Saturday, October 22, 2011

~~~ HaLLoWeeN TaGs~~~

Hi Y'all!!! I hope y'all are enjoying your weekend !! The weather is perfect here in Alabama. We have all the windows and doors open. I have been on a tag making kick and I had lots of fun creating these Halloween tags! Various carts were used, including, Tags Bags Boxes and More for the tags, Art Philosophy for the flowers, Create a Critter for the pumpkins,Wrap it Up for the witch,( a gift from Diane...thanks for the cart Diane !!!) and Happy Hauntings for the crow My friend Kelly printed off the darling vintage images and I was was lucky enough to get a page full of them !!!  Thanks Kelly!! I used Rock Candy on both of the vintage images, the moon and a pumpkin. Lots and lots of inking on these tags and I threw everything but the kitchen sink at them! Vintage gold tinsel, gold leaves from Hobby Lobby, lace, vintage seam binding and some beautiful Crinkle Ribbon that you can find here .  I added other ribbons and some great eyelash fibers given to me by Sandi...thanks Sandi!!! oh and she sent me some adorable mullberry flowers she made. I used one on them on one of the cat tags !  I stamped the witch and embossed her....woohoooo she turned out much better than I anticipated ! Added a feather or 2 and made some stick pins. I also used several embossing folders for the backgrounds. I hope you enjoy looking at these fun tags...I really had a blast making them!!!  Thanks to all my generous friends for helping me create these tags..I couldn't have done with without you!!!! I almost forgot, I included a picture of an easel I made so that the tags can sit up. Thanks for taking a peek!!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

~~~ Shabby Chic Tags ~~~

Good morning Y'all. I was a lil sick last week and didn't feel like creating, but I did watch alot of videos on Youtube and I was inspired to make these tags. I used Tags Bags Boxes and More for the 1st tag. You have to look hard to see that I stamped an image on the background of this Pink Paislee paper and embossed it with gold PearlEx. I added a butterfly from the Bloom cart and a little bling.The beautiful roses were a RAK from Tatiana, as well as the pretty brown ribbon...thanks T !! Diane inspired me to drag out my beads and I made the pin, using a vintage hat pin I found at an Estate sale. Thanks D for the inspiration!! The stamp is from Close To My Heart, I just cut it up and layered it. Lots of inking on both tags, added some feathers and curly Q's using Memory Thread. I wish I could take credit for the Birdhouse card, but I saw one similar to this one on Utube and I can't find it to give the talented lady credit. I used Stretch your Imagination for the birdhouse, Art Philosophy for the brown flowers in the corner and Sentimentals ( I think) for the bird. I also stamped on the background of this tag, used glimmer mist and Rub and Buff to give it an aged look. I made another pin and added this adorable charm I found at Hobby Lobby. Thanks for stoppin by and taking a peek!!

Monday, October 3, 2011

~~~ BOO ~~~

Good Morning Y'all! I want to say a big THANK YOU to Kimberly, for giving me the privilege to be a part of her awesome Design Team!!! The last 6 months have been really fun and creative and it's sad that this will be my finale card , as part of that team. When Kimberly asked me to be on her DT, I was very reluctant, because y'all know I struggle with stamping!!! But thanks to Kimberly, I think that I have conquered my fear! lol Thanks again, were a sweetheart to work with!! I wish I could have taken Kimberly up on the offer for another 6 months, but this time of year is just TOO hectic for me!! She is having a DT call, so some of you might want to go over and submit a project if you want to be on one of THE BEST design teams in blog land !!
 The theme over at is to make a Cute Halloween card. I have become hooked on making shutter cards and today's card is made using that format. I have been making them because I get to layer all types of great papers and today's paper is from
DCWV,The Ghosts and Goblins Matstack.
The recipe:
Pumpkin.....A Child's Year
Skeleton and Fence.....Paper Doll Dress Up
Moon....Camp Out
Haunted House.....Holiday Cakes
Witch.....Martha Stewart Punch
Mat for Stamped Sentiment.....Punch from StampinUp
Sentiment....Happy Haunting Stamp Set that you can find here.
Black and White Bakers Twine.....this can be found at the above link, as well.
Glimmer Mist
Thanks so much for taking a peek!!!!!

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This sight is dedicated to the art of card making....of which I am addicted ! I began making cards a few months before Dan was deployed to Iraq.I wanted to make sure he had a new card to open every day, so I used BlueMountian.Co and created him 2 months worth of cards !About a year ago I saw that famous infomercial for a little bug called a Cricut.Well, after watching it numerous times, I HAD to have it...and I ordered it!!!Then I found the Cricut Message Board and I hit pay dirt!!! I was, and still am so inspired by some of the talented women on that board!I have to give them credit for making me the card maker that I am today!!!
Thank you ladies, from the bottom of my heart!
I hope you enjoy looking at my cards, as much as I enjoy making them!!!