Monday, August 28, 2006

Tis the Season . . . for Holidays & Relatives

Don't stress out, I was not quite meaning Christmas yet, although I have seen some stampers who are already working on Christmas cards! WOW! Speaking of holidays though, I have to admit I am a bit weirded out by the fact that US Thanksgiving is after Halloween. I know I have lived here for like 5 years plus, but growing up in Canada made me trained to expect it in October before Halloween, and my brain cannot handle that it is after. ANYWAY . . . we are headed to visit relatives next weekend . . . fun fun . . . let the holiday party begin.

I was just messing around with some stamps that I got at JoAnn's for $1 each. I came up with a couple of cards, one for Thanksgiving and one for Halloween . . . I made these late last night so I think my creative juices were running out, but they turned out okay.

The turkey card was watercolored and then I doodled on the edges. Had to try that at least once since it is so "in" right now. I also doodled on the linen stamped strip attached with the brads. The "Thank You" is from Stampin' Up! Much Appreciated. The colors I used were chocolate chip, really rust, confetti cream and more mustard.

The bats card is a turned version of SC86. The colors I used are green galore, lovely lilac and basic black. The Spooktacular Stamp is also from JoAnn's. The background was sponged with lovely lilac after I stamped the bats. All the stitching was done using a template by Lasting Impressions to pierce and then my trusty white Gelly roll pen. I really love halloween and I just love this one. It will be hard to part with...

3 comments:

Dorinda said...

I am totally loving all of your stamping lately!

Jessica Canham said...

I just love the bat card! I think the sketch works equally well on its side.

ApocalipsisR said...

super cute turkey