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Friday, August 30, 2013

Making A Comeback!

Hi everyone!  I have really been missing in action lately.  I do apologize for that.  This August was a very emotional one for me.  For some reason it hit harder this year than it has in recent years.  Just the other day I received an email update on one of my aunts is declining pretty steadily.  She was always such a strong person and when she walked into a room, you knew she had arrived.  It was just the final straw.  I decided I could not allow the sad things in life to rule over me anymore.  I am determined to find my inspiration groove and get back to crafting.  I think it will be therapeutic.  So this weekend, I plan to get a start on it.  September will be my month to get myself back into the swing of things.  Now Monday is a holiday so look for my new creations to start on Tuesday.

For today, I wanted to share a few cards with you made by others.  I took time to be inspired by some cards I found on the internet.  Please enjoy these and have a wonderful weekend.  I will see you all on Tuesday!!

lamp post

Suitably Stamped: Etch a Birthday

Dreaming of a White Christmas Snowman Casrd...Stampin' & Scrappin' with Stasia.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

1st Birthday Already!!!!!!

Hi everyone.  We are ending the month of August with great speed and September will be here in just a few days.  In our family, we have several birthdays in the month of September.  There's mine, my oldest daughter's, my nephew named Daniel, my mother in law, my brother Chris, my aunt and our newest family member Jackson.  Yes little Jackson will be turning 1 on September 2nd.  It is hard to remember our family without him as a part of it but it is just as hard to believe that he is turning 1 already.  We will be celebrating his birthday with him on the first.  I can hardly wait. 

My daughter and I went shopping for his presents this past weekend.  His mom asked that instead of cards which tend to get tossed aside that we all bring him a book instead.  I was so excited to shop for books for him.  I love to read and think it is great that his mom is already teaching him about the joy of reading.  Now being a card enthusiast, this was also kind of hard for me.  So instead of a card I decided I would make a tag for his present.  Ready to see what I made?  Here we go!!!!

It's Elmo!!!!!  One of our favorite shows to watch when Jackson comes over is Sesame Street.  He loves Elmo.  So I thought this cute little guy would be perfect for a tag.  Of course I also got wrapping paper that will go with it.  It started as a piece of Pacific Point cut at 5 1/2" x 5 1/2".  Yes that is a bit large for a tag but Elmo's head had to fit!

For the "Happy Birthday" down the side of the tag, I used an alphabet stamp set that I have.  I stamped the letters using VersaMark ink and then heat embossed it using Gumball Green embossing powder.  While you can see it on the tag, it did not show up in the photo as well as it could have.  

To make his name, I used my big shot and an alphabet set of sizzlit dies.  I cut all the letters out of Basic Black and Gumball Green card stock.  This alphabet set has a shadow piece to go with each letter which helps those letters to stand out.  I attached the green letters to the black using a 2 way glue pen.  The finished letters were attached to the card using the same 2 way glue pen.  I added dots of a blue glitter glue to the attached letters.


Now for the star of the tag.  To make his face, I started by sketching on a piece of white paper.  I did this for a while until I was finally happy.  I then cut out the shape to use as a template.   I traced this onto my Real Red card stock and cut it out.  Next, I used a Sharpie marker and drew the mouth onto the face.  The eyes were made using Whisper White and Basic Black card stock.  I punched out 2 white circles using the 1 3/4" circle punch.  Next I punched 2 black circles using the 3/4" punch.  Using the 2 way glue pen, I added black glitter to the black of the eyes.  I then attached the white to the face with a liquid glue and then attached the black with the same liquid glue.  For the nose, I chose Tangerine Tango card stock.  I punched out a 1 3/4" circle and trimmed the sides down to make it more of an oval.  Now I could have used the large oval for this but when I tried it, the nose was too long.  I could have just cut off and rounded an end of it but the circle seemed easier to me.  I added orange glitter to it with the 2 way glue pen and attached it to the card with liquid glue.  

I added dots of glitter glue all around the letters and the face using a blue and a green glitter glue.  It just completed the look.  

I hope my niece and her husband get a kick out of the tag.  I do believe she is scrapbooking Jackson's life and the tag could be used an the scrapbook page if she would like to use it.  I can't wait until the party!!!!

That is all I have for you today.  I will return with another share so please stop by to visit again!!  See you later!!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Happy Birthday Mom!!

