Thursday, November 17, 2011

Halloween cards...better late than never!

Good afternoon fellow bloggers.

Seeing how I have just completed a couple of necessary daily chores, (ugh! ) I am now rewarding myself with some time in my happy place, which is right here, in case you didn't know.
I mentioned on my last post that I decided to share photos of some of the cards I have made in the past.  I am going to really limit them to the most recent because I want you to come back, wink, wink, nudge, nudge.
Today I would like to share two of my most recent cards. I made these for some pretty important people in my life. The first one would be my Sister Jennie and the other for my two Nieces and Nephew.
My sister has Downs Syndrome and is 34 years old. One of the greatest things about having a person with Downs Syndrome in your life is that in some ways they will always remain childlike. Jennie loves every single special occasion that comes our way. No sooner is Halloween behind us then she wants the Christmas decorations out. Then it’s Valentine's Day into Easter and so on and so on. Jennie has most certainly enriched my life and I know for a fact that she really is the glue that keeps our family together.
Let’s get to the cards now.  Witchy-Poo I made for Jennie and Mitzi the Mummy I made for the kids, which are both from the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps collection, go figure eh!

Witchy-Poo had a simple "Happy Halloween" sentiment stamped inside and Mitzi had the words "I want" on the front of the card and simply the word "candy" on the inside. I actually cut the words out from a piece of Halloween DP that I had lying around. I used it again as the main background on Witchy-Poo. It goes without saying that she was coloured with my Copic markers and I used minimal embellishments. One thing I would like to add is the background DP that I used On Mitzi really isn't reflected properly in this photo unfortunately. The bats were actually a raised type of flocked material and they sort of popped up from the paper. Pretty cool actually.

I would like to share a little tidbit about Witchy-Poo in particular. While at the 2nd Annual Krafty Day with Kraftin' Kimmie, (damn, there's that mouth full of K's again)...I was extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet and spend some personal, one on one time with Melanie Holtz of Paper Blessings by Melanie Holtz. I asked her if she could help me better understand how to colour pleats on a stamped image. Now let me say people, this girl most certainly has the "pleat thing" goin' on that’s for sure!!!
I don't know if everyone has a problem with pleats but for me they are like learning how to parallel park. Oh, the horror, the horror!!!

I avoided stamps with pleats like the plague, but now after some excellent tips from the "pleat queen" herself I am re-thinking this attitude, and for that, I thank you Melanie. For those of you who may not have checked out her blog go directly there after you pass GO.

Well folks, this is about all I have for you today. Hope you enjoyed your stop over. Once again, thank you for stopping by :)S


  1. beautiful cards!!!!! I love the witch one!

  2. Eeeek! I LOVE these, Sandra!! The deep, rich purples on Witchypoo and the sentiment on Mitzi! haha! Fantastic!