Monday, October 29, 2012

A Spooktacular Holiday!

School has been kind of overwhelming lately so for the past week, I took a few hours after work to craft some Halloween cards. I was grateful for the creative vacation. This is what I came up with-->

I tried stamping bats on the side with a sparkly VersaMark pad. Can you tell?

These cards were created with a series of stamps I found at JoAnn's a few months ago. They were only a $1 each.  I also used an array of Ranger Distress Inks for accents and the paper is from a Halloween paper pack I got from AC Moore for $5 bucks. I really do love deals.

Copic Markers were used to color in the stamps. I am so desperate to take a Copic Marker blending class and if anyone knows of any good online tutorials, PLEASE Pass it along, will ya? Thanks in advance.

Hurricane Sandy gave me two extra days off of work and school so I find myself with a little extra time on my hands. Perhaps this is an opportunity to start Christmas cards? = D

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

If you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it!

I've never really had close friends at work. I think it stems from the fact that in the past, I have come across people who I haven't really been able to trust so I have kept a healthy distance from folks in the office.

However, I've recently made a really good friend in my coworker, Gale. We just click and she makes me laugh all the time. Gale is dating a Brit named Peter or Peetah as we like to call him and he recently proposed when they were on a vacation to Aruba. In  celebration, I wanted to create a card that showcased the goooorgeous diamond he got her.



This card was made using this fantastic glizty glitter stack from DCWV. They really do have such beautiful paper. The ring was made using the Bridal Shower Cricut cartridge which doesn't have many cuts but I really love the ones they do offer.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!


Friday, October 12, 2012

Surprise!

This year, my boyfriend's birthday was rather interesting. I had tried to set up a surprise party a month in advance with his family, friends and classmates. His birthday is the beginning of September so school had always prevented him from having a good time. Last May he graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City so I was determined to throw a big party!

I hadn't expected him to come down with two inner ear infections and a bad sinus infection though. Long story short, with the help of some very strong antibiotics, he was able to make his party.

For his card, I wanted to create an almost celestial feel to it so I turned to my Stardust paper pack from a DCWV. Let me just say that I found this in a sales bin at a Jo Ann's upstate for $6 bucks!!!



I SIMPLY ADORE IT.

Ever had a stack of paper so pretty you don't even want to use it? I have been very selective on the projects I've used them for. But I do adore my boyfriend so I decided to use the black and gold paper along with one of the $1 stamps I got from Michael's.



I've been a little busy lately and it doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon. The countdown to December and the end of my last semester has already begun, but I am trying my hardest to get back into my craft room. My sanity depends on it.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

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