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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

More Halloween Inspiration

Some Halloween inspiration for you!

by Randy Schoolcraft

by Randy Schoolcraft

by Becky Partan

by Becky Partan

by Andrea Cloutier

by Becky Partan
Have a fun filled day!

Friday, October 24, 2008

A Halloween ATC

Here is an ATC made by Andrea Cloutier, using the Grave Girl stamp from My Paper Moon. I think the background makes this ATC really stand out.

So, how is your Friday going? I hope it's going great for you, and I hope you are getting to do something crafty.

Remember that there is only a week left to place an order and get a free awareness ribbon stamp (See the sidebar to the right). Don't delay, get your order in today.

Next week I will be giving away some blog candy, so stay tuned and have a great weekend.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

More Halloween

Good afternoon! I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Because it's only a little over a week away, here's another Halloween card:

This card was also done by Randy Schoolcraft using stamps from My Paper Moon. Randy is a wonderful artist, don't you think?

The weather is still gorgeous. I think fall has finally arrived in Florida. At night I have the windows open and the cool breeze makes for wonderful sleeping weather. How's the weather where you live?

I'll post another Halloween card tomorrow. I hope one inspires you! Have a crafty day.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Uncle Jumpy

Good afternoon! The weather here is beautiful, and I'm enjoying every single minute of it!

This card is on the homepage over at the Midwest Stampers Yahoo Group. It was an ATC I did for the Dark and Scary Night Trading Card Swap. Believe it or not, there are 5 stamps on this little card. Here's how I made it:

Using glossy cardstock, I stamped the skeleton sitting on the gravestone first. That also included the bats and the moon. Then I stamped the bare tree. After that I stamped the scaredy cat and Uncle Jumpy. I love Uncle Jumpy. He's so nervous about everything! He needed something else to be nervous about, so I stamped the raven stamp and then cut it out and placed it on Uncle Jumpy's hat with a pop dot. I colored the sky with markers, but they smeared and left lines. So, I painted the sky with Twinks, which also smeared, but when it finally dried it looked kind of cool, so I left it. I colored the grass with copic markers. Also the moon, and then put some stickles on it to give it that old harvest shine. All in all I was pleased with the way it turned out. All stamps are available at My Paper Moon.

I turned off my A/C at home, and I'm going outside and enjoy some more weather now. Hope you have a crafty day.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Happy Thursday

Good morning! Or should I say afternoon, since it's almost that time. I know I've been neglecting you, but I've been very busy with the orders from the virtual rubber stamp convention over at Rubber Stamp Chat. It was a smashing success, I'm happy to report. But, I had to make a bunch of stamps, so it didn't leave me much time to update my blog.

With Halloween approaching, I thought I'd share some cards with you. This card was made by Randy Schoolcraft, using stamps from My Paper Moon. That poor skeleton doesn't know what's about to hit him.

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, because my hubby and I usually dress up. We start the planning process months in advance, and have been known to still be sewing right up to the start of the party we usually attend. We usually go as a pair, but last year I struck out on my own and went as Cruella DeVil. It was such fun. The year before we won 1st place as the Queen of Hearts and the Royal Jester. We don't have any plans to dress up this year, since we don't have a party to go to. So, I will have to revert back to my normal self, which is a pirate. Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.

Tonight is my oldest granddaughter's first chorus concert, and my hubby and I are attending. I remember my own chorus concerts when I was in school, and then my daughter's concerts when she was in school, and now Rachel is having a concert. I love to hear choral music, so it should be fun.
That's all for now. Hope you have a crafty day.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Online Rubber Stamp Convention

Have you ever attended a rubber stamp convention? Then you know what fun they can be. Have you ever attended an online rubber stamp convention? They can be just as much fun. You can shop from the comfort of your home, in your jammies, if you please, and you don't have to feel guilty about wasting gasoline. Head on over to Rubber Stamp Chat and see what all the buzz is about. They are holding an online stamping convention in the Convention Hall. And lots of companies to choose from, just like a real convention.

My Paper Moon has a "booth" there, with a couple of ways to save some moolah. You can get free shipping on orders over $10.00 by using coupon code RSCFS at checkout, OR you can get 20% off any stamp items by using coupon code RSC20 at checkout at My Paper Moon.

Hope you have a wonderful weeked. I plan on filling orders... :-)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

A new language?

Card created by Elise H.
The above card was made using the large awareness ribbon from My Paper Moon. I think Elise did a fantastic job, what do you think? I like the cuttlebugged background.

Have you ever noticed that stampers have a language of their own? I was just looking at the previous paragraph, and in particular at the word "cuttlebugged" and it made me chuckle. Now, if I said I cuttlebugged a background to my husband, he would look at me with a blank look, but if I said the same thing to a stamper, they would know right away what I meant. What other words do we have that are our own language? Let's compile a list by leaving a comment.

Today the weather is cooperating with my body shop experience (they are painting my boo boo), so all is well.

I hope you have an inky day.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Give Thanks...

I needed to make an ATC depicting Thanksgiving or something we are thankful for. I chose the pumpkins, which are colored with Copic markers. I'm kind of getting the hang of highlights and shadows. I think I did a pretty good job of coloring, what do you think? The stamps are pumpkins and Give Thanks from My Paper Moon. I actually made a couple of versions before I got this one that I liked.

I added a few more blogs for you to check out to the right: Paper Friendly, Artistic Extras, Tip Junkie, and Free Collage. Check them out.

The weather here is looking like rain again today. This is not a good thing...I had a fender bender that I need to get repaired. Okay, I crunched the side of hubby's truck when I ran into my daughter's van. Remember that? It's been awhile. Anyway, hubby has been arguing with the insurance company, and I finally took it yesterday to be repaired. The body shop got the wrinkles out and was going to paint it today, but with the weather being so rainy and wet, we decided to paint it tomorrow. So, I am driving around with a truck with primer on it. At least it's not wrinkled any more.

If you haven't visited the website in awhile, as time permits I am putting techniques on there, so check it out at If there is a technique you would like to learn, please let me know, and I will do my best to get it on there.
Hope you have a crafty day...

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The Joker

Stamp Artist: Leigh Snaith-Brunton, the Sharpie Domino Queen

Good morning! Isn't the domino necklace stunning? Such detail, done with Sharpie markers. One of my favorites. The stamp is found here.

I have been busy! I have had quite a few orders that I've been busy getting out (this is a good thing), and my website has been wacky (this is a bad thing). I spent all day Sunday trying to get it fixed, but the server was down. It finally came back up, but there is still an administrative part that is still down. Grrrrrr!

I have added another blog to the list. It is a site with 101 different techniques for the cuttlebug, and the name is Mel Stampz. Check it out!
It's already been raining here, and it's looking pretty overcast outside, so with that I'll leave you. Do something crafty! :-)

Friday, October 3, 2008

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

I have shown you this ATC made by Shelly Hinkle before, but it goes so well with this month's Breast Cancer Awareness Month that I wanted to include it again.

For every order I process this month, I will send a free small awareness ribbon stamp, but you must use coupon code Pink-Blog at checkout.

You can visit the Susan G. Komen For The Cure website here, and make a donation while you are there for this worthwhile cause.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!