September 29, 2009

Pumpkin Pups

Here'a another Penny Black stamp I just had to have. PB makes the cutest animal stamps and I have yet to see one I didn't want to add to my collection. This cute, little Pup balancing the pumpkin on his nose is one of my favorite Halloween stamps. I have used diamond glaze on the pumpkin and the pup's tongue, it's hard to see the effect of this w/ this picture, but it does give the card a special touch. Items used: Penny Black 2535J Pup-o-lantern stamp, Hero Arts CL238 boo owl-oween stamp, designer paper, twine, diamond glaze.

Pretty medallion

K Werner had a beautiful card on her blog a few weeks ago using the Stampin' Up Medallion stamp used here. I was so taken w/ K's card I decided to make one of my own and here it is. Items used: Hero Arts CG115 thank you and F5233 Scallop circle stamps, SU medallion stamp, ribbon and pearls.

Time for Thanks yous..........

I recently celebrated my birthday and my wonderful friends were so generous w/ the presents they gave to me. I have made a number of thank you cards, here are 2 of them.
The card on the left is quite basic used designer paper, raffia, a tag and a Stampendous thank you stamp.
I took the inspiration for the card on the right from one of the Hero Arts make-and-takes at ScrapFest 2009. Items used for this card: Hero Arts CG102 antique brocade and CL105 Fantastic flourishes stamps, Stampendous thank you stamp, flowers and gold gems.

September 27, 2009

Photo Card challenge - me & my friend, Ann

Made this card for my friend, Ann as a thank you card for the wonderful birthday presents she gave me. Items used: Hero Arts A4200 hearts & swirls stamp and digital Friends, ribbon, flowers, buttons.

September 23, 2009

ScrapFest 2009 in Minnesota :)

I attended Archiver's ScrapFest 2009 at Mall of America in Bloomington, MN last week. What a blast, so many vendors with wonderful make and takes. I was able to meet a number of my Hero Arts Flickr group friends - Sally, Linda, Jenn, Anita and Liz. On Saturday night we had dinner w/ Jennifer McGuire, Shari Caroll, Kelly Rasmussen, Tami Hartley, Carol and Rachel from Hero Arts. The folks from Hero Arts were so friendly and fun to have dinner with, we all had a wonderful time.

The Mall of America is "Mall on Steroids" and although I didn't get to fully check out the Mall, I was able to buy some shoes, shirts and trinkets for home.

I can't say enough about everyone I met and ScrapFest itself. I may go again next year, have plenty of time to decide :)

L to R - Jenn (Scrapperjjb), Sally (dogwoodmnr), Linda (ScrappinBari) & Me (LucilleK)

L to R - Liz (lizhaworth), Me (LucilleK), Jenn (Scrapperjjb), Sally (dogwoodmnr)

Group photo from Dinner at Tony Romas (fun, fun, fun)

September 13, 2009

Which Witch Shoes

I'm on a Halloween card frenzy, my co-workers have asked for Halloween cards, so here they come. This Witch shoes stamp by Stampendous is one of my all time favorites. The Halloween stamp is one of the $1 G stamps from Michael's. Enjoy!!

September 10, 2009

Oriental Autumn

I am on a roll making Autumn cards. For this card I used watercolor pencils, as always, to color the butterflies. Items used: Hero Arts decorative bamboo and komono silk stamps, raffia, crimped paper, gems and gelly roll glitter pen.

September 3, 2009

Autumn Squirrel

I'm starting a little late w/ my autumn cards, have'nt even made one Halloween card yet. And Christmas, well I better start soon or I'll be so far behind I'll never catch up. Anyway, I made this Autumn card the other day and hope you like it. Items used: Hero Arts cl1182 trees, birds, messages and cl272 all occasion messages stamps, Penny Black 3880k tree stamp, raffia and a prima flower cut to make leaves.