Sorry to keep you waiting, but it has been a killer week for me. My computer got a VIRUS called "System Defragmenter" and it was HORRIBLE! It actually caused me to become nauseated and I acquired a major headache from dealing with the stress of it. It would actually battle everything you did to get rid of it. If you tried to download software to kill it, it would stop it and shut your system down. It took me over 6 hours to get it out of my system! You would not believe all of the evil, horrible things I wished on the person that created it. I won't tell you what I wished, but suffice it to say, you would have never seen it even in the worst horror movie. . .it was that bad! LOL
OK, on with the post for this evening. My first card is gearing up for the Thanksgiving holiday. This is a CASE of a CASE. Here is the one that I saw that inspired me. Laurie did a beautiful job with hers, and here is my version:
I really love the shape of the leaf panels. They are simply squares with two opposite corners rounded. It reminds me of petals on a flower. When I saw Laurie's card (and the one she cased) I knew immediately mine would be for Thanksgiving. This was fairly a quick card to make. The leaves and the sentiment are from Waltzing Mouse Stamps. The set is called "Peace & Plenty". TIP on this card: To get the panels perfectly spaced, I used one of those spacers that you use when you are laying tile floors. How fun is that? I just calculated the center of the card, placed the spacer, then lined up each panel. It was so easy! BTW, I colored the leaves with distress inks and a water brush.
Next is another Halloween card (Sorry Bonnie!) I did a jar full of candy corn a couple of posts back, but while I was making that one, I looked over at a stamp set that was sitting on my desk and it had an eyeball stamp in it. So. . . .I filled the jar with eyeballs! LOL
This sentiment (There She Goes Stamps) makes me laugh every time I see it and it so fit this card's theme. I wish I could recreate the bow on some other Halloween cards because it reminds me of a bat! The ribbon BTW, started out brown and green. So, I used a black marker and painstakingly colored the brown parts black so it would better match the card. I used some sparkly black ep from Zing for the sentiment.
The last thing I want to show you is two more tags I made. Here they are:
I don't know why I really like making these tags, but I do. They are like mini collages that tell a story or describe something familiar. Someone asked in a posted comment regarding the last tags I made as to "what do you do with them?" I'm actually going to attach them to cards in a way that they are removable. They are kind of like keepsakes or they could be used for a bookmark for your scariest horror novels. If you want to know about any of the stamps I used, let me know in your comment and I'll get back to you. The tags used images from multiple sets.
OK, that's it for this edition. Hope it was worth your time. I am so pleased that you want to come to see what I share. I'm working on some really fun 3-D projects to share with you next time. So I hope you come see me next Wednesday.
Here is the "Pic of the Week":
I call this one "Grasshopper on a Giant Schnauzer's Ass" LOL This little guy hopped on Gunther's butt and road along for the ride for quite some time, and Gunther didn't seem to mind his little uninvited passenger.
I'll be coming round soon to see all of your creations as well. It is such a fun time for me. I usually have a big cup of coffee and I come "a visitin".
Hugs to all of you!
"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."