Thursday, October 7, 2010

Hallowe'en Friends, and a blog award!

Posted by Ruth at 7:24 AM
Today is another Hallowe'en card! This little guy (don't mind the dark photo, I took it last night under artificial light) was made with strips of paper, a corner rounder, and a lot of distressing and sponging! The sentiment is from Close to My Heart's stamp of the month, last month, called "Thriller". I added a couple pieces of hemp and pop dotted the sentiment.

The card opens bottom to top instead of left to right, it just made sense to me at the time, not sure why.

Super easy, super fast... and I think this card can be done with kids too. I made sure the strips of paper were longer than the 4.25 width of the card so that I could angle them. Then I just cut down the excess. I was not afraid to use ink on a sponge, just about anywhere. Those are googly eyes, though you could just as easily use two different size circles to make eyes.



In other news, I'm the recipient of an award! my first ever, actually! Thank you, Kari, for thinking of me. Please check out Kari's blog sometime: Pigtail's Paper Patch.

There are steps to take once you get this award. Thanking the person who gave it to you (with a link back to their blog), post it on your blog, share three things about yourself (or things you like to do) and then pass the award on to five more people.

I think it's pretty obvious to anyone who reads my blog that I love to craft and that I play World of Warcraft, so I'll go for some lesser known facts about me.

Those closer to me already know that I was in the Canadian Infantry "back in the day". I joined at the ripe old age of 17 (I had to get my guardian to sign for me!) and took my basic training right here in Alberta with the Princess Patricia.

I also love to work with youth and very much miss my volunteer job as a "Civilian Instructor" with the Canadian Cadet program. I worked with three different units (two Air Cadets and one Army Cadets). Those kids were 12-18, but the Girl Guides I've worked with were only 9-11. I miss having the time to share.

A long time dream that I've had, that very few people know about, is my dream to run a foster home. I still hope to open my home when my own children are a little older (when the youngest is 5-6) and when I actually own my home. It's important to me to feel like I'm helping children in some capacity and I have plenty of love to share!

I simply cannot pick and choose five people to forward this award to, there are just too many fabulous blogs that I follow, however I know it would be disappointing if I didn't pick five people. So I let my daughter point out five blogs from the, very large, list of those I follow and love!

14 comments:

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Oh my goodness Ruth! Thank you to you and your daughter and let her know Lucky thanks your daughter also. This is so sweet and I am so honored. Your card today, just gave me such a giggle, you did a great job with this one, I can't imagine how much distressing and sponging you did, love it.

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Ok you got me jumping up and down, I forgot to say CONGRATS on your award, boy surprise me and I lose it. You are very deserving of the award, you do such great work and tutorials. Congrats again, have a great day.

Cheryl said...

Hee hee! Another fun card! I love this.

Teressa Thompson said...

Congrats! Love the card too. So cute.

KER said...

i want your mummy...lol...and i love the info you shared...thanks

Tina said...

Well done, congrats on the award!
www.scrapdiva-tina.blogspot.com

Patricia said...

What a really cute mummy card! Congrats on your blog award. :)

Laura said...

Oh how cute it this.I just added a mummy card to my blog too.

Jenny said...

This Mummy card is super cute! Tell your daughter thanks so much for picking my blog for the award!!! I was super surprised to see my blog listed!!

Rhonda Langley said...

Love the mummy card!

Crafty Creations said...

I love these mummy cards!! Yours came out terrific :)
Maria

CatWoman said...

Great Halloween card! And congrats on the award and thanks for sharing a couple tidbits of info about you.

Lilsweetpea said...

This is such a cute card!! You did a great job on it. Congrats on your award... very much deserved!

Kathryn said...

this is too cute! I love it!

 

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