On this date in 1929, my mother was born in the small town of Tabor City, North Carolina.  She came from a loving family and was the most wonderful person I have ever known.  I lost her 7 years ago and miss her every day.  I still find myself wanting to call her just to talk and laugh.  She is singing with God's choir and watching over all of her family.  It is still painful and I think I will always miss her. 

My mom loved pink and pink roses are my go to for her on her special day.  Pink roses are a symbol of grace and elegance  The pink rose is often given as an expression of admiration. Pink roses can also convey appreciation as well as joyfulness.  All of these are things that symbolize my mom.  She was graceful and elegant,  joyful and a person I truly admire.

So Happy Birthday Mom!!  May you sing with the angels a joyful song.  I love you.

Thanks for listening and for stopping by today.  I will see you all later.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Almost Finished!!!!

Hi everybody.  I am so happy to announce that as I am typing this, the invitations to my husband's charity banquet are almost finished!!!!  I only have 2 steps left to complete and am positive I will have them finished this evening!!!!  I am so happy!!!!

Here you can see the pieces just waiting to be put together.  I just need to attach the vellum to the red piece with brads.  Once that is done, I will attach the red to the navy.   Some of the invitations are just one panel while others are a little fancier.

This is a closer look at one panel of the fancier ones.  I used the retired Wedding Sweet stamp set.  I stamped the image on the side panels using VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

This is a close up of the logo of the charity which I faded onto white card stock.  The corner images were stamped onto the white and the entire piece is attached to the red.

Now I know your must be thinking that this looks a bit blurry.  Well, you are right.  I promise they are not blurred.  Since this is printed on vellum, you can see the piece underneath and since it is not lined up perfectly it looks blurred.  

Once I have the finished ones, I will take a photo of them to share with you.  I want you to be able to see them completed.  I have made wedding invitations using these ideas also.

If you have been looking for the Pay Now buttons on my cards, I have to confess that I ran into a snag and have not been adding them yet.  I am trying to work out the problem and as soon as I do, I will put them on.  Until then, if you are interested in purchasing a card just email me.  

I also sell invitations for weddings, birthdays, etc.  Those you would need to email me about as you would need to give me more information about them.  

Well I am off to finish these cards and will then start work on some new material.  I also get to play with little Jackson today!!!!!!  Fun, fun, fun!!!  I will see you all later.  Thanks for visiting.

Friday, August 16, 2013


Hi everyone.  I am happy to be blogging this and visiting with all of you today.  It has been a crazy week.  I was bitten by some parasite last weekend and spent the entire weekend deep cleaning my house and washing all my clothes.  It was such fun (NOT!).  I was lucky enough to have the blog for Monday prepared but I lost track of time and did not get my others completed.  I am sorry.

I wanted to update my blog a bit.  I changed the look and added a snippet of information at the top.  This info is to remind you that most of my cards on this blog are for sale.  I accept payment through PayPal and am working on adding a "Pay Now" button to some of the past blogs.  My goal is to add it to future ones as I prepare them.  However I may not get it on all the past ones so if you see a previously posted card and the button is not there, please email me.  I will be working on this button over the weekend so hopefully I will get some of the past ones updated.

Please email me if you are thinking of ordering a card and need a change made to it.  I am more than happy to help if I can.  I will let you know if the change is possible and then you can order it. 

I am looking forward to a more relaxing weekend this weekend.  I hope you are never bitten by a parasite.  It is not fun. 

Since I deep cleaned the house and had to sit some things out in the sun where the warmth (okay here it is just heat) could freshen it, I thought I would share a card I found on Pinterest with you. 

  Dreaming of a White Christmas Snowman Casrd...Stampin' & Scrappin' with Stasia.
This little guy reminded me of cooler weather.  Believe me I am truly looking forward to the weather cooling down and allowing us to have a time we can be outside without overheating.

Well that's it for now.  I will be back next week and I will hopefully have a new share to show you.  Come visit me to find out.  See you all then and have a great weekend!!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Mouse Madness

Hi everyone.  Happy Monday!!!!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.

Today, I wanted to share the card I made using the punch art I shared on Friday.  Let's get started.

So here is the finished card.  I started with a base card of Baked Brown Sugar card stock cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4".  I added a layer of Whisper White card stock cut to be 4 1/8" x 5 3/8".  I also added a layer of Basic Black measuring 4" x 5 1/4".  All layers were attached to the base with runner adhesive.

Across the top of the black layer, I added a layer of Whisper White.  This piece was cut at 1" x 5 1/4".  I punched the one side using the retired eyelet border punch and then ran it through the big shot using the perfect polka dots folder.  I attached it using runner adhesive and added the red rhinestones to dress it up just a bit.

