August 31, 2008

A HUGE THANKS AND A HALLOWEEN ATC SWAP

Hi all!! This will be a quick post today as we are headed over to my SILs house for dinner and some clay-pigeon shooting (well, not me, the guys, I am going for the social thing, lol!) First off though, I want to say a HUGE and heartfelt THANKS to all of you who have told me you will make some cards and send them my way to ship to the troops for the holidays. This week I will have a post drawn up for just this occasion with all the information and what I am looking for!! I will link my email so you can pm me and I will send you my addy - I don't think I should post that on my blog so I will have to do it this way!! Stay tuned and for those of you who already asked, I will be sending you my addy today - smooches to all of you wonderfully, generous peeps, it's why I love stampers and scrapbookers, you are all such sweeties!!! Okay, so the project! These are some ATCs that I made for a recent swap I was in - I just love making halloween stuff and so making these were a lot of fun! I used my Booglie Eyes set again - I just think the images are too cute!! The paper is Lovely Lilac, Old Olive, and Pumpkin Pie card stock, which are perfect colors for Halloween!! The image is stamped in black stazon on Whisper White card stock! I jused my 1 3/8 and 1 1/4 inch circle punches, added a piece of Old Olive ribbon, and popped it up on dimensionals. The sentiment is stamped in Elegant Eggplant classic stampin' ink. The dsp corners are punched out using my Photo Corners Punch. And, I could not resist - I had to add booglie eyes to my spiders!! And, well, what's a spider without some bling, so Dazzling Diamonds had to be added as well - don't you just love the way it picks up the color of the ink?? Love it!! I did put on two layers though to make it thicker and one drop of Elegant Eggplant reinker to make it a little darker! Here is a close-up shot of just one of the cards, hope you like them - enjoy your Sunday!!

30 comments:

Scrappy Girl said...

Love that cute little purple sparkly spider. How sweet!

Bethany Paull said...

A purple glitter spider...I love it! Really cute ATCs.

Dawn Easton said...

Have fun socializing today!!! lol

Love your cute little spider!

Manna said...

Super cute, Alex! Love the glittery purple spider!

Tracy.H said...

Very cute, Alex! Maybe I will get started on those cards today...since it is rainy, cloudy, cold and just plain dreary today! :0)

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Adorable cards! Love that little spider! I think you should go shoot a clay pigeon too!

Annapurna said...

Very nice. Cute spiders.

Angie Tieman said...

Very cute!! Love the glitter touch, so unexpected!

Maureen said...

Alex - these ATC's are adorable!!! I like them even though I HATE spiders!!! LOL


will need to get in touch with you about the troop cards - I would like to do something for World Card Making Day...so lets talk....wish we could do lunch - but the commute is a killer!! LOL
((()))reen

Melissa said...

Awesome Alex! And I look forward to helping!

Many Blessings,
M.

Deborah said...

Spooky swap Alex! I will be on the look out for the tropp card info. Have a nice day! Hugs, Deb

ScrapMomOf2 said...

ADORABLE! I have that set and love it too! (In fact, didn't I buy it from you?) Anyway, I posted my goodies today, and I bought Stamp of Authenticity from someone on SplitCoast last night! Yippee!!

Lesli said...

Very cute ATC - I am soooo ready for Halloween! I hope you have a wonderful time at your SIL's. Have an awesome day!

Rose Ann said...

Super cute ATC's. I love them, Alex!! Have fun today!! Hugs!!

Natalie said...

Love the glittery spider, have a great day. x

Dana said...

OH PRETTY! I hate spiders but something about them with purple glitter makes me like them :)

Ana Baird said...

Great set of ATCs Alex!

malieta said...

Very awesome ATC and the spider is the cutest...I love the google eyes!
Take care and have a great time at your SIL's!

Latisha said...

super cute ATC's
I can send you a few cards, let me know what you need.

Catherine said...

Alex, love your purple spider =)
usually hate spiders but i love this one

Shannon McGann said...

Bless you for sending all those cards to the troops and for organizing everything. You are so wonderful!

This Halloween ATC is just adorable! I love your bling-y spider! :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh what fun, so so cute.

Chris said...

these are super cute!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I'm lovin' the sparkly spiders...awesome!

kathleenh said...

Oh what fun ATC's. I love this stamp set too! The dazzling diamonds is a great touch!

Belas Creating Place said...

Alex..these are spooky kooky...love those eyes...very nice ATCs....love them.

Bela

Marilyn said...

What a cute sparkly spider - just the cutest ATC cards Alex!! Happy Labor Day to you!! We're off to a big BBQ!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

These are adorable! Great colors and image, a perfect ATC. :)

Joan said...

These spiders are absolutely fantastic Alex.

Kim Marie said...

Tee hee! Love him! Adding him to my purple and green August challenge, Alex :)
Kim Marie