Monday, October 26, 2009

Not a Halloween Card!


I know, totally shocking, but I've moved on... I may squeeze in a couple of last minute Halloween cards, but for the most part I'm done until next year.

Time to start on the Christmas cards! Don't you just love this image from Mo Manning? I love all her images but these two characters are among my favorite. This was colored with Copics and blinged up with Stickles and glitter. Ivory Flower Soft was used on the brim of her hat - boy, that stuff is messy!!

This time of year is very busy for me with my day job, so blogging is taking somewhat of a back seat. Actually, I'm kind of amazed I've kept going as long as I have because I have a fairly short attention span, not to mention a low boredom threshold, but I'm really having a good time with it, mainly thanks to my bloggy buddies in Oceans 11 and all the other lovely people I have "met" out there in Cyberspace. Thanks all!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Tombstone Invitation

So I couldn't find the memory card adapter anywhere and finally had to break down and buy a new one. I found a wonderful price online and rushed to click the PayPal button without reading the fine print - the price was so wonderful because the store is in Japan!!! 7 - 14 days from order to receipt but the price was a whopping $1.16 or something equally ridiculous and since the shipping was free, i don't think I will worry too much about whether or not it ever makes it here. In the meantime, I found one on sale in WalMart. I did have to buy a new memory card to get the adapter and it cost a little more than $1, but it's in my hot little hands now and I have cards to share again, so all's well that ends well.

Since Halloween conveniently falls on a Saturday this year, I decided I was going to hold a Halloween dinner party. If anyone has any suggestions for something suitably spooky to serve, please share because I haven't thought that far in advance. I'm sure I'll come up with something but help is always appreciated! I am really looking forward to decorating the house and the table with some of my overlarge collection of Halloween goodies. We usually have plenty of little trick or treaters in my development, so I'm thinking we will munch on appetizers and hand out candy and then sit down to dinner. I'm excited already!

And lookee..... The Angel Company has this free template for the perfect invitation! You would think they made it just for me. I linked to the free download section because there are some other cute projects too - and free is always good!


Monday, October 12, 2009

Savannah

So I was going to show you some pictures of the Halloween cards I worked on this weekend ( I know - Halloween is so far out of my comfort zone, but I do like to live life on the edge) but I have misplaced my memory card adaptor and so can't get the pictures out of my camera. So instead I'm sharing some pictures of Savannah. We had the best weekend....... I totally fell in love with the city. From the elegant Mansion on Forsyth Park............


.... to the graceful old buildings like these:





From the beautiful squares:



to the fabulous fountains:



and the delicious food:



(Fried Green Tomatoes - it just had to be done, really didn't it?)

I left a small piece of my heart in Savannah. If you ever have the chance to visit, don't hesitate!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

World Card Making Day plus one

Back from my birthday trip just in time to squeeze in a card for World Card Making Day. I know lots of peeps had fun challenges posted and I've probably missed the deadline for most of them, but I did find one on the Sugar Nellie forum on SCS which doesn't close until midnight tonight so there is still time for you to join in. Details can be found here:
I surprised myself by finishing this in record time - especially since the sketch had so many layers on it.
It was nice to use fall colors for something other than Halloween or Thanksgiving - the paper is from Basic Grey's Mellow collection and I finally got to use some Primas I have been hoarding too.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Holiday weekend

It's my birthday today, Smiley from millan.net so my DH has spirited me off to Savannah for the weekend to a most lavish hotel called "The Mansion on Forsyth Park" No cards this weekend (I know, World Card Making Day and I'm heading to the spa, then lunch, then some general 'sploring of Savannah ....... the shame of it)

One of my bloggy buddies from Oceans 11,my blogging group of talented stampers, shares her birthday with me - so here is a little message just for
Siobhan:

Smiley from millan.net

I'll post some Savannah pictures and catch up with you all later in the week!

July Bloom Box

Oh my goodness, the cuteness of this set!   And if that weren't enough, for the first time ever our Bloom Box comes with an "...