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Saturday, October 12, 2013

A little Spooky

Hello Everyone, I hope you are enjoying this beautiful fall Nebraska weather. I know I am! You would think with the government shutdown I would have been cranking out projects from my studio. Not really. I think the stress of the entire thing really put a damper on my creative juices and instead I cleaned out my garage. But this weekend I got a little busy and created three new cards and a mixed media project for some classes at Busy Scrappin' for the second of my two Halloween classes. These are using the Carta Bella Paper line called All Hallow's eve. In addition, I'm using my Tim Holtz products that I love so much. The card I'm picturing here today uses a grid design and each block is done a little differently. The second one features a cute skeleton from one of my Tim Holtz Halloween sets. I used Rusty Hinge, Vintage photo and Frayed Burlap inks for most of these, but in reality the paper does most of the work. I hope you enjoy them. If you want to take the class you can contact Busy Scrappin' at 402 291 BUSY. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Happy Stamping! Pamela

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Fall Card using Graphic45 & Elizabeth Crafts

Hello Friends- Today I'm sharing a fall birthday card using the Graphic 45 Paper from the French Country Line. I chose the 8X8 pad because it has a lot of great pieces that I'll be able to incorporate into cards and the patterns are small enough tht they don't overwhelm the card. This is a gatefold card made out of brown card stock. I used some Carta Bella paper for the strips on the side. This is actually from their new All Hallow's Eve collection, but I love the polka dots and they worked so I used them. I distressed the edges with my tonic distressing tool and inked with brown chalk ink. I then used a spellbinder's die to cut the Graphic45 paper. I added some flowers from Prima Marketing and a brad to the center from MyMindsEye. The butterfly I created using scraps. For those of you that know me...I do something called "scrapcarding". I use the papers left on my table from other projects to create new things. It helps me use the scraps and challenges me creatively. So for the butterfly, I had been distressing some papers using scattered straw, vintage photo and a little spiced marmalade distress ink and I had a piece of paper underneath. I used that paper and placed the butterfly decal from Elizabeth crafts on there and then trimmed it. I used some vintage photo distress ink for the center. On the inside, I die cut the same shape from vanilla cardstock, inked the edges with brown chalk ink and then used a stamp from Heartfelt creations for the inside greeting. I like how it all turned out. I hope this inspires you to get out some of your tools and create something using what you have on hand on your craft table. Happy Stamping! Pamela