I need to get a couple of things off of my chest before this post gets started. Because I feel you are all friends, I wanted to share a couple of things. Today would have been my brother's 52nd birthday. He died 13 years ago from complications of AIDS. Happy Birthday little brother. I also found out this past weekend that my father passed away. He and I had been estranged for over 13 years. I always had the thought in the back of my head that he and I would speak again, but it is obviously too late for that now. I share this with you because if you have a similar situation, you really need to think about this and decide if it would be OK if the family member you are on the outs with would suddenly die. I'm OK with what has happened, because it was his doing, but none the less, it is a very weird feeling to have to deal with. I'm sorry to start out on a down note since this is usually an uplifting post, but I just felt I needed to share. Thanks for allowing me to do so. Anyway, out of the downer stuff and onto the fun stuff: . .
I have 3 more cards to share with you. I've been up in that creative cave quite a bit over the past week and I have more than 3 to show, but I'm saving some in reserve! LOL Here is my first card:
I was browsing the web a few weeks ago, and found where someone had used a stamp of a spider holding candy corn. So, I made my own. The spider is an Inkadinkadoo stamp and the candy corn stamp is from Recollections. You can't really see it in the photo, but the design on their backs is colored in with a silver glitter gel pen. I colored the candy corn with my colored pencils, and drew in the spider web strand on each spider. The sentiment is from Studio G. Before I mounted the panel on the main card mat, I attached a fun fur yarn strand to give it a "webby" look and feel. I used my Stampamajig to align the candy corn up so it looked like the spider was holding it.
Here's the next card. . .
This is in honor of Michelle Zindorf. I LOVE here style and her cards are simply works of art. If you've never seen her work, check out her gallery HERE. I've looked at nearly 100 of her tutorials and just sit in awe of her techniques and talents. I read on her blog a few days ago that she just lost her Mother. (Seems September is a month for losing people). So I thought I would try something "Zindorfian" in nature. The main limb was created by using a Stampscapes stamp that is actually 3 trees. I just turned it sideways and stamped only one of the trees. The branches are also from Stampscapes. The owl is a Martha Stewart Stamp. I sponged the background masking the moon off with a circle cut with Nesties. Highlighted the top of the "limb" with a white gel marker for depth.
Here's my last card for the post:
This is an image that my sweet blogging friend Lee sent to me from St. Agnes. The stamp is by Elzybells I believe. and it sure is a cut1e. I colored it with my colored pencils and oms. For some reason my camera always used the flash when I took the pictures of this card, so the colors are a little bled out.
OK, that's it for this edition. I really do appreciate you coming to see what I've done. I'll be doing my weekly round of your blogs in the next couple of days. Can't wait to see what you've been up to! Thanks to for letting me share my personal stuff with you. I appreciate it.
Don't forget the "Pic of the Week" below! I've not quite seen a turtle lay like this! LOL Check out his back legs!!!!
Hugs to all of you!
"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."