Monday, October 12, 2015

Wishing You A FAB*BOO*LOUS Night

Welcome to Studio 5380, and thanks for stopping by.

It's Monday...again....{insert sigh here} and I'm tearing my house apart trying to get everything clean and organized before my week gets so busy.  I love a clean house, but not so much the process involved in achieving that clean house :(   So, to motivate myself, I treat myself - one hour of cleaning equals one hour of crafty time. You know, kinda like when dealing with a toddler? Pick up your toys, get a cookie...that kinda thing.  Works for me!  And since I'm writing this post on my one crafty hour before tackling the toilets (ugh)...let's get started....

I worked on this card for a couple of days, inking up different parts and letting things dry.  I created a huge inky mess, but I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.

I  used the following products from My Favorite Things:
* Spooky House Die Set 
* Frightful Fence Die Set
* Stitched Basic Edges Die Set
* Spooky Sentiments Stamp Set

Here's a photo of the inside of my card.

I really meant to write down all the Distress Inks I used on this card, but believe it or not, I actually cleaned up and put them away before getting my blog post up.  There were a lot of inks involved in this one...messy, messy, messy.

As always, I appreciate your visit.  But, the clock is ticking and my crafty time is almost over so I better get moving. Have a wonderful day and I'll be seeing you soon....

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Frightfully Sweet

Hi there and welcome to Studio 5380.
 Thanks for popping in for a visit!
I've got a bright, colorful, fun Halloween card to share with you today. And, while it's really not "frightful", it is pretty sweet.....

I absolutely adore the sweet Clowning Around stamp set from My Favorite Things. While cleaning up my desk a couple of days ago, I found a couple of extra images I had stamped from this set and thought she would look pretty cute all dressed up for Halloween.

I used the following products for this card:
* Clowning Around stamp set by MFT
* Spooky Sentiments stamps set by MFT
* Cross Stitch Rectangles die set by MFT
* Blueprints 21 die set by MFT
* Ghouls & Goodies paper pad by Doodlebug
* Enamel Dots by Doodlebug

My clown is colored up with Copic Markers and I added black polka dots to her pants with a black gel pen. The sentiment is stamped in clear ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

I followed the sketch for this week's challenge, Sketch 249, on the MFT Challenge and Inspiration Blog.  Here's a photo of this week's sketch in case you would like to play along....

Okay, it's time for me to call it a night.
Thanks again for stopping by...

Monday, October 5, 2015

Halloween Treats!

Hi there and welcome to Studio 5380.
Happy Monday to you!

I have some fun Halloween treats to share with you today.  The tags were made during Days 3 and 4 of The 30 Day Coloring Challenge and I spent a little time this afternoon putting everything together. I'm thinking my grands will be pretty happy with my efforts....

I used lots of Lawn Fawn products to complete my tags:
* Stitched Circle Tags
* Grassy Borders Die
* Spooktacular Stamp Set
* Booyah Stamp Set

After die cutting my gift tags, I inked up the backgrounds with Distress Ink in:
* Dusty Concord
* Mermaid Lagoon
 After the ink dried, I gave the tags a spritz with Dylusions Ink Spray in White Linen.

Next, I inked up a strip of white card stock with the following Distress Inks:
* Mowed Lawn
*Peeled Paint
Once the ink was dry, I cut out my grass using the Grassy Borders Die.

And, here's a photo of the finished project.....

One for each grand!

That about wraps up today's post.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  See you soon.....

Friday, October 2, 2015

I Love You A Bushel And A Peck

Hi there and welcome to Studio 5380.
It's finally Friday and I am so happy to spending some time in my studio playing along with the
30 Day Coloring Challenge created by the fabulous Kathy Racoosin of The Daily Marker.  If you are not familiar with this fun challenge, or would like a little more info, you can find all the details on Kathy's blog by clicking here.

I started coloring the images for today's card on Day 1 of the challenge, which was yesterday. Today (Day 2) I finished up my coloring and assembled my card. The images are from the super sweet stamp set, Harvest Mouse, by My Favorite Things.
I absolutely love this reminds me so much of my Grandmother.  She would always tell me, "I love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck".  Sweet memories ♥

The fun patterned papers and Enamel Dots are from Doodlebug.
I also used the following dies from My Favorite Things:
* Blueprints 21
*Rolling Hills

And, of course, I had to pretty up the inside of my card!
 That pretty wraps up today's card.  I'm off to link up my card at the
Then, it's time to stamp a few images so that I can play along with Day 3 of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.  Thanks so much for stopping by today. I'll leave you with a photo of the sketch used for this challenge in case you would like to play along.  Have a great weekend and I'll see you soon.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Just Be-gauze

Hi there and welcome to Studio 5380.
Long time - no blog!

Once again, life has been getting in the way of my crafty time (don't ya just hate when that happens?). My fingers have been just itching to get upstairs in my studio and get all inky, so I put some other things on hold and gave myself a couple of hours to play.  Best decision I've made in a while ;)

The weather is still pretty warm here, but I can't wait to work on a few fall/Halloween projects. I pulled out my new, super cute "Mummy" stamp set from My Favorite Things and put together my first Halloween card of the season....

I started with a dark gray card base. Next, I cut strips of white cardstock, distressed the edges, inked them up with dark gray ink and adhered them to my base.  Using a die, I created a circle cut out in the base so that I could add my scene behind the "gauze".

After stamping and coloring my cute little Mummy, I masked her off and watercolored the background with Distress Inks. After the background was dry, I added some stars using the Star Celebration stencil by My Favorite Things and some Silver Metallic Texture Paste by Heidi Swapp.

To finish up my card I added a gray, circular border around my image using the Stitched Circle Frames die from MFT and added a few enamel dots.'s time for me to get back to "life"....{insert sigh here}.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day and I'll see you soon....
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