8.05.2009

Happy Owl-o-ween :)

Ok, so Jen is a total enabler. She sent me a link to a You-Tube video showing Martha's latest punches... as soon as I saw the web, I was hosed. So yesterday I went to THREE different Michaels stores in search... SCORE! And here's a bonus: I had 50% off coupons!!! Oh don't think I wouldn't have paid full price... I might have... I mean, I could only find one of the corner punches in stock anywhere! Yeah, I know... weird... plenty of the borders, but only one lonely corner punch... and it is all mine
{muhuwah ahh ahh ahh aaaaaaaaaahh}

Sooooooooo, guess I what I made last night... how's this for cuteness? I KNOW! Why else would I add the creepy little black spider confetti... had have just a teensie touch of that "uh, ewwww" ;)

I grabbed a chunk-o-cardstock out of my 'big scrap' scrap pile and started playing... I must say that I wish the two border webs were the same so that I could overlap them if needed when punching them out. I mean, I like the look of the subtle difference, but it kinda blows for when you need just one less web. But me still likey :)

I don't know if you can see it, but the two web corners and the mat are all one piece. I just had to get a little crafty with it since I did not have the correct size of cardstock with which to start. But if you go to the Aug. 3rd post on Chelsea's blog, she's done some measuring for us!!!

If I had this to do over, I would have switched out my sewing machine thread to black and stitched the swiss dot to the base i.l.o. staples... they are a little distracting. I also would have only done a couple of corners with the splatter stamp instead of all the borders. It's a little busy for me.

Stamps: Be Square, What a Hoot ("Owl"), Glitter Goblins ("oween"), So Splattered (retired), Holiday Cheer ("Happy")

Paper: White Ultrasmooth, basic black, & Lilly Anna cardstocks

Ink: Noir Palette

Other: Elizabeth Buttons & Blossoms, Black Scrapper's Floss, Prismacolors w/ mineral oil, Tombow gray marker, dotted swiss fabric, MM pink staples, MS web punches, misc. twill ribbon, spider confetti, Target thumbtack, black marker, foam tape


Good grief... I never think there is much on a card until I list the freakin' ingredients! And most of my "misc. ribbon" notes are because I have one on those huge Ribbon-eze thingies and I have no flippin' idea who made what :)

There it is... my creepy-cute pink Halloweenie card...

What do you think?

26 comments:

Patti J. said...

How fun! Those punches are so cool! They didn't have them at our Michael's yet, but Saturday is another Michael's day for me!!! One never knows what a week will bring! Your card is just all that, girl! Love it! And those spiders? Perfection!

Laurie said...

yeah! i get to be first to tell you this is amazing as usual! i love the new punch and i just love the pink owl! it IS so creepy-cute!!! :)

Chris said...

You crack me up - you are the layer queen! Nothing creepy here but super cute!!

~amy~ said...

Yipes...I'm a lovin' your creepy-cute pink Halloweenie card!!!

Rach said...

oh wow!!
I love this.. great colours and detail.. wonderful job. hugs rachxx

Seleise said...

love it!!! sooo clever with the mat. I never could have gotten that worked out!

Suzanne said...

Supreme!!! I want to come stamp with you!!

LadybugSue said...

LOOOOVE IT!!!! OMG it is too cute for words.

Debra Hensley said...

Love it Barb!! Love the layers and the texture and the color! YGG!! You are amazing!!

Jennifer Carter said...

This is so stinkin' cute!! Love how you used the web punch!! Glad you got your hands on that one!! I also love how you colored the owl. She looks good in pink!

Kim said...

That sentiment is brilliant! Love the pink owl too!

Julie said...

jus LOVE this card! Would NEVER have thought of using the Owl for a Haloween card. You are EVER so creative!

Stacy said...

Who knew pink could be so creepy? LOL Great card, love all the little details. Your color and texture choices are too cool!

Anna said...

I've been trying NOT to go to Michaels, and you go and post they got new punches! Darling card! Love how you did the floss, all creepy like! Fun, fun, Barb!

Danni said...

You are seriously the Halloween Queen! You really make such amazing creations!! Love this and that new punch is fun!

Julie said...

My word - you are a clever lady - I love anything to do with owls but would never have thought about using one for a halloween card!!
This card is fantastic - I just love it.
Take Care - Ju xx

Christina said...

Dude! This is fantastic! I LOVE the background!!!

Tiny Paper Pieces said...

Love it. I love the pink and black. Great job.

Sandy said...

I think this is sooo creative!!! Great colors, great textures, creepy spiders and a cute owl! Great!

fabricbutterfly said...

OMG, you crack me up, I love your card, and today I did see those new MS punches at M's and they did have a number of corner punches, I am holding tightly to my wallet, but I'm sure they will beat it out of me soooooon!!!! Have fun and the card is great.

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

I luv all the details, gorgeous!

enjoy *~*

Maria said...

Absolutely perfect. I love the fall holiday and of course pink is my favorite. You made these owls my new favorite stamp set. :o)

lisa808 said...

This is a great 'Owloween' card. I just love punches.

Rita said...

What a hoot!! This is so awesome! Love, love, love it...rita w

Sonia said...

Love how you did this card... AWESOME!!! Love the color combo too!!

**Sony**

Penny said...

lol, this is absolutely ADORABLE!