Monday, October 25, 2010

October PTI Blog Hop

My first PTI Blog Hop~Yay! Nicole Heady has extended the hours to post your entry which made it possible for a lot of us who otherwise couldn't join in on a regular basis.
This month's blog hop is dedicated to those that celebrate winter holidays other than Christmas. You can create a card or project that celebrates Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or some other winter holiday celebration through paper crafting.

I decided to celebrate winter with my PTI "Fancy Flourish" stamp set, ice blue rhinestones, sheer ribbon and Stickles "Crystal" glitter for an overall wintery look~~this will be sent to one of my snow/sleet/cold lovin' friends up North :o)

You can click on the photo for more details. Thank you so much for stopping by~I am headed over to check out the gorgeous posts on the Hop...

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Moxie Fab - Fright-spiration

Another Moxie Fab challenge from Cath who says:

Boil and bubble, dragon's lair
Do you have scaries for to share?

Link your treasures, one by one
So we can join in all your fun!

But do it by the 31st,

fright-spiration for which we thirst!

You can join in on the ghoulishness here:

If you read my previous post, you know I am NOT a Halloweener, but seeing as I had some of this fabby black sparkly paper on my craft desk, I figured I would make another "Eek Factor" card and share with ya!

I drew the spider web onto the gray cloud vellum paper, cut out the spiders and bat, punched the Martha Stewart 'Arch Lattice' border all out of the sparkly black card stock and tied some peach colored toulle around the orange DCWV card stock. Those spiders (my personal eeeeekkkk!) are popped off the card with foam mounting dots and the bat is flying off the toulle.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger-Momento Mori

Well here it is almost the deadline date for Moxie Fab's Tuesday Trigger. You still have time to add your entry here
For some reason ~ I am NOT a Halloween card maker/costume wearing/party going kinda gal. I am sure there must must some dark rooted reason, but darned if I know what the heck it is...just not crazy about this holiday!

Anywho, I was thinking this photo was calling to my "Dark Side" and found myself compelled to make a card for the challenge.
For all of the above mentioned reasons, I do not have any Halloween stamps in my stash, so I had to improvise here. Purchased this beautiful black glitter paper several months ago (no idea why?) and I had this cloudy vellum paper from a 'past-life' office job
and was told by my boss to throw it away when we were through with a few of the sheets~~weeellll, THAT was never gonna happen! Actually, I think this is only the second time I have used it on a card, but you never know when you will need it, do ya :o? I cut out the tomb stones~one of them has a 'Gothic' looking punch from EKSuccess, two bats and graveyard dirt, glued it on the vellum and cut out a full moon from white card stock with my Fiskars Circle punch, glued that on some pretty orange card stock from DCWV, then wrapped black toulle around it and, wha la, here's my card! You can click on the photo for a clearer view of the glitter paper and grey cloudy vellum paper.

Thanks for dropping by, have a great rest of your weekend!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger-Languish in Luxurious

Here's an Anniversary card I made with the inspiration from Moxie Fab's Tuesday Trigger.
The wallpaper in the photo reminded me of the "Textile" embossing folder from Cuttlebug and the flowers in the vase looked like an orchid to me. The brown 'ribbon' was made with card stock and punched with Martha Stewart's "Cornice" edge punch. The potted orchid stamp is from "See D's 262" pack of clear stamps, which I painted with Shimmerz paints. The flower looks orange in this photo, but it's sorta pinky. I added the ribbon tie cause these Dendrobium Orchids need to be tied or else they flop over :o)
Thank you for stopping by!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger-Funky Fall

Ok, so I've been away for the last couple of weeks~~we went back to PA, NY and MA for more visiting with friends and relatives. Miss you all so much! Even though we had our Netbook Computer with us, the WIFI connections were not always the best. I am trying to catch up with all of the wonderful cards and projects posted in Blog Land...WOWZA, you have been very busy! Hope I can catch up before we head out again :o)

I am entering this card in the Moxie Fab World - Tuesday Trigger. I really love the inspiration photo "Abstract Folk Art Painting by Catherine Horvath Buchanan" and may try to get another card entered (?) You still have time so go, check out all the fabulous creations here: Card ~ Click on the image for a larger view
There is actually no stamping here...WHAT? Yes, this is shocking :-O but true. Well, there are stamped maple leaves on the 'addressed' envelope which I could not show in the photo ~ so I'm not counting that. The sentiment is computer generated, the flower is a silk from my huge supply and the leaves are a cut of wide ribbon. The base card stock is from SU; the dark green mat is from DCWV, which is embossed with Divine Swirl from Cuttlebug; the twine is from ACE Hardware.