I’ve been so busy baking that I almost let today get away from me without making any cards…ridiculous! Can’t let that happen! So why not stop, take a few minutes and start getting ready for Halloween greeting cards? I couldn’t think of any good reason either. I had a couple of sheets of Graphic 45 Happy Haunting Collection and I love the nostalgic, whimsical look of the artwork, so for today it was the perfect choice for my cards! I had a cute little moon button that I tied up with some linen thread at the top! Don’t you just love the scaredy cat? Use pinking shears along the edge of a 2′ length of crepe paper; gather, put redline tape on the back and apply as a ruffle, tying up with some orange Hug Snug seam binding. It’s kind of hard to see, but I added some Star Dust Stickles to the face on the pumpkin for just a little fun sparkle! This card uses ribbon on the side and three buttons to dress it up. A little black tulle, a brown paper bag flower and some fancy pins give a nice touch! And here’s more of the little quilt in the background! If you haven’t made cards yet today, it isn’t too late! Happy Card Making!
You would think that I've had enough of making cards, but just when I thought it was safe to go back into the kitchen, I have a huge order of cards to make for a different project.
It's starting...Halloween craziness is in the cards for sure!
It's too hot to bake, so I'll make Halloween cards instead!
Too early for Halloween? I don't think so!
So I got the chance to play with the Graphic 45 Hallowe'en in Wonderland paper a little more. It is so much fun! And as I said before, it screams to be dimensionalized! There are just not enough hours in the day! Isn't DJ a cutie? I mentioned that I wanted to do some cards, so here are a couple of those as well. Here's the first… and here's another. I love the Manly Boys graphics! I will definitely be doing more with this paper. It is too fun to put away for very long!
It really is challenging to learn new tasks the older you get. My first thought is to get my son, Jacob, to rescue me. Because he is so adept at computer/website/publishing things, I automatically think of him when I get stuck at any technical project. At one point he set it up so that he could get on-line with me remotely so that he didn’t have to struggle to understand my non-technical attempts to explain my problems. That has shortened the diagnostic time drastically. But there are times when it isn’t a good time to call him for assistance…like 3 o’clock in the morning when I can’t go back to sleep! Just after shutting down my computer last night, a thought came to me of how to get an image header on this blog. As you can see, I was successful! Jake will be so proud! Not to say it was easy. Nothing wrong with the typepad program, just the ineptitude of the user! But one thing I have learned. When you figure it out for yourself, it gives you confidence to try and solve more problems by yourself. That is how the learning process goes. I remember when Jacob got the first computer in the house. All I wanted to use it for was making invitations and fliers. It was easier for Jacob to do it for me than to
This delicious home-made granola makes a great snack, even without the milk!