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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Ooops! technical problems..............

I have 6 cards published in this issue of Stampers' Sampler, but at the moment
either this website or my computer is not letting me upload any more pics.
Gotta go check out the problem.  Will upload more photos when I figure it
out.  ")

View of card outside envelope

This is a view of the card outside the envelope.  As you can see, I also used a sticker on the inside of the envelope.  I used a coordinating black/white dotted paper on the inside.  I used another flower sticker on the lower right-hand corner of the card and added a tiny rhinestone to it.

Cards published in the Stampers' Sampler Dec/Jan 2011

The Stampers' Sampler always has a template challenge entitled "Tempting Template".  For this issue it was an open envelope with a 3"X5" card.... index card style.  I loved this challenge!  I immediately had papers all over my studio.  ")  This image from B-Line Designs is one of my favorite rubber stamps.  I stamped her with black ink and colored her in with pencils.  I used a stick-on label on which to stamp the sentiment (from Stampin' Up!).  The envelope and "ribbon" are papers from DCWV's Bella Boutique stack pack.  The "celebrate" medallion used on the ribbon is also a sticker from this pack.  There are many flocked papers in this collection.  The pack contains:  black and white, ecru and ivory papers.

RSM Holidays 2010

This is the RSM magazine that has my White Rabbit card publication.   I love this cover done by Annie Frazer of Minnesota.

Published in RubberStampMadness Holidays 2010-2011

I love this image of the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland.
This card was chosen by the staff at RSM for their "Alice Revisited" section.  I had taken a class with Allie Gower on using Copic markers and used those markers and the techniques learned on this image and the teapots, cups and watch in the border.  I love using those markers!  I really wanted my image of the rabbit to have a "storybook" look.  I kept remembering all those pastel pictures from books I used to read and tried to give this image a similiar look.  I'm so glad RSM liked it!   RubberStampMadness is truly a rubberstamper's magazine.  I love that their focus is still rubber I am addicted to it!

(Rubber stamps used are from Tweety Jill)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Night at last!

This is what they had all waited for......night fall and time to light the candles in the jack-o-lanterns!
The large one in the middle is the one that everybody helped carve for Dillon since he was not feeling well.   This was the highlight of the, night.  ")

Thank you very much, Aunt Sharla and Uncle Chris for all that you did today!

Voila! a Jack-o-lantern at last!

Cody was very pleased with his jack-o-lantern.......and he should be!   I love the mouth on this one!   He did such a great job on it.

Cody starts Carving

Cody finally started carving his pumpkin.  Jacob was very interested in every cut.  ")   Aunt Sharla was finally able to sit down and relax a little.

Watching Over it All

Cody was so interested in watching everyone in the process of opening up these pumpkins and carving that he was last to get started on his own.

Funny man!

Here's the little funny man with his jack-o-lantern.  As you can see, Uncle Chris helped quite a bit with the carving.  Jacob was so excited to have his photograph taken with the finished product that he nearly dropped it to the ground.  ")

Tiny hands..........

Uncle Chris is guiding Jacob's hand as he carves a face into his pumpkin.  (Mom is getting his pic as he carves.)  Jacob is three and thinks he can do anything the big guys do.  ")

Addy's jack-o-lantern

This is Addy's jack-o-lantern.  I love that she carved "Boo" on each side of his head.  Also like the little "birthmark" on his cheek!   What an imagination!

Emma's jack-o-lantern

This is Emma's finished product.  She was quite proud of it.  I love the slant of the eyes and that diamond shaped nose!  '0

Like Little Rat Terriers!

I loved the enthusiasm and tenaciousness that these girls had digging out these pumpkins!  They didn't rest a moment until they were completely through.  It was obvious that they were having a great time together.  The redhead is our only granddaughter and the other little girl is her best friend.
This is Mason's finished jack-o-lantern.  Notice all the stitches on his face.  ")   Mason thought this might make it look a little more scarey.

A Guiding Hand

Uncle Chris instructing Mason on the use of one of the carving tools.  Mason cut all the features into his pumpkin himself.  I thought he did a great job for a 6 year old.

What about me???

Jacob (in the forefront) just couldn't wait for Aunt Sharla to cut the top out of his pumpkin.  The girls were already digging out the insides of their pumpkins.  They were anxious to get to the seeds so they could save them to roast that night.

Fall Break - Pumpkin Carving

Featured are the results of a loooong afternoon at Nana's with lots and lots of help from Aunt Sharla and Uncle Chris.  It was Fall Break for all the Bruner grandchildren.  Their aunt and uncle took them for breakfast, a trip to the Philbrook Museum of Art, to the pumpkin patch, bought lunch and brought the pumpkins and lunch to Nana and Papaw's.  As soon as the subs were devoured, the kiddoes were out the door and claiming their pumpkins.  Uncle Chris opened carving tools and started demonstrating safety and then showing and guiding little hands at the work of carving.  From the youngest to the oldest (well, not really the oldest as he was inside lying down with a sick stomach), they all went at this adventure with gusto!