Thursday, October 28, 2010


Boo to YOU! It's Halloween week! The boys in this household are getting geared up for Trunk-or-Treat at our church, trick-or-treating in the neighborhood, and a fall party at school!

Halloween also just so happens to be Susan's birthday!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY MAMA!

Today I have a card featuring Boo Crew! I pieced together some scraps to make the patterned paper background on this card, matted it on black cardstock, and then added my stamped images.

Whether you are trick-or-treating, handing out candy, eating birthday cake, or none of the above, I hope you have a great weekend! Is it REALLY almost NOVEMBER?!

Friday, October 22, 2010

peace on earth

Clean. Simple. Just about as clean and simple as you can get. White and Sky cardstock. First I stamped the dove from Christmas Melodies. I used a smaller circle punch than the stamp, and punched out only the dove, without the text around it. I used a slightly larger circle punch and matted it on Sky blue. Then I stamped my sentiment from Say It In Style. . .I'm telling you, if you only have ONE sentiment set, that is the set to have! It has EVERYTHING you need (and then some!) I am ALWAYS turning to that set for sentiments!
So, that's about it. Pretty easy peasy. Stamp, punch, cut, trim, adhere. And then add some pearls.
And you're done! I hope you like this card! I was really happy with how it turned out. I find I like my cards more, the more simple they get! It's hard to let go, and leave things more simple. Almost harder than piling on the goodies, and stamping like crazy. But it feels GOOD. Like a freshly cleaned room. :) (And I LOVE a freshly cleaned room just as much as I LOVE a clean and simple card!)
Have a great weekend!

Friday, October 15, 2010

cards in mass production!

I have been working on cards to give as gifts for the holidays. . .as well as trying to use up some of my paper stash! I am HORRIBLE about hoarding paper that I really love. I never use some of it, just because I don't want to be gone. Or I love it, but I'm just not sure what to do with it. So I've been trying to come up with some cute but fairly quick and simple, (and easy to duplicate) cards. These are two that I made with Twitterpated paper, and a stamp from Dainty Thoughts. The two cards are slightly different from each other. I used my piercing tool, and pierced the outline on the green card, and I added some pearls from the Mocha Opaques. (Have you used those yet? I am OBSESSED!)

If you plan to make homemade cards, calendars, gift wrap, or some other wonderful creation . .. NOW is the time to start!!!! I am working on digital calendars, card sets, and pretty soon I'll probably get started on some ornaments with Bryce.

And before I go, as promised, here is a picture from our trip to the pumpkin patch last week! Both boys picked out little pumpkins, and we got one big one that we are going to decorate soon! (Yes, DECORATE, not CARVE.) Carved pumpkins just can't handle the Florida heat, so in order to have our pumpkin actually make it until Halloween, we are going to make a happy little face out of felt for our orange friend.
Have a wonderful weekend!!!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Boo To You!

Hello! Hello!!! Happy October! We are going to the pumpkin patch tomorrow, to pick out this years pumpkin(s). We have gone to the same pumpkin patch every year since Bryce was born. It's one of my favorite photo ops of the year! (Which is why I was horrified, when my camera was totally malfunctioning last year, and took terrible photos - and for Tanner's very first Halloween. Ahhh, the horror!) This year, all will be well though. The batteries will be charged, the flash will be working properly, and I will probably take a hundred pictures.

Today's card is featuring a circle card, and the stamp set, The Boo Crew. I used Pear, Sunflower, and Black cardstock, along with Sunset and Sunflower ink.

I hope your October is off to a terrific start! I'll share some of our pumpkin patch photos next week!