Wednesday, October 14, 2009

October Club Meeting Technique as promised...

OK call me a goof but I have no clue what this technique is called. I was taught how to do it a couple months back at one of my awesome stamping meeting that I am always going to. I fell in love with this technique and I plan on trying it with other color combination and stamp sets. I encourage all of you to try it and email me a picture of your card you made and I will post it on here to share with everyone.
Supplies you are going to need:
Brayer-if you don't have one I am sure you can sponge a the lightest color on as the background.
1 1/4" Circle punch
a piece of post it note paper 3 colors of ink-a light, medium and darker stamp pad
2 daubers
piece of sponge
scrap piece of paper
Whisper white card stock
any other embellishments you might want to add to your card
I first cut Whisper White Card Stock to the size I want that I will be stamping my image on.
Make sure you have a piece of scrap paper under your card stock. Using your Brayer (102395) cover the card stock with the lightest ink color. I used Pale Plum (102732)
Stamp your image onto that covered piece of paper. I am using the tree from the House of Haunts (111574) with Black StazOn (101406) ink

Punch a circle with your 1 1/4" Circle Punch (104403) out of the post it note paper (make sure you have a little bit of sticky on it), this circle is going to be used to make the moon. Place the circle over the tree where ever you want the moon to be.

Take a dauber (102892) and Perfect Plum ink (101437) and dab the ink all around the tree to the edge of the card stock

Do the same thing with the Elegant Eggplant (105210) letting a little bit of the perfect plum showing through

Remove the circle to show the moon.

Tear a piece of the post it note to give it a rough edge to me the clouds over the moon. Squeeze your sponge and get a little bit of Perfect Plum ink on the edge and make the shadow of clouds in the moon areaEmbellish the card as desired

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Haunted Cave in Lewisburg is in full force...

Most of you know the boys and I work at "The Cave". They love every second of it and think they are coolest thing (haha).

Coleton and I work together as a team. We are stationed at the entrance to the swamp. The swamp has a laser that shoots across about 53 inchs (I think, Seemore my stick buddy is my guide haha) so if your eye height is lower than Seemore's then you have to go through a bypass and Coleton is the guide for it. He is so good with kids, it is the perfect spot for him. When he is not in action he has his special stance and will hold that through and people think he is a fake figure and will stare at him to see if he moves just at the right time he will pick up this head and scare the crap out of women. He is hilarious and loving it way to much. Our area is really dark so it helps with his little scare. The owner Mark was behind a group one time, Coleton scared the daylights out of some girl and Mark just laughed and told him "good job"

Kelton is in a completely different area and LOVES his spot. I get more compliments about him and his position. He works with 4 other men who get to operate on him while getting into a gun fight and the works. Honestly I couldn't tell you what he does. I have never seen him in action. When I do get to see him (which is at the end of the night) he has been asleep on the table. Let me tell you when he sleeps he is asleep!!! I have watched the guys in action shooting the guns (and they echo in the cave and it is loud) and Kel does not flinch. It cracks all of us up. The guys wake him up after the last group of people go through and he is up and ready to go to Waffle House.

You will see more pictures later or even some of these same pictures again soon. I ordered Stampin Up! new My Digital Studio and it should be here on Monday so you know I am going to be playing with it that day. More details about it soon.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Josiah's First Birthday

This is just a quick little share. My great nephew Josiah turned 1, you have to love a little 1 year old eating their birthday cake!!!