Saturday, October 30, 2010


Once again I was forced out of my comfort zone by a 365 Cards challenge. Day 242's task was to use only watercolors on a stamped image. I usually stamp small images or words on my cards, so this was different for me. I had watercolor markers, although I don't use them very often. Here's my take on the challenge.

Scraplift card

Day 243's challenge at 365 Cards was to scraplift 2 of your own cards. I pulled the triangles from this card . . .

and the ticket sentiment from this card . . .

and voila!

Blog inspiration

Day 244 Challenge at 365 Cards was to use their awesome new banner as inspiration. I loved the fall colors and used those for my color scheme. The flourishes were the perfect "corners" for the card.

A flock of book fairies!

We were so excited to dress up this year for Halloween at MtV! My teaching partner and I joined forces with the librarians and transformed into our alter egos -- the book fairies! We each put our own twist on our costumes, but they were all similar. The kids loved it!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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More cards

I'm really loving the challenges from 365 Cards, especially because they're pushing me outside of my comfort zone. I generally don't do a ton of stamping nor do I use lots of glitter, but Monday's Day 239 challenge was to use glitter on a stamped image and I did it:-) I even used 3 different colors!

This is my entry for 365 Cards: Day 238 sketch
I found the fun pom-pom ribbon on clearance the other day and had to do something with it ASAP! I used black flocking on the handwritten "Boo!" and the stamped spiderweb.

I can't wait for tomorrow's challenge!

Halloween stuff

Just wanted to share some of the things that I've been working on this fall. I got the idea for this centerpiece from Craft Warehouse. It's a papier-mache witch's hat with Halloween paper layered around it. I finished it off with some self-adhesive pumpkin trim and a little orange tinsel ribbon around the base and on the tippy top.

This card is for Challenge #240 here on 365 Cards.
The challenge was to use patterned paper on the outside AND inside of a card. I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

That's all for now. I've been working on Christmas presents, but I can't post those here just yet;-)