Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

  My life has been occupied with our St. Louis Cardinals. I can't even begin to tell you how much time I've spent helping them win the World Series. At the end of this post, I'm putting a picture of my husband and I at the winning game. It really was an incredible experience!

What is also incredible is that I even made a single Halloween card! This one is for a couple of challenges. First, the Victorine Originals Challenge (VO20) to use Black & Orange. Challenge 2, is the Card Positioning Systems 242 (CPS242) to use the sketch below. As you can tell, I flipped the sketch. It worked perfectly with this fun cat image called Meow.

Stamps: Meow (1242D) and All Occasions Set (10512X) Victorine Originals
Paper: Basic Black, Peach Parfait, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight (SU!); White (Neenah); Designer Paper: Halloween Collection (Echo Park)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), So Saffron (SU!)
Accessories: Corner rounder and Scalloped Circle punches (SU!), Small flower punch (Nellie Snellen); Pumpkin brads (stash-many years old)

Here were are before Game 7 on Friday night! 

Monday, October 17, 2011

Fall Acorn

Happy Fall! I just love this time of year, don't you? This card was created for the Victorine Originals blog challenge. Stop over & play along for a chance to win free stamps.
Aside from card making, I enjoy decorating for the different holidays throughout the year & making a special meal with little decorative touches. This year for Thanksgiving we will join my husband's clan for dinner & on Friday we will be having a small celebration at our home. So I am starting on the decor for the table with this napkin ring made from the same acorn stamp as the card above. As always, thanks for your comments. Your friendship means more than you know!
Have a great week! Hugs,

Supplies for Card:
Stamp: Large Acorn (Victorine Originals) 
Paper: Early Espresso, Old Olive (SU), Solar White (Neenah), DP- Indian Summer (DCWV)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko), Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel (SU)
Accessories: Labels 3 (Spellbinders)

Supplies for Napkin Ring:
Stamp: Large Acorn (Victorine Originals)
Paper: Crumb Cake (SU), Solar White (Neenah)
Ink: Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Certainly Celery, More Mustard (SU)

Monday, October 3, 2011

October Best Witches

Hello friends! Today I have a card for the Victorine Originals Blog Challenge~ Make a Halloween card. Isn't that just perfect for this time of year!?! I love making Halloween cards; I usually send nearly as many Halloween cards as I do Christmas cards.  This little cutie has a purple glitter dress & little purple glitter gems on her shoes. I love this paper from Echo Park too~ such great colors! Thanks for stopping by! 

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Happiness Blooms

Happy Sunday! The weather has been gorgeous in St. Louis~ mild temperatures (70s) and sunny, blue skies. I've been able to drive the convertible with top down almost every evening this week. That makes me one happy girl!
My card today is for several challenges. The Splitcoaststampers Featured Stamper challenge (FS243) and the Inspirational Challenge (IC304). I chose this card of Dianne's & I chose this wallpaper from the IC site for this week. I also wanted to play along with ColourQ (CQC104). The colors were just delightful.
I mentioned I had been working a lot of hours at my job, and I knew it was impacting my creativity, but it wasn't until today that I realized that I made less than ten cards last month except for the sets for swaps. I think that is an all time low for me! I typically create every evening after dinner at least for a little while. Well, you can be sure I will be getting back to nightly time in the studio. I've had a hard time these past two weeks trying to create because I haven't been active...I get rusty very quickly if I don't create regularly. You may see more cases for a while until I get my mojo back. I so appreciate all your views and comments. Have a great week! Hugs,