Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Retro Trick or Treat

Halloween is just around the corner!

Which means that, as always, I'm way behind on prepping goodie bags for my nephews. And that includes fun cards. Because I'm the FUN Aunt :)

I came up with this card, which will go to my friend's little girl. (So my problem with the Nephews still stand!I better get moving!!!LOL!)

I have this adorable goth angel of Death (I think..) that was a downloadable image from BugabooStamps. I stamped it on a pre-cut Tag, watercolored it and incorporated it in the Retro Sketch. I borrowed the idea for the colors from the Color Q challenge blog. And there you have it!

How creepy adorable is she!

Stamps: Inkadinkado(Trick or Treat)
Paper: Recollections(white, rusty orange), 
Pattern paper (DEWV-Fall and Halloween)
Ink: Versafine (black)
Accessories: Pearl stickers (Recollections, 
My mind's Eye), washi tape, Ribbon(American craft)
Downloadable image: Bugaboo Stamps
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Let's have lunch!

 Yep! That's what's going on today!

But just because I'm dragging my feet that doesn't mean my hands are not working. I can still participate in challenges! So, here it goes!

I used the fabulous color cue from the Color Throwdown challenge blog and the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. And Coffee is not only in high demand today, but it's also the code word for  the Addicted to CAS challenge. So, what more can you ask for?  Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


Happy Wednesday Everybody!

Thanksgiving is around the corner and I'm slammed with work this days, so I am trying to create some cards ahead of time...

I started with the sketch from the Retro sketch Challenges and used the color cue offered by the Just Us Girls. A quick frame die framed one of my sentiments and also qualified me for the Happy Little Stampers challenge.

The result- this eclectic modern hash-tag hip of a card.

I hope you like it!

 Stamps: PTI(Happy trails), Heidi Swapp (Grateful)
Paper: Recollections(white, rusty orange), 
Pattern paper (PTI-Montly moments)
Tools: Hero Arts(Planner)
Ink: Versafine (black)
Accessories: Pearl stickers (Recollections, 
My mind's Eye)
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Friday, October 14, 2016

Sending Hugs

It's Friday! Yay!

I made this card for a dear friend of mine, who's going through some rough time. I hope she enjoys it!

I used the color challenge from the Sunday Stamps blog. Couple stamps, a lot of water-coloring and here's the result.

Stamps: Heartfelt Creations(Twining clematis), PTI(Big Hugs)
Paper: Recollections(brown, white,vellum
Ink: Versafine (black), Recollections (chestnut)
Accessories: Pearl stickers (Recollections), watercolors
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Boo! It's Halloween!

IT's Halloween time!

I'm joining in today with this oh, lets face it, not so spooky card(in spite of the CASology blog challenge LOL).

The color combo came from the ColorQ Challenge Blog. The sketch is all Freshly made Sketches and the Halloween theme-that's the Paper Players Gals. I have to admit I got so inspired by the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog that I'm digging out some old stamps and showing them some love. The Flying bats is a $1 stamp that I got from Michael's about 2 or 3 years ago and somehow never used it. And it' s a pretty cool one!

Stamps: Hampton Art(October31), Craftsmart (Flying bats)
Paper: Recollections(black,orange) , Pattern paper (My mind's eye)
Ink: Versafine (black)
Accessories: Pearl stickers (Recollections), washi tape, ribbon
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Blue Magnolias

Happy Middle of the week everyone!

I am joining today with my new card creation . I hope you enjoy it!

I really liked the color combo the Gals at the ColorThrowdown Challenge blog are offering so I had to play. And while I was debating on the focal point The Retro Rubber Challenge Blog came to the rescue and suggested something old. Well, why not?! I have had this stamp for good over 3 years- I bought it at a scrapbook expo and somehow I never used it. Well, today was the day! I followed the sketch from Sketch Saturday and VoilA! Happy Birthday Mom! (Good thing is she doesn't follow my blog so it will still be a surprise!) And of course, it's been so long that I used my watercolors, so they all dried out! But I was determined to do a watercolor or something g similar, so I used water-ink-coloring. I must say I'm pretty pleased with the result.

Stamps: PTI(Borders and Corners), The rubbernecker(Magnolias)
Paper: Recollections(white, craft) , Pattern paper (Fancy Pants-Park bench)
Ink: VersaInk (black), Studio G (Grey, olive, blue)
Accessories: Pearl stickers (Recollections)
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"