Sunday, November 1, 2009

stamp a stack #5

Here is the final card that we made at the Stamp A Stack last weekend.

I was inspired by a card on pg. 96 in the catalog, but it shows up on pg. 98 in the online catalog. I tried really hard to figure out how to add a pic from the catalog here but I couldn't. Computer challenged remember?

So look at your catalog or check out the catalog online here , I'll wait.

Medallion, Sanded background and Happy Everything sets. Old olive, choc. chip and creamy caramel. Choc. chip, old olive and very vanilla cardstock. Lg. oval punch, distresser (from cutter kit), Apricot appeal grosgrain, sponges and dimensionals.

The choc. base is 5" x 4" so the medallion would fill the whole top.

Funny, this card looks so much better in person. It looks kinda blah in these pics. It might be the light. I'll have to experiment with that.

First I stamped the medallion in old olive and then the sanded background in creamy caramel.

Easy card to make a bunch of.
Okay, now I warned you there would be Halloween pics.

15 was supposed to work the haunted house but "Nervous Mom Mode" kicked in and it wasn't hard to persuade her to go trick or treating with us instead.
In the haunted house she is dressed in a costume with creepy makeup and even though there are other "actors" close, they are still somewhat seperated by twists and turns in the maze. Anyway I started getting nervous about weirdos coming in and something happening to her. Even though we live in a nice little town you never know what can happen.
So she went trick or treating with us.

Grace had wanted to be a cheetah this year and Robin got really creative with hers. We dubbed her "Ghost of Halloween's Past". She had on Grace's tiger costume from last year, skelly hands from who knows when, a satin cape I had made for one of them when they were little, the Batman hat I made for the boy when he was like 3 and slippers. Oh yeah, and Grace's shorts.
It didn't cost me anything and it was at the last minute so I think she did pretty good. Not stuff I would have picked but, whatever. We had fun. They got LOTS of candy. I think people were just giving out handfuls. I will say that I saw more little kids this year. That was nice.
The boy did really well at the competition. From what the hubs said everyone was very nice to our band. Not that people aren't usually nice but they made sure to say something about Mr. Lorenzen and gave us a standing ovation as we took the field. Our percussion section took first place. That made the boy very happy. Mr. Lorenzen would be so proud.
Speaking of Mr. Lorenzen, his "Celebration of Life" is at the school this afternoon. The funeral is tomorrow but our principal made sure everyone understood that they had to be in school. So I better finish getting ready to go.
Thanks for stopping by. Yak atcha tomorrow.
Blessings, b.


Kelly said...

Congratulations! I just wanted you to know that your project will appear on the Yahoo Group Late Night Stamper’s blog finds of the day for Nov. 3. Want to receive your own copy of the blog finds of the day? Join us at

SamieVt said...

I love the Medallian bday card! Simple but elegant! Thanks for sharing!!