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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Halloween Peek-a-BOOOOOOO!



Hello! Happy Saturday! We had to cancel 11 soccer games today due to lots and lots of rain!
: ( Although I appreciated the break, it is going to be a logistical nightmare trying to reschedule all those games! I decided though that since I had a few hours of 'free time' (It wasn't really free-I should have been doing some much needed laundry and house cleaning! LOL) that I was going to stamp! I had no real plan other than stamping and playing with 'my' toys! First, I took out my Cuttlebug and nesties...I don't know what I am doing wrong, but I cannot seem to get a nice sharp cut with them. I have done tons of reading and am using the added tan pad. I have tried all different kinds of layers and have even tried substituting the C plate with 2 pieces of chip board! If I use the C plate I get lots of cracking and scary noises! The rectangles seem to work better than the scalloped rectangles or the circles, but still not smooth?! Any advice would be greatly appreciated! I wound up getting frustrated with those and moved on! I took out about 13 different sets and lots of fun paper and ribbons and embellishments...then I just sat and stared! There was NO creative juice flowing! I mean NONE!! I took out more stamps and some punches...still I just sat! I looked through my card sketch books and project pattern books...still nothing. I ate some (quite a lot, actually!) chocolate and even that didn't help! I started feeling pretty bummed because now in addition to having no creativity popping, no chocolate left and not one project to show I had created the world biggest mess! There is stuff everywhere! LOL I am a super messy crafter anyhow, but somehow this seemed extreme! So, I finally just started stamping and cutting and adhering and this is what came of it! Mildly cute, fun colors, but not a wow-y. wow, wow kind of project if you know what I mean! I guess some days you've got it and some days you just don't! LOL Today felt very much like a YOU DON'T day! : ) Think I am feeling a little blue cause hubby is headed out again tomorrow on another business trip. Found out recently that his travel schedule is going to be pretty heavy for quite a while. Sigh!

I used mostly odds and ends and scraps for this card, so I won't go into recipe details, but would be happy to answer any questions! : ) I used a lot of generic paper and stamps! I did use SU! Booglie Eyes for the sentiment! Coloring this cute little guy in gave me a twinge of excitement for Halloween! I love Halloween!

I hope that you are having a great weekend! : )

10 comments:

Lori said...

Booo-tiful job!

Miss Crystal said...

Such a great job! Too cute. Good luck with the rescheduling of the games.

Lori said...

Your peekaboo card is adorable! I'm sorry you're having such difficulty with your Nestabilities. I use mine in my Cuttlebug with this "sandwich": platform, white A plate, clear B plate, cardstock, die (cutting side down), clear C plate.

Catherine said...

Fang-tastic! Totally cute!

Mel M. M. M. said...

Super Adorable! How great that the vampire pops up like that and I love the haunted house in grey! :O)

kathleenh said...

Adorable! I love your peek-a-boo card!

Crissy said...

What a spooktacular card!

Maria said...

Wow, I love your card! The pull out tag is fabulous. . .very creative!! I can get pretty messy too. . .but, I've been very good lately with cleaning up. I try to do it at least once a day.

Maria

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Well, I really like it! I love the muted color of the haunted house, and I love the pop up feature! I use for cutting, from the bottom up, the A plate, the C plate, the die cutting side up, and then my broken, pathetic B plate half that I broke the first time I ran it through. Then, if I want to "emboss" with the tan mat, I leave the paper in the die, replace the C plate with my good B plate, put the tan mat on top of the cutting die with the paper still in it, I add the ugly broken B plate back on top of the tan mat, and then I add two pieces of chipboard (thin -- from the back of a paper pad). Now, this works for me, but I'm starting to think that all Cuttlebugs are NOT created equal. The cracking and ugly noise, unfortunately, are normal.

I'm looking at Lori's sandwich, and I'm thinking about trying the way she does it.

Tracy said...

BOOO back at YOU girl! Great job! These look like so much fun to make...tfs Hope you are doing well...hugs, T~