Sunday, October 30
I saw a wonderful technique I wanted to try over at Sandi Maciver's blog. Thanks for the info, Sandi! It is clear embossing that resists rubbed ink on the card. Emboss resist it is called. I have seen it before, but never really saw any card I HAD to make with it. But this winter scene made me want to give it a try.
I have not put any sentiment yet. I keep cards like this a lot until I need a card. Then I choose the sentiment I need and attach it then.
Hope you enjoyed this wintery looking card. A lot of states got snow this weekend so I thought this card was appropriate for them. BRRRRRR
Have a happy Halloween and be safe to all!!
Friday, October 28
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Contact me this weekend before this amazing offer is over.
We can get INKY FINGERS together!!
Saturday, October 22
Not sure what kind of bats these are that I made. In my card swap group, I received an adorable treat box with an adorable bat on it. I knew immediately I had to make some of my own. Here we go:
The branch is an sizzlet.
Little Goofy Bat is looking for bugs to eat before he flies off to catch them! I also used a bat punch in basic black for the bottom of the box. For the shreds inside, I used white, black and orange.
So if you NEED to order the OWL PUNCH, the LARGE OVAL PUNCH, the SCALLOP OVAL PUNCH, BASIC BLACK CARD STOCK, PUMPKIN PIE CARD STOCK, or CAST A SPELL DESIGNER SERIES PAPER, just click right below and it will take you to shop at my SU! site - any time and at YOUR convenience!! Also available to order is the 1" CIRCLE PUNCH and the Sizzlet Little Leaves die.
Everyone who orders from me online this month will get one of these adorable BAT boxes for a THANK YOU GIFT.
Inky fingers y'all and have fun!!
Tuesday, October 18
Watch this video here for all the information:
I have even MORE information for you - if you cook your cookies first, then when you take them out of the oven, press the stamp into the cookie it works PERFECTLY!! VOILA as they say.
Contact me to order YOUR cookie press kit, complete with 2 different recipes, or click below to order at your convenience.
Cook away my friends, BE CREATIVE
Sunday, October 16
Isn't he DARLING??!! Sorry for the shiny glue spot on his ear that shows up on this photo. I couldn't see it with my naked eye, but the camera caught it for sure!! He is made with the top note die and the square lattice embossing folder.
I would love to hear your comments. Hope it gives you a good laugh this morning!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Saturday, October 15
Using Random.org, I now have a winner of my blog candy from our FUN BLOG HOP last week. it is KATHY, who said:
Beautiful lollies. But, those gift bags knocked my socks off. Love them! Thanks for sharing this week.
Congratulations Kathy!! I just need your reply to my email I sent to you and I will get your blog candy out to you. Enjoy the card kits to make the cards from my BLOG HOP!!
Thanks to EVERYONE for your lovely comments. I sincerely appreciate knowing you enjoyed my efforts.
Don't forget to keep checking regularly, because we will probably do another blog hop in a few weeks.
In the meantime, visit me to see what new projects I have up my sleeve!! ha
And to all of you, here's hoping YOU get INKY FINGERS y'all!!
Friday, October 14
YNS was kind enough to offer us a choice of FREE digi stamps to participate in this challenge, and I chose the hairy spider with the smile! What a juxtaposition for sure!! ha
Your New Stamp challenge #53 to create my entry into their challenge. I colored the spider with basic gray marker and backed it with basic black card stock and fussy cut it out. It hangs from it's web with TRICK OR TREAT stamped in black at the bottom of the card.
Thanks for stopping by!! Inky fingers y'all!!
Wednesday, October 12
More fun is awaiting you here at my blog as well. I have tackled how to make a medallion or "lolly" as our Canadian friends seem to call them. The pretty folded materials that are the main part of an award ribbon. What do you call them? I call them medallions. My card below has one of those medallions on it for your viewing pleasure.
Aren't the colors so fun? I used Perfect Plum card stock for the base and the "lolly", the designer paper is Cast a Spell, and I also used whisper white and pumpkin pie card stock I also used pumpkin pie satin ribbon, and the scallop oval and scallop circle punches. Also the circle punch.
