Thursday, October 30, 2008

Play the Accordian MiniVSN

I made this adorable card for the MINIVSN challenge Play the Accordian. This was such an easy card to make- I can't believe I haven't done one of these before.
You can guarantee I'll be making more of them in the future. I love the way the DP adds a nice little touch. And it ties together so it stays closed. I loved this challenge!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Inspired by Moulin Rouge

Here is another card I made for VSN. This was for the challenge "Inspired by Moulin Rouge." You had to look at the dresses from Moulin Rouge and have one of them inspire you to make a card. My inspiration was the gothic dress and this is my gothic skunk! lol Anyone who knows me is not surprised by my choice!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Quick Costume Change Challenge

I made this card for the Quick Costume Change Challenge for VSN. I usually clean my desk off after each project so the hostess told me I could use my scrap bag for this one. I used the paper piecing so the cupcake would match the DP scrap I used. I also added a rhinestone brad for the cherry on top! I hope you like this one. I gave it to my DH for his b-day!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

My VSN Challenge

Now that my VSN challenge is posted I can show you one of the things I've been making the last few weeks. My challenge was "Frame Your Star." I used a picture of my niece that I took on her 2nd birthday. I covered a photo mat with DP. Then I added a few girly things to go along with that cute little face!

I'm not feeling well today. I've got the crud and I'm sure it is because of the crazy weather changes we have been having here. I hope I'm up and going again before Monday!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Slimy Slug

I've been doing some stamping but it isn't anything new. I have made a bunch of my Halloween cards and I just have a few more to go. I thought I would share this picture of a slug I took the other night! I took Bandit outside and noticed him in the front yard. There was a slime trail all over the grass. My DH came out and shined the flashlight on the slug while I got focused. Then he turned off the light and I took this. Can you believe I took this in the pitch dark?
I found another slug eating a mushroom in my front yard tonight so I had to add this one too! The last few shots are of the moon: one w/out clouds and one w/clouds over the top of the moon.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

A Few Photos

OK, I've been stamping but I can't share what I've done! Sorry! I'm getting ready for VSN. I'm a hostess for the first time and I'm excited about that.

So, instead of stamping projects I've made I'm showing you some pictures I've taken instead. The pink flowers are from clover that grows in my front yard. I've never seen clover with flowers before except in my yard!

The second photo is for the Heavy Metal photo challenge on SCS. I knew I had to take a picture of the rocket for this one. It fits the bill perfectly! It was a beautiful day today and the blue sky made a perfect backdrop for this one. I hope you like it!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Man in the Moon

I just had to share this photo I took of the moon tonight. I went out and played with the settings on my new camera.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Luv being witchy

I used my new Unity stamp set again! I can't believe it took me so long to find this stamp company. I love their stamps. They come in little fabric bags and they are rubber stamps mounted on cling foam. I had to make a card with the witch and "i luv being witchy" on it! I pulled the blue as an accent, which is not normally a color I would choose with this. But I think it turned out nice.
I've also been playing along with the photo challenges on SCS. This picture is for the Heavy Metal challenge. We were to take a picture of something metal or metallic without snapping cars or car parts. The elimination of car parts really made me have to think on this one. My DH has a shop full of engine parts that would have been easy. So once I thought about it I need I needed to take a picture of this railroad bridge over the TN river. When I went over it was pouring down rain. Thankfully there was a covered patio for me to stand under to get the shot.

Monday, October 06, 2008

New Canon Camera

I'm so excited- I got a new camera. I have been research D-SLRs and I finally decided on one. I got a Canon EOS Rebel XSi. My DH says that is code for expensive! lol I really love it! I have been getting out and taking lots of pictures to try things out. I've been playing around with the settings to see how things turn out. For those really important events, I use the auto setting until I can know that it will be right. These are just a few pictures I took the first day I had the camera.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Halloween Peeps

I have decided what to do for my Halloween cards. I saw this Unity stamp set and loved it, Trick or Treat Peeps. I thought I could make it look like Chris and me. I picked up the DP at the LSS. One side of the paper is what you see on the top half of the card and the back of the paper is on the bottom. I really liked that I could just flip it over and the colors match. I stamped the image with Stazon and colored it with my Koh-i-noor pencils (which I love so much). I used black to pop the stamped image. I hope you like it!