Friday, October 28, 2016

Boo Kitty or Cute Kitty

Here is our new "curious kitty"  Spot, who decided to get inside the Fall/ Halloween basket of leaves I had on the kitchen counter.   My husband actually took it while I was out of town for a couple of days this week and sent it to me.   I was so happy  he thought to take the picture because I knew I would have to make a layout with it.

So when I got home this morning as soon as I got home I started looking through sketches to find one to use.    The October sketch at   "MY CREATIVE SKETCHES"   was perfect.  I even got to print the picture in a 5x7 size and then get out all kinds of Halloween papers to use along with the sketch.

I went with the title of BOO even though who could ever think that this little kitty was scary.
Here is the sketch and just go to "MY CREATIVE SKETCHES"  to see what the design team did.
You have until November 14th to enter.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Pumpkin Patch

I made one more layout from our day at Pumpkin patches a few weeks ago.  And I already have
an idea for another one.   What can I say I got a lot of great pictures.

For these 4 pictures I used the sketch at   "STUCK  ?!  SKETCHES"      At first I thought I would just use 4 pictures of different stacks of pumpkins but since I had a picture of both of us with the pumpkins in the horizontal format I decided to use those too.

Here is the sketch and you have till midnight EST October 29th to enter your layout for a chance to win one of 2 different prizes by random draw.     Go to "STUCK ?! SKETCHES"  for all the details.

A very spooky grandson

I have to say this is one scary costume.    If I hadn't been told who was wearing it I never would have known.    This is my Grandson Bryce, dressed in his Halloween costume for this year.
He wore it Friday night to his 6th grade Halloween dance.    I'm not sure if this is the look to get
girls to dance with you.   LOL

1. I'm entering this in three different challenges.    First I used the sketch  for October Week #3
at   "LET'S GET SKETCHY"     I  loved that I got to really dig into my Halloween paper stash
and used 5 different patterns and then a couple of embellishments from collections too.
Then using a black doily was perfect too for this layout.  Here is the sketch.

2. The second challenge is at   "ROBYN'S FETISH CHALLENGE BLOG" 
Challenge #339 is ............. "Anything but a card for Halloween".  
So I made my first 2016 Halloween layout.   I just love Halloween papers so got to use a lot of them
in this layout for this challenge.

3. The third challenge is a Mood Board challenge at   "PICTURE THIS"
I was inspired by the Halloween theme and colors or black and orange and white
Here is the Mood Board.

Click on the links above for each challenge.
And here is the sketch I used.

Sunday, October 23, 2016


I'm finishing up all my Halloween cards today (I hope)   I made this one for my grandson Bryce.
His costume is similar to a skeleton.   So I hope he likes it.

I used the Flashback Friday #3 sketch at   "SKETCH-N-SCRAP"    Check out all the details
HERE  for all the challenges they have going on this month.

Happy Birthday Arthur

It was my husbands birthday on Friday.   We have passed the age of trying to surprise each other with gifts, we just get what we want during the year and say this will be for your birthday or my birthday.
But we always go out for a nice meal.   I knew without asking where hubby would want to go.
He LOVES Brazilian Steakhouses.    I thought he would say Fago da Chao,  but we had tried a new one to us a few months ago with friends and that is where he wanted to go back to.   Excellent choice because I think their meats are the best seasoning wise.    We were stuffed as we always are when we are finished there.    But as the waiter brought our check to us he asked what our weekend plans were.
I said, "whatever he wants to do, its his birthday"   And with that he left and came back with this great piece of cheesecake for us to share.   Complete with birthday candle.

Sketch #115 at  "SKETCH N SCRAP"   was perfect for the pictures I took during our meal.
Check it out below.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Another Halloween Card

I should be finished with  Halloween cards but I'm just having so much fun making them this year.
This one went together super simple.
I used the pumpkin dry embossed orange card stock for my background and then used Jilibean Soup elements from my stash for the black cat and the Boo! sentiment.  Although how could that cute little kitten be scary.   :)

I made this card for the   "JUST US GIRLS"   challenge #366 - Photo Week.       The inspiration was  covered all the way in this card.   Black  cat and pumpkins.

Here is the photo inspiration....... and just click on   "JUST US GIRLS"   to see all the details.

Happy Holidays

I made this CAS card today for three different challenges.     First I saw the challenge at the
"52 CARD CHRISTMAS THROWDOWN"     This week the challenge is a technique challenge...
Embossing - Dry or Wet.    I went with the dry embossing and embossed the pal blue piece of
card stock with a snowflake embossing folder.   I had a card card base that had this blue border around it already so just cut down the blue card stock to fit.     I decided to keep it CAS and
just use silver glitter words only on the card.   It let the embossing showoff well and I thought the
silver and blue went together.

Next I am using this card for the challenge at  "ALWAYS PLAYING WITH PAPER"  when I
saw this challenge that is why I went with the blue card stock to emboss because the challenge here
is a Christmas photo inspiration challenge.   The blue ribbon on one of the presents just jumped out
at me above all the red and white in the pictures.   So that is what inspired me.

Last but far from least is the latest two week challenge at the "WINTER WONDERLAND BLOG"
The them this week is Frosty or All Wrapped up.   More details below.   But this card was perfect for the frosty choice with the embossed snowflakes and the blue and silver.    Fun fun fun, making this.

Here are the challenges.....   Just click on each challenge name for more details.



The theme of the week is Frosty 
(cold colors like blue, silver and white alternative snowmen) 
or Well Wrapped Up.