Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Hummingbird

This little guy has taken over our backyard.  He is only about an inch and a half long and manages to chase every bird from our yard.  And I'm not talking just hummingbirds - I mean all of them - mourning doves, sparrows, etc.  He chases them all.  My husband has given him a nickname.  It's Mr. B-Something That Rhymes With Witchy!  The name was earned because he chatters all day long while he chases all of the birds!
  I'm amazed that he let me get this close.  I did not use a zoom for this photo.  I guess he knows who refills his feeder.  Notice I said "his"!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fright Night

It's the Halloween Challenge at Heart To Heart!  This card was made with B1359 Fright Night, using Black, Gypsy, and Sunny Yellow for the cardstock and color.  The sentiment and bat are from C1374 Spellbound.  Everything is Close To My Heart®.

Again, I used a 2 1/2 inch punch for the moon and sponged the ink just like I did for my Happy Haunting card that I posted on Saturday.  I love the glowing effect from the sponged ink! 
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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Black Pumpkin with Glitter and Bling

It's being entered in the Pumpkin Decorating Contest at work.  I hope it wins!  Don't forget to click on the Blogtoberfest button on the right for more Halloween ideas!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

The $15 Chair - Redone!

A while back I posted a pic of the chair I bought at a yard sale for $15The cushions were pretty worn.  Well, my husband picked out the fabric and I got to work today.  Here are the before and after pictures:


 I'm no seamstress, but I'm happy with it.  Did I mention it  is SUCH a comfortable chair?!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Scary Halloween!

It's an embossing challenge from Heart to Heart Challenges.  This card was made using black embossing powder with D1442 Thriller and the bat from C1374 Spellbound.  All from Close To My Heart®, of course!  The cardstock is:  Gypsy, Sunset, and Pear.  I sponged some black over the Pear cardstock to give it a "spookier" look. 
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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Happy Haunting!

This card was made using the C1374 Spellbound stamp set from Close To My Heart®.  I used a 2 1/2 inch punch for the moon, sponging Gypsy ink for the background.  I then used the cardstock that I punched from to sponge Sunny Yellow on the moon.  The sentiment and bat were added and the whole thing was mounted on black cardstock. 

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Halloween House

It's October and that means it's time for everything Halloween!  I created Halloween House using a paper mache house as the base and the Hooligan paper pack from Close To  My Heart®.  The stamps include:  D1377 Around the Block, B1359 Fright Night, and C1374 Spellbound.  The little spider on the side of the house is a wooden stamp from the time when the company was called DOTS.  

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Happy Haunting!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

An Emergency @ 5:37 am

Now, I'm sure that most of you would agree with me that when your child knocks on your door at 5:37 in the morning, you assume something is wrong.  Usually the first thing to come to mind is injury or illness.  The poor baby recently had wisdom teeth removed.  On the other hand, you might think that something horrible has happened.  Maybe an appliance is spewing smoke and flames, or the neighborhood is being invaded by aliens. 
Not This Morning!
When we heard the fateful knock, my husband called out,  "What's wrong?"
The answer?  Wait for it......................."My flatiron broke and I need to borrow Mom's."
I know what you're thinking.  But, since I was awake, I got up, went into our bathroom and handed the flatiron out the door. 
Since when is curly vs. straight hair an emergency at 5:37 in the morning?   We had a "conversation" tonight!
Oh, one more thing.  Did I mention the above-mentioned child was not my daughter?  That's right, it was my son.  Aren't teenager wonderful?