Across the bottom of the black layer I wanted to add a layer of glimmer red.  I cut a piece to be 2" x 5 1/4".  Using a 1 1/4" punch for the head and the 3/4" punch for the ears, I punched out the 2 Mickey Mouse heads.  I attached the piece to the card using my 2 way glue pen.  I then added black glitter to the heads using the same 2 way glue pen.  

For the greeting, I turned to my Create a Cupcake stamp set.  I stamped the greeting onto a piece of Whisper White card stock using VersaMark ink.  I then heat embossed it using an embossing powder called Red Dragon.  Once cooled, I punched it out using the word window punch.  I also punched a modern label out of black and layered them together using runner adhesive.  I then added it to the card using dimensionals.

As we move towards the characters, I want to start by saying I used the cupcake builder punch for all the base and frosting pieces.  I will not list this punch below unless it was also used for another piece of the character.  All lines were added to bases, frosting, hats, bows and other parts using a fine tip black marker.

Let's start with Minnie and Mickey Mouse.  I used the same colors of card stock for each:  Real Red, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White.  

Punches used for Minnie:
Dots - cupcake builder
Ears - 1/2" circle
Bow - retired heart to heart and 1/4" circle

Punches used for Mickey:
Ears - 1/2" circle
Dots on Base - 1/2" circle trimmed into oval shape

Moving on to the next 2 characters we find Goofy and Pluto.  

Card stock used for Goofy:  Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzazz and Night of Navy.  

Punches used for Goofy:
Hat top - retired heart to heart punch; I used the wide heart from this and trimmed it
Hat bottom - retired mitten builder punch

Card stock used for Pluto:  Gumball Green, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Basic Black and Daffodil Delight.

Punches used for Pluto:
Ears - word window, trimmed
Collar/Tag - cupcake builder (flame for tag) and a scrap piece for collar

Time for the last character Donald Duck.   I used Pacific Point, Whisper White, Real Red and Basic Black card stock for him.

Punhes used for Donald Duck:
Hat - small oval trimmed
Hat Band - 3/4" circle
Hat Band Tail - scrap of black cut into points on the ends
Bow - small heart and the circle from the itty bitty punch pack

All pieces of the characters are attached together using the 2 way glue pen.  Once they were assembled, I attached them to the card with dimensionals.  Since I wanted Donald to stand out in the center, I double stacked the dimensionals.  That set him up higher than the other characters.

If you have any questions about this card please feel free to ask.  I will be happy to help you.  

That's all I have for today.  I hope you will return to visit with me tomorrow.  I will see you all then!!!!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Play, Play, Play

Hi everyone and happy Friday!!!  I can't believe this week is over.  I had a lot going on this week and hope to relax at least one day this weekend.

I spent all day Wednesday playing with my nephew, Jackson!!  He is so much fun!  We played with his stackable rings, his giraffe with balls, his blocks and all the other toys we have for him.  He is 11 months old and always on the go.  He is so close to walking too.  I am so blessed to have time with him.  I will be keeping him all day every Wednesday as well as Friday afternoons.  I can't wait to play again!!!

Okay so I was a bit worn out Wednesday night.  I gave my dog a bath (that is always exhausting) and found myself just sitting on the couch relaxing.  I went to bed early because I could not seem to stay awake any longer. 

Yesterday (Thursday) I got up and got my house ready for our favorite pest control man to come and spray.  I really wanted him to come.  I know with our little pool I have seen more mosquitoes this year and have a few bites to prove they are around.  I then started working on the wording for the banquet invitations.  Once I managed to get that finished, I decided to create a few punch art things base on a photo I had seen on Facebook.  Now they are not on a card yet but I thought I would share them with you anyway.

I bet you can guess what these are based on!!!!!!  I am not going to go into how to make them today.  Instead, I will tell you they will be featured on a card on Monday and I will give instructions on how to make them then.  I hope you come back by to see my card.

Thanks for dropping by today to visit.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  See you Monday!!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Let's Take A Side Trip

Hi everyone and happy Wednesday.  I thought I would take a side trip today away from cards and share with you a tip for scrapbooking.  Now if you are like me, you like to scrapbook your family vacations and include different items you picked up along the journey.  I am a sucker for a good pamphlet.  I always pick those up.  So I felt the need to include them in my scrapbook.  Let me share a few pages of a 2007 trip we took with you to show how I added these pamphlets into the book.

