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Monday, October 22, 2018

Merry Christmas - Kraftin Kimmie

Not quite ready for Christmas yet but I am feeling maxed out on Halloween cards so changing it up a bit and starting on Christmas cards.

I love the bright festive colors and am using more of these on my cards, in fact I actually have some pastel pink and lavender than I am in love with.

This guy is from Kraftin Kimmie and I stamped him on some cardstock and colored his with copics. Die cut the panel from MTFS and popped the panel up on some pink and main pp.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Halloween Diamond Dotz

 So if you remember my other post on diamond dotz it was something I started doing at the expo and my friend being the enabler she is helped me succumb to yet another craft. I began with an innocent enough small panel then graduated to this medium size one and when I was done I had it framed. This one did not take that long and it is really hard to see the beauty of this through a lens but it really is quite stunning.

I picked the Halloween project because one I like Halloween and two I knew my grand kids would love it so figured on giving this to my dd for her birthday. Little did I know the grand kids would find it and show to their mom so of course I let them take it home pre birthday celebration. I then ended up buying 2 Christmas ones, a Snowman and a Santa that I figured I could keep one and give one to my dd for her birthday.

I already completed the Snowman and had it framed, I have to say it turned out gorgeous and am still working on Santa.

Interestingly enough when I took this pumpkin one to Michaels I found out that all the big craft stores are now carrying these. I was also surprised to find that most of the girls at the framing department were big into them. A few people have stopped by to look at it in the store and asked about the project and where to buy them, which is how I found out that the craft stores were carrying them.

Anyhoo if you need another craft by all means this one is easy and very enjoyable as I tell my husband its like a cross between paint my numbers and counted cross stitching. I also know there are other brands out there especially on Amazon but have heard the bead or dotz don't shimmer as much, the area you cover in dotz is way less than the original dd panels, but they do have a plethora of unique projects so you'd probably find one that appeals to you.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Have A Spooky Halloween - Tim Holtz

This last die from Tim Holtz's trio is a skeleton. I have to say I really am amazed at how thin and crisp these die cuts are. I thought for this last guy I would do something with a distressed look. I started with a tag, inked it up with some pumice stone distressed ink and then just kept layering stamps, inks and embossing.

I matted the grey card stock down and then popped up pattern paper, I then adhered the tag to the pattern paper and popped up the skeleton for some added dimension, Then finished the card with a sentiment and orange and black check bow.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Happy Halloween - Tim Holtz

The second of the spooky trio is Dracula who pretty much looks his part for a silhouette. There were also 2 little bats that really are very effective so I paired them with Drac. 

Just love the shimmer of the silver foil card and using up some scraps that were sitting on my desk. The purple with the silver really is quite yummy together. 

Monday, October 8, 2018

Happy Trick or Treating - Tim Holtz

So I recently purchased Tim Holtz's silhouette dies and gotta say I really do love them. I think these would be great on a layout, in a pocket page or mixed media.

I never the less used them on cards. Up first is Frankie, I love how he is hunched over it really gives a creepy effect to his character. For this card I stamped my background and used MFTS die to add a frame to the overall card. Used some stickers that I picked up from Michaels, a few enamel dots and a stamped sentiment from Stampendous. A pretty quick card.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Trick Or Treat - Greeting Farm

This is another digital image I printed out I believe last year and never quite go around to doing anything with it. At the time I thought she was too large for a card but giving her a second glance I realize that's not the case.

 The stamp or image rather is from Greeting Farm, pp is from Authentique and those sentiment stickers are from *gasp* Making Memories; such a long time ago.

I am also including some sneak peeks of an altered project that I am working on for my dd and grandsons.

Using a lot of Basic Grey. In fact I am so happy to use up this Santa, he was perfect for what I needed.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Happy Trick or Treating

Another purple and black color scheme as well as more Pink and Main products. Obviously this little cutie goes with my previous set of monsters and the pp is also P&M.

Tried to keep this one pretty simple and found a pumpkin sticker from my bargain shopping last year so it seemed like it kind of belonged with her. 

I think this is the card will be a perfect for my little grand daughter.