Oh, my favorite time of year is getting closer and closer! The holidays! Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day - all coming up faster and faster! I hope all of you are well. Everyone is fine. Precious, the Maine Coon, has been helping me make cards! LOL Cedar, the cat that is vision impaired, has developed a need to come into my scrap room at night and find something she wants. We find girly things around the house that came from my scrap room! It might be flowers or a piece of ribbon. It's been wonderful learning that even the female gender in the cat world is feminine, too! They are our little fur babies. We love them dearly.
DH is always carrying Cedar around the house. She is very thin with the thinnest, longest legs and tail! She only weighs about six pounds. One of her new things to do is leap into the air like a kangaroo! Yesterday, from a sitting position, she reached over three feet in height and over four feet in length. She forms her body like the letter "C" or like a half moon. Her body remains vertical during flight! LOL - It's hilarious. I would love to get a photo of her doing it, but I never know when she's going to go airborne! Precious weighs about 14 lbs. She's very big with shorter, thick legs. She's quite a bundle. When I hold her, she just fills my arms completely. LOL
OK, now for the goodies! Our new challenge at Hooked on Craft Challenges for the next two weeks is....**drumroll, please**...
This challenge will run from October 17 to October 29. There is so much you can do with a theme like this! Also, there is amazing inspiration from the Design Team! You could make a project, card, layout - go in whatever direction your mind decides. Just make sure that it is something spooky.
Here is my example for this challenge:
Isn't that Mummy Bear stamp just the cutest? I wanted his bandages to look old and dirty, so I tinted the brown. I also popped him up using pop dots. I love when I can create various elevations. The background is a modified Magnolia stamp. I created a circular spiderweb trimmed circle mat using one of my punches. The image has been colored using Distress Inks. I love lots of mats as you can see! I used an assortment of papers from my stash. I thought the bakers twine would also be fun. Karen has the gorgeous flowers and stick pin. I thought the pin could also be used as a spidery looking embellie. I know it's a butterfly, but when I look at it, I also see a spider! LOL The little orange flowers under the purple rose were white. I chose to color them orange with a Copic marker.
Here's a look at the inside:
I am so in love with this collection of bear stamps! This time, I chose to use the Bat Bear stamp. He's so cute! I cut the two images separately and applied the bat to the upper left. Both critters are on pop dots to elevate them.
I used an assortment of papers from my supplies as well as the spiderweb border and corner punches. I, then, went to my flowers to make the clusters. I'm trying to remember to make the interior clusters flatter so that the cards close more flatly. Here are links to all the flowers I used on this card:
Front of Card:
A. Large Purple Rose - http://www.hookedoncraft.com/flowers-and-leaves/mulberry-paper-roses/mulberry-paper-35mm-roses/35mm-premium-open-roses-purple-mix-mulberry-paper-roses-10-pack.html
B. Light Green Roses - http://www.hookedoncraft.com/flowers-and-leaves/mulberry-paper-roses/mulberry-paper-14mm-roses/14mm-light-green-mulberry-paper-roses-20-pack.html
C. Yellow Tiger Lilies - http://www.hookedoncraft.com/flowers-and-leaves/mulberry-paper-tiger-lily/yellow-mulberry-paper-tiger-lily-flowers-10-pack.html
D. Chrysanthemums - I colored mine orange using a Copic marker - http://www.hookedoncraft.com/flowers-and-leaves/mulberry-paper-chrysanthemum-aster-flowers/15mm-white-mulberry-paper-chrysanthemum-aster-flowers-20-pack.html
Interior of Card:
E. Water Lilies - I colored mine black using my Copic marker - http://www.hookedoncraft.com/flowers-and-leaves/mulberry-paper-water-lily/25mm-white-mulberry-paper-water-lily-flowers-10-pack.html
F. Purple Tiger Lily - http://www.hookedoncraft.com/flowers-and-leaves/mulberry-paper-tiger-lily/purple-mulberry-paper-tiger-lily-flowers-10-pack.html
G. Purple Orchid - http://www.hookedoncraft.com/flowers-and-leaves/mulberry-paper-orchids/purple-mulberry-paper-orchid-flowers-10-pack.html
That pretty much is it, folks! Thank you so much for stopping by! I so love your treasured visits. Please leave a comment if you like. They are so much fun to read and mean the world to me (as long as they are good ones, LOL).
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
1. Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central ends 10/31- Halloween
2. Sparkles Forum Challenges #22 - Halloween
3. Creatalicious Challenges #27 (ends 11/14) - Distress Your Edges
4. Through the Craftroom Door Challenges #12 (ends 10/31) - Halloween w/ orange
5. Craft Your Days Away #31 (ends 10/26) - Halloween
6. Crafty Calendar Challenges # (ends 11/4) - Spooky Birthday
7. 7 Kids Challenge Blog #32 (ends 10/25) - Happy Halloween