Sunday, September 25, 2011

This and That

Hello stampers. Fall is finally here and I will be glad for slightly cooler temperatures if the rain will go away. I'm ready to sip tea or hot chocolate to warm me during baseball game nights while wrapped in a warm sweater. A simple pleasure!

I've got a to-do list so long it makes my neck hurt looking up and down, but I can cross "blog cards" off for today. I've made a few cards just for fun and managed a baby card for some friends with a new baby girl. Here's what I've got today:

This is an easy one layer card. I was just playing around with my Copic markers on the spider since I hadn't really worked with the markers much lately. I'm not 100% behind it, but on a just for fun card, it works! The stamps are from Avocado Arts.

I like sending my nieces and nephews Halloween cards and my daughter will be looking to send some cards to her friend overseas, so I might as well get as many made as I can. I was playing around with ways to use scraps and bits and pieces that could be matched up together. I added a bit of washi-type tape for a little more color. These stamps are also from Avocado Arts.

Here is another one-layer, no-frills card for our friends. I had not done any embossing using a die with my Big Shot and I had to use a bit of trial and error to get it just right. A simple, streamlined card is perfect for this family, too, so I'm glad I got it to work. The stamps, flower and buttons are from A Muse and A Muse Studio.

Here's another card made with the September Avocado Arts stamps. I like the basket; it could be filled with lots of little things, but I went the "no-duh" route and put apples in it. I used chalk inks and shaded in the images with my Prismacolor colored pencils.

Here is my trusty Prismacolor colored pencil cup. Like it? I'm not an NKOTB fan, but my brother found this at an art museum in Baltimore in the gift shop. Hey, if it came from an art museum, it must be worth having!


Sarah said...

Love the layers on the pumpkin card, especially the bit of washi tape at the bottom. What a fun way to use it!

Julie Ebersole said...

ELENA!!! These are all just DELIGHTFUL!!! love loVE LOVE!!! *squeals*