Saturday, October 17, 2015

Halloween AND Christmas

That's right! I'm doing it all. :) After almost a week out of my craft room due to Fall Break and the whole family being at home, I'm using the upcoming holidays to boost my mojo and get me back in the spirit.

I've had a fun little project churning in my mind to make bookmarks for The Piglets' classmates. They have AR reading programs and track how many words they read each quarter, so I know they are all reading.

A shot of all of them (23).

I used CTMH's Frightfully Fun stamp set and BoBunny's 6x6 Fright Delight paper pad die cut using MFT Blueprints 13. The circles are Neenah Solar White cardstock diecut using MFT Stitched Circles STAX. I colored the images with Prismacolor Pencils (and a few with Copic markers. I just don't have very many markers yet. Boo.) After coloring each image, I brushed on water spritzed Distress Inks in Wilted Violet, Cracked Pistachio, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, Fossilized Amber, or Spiced Marmalade. I also used Spellbinders Lacy Circle dies with PTI Black cardstock and Bazzil Black cardstock to mat the images before adhering. The black ribbon and orange twine are some from my stash I was most happy to use up and both came from Michaeal's (the twine from the $1 bin!)

I had the most fun coloring images while hanging out with my sister (via FaceTime!). We like to spend some of our days crafting together, but since we are 3 hours away technology is our friend. Now I just have to pin her down long enough for me to make about 20 more for The Sultan's class. :D

I wanted to play along with the following challenges:

Just Us Girls, Halloween colors -

Cut It Up, Halloween Tags - Cut It Up
PDE Linky Party, Halloween colors -

and the CAS-USAL Chic Challenge Tic Tac Toe'ing
(Coloring, Spritzing [water and ink spritzed], die cutting) -

After finishing up my first round of Halloween projects, I wanted to shift and take a break. And I wanted to play along with the current CAS(E) This Sketch! challenge. (I plan to play along again with this one.)

Since I've also been wanting to use my MFT Whole Herd cow on a Christmas card, I thought I'd give it a whirl with this challenge. I had to cut this hat off of a snowman from my Paper Smooches Freezy Fellas set. Not the best fit. Lol. But I have a santa set on its way to me. (eek. I have a hard time NOT buying up every Christmas stamp I see. :-O I could pick out, at least, 10 more I would like to buy right now.)

Now that I look at it after a night's sleep, the hat looks really bad. LOL! But it was fun. When I get a new hat, I will try it again. :) The sentiment is stamped in Lawn Fawn Cranberry red ink using MFT's Grand Holiday Greetings stamp set. I used the washi tape in the top left corner to cover up a boo-boo. Ha! And the black strip to ground the Christmas cow. :D-
I'm also playing along with:
and Christmas Card Challenge, Anything Goes -
Thanks SO much for stopping by to visit! Please do so again.
God Bless,
Romans 15:13  NKJV  (New King James Version)
     Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

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  1. Wow you have been bussy! Great bookmarks and what a clever and crisp take on the sketch! Enjoy the weekend!

  2. Wow, all your projects are amazing!! I love the sweet bookmarks:)
    thanks so much for playing in the PDE# Linky Party challenge Halloween Colors!
    PDE DT Member

  3. Holy Christmas Cowbells, Mandy, you MADE all those delightful bookmarks???!!! You really are a hard little worker and I see that you are going to make 20 more! Now I need a nap! They are all so fun! And so is your sweet Christmas cow card! Ho, Ho, Ho is right!! Hugs, Darnell

  4. Awesome tags! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  5. Those are some amazing bookmarks!!! Great job!

  6. Awesome card, Mandy. Such a cute cow :) And your bookmarks are great.! Thank you for joining us at CAS on Sunday. Luv, Wilma

  7. CUTE and AWESOME - that is what YOU and these projects are!!! The bookmarks are sure to put smiles on those readers' faces!!! Have a fantastic week and thank you SO much for the words of encouragement!!! I appreciate you!!

  8. You have been busy! Those bookmarks are adorable and that mummy one is perfect for our color challenge. Love the Christmas card, too. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  9. These are FANGtastic! You got a LOT made!
    Thank you for playing at PDE Linky Party!
    :) Janis

  10. Oh, that card is just too cute with the cow with the hat! I love it! Fabulous take on the sketch!

  11. Super awesome tags - Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

  12. Those bookmarks are so much fun! The readers will really enjoy them.

    Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up this week for our Halloween Tag challenge!


  13. Very cute idea to make bookmark tags! Love them. Thanks for sharing with us at Cut It Up.

  14. Wow great tags and lovely card. Thanks for joining us over at CAS on sunday.

  15. Great work!!! Thank for entering the CAS-ual Chic challenge. Hugs, Susanne.


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