A Cute Mummy — FMS258

We’ve got another fabulous sketch for you over at Freshly Made Sketches today!  And this week, the wildly talented Rita Wright is our hostess and I love what she has for us.  Take a look:


I seem to be in full Halloween mode right now, so I have a Halloween card for you.  I just love the adorable mummy in the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set!  So I decided to make him the star of this card.

halloween-mummyI paired him with some of the Halloween Night dsp and some Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper.  The sentiment was made with the Labeler Alphabet stamp set.

halloween-mummy-close-upWe hope you’ll join us and make your own card using the sketch!  We love seeing what you create.  Meanwhile, be sure to journey over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has made for a big dose of inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Howl-o-Ween Gift Bag Treats — Monday Montage #53

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We have another Monday Montage Blog Hop for you this evening!  There are ten of us stampers who love to share our creations, and all you have to do to follow along is to click on the links at the bottom of each post.

I’m trying to get ahead of the game a little bit when it comes to Halloween, so I made some cute little treat bags with the Gift Bag Punch Board, the Happy Haunting dsp, and the Howl-o-Ween Treat stamp set and coordinating framelits.

Howl-o-ween Treat Punch Board BagsI tucked some candy in each bag and tied them up with some Rich Razzleberry 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon.  Maybe I’ll be less tempted to raid the candy in them before Halloween since they’re tied up with a pretty bow.  Ha!

Hat Treat Owl Treat Bag Skull Treat BagThese were super easy to make, and my daughter is excited to hand these out to friends and teachers at school.

You’re ready hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog for some crafty inspiration.  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can hop over to Wendy Weixler’s awesome blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all ten blogs.

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Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!


Howl-o-ween Treat — FMS201

Wow!  What a great week we had celebrating our 200th sketch last week at Freshly Made Sketches!  We had such a great turnout, and it was so fun to look at all of the cards in the gallery.  I hope you enjoyed it too, and I hope you’re ready for sketch number 201.  Our so-very-talented friend from Australia, Narelle Farrugia, is our hostess this week.  Narelle is the queen of layers, so it is no surprise that there are some layers on her fun sketch:

I have another sneak peek of some new products in the Holiday Catalog, which will be released on September 1.  There were two stamp sets with coordinating dies that immediately went to the top of my wish list, and I’ve used one of them today — the Howl-o-Ween Treat stamp set and coordinating Boo to You Framelits Dies.  I love Halloween, but I’m not a fan of the scary stuff.  I like cute Halloween stuff.  And this set is perfectly cute.

Howl-o-ween TreatI’ve also used some other fun new products — the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Black Glimmer Paper, and Happy Haunting dsp.  I also used the new Basic Black Archival ink pad, which I am loving.

Howl-o-ween Treat Close UpWe hope you’ll play along with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  You should click on over to the Freshly Made Sketches website to see what the design team made with this sketch for a big dose of inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!



Creepy, Crawly Chevrons — FabFri

It’s a Fab Friday day today!  And we have a sketch challenge for you:

I love this sketch, but for some reason it gave me fits!  I tried many different ideas for this card and was just about ready to throw in the towel because I wasn’t liking the way any of them were turning out.  Then I stepped away and when I came back I decided I was trying to make it too hard by trying to be creative.  So I just copied the sketch exactly like it is, and voila, I finally had a card.  Whew!  Creativity is just hard on some days!

Creepy Crawly ChevronsYou can see the other designers’ creations over at the Fab Friday site here.   I hope you’ll join us as we love seeing what you create too.

Enjoy your Friday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Halloween Bash
Ink:  Summer Starfruit, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry
Paper:  Basic Gray, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White
Embellishments:  Chevron Border punch, Brights Designer buttons, White Baker’s Twine, Witches’ Brew Designer Washi Tape, Spider Web embossing folder (I guess this one is retired — I missed that)


A Simple Halloween Card

I had just a little time to stamp yesterday, so I made a quick and easy card for Halloween.  I love the black glitter that’s in the Holiday catalog, and it’s so easy to apply on a piece of sticky strip.  I had a button leftover from the Halloween Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit, so I used it on this card.

