Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween






I am going to my very first Halloween party, can you believe it?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

PTI Make it Monday #186 ~ Partial Die Stamping

The Challenge:

PTI Make it Monday #186 ~ Partial Die Stamping

I am going with a Christmas Card using "MERRY" from PTI Wonderful Words Holiday Die Collection

I stamped it with PTI anniversary set Birds and Blooms Stamp set on a piece of white cardstock before I die cut it, the ink I used are Spring Rain and Scarlet Jewel

button and ribbon are both from PTI as well

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 235 ~ Stripes

This week at

Charlene picked this lovely inspiration photo for us to work on

and the theme is have STRIPES on your project

I try to get the look of the big, wide stripes like those on the mason jars

 what do you think?

Please come join us for another week of fun, our October Special Guest Star Greta Hess is here for the final week, thank you Greta for being our guest designer this month.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Our Beautiful World 70 ~ Spooky

This week at

Manuela picked the word


I found this monster hat for Papi, hope he spooked someone out at on Halloween night!

he doesn't really like it though, just look at that face....

"Mom, will you stop taking my picture?"

"Alright, you are not helping, I am just going to shake this thing off...."

"OK, I give up......"


"now can I take this thing off?"


Check out the spooky shots from the team


Saturday, October 25, 2014

PTI October Blog Hop Challenge

The Challenge:

PTI October Blog Hop

I am using the first color palette for my card

the christmas tree image is from PTI Tinsel and Tag market kit and inked with Halloween Shores
Sentiments are from PTI Wonderful Words Holiday Greetings Stamp Set 

tiny snowflake was stamped with Hibiscus Burst ink and Places Please mini stamp set

Friday, October 24, 2014

PTI Make it Monday #185 ~ Faux Stained Glass

The Challenge:

I really want the stained glass effect,  like those I see in the church 
{prague 2013}

so I used PTI quatrerfoil die cover plate as the frame of the window

clear card stock also from Papertry Ink

and I used the following to framed my colored piece

 lastly, the sentiment is from PTI Peaceful pinecones stamp set

Thursday, October 23, 2014


The Challenge:

Scrap Around the World (October)

This is the mood board

When I see that, I think of PAPILLON right away, my PAPILLON...

I also love the shabby white birdcage and butterflies on the top left corner, that is what inspired this layout....

the big butterfly at the bottom left corner also caught my eyes...

and the jewels on both the shoe and that butterfly shows up on the layout as well...

some other details.....

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 234 ~ A Piece of Sky

This week at

Ros set the theme

A Piece of Sky

I wanted to create the big blue sky with white clouds, like those I see in Santa Monica, CA

so I spray some blue watercolor paint with glimmer mist and water randomly on my work top, and then put a piece of watercolor paper upside down just to dab and absorb the colors, I wanted part blue  for the sky and part white for the clouds.....

and I love the effect

oh, and old fashion ferries wheel here, I am feeling a little bit nostalgic here

come play along with us at CCCB, this week we have this....

wonderful fairy paper pack sponsored by Ros for the winner

and our October Guest Star Greta Hess created another lovely card for you

Check out the CCCB Designers over at the challenge blog