Tuesday, September 22, 2015


Howdy Bloggers:
 Well, we lost our Internet service on Friday. It has been a challenge not having Internet.  However Monday afternoon our new box arrived so now our Wi-Fi and Internet are running smoothly.
I have been creating Easel Cards lately - It has been awhile since I have used this technique and now I am hooked on creating many easel cards - I am sure this will pass and I will move on to something else, but for now, I am enjoying the ease of making these type of card creations.

Not long ago, I received an email from Sizzix Company that offered closed out die sets for 99 cents each - of course I could not turn down that deal!  Here is a Easel Card I created using one of those sets- Beware. Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!

easel card bottom base - can write a message inside this card
Easel Card - Kraft Cardstock Medium Brown for base - can be purchase at The Kraft Outlet Store
Sizzix Die Set - Beware - includes Pumpkin, Crow, and Sentiment - Beware
Spider Ribbon
Gray Textured cardstock for mat
Yellow cardstock - Sizzix Punch for circle
Sizzix Magnetic Die - Scary Cat - scrap of Textured Black Cardstock
Glitter Orange Dot Cardstock for pumpkin - DCWV
Textured Green Cardstock scrap for stem on pumpkin
Yellow cardstock for eyes, nose, mouth of pumpkin
Micron ink pen to circle in eyes on pumpkin
Black Textured cardstock for Crow
Green Textured cardstock for Sentiment and strip on bottom of card
Washi tape - black with white Polk-a-dots
Recycled cardboard to building up the strip to support the card

I would like to share with these challenges

Melissa Sunshine Honey Bee - Carved Pumpkin Stencil Give A Way -  ends Oct 3 - 1E per person - visit her blog to read about the give-away!~ Click HERE

9/22 Simon Says Wednesday Die Crazy use at least one die 5 #5
9/25 Glitter N Sparkle -#155 - use a punch or die cut - 1 of 3
9/26  613 Avenue AG #142 ~1 of 3
9/26 The Kraft Journal - Pumpkin 1 of 2 - Kraft Cardstock for base of card
9/26 Catch the Bug  Bingo; Bling - Texture-Sentiment 1 of 3

9/26 Show it Off Saturday 1E
9/27 Craft your Passion AG 1 of 3
9/28 Die Cuttin Divas #234 Pumpkin or scarecrow 1 of 3

9/28 Dies R US - hot colors - using yellow 2 of 3

9/24 DRS Designs Inspired by Color - use one or more on creation UE

9/29 Double Click Up In the Sky 1E
9/30 CHN Patterned Challenge UE 
9/30 Sweet Stamps AG UE


  1. Like your Halloween Easel Card. Since you have a carved pumpkin on the card you can enter it in my Halloween Challenge. Loss of Internet is a bummer. We lost Verizon tv last night for a short while but Internet stayed up & running. Was watching a Deep Purple concert and after they finished Smoke on the Water song the tv went out and was awhile before it came back on.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

    1. Thanks for entering your Halloween Easel Card. Your Jack O' Lantern is carved up nicely and I'll beware of the tricks and hope for only treats. Hubby got a new Dremel Pumpkin Carving Tool from Home Depot.
      "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. Such a cute Halloween card! Thanks for joining our challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.


  3. WOW ... you're going to be all set for Halloween! Awesome fold on this creation! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘HOT COLORS PHOTO INSPIRATION’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  4. Spooky cute easel card! The spiders on it caught my eye over at Little Scrap Pieces and I had to get a closer look.

  5. Fabulous Halloween easel card.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  6. Just too darn cute...what a fabulous Halloween card! Thanks for joining us at DoubleClick Skittles.

    Skittles DT

  7. Fun dies and great papers!!! Cute, cute, cute! Thanks for joining us again in the DRS Designs challenge Gail!! Hugz

  8. What a fun card, Gail. Thanks so much for playing along with us. It's so nice to have you play along. Have a blessed week, and thanks for joining us.
    The Kraft Journal

  9. This is really fun Gail! Happy that you shared with us this week at The Kraft Journal!

  10. Fabulous card. Thank you for joining us at Glitter N Sparkle this week xx DT Sarahjayne xx

  11. Awesome easel card, love the variety of DP and the polka dot pumpkin. Thank you for joining us in our blog challenge at SweetStamps.com.

  12. Super spooky fun! Sounds like a great deal on the dies! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee Skittles!

  13. Oh, this is wonderful, Gail! I love all of those fun die cuts! So glad you linked up with us at Glitter n Sparkle for our "Use a Punch or Die Cut" challenge. Wishing you the best of luck in our prize draw!

    KT Fit Kitty
    Glitter n Sparkle DT

  14. The colour scheme on your card is lovely! Thanks for playing Bingo with us at Bugaboo Stamps this week.
    Good luck in the draw.
    Jen L
    Bugaboo DT

  15. Love this Halloween card - Spooky Cute!
    Thank you for playin' along with our Bugaboo Stamps BINGO Challenge. We hope you'll join us this week for our new color challenge.
    Hugs & Happy Days!

  16. Love the ribbon choices. Thanks for joining us this week at Die Cuttin' Divas.

  17. Love your easel card! The polka dot pumpkin is too cute! Thank you for joining the Doubleclick Skittles challenge! Design Team Member - Payel (Beau Monde Designs)

  18. Fantastic job on this easel card! I love the design and colors. Just plain fun! Thanks for joining the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge.

    Terri ~ Skittles Design Team

  19. Such a fun easel card. I love all the detail. Thank you sharing at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper. Rebecca x

  20. Thank you for joining our “Up in the Sky” Challenge this week at DoubleClick Skittles.

    Stay Creative,
    • Carson's Creations •
    DoubleClick Skittles DT

  21. CUTE, CUTE and so VERY WELL DONE!!! Excellent details on this fun card!! So very glad you joined us for the In The Sky Challenge over at DoubleClick!! We are so happy to see your clever project!! Hope to see you again soon!!!
    Taunya Butler
    DoubleClick Design Team


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