October 26, 2011

Fall Favorites

     Halloween is almost upon us so I wanted to share a couple of spooktacular 5x7 cards with you and a fabulous fall card as well. For the first card I used the Halloween Silhouettes stamp set from Tim Holtz and Stampers Anonymous, the Sizzix Halloween Night Texture Fades embossing folder, the Sizzix Tattered Florals Alterations die, and an Inkadinkado Potions Labels stamp set. Everything was inked using Distress Inks and the flower was sprayed with Perfect Pearls Mist in Sunflower Sparkle.

     For the second card I used paper from The Girls Paperie, the Sizzix Poison Label Texture Fades embossing folder, the bat stamp from the Tim Holtz Halloween Silhouettes stamp set, and another stamp from the Inkadinkado Potions Labels stamp set. Again everything was inked with Distress Inks and the bat was sprayed with Perfect Pearls Mist in Forever Violet.

     And now for the bonus card! First I stamped multiple leaves from an Inkadinkado set in various colors, dusted them with Perfect Pearls (powder not mist) and cut each of them out. I arranged them around the sentiment center piece which was stamped with a Studio G set. The green background piece was inked with Distress Inks and sprayed with Perfect Pearls Mist in Heirloom Gold. I used my iRock tool too add the gold studs and voila! Beautiful fall card!

Hope you enjoyed these cards and that they sparked your fall creativity. Thanks for stopping by!

October 25, 2011

Elegant Monograms

As much as I hate to think about it, the holidays are just around the corner. So are you ready for a great holiday gift idea? How about a personalized set of monogram cards? I created these cards using the Elegant Cakes and Mini Monograms cartridges. The Elegant Cakes cartridge has so many fabulous shapes and borders that are perfect for cards. I used basic colors (black and white/brown and cream) and added a accent color to make them pop. These cards could easily be tailored to fit any individual. For example, if I was creating these for a guy I would probably switch out the dots for stripes or plaid, change the rhinestones to metal brads, use a solid piece of ribbon and swap the pink out for blue or a dark red. Hope this helps jump start your holiday crafting!

October 14, 2011

My Favorite Time Of Year

I can not believe it has been over a month since my last post! Things have been a little crazy around our house. Despite all of the madness though this is my favorite time of year here. We usually have our best weather, everything is changing color, Halloween is almost here and I get to take the boys to the pumpkin patch! I always get the best pictures there and can't wait to take them! The hay ride, apple cider and of course the pumpkins! Here's a layout I did of one of Dillon's school trips to the pumpkin patch. The paper and embellishments are by Imaginisce, I punched the border with a Fiskar's punch and the title block and  letters were cut on my Cricut. Hope you are enjoying fall as much as we are. Thanks for stopping by!