Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Lots to do today to get my little butterfly and zombie ready for tonight, so I'll keep this short.  I have one last Halloween card to share, and then a little tribute to one of my favorite writers (which I think is fitting for a day like today).
Here's my card for today (ignore the hairy spider

And here's a little tribute to Edgar Allan Poe, along with some photos taken on my business trip to Maryland, back in March.   And yes, it was a bit creepy walking through this old graveyard...eek!...

The Raven (1845)

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—

While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,

As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.


“ ’Tis some visiter,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door—
Only this and nothing more.”

Live well,

Card Recipe:  Spiders and Cats
Stamps:  Cat (Inkadinkado); Sentiment (A Muse)
Paper:  True Black, Ripe Avocado, Plum Pudding, Pattern Paper (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Midnight Black, Cloud White (Tsukineko)
Other:  Rhinestones

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Mojo Monday 160

Hey everyone,  just a really quick posting tonight.  Since its Halloween time, I thought I should get in gear and make a couple cards...and here they are...

Live well,

Card Recipe:  MOJO160 - BOO!
Stamps:  A Muse
Paper:  Kraft, True Black, Pattern Paper (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Other:  Gel Pen, Buttons, Twine

Card Recipe:  SC301 - Cats & Crows...
Stamps:  Graphic (Inkadinakado), Sentiment (A Muse)
Paper:  True Black, White, Plum Pudding, Spring Moss (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black, Midnight Black, Purple Hydrangea (Tsukineko)
Other:  Cuttlebug

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Mojo Monday Challenge & a few extras.....

I'm soooo friend, Michelle, hosted a SU! party, and I was able to get my hands on what I think is one of the cutest sets ever...Aviary.  Here's a couple of cards made using that set...

The first one was for MOJO159:

Here's another card for Waltzingmouse (WMSC18):

And for the "few extras", here are some pictures from my brother and his wife's baby shower a few weeks back...
How pretty are these?! brother and his wife made them.  I wish I could have taken the whole basket home with me.
Would you have ever guessed that a 3-year took this picture?  Believe it or not, I let my daughter walk around with my camera (with me right behind with a tight grip on it), and let her snap away, and this was one her MANY pictures....not bad if I do say so myself.

And here's one last photo from the shower.  The girl on the right with the long hair, is my daughter, the budding photographer, with her new friend.  I love how little kids can meet  for the first time, and instantly consider one another friends...if only everything was that simple.
Live well,

Card Recipe:  Aviary Thank You (MOJO159)
Stamps:  Aviary (SU!); Star Prints (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Rich Cocoa, Tea Leaves (Tsukineko)
Paper:  Enchanted Evening, Spring Moss, Dark Chocolate, Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Other:  Ribbon, Button

Card Recipe:  Aviary Happy Birthday (WMSC18)
Stamps:  Aviary (SU!); Wonderfully Whimsical (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Paper:  Raspberry Fizz, Dark Chocolate, White (Papertrey Ink)
Other:  Ribbon

Friday, October 1, 2010

Baby Love

I'm going to be a new Auntie!  The sweet little bundle of joy is scheduled to be making her grand entrance at the end of this month which means....SHOPPING, and crafting, but mostly SHOPPING!!

Look what I found  on Etsy at "The Fresh Stitch".  Aren't these the cutest bibs and burp cloths you've ever seen?!  These were exactly what I was looking for, and they were so nicely made.  
Bib and Burp Cloth Baby Gift Set in Sushi
Bib and Burp Baby Bundle Gift Set in Starling Pink

Panda Bow and Clip HolderI also bought this Panda Bow and Clip Holder.  A few, well actually a lot of hair clips (I went a little crazy) added to this cute little thing,
and viola...a perfect gift for a sweet little girl. 
You can find this at "Banana Pies". 
And now for my cards.  I made the first one from the family, and second one from my little girl to her baby cousin-to-be (to be given along with the Panda & clips).

That's all folks...I'm going to go pass out now.  It's been a LOOOONG week, and I'm ready to catch up on some much needed zzzzzz.
Live well,
Card Recipe:  Wishes Do Come True
Stamps:  Night Night Moon, Fillable Frames #5 (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  VersaMark, pixie Dust, Aloe Vera, London Fog (Tsukineko)
Paper:  White, Spring Moss, Sweet Blush (Papertrey Ink)
Other:  Rhinestones, Ribbon
Card Recipe:  Baby Duckies
Stamps:  Night Night Moon (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Paper:  Patterned Paper, Kraft, Plum Pudding (Papertrey Ink)
Other:  Twine (Papertrey Ink); button, ribbon