Monday, October 20, 2014

Playing Around

On Saturday, I went to a garage sale and bought some vellum paper with snowflakes on. I had to try it out, so I went over to Splitcoaststampers and selected one of the sketch challenges, #510.

Here is the sketch:

Putting the card together with this sketch was going very well and I was happy with the way it looked, UNTIL:

I had a boo boo. :-(

Every stamper will tell you that accidents happen. You cut where you didn't mean to, you glue or stamp something in the wrong spot, or in this case, the card hit the Mossy Meadow Green ink pad.

It's a creative opportunity, they say! It doesn't make you feel any less disgusted. I really liked the way that card turned out, and then I wrecked it!

Well, I had to figure out a way to fix it. So, I decided to change it completely. Since the "Merry Christmas" was in the Mossy Meadow Green, decided to use that color as my background. Here is how it turned out. Not too bad for a re-work. :-)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Paper Pumpkin Examples

Well, I sure have been having fun with the paper pumpkins that have come to my home. The very first one I received was in September for the October holiday. (gives me plenty of time to get going on Halloween!) Here is a card I created with a few of the extra items from the kit.
Happy Halloween

I received the April Paper Pumpkin as a free gift. Here are a few pictures of before, after and extras. Now I can make more tags, cards, or whatever strikes my fancy!
April Paper Pumpkin
Finished Project

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Hi Folks,

I find it's so much easier to be creative when you have a goal in mind. For instance, I have a Paper Pumpkin event coming up, so I'm excited about it and I'm getting prepared for it. Now, my mind is on Pumpkins of all types: decorations, food, and of course Cards!

Here's my September Paper Pumpkin. We have little Halloween gift bags.

And here is a card I made from the extras in the kit. (Check out Paper Pumpkin. It's great!)

What occasion do you have to prepare for? It's a great reason to make a card.