October 13, 2009

I love Halloween!

I've decided to post a few things from my office computer while on my lunch break. I uploaded a few photos from my camera to this computer weeks ago but can't edit them, because I don't have PSE here, so bear with me if they are a bit dark. I did lighten this one a bit with MS picture manager, but it's not the best.
I'm still alive and kickin', but can't use the internet at home (STUPID COMPUTERS!) so if you have emailed me, hang in there until I get a chance to check things at work. Because I'm a federal officer there are only so many websites I can visit on my Government computer and only a few minutes to do so if I'm in my office. (I'm usually out in the field or on the road)
I adore Halloween, (we call it Samhain) and we usually celebrate in a big way around our house. We like to do lots of natuire inspired craft projects to remind us of the end of the harvest season. Winter is coming!
This little card makes me happy and I might keep it for myself. All PTI supplies.

I miss you guys and can't wait to catch up on all my blog hopping when our new computer arrives!
(I'm totally dreading the loss of my photos and our itunes files though...blahhh.*pout*)
Thanks for stopping by today!

October 07, 2009

Posting woes and an old card...

Do you know what the most frustrating part of this is? The fact that I actually HAVE photos to share of some really fun cards! ARGHH! This computer virus/trojan thing is driving me batty!
I have tried everything recommended by the experts, and short of buying a new computer (I can't even do a system restore) I'm at a loss. Besides, if I purchase a new computer, I still lose the photos that were on the old one! Typing this at the library makes me sad, but I wanted to give you all an update and let you know that I'm still alive. *smile*
I'm including a photo of a card I made in April of 2005. Isn't it hysterical to look back on your older cards and see how much has changed? Not only what's "in", but style, LO and design too. Don't judge too harshly, I'd only been stamping for a few months when I made this card! And I hand drew those letters too!

CARD FROM 2005! Bazzill CS and Hero Arts stamps (these were the first stamps I EVER owned!)

October 03, 2009

Make a card today!

I'm sure you all know what today is, but never-the-less I'm going to say it again. It's WORLD CARD MAKING DAY! Are you going to be making cards today? I'm hoping to find some time to get into my studio and accomplish a few things myself. I have heard word that several prizes are out there for the taking! So hop around and see what you can find.
In the meantime, here is a card I made last weekend.

  Orange is my favorite color, and I love it combined with pink! My mom always decorated our home in pink and orange for the Christmas Holiday and I like to do the same. No red and green for us!
This card is for my niece, Kayla. She turns 18 this month and I'm so excited for her. (She doesn't read my blog, so I'm safe in posting it!) Isn't it fun?
Just some simple stamping on the card base using a scroll-y stamp from PTI's Vintage Label, an actual label stamp, a large damask image from Damask Designs and a sentiment from Mega Mixed Messages. Not many layers or embellishments besides a few black buttons, a simple black rhinestone and some grosgrain ribbon. Oh, and I added some glitter using a spica glitter pen.

Can you see it here? Not vey well I guess. Well you'll just have to imagine it then! *smile*
Alright, enough chatting, I'm off to take care of some chores and hopefully find some time to make a card today. Happy WORLD CARD MAKING DAY!
Thanks for stopping by!

October 02, 2009

I know why the caged bird sings...

Hello everyone! Although our computer woes aren't completely fixed, I have been working all day to be able to access my photos so I can share a card or two with you. Plus, tomorrow is WORLD CARD MAKING DAY and I intend to post. Computer troubles aside! (I can be just as stubborn as this piece of...well, machine, I mean *grin*)

I was playing around with some background stamps last weekend and ended up filling an entire sheet of CS with the dotted stamp from Background Basics: Retro. I then used a copic marker and colored in the inner circle with various colors. Liking the red and yellow combo, I built this card around it.
I love how the PP from the Men Of Life Colletion matches the stamp pattern! I covered a chipboard bird from Maya Road with the PP and then stamped a small piece of lemon tart with Text Style and covered the wing. After using a Paint Dauber in Pearl to paint the cage, I adhered the bird on the outside.
A touch of ruffled red saddle-stitched ribbon, and some Spring Rain CS stamped with Fancy Flourishes, and it was done!

Thanks for stoppping by today, I appreciate your patience!