Today’s Card Challenges

Posted by Kathy Torrence on Oct 31, 2007 in Cards

I did two SplitCoastStampers challenges today – it’s been a busy morning!

The first was a card sketch challenge – here’s the sketch we were to follow:


And here’s my card based on the sketch:

Card - Christmas sketch

I used an Always Artichoke cardstock base and added a strip of Holiday Harmony paper at the top.  I wrapped the center seam with a piece of satin ribbon (LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that satin ribbon!!!!) and then put a self-adhesive die-cut from the Hand Selected Accents and Elements tin in the center. 

I took a chipboard scallop-edged frame piece from one of the On Board sets and sponged it with Purely Pomegranate ink, then placed it over the die-cut. 

I took a star from another On Board chipboard set and inked it with Versamark then applied Heat and Stick Powder.  I heated it and applied Dazzling Diamonds glitter, then set it in the center of the scallop frame with a pop-up glue dot.

The other challenge was a demonstrator challenge to use the acetate-and-tissue technique on a card.  There’s a great tutorial for this technique on SplitCoastStampers.  Here’s my card using the acetate and tissue technique:

Card - acetate tissue

I did another one as well, but the ink turned out a shade or two too dark under the acetate:

Card - acetate tissue-2

I love this technique and have many other samples that I’ve shared in previous blog posts.

I know I’ve been showing lots of Christmas cards lately, but let me remind you that today is actually only Halloween.  Have a great one!


Halloween Doggie Parade

Posted by Kathy Torrence on Oct 31, 2007 in Our Goldendoodle Puppies

This morning, our local retirement home held a Halloween Pet Parade…and of course, we HAD to participate!

Daisy wore her ladybug costume and Geddy wore his bumblebee costume:

Daisy and Geddy

I had a really hard time getting a good photo of the dogs – they were SO excited, they just couldn’t sit still!

Here I am with the two of them:

Kathy and Dogs-2

Marie and her Newfoundland, Zoe, also joined us:

Marie and Zoe

There were some great doggie costumes!  Here’s a pimpin’ pug:

Pimp My Ride


Ginger as Pochohontas

And a ballerina:

Ballerina puppy

(That’s Daisy rolling over on her back in the lower left corner of the photo). 

There was even a cat and a bird in the parade, too!

The dogs were great and we were asked back to visit the residents again during the holiday season.  Daisy and Geddy were so exhausted after the parade, they slept the rest of the morning!

Doggie parade

Pitman Manor

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