Tuesday, October 28, 2008

fall card

I made this fall card with Chris Durnan's challenge files. I added glittered embossing powder to the pumpkin and the word fall. I hoped they would show more clearly in the scan that hubby did for me, but it's not very clear. Don't you just love all the challenge files Chris made?


Sunday, October 26, 2008

A birthday card

Ages ago, Chris had shared a file with various tags in it. I resized one of the tags, ran them through my printer using the 2Peas Mister Giggles font (my favorite) and created this cute card. I used some of those pre-made cards at JoAnns that I used my 40% off coupon on about a year or so ago. Sewed the edges for more texture. Added some wire, primas and mini brads. Fairly quick and easy. Oh yeah, just a touch of black ink to make the tag pop a bit. (Stazon).

A fun Thanksgiving Card

Here's a card using some VDBC files!

This one used the pilgrim hat from #CD00172 and the Share Your Blessings file. Van Dyke brown ink pad and a few mini brads. I had already put my cutter away when I had the afterthought to add the parenthesis so I used my Quickutz but Chris has some parenthesis along with a lot of other symbols in her Essentials file #CD00277. I also changed this a bit and just used my square punches for the buckle instead of cutting the buckle since it was such a small element. I love when I can mix and mingle my supplies. A little doodling along the edge with a chocolate brown Zig - one of my staple supplies!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Hi Everyone!

Sorry it's been so long since I posted. First I spent a wonderful week and a half in KY. Had a great time at the retreat, but got sick while I was there. Went to the Doctor there last Monday and found out that I had pneumonia. It's been a rough week to say the least..
Anyway, wanted to show you a page I got accomplished while I was there. This is for the ongoing challenge, here's what I came up with:
The leaf border cuts awesome. I can see this file being used a lot here! :)
Have a great day!

Friday, October 17, 2008

swirl bracket

It turned cold here in Iowa, so it felt nice to work on a summery page. These are my kids playing with water guns. I used 2 of Chris's files. The swirl bracket is from the challenge pack, and the Just for fun title. The other supplies are KI patterned paper, autumn leaves journal stamp and miscellaneous orange cardstock.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Challenge File

Chris has already posted this on her blog but thought I'd add it here too. I used the spider web from her October Challenge file (go to her blog to get it ;-)). I'm in a planner swap and have October. Will be making 13 of this babies :). The October title is from Shirley Clark one of the designers at Paperthreads.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Happy Harvest Card

This one uses the pumpkin from #CD00363. Since our auction is November 1 (after Halloween), I wanted to make it more fall and less Halloween so I didn't cut out the witches hat that was a part of the design and just trimmed the shadow as needed. Sharing two photos so you can see how I stamped the greeting so it could be read opened and closed. More chalking. Also added a bit of chocolate brown Zig writer and a white glaze pen for highlights. I chose to off-set the vines instead of matting them directly on the shadow for a bit of a fun look. Rounded edges of the card and added a bit of scrap patterned paper. I'm a stickler for tiny details... since I couldn't sew the buttons on without seeing the thread on the back, I stictched the thread and then glue dotted the buttons to the card. More Van Dyke brown ink. (my fave!)

Fall cards

Our church is having an auction so I decided to make a couple of sets of cards (four to a set with envelopes to match). This first one uses the pumpkin from the Pumpkin Patch #CD00155. A bit of chalk to the cutouts and a tag from the computer made with 2peasMisterGiggles. Raffia as a tie. Van Dyke Brown ink. I used a God Bless You! stamp on the inside.

Friday, October 10, 2008


My family took a vacation in summer 2007 to South Dakota. I am almost finished with the album. Only 1 year behind, that's not bad, is it? This page is of my family climbing the rocks in the badlands. If you look closely at the bottom photos, you can even see me. A rare site on pages! Enjoy!

Supplies used:
Kelly panncci papers
Autumn Leaves date stamp
Bazzill cardstock
colorbox ink
Chris Durnan's Badlands GSD file

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July

I know, I know... It's a bit past the 4th of July, but I just realized I never posted this layout. I love these sets that Chris does with borders and swirls, and mats! I had to use this for my 4th of July layout.