Saturday, October 30, 2010

Trick or Treat

Check out my friend Suzanne's blog. She's offering some great blog candy if you become a follower and leave a message. She has a lot of inspiration throughout her blog. Check it out and good luck. Happy Halloween.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Halloween Cards

I have never made a Halloween card before, but I made 2 today. They were quite fun. I am going to send them to my nephews with the treat containers that I made for them.

This first card I made following the challenge at Jitterbuggin'. The challenge this week was to follow the sketch, include a cricut cut, emboss something and include a pumpkin on the card. The spider and web were cut from the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge. I used 2 different Cuttlebug embossing folders to emboss the circle and the orange paper along the right side of the card. Here is the example to follow:

And here is the card I created:

The next card I am entering into the Paper Kutz Challenge this week. The challenge is to create a Halloween project - a card, layout, or other craft project using circles, starts, diamonds or crescents. The bat and the cat were also cut from the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge.

Thanks for looking.

Halloween Treat Contatiners

This week at The Paper Variety they hare having A Sweet Challenge. The challenge is to create a project to be used for treats - a container, tag, topper, etc. What a fun project.

I created a couple of container for my nephews filled with Halloween candy. I used my Tags, Bags, Boxes and Bows Cricut cartridge to cut the container and used Paper Doll Dress Up to cut the cat and bat I used as tags. I sure hope they like them.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

This is 4th challenge week at The Paper Variety, and Suzanne chose a scraplift challenge.

The design team members created an "anything goes" layout. The challenge is to choose one of these projects as your inspiration. I selected Tessa's page as my inspiration.

I really like the different elements that she used. Tessa painted the photo mat, but I thought mulberry paper... It's been a long time since I've used mulberry paper. I wet the edges and pulled them. Once the paper was dry, I secured it to my background paper and chalked around the edges. I also used many of the other elements that Tessa did including the 3 embellishments below the photo and an outline around the outside of the photo mat. I used floss, eyelets and brads for the outline and I cut some embellishments from the paper I used, A Boy's Universe from The Paper Studio. On Wednesday, I checked out the Bo Bunny blog and was inspired by several of the layouts posted that day. Janice Medina's layout really struck me. She had the words mischief and mayhem on her layout. When I saw that, I thought of the photo I used. I just had to incorporate that into this layout.

Thanks for looking.