There you are!!! I was just sitting around waiting for you to come by. Boy am I glad to see you! I'm really excited about this post because I have posted TWO NEW VIDEOS OF SHOTSY AND GUNTHER DOING A COUPLE OF AMAZING THINGS! Would you mind taking a minute or two and watching the videos right over there on the right sidebar? I'd love to know what you think of what they are doing. I so appreciate you indulging me with my boys and their brand new videos. I'm so anxious for you to see them.
Tonight's post actually is a themed post. Yes Bonnie, it is all about Halloween! However, the actual theme is that I made three very distinctively different cards but used the same color combo on each one of them. I consider Orange, Black, and White the traditional colors of Halloween, so that is what I used on my cards. I also wanted to keep them simple and pretty clean. Here is the first:
This card is a play off of Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven". I never found that story scary at all, but I always love to hear it and watch it performed by the late Vincent Price. You can watch him perform it HERE. I stamped multiple bird cages to create the background but I don't know who the stamps are by. . .they are from different sets. The "Never More" I created using an old Martha Stewart letter stamp set I bought a couple of years ago. The raven is also by Martha Stewart. Very simple and clean and based on a classic.
My second uses the same color scheme:
Again, simple and clean. This spider stamp was part of some stamps that were gifted to me by the ever popular and multi-talented Mark from Deadbeat Designs. What a fun spider he created. The webbing was created using a Martha Stewart punch, then I went over it with a silver glitter pen for some sparkle. The eyes of the spider are done in orange Stickles.
My last card using the same color scheme:
Again, this one was created with gifted stamps from Mark. They are so appreciated Mark! You are so talented. I really love your stamps! I didn't even do matting on this card! That is a rarity for me. I LOVE these skeleton hands. I stamped both the left and the right hands randomly, then the little skulls, then the bones. I added googly eyes on the skull (Mark did the same thing on his HERE where I got my inspiration). I also added orange Stickles to the little skull eyes for some sparkle. Inside I'm going to add the sentiment "No Bones About It. . .Have A Happy Halloween!" Corny, but goes with the card front.
So there are the cards for this week. Believe it or not, BONNIE (who does not "do" Halloween) sent me the most awesome Halloween card that she made along with a Halloween stamp set! I will be featuring a card next week using the set she sent me. It was wonderful of you to do that Bonnie! It meant even more because of how you feel about Halloween!
Pic of the Week
OK, that's it for this post. I hope you enjoyed it and I sure hope you watched the videos of "my boys". I think the two videos shows you some of the many reasons they have stolen my heart and why I love them so much. Thanks for taking the time to see them.
I hope you are all well and doing fine. I think I got to all of you that left comments last week, and I will do the same this week as usual to all who leave me a comment. I love reading what you have to say, and you are so valued.
Hugs to all of you!
"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."