Sunday, October 24, 2010

Have a Spooky Halloween! Template Challenge

Hello! Isn't this paper the cutest? I love how the skeleton is smiling and looks like he's having fun, just like my little witch image. I'm not big on doing templates; I don't do well with them. BUT, I thought I'd give this template from Lauren Meader a try. It's called "In a Pinch" and it's really not hard at all. Believe me, if I can do it, you can too!! When you download the template she gives you great directions on how to make the template. I'm going to fill it with fun Halloween candy and give it to my parents when they come to volunteer in my classroom tomorrow. How fun is THAT; that they help me out?!?!

Challenge: JUGS Challenge #56
Stamps: witch: Peddler's Pack; sentiment: Savvy Stamps
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper: skeleton dp: Toil&Trouble: Making Memories; white, purple: Stampin' UP
Extras: colored pencils; Lovely Lilac ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds: Stampin' UP

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Two posts in one day! It must be a full moon:)
Please scroll down to see my Crazy4Challenges post!

Here is my take on a monochromatic challenge from my friends over at Unity. You would have LAUGHED YOURSELF SILLY if you had seen the different "takes" this card had. One version had lots of ribbons. One version had a ton of googly eyes. YES, googly eyes. I'm not so sure that I even like this "take," but I feel good that it is finished. (To be brutally honest, I wasn't going to post it on my blog, but some of my friends over at Splitcoaststampers liked it:) You should check out the other girls' takes on this challenge! They are truly outstanding! You'll find them under Unity Challenges at Splitcoaststampers.

Challenge: Unity Addicts Challenge #23

Stamps: Sept. KOM: Unity; background stamp: Authentic Man: Unity
Paper: Lavender Lace: Stampin' UP; lime scrap
Ink: Lovely Lilac: Stampin' UP
Extras: Lovely Lilac ribbon and glitter: Stampin' UP, pop dots

Have a Spooky Halloween!

Happy Halloween! I was just out shopping and the mall was having trick-or-treating for little kids. They were so cute!!!! I saw one little ladybug that was so sweet, just like my little witch here. Speaking of kids, I have a small photo album of each costume my son wore. It's a fun way to remember those moments and we enjoy looking through it every year. If you have a little, or not so little, one what is he/she going to be for Halloween? Are you going to dress up? Whatever it is, have a little fun!:)

Challenge: Crazy4Challenges #60
Stamps: witch: Peddler's Pack; sentiment: Savvy Stamps
Paper: dp unknown; black: PtI
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento
Extras: Dazzling Diamonds: Stampin' UP; pop dots

Monday, October 11, 2010

Halloween and Fall

Hello!! I've had so much fun just CREATING this long weekend. It was a much needed break from the everyday. Even though I've not been creating, I have had the chance to view so many exciting cards, ideas and projects from my Unity friends! I couldn't wait to share this Halloween card that I CASEd from Nora Anne at Robinson's Nest. I totally love her work and was excited to bring a creation inspired by her to life!

My next card was inspired by two unity challenges. The first was the Unity Addict's Challenge to use stamps from three different Unity sets together. I have to say it was a challenge for me. I LOVE how Unity stamp sets all match with each other, but three stamp sets challenged me. Of course, I really enjoy a good challenge! (I can hear certain friends of mine really laughing right now!) I am also entering this in the World Card Making Day Challenge to paper piece. I have fun paper piecing, so it is fitting that this is the first WCMD challenge that I am entering. I plan to do more!!

I made the last card just for fun!! I love this dp and the stamp set and needed to give it some stamp time. It is Mish-inspired to mix and match my dp.

I hope you've enjoyed these cards as much as I've enjoyed creating them. I've saved some to share with you later! Have a great day!!

Card #1
amp Sets: Sept 10 KOM: Unity; Bitty Boos: Stampin' UP
Paper: black: Papertrey Ink, orange dp: from my stash, unknown

Inks: Tuxedo Black: Memento; Frost White: Colorbox
Extras: ribbon tape, organza ribbon, pop dots

Card #2
Challenges: Unity Addict's Challenge 21, Unity Stamp Company World Card Making Day Challenge #01
Stamp Sets: May10 KOM, July10 KOM, A Moment in Time: Unity
Paper: from my stash, unknown

Ink: Rich Cocoa: Memento
Extras: Dazzling Diamonds: Stampin' UP

Card #3
Stamp Set: Boo to you: P
apertrey Ink
Paper: dp: Hocus Pocus: Papertrey Ink; only orange: Stampin' UP
Ink: Tuxedo Black: Memento; Frost White: Colorbox
Extras: pop dots