Friday, November 29, 2013

A Time for Remembering

Thanksgiving, Chanukah, and Christmas were always occasions for my family to get together to enjoy each others' company and enjoy a good meal. There was always a feeling of peace, contentment, and love that pervaded these holidays.

Now my father and mother-in-law are gone, but their memories live on within our hearts. We still get together to enjoy our family's holiday traditions, though of course, we note the missing places at the dinner table.

Hence, this project.

SCACD's Zen Sugar Skull, one of two sugar skulls and sentiment included in the Skellies in the Closet collection, was stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto Neenah cardstock and colored with Copic markers. The little lantern, part of the Zen Sugar Skull, was stamped in the eye sockets with the assistance of a Stamp-a-ma-jig stamp positioner. Some Gelly Roll Stardust Pure Glitter pen was added here and there to add some glittery bits. The Zen Sugar Skull was fussy cut and edges with a black pen to get rid of those unsightly white edges.

The Key Corner die, one of two dies in SCACD's Fancy Flower and Key Corner die set, was used to cut black cardstock. I cut a 4" x 4" piece of patterned paper from the very old and hoarded Kioshi 6x6 pad by Basic Grey, edged it with Black Soot Distress ink, then added to the four corners. The Zen Sugar Skull was then adhered atop this piece.

The sentiment, which is included Skellies in the Closet collection was stamped and colored with Copic markers, then laid atop the Tessatina Border die cut by Memory Box.

By the way, you should go check out the sales at SCACD!  There are some fabulous bargains and I know you love bargains!

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes!
Songbird Challenge #28: Die Another Day
Use It Tuesdays #68: Anything Goes
365 Days - Day 329: Die Cut Dynamo


  1. What a cool card thanks for sharing with use it tuesday this week Rachel DT

  2. Fabulous skull Kathi, love it !!!! :) Have a nice Sunday, Coco xx

  3. You must quit being an enabler! I have enough stuff. I have enough stuff. I have enough stuff. Maybe, if I say it enough, I will actually believe it. (Probably not.)
    Anyway, love your fun skull card! It is so pretty, which is odd to say about a skull. But I love your DP, color palette, coloring, and fab die cuts on this. :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  4. Spooky, but so very beautiful at the same time! Thank you for playing along at Use It Tuesday!