Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Ok everyone is putting up Christmas cards so here is a Halloween card with a Penny Black stamp. I had some Making Memories Halloween embellishment paper pak and decided to make Sandy laugh since I chastise her about making Christmas cards already. I used my Janome sewing machine and stitched the papers together then I cut out the Cat in the Hat and popped it up with SU pop ups. I colored the image with Y17, YR15, W3 & W7. I then added some MS Last but not least I put a big orange square brad up in the corner and wrote 'Boo' on it with a pen. I mounted the whole thing on SU textured Black cardstock. See I'm learning how to do this write up thingy even if I'm not formal.

Next I made some hand made bandanna paper out of SU Real Red CS then I stamped with the 'Wanted' Set put in white pen marks and waa laa I have a 81/2 by 11 sheet of CS. My card size is 5 1/4 by 5 1/4 (I really like this size but I just bought 500 envelopes in 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 size so guess these will be a little far and few between. I had some blue denim cardstock so I used that to accent the card. I used braiding for the grass the horse is standing on and colored the image again I don't know the maker but I'm sure Sandy will she's the guru of images and beautiful cards. She makes wonderful cards and you can find her blog over on my sidebar. The Copic's I used are B21, B24,B32,B34, E50, Y06, Y00 & R21. I know most of you use patterns or sketch books but I just get the motor movin and I can make cards till the cows come home. Unfortunately I get lost in the moment and Mom will holler downstairs 'Hey we eatin tonight?' then I look at the clock and 3-4 hours has passed. If I could stay down there and design I would be a skinny person because I always forget to eat or snack but I always keep a diet coke on the counter. Mom has made it possible for me to remain a fatty, LOL.
Have a good day I'll be back later.


Micki said...

LOL, I love your writing and love the cards. I love the stitching, I really need to pull my machine out and use it. Don't know what I'm scared about..... Love the cards Granny and it got me thinking I really need to do some Halloween cards too.


Sandy said...

Ha-ha! I see you love rushing the holidays too! wink!!!

You're doing great with your Janome and I need to use mine as well. Two great cards!!!

Karen said...

too cute Granny!! love the sewing too - need to pull my Janome out and dust it off!! :)

debinicol said...

just moved my sewing machine today from spot a to b and thought,,,,Granny is probably sewing right now. And I was right, you were making something really special..and we can always blame everything on our mothers!!!

Michelle said...

Oh, I love these two cards!

That's such a cute image on the Halloween card and I like the embellishments and paper.

I adore the cowboy card! I love all the details and everything about this card. Fantastic!

Deedee Anderson said...

These are both terrific, Jeanine! You know I love Halloween -- guess I better get started if you're ringing in the season -- LOL! I love your bandana paper on the cowboy card. Another technique I need to try! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas. HUGS!