Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Getting Krafty...

Good morning and Happy Halloween! Are you dressing up today in costume? I am, sort of. I have a Halloween shirt and a hair band that looks like a witch's hat. Very much me! LOL!

So, we survived hurricane Sandy! Shew! Had a bit of water come in the basement, but nothing major. And unbelievably, we never lost power! Woot woot! I took a walk around the hood yesterday morning to see how bad it was, and, it wasn't! There were alot of twigs and small branches down, but no major limbs nor trees. I think there was more tree damage when that derecho came through earlier this year! If you live in Sandy's path, I sure hope that you all fared well!

Ok, on to my card. I made this for Cas-ual Fridays CFC76: to use Kraft paper on your project.

the inside:

Chief Crafty Pants! Buahahaha! I love it! Stamps, markers and Washi tape, oh my! Super simple card.

That's it for now. I'm hoping that I won't have to go play pool tonight. I joined a women's 8 ball league a month ago and we usually play on Wednesday night. But with it being Halloween and post-Sandy, I really don't want to go tonight. ☺ Oh well, we'll see!

Have a great rest of the day and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

Chris ☺

Kraft and card stock: Recollections
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Jive Turkey set
Ink: Tsukineko - Tuxedo Black and Versa Mark
Markers: Marvy Uchida
Washi tape: Darice
Foam dots: American Crafts
Embossing powder: Inkadinkado
Corner punch: Fiskars

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Gobble till you wobble!

Happy Sunday! Been a quiet but gloomy day here in B-more. Just waiting for Sandy to hit tomorrow. Happy  Happy Joy Joy...not!

Anywhoooo, here is a card I made for Mojo Monday #264. Nothing like waiting until almost the last minute to post! (It's due in 2 hours from now! ☺)

And the inside:

Here is the sketch:

I adore this turkey stamp! This is from the stamp set I won from The Alley Way Stamps, called It's Fall About You. He is just too stinkin' cute! I'm now done with my Halloween cards and am now starting my Thanksgiving Day cards. (and soon I'll be on to the Christmas cards!)

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great rest of the day!

Chris ☺

Card stock: Bazzill (brown); The Paper Co. (white, green)
DP: Recollections - Simply Autumn
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps (turkey), Paper Smooches (sentiment)
Ink: Tsukineko - Tuxedo Black; VersaMark
Markers: Marvy Uchida
Embossing Powder: Inkadinkado
Adhesive: SA by 3L - MyStik; American Crafts - Foam Dots
Other: Grand Calibur; Sm. & Lg. Std. Circles Nesties; cord; Leaf brad from OTC; Fiskars punch

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Boo to you!

Hi there! I'm getting my blog on just in case the power goes out when hurricane Sandy hits. This next card I made is combining two challenges: CTD215 and a new sketch challenge called CAS(E) this sketch challenge #3.

The inside:

Here are the challenges:

Aren't those bats cute? Those were some of the winnings I received from Petaloo about a month ago. It's hard to tell, but the glitter on the wings is even purple to match the pale purple bat head!

Thanks for stopping by! Stay safe from hurricane Sandy (if you are on the east coast, like me), and have a wonderful evening!

Chris ☺

Card stock: DCWV
DP: Martha Stewart
Stamp: Unity Stamps - Oct. 2012 KOTM
Ink: Tsukineko - Tuxedo Black: Clear Snap - Charcoal
Stickers: Petaloo - bats; American Crafts - alphas
Other: Grand Calibur and Std. Circles Lg Nesties - Spellbinders; Leafy Branch EF - Cuttlebug

Save the boobies! ♥

Hey all! I've been slacking on posting blogs. My excuse is because first I got a cold, then I took my dog and drove to visit my sister in NC for almost a week. Then it was cleaning the house and preparing for Hurricane Sandy. (I live just outside of Baltimore, MD. That b*tch is headed straight at me!) Watching all the news stations and the Weather Channel, it looks as if Armageddon is on our doorstep. We are as prepared as we can be. Wish us luck!

Anyway, I made this card before I left for my sister's (ironically, her name is Sandy! Who knew! LOL!), but forgot to post it before I left. Sorry for the bad lighting. Even with editing it, it still looks bad. I'm entering this for Unity Stamp's KOTM challenge:

And the inside:

I made this for my sister to give to her girlfriend, who is a breast cancer survivor, and is doing wonderfully. She is one of the sweetest women I've had the pleasure to meet, and she's a great friend to my sister. I hope she likes it!

That's it for this post. I've got another one to post so please stay tuned! ☺If you live on the east coast, please be safe!

