Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I pulled out my October Afternoon goodies

I ventured over to the October Afternoon blog this week and guess what I found? Some sketches and a challenge! So, I'm not sure how it gets better, a sketch to use and it required pulling out my yummy October Afternoon supplies!
They offered three sketches to chose from and so I picked the second one. I also have quite a supply of their wonderful stamp sets so I knew I also needed to pull them out. The bird and the flower branch are stamped as is the word "smile". The little "notes" die cut is by October Afternoon too. I used a wonderful color of Vintage collection Core'dinations cardstock for the card base and you can see the sanded edges on that. The pink paper is punched with a border punch from a piece of pink Core Essentials cardstock.
While I had these wonderful prints out, I wanted to still use them so I went to 2 Sketches 4 You and decided to use Kazan's sketch #27 sketch. I already loved this houndstooth print and thought it would be fun to pair it up with these red and black and cream prints. The card base is a piece of Whitewash Core'dinations cardstock. Again, notice the sanded edges and the one border piece is punched from the inside color of this paper.

Want to see what we did on Monday? Santa Barbara has the best, little zoo. It makes for a relaxing afternoon and believe me, we weren't the only ones with the idea that this would be a fun thing to do on a holiday!We took two of our grandkids and you can believe this little guy LOVED the day.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

SMILE card
Cardstock –Vintage Collection/Core’dinations
Patterned papers and punch out die cut – October Afternoon
Stamps – October Afternoon
Border punch – Martha Stewart
Stamp pads – Clearsnap
Versamark Black stamp pad
Copic Markers
Flower punch – Papershapers/EK Success
Corner rounder punch – Fiskars
Glitter brad - Doodlebug

Cardstock –Whitewash/Core’dinations
Patterned papers – October Afternoon
Circle punch- Marvy
Flower – Bazzill
Brad – Recollection
Rub-on greeting – Making Memories
Border punch – Martha Stewart
Black stamp pad – Clearsnap


  1. How fun to go to the zoo... with the grandkids... love your little bird, he's adorable.

  2. FAB cards Linda...gotta love October Afternoon goodies! Fun pics too...your little guy is a-dorable!

  3. Beautiful cards Linda! I love that sweet little bird on the first and the bold graphic patterns on the second are fabulous!

    Darling pics! We just took our 2 yr old to the zoo...he had a blast!

    (-: Heidi

  4. Your cards are, as always, wonderful! And that little grandson of yours...adorable! :o)

  5. Neato cards Linda! Love the colors on the second...

  6. Beautiful cards, Linda. I love the square card with the rounded corners - it's so well designed!

  7. Love October Afternoon! Great cards and the zoo looks like lots of fun!

  8. Hi Linda
    Both your cards are lovely - I am a huge fan of OA too ;) Your zoo pictures are fab - looks like EVERYONE had fun.
    Thanks for playing
    :) Kazan

  9. I'm looking for a shamrock border stamp and I thought you might be able to point me in the right direction. I'm going to do our High School 35th Reunion announcements and since we were the "Shamrocks", I want to accent with shamrocks. Any suggestions?

    I'll come back and check for your reply.

  10. How cute is your little guy! I am sure you had loads of fun with the grandkids!

    Love your take on Kazan's sketch. Such a gorgeous card. Love the mixture of the different pattens and texture.

    Thanks for playing along with us

  11. What a cute birdie and details!! Lovely card!

  12. Such wonderful cards, Linda. I love seeing your sweet grandson, too!

  13. the zoo looks like so much fun! and you know i loooove your projects. they are gorgeous.

  14. Love both your cards, Linda - but especially the second one. I'm partial to red, cream and black and all your patterns and layers coordinate and enhance each other so beautifully!

  15. Gorgeousness!!! LOVE them both, esp. the first one. The outing seems fun too. We need to do some!!!

  16. More gorgeous cards.I really like your color choices. and the detail. you have that touch! And your Grandson is just too cute!

  17. OA papers are such fun and you made two beauitful cards with them! Looks like a fun trip to the zoo. :-)