The 2007 trip was a dual purpose trip.  First we traveled to my home state of North Carolina to bury my mom and second we took time coming back to visit some of the other states and see the sights.  One state we went to was Virginia.  Now I love history so this was a cool state to go to for me.  We went to Williamsburg and had a ball.  On our way to visit one of the sights, we spotted these giant heads of presidents off the freeway through some trees.  Well of course we had to go see what it was.  It is a place called Presidents Park.  The giant heads of all the presidents are there.  Each one tells a piece of history as you tour them.  You also get to see a replica of Air Force 1 and the presidential limo.  There were lots of pamphlets to get and I did.  

I used one of them as part of the background of this page by opening it up.  Now I know you may be thinking the other pamphlet covers part of the information but that pamphlet can be removed allowing you access to the info behind it.  

Here you can see the pocket I created to put this pamphlet in.  I wanted to be sure it could be removed and looked at in the future and a pocket was the best way to do this.  Now I would recommend you use sticky strip to attach your pockets to the page.  It seems to hold up really well.  I made this one simple and just included the date we were there on it.

Here is another page of that same journey.  Again I created a pocket to include.  I added some of the photos we took as well as some presidential quotes to the page.

I added the name of the park to this pocket.  I used punches and stickers to decorate it and slid the pamphlet inside.  

Pockets are a wonderful way to hold your keepsakes.  There are lots of variations you can do to make these.  I simply share a couple of the more simple ones with you today.

I will return with another share for you on Friday.  Since today is my first day keeping my wonderful nephew again, I plan on playing all day and will probably not have time to get into the craft room to make anything.  I hope you all have a wonderful day and do come to visit again.  See you later!!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Up Close with a Tree

Hi everyone!  It is hard for me to believe that schools are once again in session here in Arizona.  It seems they start earlier every year.  For me, it marks not only the beginning of the school year but the beginning of the holiday season and more importantly the beginning of my spending time with my favorite great nephew, Jackson.  I can hardly wait to spend days playing with him and watching him grow.  He will be 1 year old in September.  Hard to imagine almost a year has gone by since his arrival.  Since you can expect to hear lots about him in future posts, I will not bore you anymore right now.  So let's get back to holidays.

I am sticking with my Halloween theme for now since it is the first holiday we will encounter.  I saw a card similar to the one I am going to share today on Pinterest months ago.  It stuck with me and I really wanted to give it a try.  Ready to see it?  Let's go.

I am sure you have seen those cute Halloween decorations that people put on doors and trees that depict a witch who had a slight mishap while flying around on her broom.  I have always enjoyed this decoration so when I saw it on a card, I knew I wanted to try to make one myself.  

I started with a base card of Tangerine Tango card stock cut at 5" x 10", scored at 5".   I added a layer of Basic Black to this which measures 4 7/8" x 4 7/8".  The final top layer is Smoky Slate cut at 4 3/4" x 4 3/4".  All layers were attached using runner adhesive.  I chose to do this card as a square because the witch would fit better.  On this top layer of slate, I took a sponge with black ink on it and brushed it over the top of it.  I then took a piece of Early Espresso card stock and cut it to be 2" x 4 3/4".  I ran it through the big shot using the woodgrain impression folder and then adhered it to the card with runner adhesive. 

To start the witch, I took a piece of black card stock that I had run through the big shot using a swirl impression folder.  I punched out a 1 3/4" circle for the round piece and a small pennant from the pennant punch.  I added a piece of Elegant Eggplant to the pennant to form a band for the hat.  I attached the pieces together using liquid glue and added purple glitter glue to the band.  

The hands of the witch are from the boho blossom punch.  It's the large flower trimmed down.  The "hand" is attached with liquid glue to a word window that I trimmed a bit to fit the wrist.  I set these aside to attach to the witch in a bit.  I did go ahead and make the hair using a scrap of Gumball Green card stock and cutting strips in it.  It is attached to the hat using the liquid glue.

For the cape,  I again used the black card stock and punched out several of the larger scallop pennants from the pennant punch.  I layered them together with liquid glue and attached them to the hair is the same glue.  I then added the arms to it as were as orange glitter glue dots.  

For the legs, I used the modern label punch.  I started by punching out the label in black and then punched a second one for each leg in Gumball Green.  I cut pieces off the green and glued it with a 2 way glue pen to the black.  I added green glitter glue and attached them to the cape with liquid glue.  The shoes were made using the full heart punch.  I punched 2 out of black, cut a notch for the heel, and trimmed the rest to make the boot.  These are attached to the legs using liquid glue.  I then added crystal effects to them to make them look glossy.  

