Friday, October 28, 2011

A Halloween Pumpkin

Woah! Two posts in two days! It's a miracle! :) Ok, so I have a card that I have been DYING to share with you! I must say that I am really pleased with how it turned out! I have been itching to play with some yummy Unity so I pulled out this old Kit of the Month from Sept. 2009 and found this adorable pumpkin that had yet to see ink! I stamped it on some SU! watercolor paper and then colored it with my markers and blender pen. I just love this coloring technique and hadn't used it in awhile.  Anyway, I paired it with some fun Cosmo Cricket Nutmeg paper and found the sentiment from the SU! set called All Holidays. The sketch is an old Splitcoast sketch challenge that I thought would be perfect for today's card. I guess I love that it's fairly simple yet detailed at the same time. Does that make any sense? Haha!

I made a video showing the process of creating this card as well. If you are interested, I would love for you to watch it! :) You can either find the video at the end of this post or click on this link to watch it directly on YouTube.

Here is a detailed look at the image.
And since it's been awhile since I've shared a picture of my sweet little Addison with you, here are a few pictures of us from our trip to the pumpkin patch this weekend! :)

Here is the video for today's card:

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Spooky Magnets & Bookmarks!

Good afternoon everyone! I hope you all enjoyed my last video tutorial! I apologize for not getting this one up sooner. I have been having some technical difficulties! I think I got the bugs worked out now though and should have more videos to post this week! :)

For today's video I wanted to share with you how I made these fun magnets and bookmarks for my nieces and nephew for Halloween this year. I just love making things for them and I figured maybe you would enjoy it as well!

I apologize for not having a picture of the finished projects. I actually gave them away before I had a chance to take any pictures. At least they are getting used and enjoyed now! :)

P.S. I just found the name of the alphabet stamp set! It is called Tenley Alphabet by Stampabilities.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Halloween Lantern

Good afternoon! I am so excited to announce that I have started a new YouTube channel where I will be posting video tutorials! I have always loved creating videos and I love watching stamping videos so I figured, why not make my own? :) So here's what I need from you. I need to know what you want to see. What kind of videos would you be interested in watching (techniques, projects, cards, etc.)? Please leave me a comment so that I can get a list started. I know there are many stamping channels out there so I am hoping to get some fresh ideas!
Anyway, on to today's project! I wanted to create something using my SU! Bigz Scallop Square die. I purchased it a long time ago and had hardly used it so I decided it was time! As I was brainstorming I remembered seeing a box (I don't remember where I saw it) that was made using scalloped squares so I was originally going to make one but then I thought it would be fun to make something for Halloween and somehow this lantern came about! :)
 I'm going to keep this fairly short because I don't want to bore you with all of the details when you can just watch the video to figure it out! However, if you do have any questions please let me know and I will do my best to answer them! Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

Here is the video tutorial showing how to create this fun lantern!