Thursday, October 29, 2009

HOOT! / ESS Sketch #57

This is my last Halloween card for this year and I have had so much fun making them!  Again, I wanted to use this this cute Hero Arts Owl-Oween set, but this time I was itching to use this CUTE owl dress like a mighty pirate! :)

After a week of withdrawel pangs, having missed last week ESS challenge, I was determine to play along with this week ESS Sketch #57! :) With this sketch, Tracy Clemente inspired us to work with a different way of layering the somewhat oval scallop accent shape.

This sketch also gave me another chance to use this fun Martha Stewart web border punch; I really do like this punch!

This simple card came together pretty quickly; adding that opaque black gem as his eye was a FUN touch :) ! And that sentiment makes me smile, what else will this CUTE little owl say? :)

Thanks for stopping by and hope your Halloween is a HOOT! :)

pirate owl- Hero Arts Owl-Oween set
"HOOT!" - Hero Arts Owl-Oween set
Martha Stewart web edge punch
DCWV texture paper, Reflection Halloween pattern paper
Momento Tuxedo Black ink

black opaque gem- Hero Arts

Monday, October 19, 2009

Cat's Pajamas Blog Hop - Gobble It Up!

For those of you who are coming from Joanne's blog, hope you are enjoying all the FUN creations inspired by the newly released Gobble It Up thanksgiving set and Babydoll alpha set from The Cat's Pajamas .

For those who may not know, we are having a TCP Blog Hop, and you are just in time!  As part of this hop, both of these newly released stamp sets, Gobble It Up thanksgiving set and Babydoll alpha set, will be given away to a very lucky winner. To qualify, you must post a comment on the blog of each person in the blog hop.  This very lucky winner will be announced on Friday, October 23rd on Alma's blog (Cat's Pajamas owner).

These new stamps are truly swanky and so much FUN to use! Every year we are blessed with hosting a thanksgiving dinner for the family.  I make invitation cards for those who are joining us and thanksgiving cards for those who are far but in our thoughts.  I also do a little something for each family who joined us for dinner to thank them for joining us.  My husband outdoes himself in the kitchen, cooking the turkey and while I take care of the trimmings!  We have a lot of FUN doing it!


When I got this new Gobble It Up thanksgiving set, my eyes hone in on Poochie and that image of  a delicious cooked turkey on a serving tray - and immediately I knew I had to use these images for this year invites! 

This makes such an appropriate invite - the hubby looks as proud as Poochie does after he takes his turkey out of the oven :) !!!

All stamps are from The Cat's Pajamas newly released Gobble It Up set
Martha Stewart leaf punch

Martha Stewart edge punch
DCWV Mi Casa Stack, DCWV Indian Summer Fall Stack, DCWV texture paper
M's ribbon


When I saw this Babydoll alpha set, my first thought was what a useful size this 3/4'' font set made.  I really like the bold and whimsical look as well.  I combined this font with Sprinkle in her turkey outfit - now how FUN is that?

(side view)

And what nicer way to give "THANKS" to our guest for joining us than with a thoughtful gift box-bag full of pumpkin spice cookies?

"TH*NKS" - The Cat's Pajamas newly released Babydoll font set

Sprinkle in her Turkey outfit - The Cat's Pajamas newly released Gobble It Up set
box-bag - cut file cut using my Cricut and Cricut Design Studio
Martha leaf punch
Fiskar edge punch

DCWV The Fall Glitter Stack, DCWV Indian Summer Fall Stack, DCWV texture paper
M's ribbon
M's twine
button buttons - TCP Hocus Pocus Buttons

Hope you enjoyed these gobble gobble creations!  Now head on over to Susan's blog for some more swanky FUN! :)

Friday, October 16, 2009

ESS Sketch #55 / IO Challenge

I have been running a bit behind all week, no suprise that I'm so late posting this card for last week Sketchy Thursday ESS Sketch #55, definetely playing catch up!  I also wanted to participate in the bi-weekly Impression Obsession's stamp challenge where they are currently having  A Winter Card Challenge.

This is my take on these two challenges:

I started off using this ESS sketch that Tracy Clemente brought us; where she gave us a lot of room for layering and using edge of some sort.  I decided to turn the sketch on its side to give me more room for the image I had in mind to use.  Somehow that strip on the side spelled out ribbon in my mind so I new i had to use a strip of ribbon.  For the edge, I ended up using this EK big scallop edge punch - I really like the way it looks.  Like many of Tracy's sketches, it was so easy to work with and adapt.

Don't those xmas stockings look AMAZING? So full of details and so much FUN to color!  This  Ice Skate Stockings image is from Impression Obscession and inking this was a joy! :)  I bought a few more IO stamps just in time for the holidays and I am hoping to get a chance to ink them as well  

I know the challenge called for a winter card, and I thought this ice skates image fit nicely!  I had to cut off the bow on top because I wanted to add the twine and matching button.  The pattern paper is from a Provo Craft Holiday Slab V that I picked up a few years ago and I really like how they coordinate.  I colored the blades metallic gold and added a few golden brad to match.  I also added a piece of kraft paper embossed with my cuttlebug wood grain folder to add a bit of texture. 

