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Some Fun Halloween Cards For You, FTL311

Hi stampers! Today I have 2 fun Halloween cards for you. One is from the sketch for last week and I just didn't upload it on time. That was such a cool sketch and Natasha's and Chera's cards were breathtaking. Don't you think so? I sure do!

It's hard for me to get into Autumn or Christmas when it's still in the 80s daily and the warmest months in San Francisco this time of year. It's also when we get the most earthquakes and we've been getting a lot of them in the Bay Area lately, like 6.2 earthquakes, which are respectable. Even a 2.6, if you're 6 miles from the epicenter, look out. The last one was a rolling and a shaker earthquake. You have to live here to understand what I mean :( Harriet lives in the Bay Area so she's been rocking' lately too.

Anyhow it's time for my cards now. I do ask that you keep me in your prayers. I've had a right-hand wrist drop for 2 months now and I'm very tired of this. I have to wear a brace. I took my dad's car out the other day and almost screamed since I'm getting some feeling back. It takes every single everything to turn the key in the ignition. I drive a Volvo, so no key. The fob just has to be within a certain distance that I usually toss in my cup holder. To text, I had 3 stylus's and of course, I can't find one right now, which really means it's somewhere on this crazy messy desk of mine - but, I got the new iPhone 6 Plus. Totally dwarfs the 5 and way bigger keyboard. I'm very happy with it so far, although it's hard to cram in the back of your Levi's pocket since it's not long enough. If I put my cell in my purse, it's gone forever. Google "drop wrist" and it will explain it to you. I don't have the use of my right hand is what it boils down to. I used to love getting my hair done. Now it's mandatory. You can stop by my blog for updates or other social media avenues that I have to keep up with my progress, or lack thereof.

I want to let you know that this is also a very common stamper's injury. I'm hoping to make a video before next Monday to show you what this is all about. Typing does not do me any favors since I index finger type with the right hand keeping it in the drop position. Not good.

I do hope you like my cards. I do stalk your blogs to see what you made and what a talented group of participants we have weekly that are so faithful to play along with us. It's safe to say that we all appreciate you.

Thank you for visiting today!



I used all My Favorite Things on this week's sketch and all Papertrey Ink on last week's sketch.  



    


311!

Wow! It's October 10th already!

Here's this week's sketch.

I wasn't feeling terribly creative and had to force myself to make something for the sketch, so I ended up deviating just a bit from the sketch. The general repeated sentiment and angle theme are still there. It's not my favorite, but like I said I wasn't feeling too inspired!


Supplies:
Stamps: Keep it Simple: Season's Greetings
Ink: Blueberry Sky, Spring Rain
Paper: White, Retired SU! DSP, Blueberry Sky
Accessories, etc.: Organdy ribbon, glitter, echo park snowflake die

If you play along, please leave a link:



    

FTL310

Happy World Card Making Day!! Hope you are all having fun creating!!

Here is my card for this weeks sketch! I decided to use the ornaments also! How could you not…think we are all in holiday card making mode now right??



Thanks for stopping by! Look forward to see what you create!!
Cherar~

Stamps are from Close to my Heart...
    


310!

Ready for another sketch! This one features ornaments in the sketch, and I decided to use ornaments on my card as well.


Here's my take. I pulled out one of the few cling mount stamp sets I own. I liked this one because of the matching dies. I wanted a non-traditionally coloured Christmas card, and I just love these colours together. Sorry for the less than great photo- now that it gets dark around 6:30-7:00, I haven't had a chance to use the outdoor natural lighting as much!



Supplies:
Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes, Instant Photo: Holiday
Paper: White, Black, Groovy Guava
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe
Accessories, etc: Pool Party ribbon, thin sharpie

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309!

Happy Friday! Time for a sketch! Here it is:


Here's my card. I went with a gold holiday themed card. I started by using some older holiday paper. I used the colours in that to figure out the rest of my colour scheme. Once I had the circles adhered to my card base, I really wanted the greeting to pop out. I tried die-cutting a few things, but couldn't decide on a colour. So finally, I decided to add a vellum overlay and emboss a gold sentiment on that. I have to say, I'm glad I did! I added a few sequins to mirror the circle elements and that was that!


Supplies:
Stamps: Big and Bold Holiday Wishes
Paper: White, Retired Stampin' Up! DSP, Vellum
Accessories, etc.: Sequins, Gold EP

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