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Creepy, Crawly Halloween Treat Sack — FabFri28

Wow!  It’s already time for another Fab Friday challenge.  And this time around we have a fun color challenge for you:

Since this one just screamed Halloween to me, I decided to just go with it.  I love making little Halloween treats, so that is what I decided to make for this challenge.  The little Mini Muslin Bags are such a great size to hold bite-size candies and little treats.  And they’re so fun to decorate!

Creepy Crawly Treat SackUsing the stencils in the Build a Banner Simply Created Kit, I sponged Rich Razzleberry ink to make the polka dots on the bag.  It was pretty quick and I love how this allows you to decorate the bags with any color scheme you choose.

Go by the Fab Friday blog and check out what the other designers made with the colors in this week’s challenge.  And then make your own project and share it with us.  You have two weeks!

Enjoy your Friday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Halloween Bash
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Old Olive
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Embellishments:  Witches’ Brew Designer Washi Tape, Orange Stampin’ Glitter, Black 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon, Linen Thread, Build a Banner Simply Created Kit, Mini Muslin Bags

One More Halloween Card

While I was playing around with Halloween dsp and stamps, I made one more Halloween-themed card using the sketch over at the RetroSketches site:

I also played with some of the fun Witches Brew Designer Washi Tape, which coordinates so well with the dsp.

Trick or TreatEnjoy your Thursday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Tags 4 You
Ink:  Basic Black, Summer Starfruit
Paper:  Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla, Witches’ Brew dsp, Silver Glimmer Paper
Embellishments:   Neutrals Designer Buttons, White Baker’s Twine, 1-3/4″ Circle punch, Witches’ Brew Designer Washi Tape


Halloween Happiness — FMS 102

Look at this fun sketch that the wildly talented Cindy Hall has for us at the Freshly Made Sketches site this week:

I decided to turn the sketch on its side and use a fun Halloween-themed stamp called Halloween Happiness.

Pumpkin WishesYou can check out what the other designers made with the sketch at the Freshly Made Sketches site.  We hope you’ll join us and play along this week!

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Halloween Happiness
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Basic Black
Paper:  Basic Black, Basic Gray, Very Vanilla, Witches’ Brew dsp
Embellishments:  Ovals Collection framelits, Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack, Pumpkin Pie 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon


Creepy Crawly — FMS101

This week we have a fun sketch for you at Freshly Made Sketches from the supremely talented Linda Callahan.  She is not only talented at paper crafting, but I so enjoy her sense of humor.

When I saw the long panel on this sketch, I knew I wanted to use this fun Halloween stamp from the Halloween Bash stamp set.  I colored it with my markers.  I swear I use my markers to ink stamps just as much as I do my ink pads.  I love my markers!

creepy crawlyDid you notice the tiny black scallops along the long panel?  I made them with the new Small Scallop Stampin’ Trimmer Rotary Cutting Blade (say that five times really fast :)).  It is so easy to use, and I love the effect — it’s very subtle and adds just a little extra something-something.

I hope you can make the time to join us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!  The design team has some great inspiration for you at the website here.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Halloween Bash
Ink:  Basic Black, Basic Gray, Summer Starfruit, Pumpkin Pie
Paper:  Basic Black, Basic Gray, Very Vanilla, Witches Brew dsp
Embellishments:  Small Scallop Stampin’ Trimmer Rotary Cutting Blade, Pumpkin Pie 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon, Neutrals Candy Dots



A Batty Halloween Card

Here’s a Halloween card for you today.  I love the bats in the Googly Ghouls set.  I cut three of them out and then popped them up on dimensionals for this card.  I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig for stamping the chevron stripes from the Border Banter set.  It was really easy to get them lined up that way.

Well, we made it to the State Fair yesterday.  My little one was a trooper and even though I could tell she still wasn’t 100%, she kept up with everyone else and had a good time.  Once we got home, my oldest said his tummy really hurt.  Hmmm…wonder if that was due to the Fletcher’s corny dog, the fried cookie dough, the red velvet funnel cake or the sweet potato tornado fries that he had???  😉

Have a great Tuesday, which will feel like Monday to me since yesterday was a holiday for us.  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Border Banter, Googly Ghouls
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Lucky Limeade, Basic Black
Paper:  Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Whisper White
Embellishments:  Googlies, Finishing Touches edgelits, Stamp-a-ma-jig