Chris ☺

Card stock: Bazzill Basics
DP: MME - Everyday Tango 
Stamps: Unity Stamps - March 2012 KOTM 
Ink: Tsukineko - Tuxedo Black
Marker: Marvy Uchida - cotton candy
MyStik and 3D foam squares - SA by 3L
Grand Calibur and nesties

Monday, October 15, 2012

WCMD and Unity #8 color challenge

The final challenge (not including the bonus ones, of course!) This is for Unity's color challenge: to use cream, brown, olive and pumpkin on your card.

 and the inside:

I used the same cream paper for the top panel and to stamp the typewriter and 'take note'. Loved the ledger pattern on it. I took it a step further by punching out the border on the top edge. Makes it look like I ripped it off a note pad. (heh heh, get it?!) On the inside I paired the Happy Birthday stamp with one of my all time FAVORITE sentiment stamps from Unity: you. are. old. OMG! Too stinkin' funny!! LOL!

That's all for now. Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you have a great day!

Chris ☺

Card stock: Bazzill Basics
DP: Crate Paper (orange); Echo Park - This & That
Unity stamps: For the Record Co-brand with EP (take note and typewriter); Feb.2012 KOTM (you are old); July 2012 KOTM (Happy Birthday)
Ink: Tsukineko - Rich Cocoa; Clear Snap - Olive
Punch: EK Success
Corner rounder: Fiskars
Cord: May Arts
MyStik and 3D foam squares - SA by 3L
Grand Calibur; Labels one Nesties

WCMD and Unity #7 coloring

Hello and good afternoon! I'm back with the last two Unity challenges for WCMD. This one is the coloring challenge:

and the inside:

Funny thing about this card. After finishing it, I then read the last challenge. Turns out I used almost all the colors for the next challenge on this card! DOH!  No worries though, I made another card for that challenge.  I colored the dress all one color and the feathers in three other colors. After coloring the image, I came to the conclusion that I didn't like how the waist looked - too much of the same color. So, I got out the glitter pen and went over the waist and bottom hem. MUCH better! Nothing wrong with a little sparkle! LOL!

One more post to go. Then perhaps I'll get back to the housework. (Stranger things have happened!) Thanks for stopping by!

Chris ☺

Card stock: Bazzill (tan); Recollections (white)
DP: MME Stella and Rose - Mabel
Unity Stamps: May 2012 KOTM (dress form); March 2012 KOTM (sentiments)
Ink: Tsukineko - Tuxedo Black; Clear Snap - Chestnut Roan
Ribbon: May Arts
Decorative Scissors: Provo Craft
Corner rounder: Fiskars
MyStik and 3D foam squares - SA by 3L
DecoArt glitter paint writer

Saturday, October 13, 2012

WCMD and Unity #6 border challenge

You've made it to my third post today! Yippee! This is for Unity's Border challenge: to stamp a border but using a non-border stamp.

and the inside:

I embossed the paint can multiple times onto water color paper, colored "ROYGBV", cut out and glued to my card base. Three of the cans I used foam squares to pop them off the card. Added the sentiment and twine and wa-la! A very cute CAS card! (Well, I think it's cute!)

Whew! Done posting for now. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you join in these challenges. Big prizes to be had! Have a great day!

Chris ☺

Card stock: Recollections
Water color paper: Strathmore
Unity stamps: Aug 2012 KOTM (paint can); FWF winnings (both sentiments)
Ink: Tsukineko - Tuxedo Black, VersaMark
Markers: Marvy Uchida
Embossing powder: Inkadinkado
Twine: Doodlebug
SA by 3L: MyStik and 3D foam squares
corner rounder: Fiskars

WCMD and Unity #5 Fall Theme

Hello! This is my second post today. This is the card I made for Unity's Fall themed card:

And the inside:

I love this paper collection by American Crafts. It's the Night Fall collection, and half of it is Fall themed and the other is Halloween themed. But you can mix and match all the papers: bonus!

Ok, two posts down, one more to go! Thanks for stopping by!

Chris ☺

Card stock: Recollections
DP: American Crafts - Night Fall collection
Unity stamps: Aug 2012 KOTM (Happy Fall and maple leaf); Harvest of Memories set (inside sentiment); FWF winnings (leaf)
Ink: Tsukineko - Tuxedo Black: Clear Snap - Chestnut Roan
Rub on: Studio 112 (stitches)
Adhesive: MyStik & 3D foam squares - SA by 3L
Other: button and twine from my stash

WCMD and Unity #4 Sketch challenge

Hey all. I haven't posted in a couple of days. I caught a cold. It's stopped me from housework...but not making cards. Priorities! LOL! Anyway, here's the card I made for Unity's sketch challenge:

And the inside:

Here's the sketch:

I stamped a banner stamp, cut it apart, then glued each piece to a die cut circle that was cut in half.

I have a couple more cards to post. Stay tuned and thanks for stopping by!

