My card today covers TWO challenges this week! I couldn't resist using this weeks Mojo Monday sketch again...this one is a keeper! (if you missed yesterdays take on this weeks sketch you can find that card HERE) I was also able to kill two birds with one stone by using the sketch to make a Halloween card which is also this weeks challenge over at The Paper Players. Yeah!
This card has a lot going on but I am loving all the fun elements here! I started by masking my candy corn image so I could fit more in the jar. Stamping only once made it look like someone had already had their hands in the candy jar :) I added some Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie Enamel Shapes to the top of my little tag to mimic the colors of the candy corn in my jar and I stamped the spooky spider web from the Ghoulish Grunge set in the upper left corner of my square panel.
The spider web border was created using an old Martha Stewart punch. I am not a Martha fan and really try to stay away from her products but this punch was a must have. That awesome spider is from Tim Holtz and is hanging from its web by some new Black Metallic Thread from Stampin' Up! .
Weekly challenges are a great way to jump start your mojo and get you to step outside your comfort zone! I try to play along with several challenges each week and the links to some of my favorites are in the sidebar of this blog. I would love to have you play along too!
I am hoping to have time tonight to play along with this weeks Freshly Made Sketches sketch but we have a showing early tomorrow morning and I need to make sure my house is in order and all my stamps, inks and papers are put away! UGH!
When I first saw this weeks Mojo Monday sketch I immediately thought of my Merry Mice stamp set. The alliteration of all M's in the title was just an added bonus! I love these cute little mice as long as they stay on the paper and I don't have to deal with the real thing, lol! Here is my card for this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge:
And here is the sketch that inspired my card:
A complete list of the supplies used is below. Remember, you can purchase any of the items I used by just clicking on the picture in the supply list. Easy, Peasy! That's all for today and thanks for stoppin' by!
Wow, what a weekend! It took me a full day to recover, lol! We had a blast at my WCMD event this past Saturday but I was wiped out from lack of sleep leading up to the event and running around the day of. On Saturday, I shared 3 of the 5 cards we made that day. Today I thought I would share the last two plus some pics from the actual event.
Since we are finally in October, which means full speed ahead on Halloween, I used Halloween as our theme for the day. We started out with a Halloween Candy Buffet to keep everyone on a sugar high all day with plenty of energy to get all 20 of their Cards plus Make & Takes done!
The cute little Bat place cards were made with my Silhouette. They were quick and easy and I even used the sketch pen feature to spell out the name of each dish plus the black edge around the label. After sketching, I changed the pen to a blade and let the machine do its thing and cut out the label. (have I mentioned how much I LOVE my Silhouette?)
I had 10 wonderful women spend the day stamping, laughing, socializing, eating and grumbling about the amount of die cutting I made them do, lol! (in their defense, there were a lot of little pieces to poke out!) We were all a little tired and punch drunk by the end of the day but I think a good time was had by all! But, the best part is they all went home with 20 completed cards and matching envelopes ready to be mailed to some lucky recipients. Here are the last two cards we made on Saturday:
Jar of Haunts & Ghoulish Grunge Halloween Card
Santa's Sleigh in Sugarplum and Silver Foil
I love the Thinlits Sleigh Die...so detailed and elegant and I love the combination of the Sugarplum and Silver Foil together. In addition to 5 cards I also had 2 Make & Take Projects...one in the morning and one in the afternoon that they could work on between their card projects. Both Make & Take projects were treat packages...one for Halloween and one for Christmas.
Halloween Treat Bag
Gift Box Cocoa Pod
How did you celebrate World Cardmaking Day? That's all for today, thanks for stoppin' by!
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Our theme this month is ideas and inspiration from the new Holiday Catalog and I just know my fellow Blogging Friends have some beautiful projects to share today. Please be sure to work your way through the entire Hop and leave them some "Comment Love" along the way! Okay, enough chatting, lets get on with some Fall and Holiday inspiration!
By the time most of you are up and enjoying your first cup of coffee on this beautiful Fall Saturday, I will be running around like a crazy person getting ready for my 1st Annual World Card Making Day Event! I have a full day of Card Making, Make & Takes, New Product Demonstrations, and Product Give-a-Ways! For today's Blogging Friends Blog Hop I thought I would share a few of the cards and treats we will be making today.
the highlight of my WCMD event is a Stamp-a-Stack featuring one Halloween, one Fall and three Christmas themed cards (x 4 of each) for a total of 20 cards. I also have three Make & Takes planned throughout the day as well as lots of card and projects samples, several chances to win some awesome Stampin' Up! prizes and lunch too! Today I am sharing 3 of the 5 Stamp-a-Stack cards my WCMD guests will be making!
Rich Razzleberry Fall Tree in Copper
Detailed Santa Thinlits Die in Cherry Cobbler
Shameless CASE from Dawn Griffith
Please stop in again tomorrow when I will be sharing some photos of the actual event! Thanks for stoppin' by today and please continue on the Hop by clicking on the picture below or on any one of the links to my fellow Blogging Friends! Have a great weekend!