Friday, June 18, 2010

Hello Halloween

Hey ya'll,
    I know its been over a week since my last post but I had a project to finish up for a lady at church & thankfully got that done-Whew! I also got to do some shopping the past week, mostly picked up some clearance items. Is it just me or does everyone feel the need to buy a few new papers every single time they hit the craft aisles? I really don't need the papers since I have at least 5 huge new paper books I barely even open but sometimes the singles entice me so I can't resist. Lately I have had a fascination with all colors of gingham -it goes with every thing and adds a little country flair which I like! So anyways in the store I found a few sheets of Halloween themed paper on the clearance aisle, also some Christmas -I know its only June but I hate trying to beat the deadlines because more often than not I - FAIL! I'd rather just make them now and store them until OWH asks for them. So far I haven't really been into doing the specific occasion cards -I usually prefer the anytime love or miss you type cards but I'm trying to branch out of my comfort zone besides I LOVE Halloween - second only to Christmas which I also LOVE.
    In the back of my mind was also this upcoming crop night and I had told some of the girls that I'd make KITS which I've never done before (ruh-roh) - me and my big ideas-lol-so since the paper was on sale I figured I'd give "HALLOWEEN" in June a try. So far ... what I have to show you is five cards I came up with. Incidentally, I think I am allergic to multiples of the exact same card so I'm not sure how I'm going to pull my kits together but I had fun creating these cards and a few of them even qualify me for this weeks challenges at OWH. The Frankenstein one would be for the bling challenge -don't worry that's OWH approved glitter paper -it does not flake! Two are based off of this weeks sketch challenge and two of them I even tried the pinwheel tutorial -the second pinwheel I modified a bit! Thanks for stopping by!


6 comments:

ML Design Works said...

Sweet! Great idea to make Halloween cards now! They are so fun! Beautiful cards! Lisa :-)

Paula said...

These are great Cheryl. I especially like how you chose a different paper for each background square on the ones you based on this week's sketch. I am 100% with you on the "start early" advice. I am planning a few "Christmas in July" days myself to get a jump start on OWH holiday cards.

Seongsook Duncan said...

Wow~ Very nice Halloween cards! You did a gret job! I agree with you, too. Thanks for inspiring.

Melanie Holzwarth said...

These are wonderful, Cheryl. Halloween is SO my favorite holiday (so I might just be biased). Great work!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Cheryl your cards are wonderful, I like them ALL! I enjoyed reading about your trip to the craft store and paper obsession, ah me too...

I find myself buying stamps that I don't even have time to use. Put that back! ;) My goal is to use the stuff not hoard it. As they say, one day at a time~

Yolanda said...

So fun! The spider card is my fave.