Saturday, March 21, 2009!

Hello! I have fun news! The designer of october pumpkin Stamps has a blog now also! She is my mother, LOL! Please check the blog out for MORE great ideas using our stamps!

If you need stamps, come see us at seller- octoberpumpkin
If any of you out there have our stamps and would like to share your projects with the rest of us send an image to me at and I will get it up for all to see on my blog! I think that could be fun for all of us!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Dreaming of Seaglass

This was a fun little card that started out from a creative block! Sometimes, I just have to get a bunch of my stash out and sit and stare and then it comes together like a puzzle. I thought I would watercolor the girl but after I stamped her on a piece of watercolor textured paper, she looked so lovely just as she is. She is stamped with Chestnut Roan and the stamp set from october pumpkin is Beach Kids. I roughed the edges of the brown textured cardstock for a mat and roughed the edge of the white cardstock with a razor from Heidi Swapp. They are on top of a navy cardstock that is scored and sanded. The starfish is chalked and is cut from a Cuttlebug die set. The rhinestones are Me and My big Ideas and are the "seaglass", I really liked the look they added! The brown grosgrain adds texture to the edge. I think you just can't have enough different textures with some projects, plus it is fun to mix and match and see what you come out with! Now, I am in the mood to expand my seaglass collection from Lake Erie, if only the lake would melt! Have a great day and visit october pumpkin at Etsy for your own stamps!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Easter is around the corner!

Unbelievable! I have a second project done today. This one is going to my mother and father's tomorrow for a treat! OOPS...I hope my mother does not check the blog out tonight! This is Pelican Pete from october pumpkin. He is just the pelican. The jelly beans are from a Halloween mini set for october pumpkin. I cut the beans out from the design to make them Easter beans. The image is stamped in Chestnut Roan by Colorbox then watercolored. CELEBRATE is from Studio G and the green tag is from Bazzill. The real jelly beans are from Mike and Ike and YUMMY!

Spring Colors

Hello! I am thinking about the spring colors soon to emerge, I am eager, how about you? Thankfully, March 8 we will have daylight savings time and receive another hour of daylight! This will help me get some projects done I bet! Today I made a card with the october pumpkin Palm House stamp. This is a large stamp fantastic for your larger cards or scrapbook pages!

Other views can be seen at seller-october pumpkin .

I stamped the image with Colorbox Black ink on smooth white cardstock. Then it was matted with a piece of green Core'dinations and the edge torn. The image is watercolored. I used a tan polka dot patterned paper by K and Company for the card base and a green ribbon from Paper Studio. On the palm tree I added rhinestones for coconuts-that was fun! I really liked how the card turned out! This card started out differently. I made an error I had to correct , so I ended up with a much better result due to having to correct the mistake. I cannot believe how that happens almost always!

Have a great day! Make a card for a friend and have some fun!