Now for the broom, I glued a scrap of espresso to the underside of the witch.  I then took the retired jewelry tag punch and punched 2 out of Daffodil Delight.  I layered them so that the top knobs would be next to each other.  I then punched a small oval out of the daffodil and flattened on side.  I attached this to the tags with the glue pen and cut strips to form the bristles.  I added some yellow glitter glue to the top portion of the bristles and attached it to the broom pole with the 2 way glue pen.  

Once all pieces of the witch were complete and dry, it was time to attach her to the card.  I decided to use dimensionals to do this.  I like the depth it adds to the card.

Well that's all I have for today.  I am off to clean the house and work on the invitations for the charity banquet my hubby is hosting in September.  I will return with another share for you so please stop by to see me again.  Thanks for dropping by today!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Special Days Special People

Hi everyone.  Well today is a special day in my family.  It is my big brother's birthday.  It is also a sad day for me as my big brother passed away almost 3 years ago.  He lost his battle with cancer after 16 long months.  I was there with him throughout his battle and saw the ups and downs, and I was there when he left this physical world and went to be with God.  I have heard people say that when your loved one has a disease like cancer, you start the grieving prior to his or her passing.  I would say this is true.  However, some of those same people seem to think that you will have an easier time with the loss.  Well let me tell you, that is most certainly not true.  The loss I felt the day he passed is just as vivid and real to me today as it was then.

I remember so many happy things about my brother.  His laugh and smile, his sarcasm, his strength and his overall joking around to make others laugh.  I miss all of those things as much today as I did the day he left this world to go home to God.  I still have many things that remind me of him in my life but the pain of his loss is still fresh.  

This month will also mark my mom's birthday.  I lost her 6 years ago.  It sure doesn't seem that long.  I still have days I want to pick up the phone and call her to tell her about something that happened in my day.  The heartache is remembering that I can't. 

I thought that instead of posting a card today, I would post a photo of something my brother really loved. 

Growing up with a dad in the Air Force, we went and saw the Thunderbird's air show just about every year.  My brother loved them.  It became a tradition for him to take his own family to these shows and now his children even take their families.  The beauty of the precision flying demonstrated by the brave pilots is remarkable.  I am in awe of what they do.

 When I went to select a photo to share with you, I wanted one that would have meaning for myself and my brother.  This one shows the team of pilots as they guide their planes in formation.  They are much like a family, relying on one another to make sure everything goes as planned.  That family togetherness is my first reason for sharing this one. 

The second reason is the sky in the background.  I love clouds.  They have a personality to them and a beauty that only God can give them.  Seeing the vivid blue of the sky and the brilliant white of the clouds reminds me that God is with us always and now my brother walks with him in the heavens.  I guess I like to gaze at the sky and think of him.  I often wonder what he talks to God about and how much more beautiful the heavens are when you are living in them with the Lord.  I can only imagine.

Now I hope this did not depress you.  It was certainly not meant to.  I just needed to have the time to reflect on my big brother's life and to share something that brought a smile to his face.  I miss him tremendously. 

I will be back with a card to share with you soon so be sure to stop by and see me.  Thanks for visiting today and allowing me to share a bit of my life with all of you. 

Friday, August 2, 2013

A Monster of a Couple

Today's share features a very lovely couple, well maybe not lovely.  They seem to be a bit of a monster couple, but a cute monster couple.  Now one of these characters I shared with you on Wednesday.  The other one came to me in the middle of the night.  There I was in my bed asleep when all of a sudden I woke up to roll over and thought " oh my goodness, this guy needs his bride!".  Can you guess which character that I shared needed a bride?  Well let's see if you are right!!!!

It's Frankie and the bride!!!!!  Yep I could not resist the urge to make her.  As always, we will begin with the base and work our way up.  The base card is a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock.  It is scored at 5 1/2".  I added a piece of Basic Black cut at 4 1/8" x 5 3/8".  I attached it to the base with runner adhesive.  For the top layer, I took a piece of Basic Gray and cut it at 4" x 5 1/4".  Before adding it to the base, I fashioned a tree out of Early Espresso card stock.  The tree is attached using runner adhesive.  I then added the greenery to the tree using Garden Green card stock and my scallop circle punches.  I attached the circles with runner adhesive and trimmed off any excess that hung over the edges.  I then attached it to the base with the runner adhesive. 

