Monday, October 17, 2011

Meet Grandpa Frank N. Stein

On Saturday I went to a Halloween event at my friend Shirley Su's house. We all had a great time doing make 'n takes. One of them was the goodie bag in this picture. I forgot to put Frank's nose on before I drew the mouth, so he looks like he has his dentures out.  He also has an eyelid problem on the left side. But I think his skin is quite taunt for his age, don't you? We laughed every time we looked at him, so I wanted to share him with you. Hope he brings a smile to your face, too.

Thanks for a fun evening Shirley.

The little trick or treat box was another one of the make 'n takes.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Fall is in the air

Fall has arrived in the Northwest and it is one of my favorite times of the year. I like the changing leaves, the bit of chill in the air, and the beginning of the holiday season. In the Fall I pull out all my cozy velvet clothes, my pumpkin and spicy candles; stock up on flavored cocoas and holiday creamers; review my soup and stew recipes. I make regular trips to Starbuck's for Pumpkin Spice Latte's and I am on the lookout for all things pumpkin.

My creative side turns to Fall and Christmas colors for my paper crafts. Marina Mist and Pool Party aren't usually colors I use for Fall, but this year I am pulling them out to combine with brown. I used Pool Party and Soft Suede for this card and I like the combination. I think sponging the Soft Suede around the edge of the Pool Party warmed it up. TFL.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sunday in the CP

It has been another long stretch without time in the CP, but today I made up for it. I had a wonderful time  relaxing and playing with my stamps. I would say it is a wonderful way to enjoy a Sunday afternoon.

I got the directions for this card from Dawn. It is fun to make and I know my friends will enjoy receiving it. Thanks for stopping by.

Here is the link to Dawn's video for making these cards: