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Wednesday, October 23, 2013


Hey All!

Glad to see that you are back safe and sound.  I've enjoyed my visits this week with all your wonderful stuff!  I've noticed, there are a lot of you who love Halloween like I do.  I've really enjoyed your Halloween creations so much.

Speaking of. . .(close your eyes Bonnie!)
Skeletons are one of my most favorite characters during Halloween.  Isn't that cut out circle feature cool?  I got my inspiration from THIS CARD. When I saw the card that inspired me, this one came into my head.  I used various stamps for this: The big skull and Halloween ticket are by Craft Smart (wood mount), the skeleton is by My Minds Eye, and the skeleton hand holding the ticket is by my buddy Mark at Deadbeat Designs, and the French script background is Stampabilities.  This is a 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 square card.
I'm sending this one to my Vet's office.  I used real gauze to wrap a piece of beige colored card stock.  The image is by Stampendous.
Love this Halloween martini glass by Impression Obsession.  Super quick and easy card to make for those "adult" Halloween lovers on your list.  Colored it all with Bic markers.  The background paper is My Mind's Eye.

OK, Halloween stuff shown, now my Fall project (You can open your eyes now Bonnie):

I bought the template for this box months ago and just now got around to using it.  It is a great box with a drawer for cards (holds 6 A2 sized cards perfectly) and a shelf for the envelopes.  The template is by Creations by AR which you can find HERE.  These are a sample of the cards that are inside:

Same stamp, just colored differently.  The first has just solid color trees and the bottom has variegated colored leaves.  I colored the bottom by just making lots and lots of dots with different colored markers.  On both, I added the dots at the bottom of each tree to simulate fallen leaves.  The stamp is by Memory Box.  There are 3 each for a total of 6 cards in the set.  Each says something different.  I'm giving this set to my Mom and sister.

Pic of the Week:
Even weeds are beautiful in the Fall!
Well, that's it for this post.  Sorry I put in so much, but I've had lots to share.  I know my posts are like epic journeys!  LOL  Thanks so much for always coming to see me and leaving me such great comments.  You all are truly the highlight of my week.

Hope you are all well and happy!



"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."


Myrna said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such neat comments. All is well in my world, at the moment.
Great cards and I love the gauze on that card.
What a neat idea for a gift with your personally made note cards.
Beauty IS all around us if we just take the time to look as you have proved with a beautiful pic of a lowly weed.

dpkennedy said...

eeek! I just love Halloween! I wish I had more time to create cards...I just love yours! The skeletons are my favorite:)

Your card box is divine! What a great way to give someone a gift of cards for them to use! Love it! I need to stop by more!

Have a great night!

Mark said...

Glad I could lend a hand......
hardy har har!

Ted said...

Such awesome creations, Curt! :) I especially love the trees! Beautiful! Happy Halloween!

Sue from Oregon said...

Guess what day it is???? It's Curt's day!!! Love all your creations...oh that martini stir stick just cracks me up!!!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Candy corn martini?? Can anything be better??? Yummo! Love your spooky fun Halloween cards! Beautiful colors on your thinking of you cards! Great fall photo! We do not have changing of the seasons in Arizona so I appreciate such a gorgeous shot! Carri~Abusybee

Diane said...

Another week of fantastic projects!! You always have the best ideas with your cards...and that mummy and cute...I have been seeing those various mummy's used for get well cards, it! The box of cards is perfect for gift Mom would love it, will have to check out your link. I am so glad to see you "back" with us...take care my friend!!

Beth Norman said...

Hi Curt, Thanks for dropping by again. I always appreciated your visits. As you can tell, I haven't gotten around to making Halloween cards. Too busy making Christmas ones. LOL. I love all of your work. The mummy stamp is just too cute. Your card box is magnificent and I love how you dotted the trees to look like fall. As always, you're such an inspiration.

Bonnie Weiss said...

Well, so much for planning on having martini's when I come for my vacation at your place!

As I was scrolling down ( since I thought it was safe), all I could see were eyeballs. Turned out to be the D/P on your card and envelope box. Good job you didn't hear what I called you until I realized the pattern was not eyesballs! The box and cards are so cute ... what a great idea.

Kim said...

I love your gorgeous fall cards that you have in your card holding box!! They are so clean and neat and really look professional. :>)

Jackie said...

I love your Halloween cards and the box with the drawer is awesome! I really like the coloring on the Memory Box trees, too. I almost bought that stamps but wasn't quite sure what to do with it, now I need to find one.

Gina Wrona said...

Absolutely amazingly creative, my friend!

