I have a lot going on with this card, but I am pleased with the results. The butterfly is stamped with Inkadinkado Garden Delight. I added some sparkle to it with stickles. The swirl and "HI" are chipboard. I painted the letters but left the swirl plain. The paper is by Little Yellow Bicycle. Oh.. the journaling card behind the letters was also stamped and cut out. The stitches are rub-ons. How's that for using a stash?
And... I know it's last minute, but I wanted to share. I made 50 treat bags for the trick or treaters who will get the pants scared off them by my hubby. It's the least I could do. Maybe later I'll post some pics of our scary decorations. For now, here's the treat toppers. I'm doing some subtle advertising there too.
I found yet another great sketch site this month - www.sheetload.blogspot.com They publish a monthly ezine with a SKETCH! (you know by now I LOVE sketches) and directions for making several cards at one time. Great for Christmas and those other holidays when you need multiple cards. They also have a monthly contest. Here is my card that I created with this month's sketch:
I used my new paper from Cosmo Cricket Wonderland. The flower is from the Dollar Tree. I placed an epoxy sticker (from the Michael's dollar bin) in the center.
This week's sketch from 2sketches4you was a lot of fun. I waited late to make my card, but I was waiting on new goodies! I used new Urban Prairie papers from BasicGrey and a cardstock sticker from daisyd's chloe marie that arrived at my house Thursday.
Here's the sketch
Here's my card
I sponged walnut ink on the edges of the blue paper. I got it a little heavier in some places than I like. I also did the edge of the center piece. Overall, I'm happy with it. It was fun to do.
It seems that every day I am stumbling across one great blog after another with great sketches. This weekend I found Our Creative Corner. What a talented group they have!
Here is the sketch for this week's challenge there-
And here is my card. I needed to make a sympathy card for my pastor who lost his grandmother, so I used the sketch to make it. I love the color combination and I hope it is as comforting to his family as it is to me. It's not a WOW! card but it's very pleasing to me.
I found some time to play with the sketch from 2sketches4you again this week.
My card is a hybrid. I used papers from a couple of digi kits by Sophia Sarducci. After I printed them and cut them for my card, I outlined the edges with a gold leafing pen. The flower is from a $1.00 bunch from the Dollar Tree and I sprayed it with gold glitter spray to tie it to the colors of the card better.
I actually got to participate in this challenge again this week. Here's the greeting card I made for Laura's sketch 10.
The lighting was horrible this afternoon so the color looks off. That is the beautiful Making Memories vintage collection paper. I also got a new toy this week- the Fiskars treading water punch, so I did the edges of my strip with that. I tore the edges of the striped piece and applied walnut ink to both to make it a little shabby. It was a quick and fun card to do.
I'm back to share the fruits of my labor thus far. I've got to take a break and cook supper, but I hope to do a little more before bedtime. I've gotten a few cards done today and checked in on some blog candy, challenges, and such. I hope you've gotten a chance to play and enter some contests for prizes and I hope you win!
It's here- World Card Making Day! What is it? A day for paper crafters and card makers to unite and officially kickoff Christmas card making. Yep, Christmas will be here before you know it. Visit the World Card Making Day website to learn more and find ways to celebrate. I'll be working on my Christmas cards and some for Mission Soldier Support!
Here's one I'll be adding to the shop a little later-
The time of year when all the ghost and goblins come out.... it's fastly approaching. My hubby loves Halloween so all month I'll be searching etsy for some interesting Halloween related items. This week's focus is pumpkins/ jack o lanterns.
I am proudly participating in MSS. (Mission Soldier Support)- A charitable effort of Handcrafted Card makers dedicated to providing beautiful handmade cards to our soldiers overseas, for the upcoming winter holidays. The soldiers can use these cards to write to their loved ones back home. For more information, please check out capturedtimebooks.blogspot.com If you'd like to donate an item to this cause, search "MSS" for participating shops at etsy.com or southernscraps.etsy.com. When you buy the card, simply include "MSS" or the words "Mission Soldier Support" in your notes to seller and I'll send the cards straight to our project coordinator capturedtimebooks.etsy.com Promotion runs from October 1st through November 7th, 2008. Feel free to pass our promo on to your friends. It is a really easy way to give this holiday Season!
Here's a treasury of cards snagged last night to kick off the promotion!