Wednesday, October 11, 2017
This is Day 11. Hard to believe we are almost through the 13 days! As you read this, I'll be packing for a writer's conference in beautiful Eureka Springs AR. I love ES but October is definitely my favorite time to visit. The dogwoods have changed color and Halloween is in the air.
This is the third and final card that I started back on Day 4:
I made the banner as I did the others using the framelit squares but added a mat for this one. I added the three bats using the bat framelit in the Spooky Nights set. Once they were in place, I scribbled over them with some black glitter stickles to give them a little shine.
Only two more days left!
What will Friday the 13th bring? I do know I won't be doing an October Daily flip-through video. I will be in the conference all day. But I promise to have something special plus possibly a video play of all the projects I've done.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
One thing you'll notice is I keep my cards simple. I want anyone to look at my card and say "I can do that... but here's how I want to make it my own.'
I made that Recollections moon-glow cardstock as the focal this time. The three small images are from the Michael's tower baskets eons ago.. back when they were $1 baskets. These came shrink-wrapped in sets of 2.
The bats are from last year's SU Spooky Fun stamp set, as is the greeting.
For the greeting mat, I used the retired Curly Label punch from SU. I punched one each in the black and in the moon glow. the black one, I cut in half then clipped each one off again in the curve then off-set them on either end of the sentiment mat. The entire mat is set on pop dots.
As I look at this I see my squares a bit wonky. I've been using more glue and less tape runner. I don't know about you, but it seems the tape runner doesn't have the same longevity it used to. I can put adhesive on something today and within a couple of days, pieces are falling off. My office is climate controlled so I know that humidity isn't a factor. One of my favorite liquid glues to use, aside from the Mono-adhesive from Stampin' UP! is the craft glue from $ Tree. They come in 1.5 oz bottles, I believe, with a blue cap. They squeeze out in a fine line.. or if you do like I did and manage to break the tip off, you can just squeeze it out the hole and smear it... or apply with a brush for good coverage.
What's your favorite adhesive to use?
Monday, October 9, 2017
I am going to owe you a day!
I logged almost 10,000 steps yesterday emptying all of the sewing stuff out of the studio, moving furniture and cleaning. Bob put together two 6-cubby units along the south wall and I shampooed the carpet. Today everything goes back. I can't get to the work table to finish the witch hat door hanger I'd hoped to show you today.
I guess the scary part of this post would be if I posted how my living room/ dinning room looks at the moment.
I'd rather show you the finished product later in the week.
So today, let's take a field trip!
In the mean time, I invite you to view my Stampin' UP! blog
HERE is today's post
You can scroll through the previous eight days to see what I've been doing with current Stampin' UP! sets
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Bob came home on Friday afternoon - six days earlier than was expected. And as is the case, we have been on the go ever since. Friday we went out to dinner. Saturday we drove to Lowe's in Sikeston MO (about two hours away) to pick up a few things we needed towards getting the house back in shape. We were on the go for twelve hours yesterday!
Today, I begin pulling everything out of the office that isn't in place, add in two cubby units in the sewing corner then put everything back -TODAY! So up before the sun to get today's and Tuesday's post up. I haven't decided what I'm doing for the 13 days of Halloween - Mixed Media post just yet. I'll be thinking about that as I pull stuff out of the office ;-)
In the mean time, here's today's card:
One of the reasons I love this blog in parallel to my Stampin' UP! blog is that I can use retired and non-su products here. Forcing me to use from my stash. This card is a perfect example.
I used all Recollections cardstock. This is a black base 4.25x5.5". After folding, I used my Martha Stewart spiderweb border bunch. I lined the inside of the card with kind of a moon-glow yellow/orange cross to pull the same color in the mat behind the cauldron image. That image is one of the new ones in the Michael's Tower Bins for $1.50. I colored the top in a Japanese version of Wink Of Stella in a sparkly bright green. The bordering papers are cut from last year's SU Pick Your Poison Designer Series Paper.
I didn't notice the 'stars' on the card mat until after I'd uploaded. They dusted of. But kind of cool as an initial effect :-D
Are you making Halloween cards? Passing out treats? What's your favorite Halloween treat?
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Today's card is from that set I started with with on Day 4.
This one uses the witch from Spooky Fun (Stampin' UP! 2016 Holiday catalog)
I used orange glitter stickers for embellishment and the EK Success ticket punch for the sentiment.
Rather than measure for the banner notch, I pulled out my Square Framelits from Stampin' UP!
Square framelits? Here's a shot of how I cut the banner notch:
I found the correct square framelit that would allow me to line up the cross-corner points with the corners on the strip of designer series paper. Doesn't always come out exactly, but once the die cut part is finished, a snip of the scissors will fine-tune the points.
As I'm scheduling this on Day 5, I'm figuring out what to share tomorrow. I hope you'll come back and see.