The Stamp sets I used were: Scaredy Cat for the BOOOO, Wicked Cool for the witch hat and boots. I also used markers to color in the details on the hat and boots.
Here it is again for one final look. Click on the photo for a large photo to get a good look.
Hope you enjoyed this card. I saw this idea somewhere on the web and forgot to write down whose it was. If it is your original idea, please let me know so I can give you credit, ok?
Have you tried the wonderful Simply Scored tool yet? It is precise and so easy to use. I LOVE how I can do so many things easily and quickly with it. Here is an idea with these Lollies, medallions or rosettes. This is from Stampin' Up!, but I am working on my own version.
Another Halloween card but this time NO lollies. I call it my BAT Masterson Symphony. I took the Newsprint designer paper sheet that has music notes on it and then I stamped bats where the notes are and heat embossed black embossing powder mixed with irridescent ice embossing powder. After I was finished with the bats, I sponged Concord Grape, Wisteria Wonder and Lucky Limeade ink on the music script. It made it look a bit like a Halloween sunset, I think. It is a fun card for my grandkids. SPOOKY
You NEED this wonderful tool in your craft room too!! I am offering a special discounted rate of only $24.99 for the SIMPLY SCORED instead of the regular $29.99 - BUT ONLY TODAY AND TOMORROW IF YOU ORDER AT MY STAMPIN' UP! STORE. So if you are considering purchasing the Simply Scored, order it today by clicking below. Once Iyou order, contact me by email and I will send you a $5.00 check rebate. This is a special for my Blog Hop guests.
Thank you for looking at my creations. I would love to hear from you - won't you leave me a comment?
Also, if you want to be considered for the BLOG CANDY, don't forget to leave a comment AND be a follower of my blog. Thanks for visiting!! Inky Fingers Y'all!! Next stop is HAWAII and Cely's blog.
Tuesday, October 11
How are you enjoying the blog hop so far? Hope you are getting lots of ideas from our creative gals. We certainly love to "show off our stuff" for you!! Did you know we are from all over the United States? I am in Texas, some are in Michigan, some in California and one even in Hawaii!! We LOVE the internet so we can communicate with you all and share our ideas!!
For my card today I used the WICKED COOL stamp set. I LOVE this set. The boots and the hat are awesome, but so is the candelabra and the word stamps. I got this idea from my new swap group member. Didn't she come up with such a FUN idea?
The card stock colors are concord crush, lucky limeade, confetti cream. The ink is basic gray and basic black. Markers were used to color the stamped images. A tad bit of Crystal Effects looks perfect on her candelabra, even if it doesn't show up well for my camera phone.
Cely's Blog. Get some golden sand in your toes for me while you are there!!
Don't forget to leave a comment and make sure you become a follower of my blog to be eligible for blog candy!! INKY FINGERS Y'ALL!!
Monday, October 10
I am going to be featuring Halloween and Fall cards. I am wishing for cooler weather here in hot Texas, and I think making fall cards will help, don't you?
My first card I made is called a Funky Fold Card. It is made by making cuts in the card into 3 sections and then scoring it so that it folds unusually (middle taller than the two sides). I really like this type of card.
Thanks for visiting with me and seeing my FUNKY FOLDS cards with my CANDY CORN. My sister used to call candy corn TOOTH POUNDERS because they gave her tooth aches when she ate them. It got stuck down into her teeth and I guess she must have had a cavity there because it hurt her. I still remember that from so many years ago!! ha
Make sure you leave a comment AND are a follower of my blog for a chance to win BLOG CANDY. I have some kits of the cards I am featuring, as well as some other fun things to send to the winners.
On to our next Glitter Queen's Blog, Cely Havens. Lucky Cely lives in HAWAII.
Friday, October 7
See you on MONDAY!!
Wednesday, October 5
Here are some treat ideas for YOUR Halloween parties that we either made or I showed them and then gave them as treats at my class.
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Inky Fingers Y'all!!
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