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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Never too early for Halloween

Hello everyone,

I can not believe it's been two weeks since I last stop by this here blog and visited with all of you.

I really don't have any excuse why I've been gone - just getting lackadaisical in my old age I guess. But then who can blame me - the weather is nice and cool - the leaves are starting to turn and Autumn will soon be here. I love this time of year and I have certainly been enjoying it's inviting reprieve from the scorching heat we had this summer.

I am also a little preoccupied with the class I sign up to take at our local collage. It's an Adobe Photoshop Elements Basic course. My self and one older gentleman are the only seniors in a class full of young mothers - who want to learn Photoshop Elements to enhance their scrapbooking. And those young minds are grasping this stuff a whole lot easier than I am -so I have to work hard on it here at home. Keep practicing and maybe I'll get it down pat.

I wanted to share with you some spooky Halloween ATC's. The Swap for September over at The Altered Paper blog was Halloween - which is sooooooo much fun to create for.

This is the ATC I received from my partner April Cole. Isn't it just the cutest thing. Thank you so much for being such a great partner . -I love my card. Check out April's blog here.

All the items that Mr. Mailman brought from April. So cool. -I know she didn't know this but I am addicted to candy corn; for eating and for decorating. ( Another good reason I love this time of year.)

Here is the card that I made for April. I started with a kind of orangey marble background that was free a the Plush Possum Studio blog - overlayed a rather transparent cemetery scene over it. Added my text and then cut out this cute cat (the original was a flocked cut out that I bought for my first Halloween Party way back in 1960, which I scanned into my computer and shrunk him down to fit on the card.) I then added the little pumpkins and ghost.

So what do you think? I liked it - sure hope April liked it as well.

Here is the card I made to accompany my ATC on it's trip to April's house.

Had a howling good time creating this one.

Now I need to get back to work on my Photoshop Elements homework for the week.



Plush Possum Studio said...

Thanks so much for crediting our Studio's blog Pellie!
I like how you've chosen to frame out your cemetery piece in our orange marble. Love the finishing touches! Your color sense, as always, is really fine!
Love this place as ever!

Brian said...

That's some great stuff, and you're right, it's never to early for Halloween, especially the treat part!

Johanna said...

Hello Penny,
don't feel bad when you hadn't visit everybody. On the end real life is always more important than blogging. Genghis did a great job to substitute you on this blog. The swap cards are nice. And yours is so cute. I love how the tails curl up and also the one of the little mouse.
Wish you a lot of candycorn.
Best greetings, Johanna

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

Jealous...I am!!! I want to take that class so bad but the hours I work don't let me commit to anything like that! Oy, wish I could join you!
cheers, dana

The Altered Paper said...

I love looking at all the creativity! Good Work! Hugs,Tee