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Trick or Treat

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Hello Blog Friends,

Today I'm sharing a Halloween card I received from my friend, Liane.  The little trick or treaters is a strip die by Sizzix/Tim Holtz.  The bats are on the card are brads.  I haven't seen bat brads before, and will have to look for some.  Isn't the kids shadow die cut cute?  I just love it.  The die has some additional images on it as well (saw it online).  Liane was sweet enough to send me some of the kiddo die cuts, so I'm using them on an ATC swap this month.  I'm so glad I got them done before mom went in to the hospital.  

The orange moon has Stickles around the outer circle.  Then Liane used her Dymo tape gun to spell out "Trick or Treat" on black tape.  So perfect for this card!  Thanks again, Liane!




That's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by.  Until next time...

Just When the Caterpillar Thought the World Was Over.......

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Hi Blog Friends,

This might be a duplicate post, and if it is, I apologize.  I posted yesterday (it takes about 12+ hours for posts to show up and notices via email to reach bloggers).  I never received an email notice that this blog posted, so I am posting again today.

I've been absent because mom is in the hospital.  Keeping this short.  I colored the butterflies with Copics, and used scrapbook paper on the background.  It's really pretty paper with  silver glitter on the lines of the pattern.  You can see it a bit better in the second photo.  Gotta get to the hospital.  I'm sorry, posts may be slow in coming for a while.






Love  his pic of the orange butterfly!
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Just When the Caterpillar Thought the World Was Over......

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Hi Blog Friends,

I've been absent because mom is in the hospital.  I'm keeping this short as we're leaving for hospital in a few minutes.  Just wanted you all to know why I haven't been posting.  My posts may be few for the next while.  Sorry.  

Today's card is a beautiful sentiment.  I colored the butterflies with Copics, and used scrapbook paper with silver glittered lines on the diamond pattern.  Wish you could see the sparkle, and maybe it shows up best in the bottom photo if you look closely.   

Gotta run.  I'll be back when I can.






Love this picture of the orange butterfly.......

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Sophia in Red

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Hello Blog Friends!

I was going thru stamps I bought at the last stamp convention I attended and came across Sophia!  She's an unmounted stamp, so I pulled out my cling sheets and got her clinged.  I don't really like stamping without cling mounting anymore.  I just think I get a clearer image with the cling.  She's colored with Copics.  Scrapbook paper is on the right hand side of the card and in the square right behind Sophia.  The braid trim I picked up when we were in Texas a couple of years ago at one of the areas local craft stores.  I used redline tape to adhere the black braid and it worked great.  Oh....the Sophia stamp is from Stampland. They really do have some beautiful women stamps.  








Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Our weather is quickly turning cold.  We're supposed to get snow tonight/tomorrow.  Too soon for me, but we'll take whatever moisture comes our way.  Until next time, happy stamping!



House Mouse Wreath & Berries

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Hello Blog Friends,

A quick post today with a little stamp from House Mouse.  This stamp is really small, and a challenge to color.  Copic markers were used, with the tiny areas being colored with Spectrum Noir's because they have more of a hard fine tip.  If you've used Spectrum's you know what I'm talking about.  The die cut used was cut with a Spellbinder's die, and one of my circle punches for the white cardstock.  I used a muted burgundy color on the biggest die cut, then kraft card stock on the next size.  I used the same card stock on the background border around the card, and a burgundy organza ribbon to finish it off.












I wish you all a good weekend!  No wind here today like yesterday, so I'm a happy camper.  Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Until next time, happy stamping!

Yuccas in Snow

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Hi Blog Friends!

Today's post is a card made with stamps from B&J Stamps, whose company is in southern New Mexico.  This was one of the cards that the owner of B&J demos at stamp convention.  Fun corner accent design stamps are the ones that resemble little pinwheels, and I love dots, so I had to add those around the edges of the card.  The main center circle was done with one of their bold stamps.  Ink pads are Inkcredibles.  The yuccas are dotted with Liquid Applique, then slightly heated with a heat tool to"puff" it up.  You need to be really careful when heating Liquid Applique so you don't scorch your card stock.  Very fine glitter is sprinkled on top of the Liquid Applique.  Blue and white twine tied around the bottom of the card.  A Southwestern Christmas card.  









Enjoy your week.   Thanks for stopping by today.  Until next time, happy stamping!

Tiptoeing Thru the Tulips

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Happy Weekend Blog Friends!

I had this card in my little stash of unfinished cards.  I had purchased some Liquid Pearls awhile back and thought it would be fun to try something different with the LP.   The basic technique is one that we did at Los Alamos Stamp Club when it was still in existence.  Sad to say, it is no more.  Sure do miss that stamp club, as it was a lot of fun, nice ladies and I always learned something at club.  The background is stamped with a Magenta flower and silver Brilliance ink, then you color the tulip stamp with markers and stamp on top of the background.  Bold stamps seem to work best.  You can't see it in the pics, but the background is really shimmery...the silver Brilliance ink.  I outlined the tulips with the Liquid Pearls.  Love the way it turned out.   :o)










I hope you're having a good weekend.  It's pretty darn chilly here today.  I'm ready for it to warm up a little.  Until next time.....happy stamping!

Red-Breasted Robin with Fall Leaves

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Hi Blog Friends!

Today's post is the Red-breasted Robin.  The stamp is Magenta.   Colored with Copics.  For embellishments, I punched out some leaves, but before I did that, I stamped over the terra cotta card stock with a Stampers Anonymous stamp that has kind of an abstract design on it (with distress ink).  The kraft colored leaves is card stock that I had run thru an embossing folder and brushed the top of the embossing with distress ink to bring out the lines.  I wrapped a piece of brown organza ribbon around the bottom of the image and then added the leaves on top of the ribbon.  To finish it off, I added the golden colored berries by "The Robin's Nest"....quite fitting, don't you think?  :o)

Now, hubby suggested that instead of the bluish color I normally color in around images, that I use this color.  I'm still not sure what I think, but I'm game to try new colors.  He liked it, so he's happy, and I tried something new!












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A Basket Full of Spicy Chili!

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Hello Bloggers!

With the smell of chili roasting in the air around town, I thought I'd post some chili today.  I think chili roasting is quickly coming to and end because television is reporting that the chili is turning red on the vines down south.  For those of you not from New Mexico, our chili is mostly roasted when it's still green.  Today's stamps are from Stamp A Mania, from their Stampa Barbara line.  You can find them at www.stampamania.com   Check 'em out.

I used a corrugated kraft colored background behind the basket.  Used tiny brads on the corners.   Stamped and punched out the "Spicy" word on kraft colored card stock, backed it with a black card stock circle.  Colored the chili's with Spectrum Noir's that also come from Stamp A Mania. 






This pic is a better color......

That's all for today.  Thanks for dropping in.  Until next time...