Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Fairy Pretty Witch

I don't really celebrate Halloween much...I mean, we do the requisite costumes & trick or treating, but that's about it. I don't send a lot of cards or decorate. But I couldn't resist making a card with this Witch Fairy from Paper Makeup Stamps...she's just so darned cute! She was perfect for this week's CPS Sketch challenge.

I decided to go with texture instead of  patterned paper because I wanted to use some scraps of Paper Temptress papers I had lying around. I used Pop Tones Black Licorice, Orange Fizz, and Jellybean Green.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Moody for Presents & Sketches

I found a little time to play on the weekend...I'm not getting nearly as much stamping time in as I would like lately. I wanted to make some Christmas cards, so I found a great sketch at CPS and pulled out my Moody for Presents from Paper Makeup Stamps and here's what I came up with!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Moody Blues

I am trying to make myself a new perpetual birthday calender...I've only had this sitting in my room for about two years, I'm the other day I decided it was high time I did something with it. I had wanted to do all the pages with the same types of stamps and started out with Flourishes flowers...but didn't have the right thing for January, so I threw in a Moody Girl from Paper MakeUp Stamps. Now I'm wishing I had thought to do the whole calender in Moodies! Darnit! Anyhow, this is  Moody for Snow. I'd love to show you more pages, but this is all I've got done so far!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

My Sketch World Card Sketch

It's card sketch time once again at My Sketch World. Here's my spooky take on this month's sketch. I moved things around a bit to take advantage of the word "spooky" in the printed paper, but the basic sketch is still there. I added a lovely orange moon and the house & bat stickers are Martha Stewart. Easy peasy!

Please come join us on Facebook and in the forums at My Sketch World for lots of great sketches, both cards & layouts, lots of fun challenges and games. In fact, tonight is the One Hour Sketch Challenge and this week the challenge will be FIVE card sketches and you only have one hour to complete all five! WHOO I can't wait for this one.

Friday, October 14, 2011

PMS sponsors CSAYL

Paper Makeup Stamps is sponsoring Christmas Stamping All Year Long this week and the challenge is "spots"...use polka dots on your Christmas creation. I've combined this one with the MOJO sketch for this week and broke out some of my "new" (to me) MME Christmas papers. This sentiment is one of last year's Christmas releases from PMS. Come play along at CSAYL for your chance to win some PMS of your own!

Friday, October 7, 2011

PMS Monster Mash Blog Hop

There is no new release at Paper Makeup Stamps this month, so we're celebrating the 7th day of October with a Monster Mash Blog Hop, featuring all the monsters in our collection of wonderful stamps! So many of the monsters that have been released at different times of the year are also perfect for Halloween. If you've just happened along my blog first, please head over to the PMS Blog to see all the entries from the beginning. We've invited some of our fans to join in on this hop, so you'll see a mixture of the Makeup Artists and some of our customers' creations along the way.

I thought Leif was a great Halloween monster--after all he's already all dressed up & ready to scare someone. He kind of reminds me of those dads that dress up as scarecrows, sitting on the porch waiting to scare the poor unsuspecting kids when they knock on the door! I paired him with my favorite Halloween sentiment from PMS, from the Spooky Sentiment Set.

Here's the entire Monster Mash Hop Lineup in case you get kidnapped....I mean distracted along your journey. When you're done hopping, you can head on over to the PMS Store and check out a great Monster Mash Sale, 15% off all monsters for this week only--Just use the code MONSTERHOP when you check out.

If you're heading off to follow the spooky trail of monsters, here's where you're going...don't get too scared...and DON'T GO IN THE WOODS! :)

Monday, October 3, 2011

Fabulous Fall Note Card Set

Today I've posted the instructions/tutorial for this Fabulous Fall note card set on the Paper Temptress blog. It features several of the Paper Temptress Poptones colors and an oldie but goodie set from Paper Makeup Stamps called Swirlie Buds. This is a great project for using up some scraps in the scrap bin....AND it would make great little Christmas gifties for teachers, or bus drivers, or co-workers...or someone else!