Sunday, October 23, 2011

To Trick or To Treat?

Hi friends.  I hope you all had a good weekend and were able to squeeze in some crafting time.  My eyes are coming along, but still very painful if they get too much light, so I'm not taking time to comment on blogs yet.  But I am briefly visiting a few blogs each day now as long as I have my  dark glasses on, so I'm making progress.

The  digital tree image and bats on this card are freebies from Create with TLC.  The digital sentiment is a freebie from Artifact by Rebecca.  The moon is a circle that I cut out and inked and the background paper is some Basic Grey from my stash.  I used some vintage seam binding for the bow.  I cut the tree and bats out by hand.
 Here's a close up that shows the awesome texture in my vintage seam binding.  I love how it is frayed with age.
 And a close up of the sentiment.  I want to be sure everyone can read it.  It's such a great sentiment. :)

Create with TLC - Use their tree image
Allsorts - Halloween
Basic Grey - Autumn/Fall/Halloween
Di's Digi Designs - Halloween
Fashionista Friday - Spooky Halloween
Delightful Challenges - Halloween
Inky Impressions - Trick or Treat: Halloween Spooky
Crafting for All Seasons - Halloween or Color Challenge
Just Some Lines Saturday Challenge - Halloween

  • Phone time with my mom
  • Family night
  • My computer.  Not being able to use it very much lately has made me realize how much I depend on it for so many things.
Have a fabulous day!!!

Inky hugs!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Blog Hops

Today and tomorrow there will be two different blog hops going on to help raise $13,000 to cover holiday shipping costs for Operation Write Home.  Operation Write Home is a not-for-profit organization that collects and sends handmade greeting cards to our nations troops for their use in keeping in touch with their families back home.

Today's blog hop starts at Connie's blog

Saturday (October 22nd) a different blog hop will start at Jan's blog.

Please come hop along and show your support for our troops.

Inky hugs!

Monday, October 17, 2011

A Special Cause

 ***I'm unable to visit blogs for now, because my eyes have flared up.  The light from the computer is painful.  I'll be back to visiting as soon as possible. :)***

Hi friends.  I made this card with two digital stamps from a set that is being sold in a fundraiser for Operation Write Home.  Operation Write Home is a not-for-profit organization that collects and sends handmade greeting cards to our nations troops for their use in keeping in touch with their families back home. They need to raise $13,000 to cover holiday shipping costs.   K 'n K Designs will be selling 7 new digi sets designed exclusively for this cause.  Each "set" includes an image and several greetings, in both Jpeg an PNG file formats.  These sets are just $2 each or in various value bundles (e.g. get them all for just $10!).  All proceeds (minus Paypal fees) will be donated to Operation Write Home.  The sets can be purchased at the K 'n K blog (NOT their store) from October 17th thru noon November 1st.  For those who don't use digital stamps, but would still like to help you can donate directly to Operation Write Home here.
Four of the sets are by Katlyn Traxler and three of the sets are by Deedee Anderson.  The set I used for my card is "Thoughtful Teddies" by Deedee Anderson.  I love that sweet teddy sitting there with the dreamy look on her face. :)

The Squirrel and The Fox - One for the Girls
Crafter's Companion - Pink and Green
DigiDesigns - Girly Creations
Little Miss Muffet - Girly Girl

  • Rain, which we needed badly. Our wildflower patch is happy.
  • Fall decorations from a friend. So beautiful!
  • A good dvd
Have a fabulous day!!!

Inky hugs!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Blog Candy Winners!!!

 Yes, you all voted to share the candy between two winners.  I love that you did that. :)  Thank you all for the lovely blogaversary wishes and for taking part in my blog candy.  I'm going to keep this short, because my eyes are flared up and the light from the computer is painful.  Soooo, the winners are.........................................................................................................................................................

Tammy @ My Craft Central

Anne-Marie @ Little Applefalls

Congratulations gals!!!!  Send me your address at webe34him(at)bellsouth(dot)net and I'll get your candy on it's way. 

Inky hugs!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

For my BBQ King

Happy Hump Day!  Be sure to sign up for my blog candy, if you haven't.  A warm welcome from the sunshine state to my new followers.  I'm so happy to have you here. :)
I really enjoyed making this card for my husband's birthday.  The BBQ king image is a terrific freebie from Melonheadz Illustrating.  I used it, because hubby does all of our grilling for us.  (And actually the majority of our cooking too.)  The dog image is a wooden stamp with no markings on it.  My mom got it for me in Michigan, because it looks like our dogs.  I used it, because our grand dog shares my hubby's birthday. :)  The September calendar and circle sentiment are two marvelous freebies from Bluebirdflats.  Last, but certainly not least, the banner is a wonderful freebie from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff.  I colored the images with Prismacolor markers and Prismacolor pencils.  I added some clear gel pen to details.  I used sepia ink on the calendar and sentiment and attached the banner with two sizes of brads.
ETA: After I sent Cindy at Bluebirdflats a link to this post it dawned on me that I forgot to mention that I cased her card when I made this card for my hubby. So, Cindy not only provided some of the freebie stamps, but also the inspiration for the whole card.  Thanks so much, Cindy.

Crafty Cardmakers - Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad - One for the Boys
One Stop Craft - Just for Men

  • Decorating for Fall
  • Friends :)
  • Music
Have a fabulous day!!!

Inky hugs!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Wrung Out! Hung out!

Hi friends.  First of all, be sure to go sign up for my Blog Candy, if you haven't already.  Also, a warm southern welcome to my new followers.  It's great to have you here. :)
 I used two wonderful, free digital stamps from Create with TLC to make this card.  Be sure to check out her blog.  There's a blog hop going on right now, among other things.  There's always something fun going on there. :)
 I colored my images with Prismacolor markers, Prismacolor pencils and ink pads.  I inked the edges of all the papers and added some baker's twine, which my sister, Sheila, sent me as a gift and I've been hoarding. lol  A simple, but fun card, especially when you know I made it for someone who had to under go a Colonoscopy.  I thought the sentiment was very appropriate for the way you feel after preparing for a Coloonoscopy. ;)

Create with TLC - World Cardmaking Day Blog Hop
One Stitch At A Time - Use a Digi
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Drunken Stampers - Get Well/Thinking of You
Mark's Finest Papers - Use Polka Dots

I had a bit of excitement yesterday.  I went to get out of bed and my little dog, Princess, was sitting at my feet with a small snake she had killed there in our bedroom.  Hubby was home and disposed of the nasty thing for me and sealed the place we think the snake got in.  Princess received very lavish praise.  Such is life in an old wood frame home.

  • I received some very special happy mail, not just once, but twice this week.  How blessed can a gal be?!?
  • Hubby brought me a pot of pretty, miniature mums to brighten up my craft room for Autumn.
  • Hubby and my dd each earned a $25 gift certificate.  What a help with the holidays approaching!
Have a terrific day!

Inky hugs!