I have to tell you, I had a FUN time making this card even if I did take my time putting it together.  It definetely put me a holiday mood!  One more xmas card done...and many to go! :)
Thanks for stopping by! :)

ice skates - Impression Obscession Ice Skate Stockings F2354
EK big scallop edge punch
DCWV texture paper, Provo Craft Holiday Slab V
Cuttlebug wood grain embossing folder
Momento Tuxedo Black ink
Uniball metallic gold pen
J's small golden brads
J's ribbon
J's twine
Fashion Scene button

Monday, October 12, 2009

TCP Challenge TCPTUES79

I got a little late start on this week TCP Tuesday Challenge, hosted by Leigh; I got this card done a piece at a time :) ... but when it finally came together, I was glad I got a chance to ink this oh so cute "COOL friends" image from the Cat's Pajamas Deck the Hall swanky set.

This is my take on this challenge:

For this week's TCP Tuesday Challenge, we were ask to use this great sketch brought to us by Leigh - really like the layout with the circle accent and the chance to do some very FUN layering! :)

I have done a few xmas cards so far but I have a long way to go still.  I really like the color combination in the DCWV Christmas stack pattern paper; a little different from the traditional xmas colors.  I added pink color stickles to the flakes on the pattern paper to tie in the pink a bit more.  I got to use the my new Martha Stewart flake punch, really like the dainty look of this snowflake. And that sentiment does make me smile! :)

Thanks for stoppin by, have a good one! :)

polar bear and penguin - The Cat's Pajamas 
Deck the Hall S-8547
"Cold Nose, Warm Heart - The Cat's Pajamas Deck the Hall S-8547
Ranger Stickles Cotton Candy
DCWV Christmas Stack 2008, DCWV pattern paper

Versafine Onyx Black ink

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Boo! / ESS Sketch #54

I still need to make few more Halloween cards before I move on to the rest of the holiday season.  Actually, I've already had to start my xmas list!  But I am going to try to be in denial for a little while longer!

This is my take on a few challenges I decided to play along with:

I didn't want to miss playing along with this week ESS Sketch #54, where Tracy Clemente brings us a cute simple sketch with cleans lines and ribbon/bow of some kind as the accent.  I sometimes can be a bit too literal so I decided I was going to think outside the box and somehow ended up thinking that a small bat cut using my Cricut was a nice leap.  And yes, Tinla I so agree - this sketch also includes a great spot to use a FUN edge punch!

I also wanted to join this week Simon Says Challenge where the challenge for this week is Halloween!!! Boo!!! - did I mention I can be too literal sometimes?  :)  But I could not resist the  perfect opportunity to use this cute Hero Arts Owl-Oween set that I have been holding on to for about a year now and have not seen ink! I used the fun Martha Stewart goo edge punch and a button to top off the bat, reminded me of the eyes on the pattern paper.  I also used my Cricut Child's Year cartridge to cut the fancy border that I use to accent the scary little ghost!

This card came together pretty quickly; and although a bit literal, I did enjoy making it!

Thanks for stopping by and have a good one!

ghost - Hero Arts Owl-Oween set
"BOO!" - Hero Arts Owl-Oween set
spider - Hero Arts
Owl-Oween set
fancy frame - cut at 3 1/8'' and 3'' using Cricut A Child's Play Cartridge
bat - cut at 3/4'' using Cricut Paper Dolls Cartridge
Marth Stewart goo edge punch

DCWV texture paper, DCWV Fall Stack dotted pattern paper, Reflection Halloween pattern paper
J's ribbon

Momento Tuxedo Black ink
buttons -
TCP Hocus Pocus Buttons

Monday, October 5, 2009

October Month Scrapbook Calendar Page

This weekend I was able to work on my scrapbook page for the month of October created for my 2009 S.E.I. Calendar.   The pattern paper is a bit more busy than I am use to working with but I ended up really liking the dimension it gives to this predesign layout.

These are my nieces celebrating last year's Halloween; one of them was a cute little witch, the other was a "16th century princess" - her idea and no one is quite sure where that idea came from! :)  I cut the witch hat using my Cricut and added some purple glass glitter from Cat's Pajamas Hocus Pocus Glitzy.  I topped it with an orange button and a black gem.  I also cut the spider using my Cricut and added a purple button with an orange gem.  I added those Martha Stewart FUN spider web corners to the picture; and those Martha Stewart spooky owls were the perfect size to add to the spooky tree I cut using my Cricut. 

Halloween is so much FUN; we really enjoy all the trappings :).  The girls always look forward to dressing up; and I'm looking forward to what they come up with this year! :)

fence- cut using Cricut Paper Dolls Cartridge
ghost- cut using Cricut Paper Dolls Cartridge
witch hat - cut using Cricut Paper Dolls Cartridge
tree - cut using Cricut Paper Dolls Cartridge
"Happy Halloween"- cut using Cricut Lyrical Lyrics Cartridge
spider- cut using Cricut Lyrical Lyrics Cartridge
Martha Stewart web corners
Martha Stewart spooky owls
orange and purple buttons - TCP Hocus Pocus Buttons
purple glass glitter -
Hocus Pocus Glitzy

Darice black and orange gem

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