Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween at Grandma Linda's!!!

Happy Halloween!

My daughter, Kristine and I tried our hands creating with a new "media" for Halloween!

I created a Mummy Meatloaf - (my daughter helped wrap him)

 She made a little swamp juice!

And I created some Swamp Monsters!

 We left the meatloaf and swamp monsters cooking while we took the little ones out Trick or Treating -

The Haul!
Hope you had as much fun as we did!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Twisted Sketches #83 and a neighbor

Just as I was adjusting to an empty nest and accepting the "new" normal, I got the flu and the new normal was interrupted once again.    Well I've recovered from the flu and getting back in the flow of things! 

The twist for Twisted Card Sketch  #83 is black!  (You can click on the link to see the sketch and get some inspiration from the design team.)

Here is my take on the sketch

This is not exactly as I had planned. . .I had plastic letters that spelled "BOO", but sometime between "auditioning" the letters and adhering them to the card, one of the "o's" walked away.  I spent 30 or so frustrating minutes trying to find that sneaky little "o", but to no avail, so I had to rethink the card.  I incorporated pitch black Adironack dabber paint for the twist.  I used it to edge the card and elements (instead of ink)!

Now, I have to show you my neighbor.  She is adorable!  The other day I was getting ready to go somewhere and opened the front door and there she was! She gave me a quick look and just continued her chores!

The surprising thing is she was only about 10 feet away while both the front door and screen doors were open and Max (our Golden Retriever) was at the opening with me!  

Hope you have a fabulous autumn weekend!


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Twisted Sketches Card # 81

Hi!  Remember me?  I know I have been MIA for a while. . . lots has been going on  . . . nothing horrible, just life.

This week over at Twisted Sketches the twist on card #81 is "love", any how, any way! (You can see the sketch by clicking on the link!)

I used a periwinkle-ish colored card from my stash for the base.  I used a Mini Baroque Movers & Shapers die to cut a frame in the card.  I used a Snow Flurries Texture Fades on the front of the card.  Once I embossed the card front I used a bit of Tumbled Glass distress ink to bring out the snowflakes.  I used Archival Jet Black to stamp the main image is an Inkadinkado stamp and is stamped INSIDE the card and colored with Kimberly water color pencils.  I used a Sizzix Traditional Tag die, the sentiment is from Studio G series 12 stamped in Stazon Ultramarine.  It's hard to see but there are snowflakes stamped in the background which are also Studio G Series 33.  The tag edges are inked with Tumble Glass and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks.  The snowflake holding the tag down is a "dress it up" button.

Hope you will play along.  If you do, please leave me a link to your creation!

Until next time!