Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

I made this card using Lawn Fawn's Happy Haunting set and We R Memory Keepers Spookville paper pad. The crocheted bat was made from another free pattern I found at

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Lawnscaping Challenge #20

This week's Lawnscaping Challenge is to use paper piecing on your project:

I chose to use the fireplace from Lawn Fawn's Cozy Christmas and I paper pieced it with some patterned paper from American Crafts Boo! line (from last year). Then I used a small piece of patterned paper from American crafts current Halloween line to put inside the fireplace (Night Crawler from the Night Fall line). I then cut the pumpkin from yet another piece of American Crafts patterned paper (Halloween Night also from Night Fall-the same piece I used behing the main panel on my card) and stuck him on top of my fireplace. Can you see the little mouse beside the pumpkin? That is actually the mouse from Lawn Fawn's Critters on the Farm set. I just stamped him on some Shrinky Dinks paper, colored him, cut him out and shrank him down with my heat gun. For the finishing touch, I stamped the ghost from Lawn Fawn's Happy Haunting on the same patterned paper that I used for the inside of the fireplace, cut him out and adhered him to the card with foam dots. The sentiment is also from the Happy Haunting set.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

PTI blog hop

Today is the PTI blog hop, and this is the inspiration photo:

I used the colors as my inspiration and came up with the card below. I didn't use any PTI stamps on this one, but I did use PTI dies and cardstock.

One of my other hobbies is crocheting. I made this little pumpkin from a free pattern I found at I thought my little jack-o-lantern went well with this card and thought I would share him with you as well. I hope you enjoy the hop!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Paper Smooches

I have a little something to show you today that ended up totally different from what I had originally planned. I had planned to make a regular card using my Paper Smooches Spiffy Scooters set and this fun travel theme paper by Imaginisce. I made the main panel (with the scooter image) first and then started on the rest of the card.
I trimmed a strip of my Go, Scooter, Go! paper, but my main panel ended up covering most of it up when arranged on the card. Yes, I could have just cut another strip, but I only have one sheet of this pattern and I didn't want to waste it. So, I decided to make a pocket card instead. As soon as I slipped my scooter panel into the pocket, a light bulb went off. Wouldn't this pocket card made out of travel themed paper make a fun little suitcase?! I rounded the top edges of the card and cut a little handle to add to the card. Now that my card was a suitcase, I decided to add the little stamp (cut from a different piece of patterned paper from the same line) and the two banners which are stamped with sentiments from PTI's Road Trip stamp set. It kinda reminds me of the old suitcases that people used to put stickers on.

Once the scooter panel is placed inside the pocket, it looks like a little photo or postcard tucked into the pocket of a suitcase. I didn't photograph it, but I did stamp the back of the scooter panel to make it look like a postcard. Now it is the perfect place to write a note for the recipient. I am very happy with how this card evolved and I will definitely be playing around with some more shaped cards in the future! Thanks for stopping by.

I plan to enter this card in the Paper Smooches November Guest Designer Search. If you are interested in entering, too, you can check it out here.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Lawnscaping Challenge #19

Hello again! The newest Lawnscaping Challenge is all about dimension. I chose to work with the ferris wheel from Admit One for this project. First I made my main panel by using Distress Inks to create a background and my copic markers to add the red border. I then stamped the ferris wheel on the main panel and again on a piece of teal cardstock. I paper pieced the ferris wheel and added adhesive crystals. I also used my copic markers to shade in parts of the ferris wheel. I then made the main card using red cardstock and that fabulous piece of green hounstooth from October Afternoon. I added the ribbon ruffle by adhering my tape to the card front and then working the ribbon into loops. I adhered my main panel using foam dots and then layered the red button with a heart button and tied them together with twine. I also used foam dots to adhere the buttons so that they would pop up just above the main panel. I hope you enjoy!