Sep 30, 2009

going pink...

for october. it's breast cancer awareness month, so i'm going pink for the month of october. if you have a blog, i encourage you do to the same to help spread the word. many of us know family and friends who are currently battling, are surviving or have lost the fight with this horrible disease. so remember what october is about.

i was trying to create my atc for the breast cancer swap christie is hosting and wanted a background. i used the pink ribbon background (found at the shack) last year, so i wanted something new. so i created this one. i also used it in my blog header. since october is breast cancer awareness month, i figured i would share the background with anyone who wants it! so feel free to download it here.

Sep 29, 2009

little drac...

little drac
stamps: amuse
cardstock: going gray, basic black, stampin up pp
ink: onyx black

Sep 27, 2009


i had a hard time coming up with an idea for chris's spooky atc swap. i liked my r.i.p. atc i made for sherri's crow swap, so i kind of did something similar. i bought the martha stewart bat punch many months ago and just haven't figured out how to use it yet on a card or atc. so i experimented and this is what i came up with. i can't believe how many stamp companies are on this little creation!

stamps: amuse, just johanna/obp, imaginisce, studio g, inkadinkadoo
cardstock: basic black, crushed curry, dusty durango
ink: riding hood red, pumpkin pie, crushed curry, so saffron, onyx black
embellishments: martha stewart border punch


when i signed up for the ghost swap that my friend chris was hosting, i had a few different ghost stamps in mind. but then i saw this cute card that kristina werner had made and i thought it was cute and figured i could try and make a ghost atc! this is how it turned out! i think i may even try her cute pumpkin!

ghouls just want to have fun
stamps: studio g
cardstock: basic black, going gray, scrapworks pp
ink: onyx black
other: brads

Sep 26, 2009

north pole collection...

ok. seriously. how can you not love this???

it's the north pole collection from crate paper.


Sep 23, 2009

witchie poo...

here's number two for the week for the witch themed atcs. i found this cute stamp on clearance at archiver's a a few months ago. i couldn't believe it because it is so cute!!

witchie poo
stamps: hero arts, stampin up
cardstock: elegant eggplant , kiwi kiss, stampin up pp
ink: elegant eggplant , kiwi kiss, onyx black
embellishments: we r memory keepers buttons

Sep 22, 2009

not a costume...

the halloween atcs continue. now appearing will be a collection of witch atcs!! i'm in three witch swaps, i think!! here's the first one. i embossed the witch to make her stand out a little better. i distressed the edges of the patterned paper with the edge of some scissors to make it look raggedy (is that a word?). i think it's funny that i used three different types of black ink!! sometimes i feel like i need to have a sign like this!!!

not a costume...
stamps: amuse, my favorite things
cardstock: basic black, scrapworks pp
ink: basic black, onyx black, craft black
other: embossing powder
this is a quick card i made with some spare parts i had from previous atcs. inside says 'trick or treat'.

all things halloween
stamps: my favorite things, stampin up, unknown (spider web)
cardstock: dusty durango, apricot appeal, basic black, my mind's eye pp
ink: pumpkin pie, dusty durango, onyx black
other: bic & primsacolor markers

Sep 20, 2009

all things halloween...

i can't get enough of my halloween stamps lately. which is good because i'm in about 15 halloween swaps!! c'mon...isn't everyone? hehe. this is for my halloween free for all swap. i love the little witch with the pumpkin.

all things halloween
stamps: my favorite things
cardstock: apricot appeal, basic black, my mind's eye pp
ink: pumpkin pie, dusty durango, onyx black
other: bic & primsacolor markers

Sep 18, 2009

get off my blog...

the spammers are out in full force...


go waste someone else's time.

thank you.


another halloween themed atc. this is also for a swap that sherri is hosting, with a theme of scary skulls! this one is kinda girlie and not terrifying, but a skull all the same. i got the cool spiderweb background stamp from my friend erin and have no idea who makes it! i embossed the [spooky].

stamps: imaginisce, studio g, unknown
cardstock: dusty durango, going gray, basick black
ink: black craft, onyx black
embellishments: distressed stickles, embossing powder


had a hit of late night creativity. whipped out two sets of atcs and my cj (cutting it close, i know!). this set of atcs is for sherri's cawing crows swap. i got this cute little bird that has a star dangling from it's mouth (which i think is probably a christmas stamp!)so i left off the star and made it more crow-like!! i don't usually make flat single layer things, but i like how this turned out.

stamps: river city rubber works, stampin up, recollections, inkadinkadoo
cardstock: sahara sand, basic black
ink: dusty durango, pumpkin pie, marigold morning, onyx black
other: bic and prismacolor markers

5 favorite things...

the end of the 2009 holiday circle journal is getting near. i can't believe how fast this one has gone by. i have loved seeing each one and trying to figure out what to do for each one! this entry is for sherri's holiday cj.

5 favorite things...
stamps: amuse, rubber stampede, my favorite things, maryse carrier, eat cake graphics, inkadinkadoo
cardstock: riding hood red, stampin up and deja views pp
ink: riding hood red, wild wasabi, cranberry crisp, onyx black
embellishments: glossy accents, xmas red & diamond stickles
other: bic & primsacolor markers

Sep 8, 2009

u-pick pumpkins

the second of three pumpkin sets that i'm making, this group for sherri's swap. i love this little stamp from amuse. come to think of it, most of my pumpkin stamps are from amuse!!

u-pick pumpkins
stamps: amuse
cardstock: dusty durango, my minds eye pp
ink: dusty durango, onyx black
other: bic & primsacolor markers

Sep 7, 2009

pumpkins for sale...

managed to sneak in a little crafting while i'm on vacation. what more could you ask for...crafts, the beach, fancy digs, and free wireless access!! here is one of the three pumpkin themed swaps i'm in. this is for chris's swap. i used some of tim holtz's (i don't see what the hub bub is all about!) distressed stickles. i'm not sure i like them, but they look ok on these!

pumpkins for sale
stamps: amuse
cardstock: tangerine tango (su), bitter chocolate (bazzill)k & co pp
ink: dusty durango, onyx black
embellishments: distressed stickles
other: bic and prismacolor markers

Sep 5, 2009

got ice cream?

this little creation is for a black and white atc swap. i just had to add a bit of color, though!!

got ice cream?
stamps: maryse carrier, studio g
cardstock: basic black, going gray
ink: onyx black
other: prismacolor markers, bic mark it markers