Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!!! Today I'm sharing my favorite Halloween card featuring the Charcoal in Moonspooks digital stamp from Pollycraft.

The patterned paper are from an old basic grey collection. Sadly I'm down to just scraps now. The tag was a discount find at target. I punched a spider border out of glossy black cardstock and added some glossy dew drops in each corner.

Here are the copic markers I used to color the image.

Cat: T1, T3, T5, T6, T8
Hat: V91, V93, V95, V99
Fence: E70, E71, E74, E77, E79
Grass: G94, G99
Moon: Y00, YR30

Hoping the weather is nice where ever you are and that the little ones have fun trick or treating!

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

All Hallow's Eve

Hi my crafty friends! I'm back with another Halloween card today. My husband's family is really into celebrating Halloween. They go all out and decorate their yards and inside of the house. I don't decorate my house or yard but do enjoy making Halloween cards for the family.

The image used on today's card is the Scaredy Cat digital stamp by Can You Digi It. I used some patterned papers from my stash and embellished with a fun tag, some gems and black twine.

A few weeks ago one of my friends daughter's broke her arm practicing irish dancing and had to have surgery.  We spent the morning watching their other daughter and went to target that morning to pick up a get well gift for the daughter having surgery.  While there we browsed the discount section and found a set of tags... one of which I used on this card. On the tag is this All Hallow's Eve poem.  I used the poem on the inside of my Halloween cards this year.


Halloween is upon us… time for ghosts & ghouls and all things ghastly. Witches on their brooms and creepy kitties riding along. Jack-o-lanterns with scary faces and trick or treating at scary places. Haunted houses with bats above and silhouettes of trees who’ve lost their leaves. Mummies and zombies strolling about, scary enough to make you shout! Souls rising from their graves, it’s their night to come out and play. So if you venture out at night, please beware of all the fright. If you see a ghost, try to be brave. If you see a witch, don’t run away. It’s time to be merry and celebrate, it’s All Hallow’s Eve, the most festive night.

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch #196

Hi my crafty friends!  I hope you will join me and the design team at CASE(E) this Sketch in making cards for this week's challenge #196 CAS(E) for a Cause.

It's not required that you participate in the CAS(E) for a Cause to play along with the challenge.  You are more than welcome to just use the sketch and enter your card as normal.  All cards will be considered for the win.  However, if you feel so inclined, we'd love to have you join in the fun. 

Here's a few details about the CAS:

Tri-County Humane Society

The Tri-County Humane Society (TCHS) operates an independent non-profit animal shelter in St. Cloud, MN. The TCHS has been providing quality services to the people and animals of Central Minnesota since 1974.

Some of their services include care for homeless animals, pet adoption, pet lost and found, and humane education. They also provide knowledgeable answers to questions regarding pet care, behavior and many other animal related issues.

They are looking for general and thank you pet themed cards (no wild animals please). Some pet themed birthday, sympathy and anniversary cards are welcome too. Please leave the inside of the cards blank for the humane society to write personal messages. Please include envelopes, no plastic sleeves needed.  

Please mail cards to the following address:

Karen Howard
9088 Country Avenue
Monticello, MN 55362

Many thanks to CAS(E) this Sketch for hosting this CAS(E) for a Cause!  The design team cards are amazing so be sure to check them out!

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

House Of Haunts

Hi my crafty friends!  I've another Halloween card to share today.  The image is the House Of Haunts rubber stamp set by Stampin' Up.  I water colored the image then using a small brush added speckles of watercolor.

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Haunted House

Hi my crafty friends! Every year I feel like my holidays are mixed around. The beautiful fall colors on the trees gets me in the mood to make thanksgiving cards. Then October rolls around and I'm in the mood to create Halloween cards.

The image on this card is from the House Of Haunts wood mounted rubber stamp set by Stampin' Up. I stamped the image on watercolor paper using jet black archival ink and water colored the image. It's hard to tell in the photos but the ground is purple and the sky light grey.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Crazy Cat Embossed

Hi my crafty friends!  Today I've a card for the Splitcoaststampers Falliday Fest challenge "For The Love Of Pets".  The challenge is to create a card with your pet or favorite animal on it.  I've been a cat lover ever since I was little girl.  Sometimes my cats have this intense look on their face when they are watching spiders crawl across the floor.

I embossed the background with my paw print embossing folder and water colored the image.  OMG, I never knew how addicting water coloring could be, LOL!

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Northwoods Moose

Hi my crafty friends! Today I'm sharing a card I gave my brother-in-law for his birthday! The image is a Northwoods Rubber Stamp. It's an older stamp I've had in my stash for years.

The image was colored using copic markers. The background was created with several pieces of scrap paper I had. And really the only embellishment is the staples I added at the bottom.

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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Nine Lives by Paper Smooches

Hi my crafty friends!  I've a few more pet themed cards for cards for a cause to share then will be back to share all the fall cards I'm currently creating!

I made some travel layouts using a paper collection by Little Yellow Bicycle this summer and had some scraps left over I used on this card.  The image is from the Nine Lives clear stamp set by Paper Smooches.

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