Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Happy Halloween

The Cardologists woke up early and used translucent embossing paste with a Stampin Up stencil to make stars on navy card stock.  While we waited for it to dry we cut out all the other parts and pieces.

We used a die to cut trees on a hill and an orange moon. The witch on the moon is a "retro" Inkadinkadoo stamp.  The houses and ghosts are from the Stampin Up Holiday Home set.  We took advantage of the photopolymer stamps to make the crooked houses, and then fussy cut them.
The word bubble and saying were free handed to fit.

Linking to Retro Rubber challenge 25 'Get your spook on' and Male Room challenge 21 'Halloween' Check out all the wonderful Halloween inspiration on the sites.

Now we are off to make a snowman card with more embossed stars. Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Greetings from Stamp Camp

Hello, a short post to show that we are still going strong at stamp camp although we are down to only four Cardologists.  Most of the leaves had blown off the trees in that snow squall but it was still a beautiful fall day. It was so warm we had to go for a short walk after lunch.

This is one of the cards we colored this afternoon.  We are using Technique Junkies Vintage Daisy Collage stamp and Peerless water colors. The sentiment by Inkadinkadoo is copper embossed on vellum.
Thanks for visiting.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Stamp Camp

The Cardologists have a tradition every fall called Stamp Camp.  We have been meeting for the last twelve years  at a resort for a week of stamping.  We pack our cars to the hilt with supplies and food and meet at checkin. After the the tenth trip from the cars to the unit, Melba suggested we take up knitting since yarn is lighter!

This year we were greeted by snowfall.  In the evening it briefly whited out the view of the mountain. We told Molly it was in her honor since she would not have a white Christmas in her new home down South.  Inside we had the warmth of laughter.

All of our cards are collaborations...this is a gatefold Halloween card that we made today with a belly band holding our black glittery Raven.

The Raven die is Tim Holtz / Sizzix.  The eek and skull are from the Frightful Collection clear stamps by Little Yellow Bicycle. The bat dies are by Impression Obsession.
Now we are working on a card that takes some coloring.  How are you doing on the thirty day color challenge? I hope you leave a comment so I can visit your site and see what you are doing.

Thank you for stopping by.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

More Raccoons

Hello, so how are you doing with meeting the 30 day color challenge?  I have to admit I am not doing so great except for our Thursday stamping nights.  I wish I could say I have been spending my time on other interesting projects but no luck there either. 

My time has been spent reducing clutter and reorganizing the stamp room.  So why does the work in progress look worse? Sigh. 

At least I have some cards to show you.  These are the raccoon cards made by the other Cardologists as promised in the last post.

The first two were made by Melba and Bob using the same layout and great fall colors.  Melba went with the name of the raccoon "Ginger" and made brown stripes on her raccoon.  Bob's black backgroundand star embellishment make it look like night in the pumpkin patch.

Then we have Jules' card.  I love how she grounded the racoon with the fence and the leaves.

You will recognize Susanne from her blog, Keep in Touch. She has a country look to her card and a bold hello.

The final card is by Lola.  Don't you just love the way she colored her raccoon so it looks like fur and the punched leaves she added to the pumpkin?

Thanks for stopping by today.  

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Day 1

October signals another 30-Day Coloring Challenge at The Daily Marker.  Yes, for thirty days we are challenged to color something, even for 10 minutes, every day, for thirty days.  I haven't been doing a lot of stamping lately because I am reorganizing my stamps... maybe that is part of the reason the stress level seems to be rising. So I look at this coloring challenge as needed therapy.

The Cardologists got together Thursday to make a fall/Halloween card and we used one of my new stamps,  the Stacey Yacula Studio "Ginger" from Purple Onion.  For Day 1 of the coloring challenge, I used watercolors that I keep in my carry kit.  I colored two of the raccoons to fussy cut, so I could pop up the scarf and tail.  I ended up popping up the eyes to look like a mask and the pumpkin too.

The background paper is a gorgeous gold and black piece from Recollections Midnight Magic pad. I didn't think it needed an embellishment, but I may add a gold banner with a vertical sentiment before I send it.

I am going to enter the following challenges as well:
The Card Concept #40 Forest Friends  inspired by clean and layered, and the raccoon
Virginia's View #19 Color It where the color challenge is on
The Male Room Challenge #20 Autumn where they are also celebrating my favorite season

Hoping to be back soon with a card made from the snippet I colored yesterday! And as soon as the other Cardologists have finished their cards and send me pictures I hope to share them with you too as we all went in completely different directions with the stamp.

Have a wonderful day.