Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Donut Days!


Okay so as addicted as I am to making the sugar skull stamps, I'm equally addicted to making these donut cards!  That's probably a good thing.  They are all birthday cards and I have a TON of guy birthdays in the next few weeks.

These cards are another creation using Amuse stamps and inspiration from an Amuse class.  The card from the class was a really pretty CAS card.  I had these wicked old Amuse card bases that made the look a teensy bit more masculine, well as masculine as polka dots and sprinkles can get.  LOL!

The donuts were all colored with Copics and the sprinkles were colored with Tombows (so they wouldn't bleed through the cardfront).  When I colored the yellow frosting version, I realized I could make the image it look like a fried egg too!  Now I've just got to find 5 minutes to step away from the sugar skulls and donuts to play with fried eggs. :-P

Hope your Wednesday finds you some time to play!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Sugar Skulls


So yesterday got away from me!  I was going to share these, but DH and I were relaxing with some leaf-peeping and a last beach walk for the season.  Hope you had a relaxing Sunday too!

These skulls are from Amuse, stamped with Memento Tuxedo, and colored with Copics.  The base is a PTI die that I thought was just perfect as background accent (and to hide the marker that bleeds through the back!).  My next batch will have some sparkle though.  These went out to an Etsy customer as a little "thank you for your order" gift. :)

I stamped out a bunch more of these to play around with and can't wait to use them on more projects!  I can't get over how popular these have gotten this year.  When I taught ELL in South Carolina, my students would use these to decorate alters for Dia de Los Muertos on November 1st and 2nd.  It is a beautiful celebration of ancestors who have passed on and have been blessed to take part in this celebration in years past.  If you don't already know about this celebration, I encourage you to learn about it.

Have a beautiful Monday!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Some Halloween Fun


I got the chance to take an Amuse Stamps Halloween card class last week and thought I'd share them with y'all!  I made a little oops with my "spooky" (it is a little wonky), but I love the little skeleton dudes.  They remind me of Karate Kid, the original one with Ralph Macchio.  Dating myself a bit huh.

Not much going on here.  I wanted to take a nap today, so what happened?  Everyone else is asleep and I am wide awake typing this post.  Oh well, at least it is quiet. :)

Gonna play with some sugar skull stamps I got from the class.  They are pretty addictive!  It's fun to go wild with bright colors!  If I get anything finished I'll share with you tomorrow...

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Lovin' Lobsta'


I love lobster! I've loved eating lobster since I was little (in spite of the fact my mom and uncle raced them across the kitchen floor before cooking them!!!!). I really should enter into a lobster eating contest.  It's embarrassing to watch me eat them too.  I have to eat whole lobsters outside because it is a full body experience, butter everywhere, bib covered in shell bits.  Dreadful sight I tell ya.

Well this summer I was obsessed with all things nautical.  Bags, clothes, shoes, jewelry- then I starting hoarding, um I mean collecting, nautical stamps.  I made a few kits to assemble with my friends at The Cape.  These were the leftovers!  Can you tell I was obsessed?!?  Since I signed up for a couple craft fairs in the area, I decided I would package these goodies up as kits.  In the meantime, I'm adding these kits to my Etsy Shoppe.

Hope, if you live in the Northeast, you were able to stay dry today.  Me, I'm a drowned rat!  Cida likes the light rain, but the downpours had him running for the door! LOL!  I've got some new pics coming of him, so stay tuned. :)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Witchy Treat


These days we aren't allowed to have treats like this at school.  This is almost as good in that it is sweet to look at!

The card is 4.25"X4.25", my favorite size.  The image is PTI, the b&w paper is cut with a PTI die, and the witch hat is an MFT die.  The other goodies are this 'n that from my stash.  I'm thinking I'll make another one and give these out to my roomies on Halloween. :)

Do you have anything fun you do with/for coworkers on Halloween?

Monday, October 13, 2014

A new kit


I'm getting ready for a couple craft fairs on my calendar.  Last February my valentine kits were a huge success, so I put together a Hanukkah kit.  I meant to have a Rosh Hashanah kit, but time got away from me.. Always next year right? :)

I've got a couple Christmas and a Halloween kit in the hopper.  Hopefully those will be more concrete by weeks end.  In the meantime, we are headed back to Obedience Class tonight.  I think Cida thinks it is for us, not him. LOL!  We're all sure to sleep well tonight regardless.  Class is at 8pm and lasts an hour, and it takes 15-20 minutes to get there.  Our household is in bed by 9 and up between 5:15 & 6:15.  Tomorrow morning is going to be "ruff"!

Have a wonderful Monday!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Forgotten, but not lost



I thought I had shared this a while ago, but I scrolled through everything and couldn't find it in a past post.  It was inspired by a class I took many moons ago and uses negative space in such a pretty way.  I should make more cards like this!!! 

It looks like it is so much more work than it really is and the best part is you have a great shaped piece to use on another project!  Love when that happens.  Now if I would only stop hoarding all those "pieces" I'd be all set. LOL!

I'm off to battle vacation traffic, but it is all worth it because I'll get to see some friends and family this long weekend. :) Do you have any fun plans this weekend?  Will you get to have a long weekend?