Friday, September 11, 2009

Fall and Halloween...

From time to time, I'll get an email with another cardmaker's blog address and I'll browse their creative websites and learn new things. I was sent Michelle Zindorf's Freedom in Creating blog and fell in love with a lot of her ideas. She's a Stampin' Up demonstrator and her cards are fresh and exciting.

This first card is an adaptation of her card titled "On a Cliff - Tutorial #258" (you'll find this card on the first page if you scroll down a bit) and another card titled "Lonely Owl - Tutorial #243 (you'll find this card on the fifth page of her website). Both tutorials are well detailed with excellent instructions. I added a few of my own personal touches, and I'm quite pleased with the techniques I learned with this card. The stamp set I used from Stampin' Up! is called "House of Haunts". The flying bats is a stamp from Stampscapes called Gulls, but look like bats from my point of view! I used a white Signo pen to add the highlights to the tree and ground. Card size is 5 x 5 inches.

These next two cards were created from her card titled "Blowing in the Wind - Tutorial #257" (about half way down the first page). As you can see, I changed the design a bit, added my own touches, and a new card was born! The leaf stamp on the first card is from Judikins and the leaf on the second card (below) is from Inkadinkado. The sentiment on the first card is from Stampscapes, and the sentiment on the second card is from Stampendous!. First card size is 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 and the second card size is 5 1/2 square.

My latest necklace has a Fall feel to it. The cubed bead has a base of white, with a pretty orange/gold/red frit burned in, then accented with a gold-filled bail and findings on a gold necklace.


  1. Beautiful, Darsie. I would say you have surpassed Michelle, your colors are much smoother. That is a great Stampin Up set you used for the first card. Love that owl in the tree. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Wow, Darsie, Your cards are so much fun!! Thanks for sharing michell's site as well, great tips there too! I Agree wiht Sandy, I think you surpassed MIchelle as well and I love all the littlle touches you added! Your new neckalace is very pretty, those colors would go wiht so many fun fall outfits! thanks for sharing!


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