Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Blast from the Past

Hi everyone. Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog today. If you scroll down a bit, you'll see that my last stamping-related post was back in March. Crazy, huh?! I couldn't believe it'd been that long since I posted. I did go through a stamping drought for most of the summer, but this past month I was able to get a few cards done. Unfortunately, for my wallet anyhow, I couldn't resist a few of the Papertrey Ink releases while I was in my drought. Ha! At least I had plenty of new supplies to try out when I got my mojo back. As far as posting, I think my main problem is taking the time to take a picture, edit said picture, then write a blog post. When I took pictures of the cards below for this hop I went ahead and snapped a few of other completed cards. Hopefully I can get back into the swing of posting more frequently soon.

Anyways, back to the reason for this post: Taylored Expressions Blast from the Past Blog Hop. I think this is such a great idea. It gives you that push to break out those old, forgotten sets and there is always such great inspiration all along the hop. And it gave me the much-needed motivation to post! Ha. Since Halloween is just around the corner (hard to believe eh?) I decided to use the Trick or Sweet set and create a duo of cards. I originally intended to make it a trio using the pumpkin cuppie as well, but I didn't get a chance to get the card put together in time for the hop. So a twosome it is. I stamped the vampire and frankenstein, colored them with Copics and then cut them out. The cardstock (Orange Zest, Simply Chartreuse, & Plum Pudding) and patterned papers (Halloween Prints) are from Papertrey Ink. On each of the card bases, I stamped two images, the treat bag and ghost, from Papertrey Ink's Tiny Treats: Halloween set. The sentiment is also from this adorable set. Basically just two simple, flat cards- perfect for easy mailing! Please excuse the poor photos. My camera seems to have dust in the lens so there is a black dot that appears in every shot. I had to zoom out and then crop close to get a picture without the dot.

Anyways, that is all from me this time around. Thanks again for stopping by. Be sure to check out everyone's blog that is involved in this hop below. You won't be disappointed! :)