Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Not So Scary Boooo / The Great Pumpkin Blog Hop #12 / CAS(e)#1 / My Challenge #43

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Hey y'all. Happy Humpday! I hope you're having a great week so far. It's not been the best week for me, what with my honey moving cross-country, but I'm getting through. It's a good thing I have this blog and have to create or I fear I would be sitting on the couch or worse yet huddled under the covers. I did get some good news today though, I've been offered a new job and I accepted it. I start back in a Federal Position on November 1st. Yea! I also got confirmation about a Vendor Fair this Saturday. It's my first one so I'm very excited. I'm really trying to be my normal happy self. I figure I'll just Fake it till I Make it. I just hope it doesn't take a year to "make" it. :)

You know what else makes me happy today? It's Wednesday and that means it's time for another edition of The Great Pumpkin Blog Hop! Woo-Hoo! Next week is the last week, but that means there's still time for you to play along. Terry over at Going' Over The Edge is our Hostess with the Most-est (Boy that sounds a lot better than it looks in print!) and she is drawing one name for a $50.00 SU Gift Certificate at the end of the Hop. How Fabulous is that? Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of my blog for the Hop. You can see all the entries from there and you can even enter you're own creation there as well. Don't forget to check back throughout the week to see all the wonderful entries.

I found a new Challenge site this week as I was going through my RSS, and I thought I'd give it a try. It's CAS(e) This Sketch and since C&S is so hard for me I figured I can never have enough inspiration in that Department. :) I hope you'll check them out when you get a chance.

Here's what I came up with-

Halloween Card featuring
Googly Ghouls Stamp Set & Owl Punch

Wow! This is so far from my normal, it's really hard for me to believe I did it. Not sure what I think, how 'bout you? It's not my favorite of the season, but I think it's growing on me. I started with a base of basic Black c/s and added a layer of Basic Gray which I adhered with Tombow. My border was created with the Large Scallop Edgelet. My sentiment was stamped in VersaMark and then Heat Embossed with Iridescent Ice for a subtle but shimmery look. This strip was then also adhered with Tombow. I've seen these cute little ghosts for years and finally got my Owl Builder Punch so I thought I'd make one too. Sometimes I'm soooo late to the party, you know what I mean? I punched him out of Whisper White c/s, added a little Dazzling Details to make him Shimmer, added some googly eyes and he was finished. I think he's kinda cute, and not at all scary. I used two Dimensionals to make him float above the sentiment border.

Here's the sketch I was working with-

 I think it's pretty close. I hope the ladies over at CTS think so too. Here's a closer look at my sweet, little, non-scary, friend-

I'm pretty happy with how he's floating above the "boooo" and all the shimmer. Hard to go wrong with that.

Here's the inside-

I stamped Boooo across the bottom in VersaMark and embossed it again with Iridescent Ice. The Happy Halloween is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and is stamped in Black Staz-On. I kept it pretty simple to go with the overall theme of the card. What do you think? Do we like it?

That's all I have for you today. I hope you liked it and I hope Terry and the team over at CTS liked it too. I love hearing from you, so if you liked today's card or have questions about it, I hope you'll leave me a message below. I read all of them and they really do make my day! If you'd like to +1 or Pin today's card, I've put those buttons on my blog for your convenience. Friends and Followers are always welcome too! :) Don't forget to scroll all the way down to the Blog Hop.

Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to stop by my little corner of the world. You are very appreciated! Till Next Time-

Remember- Life is often more about the storms than the peace they seek to destroy. It's not about Waiting for the storm to pass, but Learning to Dance in the rain.

Please also Remember that October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month-
Love Does Not Hurt! 

Be Safe,
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  1. This card is so totally cute. I love the ghost as it reminds me of the ghosts from Pac Man. The boo stamped tone on tone for the inside is super cool. Thanks for sharing such a fun Halloween card for all of us to see. Smiles, Elizabeth

  2. I love the glitz on the ghost! It's cute. And the embossing looks great too. Congrats on the new job AND the vendor fair. I hope it goes well for you. Thanks for adding your card to The Great Pumpkin Blog Hop! I hope you have a fabulous week.



  3. I think he is ADORABLE! I love all the shimmer :O)


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