Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Spooky Shades of Gray / NAC #15 / My Challenge #42 / The Great Pumpkin Blog Hop # 11

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Hey y'all. Happy Humpday! I hope you're having a great week so far. Sorry I've been MIA the alst 2 days. I enjoyed my Monday off and yesterday was crazy hectic. I may try and post again today if time allows. Anywho, I hope you had a safe and restful long weekend and the good news is ... there's just 2 more days until the next one! I love short weeks!!!

Know what else I'm loving? The Great Pumpkin Blog Hop. Yep, it's week 11 already, just 2 more weeks to go. My blog-pal Terry over at Goin' Over The Edge is hosting this fun Hop. Make sure you read all the way to the end of today's post. All of the entries will be listed below my name and you can check them all out from there. Not only that, but you can even enter your creation from there too. Thanks Terry! :) Terry's even giving a $50.00 SU gift certificate to one of the entrants at the end of the 13 week hop. Come on and join in the fun with us.

Know what else I'm loving and I'm sad will be leaving us soon? My friends the Googly Ghouls. Today's card features them. I know you're surprised that I chose to use them, right? Lol. They're just sooo darn cute. Love 'em! Here's today's card-

Halloween Card featuring
Googly Ghouls, Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP and
Wicked Web E.F.
Can I just say, I love this card. It reminds me of an old Black & White film. I don't know how but my stoopid B.B. even made me happy with the picture. Some how it ended up giving the pics a soft, muted, feel almost like you're seeing it through some fog or something. YEA!!! :) I used my new web e.f. for the first time and embossed a piece of the Herringbone DSP from the Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP Collection. I then lightly sanded over the top to expose the white core of the paper and make it look like the white web was in front of the paper. My sweet little friends were stamped in Black Staz-On onto Naturals White c/s. This paper pick came about not as a intended design element, but because it's what I had out and I didn't feel like going back down to the studio to get something else. Love how that works out sometimes.Those images were then punched out with my 1 1/4 square punch and sponged with Wisteria Wonder. W.W. paired with Basic Gray is one of my new favorite combinations. These were adhered with Dimensionals to pieces of Basic Black c/s that I punched out with my Scalloped Square punch, and then Tombowed down to the DSP layer. A piece of our new striped ribbon threaded through our new ribbon slides and the front of my card was almost done. I debated using my googly eyes, they're just so much fun. In the end I simply used two for the sentiment. I simply couldn't not use them.

I used this sketch from Nacho Average Challenge's weekly challenge as my inspiration for today's layout-

I changed it up just a little. I hope the ladies don't mind. If you haven't checked the Nacho's site out yet, it's a must see. They are my new favorite challenge site and I haven't missed a challenge since they started. Make sure to swing by, just after you're finished here.

Here's the inside of today's card-

 I kept it simple here. Just the sentiment and the sweet little spider (how often do you hear that?) stamped in Black Staz-On and some W.W. sponging and my card was done. I think Tink is feeling a little neglected lately but I love how this card felt without all the bling. (how often do you hear that?)

That's all I have for you today. I hope you liked it and I hope my friends Terry and the DT over at NAC liked it too. Don't forget to check out the Blog Hop below. If you liked today's card or have questions I hope you'll leave me a message below. I love hearing from you and I read all of them. 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! :)

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 overwhelm. It's not about Waiting for the storms to pass, but Learning to Dance in the rain.

Be Safe,
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  1. What a fun card!! I may have to CASE this one!!

  2. I love it! It's very moody - in a good way. I like the feel of it. The web sanded on the dsp is brilliant. Thanks so much for adding your card to The Great Pumpkin Blog Hop! You ROCK!!!



  3. This card is totally cool! It does remind me of old film too and has an eerie vibe that is fabulous. Smiles, Elizabeth

  4. great job on the sketch. I really love the addition of the new black striped ribbon. I think it helps add some mystery to your spooky card.
    thank you for playing along with us @ NAC

  5. Enjoyed your card. Totally CASEable. Thanks for playing along with the Nachos.

  6. I love this, how fun. I don't do much Halloween but this is adorable.


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