The bats were made using Basic Black card stock and the retired bitty bat punch.  I punched out 2 of these.  I added black glitter to these using a 2 way glue pen.  I then attached these to the tree with the same 2 way glue pen.

I wanted to add a bit of character to the tree so I added a hole on the trunk with my black marker.  Next I punched out 2 circles using the 1/4" circle punch from Daffodil Delight.  I also punched out 2 circles using the 1/8" circle punch from Real Red.  I attached these together using the 2 way glue pen and attached them to the tree the same way.  I drew the red lines just to make the eyes a bit more scary.  

Here is a close up of Frankie himself.  I used the owl builder punch for all pieces of him except the wings and bolts.  I used the 1 3/4" scallop punch cut in half for the wings.  The other half I used on the bride.  the bolts are the top of the jewelry tag (retired).  I used Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Basic Black, Whisper White and Brushed Silver card stock for him.  All his pieces are attached using the 2 way glue pen and the finished Frankie is attached to the card with dimensionals.  I added white gel pen to his eyes and black marker for stitches.  I added silver glitter to the bolts and brown glitter to the buttons.

For the bride, I used the owl builder punch for most of her.  The second part of the scallop circle forms her wings.  For her hair, I punched out a wide oval from Basic Black and one from Smoky Slate.  I took the slate one and cut it into strips for the hair.  I trimmed off one end of the black oval and attached the slate strips using the glue pen.  Once all pieces of my owl bride were attached together with the glue pen, I added silver glitter to the hair and white to the dress.  White gel pen finished the eyes and black marker made the stitches.  Once the glitter was dried, I attached the finished bride with dimensionals.

Well we are at the end of the week and 2 days into a new month.  Time flies when life is happening.  I wish you all a wonderful weekend and please come back to see me next week.  Thanks for visiting today!  See you later!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

A Bewitching Halloween Card

Hi everyone.  I have once again returned and today I have a card themed for Halloween.  I used a couple of the owl figures I shared yesterday just as I said I would.  Let's get started.

I wanted to keep this card simple so I did not do a lot of embellishing on it.  I started with a base card of Pumpkin Pie card stock cut at 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2".  I added only one layer to this.  It is a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of photo card stock.  I used this so I would be able to create my background.  Using the 1 3/4" circle punch, I punched a circle from a post it note and attached it to the photo card stock.  This would allow me to add my ink but leave the circle white so I would have a moon.  Once it was attached (using the sticky from the post it note itself) I took my sponges and my Night of Navy and Midnight Muse ink pads and sponged the background on being sure to mix the colors and blend them as well as I could.  Once finished, I peeled off the post it note and was ready to add my details.

To cut the letters for the greeting, I used my big shot and the retired decorative strip called billboard.  I cut the letters out of Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black card stock.  I added orange glitter to the pumpkin letters using a 2 way glue pen.  I then attached the pumpkin letters to the black ones being sure to offset them just a bit.  I used the same glue to do this.  Once they were all attached, I attached them to the card using the same glue pen.  

To make my broom, I started with a piece of Early Espresso cut to be about 5" in length and only about 3/4" wide.  I ran this through the big shot using the woodgrain impression folder.  I tore a strip off once it was embossed and used my scissors to round the end of it.  Next I took the retired key tag punch and punched one out of Crumb Cake card stock.  I cut an end off and using my Crumb Cake marker I drew the line across the and lines for the bristles.  I then used my scissors to cut strips up to the line so it looked more realistic.  I glued the head onto the stick using a liquid glue and attached the finished broom to the card with the same glue.

For the characters, I used the following card stock colors:  Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie and Pink Pirouette.  The body of the witch and cat were made using the owl builder punch.  The tail of the cat is the body of the owl trimmed up one side to make the thin tail.  The hat of the witch is made using the large oval punch and the owl builder.  The point of the hat is the owl body cut in half using one ear for the point.  I added a pumpkin to the dress of the owl using a stamp I happen to have.  I brushed the edges of the hat the the witches head using a sponge and white ink.  I added whiskers to the cat and lines to the witch eyes with a white gel pen.  The glitter on the eyelids and the hat were added using colored glitter glue.   The pieces of the owl and cat are adhered with a 2 way glue pen and the finished figures were attached using dimensionals.

Well that's all for today.  I will return tomorrow with another share for you so please come visit me again.  Thanks for stopping by today!!!!