Chris ☺

Card stock: Recollections
DP: Authentique - Enchanted
Unity stamps: Fright Night (banner and tree); August 2012 KOTM (Spooky); Sept. 2012 KOTM (inside sentiment)
Ink: Tsukineko - Tuxedo Black
Adhesive: SA by 3L
Other: Grand Calibur and Std. Circles Lg. Nesties

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

WCMD and Unity #3

Hey all. Here is a card I made for Unity Stamp's Embossing Challenge. Check it:

And the inside:

I hope this looks more like a masculine card as two of my Brother-in-laws are having birthdays soon and this is going to one of them. I was having trouble getting the HB2U sentiment to fit inside that smaller frame, so I used the next size up (even though, to me, it's more feminine looking. Oh well!) The frame stamps have dies to match from Spellbinders, but since I don't as yet own them, I put the stamp over my embossed image, traced around it, then just cut it out. (If you do this, make sure you use a pencil so you can erase any lines still showing!)

That's all I have for now. Still working on more cards. And laundry. And washing the floors. Ugh, I'd rather run head first into a wall than do housework.

Have a great day!

Chris ☺

Card stock: Bazzill Basics (blue); Recollections (kraft)
Stamps: Frames from Twisted Metal Tags & Accents set; Sentiments from March 2012 KOTM; Border strip from July 2012 KOTM
Ink: Tsukineko - Versamark
Embossing powder: Stampendous - Alexandrite
Twine: MME
Adhesive: MyStik and 3D foam squares from SA by 3L

Monday, October 8, 2012

WCMD and Unity #2

Hi there. Here is my card for the second challenge, to make a card with texture.

and the inside:

The challenge states you need to have a minimum of two textures on the card. I used that black satin ribbon and I distressed the edges of all the panels, including the moon. I also stamped the bats on the yellow panel.

Now, off to make more cards! Thanks for stopping by!

Chris ☺

Card stock: Recollections (black), The Paper Co. (yellow)
DP: Graphic 45 - Happy Haunting
Stamps: Unity & Echo Park - Fright Night
Ink: Tsukineko - Tuxedo Black; Ranger - Butterscotch
Ribbon: Morex Corp.
Adhesive: SA by 3L - MyStik, 3D foam squares, Crafty Power Tape; Glue Dots
Distressing tool: Tonic/Tim Holtz
Other: Grand Calibur and circle nesties

WCMD and Unity #1

Hello all and happy Monday! (?) So did you get to make any cards Saturday for World Card Making Day? I was able to get a couple made. I'm participating in the Unity Stamps challenges. There are 8, plus a couple extra bonus challenges too. You can read all about it starting here. Fabulous prizes up for grabs, ladies and gents. Hope you get to play along too! On that note, here is my first card:

and the inside:

The first challenge is to make a shaped card. Holy moly! A shoe card! LOL! I'll be posting more cards as I get them done. The housework can wait!

Thanks for stopping by!

Chris ☺

Card stock: Canson
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co. sentiment from If The Shoe Fits set; flower from Cuckoo Clocks set
Ink: Tsukineko tuxedo black
Markers: Marvy Uchida
Shoe template: Paper Smooches

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Oh a hunting we will go.....

Hi there and Happy WCMD! In honor of that, I've made a card (of course!) to share with you all. Check it out:

And the inside:

I'm going to enter this in the current challenge from the Catch the Bug Blog: anything goes. I love this guy. His name is Gus. He's one of the many Bugaboo stamps at Totally Stampalicious. Great goofy sentiments and fabulous images!

This is a quick post as today my birthday gift goes into effect: My wonderful hubby got us tickets to go see Wicked! So excited! Got to go get ready now. Since it's a matinee, I'll be able to make some more cards this evening when we get back. Bonus!

Have a great day and make lots of cards!

Chris ☺

Card stock: Bazzill Basics (green); Canson (white)
Stamps: Bugaboo: Hunter Gus by Totally Stampalicious
Ink: Tsukineko Tuxedo Black
Markers: Marvy Uchida
Ribbon: May Arts
Embossing Powder: Inkadinkado
Punch: Fiskars
Foam squares and MyStik: SA by 3L
Other: Grand Calibur; Classic Ovals Lg nestie

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Tuesday Trigger - Soup to Nuts

Hey there! It's a rainy day out here in B-more so I thought it was perfect weather to make a card. (Seriously, EVERY kind of weather is a great excuse to make a card!) I was checking out the Moxie Fab World blog and for some unknown reason, never saw the post for the current Tuesday Trigger. As soon as I saw the inspiration pic, I knew EXACTLY what I was going to do! Check it out:

and the inside:

Here is the inspiration picture:

Woo Hoo! Fun with type! I swear Cath finds the most coolest pics to use for challenges, and I so need to play along more often! When I first saw this, I couldn't get "ransom note" out of my head. Since it's all about Halloween here at my house, I made a funny (I think ☺) Halloween card, a la ransom note. Plus I used a bunch of alpha stickers that I've had forever - Bonus!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you get to play along with this fabbo challenge!

Chris ☺

Card stock: Bazzill Basics (Grey); DCWV (Beige); Recollections (Black)
Alpha stickers: Making Memories; K&Co.; Colorbok; Sticko; Creative Imaginations
MyStik: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Other: Distressing tool (Tim Holtz/Tonic); Glimmer Mist - Graphite
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