Friday, October 19, 2012

"Fall-o-ween Fun" Challenge #17 with Cardz TV!

Happy Friday my blog friends! 
Today starts a brand new challenge over at Cardz TV!

Cardz TV Stamps Design Team Ch#17:
"Fall-o-ween Fun"
Starts: Friday, October 19th 12:00 am EST
Ends: Thursday, October 25th, Noon EST
Details: Create a HALLOWEEN or FALL card, layout, or craft project.
Prize: 1 set of Cardz TV Stamps of the winner's choice
Winner (chosen by Announced: Friday, October 26th @ Cardz TV

I know by now everyone is probably Halloween'ed out by all the Halloween cards I have been making lately but today is a little bit different as I did not make a Halloween card! Instead I made a Halloween treat bag! Yep ya see, I have an adorable 5yr old niece that I had to move away from in December who would just love spending Halloween with her Aunt Jo and her cousin. So this year since we are unable to be there, I thought I would send her a little treat bag of goodies to let her know that she's still my favorite little pumpkin! This is my niece Alaina....

Isn't she the cutest? I know I'm biased but what can I say? She's beautiful!
So here is the treat bag that I created for her...
I purchased this treat bag from Wal-Mart a few weeks ago. I also got two more in red and green for upcoming Christmas projects of course! I used some decorative Halloween paper that I had in my stash to cut down to size and covered the front of this bag. I also used some black Bazzill paper for the bottom portion.  I used my Happy Hauntings cricut cartridge to make the spooky yet fun Halloween scene. The spooky tree was cut out at 5 1/2", the fence and crow at 4", the grass at 4 1/4" and the sneaky little mouse was cut at 4 1/2". He does look like he's up to no good huh? LOL ..
All of my images were made with Bazzill cardstock.

Here is a side view of the bag and a closer look at this mischievious mouse!

Here is a picture of the tag I created for the bag. The tag itself was a tag that I have had for awhile. It came in a box of about 25 that I picked up at Staples. I used some chalk to distress the look of it a bit.  The sentiments, "Oct.31", "All Hallows Eve" and "Happy Haunting" are from the new Mary's Cards TV Stamp set "Oct.31" Here is a picture of the stamp set. Just look at all these wonderful Halloween sentiments
To finish off the tag and treat bag, I added some orange ribbon and some black polka dot ribbon( to match the background paper on the front of the bag). The tag has the ribbon going through it at the top for a little decorative element and the treat bag "ribbon" handle is just perfect in size for little Alaina's hands. I sure hope this treat bag puts a smile on her face!
So have you started working on your Halloween decor or projects yet? Halloween is only twelve days away my friends! So if you would like to get some inspiration for your crafty projects this Holiday, stop on over at Cardz TV to see all the great projects my design team sisters have created. Remember, that you have some time if you want to create a project for this challenge and get your name in the drawing to win one of these amazing stamp sets by Mary! Just make sure you link up your creation by Thursday, October 25th by noon! If you also want to get your hands on some Cardz TV Stamps but do not want to wait to see if you have won, you can just go Here and purchase them.
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Friday, October 5, 2012

Cardz TV Challenge #16 "Buttons & Boo's"

Today is the beginning of a brand new challenge for

"Buttons & Boo's!"

Starts: Friday, Oct. 5th@ 12:00 am EST
Ends: Thurs, Oct. 11th @ Noon EST
Details: Create a card, layout or craft project for Halloween using Buttons
Prize: 1 set of Cardz TV Stamps of the winner's choice
Winner (chosen by Announced: Friday, Oct. 12th @ Cardz TV

I am so excited about this challenge because I got to use an action wobble on my card and we all know how fun action wobbles are! So here what I created...

My card is standard size 4 1/4 by 5 1/2. My solid cardstock is Bazzill and the cute ghost paper is from Colorbok. I thought this paper was just perfect for my card! I used my Martha Stewart "boo" punch to make the top border on my purple layer. The ghost was cut out at 3" from the Happy Hauntings cartridge. My sentiment is from Mary's Cardz TV Stamps from the new set "Oct. 31st".
I really LOVE Mary's stamps! She has the best quality stamps and always thinks of everything! This set in particular has to be one of my favorites. The sentiments are just perfect for Halloween and that cute bingo card.. ahhh...the endless possibilities!  I HEART Mary! Thank you Mary!!!!
For those of you who have been following my blog, you know that I have been trying to use something that I've had for ages in my stash of tools and supplies on my current projects. So for this card I used the MS Punch and some "fun fur" fibers that I've had for years. I added a bit of the purple fibers above my sentiment.  To finish off my card I added two purple buttons that have some twine going through them that I purchased at The Twinery.  Oh and I did mention in the beginning of my post that I used an action wobble right?? hehehe.. here is my cute ghost wobbling away!
So what are ya waiting for? Get your Halloween Mojo going and link up your creation by Thursday, October 11th by Noon to get yourself in the drawing for one of Mary's amazing stamp sets! I cannot wait to see what you create! To help with some inspiration, stop on by at Cardz TV and see what beautiful projects my design team sisters have created!
Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful weekend!