Thursday, October 25, 2012

All Treats No Tricks!

Here is a fantastic collection of my favorite glitter pens made by Viva Decor. I LOVE them and I know you will too. Just make a comment on this blog post and you may get them for Halloween! On October 31, I will choose a winner at random and drop them into your trick or treat bag. Happy Halloween!
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Halloween Fun From a Friend


My friend, designer Judi Kauffman fell in love with my new Halloween Confetti dies and shared two cards she made that feature them. She chose speckled black cardstock (she thought the speckles added an extra bit of creepiness). Those itty bitty sparkly red eyes on the crows, spiders, bats, and cats are the smallest size on the Glitter Dots peel-off sheet from Elizabeth Craft Designs (there are four sizes and several hundred dots per sheet).  The sparkly spider webs are Black Iris Shimmer Sheetz embossed with Tim Holtz's Sizzix folder. The embossed words, also one of Tim's folders, were smudged with StazOn to highlight the letters.  She toned down some of the sparkle on the Shimmer Sheetz with StazOn (Tsukineko).  Super fast, very easy. Thanks Judi I love them!

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Monday, October 15, 2012

spooky spidery backgrounds

 Here are two Halloween backgrounds for you to use with the new Spooky Silhouette stamps and Halloween Confetti Die Cutters. Have fun!
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Friday, October 5, 2012

Cooling Down

 After a long hot summer my thoughts are turning to the cool wintertime weather in San Diego. Here are some cards we will be makng in my upcoming class called "Shades of White"
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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Birds!

A Halloween homage to Alfred Hitchcock.
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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

September 2012 Card Challenge Winners!

Congratulations to the three ladies who won the September card making challenge. They are at the top Henriette Wijers-Metes, lower left, Martha Bickford and lower right, Lori Rife. Thank you for your beautiful work! Thanks to everyone who entered the challenge, I appreciate your effort and our members love the inspiration! 
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Blog Candy Winners! - Wishing you a Purr-fect Halloween

Here are the lucky winners of the Halloween Confetti Die Cutters: Loes Pasteuning, Julie Heyer and Patty Hebert. Congratulations! Thanks to one and all for joining in the fun.

Here's how to make this card:

Black cardstock
White cardstock
MSRS Halloween Confetti Die Cutters
3" circle hole punch
2" circle hole punch
Cuttlebug or any other embossing machine
Paper cutter


Cut a 6 1/2" x 7 1/2" piece from the black cardstock and a 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" piece from the black cardstock. Score the 7 1/2" piece at 1" and fold down. Put glue on the 1" folded tab and glue the 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" piece on top to make a 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" square card.
Cut two 6" squares from the white cardstock. Center one on the front of the card and one on the inside as a liner.
Die cut 12 black cats and set aside.
Punch out a 3" round from the black cardstock and a 2" round from the white cardstock .
Glue the cats by their feet all around the black cardstock as shown. (I spray glued the finished "circle of cats" on the back and glued it down to the front of the card.)
Add the white circle to the center of the black circle and glue one more cat inside the circle. Feel free to make your own variations and add your own style to this basic design. Have fun!

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