Monday, November 9, 2009

Finallly!!! I made a card!!

Wow.... you know it's pathetic when you get excited about finding time to create a ("a" as in ONE) card!

It's been such a long time since I sat down and relaxed and created a card...just because"...and I have to say..I am missing my creative time...alot

The truth is..this card was not a "just because" card...Gary actually asked me to make a guy card for a friend...but wow...this almost felt like a leisurely relaxed block of time for card making and I am happily considering it a victory! I FINALLY sat down and made a card!!!

This card is very simple and basic...and a great card to make if you don't have oodles of time to get out lots of supplies and materials...I used some basic Stampin Up! card stock (Kraft, Black..Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla) and a nice "guy" type of image with a beautiful sentiment...and a nice pocket watch image used as a backgrund...all were stamped out with TH Distressed (Vintage Photo) ink...I also daubered all of the edges with the TH ink..(even the Kraft...Black and Chocolate Chip cs)..and DONE!

This is a simple nice card to make in multiples if you're needing to stock up on guy cards...
but for now..I'll allow myself to be happy that I found a little speck of time to make "a" card!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

We Have a Blog Candy Winner!

Sorry for being a bit ate getting this post together to announce the Blog Candy winner for the Sizzix Alpha Die set...but today I was out all day...doing my Stampin Up! thing at an all day "Crop for a Cure"...(A crop organized a few times a year by two amazing dynamo ladies to raise funds for breast cancer research here on Long Island, where we have enormously huge and horrifying statistics for the number of breast cancer diagnoses...
Living in a cancer hub...we, here in local communities...are acutely aware of the need to raise funds that are directly applied to researching the possible "whys" for the alarmingly huge numbers for breast cancer on our Island.

To summarize...the event was a sell out..(110 scrappers and card makers..)...great food..great people..great fun...and a GREAT BIG SUCCESS!

and now..if you listen closely you'll hear a blog candy drum roll...and I'll happily shout that Martha (theneon/raining rubber) was assigned #13..and she is the BLOG CANDY WINNER! (Winner picked by

Martha wrote:
Hi Michelle -- I just wanted you to know how much I have enjoyed using your tutorial on the accordian Halloween card. I've posted one that I made following your example on my blog and given you credit. ( Please let me know if this is O.K. To follow the thread, my most fav costume was when I put together a Carmen Miranda Hat laden down with fruit.

Congratulations Martha!!!
...step forward up your trick or treat goodie bag..and I'll happily drop the Sizzix alpha set right in there!

Thank you all for your wonderful stories of your favorite Halloween was lots of fun reading thru then..and seeing what a creative bunch we really are!

So now.....we are into November...time to switch gears fro Halloween to Thanksgiving...and Christmas...

I'll look forward to visiting everyone's see hat you're creating..and to steal a bit of inspiration now and then...