Monday, October 25, 2010

My 200th Post and H2H Challenge

Wow, when I started a blog, I wasn't sure if I would really be able to continue consistently and here I am at 200!  I really have enjoyed sharing my creativity and thoughts and it has been a great outlet for me.

H2H is doing a Halloween/Fall challenge and I have done so many cards and projects this year, it is hard to decide what to share.  As I look around my studio, this is one of my favorite cards and so I will share it. 

The new opaques can be used in many different ways to dress up a card or scrapbook page.  On the clear card, they make spooky little pumpkin eyes that are so cute.  Enjoy this card and take a look at the other H2H challenge artwork.  Be inspired to create and post your artwork as well.

Here's the card closed.
When the card is open, the eyes "float" on the clear front of the card. 

Friday, October 22, 2010

Winter and Magnifique

Double duty here!  I did a gathering with Lalia and her friends on Tuesday.  Just love those gals from Sassy Scrappers!  Anyway, she wanted to see the Magnifique so we had a great time playing together.  I showed them how to do the emboss resist as shown in the first card.  The shimmer brad makes a great winter moon and I love the little sparkle on the top of the tree! 

H2H challenge was hosting an any kind of embossing challenge.  This card fits the bill! 

For this second card, I played with the glitter rub-ons.  Now I often find myself a year behind the times and this was a new product last year and I didn't really jump in with it.  Well, now that I have finally given it a try, I am asking myself "What were you waiting for?"  Silly girl.  It is cool to watch the image transform as you use the glitter sheet to add "color" to the image.  The snowflake is the glitter rub-on but doesn't sparkle too much in this photo. 

Oh and one more thing...I am getting ready for my "Holiday card buffet."  These workshop will be two and a half hours long and you can come and make as many cards as you like, for $1 per card.  Watch my newsletter for more details.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Birthday Banner

Finally finished.  I started this for the H2H challenge a couple of weeks ago and just didn't find the time to complete it.  So before starting anything new, I sat down and put on the final touches.  Although...I think the cupcakes may need candles now that I see it hanging up.  Nothing is ever really finished, just a work in progress. 

It is hard to see the glitter in the photo of the whole banner but it really is sparkly and gives more contrast to the letters.  Candles or not?  Anyone have an idea? 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

October Stamp of the Month: Sharing the Magic

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Monday, October 11, 2010

The feeling of Fall!

Well I have been very absent from blogging and that is because I have been very present in the family car!  As the kids have gotten older, I find myself behind the wheel from activity to activity, event to event.  That is one feeling of fall.

The other feeling is the cool crisp air, seeing the changing colors and enjoying the new palette.  My relaxation time has been spent following some blog hops and I found this new one I love!  It is called My Delicious Ambiguity.  Although it is not scrapbooking related, they did feature a different idea for displaying photos.  Check this out.  This is from a different link that shows a tutorial.  Enjoy a different way!