I have to start by saying that I hope all my blogging buddies on the East coast are well and suffered no damage from that God awful Irene. I've been watching the coverage of the devastating flooding and am just heartbroken for their losses. I think we all need to say some extra prayers for those folks. I know this sounds crazy, but the first thing I think about when I see devastation like that is "Can you imagine trying to recoup all your crafting supplies?" I don't want to even think about it. . .
On with my cards. As most of you know I am a freak for Halloween and love everything about the holiday and the Autumn season. I walked the boys this morning and someone was burning leaves and the smell of that smoke was so exciting.
Aren't these cute images? I found these at Michael's in the dollar bin. They are by Craft Smart stamps (never heard of them). They are wood mounted red rubber and stamp beautifully. They had a few more different images, but I stopped at these four. When I saw them, I had this card in my imagination. Super quick and easy to color. You can see I decorated the inside too. The sentiment inside says "Happy Halloween From Our Weird Little Family To Yours". It is computer generated.
The next card is kind of special because it is from a Mystery Benefactor. I went to my mailbox the other day and there was a package addressed to me but there was no return address on it. Ironically, the postmark was really smudged and scrunched so I could not even make out where it was from. I opened it up and there was this wonderful stamp and a note that simply read "I know how much you love Halloween, so when I saw this stamp at Archiver's, I had to get it for you." The note wasn't even signed! Here is the card I made with it. . .
Is this stamp not adorable? I remember last year seeing a challenge blog where the challenge was to make a Halloween card using non-traditional colors. I thought that was a fun idea, but never got around to doing a card for it. This image was perfect for it and I'll be ready if I see one pop up this year. If you click on it you can see that the ghosts are covered in glitter and the window has an acetate sheet behind the window frame for a little reality. I stamped the image twice and cut the window out separately and popped it up on dimensional tape. The sentiment is from another set. The stamp is by Northwood. So whoever you are out there that gifted this to me, I so appreciate it. It was so nice of you, I just wish I knew who you are! LOL
My last card for the night is quite different for me. I've seen a Michelle Zindorf card sort of like this, and a couple of others and I really liked them. So I made my own version. Take a look:
This took a lot of sponging and masking, but I like the result. I found this stamp at Joanne Fabrics and it is by Inkadinkado. When I saw it, I knew it was going to be perfect for this card I wanted to do. The lamp is a circle cut in half and I freehanded the post extending from it. I highlighted it with a silver glitter pen because it kind of fades in with the night sky. I'm sure you also noticed that this is one of those long cards. I don't use this size much, but I like the size. The inside sentiment says "Thanks for lighting my way." and was computer generated. I love how the cat is looking up.
Well, that's it for another post. Hope you've enjoyed what I posted tonight and that it gives you some ideas. I've just about caught up on most of your blogs, but I still have a few to go. So if I've not gotten to yours yet, you'll see me soon.
PIC OF THE WEEK
OK, that's it for now. Thanks for coming by to see me. You know how much I love having you here. You are so appreciated!
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