Monday, September 22, 2014

Happy Halloween!

 
So, what do you think of these little bats from Freaky Friends? Halloween-ish enough?
This card still needs a saying tho', don't you think? I'll have to go back and add one on, but for now this is it.

 
I created the "window" by stamping the wavy pattern from the Chalk Lines stamp set, punching it out in 1" squares and setting it on top of a Basic Black square.. The background texture is created using the Tiny Triangle Embossing Folder.
 
Have you started your Halloween cards yet? The new Holiday Catalog offers some great ones! Order yours here today.
 
Freaky Friends

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Goulish Greetings from your Freaky Little Friends




 
Freaky Little Friends
Stopping by on this beautiful Saturday afternoon
(oh, I'm hoping you're having great weather also!)
with a Ghoulish Greeting from your Freaky Little Friends. Aren't these little characters the best?
 
I used the Banner Framelit to create a space to add the stamped banner and then curled the edges up a bit. A little black thread thro' the buttons, to pick up on the black, finishes it off nicely. Or so it seems to me!
 

And, here they appear again, stacked up, ready to go.
To add some interest to this card, I first embossed a piece of Whisper White card stock (my favorite card stock of all time!) and then simply tore a piece to add as a backdrop.

Just a little bit of edginess to an otherwise almost "too nice" Halloween card. Sorry, I'm just not into the really dark side of the occasion.
 
What are you doing with Freaky Friends? Oh, just wait 'til next week, there's more~

meanwhile.... purchase your Freaky Friends here!
 
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A Bunch of Guy Cards!

 
So, I thought I would give you the whole enchilada today. Yep, the entire set of guy cards and a tag I made using the Amazing Birthday stamp set. I love how versatile this stamp set is! It's a great set that can work for any age and hop right into Thanksgiving or a thank-you note with its "thankful banner".

 
The Banner Framelit works perfectly for this. Stamp one, punch one, emboss one and DSP one! 



 
Oh, do you love this newTypeset DSP as much as I do? It's almost a vellum and is beyootiful! A sweet tab stapled to the top and a little extra punch with the starburst from Kinda Eclectic. You absolutely must have that set in your collection!

 
The Banners Framelit makes easy work of this tag and card. A little bit of typeset from Kinda Eclectic creates great background interest for a "chalkboard" tag.

Bling it up with a few Silver stars.
 
 
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Saturday, September 6, 2014

A Freaky Friends Card

 
Even with Halloween I'm not willing to give up Whisper White card stock.  I'm just a fan and hope you are too! This card is just slightly Halloween-y, clean and simple.

 
I pulled out the Bernina for this one - haven't stitched on a card for awhile but this little crow needed a little something extra to perch on. No ordinary phone line for her!
 Love the new set Boutique Borders. It has three great borders that can be curved if you want since they're photopolymer.
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Friday, September 5, 2014

Freaky Friends

 
It's almost spooky time! And so the little goblins and such need to make an appearance. There's a brand new set that's full of fun little creatures that will add just the right touch of Halloween to your projects. It's the go-to Halloween set this year!

 
A little Gorgeous Grunge (again, sigh!) along with Washi Tape create the perfect background for this monster.

 
Crushed Curry and Rich Razzleberry with a touch of Calypso Coral - those are my Halloween colors this year, I think.
Don't forget the great little Halloween stamp from That's the Ticket!
What are you creating this fall? And what's your favorite stamp set?

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tap, tap, tap ... again

 
Do you have a stamp set you just keep reaching for? Well, for myself, it's Gorgeous Grunge. It makes the greatest background for so many cards. I also happen to love this typewriter and the sweet messages it can hold.

 
Raise your hand it you can remember tap, tapping (or clunk, clunking) on one of these! I remember taking my typing test in high school on one. 
I think 60 wpm was an "A". Speed demons that we were.
It was like a cardio workout, really.
  Gosh, how old are you, Penny? Well, that typing test would have been 42 years ago - hope you're good at math, smile.
 
Now, would you like to see the cutest little gal ever?
 
 
Meet our grand-daughter, Hope! Back to school shopping, complete with new specs!

 
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Tap, Tap, Tap

Gorgeous Grunge
 

Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy Birthday, Isaiah!

 
Happy Birthday, Isaiah!
If you've followed my blog for long you know I like never do Punch Art, however, this little guy tugged at my heart - isn't he cute?

 
I found him on Pinterest but the link was broken, so I'm unable to give credit where credit is due. If this little bird belongs to you, please let me know, and I'll link him back to you. Meanwhile, thank you for letting us enjoy him. He's in good hands as Isaiah loves birds and can tell you amazing facts about them.
 
And here's the birthday boy, Isaiah, who is very excited to be seven years old. He has such an amazing, quirky sense of humor (a clone of his Papa Ed) and we love him to the moon!