Friday, October 24, 2014

Feelin' Squirrel-y...

This is a squirrel-y time of year... love seeing the little critters all over the yard burying their acorn treasures.  
I used Papertrey Ink stamp, Nuts For You, and carefully recreated the squirrel image in reverse with a pen to create this card.  A little washi tape, short sentiment from TAWS and top note die from SU!  

Simple, easy, lots more fun than raking leaves... Have a fun fall weekend, everyone!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Snacks for Watching The Walking Dead - Zombie Cookies!

Attention crafters and zombie fans...  
Gingerbread man cookie cutter is not just for Christmas anymore!

Must admit I am a fan of the AMC show The Walking Dead.
The first episode of this season had as close of a "happy ending" as that show may ever get.  Most of the favorite characters are united and out of immediate danger (for now).  Whew!
Since this season's opener was SO terrific, I have a hard time deciding if I'll keep watching, but it'll be hard to resist.  To celebrate the show, I just had to make some fun treats for my mother-in-law. She's a big fan as well and I love that we have this fan-dom in common. 

The key to zombie gray-green icing is this food coloring combo:
 one drop red, one drop blue, one drop green.  
A little bit more green gives a fresher "dead" look, like I added to these little cookies...  

 Red gel food coloring can be added on top of the icing, using a toothpick to paint on a face or little gory details.  I made a few more gray, decaying zombies and zombie parts and added them to the bag as well, but kept the "fresher" zombies peering out the semi transparent bag.  

Silly me, it's hard to post photos of some of my most icky zombies, even though they are just cookies, but...eeek!  This one I decided is approved for all audiences though..

This is a good month to work on these kind of treats since they would be great for Halloween too!
Happy crafting everyone!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Cherished Memories

Sharing for Friends with Flair day for Unity Stamp Company.
Made this as a gift.  I loved how it turned out, so while it's not yet sent to its intended, I've enjoyed looking at it.  Love how this Phyllis Harris stamp, Easier with You By My Side,  is so "suitable for framing."  Unity has so many stamps like that- brings out the artist in us all.   Here's a close up...

More details:  I painted a plain wood frame and added a little embellishment to complete my DIY gift.  I masked the image after it was stamped and sponged ink for the sky and ground.  Used a retired SU! sentiment and Copic markers for coloring.

TGIF, friends!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Be your own Super Hero!

Long live Girl Power!
Using Diana Girl from Unity Stamp Company and some graphic background stamps from Off the Grid from Stampin' Up! for today's empowerment card.   Inside I added the sentiment "You are your own Super Hero" as I hope that helps a friend make it through something new and sometimes difficult.  

Sharing with my Unity Friday Friends with Flair, also.  I so miss playing along on other challenges, but my "super powers" apparently do not include multi-tasking very well...darn it!  :)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Felt Flowers Never Wilt

I love it when you get to hand someone their birthday card.  Since it doesn't have to be hidden away, and fit all nice and tidy into an envelope, the embellishments can be big and dimensional.  My husband's grandma's birthday was the perfect opportunity for me to create a card that went BIG with a pretty, felt embellishment. I got to use my long neglected Heirloom Rose Die-Namic from My Favorite Things with some of their quality wool felt.  To be sure I got it right, I watched the MFT Youtube video that helps show how to assemble it correctly.   Felt is really rewarding to work with. Here's a close up look...

The leaves were cut from cardstock using Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves die, the patterned paper is from Lawn Fawn, and the sentiment and other Naturals White and Rose Red card stock are from Stampin' Up!.  

She really loved it (almost as I loved making it for her).  Today is her birthday, so I thought it's a great day to share it with you.
Happy crafting, everyone!

Happy Belated Birthday

Happy Belated Birthday
for all those people I keep missing their big day, I apologize!

Love my craft buddy!

Love my craft buddy!
Dog's view of the Craft-a-torium!