Great Pumpkin time!

by egarcia on October 30, 2014

Hi all,

Tonight one of my all time favorite Halloween programs, “Its the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” will be on at 8 p.m.  I’m so excited!  So of course today’s card, the last card of this year’s Halloween season, must feature a great big pumpkin costume!

il_570xN.659850971_hgmwHow adorable is she in her pumpkin costume!?  I started out with the patterned paper from one of my older Halloween collections from my stash.  The image is also from an old Recollections Halloween stamp set which I’ve had in my stash for some time.  I colored in the image with my copics.

il_570xN.659851069_f0otHere’s a closer look at that focal image.  For the sentiment I used my Hero Arts Happy Halloween sentiment set with some Memento Black ink.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project and that you have a fabulous Halloween night tomorrow!  Thanks so much for stopping by.

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Thankful for Fall

by egarcia on October 28, 2014

Hi all,

As Halloween approaches and November arrives, we turn to the season for thanksgiving.  So while the rest of the crafty blogosphere is featuring holiday projects (as they demonstrate how to play with all the new holiday goodies that have been released), I want to take a pause to give thanks today.  In particular I want to express my gratitude for Fall.  The stormy weather we’ve had here in New England recently has resulted in many fallen leaves already with some trees already appearing pretty bare.  So today’s card is in celebration of the beauty of fall leaves.

il_570xN.653623920_6u86I just love these fall colors and those big colorful leaves.  I began with papers from the Happy Harvest collection by Doodlebug.  I then stamped the leaf images onto additional papers from the same collection making coordination super easy.  il_570xN.653741959_af8wFor the leaves I used Gina K. Designs Sun-Kissed Autumn stamp set.  I used my round buttons dies from Memory Box to die-cut the little button and used some twine to tie a bow and added it on top of the button.il_570xN.653623972_fiyuFinally for the sentiment I used Versatile Verses also from Gina K. Designs.  I stamped the “Thanks” onto a piece of white card stock, used my oval nestabilities from Spellbinders to die-cut it out, and inked the inside of the oval while it was still inside of the die with some Antique Linen distress ink.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Halloween Wishes Card

by egarcia on October 23, 2014

Hi all:

Today I have another Halloween card for you. il_570xN.659727104_4fkgIsn’t she adorable?  This card is proof that you don’t have to have the latest papers and stamps to create a beautiful card.  The papers are old papers I have had in my stash for a while, but I just love the colors and “distress” look of the black smudges (I don’t know what else to call them) in the bottom part of the paper.  It adds something to the spookiness of the card, but yet it’s not too spooky when you add the cute little witch.

il_570xN.659727202_f3whThe image comes from an older stamp set.  I’m sorry I don’t have the name of it, but it’s been in my stash quite a while, way before I started actually organizing my stamp sets.  I colored her in with my copics.  The sentiment comes from Hero Arts Happy Halloween stamp set and I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I used my Stitched Rectangle dies from Lil Inker.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Witch Way Halloween Card Take2

by egarcia on October 21, 2014

Hi all,

Today I’m returning to Halloween cards with a different take using the Witch Way is the Candy stamp set from My Favorite Things.

 

il_570xN.659841633_3iduI stamped the witch onto white card stock and colored her in using my copic markers.  I then paper pieced the pumpkins.  Dies are included for those in the coordinating die set, but I wanted the black edge, so I just fussy cut them with them scissors.

il_570xN.659841697_1tuiHere’s a closer look at those images.  I just love the images in this set.  They are a lot of fun to color and play with.

il_570xN.659841735_4d6gLately I’ve been getting into stamping and embossing my sentiments, which is what I did here.  I then cut the strip end into that flag shape with my scissors.  The papers I used are from an older set in my stash.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Sheep!!!!

by egarcia on October 20, 2014

Hi all,

I have a different kind of post for you today.  No time to scrapbook today because we were invited to visit a sheep farm.  It was a very cold fall day today which wil explain the layers we have on. Nonetheless we still had a nice time learning about different kinds of sheep, watching an adorable border collie herd the sheep, and finally, petting some sheep.  Here’s a little bit of what we got to see today.

IMG_0980My husband and my daughter happy to be on a sheep farm even if it was a little cold.

 

IMG_0982Fuzzy sheep!  These were new to the farm and were still a bit uncomfortable around people.  So even though we desperately wanted to pet all of that fuzziness they kept running away from us.

IMG_0994_2Finally at the very end she got to pet them.  They were so soft.  It was wonderful to spend a Sunday afternoon admiring such beautiful gentle creatures.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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