotta run… hugs all around!