Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Vintage Like

Have you played in this month's challenge at The Mixed Media Card Challenges yet?  It's a Vintage Month!  

Here is another "vintage" card I made for this month's challenge:

Tim Holtz papers always seem to work well for the vintage look I think and distress of course. I used punchanella (you know the scraps from sequins) and distress inks on the paper to create the dots. The sentiment is a Tim Holtz one from the set called Phrases2.  The metal brad in the lower left is from Stampin Up as is the base color of Cherry Cobbler.  The twine I had in my stash.  I also used my distressed tool along the edges of the paper.

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Halloween Tuesday

Happy Tuesday!  Who is ready for Halloween?  I can't believe it's next week already where does time go?

Today I have a Halloween themed card which fits into our October challenge over at BMC Crafting Station!  There is still time to play along!

Here is what I made:

I started with Stampin Up cardstock in Tangerine Tango and used some fun Halloween paper by Me and My Big Ideas.  The images are digis from Digi Digi Doodle.  The butterfly is called Whimsey Butterfly and the sentiment is called Boo Bag Poem and Images.  The ribbon is in my stash from Michael's. I "distressed" the edges for a rough look.

I thought it would be fun to color the butterfly in Halloween colors and use him along with the great sentiment!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Monday, October 20, 2014

Carvings Monday

Hey there!

I've been into carving my own stamps for some time now.  A while back I took an online class with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer on stamp carving which was fun and got me motivated.

I am hoping to try and start a weekly or bi weekly post sharing my carved stamps and projects I make using them.  I figured I'd start with some recent carvings and because they are Halloween/Fall themed. But I do have a box of them since I've been collecting them :-)

This week I want to share these ghosts I made and the word "boo":

You will notice it's not perfect by any means totally hand drawn and carved out.  Super simple.

Here is a card I put together using it:

Again super simple but I love the face that it's entirely handmade (ok the buttons are not and are from Stampin Up).

Thanks for stopping by and stayed tuned to more of my carvings!