I always look forward to your weekly posts & creations, it brightens my day!


mudmaven said...

I'll take an epic journey with you any time - and love each minute of it too! Your Halloween creations are certainly spooktacular - your vet is going to love that card! The card box is wonderful - thanks for the link to the template. All the best to Jay and give those darling boyz a big hug from me! ~chris

richardbreaks said...

Awesome cards, Curt! That box and the card within are just beautiful!

Lorri said...

Hi there, I just added your blog to my list of favourites. I am hoping your cards will inspire me with my own. Actually I know your cards will. You have a great blog.

Sonja said...

First off I love your posts, prefer the epic length ones : ) they last longer : )
the first card is great use of ideas and mixing up stamps some thing I struggle with ~ thank you for the push
the second one id that awesome ability to use your imagination to reach out ... use of gauze ...

the third again reaching a level with simplicity ... yep you are awesome my friend

now the box wow and the cards are again a different way

Glittered Paws said...

Oh my goodness you have been super busy - love the gift box with the note cards, what a great gift. All my Halloween cards this year are for the children so I didn't make really spooky ones. Great job on everything you posted this week, what talent runs through those hands.

Linda said...

Love what you did with the first card. So sweet of your to have the link. I love that one too.
That box is a great gift idea. I love it. They look like fun to make.
Well you have inspired me again with all your creations. I love them all.
Thanks for sharing,

Jean said...

I always look forward to your Halloween creations. You didn't disappoint. Love the card box. Hope you're well. Jean ~

Lorraine said...

Fabulous cards Curt, love, love, love the box you clever thing you. Hugs from Jersey Channel Islands. x

Joan Ervin said...

Your post is a real treat, Curt....the Halloween card with the fab stamps is wonderful...I just love how you cut the mat on the circle and left the circle whole...such an awesome detail!!! Love how you added the gauze to your vet's card, too, and the batty martini's are soooo cute!!!! I also love your beautiful fall gift set...what gorgeous tree images!! Your friend is going to love this!!!! Have a great week!!!

lisa808 said...

So many fabulous cards. I think the first one is my favorite. I have the IO Martini stamp too. I think I have only used it once :(

CbyAR templates are the best!

Gail said...

Ahhhh, love the cards!!!
The box & cards are so great!
Thanks for stopping by to say HI!
You might want to miss the next post of mine cause it will be Christmas cards! ;)

Brenda in IN said...

Hi Curt,

I've just found you and spent some time scrolling thru your blog. I love how talented you are and that you try new things you see online. I am a dog lover too. We had a schnauzer beagle mix and now have a beagle. Love your cards and would you believe, I'm in IN!

Anonymous said...

Curt, what a colorful blog journaling! Fall / Autumn looks picture perfect the same in both our areas. You were adept at capturing the glory of season changing. Here, capturing leaves and mulching them to infuse their fibers into the soil before (90%) promised flakes arrive in 24hrs. will fill the afternoon until sunset. . . grey out to black out may be more like it. Frost has to melt and dry off first near noontime.
What a fine demo box from your template find! Shelf strength makes the work last twice as long. Your tree coloration enhances the card - box set coordination and the realism from fall activities, human and creator. Such a rich gift for mom to happily sport with love!
Those tunnel cards are smashing! Vellum in print made the tealite zip.
Catching that one again. Thahks for sharing.
Keep looking UP!

Mary Marsh said...

you love Halloween don't you!! I really like your card box-this would be a great way to give someone a handmade gift for Christmas-hmm creative wheels spinning here-oh yes by the way the flowers you liked that I showed on my blog are actually Chinese lanterns

Carmen O. said...

You always make such amazing cards and creations. What a great card holder box! I love that it has a drawer. Thanks for sharing and inspiring me.

*Vicki* said...

Curt, I always love seeing what you've been up to each week! :) Your creations here are so fun...I especially love that darling mummy with the little doggie!! The last two tree creations are so stunning and colorful!

Thanks so much for your kind thoughts about my doggie...really appreciate that!! BIG HUGS

Patti J said...

Wow, Curt! I'm playing catch-up today, but I can see I'm going to have to run really fast to catch up to you! Wowzers, sir - this is one heck of a great post! Love every single thing that you posted! Kudos - job well done, and belated Halloween wishes!

Sue H said...

thanks for all of your encouraging comments on my designs on SCS! I was reading what you have been going through the past couple of and my heart goes out to you! Especially with the loss of your furry companion. I have a shelf just like yours! Take care of yourself and the new teeth. That must have been an ordeal to have done!