Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

100_4814 by judkajudy
Freckles and Tucker, created by Stacey Yakula for Purple Onion Designs, are getting ready to go Trick or Treating! Freckles has waited all year to wear his witch's hat! Neither one seems bothered by the hovering bats.

Hope you have fun greeting the litle ghosts and goblins at your front door and tonight is all about treats instead of tricks!

To my friends affected by Super Storm Sandy, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. May you soon be enjoying the comfort and convenience of electricity as you work to get life back to normal. Blessings!!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Barb's Surprise Blog Hop!

Today is a special day for a very special lady! It's Barb Engler's birthday. She's known as Barb to the folks in the Hero Arts Flickr group and to the hundreds of bloggers who enjoy her visits and comments. Barb has been an unfailing mentor and supporter of stampers ever since she joined the Hero Arts group. She served for three months as an official Hero Arts Hostess and has continued in that role unofficially ever since!

 As a fellow alumna of the Hero Arts Hostess group, it is my pleasure to be a part of the Blog Hop that Virginia Lu has organized in Barb's honor.

I wish Barb a very Happy Birthday and an entire year filled with friends, family, and good fortune!!

Here's the list of the Hero Arts Hostess Alumnae who are honoring Barb today:

dy Ju (you are here)

If you're a friend of Barb's and would like to post a card for her birthday, use the InLinkz below to link your card to this post!  A girl can't have too many birthday cards!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Hallowe'en is Coming!

Here they are!  Halloween cards for the three youngest grandchildren.  It won't be long before they believe they are too cool to enjoy Grandma's cards. 


This is a digital image from Little Dog Designs.  I colored the image with Copics and used my bubble punch to punch holes in the gingham paper which was layered over purple cardstock.  I added glitter to the bubbles and on the critters' hats.  We girls love our bling!!


This is a CASE of Jane's card using her Jane's Doodles digital image!  That puppy doesn't look so sure he wants to be involved with Halloween at all!  I colored the image with Copics, added a webby ribbon and some stamped stitching.   I love the spider hanging down; just the perfect touch!


This is a Penny Black stamp from a few years ago that I usually stamp in black ink on white cardstock.  Today I decided to stamp the image with VersaMark and emboss with white.  I like it!!  Added some rhinestones that were sent to me from the Netherlands by Linda!  Even though this card is for a boy, I had to add the spidery bow!

We finally have the trim on the house painted!  Gave up on the do-it-yourself plan and hired pros!!  It was done in one day and looks great!

Today I am booking flights to Milwaukee for Christmas!  We will gather at my son and his wife's new home that we helped paint last August!  Scott and Sara have announced they are expecting my fifth grandchild!  Such happy news!! 

The trees are in full color this week and the sun is shining on God's tapestry!  Perfect weather, no need for air conditioning or heat!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Jane's Doodles WCMD Angel

Jane's Doodles WCMD Angel by judkajudy
Jane, of Jane's Doodles,  offered this cutie pie angel as a freebie digi image on her blog for WCMD. I have CASED the sample card Jane made, with a few variations.

This image has lots of potential for paper piecing, glitter and assorted color schemes.

I had a great WCMD weekend and I hope you got to play, too.

Thank you, Jane! Love this angel image!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Framelits Reindeer

Framelits Reindeer by judkajudy
I used the Hero Arts Reindeer set that included Framelits to cut the reindeer and the trees. The clouds are punched with a Fiskars punch. Love how quickly the Vagabond cutsout those shapes!!I

I am entering this card in the "Scene It" Number 4 challenge at the Ellen Hutson Classroom for WCMD.

I've had fun participating in the WCMD fun this weekend! It's been a very cool and cloudy day, just perfect for being indoors and stamping!!

Jolly Friend

Jolly Friend by judkajudy
Sometimes small and simple is the way to go. This little bird from Penny Black's transparent set "Jolly Friends" is tiny but big enough to hold his own on a mini-card.

This would be an easy card to mass produce! In the midst of making cards for WCMD events, I just wanted to relax my brain and let this little guy have a card of his own.

Cool here today; wore a jacket for the morning walk with Cooper. Next week our lovely seventy degree weather should be back.

Have a great Sunday! Hope it includes some time to play. I have a couple of sketches I would like to see what I can do with ... it's always good to have a plan!!

Thanks for stopping by ... again!!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

World Card Making Day

Winter Town by judkajudy
It's an awesome day for card makers! Move over Columbus, card makers have taken over your weekend.

I made this Christmas card to enter Challenge No. 1, Holiday Greetings at
Ellen Hutson's blog. There are five challenges in all and Ellen is allowing almost a week to make a card for each challenge. I am also entering this challenge in Hero Arts' October challenge, holiday cards.

The image is Hero Arts' Winter Town stamped with distress ink. Glitter Glue added to the rooftops for some sparkle. Of course, some stitching to hold the pp and kraft matting all together! The sentiment is Hero Arts, too.

It's been a mix of work and play at our house. Saturday usually means errands. Cooper had an appointment with the groomer today and is looking adorable (until he goes outside and behaves like a dog!).

Perhaps next year we could have World Card Making Week ... why not?

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Loving Fall's colors!

Loving Fall's colors! by judkajudy
Just for fun, colored the WhipperSnapper sunflower with distress markers. Added the little snail from Jane's Doodles Garden Friends. The patterned paper background is a digital paper "Trattoria Chef from The Paper Shelter.

It is a cool, overcast, little bit rainy day today. Not nice enough to finish power washing the eaves and trim on the house. There is a big paint job in our future!!

I know many of you have begun making your Christmas cards already. I have seen some beautiful Christmas cards on the blogs I visit. I did make a couple for the World Card Making Day event at the Hero Arts blog, but I don't want to skip over the chance to use the lovely colors of fall.

Huntsville is surrounded by mountains and the leaves are just beginning to turn. When the color is at its peak and the sun shines just right, it looks like a rich tapestry ... it becomes difficult to pay attention to the road ahead of you because your eyes want to take in that feast of color!!

Hope you are spending some time today making a card or two. It isn't every hobby that has a day all its own!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

CASology . Zoo

CASology . Zoo by judkajudy

This week's challenge at CASology is to be inspired by the word "zoo". I thought of this zebra stamp that I have had for a long time. It is by Judikins, at least 10 years old!

I stamped it with sparkly VersaMark and black dye ink and heat embossed it with clear powder. It is sparkly in real life!

I couldn't resist the pun, once I thought of it!! I love having the last word!!

Thanks for stopping by today!