Thursday, September 23, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
I have been in a Halloween mood for about a month! Typically, I start to feel " Halloween in late July! It is crazy, but I am an October baby so I guess that is why I want to "rush" the season! Well, now it is here and it is time to start making some fun crafts and treat bags! I just LOVE to make treat bags! I made these very simple tags for my other Etsy shop www.octoberpumpkintoo.com and you can whip some out too! I used vanilla cardstock from A7 cards to punch my tags ( I can't believe how this was so similar to manila tag paper) and stamped the images from Little Yellow Bicycle stamps from last season. I used my favorite chalk inks for the images. They turned out great and it was such an easy project!
Here she is...nearly done! I LOVE this pumpkin and I can't wait to take it from the vine. I am trying to be patient though, just a couple more weeks! We have had a lot of fun growing and watching the pumpkins grow this summer. The weather is changing here in Ohio and I think the pumpkins have pretty much stopped growing, so soon I can take them off the vine and move them to the porch! Can't wait!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
This is a sweet little girl from the late 1800's! The picture of her was taken on Rye Beach in Huron , Ohio. I don't know who she is but I was drawn to the image as I was looking at vintage pictures of Ruggles Beach, Ohio. Soon we will visit the lake for a summer trip and I will get to do one of my favorite things and search for seaglass! LOVE it! Yes, there is seaglass in the lake, though I do not want to advertise this because then there will be less for me! LOL! This ATC uses a stamp from october pumpkin, The Shell Trio Set, as a background. The entire card is spritzed with Tattered Angels and the sand layers are edged with Twinkling H2O's. The seaglass is of course from Ruggles Beach, Ohio!
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
This is a new stamp set designed by my mom for october pumpkin! The message in the bottle is part of the set. I made this card for Dad and it had many layers and textures that were FUN to do! A layer of the sand is Bazzill Bling and I used Twinkling H2O's on the bottle, clouds and the green layer of water. I sure wish these showed up in the photo because it was very pretty on the card! Inside the card is the message from "inside" the bottle. That was a last minute idea that worked out well!
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Today, I created my first artist trading card! The theme is a summer beach. Our family visits this beach every summer. It is named Ruggles Beach. Ruggles Beach is on the shore of Lake Erie, Ohio. The photograph was taken in the late 1800's on the very beach we vacation on.
I LOVE the fun everyone is having in the photograph and how the men are entertaining the crowd with their pyramid!
This was a fun project, but a tiny bit rough because I was overly excited about using my distressing ink. The seagull is from a collection found at the october pumpkin Etsy Shop. Maybe you can try an ATC of your own tomorrow!
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
I hope everyone is enjoying the warmer, sunny weather! We are seeing the ducks in the backyard acting very joyful. Chickadees tried to make a nest in our grill and we had to safely place it elsewhere. Our favorite backyard friend we watch, Chunk, has risen from hibernation and showed himself Saturday! He is a groundhog who is SO big and SO cute. So spring is here, thank goodness. I want to wish everyone a great spring!
Saturday, February 13, 2010
This morning I have listed Brant Point Lighthouse in the Etsy shop. This is the second lighthouse to be mounted on wood and more are to arrive. Hopefully, I will get another done this weekend. Today will be busy with groceries and errands, but maybe tomorrow! I like to have my favorites in wood mount to display in my art room, maybe this could be a favorite for you too. I love the idea that the lighthouses are great for projects and cards for men and women, you can get alot of use from one stamp. This card was made by me, but my mom has watercolored the image for me...such a huge help! I love the watercolored image! You can do this too! I know she uses top of the line watercolors, but I found some great watercolors for those of us that are beginners at Michaels. If you use your coupon, you can get a set for a great price. I use the tubes by a company named Reeves and bought a set of 18 for such a reasonable price. They last forever too.
Have a great day and maybe try a watercolored stamped image today for your cards!